Am I the only insane Harry Potter nerd around the vintage blogging world, or do I have companions that I don't know about yet?
My obsession began when I was in high school and the first three Harry Potter books had been banned from the middle school library and transferred to the high school library. For all of you book banning fans out there: there is no better way to make a person (child, teen or adult) want to read a book than to ban it.
At the time they appeared in the high school library, I was a library assistant, and of course I wanted to know what all of the fuss was about. What I discovered was an amazing story of a boy with a difficult childhood finding that it was okay to be unique in the world and even sacrifice yourself for others. The setting (a school of magic) was second to the story line. It just made things more interesting.
Perhaps one of the most exciting parts of the early books was the great Wizarding game, Quidditch. Well, today I discovered that we muggles (non-magic people) have reinvented the sport so that we may play it (we can't, after all, fly on broomsticks). Looks like it would be great sport to watch. So, next year, I want to attend the 2011 Quidditch World Cup! You can read all about this year's World Cup here.