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17 January 2011 @ 10:49 pm
The Harry Potter Re-read Challenge  

I got this idea from my lovely friend Christine who has been taking advantage of her extra time to read and watch each of the Harry Potter books and films. That made me think about how we're faced with another summer of 2007 this year, the release of the last Harry Potter film. I want to do something to commemorate.

If you're reading this, you're probably like me, and Harry Potter was your entire childhood and a siginificant part of her life. However, it's been years since I've read the entire series, and the details I used to know by heart and beginning to get lost between the midnight showing and wizard rock songs, not to mention my now far more consuming real life.

So, I propose a challenge in order to help you relive your childhood, the magic of Harry, and what it meant to you. There are three options:

01. Re-read each of the 7 Harry Potter books before the release of Deathly Hallows part II on July 15th, 2011.
02. Re-read each of the 7 Harry Potter books and watch each of the 7 Harry Potter movies before the release of Deathly Hallows part II on July 15th, 2011.
03. Re-read each of the 7 Harry Potter books and supplemental books and watch each of the 7 Harry Potter movies before the release of Deathly Hallows part II on July 15th, 2011.

I made up a schedule (below the cut) to help keep you on track. Obviously, I don't expect you to read according to the schedule, it's just to give you an idea of where you should be and when the discussion posts will open. The schedule is based on page counts and has you reading at the rate of approx 25 pages a day. It's coded as follows:
Challenge 01: follow the regular text
Challenge 02: follow the regular and bold text
Challenge 03: follow the regular, bold, and italic text

Every day a new read begins, I will open a discussion post. You can leave comments as you go or when you're done, or you can post entries in your own journals.

I am keeping all these posts public and comment accessible, so feel free to invite all your friends!

I am really excited about this, and I hope people will actually do it it with me!

Let's return to Harry's world! The Hogwarts Express is waiting!

january 21
Begin reading Sorcerer's Stone

february 2
Finish reading Sorcerer's Stone
Watch Sorcerer's Stone

february 3
Begin reading Chamber of Secrets

february 16
Finish reading Chamber of Secrets
Watch Chamber of Secrets

february 17
Begin reading Prisoner of Azkaban

march 6
Finish reading Prisoner of Azkaban
Watch Prisoner of Azkaban

march 7
Begin reading Goblet of Fire

april 6
Finish reading Goblet of Fire
Watch Goblet of Fire

april 7
Begin reading Order of the Phoenix

may 12
Finish reading Order of the Phoenix
Watch Order of the Phoenix

may 13
Read Quidditch Through the Ages

may 14
Begin reading Half-Blood Prince

june 10
Finish reading Half-Blood Prince
Watch Half-Blood Prince

june 11
Read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

june 12
Begin reading Deathly Hallows

july 12
Finish reading Deathly Hallows
Watch Deathly Hallows Part I

july 13
Read Tales of the Beedle and the Bard

july 14
Head to the midnight showing of Deathly Hallows part II!
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Victoria Bloom: [[HP]] - Until The Very Endvictorialupin on January 18th, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)
I will likely just read them all in the span of a few weeks (I'm such a marathon person) but this is super helpful for knowing when the discussions will be. :)

And the layout for this post is so pretty!
Chief Opposer of Filth: hp: 1 2 3talimeeka on January 18th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, I figure most people would read them faster considering we all used to read these at one book per day. But I know I don't have a lot of time to read during the semester, and I was thinking this way it could be something that nobody would have to stress over, or still have plenty of time to read other books, etc.

Thanks! I think I just really miss designing my LJ posts!