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The Obsession Begins…

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 | Author: Kim

I remember when I first read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. My friend Stefanie, who I have learned never to doubt, suggested I read the series. I flatly turned her down, claiming I am an adult and refuse to read a child’s book.  I was nearly 22 years old, in college and too old for children’s stories and geekery. Stefanie begged and pleaded, promising that I would love the books.

“I’ll loan you my copy so you don’t even have to buy it or make a trip to the library,” she said.

“Ugh, fine!” I groaned, clearly not interested but willing to appease my friend.

And that is when the obsession started. Not even past chapter one, I knew that I would never be the same.  I couldn’t put the book down.  It wasn’t more than a day before I was back at work, begging Stefanie to lend me Chamber of Secrets. The Harry Potter series was like a drug to me. I couldn’t stop reading until I was finished. Until I soaked up every word.  Until I analyzed every sentence and came up with tons of theories.

Lucky for me, the sixth book had just been released when I began my journey through Hogwarts and the world of Harry Potter. I didn’t have to wait long to find out what happened after Lord Voldemort returned.  And I didn’t have to wait to find out if Harry would ever be reunited with Sirius Black.  It was a shock to me when I finally had to wait for the Deathly Hallows to be released. It was almost like slow torture. How could I wait? This was unfair. I was obsessed and now, my obsession would have to wait.  Something that I was not used to.

I’ve got to admit, the wait was well worth it. I attended a midnight release party and grabbed my copy of Deathly Hallows as soon as I could. I read well into the middle of the night, stopping only when my exhausted eyes would no longer stay open. I took it to work and read it all day, ignoring customers that would come in. I was not the model of good customer service that day.

Even now, when the series is complete and there are no more new Harry Potter books to enjoy, I still feel the obsession in my bones. If I pick up a Harry Potter book, I cannot put it down until I have completed it.  I am passing the obsession on to my seven year old daughter, who has started collecting her own Harry Potter books. We have two sets sitting on top of the mantle. I’m working on converting my husband.

I remember the exact feeling I had when I read the Sorcerer’s Stone. Do you?


The Potter Pensieve #11 – PoA Chapters 5-8

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 | Author: Adam

This week we, Heather and Adam, jump right into some heavy ”magical creature” discussion in chapters 5 through 8 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! What are the origins of the Grim? How does a Dementor support itself? What are the differences between Jo’s boggart and ones in other fiction? Also, we discuss the homeless Professor Lupin, divination out in the magical world, Dumble-saurus, and much, much more! Please send your “blogger” submissions to our email:



Welcome to The Potter Pensieve Website 2.0!

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 | Author: Adam

Hooray! The new website is here! You are now viewing The Potter Pensieve Podcast’s brand new domain and layout! Some new features of this website include an all-new (and very appealing) look, an easy-to-use contact form, and a blog! This blog will be updated regularly to cater to your Potter Pensieve needs! We are quickly building a collaborative team that will bring this all to you! Check out the blog for a variety of different articles that pertain to the podcast! Without further ado, let the awesomeness begin!

Many, many, many thanks to everybody who collaborated and came up with so many great ideas and contributions to this project! A huge thanks to Thio for his spectacular website design and creative innovations! And thank you listeners for making what Potter Pensieve is today! Without listeners, this brand new website wouldn’t be here!