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Those of you who have been with me for a while know that I was late to the Harry Potter game.
So to recap...
While I'd watched the movies over the years, I only got around to reading the books last summer. I even had it in my head that the movies must be better than the books because they were THAT good.. How could anything top them?
For the other three people who don't know, I was wrong my friends... If you think the movies are good, the books are a trillion times better. I read all 7 books over the course of two months.
I couldn't put them down. I just COULD NOT PUT THEM DOWN.
I read every spare second I got. I summoned every last ounce of will power that I had to not sneak peeks at them during work hours. My day was spent thinking about when next I'd be able to re-escape back into the world of Hogwarts.
But this is the feeling you get from reading an incredible book with an equally incredible story. And while you will almost never find me without a book in my hands, it had been a long time since a story moved me that way.
I only saw the final movie four weeks ago, on the very last day it was playing. Because I just didn't want it to end.
But in truth, it never really ends, does it?
The stories that touch your heart stay with you forever. They become a part of you, and like the best kept of promises, re-enter your life from time to time... to bring a smile to your face... to remind you.
What books have you read recently (or in the past) that had a profound impact on you? Which ones did you have a hard time putting down?