So this morning I was tagged in a Facebook post about people waiting in line at the bookstore nearby as they opened the box and revealed the new Harry Potter and the Cursed Child books. I am one of the Harry Potter fans, one of those who bought the books as soon as they were sold, one who will never forget how I got the fourth book a day before it came out everywhere else. I didn’t do anything ilegal, I just went into a store that just had it out with the rest of the other books, I don’t think they knew they were a day ahead, but I didn’t say anything.

I could have been one of the people who went to buy the book first thing this morning, but I was tired, it was raining, and I wasn’t in such a hurry, I had to get my 8 hours of sleep, the doctor said so. I could also wait a few days, but I wasn’t reading anything right now and there was an easier and faster way to get it without even leaving house: Amazon!

I bought it on the Kindle app and started reading before 10 am. After I bought it and started reading, I didn’t put it down until I had to get ready to go out to lunch. I just wanted to keep reading because I just want to know what happens.

I feel like when I was reading the books as they came out in school, except this time I’m not the same age as the characters were when I read them, I’m still excited about the story and what will happen next. I hadn’t felt like my reading skills were as good as they were before the accident, because they really aren’t, I’ve been tested, until now. I can read this pretty fast and my mind hasn’t wandered of to random thoughts; I have been able to concentrate.

There is something about this series that just keeps me tied to the story. The Hunger Games series, which was the first one I read after the accident, got my attention, but not like this. I don’t know if it has anything to do with already being familiar with the story and the characters from reading all the other books and seeing the movies, but I feel happy and excited to keep reading and to see what happens. It’s great to know that I can still read kind of like I used to, which is another reason I’m really excited to read this book, to test how well I can remember and pay attention. So far I think it’s going pretty well.

‘Harry Potter’ is back — and so is the bookstore hoopla we haven’t seen since 2007





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