Harry Potter & the Sorcerer Stone *re-read*

Traveling to Universal Studios last month has inspired me to read the Harry Potter books again. In fact, I finished Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone before I flew out to Florida. I’m currently on the Chamber of Secrets as of this moment, but I hope to have all seven books read by the end of 2019. Briefly, I wanted to share my initial thoughts of little moments in the book I completely forgot about:

  • Ron Weasley is a much smarter character than the movies demonstrate. He was one of the first characters to give Harry inside knowledge into magic on the Hogwarts Express. The movie “dumbs” him down a bit.
  • Wands at their core are made of unicorn hair, phoenix tail feathers and heartstrings of dragons. I don’t know why I forgot this, but I did.
  • Harry named Hedwig after a name he read in “A History of Magic”.
  • There are 142 staircases in Hogwarts
  • Professor Binns who teaches History of Magic is actually a ghost who died after sleepin gwhile his house caught on fire.
  • There’s a paragraph in the first book where several students claimed Professor Quirrell’s turban smelled funny. Foreshadowing much?
  • There are 700 fouls in Quidditch
  • Seekers are the Quidditch players with the worst injuries
  • Nicolas Flamel is 665 years old
  • The movie skipped Snape’s potion challenge that Hermione helps Harry with.

Otherwise, I felt the Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone movie followed the book pretty closely. I didn’t feel much was cut out that was major. I’m glad I’m reading the books again because as you can tell in my list, there’s a lot I forgot about the Harry Potter world. I’m about a fourth of the way through the Chamber of Secrets and when I finish that book, I’ll post my recap on here too.

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Enjoying the butterbeer 

4 thoughts on “Harry Potter & the Sorcerer Stone *re-read*

  1. It’s been years since I read the books and I remember very little. One thing I do remember is in The Goblet of Fire there were some creatures in the maze at the third task and Harry encounters a sphinx that will let him pass if he solves a riddle.


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