My thanks go out to everyone who entered my HP contest – I loved reading about how you started enjoying the books (or why you haven’t). I also noticed a few new names in the comments – hopefully they won’t fade back into lurkdom ;o)

I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that everyone is just as interested in hearing why I started reading the books…

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before (it’s possible I did – I’m really tired and foggy right now) on the blog but Dobby lived with her worthless father until she was 11. Her dad isn’t a big reader – in fact, he hates to read and in the 20 years I’ve known him I have never seen him with a book. However, my side of the family is filled with avid readers so when she came to live with us in 2000 I hoped that Harry would help her to begin to enjoy reading. Unfortunately the reading didn’t take (old dog new tricks and all that) but I found a new series that I enjoyed reading and listening to very much ;o) At this time I own all the books in hardcover as well as CD form (which I have transformed into mp3 and playlists so I can listen to them on my Zen). As for a favorite, it’s hard to pick one out but if I absolutely had to it would be Half Blood Prince. Harry and crew are really coming into their own in this book and you get to find out a bit more about Tom Riddle which I find fascinating. However, the whole thing with Dumbledore is heartbreaking.

Okay enough about me – you guys are probably dying to know who won the contest…right? I entered the numbers that corresponded with the comments into my random number generator (in this case RR since I’m too tired and it’s way too late for me to try to find a website that does this – he hasn’t read the post yet so he’s still considered Switzerland in Bloglandia) and the number that popped out is…


Katy of Knitterpated!

Congrats to Katy! (email me your address…k?)

The excitement is just too much for me…I’m going to bed ;o)

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10 Responses to Thanks!

  • Marina says:

    Congratulations to Katy!

  • Carole says:


  • beverly says:

    Yay for Katy!!

  • Katy says:

    Woo-hoo! I never win anything! (Okay, I did just win some roving from PoMoGolightly…but that was the first thing, like, ever!)

  • Melissa says:

    Congrats to Katy! :)

  • --Deb says:

    Congratulations to Katy!

    (Darn, I never win anything any more….)

  • Alison says:

    Congrats to Katy!

    I’m a little late, but I actually started reading the books on a recommendation from a children’s librarian friend of mine around the time of the third one. I had been resistant to reading them because I’m sort of anti-anything-popular. I don’t really like most of the actors everyone else does, etc (though there are exceptions). Anyway, my friend said that I had to read them and I did and was completely hooked. I’m such a HP geek now that I own the first two in Latin and the first one in Ancient Greek. I’ve read all the books countless times and am just about done with the first one in Latin. Anyway, I think my favorite is Prisoner of Azkaban because Harry gets a godfather that actually cares about him. (My all-time favorite scene though is Malfoy the bouncing ferret from 4.)

    All right, a little longwinded, especially since I missed the contest, but thanks for the question!

  • Cynthia says:

    Yay, Katy!

  • Beth S. says:

    Oh wow! So it took you way longer to spin the yarn than to knit it… that’s practically unheard of!

    They’re so pretty. I may need that colorway.

  • Congrats Katy!

    Thanks for telling us your story – I was just thinking about how I could get the books loaded onto the Ipod my brother gave me…something else to look into this weekend.

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