Over the weekend I read both "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" and "Prisoner of Azkaban". It's crazy, you think you know a book or a film and you go back and read them again, and there's so much more you pick up.
At the final ever Harry Potter premiere J.K. Rowling said whether you return by book or by page, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home. And it sounds silly, but I really did feel like that. It is a great comfort re-reading these stories that meant so much to me growing up, and still do. To familiarise myself once again with the great characters, and once again feel the thrills of Harry's adventures, such as discovering the true identity of Tom Riddle, not to mention those great Quidditch matches, was brilliant.
It was sad, though, reading the Prisoner of Azkaban, knowing all along that Sirius is innocent, Pettigrew was going to escape, and Sirius was going to die before his name got cleared. Nevertheless, it's been so long since I last read these books that it almost - almost - felt like it was the first time reading them.
Until next time!