Thursday, April 08, 2010

Hooray for Harry!

Well, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (so nice to see it written with its proper title) came in today at #3 in Fuse #8's Top 100 Children's Novels poll. I had to give it a shout-out here because I was so delighted to see it!

With The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe coming in at #4 yesterday, I am 2 for 2 on my top four predictions, though now a bit out of order. My American/British pattern didn't pan out, but that's okay. It will be fun to see both A Wrinkle in Time and Charlotte's Web in the top two spots (she says with supreme confidence...while she keeps her fingers crossed)!

It's also fun to read people's comments about Harry Potter. Everyone seems nostalgic to remember where they were when they read the first one. When you first fell for Harry, where were you?

4 comments:

Erin said...

Yay to Harry and Narnia both! And to you, for your great predictions! I received the first HP book for my 18th birthday. I remember I didn't read it right away; I might've waited till March or so. I didn't really expect to be that blown away; I just figured it would be a nice book that I'd read and then mostly forget about. But once Hagrid showed up I was hooked...

Beth said...

Ah, Hagrid, the gentle giant. I think that's when the story took a great leap forward for me too!

My Boaz's Ruth said...

I don't remember where I was when I first read Harry.

Beth said...

Well, I was in a car -- my husband and I decided to read the first one on a holiday trip. I remember tripping over the name Hermione (not up on my Shakespeare!) which made me chuckle later on in the series when Viktor Krum couldn't pronounce her name right either. I always felt real fondness for Viktor because of that affinity! :-)