Did you know that Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone was written right here in Edinburgh? ⚡️J.K. Rowling was living here as she began writing the first Harry Potter novel. Edinburgh Castle looks an awful lot like Hogwarts Castle, a Tom Riddle is buried in the cemetery, and personally, I think this street looks like Diagon Alley 🧙🏻♂️🔮 This book series meant a lot to me growing up and it is so cool getting to see parts of it IRL. I was really shy and introverted as a kid (can anyone even believe that now?!?) and these books let me explore a whole new world. I can remember my aunt driving me to a Barnes & Noble about an hour away from our family vacation spot just to get the newest Harry Potter book at midnight! 📚
My favorite character was/still is Hermione. HP was one of the first book series I had read where a main female character wasn’t chasing boys or worrying about an outfit. She was the smart & rational one who saved the day with logic, and she chose to do what she believed was right instead of what was “cool.” I think I saw a lot of myself in her, and it was really special to see someone with my interests and personality playing such a pivotal part in these books.
Do you have any special connection to a book or series?
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