All posts tagged: read aloud

you just can’t stop at one

“Aug 13 Finished reading Harry Potter⚡️ ❤️ “ Like millions of people my age, Harry Potter is the story that defines my childhood. I have memories of my mom reading the first two books to us on the couch (that was before we knew how to pronounce Harry’s friend’s name, and we called her Her-me-OH-knee). Then, waiting anxiously every year for the new book’s release. Then, lining up for hours to see the midnight premieres of the films on the giant screen at the historic Uptown Theatre in Cleveland Park. We grew up with Harry and he grew up with us. Whenever I want to easily fall into a book, I see those magical volumes smiling at me from the shelf. And once I get started….well, I can’t just stop at one. Last May, I rode down to Charlottesville to visit college friends who were working there over the summer. My main goals for my first visit back since graduation were obviously food related: a Bodo’s Bagel and a Take It Away Sandwich. After that…I was pretty game for anything. Maybe we would go …