Thursday, June 15, 2017

Book Beginning and Friday 56: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling // Friday 50/50-Favorite/Least Favorite Book in the First Half of the Year

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

Please join us over at RoseCityReader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

So, I have been not really in the mood to read any of the unread books I have on my shelf, or the books I am "currently" reading, so I decided to re-read Harry Potter for the, I'm not sure how many times I've read it. But it always helps me get out of a slump. I'm starting with book one, Sorcerer's Stone (or Philosopher depending on where you live)

Book Beginning:
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. There were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they didn't hold with such nonsense.

My 56:
"Now, listen here, boy," he snarled, "I accept there's something strange about you, probably nothing a good beating wouldn't have cured -- and as for all this about your parents, well, they were weirdos, no denying it, and the world's better off without them in my opinion --asked for what they got, getting mixed up with these wizarding types -- just what I expected, always knew they'd come to a sticky end--"


50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  Every week they have a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts' blogs.
(Book cover links to my review)




  1. I like your quotes from HP, they bring back happy memories.

    I also like the look of your favourite so far this year.

    Enjoy your weekend - I'm reading The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert.

  2. The beginning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone always brings back memories. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Such a lovely beginning to an excellent series. My YA pick this week is from TBR mountain - Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce. Happy reading!

  4. Always a delight to see Harry Potter making the rounds. :-) Happy weekend!

  5. You can never go wrong with Harry Potter. I'm working at collecting all the audiobooks. Happy reading!

    -eli @ the (book) supplier
    My Friday 56

  6. Rereads are the best! Especially when you're just not feeling the new reads. I love this book so much. I remember the first time I read it and it completely blew me away.

  7. It just so happens my daughter is watching the first Harry Potter movie (again) right now. :-) She was in the mood for Harry too. I love the series and am looking forward to rereading the series with my daughter. Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a great weekend.

  8. There are so many great quotes to be used in Harry Potter books. And I want both of the books you featured too.

    My Friday 56 from The Nutting Girl

  9. You can never go wrong with HP! :)

  10. HP, I love seeing him so much <3

    Also thanks for linking up!