"In the final months of the year – in the second lockdown and with Christmas approaching – secondhand book sales were dominated by JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books," reported The Guardian.
In celebration of National Letter Writing day, here are the top five life-changing letters that impacted the course of the Harry Potter series.
Harry Potter's very own Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in all eight iconic fantasy films, recently hosted his first live rewatch of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with fans on Instagram. Starting with a chipper serenade via ukulele to introduce what he plans to be a series of live rewatching experiences, he shared some laughs and some tears as he dove into (for the first time in just about two decades!) the film that launched his acting career and forged life-long friendships during his formative years.
Nineteen years ago today, the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone was brought to the big screen, branding the Wizarding World in our young hearts and ever evolving minds. Here we are, almost two decades older than when we began this journey with out favorite boy wizard, and we're just as amazed (or, more accurately, obsessed) as ever by his story. In commemoration of the day that brought Harry and his magical adventures into our lives for good, I thought I'd give a bit of a brief analysis (with some of my own personal Potter memories) about what makes Harry Potter so special?
Our favorite Ravenclaw, Luna Lovegood, believes herself to be a true Gryffindor in real life. The actress, Evanna Lynch, is an animal activist and she is currently fighting for owls that are being used as lab rats at John Hopkins University.