{Today's Letters}

Sunday, January 05, 2014


Dear Timothy James, yesterday you took River on a 4.5 mile run, gave her a bath, and made her smell like fabric softener. This blessed me. Dear Argus App, you've provided more entertainment between friends in 5 days than Amanda Bynes twitter feed. Thanks for helping hold us accountable with food & exercise in the new year. Dear Harry Potter, until last night I had never read your books or seen any of your movies. Thanks to you I will be asking for Quidditch Balls, an Invisibility Cloak, and a Nimbus 2000 for my birthday this year. Dear Husband, (who always gets two letters), watching you with sick babes is almost as good as a clean pup, 18,283 steps, and movies that remind me the importance of bravery and friendship. #almost

Happy Sunday, brave ones! What Harry Pottery movie is your favorite? I've heard the 4th one is amazeballs.

28 comments:

Hannah J said...

Oh I can't decide! I read most of the books in Upper School. Chris my lovely husband came with me to a midnight release of the last book. We walked into town at like11pm and I think we got home about 1am. I desperately wanted to start reading but he said I had to sleep - I love him because sometimes he's really wise.

I think either the first or the second when Seamus stands up to Hermione, Harry and Ron could be my favourite. Think I need to read them again at some point. Need to finish Speak Love first.

Today he blessed me after I managed to break my phone. New to me/ second hand phone will be mine in the week. Just need to not feel like my hand got chopped off. Maybe it's a God intervention lol.

Tracy Minchew said...

I just finished reading all of the books! They are amazing! :) My favorite movie is probably... the 3rd one! :) But they are all really great. Love your letters!

Paulina McCabe said...

I started reading Harry Potter in the 4th grade. it wasn't until I was 21 when I saw the Half Blood Prince Pt2 in theaters. 11 years of on going Harry Potter nerdiness. The Order of the Phoenix and Half Blood Prince Pt2 are my favorites.

Page Martin said...

The fourth one is great! You should definitely read the books.

Page Martin said...

The fourth one is great! You should definitely read the books.

Daliene Hendon said...

I read books 1-3 my first year of teaching and then never finished. I refuse to watch any of the movies past 3 because I don't want to spoil it. I should probably check them out and read them this year...so many books, so little time.

Jessica Brazell said...

AH! Welcome to the Harry Potter world!!! My favorite book is the 6th one (you should definitely read them!) The Half-Blood Prince is my favorite because we actually get to look into the lives of the least-desirable people of the series: Snape and Voldemort. They are the "villains" of the series, but this book lets us see how they aren't just undesirable, they are people too. Or, in Voldemort's case, were once people. I like being able to see the redemptive occasions Voldemort had, but chose not to take. It reminds me of myself, and this world sometimes when God gives us chances to turn from our wickedness and turn to His righteousness. I see who we could be because of the enemy, but we have the choice to be right with Him. The seventh book talks more about Snape than the sixth one does. Because of that, the seventh book (in my opinion) is the second best. As far movies, nothing beats the final battle. Again, going a bit spiritual, I love seeing The Boy Who Lived defeat He Who Must Not Be Named. I love Jesus, and I love seeing a visual depiction of good defeating evil, as it always does :)

Emily Bishop said...

Order of the Phoenix or Half Blood Prince (number five and six) for the movie win, but Emily. You have to read the books. The movies can only take that whimsical world so far.

Emily Bishop said...

Order of the Phoenix and Half Blood Prince (numbers five and six) for the movie win, but Emily. You have to read the books. The movies can only take that whimsical world so far.
To the boy who lived!

Kristina said...

Just like you I saw the first movie before reading the books and I agree with everybody above: you have to read the books! :D They are so much better than the movies. Let your imagination run wild :)

As for the movies I think it has to be the last two because the last book is my favorite aswell.

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Favorite HP Book: #3 (Prisoner of Azkaban)
Favorite HP Movie: #6 (Half Blood Prince)

Enjoy them--they're great movies and books! Makes me want to pick up the books again and start reading from the beginning! :)

Stacey said...

The goblet of fire was my favorite movie, I have yet to read the books though..Think I might do Lord of the Rings first, then HP! Happy reading! :D

Melissa Plath said...

The best book was number six, The Half Blood Prince.

The best movie was the third, The Prisoner of Azkaban.

I will say, however, that my favorites change constantly. I love the series, and as all others have stated, you MUST read the books. They're ridiculously easy to tackle, because NO ONE can ever put them down!

Haley Reeves said...

I think my favorite is either #6: Half Blood Prince {because it's really funny and filled teenage relationship awkwardness} or #8: Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 {because it's quite emotional and dramatic}. If I hadn't lent them to a friend, I'd be watching them today during the blizzard here in central IL!

Hillienc said...

Loved #3
Read them all, saw all the movies. Big fan.
I'm in Ravenclaw, FYI. Duh.

Kayla said...

The Harry Potter films are playing all the time in my home. It's my favorite white noise, if only because I have them entirely memorized. :) They are absolutely magical!

My favorite book is the fourth one, but I really adore the third and eighth films.

Georgia Christakis said...

I'm a big fan of the 6th film, but the Lord of the Rings will always have my heart.

Leah Mancl said...

There's no way that I could choose a favorite Harry Potter film! My favorite book is the last one. It's bittersweet. The first book came out when I was 4 so it was kind of my childhood. I love them all!

Anonymous said...

I read the first HP book when I was 11 or 12. I am now 27 and still remember the feeling I got when I opened to the first page for the first time. I can't believe it's taken you this long to jump on the broomstick! (haha)Enjoy the adventure!

cal+claire said...

The 4th HP book is my favorite, but the 6th and 7 (part 1) movies are excellent

Anonymous said...

Read the books and liked the first the best. Love her imagination. But the movies never really "catched" me.
*Katharina

Katie Ziegler said...

number 4 for sure! although, the last two movies are pretty great as well!

but please tell me you are reading the books too..they don't even compare to the movies! they are so well written that they just transport you to Hogwarts!

glad you've jumped on the bandwagon!

Melanie Duke said...

OH Em.

I finished reading Sorcerer's Stone last week. Half way through Chamber of Secrets right now. Nice break from seminary books. Trying not to to mix up the Ministry of Magic and the Ministry of the Holy Spirit...

Dont the Dursley's drive you INSANE?! Also, I now unintentionally speak in a British accent. And I want to fly on a broomstick so badly, and have a friend like Hagrid. I bought an owl but it wont send any of my letters. Cheers to you as you embark on this Potter adventure. I'll be right there with ya, my fellow muggle.

Dylann Stubblefield said...

I think the best movies are the ones that stick closer to the books, like number 1 and number 7, part 1 & 2. Although all of them are amazing, I am excited for them to redo the series!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh. Welcome to the wondrous world of Harry Potter. I've read all the books and seen all the movies somewhere around 20 times each - while home sick this weekend I re-watched them all. In order of importance/favorite:
1) Half Blood Prince #6 (soo good in every single way - also the first movie that really gets dark)
2) Deathly Hallows part 2 #8 (when Mcgonagall says 'do your duty, protect your school' I cry and cry, also when Snape dies, obviously
3) Deathly Hallows part 1 #7
4) Prisoner of Azkaban #4 (Loved the twist in the book, and they did a great job with it in the movie)
5) Goblet of Fire #3
6) Order of The Phoenix #5 (Umbridge is by far the worst villian i've ever seen which makes this book/movie hard for me)
7)Chamber of Secrets #2
8) Sorcerer's Stone #1 (they're sooo little!)

AmyC said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome app! Thanks for sharing the Argus app. I will have tons of fun playing with that and finally getting back on board the healthy wagon.

And, Harry Potter is amazing. All of it. I'm biased to the books (over the films) because of how much detail are in them compared to the movie, but if the movies put every detail in there, they would be never ending flicks. Which I would totally be down for, but probably not everyone would be...

Joc said...

So glad you're getting hooked on HP:) The third book is my favorite because I just love Sirius. But they're all so so good. Wish I could go back to never having read them just to experience reading them for the first time again!

Love, Joc

Anonymous said...

The fourth is my least favorite book and movie, and I feel I'm in a small camp with that opinion! I like it, but it always seems a bit awkward for me because it's such a transitional book--it truly stands alone in style. Books (movies, too!) 1 through 3 are a bit more youthful and set up the foundation of the friendships and relationships that will follow throughout the series. They're three of the most magical in the series .The spirit of them is much more light and enchanting. That's so dear to my heart because I was ten when I began reading them and the reading level/style fit so perfectly to that age. Then five through seven are all about being a badass with your grown up pants on. Perfect for being an angst-ridden teenager--and then growing out of it. As Harry is doing the same. I sometimes like to call the fifth book Harry Potter and the Very Bad Mood. Picking a favorite… Sophie's choice. I can't do it.

But probably Prisoner of Azkaban.

--Jo Farmer

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