Sunday, July 17, 2011

Harry Potter journey part1

Hello world!
Today's topic is Magic. yes  it's all about  the Magic of  Harry Potter.

This week the final movie of the entire Potter saga released and  I have yet to see the movie though I have read all the books. J.K. Rowling  just created  a magic with her writing and whole lot of generations started reading the books.

I can not remember when  I started reading the book but  soon got engrossed and addicted to the magic  found it hard to wait for next book to come out to see what happens next.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer 's Stone is the first novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling and featuring Harry Potter, a young wizard. It describes how Harry discovers he is a wizard, makes close friends and a few enemies at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and with the help of his friends thwarts an attempted comeback by the evil wizard Voldemort, who killed Harry's parents when Harry was one year old.

 At the start of novel we are introduced to Dursley family consisting of Vernon and Petunia Dursley along with their  bully son Dudley. They are muggles (non magical) family and  they are shown hiding Harry's real background from him. Harry's mom Lily was  Petunia's sister and James was Harry's father. They were very good wizards but were hunted down by Lord Voldemort whose real reason comes much later in the end.

On Harry's 11th birthday a giant man named Rubeus Hagrid hands him a letter telling him that he has been accepted as a student at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry learns that his parents were wizards and were killed by an evil wizard Voldemort, a truth that was hidden from him all these years.The attack on Harry left him with lightening bolt scar on his forehead while Voldemort looses his powers. At Hogwarts he embarks for his new life as a student, gathering two good friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger along the way. They soon learn that something very valuable is hidden somewhere inside the school and Voldemort is very anxious to lay his hands on it.

Along with learning various magic  the trio  through various challenges thwarts attempt by Voldemort to get  the philosophers stone which would make him immortal.


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling. The plot follows Harry's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, during which a series of messages on the walls on the school's corridors warn that the "Chamber of Secrets" has been opened and that the "heir of Slytherin" will kill all pupils who do not come from all-magical families. These threats are followed by attacks which leave residents of the school "petrified" (that is, frozen). Throughout the year, Harry and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger investigate the attacks, and Harry is confronted by Lord Voldemort, who is attempting to regain full power.

Soon after the start of Harry's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, messages on the walls of the corridors say that the Chamber of Secrets has been re-opened and that the "Heir of Slytherin" would kill all pupils whose parents are not both magical – which includes Hermione. Over the next few months, various inhabitants of the school are found petrified in corridors. Meanwhile, Harry, Ron, and Hermione discover Moaning Myrtle, the ghost of a girl who was killed the last time the Chamber was opened and now haunts the girls' toilet in which she died. Myrtle shows Harry a diary bearing the name Tom Marvolo Riddle. Although its pages are blank, it responds when Harry writes in it. Eventually the book shows him Hogwarts as it was fifty years ago. There he sees Tom Riddle, Head Boy at the time, blame Rubeus Hagrid, who was then thirteen years old and already kept dangerous creatures as pets, for opening the Chamber.

Four months later the diary is stolen, and shortly afterward Hermione is petrified. However, she holds a note explaining that the culprit is a basilisk, a huge serpent whose gaze kills those who look into its eyes directly but only petrifies those who see their reflection. Hermione concluded that the monster travels through the school's pipes and emerges through the toilet Myrtle haunts.

Harry enters the Chamber of Secrets, where Ginny lies beside the diary. As he examines her, Tom Riddle appears, looking exactly as he did fifty years ago, and explains that he is a memory stored in the diary. Ginny wrote in it about her adolescent hopes and fears, and Riddle won her confidence by appearing sympathetic, possessed her, and used her to open the Chamber. Riddle also reveals that he is Voldemort as a boy.

Riddle then releases the basilisk to kill Harry. Dumbledore's pet phoenix, Fawkes, brings a magnificent sword wrapped in the Sorting Hat. Harry uses the sword to kill the basilisk, but only after being bitten by the creature's venomous fangs, one of which breaks off. As Riddle gloats over the dying Harry, Fawkes weeps on Harry's wound to cure it. Harry stabs the diary with the broken fang, and Riddle vanishes.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling.

Harry and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and find security has been tightened because of notorious mass murderer Sirius Black's escape from Azkaban, the wizarding prison. Harry learns that Black betrayed Harry's parents to the evil Lord Voldemort 11 years ago, leading to their deaths. Black is also known to have murdered the Potters' good friend, Peter Pettigrew.

Here Harry discovers the truth who had betrayed his parents to Voldemort and that Sirius Black,Peter Pettigrew  and his own father James were animagus who can turn into animal at will. Remus Lupin was the defence against dark teacher and a friend of James, Sirius and Peter but he was werewolf too. At the end when Peter is captured and taken to Hogwarts Castle  Lupin turned into werewolf and Peter turns into rat and escapes. The dementors (guards of azakaban) attack Sirius and Harry but a patronus charm saves them. Later Harry and Hermoine with help of timeturner device save  Sirius who had told the real truth and he was Harry's god father.


In this post I have just given brief on first three books. I am sure almost everyone has read them and seen the movies which came out. Some of the info referred from google search.

My next post would contain briefs about the last  4 books.

Some of the cast members as seen in above three films:

Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter

Emma Watson  -  Hermoine Granger

Rupert Grint     -  Ron Weasley 
Tom  Felton      -  Draco  Malfoy

Richard Harris & Michael Gambon  - Albus Dumbledore

Maggie Smith  -   Minerva McGonagall

Robbie Coltrane -  Rubeus Hagrid

Alan Rickman  - Severus Snape

Gary Oldman  -  Sirius Black

David Thewlis  -  Remus Lupin


  1. Wow di...that awesome...though i all series but i never read it...he he he he

    Please continue...

  2. That was a great description!! I loved reading HP books n enjoyed watching them too!! But I wud say i love reading them than watching..It was epic!! Me waiting to see the last part!!
    Continue soon Di...the write-up is absolutely interesting..

  3. actually di maine sari series nahi dekhi hai hehehee koi koi hi dekhi hai but love harry potter series
    thanx for such a big knowlege
    plzz continue

  4. CB, I'm also a great fan of Harry Potter. I read each and every novel in the series and loved it every bit. I even got to see the Harry Potter Exhibition in Canada which included the props and costumes that were used in the films. The Harry Potter series had introduced me to the world of magic and wonder. I am now a great fan of supernatural stories due to this series. It is so depressing that the films are coming to an end. Regardless, Harry Potter will remain very high in my heart.

  5. Hi Chatter, lovely description about the books looking forward to your next post. Feels sad that it is the last film in the Potter series.

  6. Hii Di !!

    I also like Harry Potter...I have read the 1st & 2nd book...& have watched till Goblet of Fire..

    After that I don't knw what happens..

    I am also sad dat the series has ended...

  7. HI CB
    I was never a Potter fan .Watch sometime when my daughter watches it on TV.

  8. Hey CB!!! Awesome and very topical post! I came to the HP world a little late ...2003 to be precise but since then have spent countless hours immersed in the absolutely fascinating and mesmerizing universe created by JK Rowling. In the past couple of years my daughter has joined me in this journey and both of us cried bitter tears when the last book came out in 2007. The movies have for the most part, served to enhance the experience and the three lead actors feel to me atleast, the personification of Harry, Ron and Hermione. Gosh, I could go on and job in profiling the series!! Thanks for a fab post. :)

  9. hey CB gud brief of HP series, i have not read any of his books, but have enjoyed every movies of it.
    Although i am always confused with the order in which the books are written or films released. But thanx 2 u it seemed that i rewatched the trio series again

  10. thanks all. the next part would be up soon. :) keep watching this space. Its good we all like the movies which came out but when we read the books its even bigger magic. @mukta I am following the right order of the books here. Thanks for liking it. Ciao!

  11. Great post Chatter, shows all the hardwork put into it by you. Eagerly waiting for the next one.

  12. Loved the update 2 the core...

    Reading ur update... It seemed tht Im relishing the old memories of Harry Potter


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