Tuesday, March 11, 2008
My aunt gave me my first books when I was 10 years old. It was the first 3 books in the Harry Potter series and I instantly feel in love with reading. As I grew older and started Junior High School I started branching out to adult books such as mystery books by Tami Hoag. But J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books will be my first. Here are the description of the books from the back cover and pictures:
HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE $ 8.99 (Book 1)(309 Pages)(also in hardcover for $ 22.99)
HARRY POTTER has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him…if Harry can survive the encounter.
HARRY POTTER & THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS $ 22.99 (Book 2)(341 Pages)(also in paperback for $ 8.99)
THE DURSLEYS were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike. And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.
But each of these seems minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone—or something—starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects…Harry Potter himself?
HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN $ 22.99 (Book 3)(435 Pages)(also in paperback for $ 8.99)
FOR TWELVE long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaving two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter’s defeat of You-Know-Who was Black’s downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, “He’s at Hogwarts…he’s at Hogwarts.”
Harry Potter isn’t safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.
HARRY POTTER & THE GOBLET OF FIRE $ 29.99 (Book 4)(734 Pages)(also in paperback for $ 9.99)
YOU HAVE IN YOUR HANDS the pivotal fourth novel in the seven-part tale of Harry Potter’s training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event that’s supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an even involving two other rival schools of magic, and competition that hasn’t happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. Unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal—even by wizarding standards.
And in his case, different can be deadly.
HARRY POTTER & THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX $ 29.99 (Book 5)(870 Pages)(also in paper for $ 9.99)
THERE IS A DOOR at the end of a silent corridor. And it’s haunting Harry Potter’s dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror? Here are just a few things on Harry’s mind: ¬ A Defense Against the Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey ¬ A venomous, disgruntled house-elf ¬ Ron as keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team ¬ The looming terror of the end-of-term Ordinary Wizarding Level exams. . . . and of course, the growing threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. In the richest installment yet of J.K. Rowling’s seven-part story, Harry Potter is faced with the unreliability of the very government of the magical world and of the very government of the magical world and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts. Despite this (or perhaps because of it), he finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knew; boundless loyalty; and unbearable sacrifice.
Though thick runs the plot (as well as the spine), readers will race through these pages and leave Hogwarts, like Harry, wishing only for the next train back.
HARRY POTTER & THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE $ 29.99 (Book 6)(652 Pages)(also in paperback for $ 9.99)
THE WAR AGAINST VOLDEMORT is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet . . . As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate—and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. So it’s the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort—and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.
HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS $ 34.99 (Book 7)(759 Pages)
WE NOW PRESENT THE SEVENTH AND FINAL INSTALLMENT IN THE EPIC TALK OF HARRY POTTER.
As the novel begins, Harry, Ron and Hermione are on the run from Lord Voldemort, whose minions of Death Eaters have not only taken control of the Minister of Magic but have begun to systematically—and forcibly—change the entire culture of the magic community: Muggle-born wizards, for example, are being rounded up and questioned, and all "blood traitors" are being imprisoned. But as Voldemort and his followers ruthlessly pursue the fugitive with the lightning bolt scar on his forehead, Potter finally uncovers the jaw-dropping truth of his existence....
You can also get the entire series in a box set in hardcover for $ 195.00 or less depending on where you buy it.

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