When I was in elementary school, I remember every kid around me buzzing with excitement about the
Sure, when the movies came out, I went to see all of them. And yes, I visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios, and went on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London while studying abroad in college. But I was never what you’d considered a ”die heart” Harry Potter fan because I didn’t read the books. And I was okay with that—although I did always wonder what I was missing out on.
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Fast-forward to this past July when I found out I got into the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon. It was emotional, exhilarating, and frightening all at once to commit the time and money to train for a 26.2-mile run—but I knew it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I’d already ran three half marathons at that point, but I couldn’t help wonder how in the world I was going to double that over the next four months. I knew I needed something more than music to keep my training going (a.k.a. not get bored out of my mind) so I did what any other helpless soul would do—I asked my co-worker buds!
Once they got over the fact that I had never read Harry Potter before (you know, the “OH MY GOD did you even have a childhood?!”) someone suggested downloading the