Harry Potter Collection…

I thought that seeing as I’ve been re-reading my beloved Harry Potter books recently, I thought I would share my Harry Potter collection with you all.  I’ve been collecting Harry Potter books and memorabilia for years and years, and it is honestly one of my most prized possessions. So, let’s get stuck in..

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The main attraction in my collection is my Harry Potter books.  These are the books I have had since I first fell in love with the Wizarding world at around 8 years old, and then as and when the later books were published. These books were a huge part of my childhood, and hold a very special place in my heart.  On the same shel I keep my Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Tales of Beadle the Bard book, along with my house bookmarks (I’ll pop a close up below).

My larger shelf holds the majority of my collection. Most of the space is taken up with my collection of wands, and my second set of books.  I also keep my copy of Half Blood Prince here as it is the only adult cover I own (I really want to collect the full series in
his cover, maybe one day…).

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This part of my bookshelf shows a couple of my favourite things within my collection.  Firstly, you get a glimpse of my wand boxes, which I’ll show you in just a minute.  You can also see my time-turner necklace sat in it’s display case, which I’ve never actually worn as I’m always worried I’m going to break it or something bad will happen.  There are also some chocolates, my chocolate frog and some peppermint toads, which I picked up while I was visiting the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London a couple of years ago.    And the last item in this image is my little sorting hat.  This was actually a one of the cake toppers on my 21st birthday cake and I can’t bear to get rid of it.

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A fairly recent addition is my huge Harry Potter theme books.  These include my illustrated edition of Philosophers Stone, ‘Harry Potter Page to Screen’, ‘Harry Potter The Creature Vault’ and I also keep my photo of me riding a broom at the Harry Potter Studio Tour on this little shelf.

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This is my second out of three sets of the Book series, as I also have the ebooks on my kindle (y’know… just in case I neeeeeed to read them when I’m away from home!).  This was very lovingly gifted to me a couple of christmases ago, and I love it!  It is of course the Signature collection of the seven book, all beautifully displayed in a shiny red box.  Every time I re-read Harry Potter I go back to my original copies, so these have never been read or had their spines broken, mainly because they look so pretty in their box that I don’t want to ruin them!

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This is my wand collection… so far.  I’ve been collecting these for the last 5 years or so and I can’t wait to expand my collection even further.  From left to right we have, Harry Potter, Voldemort, Hermione Grange, Albus Dumbledore (The Elder Wand), Fleur Delacour and Luna Lovegood. All but one of these wands have been gifted to me for birthdays and christmases over the years, as my family and boyfriend are incredible  and know we wayyyy too well.

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Finally, I wanted to show you a couple of novelty items from my collection.  First is a ‘Hogwarts A History’ book I made for a halloween costumer years and years ago.  I dressed up as Hermione and decorated this book (which is also a box) to use as a makeshift bag for the evening.  I figured that seeing as Hermione always has a book to hand, it would be a cool idea to keep my purse and phone inside a book instead of taking a bag out with me.  Second is my Hogwarts letter and ticket to platform 9 3/4.  This was a gift from my sister a couple of christmas’ ago, and I thought it was a really sweat idea.  And the very sat thing I wanted to show you is my set of House bookmarks.  Again, this is something that sits with my collection that I have never used, they ooh so lovely and I am always afraid them may get damage it I use them.

I really hope you have enjoyed me sharing my Harry Potter collection with you, and would love to hear about any memorabilia you may have collected, or what is on your Harry Potter wish list in the comments below.  I really enjoyed writing this post, so let me know if you would like to see more like this by giving it a like.

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Book Haul: May 2015

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Over the past month or so I’ve slowly but surely built up my TBR list with new purchases.    Many of which I have been meaning to read for a while, but there are a few new finds in the mix.  I’ve already made a considerable dent in my newest additions to my bookshelf so will be keeping you updated with reviews over the next coming week.

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John Green: Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns & An Abundance of Katherines.

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Scott Westerfeld: Uglies, Pretties & Specials.

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J.K. Rowling: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

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Gillian Flynn: Sharp Objects & Dark Places.

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Julie Kagawa: Talon.

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Gena Showalter: Alice in Zombieland, Alice through the Zombie glass & The Queen of Zombie Hearts.

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Beth Thomas: His Other Life.

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Victoria Scott: Salt & Stone.

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