I got the first three books for free at a book fair waaay back when I was in elementary school and after reading them I got hooked
funny story was that i got the fifth book twice because people knew i read harry potter but no one knew who was getting me the next book xD
When I was younger I spent a lot of time at my neighbors house and she was really religious and said I couldn't read them, so I didn't. Not until the third book had come out and there was nothing else at the library so I started and never looked back. Got my sister hooked too. 3nodding
I hated reading when I was little. In elementary school, I saw the first few books. I heard that the stories were about witches and wizards and thought that sounded cool. So I started reading the first book and instantly fell in love with it!
Because of the Harry Potter books, reading has become one of my favorite things to do. So, I thank J.K. Rowling for opening that door for me.
In elementary school, my sister received a free copy of The Sorcerer's Stone from her teacher.
During that time, I was obsessed with book orders, so when my sister got a free book, I said, "COOL!" and proceeded to stealing it and then reading it and then finding myself anticipating for my Hogwarts admission letter...
Well, a friend in elementary school tried to get me into it, but for some reason he only wanted to talk about Harry's life pre-Hogwarts. What even? I said I would just see the movie when it came out, but when we were going on vacation mom saw it in the airport book store and insisted I should read it. I think I may have finished it before we got to our destination XD
The movies. Saw the first three before reading the book, than resolved to read the books before the movies. Since books are always better. Damn straight, are they ever. The movies just don't capture that magic of the book.
It's weird I didn't pick it up earlier. Always been a bookworm. Not sure why I didn't. My English teacher years ago from my first HP movie used to bring in a photocopied chapter or two to read along with us. I thought they were really good, but never sought them out myself.