Alan Rickman would influence me to read things, too. xD I had always liked fantasy, and I think the book showed up on a list of fantasy, so naturally I wanted to read it. Just took me forever to find it. xD
I've been having a really hard time thinking of anything good for mash-ups. >.>;; Hopefully something will hit me...
I'd been wanting to read Sorcerer's Stone since early middle school, but I kept checking the YA section under R (for Rowling) and the book was never in. Then one day when I was in high school my sister comes home with the first three books - they were in the children's section. OTL So being the good sibling I was, I stole them from her and read them. emotion_awesome The fourth book came out that summer, I think.
Mash-up...wait, we have a manga update?!? *runs off to read*