Harry Potter has shaped a generation, and whether you were there for every midnight release party at bookstores, or you joined after Deathly Hallows Part II premiered in the theater, we probably can all* agree on one thing: just reading the books isn’t enough. BUT WHAT ELSE DO WE DO WITH OUR PRECIOUS BOOKS? Have no fear! Below I list seven further uses for your beloved series.
* “All” referring to those who regret the fact that they were born a muggle and are still convinced Errol was in charge of their Hogwarts acceptance letter
1) Shelf Porn
I mean, look at that. One entire shelf dedicated to Harry Potter.
2) Keep Your Mind Sharp
3) If You Need an Excuse to Get Out of a Social Event
“Oh I can’t come over, I have to study zoology.” “No, sorry, I have to study the minute details of this obscure sport from another country for a report. You probably haven’t heard of it.” See? Socializing avoided.
4) When You Need a Good Cry
In the 10+ times I’ve read The Deathly Hallows, I have yet to have a dry eye at the end of it. If I’m having a bad day – BOOM! – there’s your tears.
5) When You Have Kids
6) Someone Breaking Into Your House?
7) When You Just Need a Friend
No matter how many times I break their spines, my books always take me back for another reread.
What about you? What other uses have YOU found for your HP books?