First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros #1

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By the Sea every Tuesday where I have to share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon.

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I am currently reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K.Rowling.


  Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you’d expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn’t hold with such nonsense.

  Mr. Dursley was the director of a firm called Grunnings, which made drills. He was a big, beefy man with hardly any neck, although he did have a very large mustache. Mrs. Dursley was thin and blonde and had nearly twice the usual amount of neck, which came in very useful as she spent so much of her time craning over garden fences, spying on the neighbors. The Dursleys had a small son called Dudley and in their opinion there was no finer boy anywhere.

  The Dursleys had everything they wanted, but they also had a secret, and their greatest fear was that somebody would discover it. They didn’t think they could bear it if anyone found out about the Potters. Mrs. Potter was Mrs. Dursley’s sister, but they hadn’t met for several years; in fact, Mrs. Dursley pretended she didn’t have a sister, because her sister and her good-for-nothing husband were as unDursleyish as it was possible to be. The Dursleys shuddered to think what the neighbors would say if the Potters arrived in the street. The Dursleys knew that the Potters had a small son, too, but they had never even seen him. This boy was another good reason for keeping the Potters away; they didn’t want Dudley mixing with a child like that. 


6 thoughts on “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros #1

  1. I have so much love for the Harry Potter books. I haven’t yet re-read them, although I do have the audio version I hope to someday listen to.

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    • I am actually reading them for the first time, I just never had the chance. I know, I know, I should be ashamed but I’m making up for it now.

      That’s great though, I haven’t listened to any audiobooks ever, I don’t know what that’s like but I would love to someday!


  2. I haven’t read any of the Harry Potter books, but I’m so grateful on behalf of my two granddaughters. The books held so much attraction that they both pushed themselves to learn to read them. Their reading levels remain way above average and they are on their way to being life-long avid readers. Maybe future book bloggers?


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