Thursday, July 29, 2010

Announcing: Harry Potter Week

For our 5 year anniversary, my husband and I will be traveling to sunny Florida. This is a big deal for a few reasons.

A.) We haven't been on a trip since our honeymoon!
B.) We are leaving the kids at home!
C.) We'll be visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

My husband and I will be spending a glorious (read: sarcasm) 36+ hours of quality alone time round trip in the car together. Should we survive the perilous journey from New Jersey to Florida, we'll be dining around the world in Epcot, reliving our youth at Disney Hollywood Studios (it was MGM the last time I was in Florida) and of course, spending a day at Universal Studios to live the adventure that is Harry Potter.

I wouldn't want you to feel left out, so while we're gone Reading with Tequila will be celebrating all things Harry Potter. From September 22nd to the 29th, you'll want to be here. Harry Potter fans from across the blogosphere will be gushing about the characters they love and ranting about the ones they hate.

Of course, I won't be returning empty handed. I'll be gathering some awesome Harry Potter swag while at the Wizarding World (I plan on spending as much time as possible in Honeydukes), some of which will be put aside specifically for a giveaway!

Excited? Great. Want to be part of the fun? Even better! I'm looking for people to write guest posts for Harry Potter week. Topic is limited to why you love/why you hate a certain character. Character choices are first come first serve. Posts will need to be completed and submitted by September 8th.

Ready to sign up? Fill out the form below and I'll be contacting you shortly.

Characters already taken:

LOVE posts:
Ron Weasley
Ginny Weasley
Hermoine Granger
Luna Lovegood
Professor Lupin
Professor Snape
Sirius Black
Fred Weasley
Molly Weasley
Fleur Delacort
Neville Longbottom
Harry Potter
Minerva McGonagall
Lord Voldemort

HATE posts:
Dolores Umbridge
Harry Potter
Aunt Petunia Dursley


  1. Wow! I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. I mean, *huge*. I used to read lots of fanfiction and hang out in fan websites, forums, etc.

  2. I'll be going to the HP theme park in september too!

  3. This is a cool coincidence because I've decided to reread the series, starting in August. Now I can't wait till September! Enjoy your trip! :)

  4. @Alessandra - I think that's awesome! I love Harry Potter, but I've never loved anything enough to read fanfiction or join forums.

    @Must Love Books - I'm so excited - for me and for you :)

    @Elle - I'm hoping to read the books in August too! Unfortunately, my cousin borrowed the first 4 and my daughter has the 5th, so I may not get them back in time. My husband wants to have a Harry Potter movie marathon before we leave, so that may have to be the way I get my HP fix until we go on vacation.

  5. Eeek I'm so excited! Hmm the only character I would write about is taken :(

    Between this and getting my HP tattoo this week, I want to start planning the HP event I'm going to do before the movie...

    Also, any tips on how to talk the husband into this trip? I'd love to go to there for our anniversary!

  6. Wow, this sounds fun :)
    I hope you'll have a great time :)

  7. I put Harry Potter character, but my favorite was Hermione and Snape :( and they was taken buaaaaa

    The form is done too. =)

  8. @Tara SG - Oh too bad. I can't wait to see your tattoo though. I'm jealous.

    We were supposed to go to DC for our anniversary. My husband wanted to go to Florida, but I didn't want to spend the money to fly or waste the time driving. He saw a Wizarding World commercial and it was him who convinced me to go. I would never spend 2 of our 5 days driving for anything else. So yeah, probably not helpful.

    @Aleksandra - Thanks!

    @Mandarina - Got it, thanks!

  9. Hmm i Think you need another hate...I think I may try to talk to one of my Slytherin friends to write one for you...or I will just have to put my Slytherin hat one!

  10. I just got back from Florida - it was freaken hot! September should be really nice though. My uncle lives down there and he said the parks (Disney, Universal ect) aren't as crowded after the school year starts up again in September. So jealous you're going to see Harry Potter! We stuck to Disney while there. Take lots of pics!!
    I drove from Long Island to Florida once - wasn't too bad - hope you and hubby still like each other afterwards :)

  11. @caitieflum - I'm definitely intrigued by the HATE Harry Potter post.

    @Emily - I so hope it's mild and empty. I've got high hopes of actually using my camera this trip. Have to share with all you guys - this way I can claim part of my trip was "working" and maybe talk someone into taking me away again without another 5 year wait. I think it'll be a good test of our marriage :)

  12. I am a huge Potter head. LOVE it and can not wait to go to Harry Potter World myself. Have so much fun take lots of pictures so I can be super jealous. :D