Position: Host/ Site Administrator/ Co. Founder
Email at: AnastasiaGC@potterforthepeople.com
Currently living: New York City, NY
Born: New York, NY
Birthday: January 1st
Favorite Harry Potter Books: Half Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows, and Goblet of Fire
Favorite Harry Potter Movies: Deathly Hallows - Part 2, Prisoner of Azkaban , and Sorcerer's Stone
Favorite Movies (outside of HP): It's A Wonderful Life, I Am Sam, The Sound of Music, Erin Brockovich, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Roman Holiday, Moonstruck and Star Wars (the old trilogy)
Favorite Books (outside of HP): A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Great Gatsby, A Farewell to Arms, The Color Purple, Breakfast At Tiffany's, The Hunger Games Trilogy, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fightclub, One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest and everything Shakespeare
Hobbies: Mock Trial, Model UN, Painting, Sketching, Podcasting and Writing
My Experience with Harry Potter Thus Far...
Sorcerer's Stone was the first "big book" I read when I was a child. I was in first grade and was instantly captivated by the story of the "Orphan," "Boy from the Cupboard," Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling's rich and succulent writing made me into a young novelist myself. I started writing as soon as I knew how to and I owe that drive to Jo and the Wizarding World she conjured (no pun intended.) I remember being devastated when I had to stop reading the series for a while because the fifth book, frankly weighed more than I did at the time. When I picked up the series again I was older and appreciated Jo's work even more. Of course, this resulted in many rereads and (when the movies came out) re-watches.
I indulged in all the fan events such as book premieres and movie premieres. Many times these events included dressing up as an eager Hogwarts student. And of course, no "Harry Potter Fan Anecdote" can be complete without that faithful day of disappointment: The 11th Birthday, when, no, I did not receive my Hogwarts letter (the only thing I asked Santa for that year...) After I got over that shock, I moved on with my life and just became an obsessive fan, owing all of my successes in writing, literature, and my love for reading to J.K. Rowling.
I will forever have a bond with these books as part of my childhood and adulthood, J.K. Rowling, and of course, the wonderful actors and actresses I grew up with from the Harry Potter films.
I am now of course, part of Potter for the People. I am also in the midst of writing my own novel, [Dream-luhnd]
Fun Facts (as voted on by fellow PTFP hosts)
Primary House: Ravenclaw
Secondary House: Gryffindor
Characters I'm Most Like: Hermione Granger, Minerva McGonagall, Remus Lupin
Creature I'm Most Like: Fawkes the Phoenix