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Layla Eats Books For Breakfast

...and takes some with her afternoon tea as well.

Dear J. K. Rowling,

you were the best storyteller I ever encountered ever since I opened the first book of Harry Potter. You made me look forward to bed-time because bed-time meant late-night reading of all the adventures your characters went through.

You showed me that it was alright to wish for something more, for something extraordinary, for a world much bigger and much more magical than ours. You gave me this world and you let me get lost in it and experience everything I ever dreamt of as a little child. You gave me a place to go to when I felt lost, sad, terrified or when I felt as if I did not belong anywhere. You gave me a place where I felt safe and happy. A place I could call home.

Thanks to you I had amazing friends who taught me about bravery and cleverness and friendship and love. Friends who taught me the essentials of life. They helped me through bad times and accompanied me through the good ones. And most importantly, they never left me. I never felt alone.

For this I want to give you my biggest thanks. I think of you as my magical-world mom. I believe my life would not have been what it is without your existence and without your words. I cherish them in my heart. You made my childhood magical. You made me believe magic was real. You made me convinced that magic was not only a children's make-believe.

You are my role model and that is never going to change. I am looking forward to showing my future children the world of Hogwarts, taking them to King's Cross and telling them all about Hogsmeade. I am eager to show my children the world that meant so much to me. And still does.

I love picking your books up again and again and rereading everything. I am looking forward to picking them up at any age, whether 25 or 50.

For me, it never ends.


Words cannot express how grateful I am for all this,







"The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."