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34 Things All Harry Potter Fans Need to Do Before They Die

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Be prepared for the ultimate Harry Potter fan checklist. (Honestly, the first half you should’ve completed by end of 2011.)

1. Read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, cover to cover.
2. Read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, cover to cover.
3. Read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, cover to cover.
4. Read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, cover to cover.
5. Read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, cover to cover.
6. Read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, cover to cover.
7. Read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, cover to cover.

8. Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, beginning to end.
9. Watch Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, beginning to end.
10. Watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, beginning to end.
11. Watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, beginning to end.
12. Watch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, beginning to end.
13. Watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, beginning to end.
14. Watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, beginning to end.
15. Watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, beginning to end.
16. Repeat steps 1-15.
17. Repeat steps 1-15 yet again.

18. Visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Beg your parents if you have to!
19. Drink a Butterbeer.

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20. Travel through Hogwarts.

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21. Ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.
22. Take the Hogwarts Express.
23. Ride Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.

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24. Try Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.
25. Visit Ollivander’s Wand Shop.
26. Get a wand.

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27. Use said wand (if you’re not a Muggle, obviously).

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27. Experience the Sorting Hat. (You gotta wait for one of the expos, but WORTH IT!)
28. Visit Pottermore.
29. Tweet @jk_rowling.
30. Support the cast’s other projects. (i.e. Kill Your Darlings, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, etc.)
31. Watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (when it hits theaters).
32. Buy at least one piece of Harry Potter merchandise.
33. Wear at least one piece of Harry Potter merchandise.
34. Use a minimum of five Harry Potter quotes in real life situations.

*If you’re feeling brave (and dedicated to HP for life), get a tattoo.

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