For years – years – i’ve resisted the pressure to read Harry Potter. It’s not that I had anything against the Pottster, it’s just that i was never really drawn to the books. I was a little bit older than most when they first came out and there have just always been other books I’ve wanted to read more. (To be clear, there are still other books I’d like to read more.)
But my daughter is obsessed with Harry Potter and she is dying (DYING!) for me to the read them. So, at long last, coming up to the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, I am reading them. Or shall i say, I’ve started reading them. I’m half way through the first one now.
Do I like Harry Potter so far? I guess so. It seems very much like the movie up to this point. Thankfully I’ve only seen one of the movies (also pressured into it by my daughter). How far will I continue? I have no idea. There are still hundreds of books out there that I’d rather be reading, but I figure this will be a fast read, right? Or at least fast for the thousands of pages that make up the HP series.