Me and Harry Potter

Image result for harry potter booksFor 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.

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8 Comments

  1. I am so excited for you! Welcome to Potterville. STICK WITH IT. The first couple are a bit juvenile but they get DARK after the 3rd one. I bullied my husband into reading them a couple of years ago and he ended up LOVING them. Before you know it, you will be logging into Pottermore to find out which house you belong to!

    Please keep us posted on your progress!

  2. Curses, Tanya! If you’re reading them that makes me the last person who hasn’t. Like you, I never had anything against them, just no real interest. I’m going to hang back until you finish to see what you think.

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  4. I was hooked after reading the first book. I had started wondering what all the fuss was about so purchased the first book. Then I gradually read the rest of the series. I have to say that I enjoyed the books but found I couldn’t watch the movies. Too graphic of something. I was in my sixties when I started reading them.

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