Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Decade Behind...

A Decade Behind….


I’m doing something I swore I NEVER would.  Something I actually laughed at others for doing.  Now, over a decade later here I am eating my own words. I. AM. READING. HARRY. POTTER. Yeah, I know. Like I said, I’m a decade behind.


So a decade or so ago when Harry Potter was first getting big, I remember thinking “Why would I want to read a book about a little kid being a wizard?” Needless to say, I never read it. As time went by and the movies were made I still held to that belief. It wasn’t until I was in the theater waiting to watch Eclipse and saw the trailer for the final movie (or first installment of the final movie) that I finally went, “Man, why haven’t I read this yet?”  Still, I put it off. Then, I saw the trailer for the last movie and finally decided to actually read them.


I had bought several of the books at various book sales that I had gone to but I didn’t have the first one so I borrowed it from a co-worker. I gotta say it did take me a while to really get into but by the end of the first book I was pretty invested and picked up the second book almost immediately which I already had. So my thoughts on Harry Potter?


Well, right now, I’m about halfway through the 4th book and I’ve really enjoyed them. However, I must say that I still not a fanatic. It’s still not my favorite series but the books are enjoyable. I think part of the thing is that he’s so young and I tend to enjoy books more when the characters are just a wee bit older. As I get further into the series and the characters mature I think I’ll enjoy them more and more. Heck, I may end up a Harry Potter fanatic before it’s all said and done. There’s still time.

3 comments:

  1. Harry Potter has opened so many doors for fantasy writers. I'm glad you finally decided to conform (at least in this one instance).

    Love your profile pic, btw. ;)

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  2. Yeah, I am too. I just finished the fourth book last night and I loved it.

    And thanks. BTW can't wait for Witch Song!

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  3. I look forward to seeing how you feel about books 5, 6, & 7. I see what you mean about the age. I felt that way about Percy Jackson. Then again, I read HP when I was a kid/teen when I was around Harry's age, so I thought nothing of it.

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