Monday, April 20, 2009

OK FINE, I'll read start reading "Harry Potter!"

OK FINE, I give up...stop badgering me! R.E. Dad has been worn down. Bren a.k.a. Reinventing Dad's Daughter and Mom MD have been suggesting over and over again that I check-out the "Harry Potter" series. So this morning I caved and grabbed "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" off the shelf, placed it on the kitchen counter and will soon be heading off to Hogswart.

I suppose I'm hopping on the float near the end of the parade, but when the first "Harry" book hit the shelves in the late 90's, I wasn't doing much pleasure reading. Mom MD was not yet Mom MD, and little Miss Bren was doing more pooping and slobbering than just 'bout anything else.

Ironically, I purchased the five book set for Bren the summer before 4Th Grade because I thought she needed a challenge. She wasn't too interested and didn't start reading the first book for several months. Mom MD decided to check it out one day and has now read the series twice. Both are anticipating the first of the final two movies this summer.

I've noticed how popular the series has been with not only youth, but professional women as well. I'm curious if any men have completed the series and what they thought? OK, wish me luck. Bren and Mom MD have now moved on to the "Twilight" series, of course.
**Note: Update coming soon on the work/life dilemma - thanks for your comments.


Beth said...

I read the whole series a couple of summers ago and I really liked them. Granted, I don't have a penis, but I do know a few male teachers who liked the series, too.

phd in yogurtry said...

I read the first HP with my son. The second? I gave up about 1/3 the way through. Fantasy, futuristic, magical .. not the genre for me. I was the same with Lord of the Rings .. finished Hobbit (really liked it) but petered out aboaut 1/3 way into the First Lord of the Ring trilogy. I guess I'm too much of a pragmatist. But I really really loved some of HP's poetic alliterations. Such a creative mind she has.

msprimadonna67 said...

My husband, my daughter, and I all read the whole series and loved it. The younger two weren't ready to handle the books when they were hitting the big time, but since then my son has picked them up on his own. As a matter of fact, I've been nominated the mom of choice to chaperone the midnight showing of the new HP movie when it comes out in July. Lucky me: ) Have fun with the books!

Bobbie Leigh said...

I cannot get into Harry Potter. I just can't, but my husband is a HP junkie! I suppose one day I'll go to the darkside. :o)

The Stiletto Mom said...

I just can't go there. Give me a sexy teen vampire any day though.

A Free Man said...

Ah, they're fantastic. You'll love them. I don't know anything about the Twilight series, but the Potter books are magical.