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.