5.08.2009

Harry.

I read the first three Harry Potter books about ten years ago when they very first came out.  I really liked them, but as we all know I am easily distracted and didn't really wait around to see what happened next.  Well, then everyone got super hyped up about the Harry Potter books and I decided that I didn't want to get involved in the phenomenon.  Too bad.

Recently I decided, however, that I wanted to catch up on what I'd been missing.  Natalie really likes the books and I thought it would be fun to be able to talk about them/watch the movies with her, so I decided to go ahead and re-read the first three and then read the last four for the first time.  So, I sauntered through the first three--thoroughly enjoying them--and then ended up finishing the last four at a steadily increasing pace.  

I just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows yesterday!  I could not ask for a better ending to the series.  I highly recommend that anyone who has been as stubborn as I have get over their pride and read these books!  They are some of my favorites of all time, and, actually really well written (sorry Twitlight).

6 comments:

preethi said...

Oh how very happy this post makes my heart. :) WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THEM! Dan always jokes that I married him contingent on his promise to read them. I say that's not true, but, well, we all know I'm a bad liar.

We're almost done with the 6th one now, so I'm excited to reread the 7th. I'm so glad you loved the ending as much as I did; I've heard too many people complain about how the 7th was boring and they didn't like the end, but hoo boy, how I adored it. And I wholeheartedly agree that Rowling's writing is about 8,000 times better than that of dear Stephenie.

JT and Lizzie Davis said...

I should re-read them. They are so fun.

caitlin connolly said...

YES!!!!!!!! Does this mean you will go with us to the midnight showing of The Half Blood Prince (in costume)? ... I left that last part in parentheses because I thought I might be pushing my luck a little...

Natalie said...

YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!1

Shan said...

True, true! Though I have to admit that Twilight is still a good indulgence every once in a while. But Harry is definitely far superior!

Stephanie said...

I just finished a few days ago too!