Last week I revealed that I was tackling the Harry Potter series-for the first time. While I know I may be the last person on earth to read these books I didn't expect as much response over the fact that I am reading these books. But I got a text from one of my best friends exclaiming her excitement and comments from others wondering a)how I am liking the series and b) how I went so long without reading them.
I must admit that for the longest time I thought that I might be a little too cool for Harry Potter-you know all the talk about witches and wizards was a little too young for me. Friends and family still encouraged me to read them even though I maintained that I was fairly certain it wasn't my type of book.
Well, Jon had decided to read them the series a couple months ago. After he had finished reading the first of the series I decided that since it was in the apartment I might as well give it a try. So I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone because and I thought it was cute. A sweet, well written kid's book. I decided to keep reading after the first one because it was such an easy read. Before I knew it I was three books in and texting Jon things like "I love the dynamic between Ron, Harry and Hermione-I hope they are friends forever". I know, that's creepy. But I was hooked.
Right now I am reading Order of the Phoenix (NO SPOILERS PLEASE). I hear that the last two books are by far the best so I am really excited. Have you read Harry Potter? Did you like it? Which one was your favorite of the series?