As anyone who has seen my cubicle at work knows, I am a Harry Potter fan. Yes, I admit it. I am not a closet fan as many of you out there are (you KNOW who you are don't deny it anymore). I also freely admit that I have read the books several times (too many to count) and have all of the movies and have seen them several times as well. In fact I am currently watching a Harry Potter marathon on ABC family.
I can't explain my fascination with the series. It started when I was looking for works that I thought young teens would like to read. Someone handed me the first book, and I was hooked. There is something so simple yet so amazing about the stories. For those who loved Lord of the Rings, I suppose it is a bit like that. Except for the languages and the battles and the quest (although Harry does go on a quest) we have all the elements of a "good vs evil" story. Will Harry defeat Voldemort? Is Snape truly evil? Will Draco get his comeuppance? (that's my favorite word du jour by the way). We just don't know! Actually I do because I bought the final book at midnight and read it in 10 hours flat! But I continue to read them because I love the characters, the story and I love hating Voldemort and Snape, and Draco....
We all have our little quirky things we love (in my 20's it was Star Trek and I collected all the hallmark ornaments ;) for the past few years it's been Harry Potter. But now that he's finished what shall I do!? I've tried to replace him with other works but none seems to do. So I will continue to read them until either a. JK Rowling decides to bring the series to life again or b. I find another series to obsess about. Later,