Wild About Harry

One of my favorite personal fun facts is that I share my July 31 birthday with Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling. Am I lucky or what??

Okay, I’ll admit it: I’m a huge Harry Potter geek. I started reading the books when my son was in middle school—I thought it would be good parenting to know what he was into. That small effort turned into a shared obsession. Every time a new Potter book came out, we’d be in line at midnight to buy it, and would share that copy back and forth until we both finished it. It’s been big fun to have that common link to enjoy with him all these years.

Harry Potter was also my introduction to the world of books outside my narrow focus on chick lit and contemporary fiction. Now I read more fantasy and paranormal romance than anything else!

I finally went to see the last movie this past weekend, and I’m sad that it’s all over. No more books, and now no more movies to look forward to. But since it’s been a while since I read them, I think I’ll just read the entire series all over again.

And maybe I’ll start reading the first book this Sunday, on our birthday! 🙂

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6 Responses to Wild About Harry

  1. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie. I loved the series. 😀

  2. Even better than knowing what books your son is reading is sharing a book obsession with him. That’s fantastic!

    • Caryn — I know!! My son had never been a reader before Harry Potter, but we practically fought over whose turn it was to read the current book. He’s all grown up now, but thankfully he’s still reading!

  3. Jeyna Grace says:

    Bumped into your blog on 31’st july, what coincidence. Happy Birthday then!

    • Thanks so much, Jeyna! I’m wondering where you live. It’s just now 9 a.m. on July 31 where I am, so you must be pretty far away from North Carolina, USA! 🙂

      Do you have a blog or website? I’d love to read it if you do…

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