Guys, it’s over. I am 100%, well and truly gone on this book
. Want to hang out this weekend? Well, too bad because I’m very busy lounging around in my underwear, eating popsicles
and engaging in compulsive page-turning.Now, as we’ve established, I can be something of a book snob. It took some heavy duty convincing to get me to try Twilight
and I don’t think I will ever
crack that pages of The Da Vinci Code
, but this book? I think it just might
live up to the hype. There. I said it.Usually my book choices run towards slightly heartbreaking lady literature, Tim Winton
, Joyce Carol Oates
, Michael Ondaatji
and the like. And while all of the above are fantastic, there is little magic or joy to be had in stories of familial tragedy or burnt spies. Enter Harry Potter
! So lovely! So fun! So.damn.engaging. It seems ridiculous to call a book about wizards ‘magical’ and ‘enchanting,’ but it truly, truly is. It makes you feel about reading the way you did when you were nine and you finally got your very own library card
. The delicously weird names! The every flavor beans! The people who won’t stay in their pictures! It’s just all too clever for words.
I have not even finished the first book yet, but am completely committed to reading every last one of these books, to be followed by watching ever last one of these movies. Possibly to be followed by purchasing a striped scarf.
Have you read Harry Potter? Are you a Potter zealot?