Because I can't talk about anything else this weekend...

It's a shame when people won't even give Harry Potter a chance. His celebrity has gotten the best of him, and now half the people I read online seem to be refusing to read the books. If you think Harry Potter is kid stuff or just hype, I would ask you to read the first 30 pages or so of The Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone. If it doesn't get you hooked, fine. But I like to think it will. Don't knock it till you've tried it!

srah - Sunday, 22 June 2003 - 11:19 PM
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gravatar Erica - June 22, 2003 - 11:58 PM -

See now, that would requre me to actually obtain the book, and then put it in the queue ahead of the one book I'm almost finished with and the two books I've just started. And the foot-tall stack of magazines. And the *gasp* computer and reading of weblogs. Of course I haven't looked at any of those books or magazines three in weeks.

I'm not saying that I don't think they're any good. It's just not my thing, really. And that's a long ass book.

Oops, I just discovered that the first two books are, in fact, sitting just across my room. I didn't put them there. Not sure where they came from....

gravatar srah - June 23, 2003 - 12:07 AM -

My point is that you might not know if it's your thing or not until you try it. I tried reading the Fellowship of the Ring twice and it wasn't until the third time that I got into it. I had to push myself to get past the slow beginning, and it turned out that was all it took.

And ha ha! You have been foiled by the presence in your room of HPATSS and HPATCOS! Start at the beginning! The edition of #1 that's sitting right in front of me is 384 pp., paperback. That's not so long!

I'm a big bully. Read it if you want to. I'm just sayin'...

gravatar katie - June 23, 2003 - 9:27 AM -

I don't refuse. I don't assume it's hype or kid's stuff. I'm not knocking it.

I just haven't happened to read it, that's all. I have a looooong list of things I want to read. Harry Potter will have to wait his turn. :)

gravatar srah - June 23, 2003 - 9:31 AM -

Well, good. Nyah.

gravatar Justin - June 24, 2003 - 2:09 AM -

I'm currently re-reading Book 3 because I didn't remember what all happened in it (I'm pretty clear on books 1 and 2 because I've seen the movies 200 times each).

And even though I have my copy of Book 5 reserved at Books-A-Million, I have yet to read Book 4. Does that make me stupid?

Not that I'm going to read 5 before 4, it's just that...well...

I'll shut up now.

gravatar srah - June 24, 2003 - 8:35 AM -

Yes, shut up and get readin'. Heh heh.

gravatar mommy - June 24, 2003 - 1:14 PM -

I have to say that you do have to get beyond page 10 before you are grabbed by Harry Potter. For the longest time I languished on page 9. Sarah said that if I could finish page 10 I would be engaged. I fought it, but she was right. I need to reread the Prisoner and Goblet before I begin Phoenix. I am very excited!

gravatar srah - June 24, 2003 - 1:15 PM -

My mom is SO CUTE!

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