Potter Reads

Posted Mon, 04/03/06

I finally read the first Harry Potter book last week: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I have been avoiding the series of books until now because I knew if I liked them I would become enthralled and want to read all of them.

After I read the first Lemony Snicket book, I bought the entire Series of Unfortunate Events because the writing was original and the tales were entertaining. I'm not usually one for children-orientated stories (despite my own Short Tales, which pale in comparison to Potter and Snicket), so it takes something quite amazing to get my attention and keep it.

As luck would have it, the day I read the Sorcerer's Stone the movie version was also playing on the ABC Family Channel. The fantastic events in writing took on new life in the film, and I was captured by the entire lot. So guess what? I will be after the rest of the Potter books until I have them all.

It's been a pattern throughout my life. As a child, I loved Nancy Drew, Dark Shadows and all to do with Henry VIII and the Tudors, so I became obsessed with getting all of the books available. And I did, eventually.

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