Can't say I'm surprised, really. This is the house that I've most admired.
On February 27th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
You're making me reconsider blowing the dust off my HP books and reading them after all. I just never got absorbed, although I made it through the first three. But you seem so enamored of it, and you are smart and intersting...ergo, perhaps I will become more smart and interesting if I read it. :-) I can't remember Ravenclaw from a hole in the ground...
On February 27th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) replied:
Yes, read them, read them, read them (said in my most hypnotic voice). I'm your smart and interesting friend who can't seem to make each new volume last beyond 24 hours from its arrival. I go through them so quickly that I end up re-reading them before the next installment comes out. I try to re-read them before each new film, too. They're not Great Literature, by any means, but they are enjoyable, and fairly seamless, too, as alternate-reality works go.
Anders has his own set (thanks to Grandpa Bob), but he knows he's not old enough for them yet. We've decided that he will be old enough when the final book comes out, though, and I expect at that point he'll finish them all in about a week. ;) In the mean time, he has spent plenty of time leafing through them, and he knows the numbers of chapters and the cover designs by heart.