Harry Potter, finally.

Okay, I finally did it. I started reading the Harry Potter books. Only took me how many years? Stephanie tried to introduce me to the first book, but I just wasn’t ready then. So what changed my mind–and yes, I have seen bits and pieces of the various HP movies. So what did it?

Well…watching the “Deathly Hollows” movie with Gary one night last week, nearly staying up till midnight (and the alarm went off at 4:30 the next morning because we had to go to work) was the turning point. I had all the HP books on the floor near the recliner, and I found myself reading/flipping through the book trying to match the scene in the movie with the book. Damned if I wasn’t hooked.

The other night was the first of the HP movies on TV, and I sat there with the first book in hand, following along avidly, asking Gary questions. Yes, Stephanie, you’ll be proud of me, I didn’t have ADHD, nor did I get up every five minutes.

I was hooked. So today I started reading the second book. We’ll have to see how long it takes me to read all of them.

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