Yes, I am fifteen years late on the whole Harry Potter train (Hogwarts Express..haha). I had not read any of the books nor seen any of the movies. I have now done one of those things. I finished reading the series last night. I cried. Over the past couple of months I have grown to really love these characters. I now get all the hype around them. J.K. has such a way with words that I actually felt these people were real. I laughed and cried a lot while reading them. Certain deaths affected me more than others. I almost didn't read the 7th book after someone dies at the end of the 6th book. But, I picked it up and read all 759 pages in about 4 days. I couldn't put it down. I am really excited to see the movies now. I am one of those that wait until I have read the book before I see the movie.
The next series I have started is the Divergent series. The first movie comes out in March and I have already started the book. My daughter has read all of them a couple of times (same thing with the HP's and Hunger Games series). She is the one who gets us excited to read them. Her poor Language Arts teacher is constantly trying to find Elexis new books to read. She doesn't really like Teen Romance/everyday life type books. She is more into the dytopian society and science fiction type books. I am just happy she reads a lot. But...she gets that from both her mom and her dad. We are both huge readers. My child would rather get new books than make up or nail polish (sorry Lizzy).
If you have read the Harry Potters or seen the movies, which one is your favorite?