My friend Monique is kicking around an interesting project for Harry Potter fans out there. She’s exploring how people’s lives have changed in (not, I think, because of) a decade of discovering and reading the Harry Potter books:
The friendships that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve gained because of the books have been deeper than I expected. This is the book series that I feel most passionate about. I hide that passion because when I worked at Raincoast I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want my Ã¢â‚¬Å“outsideÃ¢â‚¬Â friends to badger me about the stories or inside-scoops they thought I might have. Now as the series comes to a close I want to celebrate the fun times that have been the last 10 years.
If you’re a fan, she has a survey she wants you to take. She’s going to post the results on the nascent SinceHarry.com.
I’ll give them another try some day, but on the first two attempts, the books failed to hold my attention.
UPDATE: Doc links to a review of the entire Potter series in The New York Times. I haven’t read it yet, but have tagged it ‘readable’.
Thanks for the mention Darren. I’ll be sure to let you know the results.
The first 2 books were definitely not the best of the series, my favourites are 3, 5,and 6. Although I do have a soft spot for book 1.
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