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.
I’ll give them another try some day, but on the first two attempts, the books failed to hold my attention.