Here's to Bertie Botts Every Flavored Beans, magic wands, flying lessons, Quidditch, and J.K. Rowling, who has changed the dynamics of literature forever!
I have to admit, although its been over a decade since I first picked up that worn, borrowed copy of the Sorcerer's Stone, I still have not lost my Potter enthusiasm! I've devoured the books--more times than I care to admit--have thoroughly enjoyed all the Harry Potter costume parties, midnight book releases, and merchandise I can get my hands on. Have shamelessly paraded my HP obsession to friends, co-workers and anyone else who will listen. And yes, I most definitely DO squeal predictably during the opening credits of EVERY new HP film to hit the big screen!
However, while I'm looking forward to this final installment of HP (Eeek! It looks freakin' amazing!), I can't help but feel a bit melancholy, knowing that this is the end of my beloved HP series.
Of course, I have no doubts that Hollywood and Ms. Rowling will figure out SOME way to keep the cash cow flowing... still, its sad to finally see the more-or-less "official" end of this amazing adventure.
Harry Potter, you will be missed!
And isn't it amazing that all that came from ONE writer?
I'm curious... what do YOU think makes Harry Potter so amazing? How did one little story about a boy wizard turn into such a world wide phenomenon?