A Harry Pottering I Will Go…


There are different types of people in this world. There are those who don’t know about Harry Potter (also called hermits). There are others who know who Harry Potter is but don’t care. There are some who are simply fans of Harry Potter. I count myself among this group. Like me, these people enjoy the Harry Potter movies. They may or may not have read the books, but they generally know what’s going on at Hogwarts.

Then there are the Harry Potter freaks. These are the people who have completely lost touch with reality—the ones who truly believe that Hogwarts exists. They have their prized Harry Potter collections in a special (often secret) place in their homes and refuse to share them. They have pets—and in some cases children—named after Harry Potter characters. And, they play quidditch.

Chances are you know a few Harry Potter freaks. I know several. One of my friends has told me on several occasions that she sits at work and daydreams about what’s going on at Hogwarts. Three of my favorite Harry Potter freaks are making a special trip to Universal Studios in Orlando next month to spend New Year’s at the new Harry Potter theme park. And, my personal favorite, one of my friends recently told me that all of her wireless devices reference Harry Potter and that her wireless network is named Hogwarts. No joke.

I’m a little torn when it comes to Harry Potter. I really do want to read the books, but now that I have an iPad and have switched over to e-books, I don’t want to go back to reading tree books. And since J.K. Rowling has yet to permit the sale of Harry Potter books in e-format, I’m stuck. Borrowing the books has proven difficult because, as I said before, my friends are freaks who don’t lend their Harry Potter collections to just anyone—even after I promised that I wouldn’t bend the spines, let Hailey color in them, eat Cheetos while reading, etc. I figure I would have to take a blood oath just to get the books in my possession.

So, this Thursday night I will be taking a break from my IMC studies to accompany my Harry Potter freak friends to the midnight premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 1.” I admit that I do feel somewhat unprepared, but I will have one thing going for me that probably everyone else in the theater won’t—a surprise ending!

Wish me luck!

What about you guys? Are you Harry Potteraholics? 🙂

One Response to “A Harry Pottering I Will Go…”

  1. Elise Soto Says:

    So I’ve decided to loan you my Harry Potter books, but I’ll only be giving your 1 or 2 at a time because I think parting with the entire collection might cause a small aneurysm. I also want to point out two things, first, it was your idea to see all three Twilight films in one night which is way more freaky than my Harry Potter obsession, and second, I deserve props for spelling ‘aneurysm’ correctly on the first try, just saying.

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