Jul. 25th, 2010

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Okay - I'm getting really caught up in the 'countdown to Deathly Hollows' and am about to do a full series re-read, so it makes sense that I yoink  Alphie's "30 Days of Harry Potter" and have some fun with it.

#1: Discuss how you got into Harry Potter.
Well, it's all down to a combination of my mother and Jim Dale.  Harry Potter didn't really hit my radar until the run-up to the publishing of 'Goblet of Fire'.  I'd heard of the books, and remember thinking 'how are these Boys Own Adventure books with wands on top of the NYTimes bestseller lists?', but never picked one up.  At the time I was still in consulting, and snagged a job that had me taking a 4 hour commute to Central California twice a week, and begged my mother to loan me books on tape.  Her library is HUGE, so rather than go through it all, I asked for a suggestion, and she gave me Book 1, saying I would be amused with it and would enjoy remembering my own days in British school and my many hours spent reading Enid Blyton & the like.  I figured I had nothing to lose, and accepted it.  It took me a while to warm up to the story, but I really enjoyed listening to Jim Dale, so I stuck through it.  It was okay, but I still didn't see the point of the fuss.  Book 2 was a bit better, but still I was not hooked. 

Then she gave me Prisoner of Azkaban, and my fate was sealed.  I *loved* that book. It's still my favorite, and probably always will be... but will save details for the *next* post. 

The list of questions is under this cut for those who want to play :) )


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