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Old 05-22-2007, 12:29 PM
 
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I have read them all, and eagerly await the next book.

Anyone else willing to admit they are fans?
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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Yep, have read all the books, and enjoyed the movies. Had a coworker who was also passionate about the books. She refused to see the movies because they might conflict with the mental image she had acquired from the books and did not want to release that imagery.
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Lusk, WY
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yeppers...I'm a fan. Admittedly though, I couldn't get into the books until after the 3rd movie came out. Part of that had to do with the names! Just couldn't get past them. My kids kept telling me to read them, saying that the books were so much better than the movies. Finally, after not being able to sleep one night, I picked up the first one. The later ones I think are much better, with more detail and imagination. So glad I listened to the kids---the books are better by a landslide!
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:25 PM
 
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Does it make it worse that I don't have kids?
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:30 PM
 
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I like the books and the movies.
They are sort of different but each are good in thier own right.
The movies sort of remind me of 60's early 70's Disney, the last
good era before they went MTV/Pixar
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:31 PM
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Location: Austin
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Heck yes! It makes me feel like a kid again...
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I love the books, the movies didn't have that extra bit of magic for me though( I thought the actor who played Harry was one of the worst child actor ever!). Half of the movies were filmed around where I live and they even Harry Potter tours now ! Eagerly awaiting "the Deathly Hallows" and have pre-ordered my copy. They get bigger each time and I'm not sure I can cope with the weight anymore....
I do think JK Rowling has managed to create an entire universe which all the readers can visualize so well and her writing really is wonderful.
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Old 05-22-2007, 05:31 PM
 
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I will be sad to know that there will not be any more new Harry Potter books after this summer.
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:23 PM
 
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Yes, I read all of the Harry Potter books (I'm telling you I DID buy them for the boys!). I have filched them from the bedside of whichever boy was lucky enough to have a copy lying next to his bed in the middle of the night. They didn't need them until the following afternoon, at which time I could always claim that since it (they) were left out, they were fair game. (As a father, I have learned that any excuse is better than none, or even better than the truth).
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:29 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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I've read them all...twice! I am very excited about the next book, but will be sad when it's over. I had just finished reading Lord of the Rings, and my friend recommended reading the Harry Potter series next, so I did. I got into the books around the time the 6th one came out.

My friend that got me into HP books is re-reading the series right now getting ready for the book release in July.
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