So, I've been challenged and re-challenged to read the Harry Potter series.
How is it possible that I have not read it yet?
I have no excuses. Except...I was in the throws of writing English papers and reading ridiculously boring books as an undergraduate when the first book came out. After school I was over reading. It took awhile for me to enjoy it again.
About a year ago a friend of mine asked me if I'd read the series. When I answered no, she looked at me as if I had committed a crime--a crime against the love of books and reading.
She then told me she wouldn't be my friend anymore if I didn't read them.
I laughed until I realized she was kind of serious. I really don't want to lose this friend...she's pretty awesome.
I'm happy to report that I started last night and I am currently on page 165.
There's no turning back now.
P.S. I think it's kind of cool I'm the only one left in the world who hasn't read it ;)