Now I'm done with four of them. Finally. I've seen all the movies so those felt like a little bit of a chore (especially the first three). The movies seem really pretty true to the books. And they're well-made and entertaining. I've just started book five so not much to report there.
I am enjoying them. I'm entertained that people ever thought they were teaching the world's children witchcraft or were anti-Christian or whatever. The kids in the books still celebrate Christmas. You hear of no holidays that aren't also celebrated by Muggles. It's all basic good and evil. Like Star Wars and millions of other stories told throughout time. People just feel the need to get offended sometimes, I think. It's one of the luxuries we have in our society since all of our basic needs our met. Ok, I'm off topic.
I love all the characters. Hermione is great because I could see myself being her. I love how the author tells you what you need to know throughout a particular book so that it all comes together in the end. I like (for the young reader's sake) that she gives you little reminders of things that came before. I love a bit of the Queen's English. They are well-written books and are good for kids of all ages, as they say. And if it gets kids reading, hallelujah.
I'm very glad to be into the new material. I'll let you know how I think the last two were once I'm done (without giving anything away for the few people out there who haven't read them).
Hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend. Mine is feeling jam-packed (except for tonight...I'm going to enjoy what a has become a rare night at home).