Any Potter fans?

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Any Potter fans?
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Thu, 07-14-2011 - 2:14pm

Anyone going to see the movie at midnight? Any fun plans to celebrate the end?

I have to say, I'm really going to miss all this. Sure, there are better books to be read but this whole experience has been really fun for our family. I enjoyed

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Sun, 07-24-2011 - 6:49am

I 'discovered' them also when the 4th book came out. Because of my young kids and sleep deprivation I hadn't been able to read a normal book in 2.5 years. I got a bad case of flu around that time and DH bought me HP1 to read. I started and didn't stop till I had finished it the same day, so the next day he brought me parts 2 and 3 home, and 2 weeks later part 4, LOL! I introduced them to Yara when she was 4.5 the first time, after she'd finished all Roald Dahl books available and I was looking for thick books but relatively 'innocent'. That was a little too quick, but right after her 5th birthday she caught on and didn't let go ;-) The same day the 7th book came out she had finished it!

It's never 'caught' L like it did Y, but she did read it and eventually watched all the movies together with Y/me. Y is very much a fan though, has read the books at least 20 times each, and knows whole bits of the movies by heart (she'll say what's being said next right ahead for minutes). We were just in London this week and again had fun looking at the city parts that can be seen in the movies, and we found a great book about how the movies were made, including all the graphic design work for the props etc. She's grown out of the 'walking around with her wand and stuffed owl' stage, but the magic is still upon her ;-)

And yes, we saw the last movie already, but not the day it came out, as I was in my last days before the deadline of my thesis. Yesterday I went for the second time, as a friend of mine wanted to see it too. Didn't mind at all ;-)

Suzanne
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Fri, 07-15-2011 - 3:01pm

Edward Eager might have been my favorite author growing up!

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Fri, 07-15-2011 - 2:53pm

We went to the midnight show last night - DH, DS 19, DD 16, and two of their friends.

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Fri, 07-15-2011 - 2:50pm
Oh...I love Nesbit. But I didn't read any of her books until I was an adult...found them at the library.

Deborah

p.s. I guess dd17 went to the midnight showing of HP#7 pt. 2...her facebook status this morning said just "HARRY POTTER!".

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Fri, 07-15-2011 - 8:18am

Major fans in our house as well.

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Thu, 07-14-2011 - 10:34pm

Our closest cinema is 40 miles away, and it's one of those little converted vaudeville halls divided into two narrow rooms, a large( "the big screen" ) and a small,

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Thu, 07-14-2011 - 5:11pm
How great you guys found it right from the beginning! I just love your memory of reading to her during a thunderstorm. I didn't discover them until book 4 came out and DD started reading them not long after.

DD got to meet a couple of the kids who created "A Very Potter Musical" which we also love. It's been fun to see how it's melded into the culture of this generation. It's like no matter how different they are, they can connect with Potter references. I feel a little bad for my nieces and nephew who were never allowed to read them as children/teens.
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Thu, 07-14-2011 - 3:55pm

You might enjoy this YouTube video: I Can't Stop Crying Over Harry Potter .

Miranda
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