I was considerably older than the recommended age group for Harry Potter when I first picked up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Frankly, at that time, it had been years since I perused a children’s book just for pleasure and this was no exception. I was planning to read a bit, get a feel for whether or not my second grader would enjoy it and then read it to him or not, depending on how those first chapters went. I finished the book in one sitting and have since re-read it numerous times. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, I’m an avid fantasy fan and the Harry Potter books are excellent, fun fantasy. But I am surprised. I wouldn’t think that a children’s book, which Sorcerer’s Stone most certainly is, could keep my attention.
Since then […]