And so I am.
I had read the first two books ages ago when they first came out, and then I somehow lost my magic groove. I remember liking them but not loving them, so Harry and I parted ways. This time, in the spirit of a complete effort (or addiction, you decide), I re-read the first two with fresh eyes.
I liked them more this time.
Now I am in the early stages of Harry number three (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and am completely hooked. I feel like I know the characters better and am loving JK Rowling's wicked sense of humor. The word on the street (even though I'm quite late to the Potter Party) is that each book is better than the one before it. Since the next books are quite hefty and require a substantial investment of time and energy to read each one's bazillion pages, I hope it's worth it.
I think it will be.
Are you friends with Harry too? Which book is your favorite? Who is your favorite character? Do you recommend the movies? (I'm planning on rewarding my literary accomplishments with the movie versions through Netflix)