So ever since the first Harry Potter book came out like 8 years ago, I have been so against reading the books. I didn't want to give in to a book that was consuming the lusts of millions of Americans. I think I've been a little mad at JK Rowlings and the readers for being in engaged so fully in a book that doesn't seem to have any merit. If JK Rowlings ever met me I wouldn't want her to have the satisfaction of knowing that I read her meaningless series. All it is is a good story. It's like "The DaVinci Code"--not well written, but an engaging story. That bothers me. If you are going to be a famous author you should be a good writer, not just a good story teller. Ugh. Irks me. And it was easy for her to write the story because she could make everything up--it's a fantasy book so you don't have to have plausible solutions, just magic. Anyway, I envy your billion dollars, JK. Round of applause. I must be weird though because it's only now after the whole thing is over that I have an inkling to read the series. Now that there isn't so much hype. I'm number 6 on the waiting list at the Provo public library for book one. Ugh.