He's been reading it all morning. He's on chapter 4 now. It's a miracle.
You. Are. A. Genius.
Now, I'm not the type of person who thinks that any reading is good. I'd rather my kids never read a word than read some of the garbage out there. I'll admit there was even a time that I wasn't sure I wanted them to read the Harry Potter books (even as I was devouring them.) But I came to discover that's the genius of JK Rowling. She created a story that is so engrossing that almost anyone would like them, but there is also so much to learn from them.
Since I'm currently feeling warm and fuzzy towards all things Harry, I thought I'd share which movies and books are my favorite. Please don't misunderstand - I like all the books and the movies - but these are my favorite.
I really enjoyed the beginning with the car and the whomping willow. Very intrigued by the diary and Tom Riddle and the mystery of who had opened the Chamber of Secrets. This book was full of whimsy and yet very creepy at the same time.
While the book is mostly a blur to me this movie is one of my favorites. It was the first one that didn't feel cheesy. Adore the beginning when the kids are singing "Something Wicked This Way Comes." Loved the turning back time aspects. Loved the creepiness of the forest when their hiding from the werewolf. Good Stuff.
I think this book is my favorite. Mostly what I love about this book is the back story. I was fascinated by the story of Tom Riddle's parents. Also loved the struggle that was going on with Draco as he desperately tries to prove himself. Loved the romance in the book. So shocked by the end scene.
This may be my favorite movie as well. So much to love about this movie. Loved the cinematography. I wish they hadn't taken out all the stuff about Tom Riddle's parents, but I understand why they did. There were some things that they changed from the book as there always is, but a few of those changes I actually thought were better. One of those changes is the scene in Hagrid's hut where Harry is trying to get information out of Horace Slughorn. Loved the part with the fish turning into a flower. So touched by the story he tells about Harry's mother. So powerful how Harry tells him to be brave. Awesome scene. Again I enjoyed the romance in this one. I could watch this movie over and over.
While I enjoyed this book a lot and I think there were some things left out of the movie that I wish were there - I still thoroughly enjoyed Part 1. Part 2 was good, but Part 1 was fantastic.
Some people were probably bored by this, but I loved the time they spent in the tent. All that time away from their family - hiding and hunting for they knew not what. Loved the scene when Fenrir Greyback smells Hermione in the woods. Love the scene where Hemione and Harry dance. Love when Ron comes back. Loved, loved the Deathly Hallows story. There were a lot of things that would be hard to understand, though if you hadn't read the book. For example I didn't remember who Fenrir Greyback was until I went back and read the book.
So what about you? Which books or movies are your favorite?