Is anyone else tired of all the Harry Potter Hype?

@Aurone (4758)
United States
July 24, 2007 7:10pm CST
Movies, Books and Discussions, Oh My! Is there anyone else out who is tired of Harry Potter? Or anyone else out there reading something other than Harry Potter. I am reading a decent book by Yasmine Galenorn called Changeling which is a supernatural romance of sorts about a shape-shifter.
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
25 Jul 07
Oh definantly YES....It really dosnt interest me and yet its getting shoved in your face whereever you are...I have never read any of the books and have not seen any of the movies, its just out of hand and I wish it would all go away...
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I hear ya.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
25 Jul 07
Well I was in the middle of a James Patterson book, but it got suspended for the 7th HP book. No, I am not tired of HP at all. The books are all great, I love them. I also love a bunch of other books including all of the James Patterson books.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
25 Jul 07
Happy Reading. Enjoy both your books.
@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
25 Jul 07
It’s not that I am tired of the Harry Potter hype; it’s that I am not just interested in Harry Potter and I cannot seem to fathom why a lot of people are so into it. Personally I think Harry Potter is kids stuff but then a lot of the older generations are also going gaga over the bespectacled boy. It’s really a case of ‘to each his own’ thing. But anyway, I am still not affected by all the media hype that’s been going around over the book and the movie. Soon it will fade away and everything will be back to normal.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I certainly hope so.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I already read and enjoyed "Changling"; it is a very good book. BUT, I also like and enjoy Harry Potter. I admit it took me a while to "get into" the Harry Potter series because I didn't even start reading the books until after the first movie came out. The books are MUCH better than the movies because the movies leave SO MUCH out. The whole Harry Potter "craze" will not really slow down until the last two books are released in movie form (late 2008 for the Half Blood Prince and no date for the last one yet). Right now, I am reading a book called: "Blood Ties Book One: the Turning" by Jennifer Armintrout. It is nothing like the TV series by the same name; but, it is still a very good book!
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
25 Jul 07
Glad you liked Changling. Let me know how Blood Ties Book is.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
25 Jul 07
Finished the book last night before I went to bed - it was pretty good. It a bit of a surprise ending which I enjoyed. Just started a book called "Mysteria" which is written by 4 writers - Mary Janice Davidson, Susan Grant, P.C. Cast, and Gena Showalter. It is about a town called Mysteria which was settled 300 years ago by a group of settlers made up of: "a bloodphobic vampire, a black-magic witch and her white-magic husband, a pack of 'hump happy' werewolves, and a man named John." Over the years other "magical misfits and outcasts" have moved there. Each author has written one story about the town and it's residents today. Looks like it will be a good read too.
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
25 Jul 07
O.K. I confess. I've never read any Harry Potter books. Call me weird, but I've not even WANTED to read a Harry Potter book. But I'm glad there are lots of former non-readers finding a reason to read.
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
25 Jul 07
exactly. I have never read them and I have no desire to read them, but I am glad people are reading something.
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
27 Jul 07
I know, what do people feel like they have to ridcule you for not being part of the fad?
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
25 Jul 07
Ohh god yes, I've been tired of the whole Harry Potter hype for years... But I still with I had come up with the idea :-D
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
27 Jul 07
Don't we all. Don't we all.
@rosie_123 (6118)
25 Jul 07
Yes I am to be honest! I tried to read a couple of the books and thought they were far too long and vastly overrated! I saw a couple of the movies but didn't really enjoy them. "Lord of the Rings" as a book and a series of films was far, far superior in my opinion. Glad I'm not alone.
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
27 Jul 07
I agree. The Lord of the Rings is a much better book and movie. Than the Harry Potter that I have read and seen.
@patgalca (14664)
• Orangeville, Ontario
25 Jul 07
I have never even TRIED to read a Harry Potter book. The genre does not interest me. I did buy one of the first books for my daughter way back in the day (LOL!). I don't think she ever read it. She is 14 and has had no interest in Harry Potter. At the soccer tournament this weekend we saw a couple of people walking around with the new HP book under the arms. One mother said hers was in her car and she'd better read it quick before someone steals it from her. *shaking head* Nope. I just don't get it.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
25 Jul 07
me neither.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
26 Jul 07
i think it is only a temporary hype... i believe it will die over time... i myself am not a fan of harry potter and i don't blame those people who are a fan of harry potter... because it is their choice... i just don't pay much attention about the hype and i also don't let it bother me...
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@UDDERONES (888)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I am not at the moment reading anything. But I am sick of all the Harry Potter hype. But I guess if we can get through this it will die down just like it did in the past.
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@Zmugzy (773)
25 Jul 07
I get tired of it every time the band wagon rolls on by after the latest book has been written. I've never read a Harry Potter book and I've never seen any of the movies. I intend to keep it that way.
• United States
25 Jul 07
I dont personal understand the hype but i guess if you like something then why not go for broke i do get tired of hearing it though my neice has all the books and its the only think she reads
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@gmakesmoney (2923)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I'm not into Harry Potter, I watched maybe 2 of the movies when there was nothing else on HBO years ago. I think it's a good story but not enough to make me stand outside a bookstore at 12am to buy one. I just went to Walmart, looked at a copy and read the last page to see what everyone was talking about. I'd rather read something that doesn't require me then reading 10 other editions that take years to get.
• United States
25 Jul 07
Yea I feel its become overrated. I liked it when I was younger but it felt more and mroe like a drag as it went on. When i was on the 5th book and felt it was painful to reach the ending, i decided I would no longer follow it.
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@Seaclans (215)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I kinda like the books and movies, but the hype is fairly extreme. It reminds me of cabage patch dolls when I was a kid. I bought several new books with birthday money recently and have started reading _The Speed of Dark_ by Elizabeth Moon. It is looking to be pretty good. It is told from the point of view of at least one autistic person. It's too soon to tell whether there will be point of view shifts. She a favorite author of mine, I loved her _Remnant Population_. Happy reading everyone!
@andrejuly84 (1047)
• Romania
12 Aug 07
i am not interested in reading it.anyway i think it's too much mediatization on this subject.just a serie for the kids
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Its too bad they aren't spending all that media time promoting reading of all kinds of books.
• Romania
12 Aug 07
yes,you are perfectly right.they should promote more reading in general,all kinds of books.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
2 Aug 07
Nope--you're looking at a die-hard Harry Potter fan..love the books and movies, but they aren't the only books I read---I'm dividing my time reading the latest Harry Potter book, Eragon, and Midnight by Erin Hunter...since noticing your kitty avatar that last book should interest you--it a series of books from The Warrior series, and starts with Into The Wild...its a cat's eye view of the world and how the four "clans" of wild, feral cats live and survive..excellent books...so far there are a total of fifteen books in the series...
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
12 Aug 07
How is Eragon? The movie wasn't much to speak of. I'll take a look at the cat series you mentioned. Thanks.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
30 Jul 07
Hi. Yes I am tired of hearing and reading about Harry this and Harry that... His first couple of movies were not too bad, but now the harry hype is getting a tiring, even my children have no interest for it...
@HighReed1 (1126)
• United States
28 Jul 07
I have been tired of Harry Potter for awhile. Since I haven't gotten around to hitting the bookstore, I am re-reading my Dragonlance books. I love fantasy stories! I also re-read my Executioner books. I like it when the bad guys get it in the end.
@malijka (141)
• Poland
28 Jul 07
I read all HP books instead the last one ... and yes i am little bit tired ... every page in reading books contain at least 2 topics about it ... It's just everywhere. Yes i am reading something else The shadow of the wind by Zafon :)