Have you read the Harry Potter books?

@r3jcorp (1384)
Philippines
February 22, 2011 2:29pm CST
I don't have time to read but I notice my daughter being interested so much with Harry Potter that she even downloaded an e-book for her cellphone. She finished all books that she downloaded and she was looking forward to have a new one.
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@samrie29 (112)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
I was not really a Harry Potter fan not until my husband convinced me to read the books. After he gave ma a gist of the last book I got really intrigued and started reading the first 6 books. I began to appreciate JK Rowling style of writing and I'm amazed on how creative she was in coming up with this type of stories and per character. I became more of a critic(after reading the books I suddenly had the urge to watch the movies again and started collecting DVDs). It's such a great story and I believe it's something that I can convince my daughter to read once she's grown up.
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
23 Feb 11
I know what you mean.I didn't even know who Harry Potter was till the third book was getting ready to be presented and I was talking to my sister on the phone and she told me that she had just reserved her book at the bookstore then she started to explain to me about the books.I told her that it sounded interesting and that I would probably get the book when it came out and she said no that I had to read books one and two first or I would not understand.So,I went out and bought books one and two and read them both within' a week and totally got addicted.Then,I reserved book three and have read all the Harry Potter books,by JK Rowling.Been to book store parties.Seen the movies,got the VHS's and watched the repeated movies on TV,like 100 times.
@cloudi (330)
23 Feb 11
I read the books before the movies started coming out. I find that I enjoyed them a bit more than the movie versions.
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
23 Feb 11
I enjoyed them both.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
I've read all the HP books, and I'm sad that I read the last book. I would have preferred watching the movie first, and then reading the book later. Ah, but, I'm looking forward to the last movie this year!
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
If I have the luxury of time, I would prefer to watch the movie than to read it. But maybe for fast readers and patient people like my daughter, she loves to read it.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
It's more detailed in the book, so it's more understandable, but, yes, it would require so much time compared to 2-3 hours in the movies.
@angelic123 (1112)
• United States
22 Feb 11
wow, she is a fast reader.Too bad there is no Harry Potter's book in Amazon Kindle. I love those books I read the last book twice.
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
Yes, she is a fast reader because she is very eager to finish it all.. She reads all the time, even when riding in public utilities vehicle.
• United States
23 Feb 11
In my opinion, it is unhealthy to read in a moving vehicle.It will strain the eyes and can also make you feel sick or dizzy.
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
24 Feb 11
To me they really liked the Harry Potter books. The latter was successful, and I was very pleased with the fact that the author has tried, through the epilogue:after 15 years, Harry's adventures conclude in this book. However, I saw an article where it says that the author would like to continue to write about Hogwarts. The idea is that this series, "Harry Potter" books of fantasy brought to public attention. Lord of the Rings is just one of them. Other fantasy books I recommend,and which are much more "old "than "Harry Potter" "The Chronicles of Narnia", "The Neverending Story (Michael Ende)," Tales from Earthsea (Ursula K. Le Guin ).These books were also screened.
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
24 Feb 11
Thank you for the recommending other good books. I would love to see my children to enjoy reading, i think it is very important to have an interest on it. I hope I could find an e-book or a book sale which offers it. I might spend part of my online earnings with buying used books for the children, i think it is cheaper.
@piperu (113)
• Indonesia
23 Feb 11
Hello...:) Yes, I read Harry Potter and I have all of the books from the begining till the last one. I love fiction and Harry Potter is an excelent fantasy.
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
You are very fortunate to have a copy of Harry Potter books.
• United States
23 Feb 11
I have read all the books and enjoyed them greatly. I have also seen all the movies and honestly I was disappointed at things that were taken out such as Hermione and SPEW as well as other stuff. I own all the movies and books as well.
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
great that you have the collection of the Harry Potter book, it worths a fortune, I could not afford to buy one for my daughter. I'm fortunate that she is contented with free e-books and she is finding ways to read it.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
23 Feb 11
Listened to all the books, actually read the last one as well, and seen all the movies. But its not so much that I'm a "Harry Potter" fan, but that I'm a fantasy and science fiction fan!
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
Yes, i think that is the reason why my daughter enjoy it very much, she also loves fantasy and fiction stories.
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
22 Feb 11
I have never read the Harry Potter books. I've thought about it but I've already seen the first few movies lol. I think then to read the books I'd probably be comparing the differences. I just jumped on the Twilight bandwagon. I had never heard of the Twilight series till the first movie was about to come out and people were going nuts waiting in line for the tickets to the movies and stuff. I haven't seen the movies yet. I decided I wanted to read the books first. My husband bought me the first two books. I read the first one in two days and read the second one in one day! I couldn't put them down. It was weird, if I took a break to go make dinner I felt like I was missing something. I had to get back to the book as soon as I could to keep reading. I'll hopefully get the final two books soon and then I'll watch the movies. I have them on my list for netflix just waiting on me to finish the books lol. Maybe I'll start the Harry Potter books then. I'm sure someone I know has the set that I can borrow.
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
I hope the Twilight bandwagon has a free e-book in the net, maybe my daughter will love it too.
@mlla24 (841)
• Mexico
22 Feb 11
not only watched the movies.
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
23 Feb 11
me too, i don't have the time to read it... but i think it's a good book!
@sanddo (111)
• Bulgaria
12 Dec 11
One day with friends go to the cinema and watch Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. On the next day I go to the bookstore and bought the book. Then I bought all of them and I read it. I like him, before 5 months I go to the cinema to watch the last film. It is so sad for me, this is the end of Harry Potter. I was read the books 3 times and I want to read him again. I was watch the movies, too.
@lady1993 (17786)
• Philippines
12 Apr 11
I have only read the 6th book, since I got so impatient waiting for the movie. Although I am a fan of the series, I just don't like reading books that are very long. But I really enjoyed the Half Blood Prince, but it just made me a bit disappointed with the movie, since they left lots of interesting things.. I will read the entire series when I have time though, like lots and lots of free time.
• India
5 Mar 11
Yes i have read all the books and also seen all the movies that have come out. I have this tendency to read the same book again and again no matter what and i love the Goblet of fire a lot. I would spend a lot of time reading in class, school, everywhere i go! Cheers!
@Kate34 (658)
• France
27 Feb 11
Yes I have and there very, very and one more very good. Like everyone says the books are much, much and much better than the movies. The movies are fun to watch but the books are interesting to read. That's great about your daughter reading the harry potter books. Reading should always be encouraged. Happy mylotting, mylotters.
• Philippines
24 Feb 11
Yes, I dd read the books except for the final one. I was saving the final installment when I find the courage to part with the series. The reading is somewhat symbolic to me since i practically grew up reading, watching and talking about Harry Potter. Though there are ebooks available, I prefer the hard-bound books since I like the feels of a book in my hands.
• United States
23 Feb 11
I have read all the books & seen the movies. If you have time, I definitely recommend reading them! They will make some ofthe things in the movies that aren't explained make more sense. Its sad they have to cut so much out of the movies, but you can't include every single detail, or each movie would be like 6 hours long!
@dfollin (12744)
• United States
23 Feb 11
Have bought and read all the books and thought they were greatThen,I have seen all the movies,but the most recent onebecause of finances and transportation problems.When the olders ones came out on VHS I bought them as well.
@dodo19 (32898)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 Feb 11
Yes, I have. I have read all the books, and I have seen all the movies. At least the movies that have come out in the movie theaters.