I'm 29 & I like the HP books, is that wrong?

@nica269 (1399)
United States
November 12, 2007 8:10pm CST
I really enjoyed the books. They got me reading again. Should I be ashamed that i like a children's book series?
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@aseretdd (13732)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
I don't think that is something to be ashamed about... i am older than you but i have read and re-read the Harry Potter books a lot of times now... and i know some people older than me who also love everything about Harry Potter and the world of wizards... I have been reading childrens books eversince i can remember and i have a good number of collection of these kind of books...
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
13 Nov 07
This is great to hear because i've come across people like at the dentists office that have seen me reading the books and look at me like i'm stupid or something. They've even asked me sarcastically - isn't that a CHILDREN'S book?? so, i've been self conscience about reading the books in public. thanks for your post
@aseretdd (13732)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
I actually started reading HP Deathly Hallows in a restaurant... there were a couple of kids looking at me and pointing at the book... i bet they went straight to the book store to get their own copy...
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
15 Nov 07
LOL... I bet they did too. :o)
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
19 Nov 07
No way, books are a treasure. Nothing to be ashamed of. No matter what they are about, books sure bring about changes in your intellectual atmosphere. With every book you read, you add to your knowledge, the amount may vary depending on how nicely you've read it. Each sentence you see in a book, regardless of its nature, is the translation of a thought, idea. You have nothing to lose by reading HP books, they just condition you to the fictional or fantasy world and broaden your imagination. The type of book you choose rather has something to do with "conditioning" phenomenon of an individual than interpreting maturity or immaturity of an individual. If you constantly read fiction more, your are conditioned to that type of lifestyle where you enjoy the worldly fascinations more. If you are hooked to Non-fiction books like for e.g 7 habits, paradise lost, etc - you develop that sort of mind and balance - i.e you become more placid and hermit like. If you are an omnivorous reader, then probably you'll have knowledge about everything and a superior intellect. I think the question of being ashamed really does not arise here at all, it's your wish, your life, your taste and you choose. The golden rules of life cannot be applied here. Good luck:-)
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@nica269 (1399)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I do enjoy fantasy reading, it gives me what I need and takes me away from what I need a break from. It's a great escape and what better way to do it than to read about it and immerse yourself in it. thanks for your awesome words, I_LUV_U
@caf48180 (281)
• United States
13 Nov 07
no its cool.I will never out grow video games so we can all have childish stuff that makes us happy so enjoy them while you can.
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@nica269 (1399)
• United States
13 Nov 07
Thanks for your input - it's appreciated.
@caf48180 (281)
• United States
13 Nov 07
no you shouldnt reading is good i wish i enjoyed it but i really dont besides reading about the new video games coming out and such but whatever enjoy I hope it makes you few young thats hard to come by.
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@nica269 (1399)
• United States
13 Nov 07
Reading the books doesn't make me feel young, I just enjoy them. But thanks for the post. :o)
• Philippines
16 Nov 07
weel theres nothing wrong with that.. and for me its not a children buk... yeah the 1st and 2nd buk are for chuildrens but if you look at the next buk it become an adult buk with all that mystery and take note of the deaths... and i cannot blame you because its amazing!!!!!
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
17 Nov 07
I do agree that the first two books are a much easier read (not that the books are a hard read), probably really meant for children. And as the books progress, the darker and more intertwine they got. The series is amazing.
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
yeah youre right... we cant blame anyone for reading this amazing buks... jk is so brillant!!!
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
20 Nov 07
they are.
@ticha414 (60)
• Portugal
13 Nov 07
Ashamed? I don't think so. I LOVE HP books. What's wrong with that? J.K.Rowling wrote this for everyone, they say it's for kids just because it talks about magic and the main characters are kids but the books are for everyone, believe me. This books changed my world and if someone say that i'm stupid or retarded just because i'm reading HP I just say they have a mental illness lol. Really, don't be ashamed. Most of those people who look at you as if you were mental don't read the books because they are afraid of someone call them the same they call or think about you. ;)
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
15 Nov 07
That's a great way of looking at it. LOL I thought (but never really realized) that people who 'looked' at me funny because I was reading HP, didn't really read. I mean, an educated man at my church just loves those books. I guess if he likes and reads them, why shouldn't I, right? Thanks for your input, Ticha
• Portugal
16 Nov 07
I think that that educated man is very clever lol . Keep reading whatever you want ;)
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
17 Nov 07
Def. great advice. Thanks again. :o)
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
i'm 30 something and i still read and enjoy children's books. i don't believe there is anything wrong with that at all. after all, as they say, there's always a child in each of us. happy reading!
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
13 Nov 07
Thanks for the post. I believe that reading "children's" books is better than not reading at all, right?
@jakesmum (154)
• Australia
19 Nov 07
We always need to find time to nurture our inner child, reading books for children is one way of doing this. Sitting in the grass and watching clouds pass by are other ways. Even the most stern straitlaced 80 yr old was a child once. Think young, stay young, that's what I say.
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I think you're totally right on the ball...think young, stay young. That's what it's all about.
@Postrock (273)
• Italy
30 Nov 07
naa..why be ashamed? I hear that they are well written. For what i know the movies do interest most age groups. So i guess the same can be said about the books. If you enjoy something, just enjoy!
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Thanks for your post. And yes, the books are as good, if not better than the movies and those are great!
@megumiart (3777)
• United States
23 Nov 07
Not at all. Even though it's catagorized, I think Harry Potter is a series for everyone. not just kids.
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
29 Nov 07
I think it's geared more towards teens and adults...especially the last few books. thanks for your pst.
@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
22 Nov 07
I don't see why you should,I'm 61 and have all the HP movies on CD. I am no longer a heavy reader,but I love the movies.
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
29 Nov 07
The movies are very close to the books, so it's almost as good as reading them
• India
20 Nov 07
i don't find any reason why ushud be consious of reading HP books.i am 30 and so are friends are all of us are hooked to the books...why we still read comics books,and fairy tales...and watch cartton movies!!
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I think that doing such things helps us keep young because you're only as old as you feel.
@pastorkayte (2255)
• United States
19 Nov 07
If you are reading it is not wrong, shoot I have children and I make it a point to read everything they read, so I read babysitters club books and Junie B Jones as well as Harry Potter and I have grandchildren and I read their books too.
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I think it all comes down to reading is a good thing to do. thanks for your post
• India
19 Nov 07
Hello Nica...join the club! LOL i am 25 and i have read the books and re-read them several times. I love them so much. It has opened a new world to me and you can learn so much. Nothing to be ashamed of! I even keep visiting all the fan sites and download some of the rare pictures! A complete potter manic! and i am proud of it! so happy mylotting and enjoying Harry Potter and his world ;)
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Thanks for posting...I love Potter's world, it takes me away from reality and gives me a little break from it. Sometimes that's all we need to keep going in life.
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@cripfemme (7710)
• United States
18 Nov 07
Of course not! I'm two years older then you and I love them, too. That was just an amazing series. I've often that children's books had better plots then adult books. My dream is to write kids/teen books one day.
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
18 Nov 07
Children's books have more interesting plots, that's for sure. LOL Hope your dream of writing books comes to fruition soon.
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• Italy
17 Nov 07
I don't think that Harry Potter is a children's book. I think that it's a book for all the age! Now I'm 21 but I think I will go on reading them for sooooo long!:P
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
18 Nov 07
HP is definetly a series i'll pass on to my children as good literature.
• Philippines
16 Nov 07
No.... Harry Potter is a great book and i think, everyone is entitled to read it... in fact, I never consider this as a children's book but a book of all ages.
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
17 Nov 07
Wonderfully said. Thanks for your post.
@MagieL (266)
• China
16 Nov 07
i don't think so.i am 22 years old,but i like to watch Cartoons,and i don't feel ashame. everyone have the right to have a hobby.so,never think that is should be ashamed.^^
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
16 Nov 07
thanks for your post, Magie. :o)
@geot08 (46)
15 Nov 07
No, these books are more for adults then children anyways because its not written in "child" English. and I think teens/adults understand them better. Plus, your not the only one, I know people around (and older) than you who've read them. Plus, reading is nothing to be ashamed of.
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
16 Nov 07
Thanks for your post.
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
You should stand up for what you believe in. Besides, HP books are very popular this days Thanks for asking. Pls add me as friends
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Thanks for your input.
• United States
14 Nov 07
Not to be critical but it seems to me if you truly enjoy the series you wouldn't be too hung up on the cultural norms or concerns about what you should and shouldn't be reading. The very reason that people read and enjoy the Harry Potter books is because they are fun and whimsical allowing us to experience a world where fighting and facing are darkest foes and fears can be an adventure when we are supported by friends. So read because it is fun. Read them because they offer some wisdom and commentary on society or read them for whatever reason you have. But you love it just keep reading.
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I'm not hung up, but curious. I've read all the books and loved every one of them. And can't wait to finish reading the books on on now so I can re read them again. I completely agree with your comment - so thanks for posting.