Thursday, June 23, 2011

Quoth the Ravenclaw, "Pottermore"...

As of yesterday, I've confirmed 4 Harry Potter converts since I read the series last winter

For those of us in our 30's who missed the Potter craze because we were busy in college, a bit "too" old to have read the books when we were young, it's not too late to be won over.  In fact, I'd argue that while excellent for adolescents, they are perhaps even better as an adult.

Bonus, we don't have to wait 10 years to get some resolution.

Last February when I was up to my ears in Hogwarts, Polyjuice Potion, and owls, I could not put those books down.  That meant I was the mom at swimming lessons reading a 5 lb. Harry Potter book.  Alas, until now, digital reading wasn't available.* 
Pottermore promises to be that, and so much more.  I know that because Rowling is at the head of this, it will not only be very smart marketing business, it will also be, from first click, full of excellence and class.

*I do, by the way, completely agree that this is a series to be loved and read in print firstly, but, e-readers are SO CONVENIENT, especially when travelling. I'd also mention that Jim Dale's reading of the audio books is incredible, and no doubt they are available at your local library.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Don't know if you count me in your converts, but I'm one too . I finally decided to read them based on my trust in your literary taste :) My reading time is slim, but I've read the first two and am squeezing in more whenever it doesn't completely endanger my children or derail my marriage. ha!