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What's the Big Deal about Harry Potter?

Dr. Sanity says that Harry Potter a href=”http://drsanity.blogspot.com/2007/07/more-important-than-blogging.html”is more important than blogging./a Not to me. Okay, for you Harry Potter fans out there, don’t kill me but I really don’t care that the new book a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0545010225?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0545010225″emHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows /em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0545010225″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / comes out today. I know people have been standing in line all night and I know there are bloggers out there who love the series, but don’t include me in their number. As Ann Althouse a href=”http://althouse.blogspot.com/2007/07/little-friday-afternoon-vlog.html”said on her vlog yesterday/a, “these are children’s books and I am an adult.” Okay, there are some kids’ books I do enjoy but Harry Potter is not one of them. I struggled through the first book and found it tedious and dull except for the part about Harry living in a closet in his aunt and uncle’s house and his subsequent descriptions of his atrocious cousin. The rest is sort of murky and uninteresting to me. Perhaps I am missing something. Enlighten me if you have read the series and think I have missed the boat in some way.