Friday, August 24, 2007

Read More Harry Potter Book?

This summer, while traveling, Joy and I decided to read through Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince again to get ready for the release of the last book. We've done this on many occasions; it's almost like having a book on tape, only better. But this time, Sam was old enough to have his own ideas about what we were reading. So one day, while driving the back roads of Arkansas, I asked Joy to read a bit of Harry Potter. She was sitting in the back seat next to Sam, and so pulled out the book, showed it to Sam, and began to read.

Sam was intrigued for a few moments and then looked at Joy with his most serious expression and said "All done Harry Potter book."

Shocked, Joy dutifully put down the book. Immediately Sam smiled and muttered, "read more Harry Potter book?"

Surprised, Joy found her place, removed the bookmark, and began reading again. Sam quickly shook his head, "All done Harry Potter book."

You can quickly see where this went. Needless to say, we didn't get very far that day. But Sam's infatuation with Harry Potter continued. When we returned home, we put Half-Blood Prince next to my side of the bed along with the latest book and continued reading at bedtime so we could jump into The Deathly Hallows. Every morning, when Sam comes into our room now, he walks right up to the books, opens up Half-Blood Prince, and begins reading to himself. You never know what he'll read, but recently, it's been about how a young elephant named Babar meets Harry Potter.

Actually, that would make an interesting story. Any interest, J.K. Rowling?

But for now, as we're finally catching up with the rest of the world and reading the new (and last) Harry Potter book, Sam is right there with us:

1 comment:

Etta said...

I am not caught up with the rest of the world as I have not read even the first Harry Potter book. And, no, it doesn't even really have anything to do with the supposed controversy it has created in the Christian world. It has more to do with reading? What's that? Oh, you mean blogs, magazines? Emails? Books with 700 pages--the last one of those I think I read was our Music History book. Oh, wait. I don't think I read that one either.