Yes, I am reading the "Harry Potter" series! Surprising, I know, but when my good friends keep on insisting that the writing is worth it, I had to check it out. I am on on the last book already and I liked all of the previous ones, except for the fifth in the series: "The Order of the Phoenix". That one made me really mad for a few reasons that I cannot say without spoiling the plot if you haven't read. My favorites as of now are the first one: "The Sorcerer's Stone" ("The Philosopher's Stone" if you're British), and the third one: "The Prisoner of Azkaban". Those books stand out to me because of the genius plot twists, and nothing matches the novelty of the first book. I've only seen a few of the movies, but I already know that they do no justice to the books. Harry Potter's story is intriguing and I'm glad I'm reading the books, but I don't see the huge obsession. J. K. Rowling is really creative and she had to have had all of these books planned out down to most details. Kudos to her.
I haven't updated lately because I've been moving back to Texas, working on a teacher certification program, working at Borders bookstore, running 4+ miles a few times a week, and reading Harry Potter. Life is good. :)