Fittingly, today is the birthday of both the character Harry Potter and his author, J.K. Rowling. The scene I chose to illustrate is Hagrid arriving to give Harry his Hogwarts letter and a rather battered birthday cake. I could go on and on about how much I love, love, love Harry Potter, but I'll just mention two things that I admire about this series. First, the characters are so well written, I feel like I know them. Even the minor characters are well rounded, with strengths and weaknesses. Every few years when a book came out, it was like a visit with old friends. I really miss that. (The Qudditch World Cup article on Pottermore was a nice treat this year.) Secondly, I am forever grateful that Harry Potter made reading a shared experience. Suddenly, my friends were interested in reading books.
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