In the spirit of trying new things, I’ve joined a book club called “Reliving Harry.” It’s for folks who’ve read the Harry Potter books already but want to reread and discuss from a long-range we-know-how-it-ends perspective. What a great idea! We meet every month at the library and already have done the first book. The group mostly is 20- and 30-year-olds who read the books as teenagers and still can’t get enough. There were a couple oldsters like me who first bought the books for their own kids plus a 10-year-old boy who is just beginning the books and already is quite fluent in Hogwarts-speak. As in all book-club discussions, I learn so much from everybody else and enjoy picking up details I completely miss on my own. I’m constantly amazed at how the Harry Potter series touched so many different people — everybody has their Harry Potter stories. Go to http://en.wikibooks.org and http://www.scholastic.com for discussion questions.
Oh, I would absolutely love a book club like that. We were in mourning around here when the Harry Potter books came to an end. What a great way to take a second look at them.
I know! The young woman who came up with the idea was a great fan of the books and said she’d always thought a Harry Potter book club would be fun. She was a high-school journalist who worked on our teen-page staff when I was at our local newspaper several years ago and we’ve always kept in touch. She sent out a Facebook message a couple months ago that she was going to do this and she got a great response. Y’all should try it, too!
I’ve never read a Harry Potter book. Perhaps I should read at least the first one.
I still have two to read, but it sounds like a fun thing to do:)