Ok, so I’m sure you’re wondering what on earth a historical fiction and romance writer is doing with a Harry Potter page on her blog. Well, I came to the Potter universe late, but am quite in love. I was born in 1985, but by the time the books really became popular in my area I was already a bit old for them. Why would I read about 11 year olds when I was 14? My younger sister and brother liked the books, there’s no way I could waste my time with that! Additionally, I had already fallen in love with historical fiction and research. Now, if anyone had bothered to tell me about Hermione and not just Harry, I probably would have been more interested.
Anyway, all that to say that I watched part of a movie or two on TV and saw The Half-Blood Prince in theaters with my brother for his birthday. Then, in 2014, my husband was working out of state a lot and I was home alone with my crazy kids (1 and 3 at the time). I bought some of the Harry Potter films to stream because I figured they were brainless for me and the first one or two might appeal to my older child. Well, I fell in love with the films. I knew the books would be even better but resolved to not read them until my children were of age. Along the way, I had the idea of an Austen-inspired fantasy series and decided I ought to read more fantasy to write more authentically. After a few disappointing books classified as historical fiction, I gave up and decided to read the queen of fantasy herself, J.K. Rowling.
I devoured them! I have decided to start posting my musings on Harry Potter on my blog rather than getting caught up in other forums about the topic. I welcome readers to add their thoughts as well.