I haven't read any of them yet but I think I'll have to start. My brother has been reading all of the series and I was surprised that he did so because I didn't think it was his kind of material. He recommended that I give it a try so I think I'll be adding it to my list of summer reading.
one thing i always find funny about the Harry Potter books, they run linear with school years, yet the release timings are not linear, meaning the kids reading them when they first came out will never read the series to full satisfaction.
this is one woman who i feel might as well have won the Lottery and not pressed this pulp fiction on our kids.
but lots of other people feel differently and i'm not going to start a war over it, if my kids end up intellectually unsatisfied by reading the series, it's my kids loss of time and respect, which reflects on myself been forced to supply them with the series. with so many kids not reading novels nowadays, i suppose anything that makes them read is good. unfortunately i know of plenty of kids who have not gone on to read other novels in their lives, only reading this series because it became a sort of peer pressure to have read them.
once you've talked to a number of 16 years olds trying to pass their english exams and you find out they have never read a novel in their lives, you start worrying! fishing and motorcycling magaizines are not literature
Harry Potter stories were fun to read at first with my 10 year old son, but then he lost interest after the third one. We did like to compare the books with the movies though so we may pick it up again...
Now he likes the Vampire's Assistant series by Darren Shan instead. He reads those as fast as we can find them for him!
The Harry Potter books have been translated into approximately 60 languages and are sold in over 200 countries.
Official translations have been done in the following languages (languages are listed twice if more than one translation was prepared, once if the difference is merely a difference of country and distributor):
Has anyone here read “The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh” series, a Star Trek book called “I.Q.” or any of the I.K.S. Gorkon series? I read two of the last series: “A Good Day to Die” and “Hounor Bound” by Keith R.A. DeCandido. What about “Lost Boys" by Orson Scott Card? Those are among the books that I read last summer. They were all interesting books in there own way. “Lost Boys” was a very sad horror story. It was something totally different from what Card usually writes. Anyhow, take care everyone. Adios
Just curious.....are the Harry Potter books worse than,same as, or better than the movies? Books usually are better, but HP seems like the type that could follow the books pretty well (plot conversion seems highly possible). I really liked the movies and I was just wondering if I should spend the time reading the books, if they're the same, I'll save my cash.
well, they are so popular and the impact that certain people think are beneficial for kids that your best bet here is to either get them out of a library and look around secondhand/charity books for them cheaply.
they aren't so rare that you can only pay top dollar on them!!