Welcome to Favourite Things Friday for another week. If you'd like to link up and share one of your favourite things , write your own post showing off something you love and link up at the bottom of this post. I love to see what people choose each week and anyone can throw up a post and link in.
This week my favourite thing is the Harry Potter book series. I know the target audience is young people aged 10-18 but these books are really enjoyable for all ages. I was surprised by how much I actually did enjoy the first one.
I was late to jump on the Harry Potter bandwagon. I bought the first Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for Miss P in about 2001. I'm pretty sure she never read it. I finally got around to reading it in about 2002. I loved it.
So I kept reading and by the time the 4th book came out I was all caught up and had morphed into one of those people waiting for the next book to be released. On the day it was released I raced out to buy it and spent the next 3 days completely immersed in the world of Harry Potter. And I've done that with all the books since then too. Geeky much?
These books have it all - good versus evil, mystery, morality, humour, a hero that still has flaws, (He's only a kid after all!), faithful but strong sidekicks with their own definite personalities, and a cast of supporting characters that provide a backdrop to the whole series of stories. One of the things I enjoyed through the series of books, is the development of the characters as they mature and the headlong rush to a final confrontation in the last book. The series is full of imagination, humour, and wonderful and scary situations.
I'm re-reading the Harry Potter series again at the moment for at least the third time and I'm enjoying it as much as I have on previous occasions. Sometimes it's good to escape into a world of fantasy.
JK Rowling captured the imaginations of a generation of young people and adults alike when she wrote these books and to date over 400 million copies of the series of books have been sold. If you haven't read them give them a try- they're a really great read.