Surrounded by Potters

***This post does not contain any spoilers.***

I ordered the latest and last Harry Potter book last week and it arrived on Saturday, so I am back in the land of Muggles and Blast-Ended Skrewts. I also persuaded my neighbour to come with me to watch the latest Harry Potter movie this evening, so I am well on my way to being caught up with all that is Harry.

I would say that the movie is as good as a fifth movie in a series of seven could be. I already knew what was going to happen and I didn’t expect — and didn’t receive — any closure. But the filming was good and the actors who play the “kids” (who are getting noticeably older than their characters are supposed to be) are getting better at acting.

The book is good too, but I have no idea how children less than half my age are supposed to keep up with all the storylines that have happened thus far. I had to go online to look for summaries of the past six books before I started this one so I could remember who was who and what had happened. I am enjoying being back in that enchanted world for a while. It is always fun to be totally absorbed by a book. Makes the rest of the things that happen to you in a day seem less important.

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