"X" is for eXpelliarmus

And also eXciting, seeing that my blogtour starts today with a Top Ten over at Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews.


I never thought there’d come a day I’d be doing a Harry Potter post, but my daughter had just finished reading the last of the books, so I guess that’s justified. I’m learning about the world through osmosis, including the spells/curses. She’s obsessed, first reading one of the books, then spending a weekend watching all the movies, comparing the plot. I’ve lost count how many times she’s watched them.

I could say I have no idea how she turned into a potterhead, but really, I’ve no one to blame but myself. I had the first two books kicking about, unread, and she was running out of stories to challenge her, so I gave my nearly-seven-year-old the first book and big mouth me told her if she liked it, I’d get the rest.

Honestly, I had no idea how fast she could read until then. I swear, it’s me all over again. I don’t recall being this frustrating to find suitable books for as a child.

And, boy, does she read, sometimes falling asleep with the book as a pillow. I have proof of this. But it’s on my camera right now and that’s at home, whereas I’m not (yeah, it’s been a month with no net at home, now). With other books being a buffer, it’s taken her about a year to finish them all. But I think such a milestone deserves a reward. Like maybe some more books…

I wonder how she’d handle The Hobbit…

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