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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
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Saturday, April 9, 2011

"H" is for Harry Potter: What else?

"H" was a very easy letter to choose my topic, Harry Potter! I am a huge fan of the books and movies. My kids and I are Harry Potter trivia junkies. We love to play Harry Potter Scene-It, Harry Potter computer/Wii games, and we have Harry Potter movies marathons quite often.

Why has Harry Potter become such a huge phenomenon? According to Tanaqui at Leaky this is what she has to say...

"Harry Potter has truly influenced the literate world by bringing people of all ages back to reading. He has garnered much attention by expanding people’s imaginations in print and film, bringing a world to life. JKR also tells a good story using a variety of elements to capture a wide range of interests. Publishers, teachers and even authors have capitalized on the teen wizard, to encourage increasing literacy and enjoyment of reading, whether in the classroom or through literature circles, in bookstores with the variety of new books available or when creating new stories, regardless of the genre. Harry Potter is a phenomenon to education and reading."

I know that not everyone loves Harry Potter. I do know that Jo Rowling has changed the world of literature in a positive way. As a teacher, I saw personally how children who never wanted to read before couldn't get enough of the Harry Potter books. Yes it has become a big marketing tool, but at the same time it is something that has pulled the generations together. I know many parents and children that enjoy reading the books and watching the movies together.

Whether you like the books or movies you have to admit, Jo Rowling and Harry Potter has changed our world. To me, I feel that this change has been for the good. Long live Harry Potter!

P.S. We are saving our money so we can go to Florida to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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  1. Harry Potter has been phenomonal as far as encouraging children to read!

  2. Wow, such a great variety of topics and all so interesting! I'm having so much fun with this challenge and meeting so many great folks like yourself.
    Thanks for checking out my blog and for the 'follow'! So glad to have you with me!!! I’m still new to blogging and really appreciate any new followers.
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  3. I am a little amazed at how many adults read books like the Harry Potter and Twilight series.

    Don't get me wrong-I am not trying to put forth the fiction I read as "high-brow." I read the Spenser novels, for Pete's sake!

    I read lots of fantasy as a teenager,and sometime during college lost interest in it. I always assumed it was because I'd lost my ability to immerse myself in it.

    Maybe the adults who read the aforementioned series have found a way to channel their inner child, and I just became an old fart!



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