Despite being (gasp!) thirty years old, I will admit that I am beyond excited to see the final installment of the Harry Potter movies this weekend. I have a girl's weekend in Western Massachusetts with three of my favorite people in the whole world and Saturday night we have a date to see the movie.
This morning I came across a great article in the Wall Street Journal (not even in the Personal Journal section!) entitled "How Harry Saved Reading". If you are a fan of the books, the article is an interesting read about why the series has been so successful (the seventh book sold 11 million copies in 24 hours making it the fastest-selling novel on record), J.K. Rowling's influences and style, and parallels to other successful novels.