Nice to meecha.
Okay, I’m late to the party, I know. In my defense, while I haven’t had my head buried in the sand this past ten years, I have been pretty daggone busy. When the HP books first rolled off the presses, I heard they were full of magic and “bad stuff”, and I took that at face value, and since there are so many good books in the world, I said the kids couldn’t read them until I did, and that is how the matter stood. They had plenty of other books to read, and so I did not make it a priority to get these books read.
Then TheClone came home, and she said they were good books. And the the youth pastor said he wasn’t going to advise for or against HP, but he did have a problem with people bashing HP and promoting Tolkein, because after all, magic is magic, if that’s what we are basing the bashing on. Hmmm. Now that was a thought right there. Clearly one needs to be discerning.
And then Country was ready for the next year of Ambleside and The Hobbit was on the assigned reading list. And I assigned it without blinking.
And so that is how I came to be reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I;m linking it so far, all the way up to page 38. In fact, I got mad at my dentist this morning for NOT keeping me waiting. So, please excuse my relative brevity here. I am trying to get my work all done so I can go read.