Okay, so I will admit that I have been thoroughly and 100% sucked into the world of Harry Potter. I am not ashamed of this fact in the least. In the beginning I was totally against them--worried about the influence that these "witchcraft glorifying" books would have on children (and adults for that matter). However, I realized that HP does not deal with witchcraft per se...it's not about Wicca, or satanism, or even the occult really. They are fantasy novels and they portray a fictitious world. I know that there are people who totally disagree with me, and I respect that. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I only wonder sometimes if those who are so vehemently opposed to HP have ever read the books. I know that I personally was anti-HP before reading them, and once I did my opinion changed. Again, I respect those folks who just aren't interested. Read some other good books! :) My whole point, before going down this rabbit trail of defending HP, is that I am waiting on pins and needles for the seventh and final book to come out. I'm talking wait-by-the-mailbox-can't-hardly-stand-it kind of excited. I'm re-reading the series for probably the sixth time in preparation. I'm having the "water cooler" talks with friends from work about what we think is going to happen, and how we can possibly prevent others from telling us the ending before we finish reading.
I'm not lying when I say that I'm a nerd.