Bruce yes, Seen the films. Actually I avoided Harry Potter when it was huge because (1) I thought it was for kids and (2) it was wildly popular and I stubbornly resist popular fads.
But a few months ago I happened to see part of a couple movies during a tv marathon. I didn't realize what I was watching for a while. Loved the special effects. Well... since I tend to get a tad single focused... then I watched every scene I could find on the net and was still hungry. So I got on ebay and ordered the complete collection of all the movies. Had my own little marathon. LOL Now that I've watched them several times, I bought the collection of books.
Going from past experience, I enjoy a movie more if I see it before reading the book. That way I'm not getting all upset at the movie for leaving parts out that I was expecting. And I can now imagine the familiar characters as I read. So far, I'm enjoying the books.
Though one thing that jumped out at me in the movies, and now even more in the books... Harry Potter sure did borrow a lot plot & character elements from JRR Tolkien's LOTR & Hobbit. I can't be the only one who noticed.
Oh yes and... what made me happy today.... ahem..
truthfully, having a safe oasis here to come and be myself and be treated kindly by nice people for a few minutes in the day. It is quite a relief from the online "social" game I've been playing at an NT site that is full of nasty hateful people and drama.