Posts Tagged ‘Ron and Harry over the moors’

JK Rowling is one author who not very long ago had me coming back for more (and more, and wishing for more). In the middle of writing a master’s thesis, two friends invited me to visit England. I happily stuffed my excited butt on a jet and flew in. My fascination for Harry Potter became more intense in the moors of Goathland where I took a morning walk.

HP fans would know that North Yorkshire is a filming location of an HP2 scene where Ron and Harry traveled to Hogwartz in the Flying Car. I promised myself that right after the grad school dean tells me ‘you passed,’ I’m going to have a Harry Potter reading spree! I’ve been a bit hooked on the books since then; also roaming the net for anything about HP.

The audience group for HP is supposed to be composed of teenagers or younger than teenagers, right? I’m sure I’m too old for HP; but then not as old as my ex-SIL who is around fifteen years older than I. She’s a doctor; you know the type who, on a normal working day’s got a stethoscope slung on her neck, but at home reads Harry Potter like a thirteen-year old.

The world is becoming mental. I can hear HP fans chorusing, “That is soooo Ron Weasley!” The Harry Potter craze in my relations extends to a friend from college, an even closer one who is also a medical doctor. She watches Harry if she’s not closing wounds. What’s up with these science people poring over magic? I have passed on my interest in HP to the son. He does not mind long hours in the mall if we’re buying HP gadgets.


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