Monday evening our now-16-year-old granddaughter arrives for a four-day visit. At one minute past midnight this coming Thursday, she will be with us at the grand opening of the final Harry Potter film.
As the preview says, "Every moment he's lived has led to this."
Fellow and sister Harry Potter fans - especially those of you who, like me, would rather read the books than analyze them - here are two intelligent articles about the books you might surprise yourself by enjoying:
- Episcopal priest, theologian, life coach, and scuba diver Danielle Tumminio, author of God and Harry Potter at Yale, offers an unusual but persuasive interpretation of God- and Christ-figures in "Harry Potter and Christian Theology" (The Huffington Post)
- Former Marine, former Latin teacher, current Hogwarts Professor, and "dean of Harry Potter scholars" John Granger (no relation to Hermione), author of a whole pile of books about Harry Potter, explores the series' classic literary structure in "Harry Is Here to Stay" (Christianity Today)
On my other blog, The Neff Review, I just reviewed Peggy Orenstein's Cinderella Ate My Daughter. Parents, give thanks: there are no princesses in Harry Potter.