Harry Potter Friday #7

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It's Friday and around our house, over the past 6 weeks, that's meant Harry Potter night to my family! 
Yes, we may be one of the last families on the planet 
to not have read the books or seen the movies.
I was waiting until Em and Kaye were old enough for the dark story line.
 (Honestly, I didn't know much about the story, but thought since Em's BFF Rory has been a Potter fan for years, that now, at age 10, would be a good time for Em to see the movies.) 
 We've been borrowing the DVD's from our public library every week and tonight we are on movie #7- 'Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows-Part I'.  I can't imagine those who went to the theater to see these movies because they are so long! We usually stop the movie once or twice for potty and snack breaks. Kaye usually falls asleep the last 40 minutes of every movie, so she tends to miss the really dark parts of the movies, which is fine with me because she's only 6 years old and I normally would've waited for her to see these movies, but it isn't fair to Em to have to wait.   

It's been quite interesting watching the Harry Potter actors grow up .
  While watching I find myself thinking how these movies are now a part of classic movie history and how future generations will look to this movie series as I looked at The Wizard Of Oz, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (the original), Mary Poppins, Annie, E.T., Gremlins, Poltergeist, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Monsters Inc, The Muppet Movie (the original,) Freaky Friday (the original) and The Santa Clause movies.
  


 

  
What others would you place on the kids 'classics' list?

I thought Em was going to skip reading the Harry Potter books since she's watching the movies, but on Tuesday when we went to the library she borrowed the 1st & 2nd Potter books.  I'm glad that she still wants to read them.  She isn't the type of reader that seeks out really long books.  Either am I for that matter.  Time will tell if she decides to continue with the entire series or moves onto something else.

Em finished 'A Wrinkle In Time' by Madeleine L'Engle a few days ago, so we also borrowed that movie from the library.  I don't remember reading this book or seeing the movie.  There are a lot of children's books that I haven't read mainly because when I was in elementary school our township did not have access to the public library.  When I was in 5th grade we were granted library access and that is when I remember beginning to read more.  Still, I never read as much as Em does.  She loves to read and I am very grateful for that.  I'm hoping Kaye follows in her footsteps with the love of reading.

With that said, does it matter to you if a book becomes a movie and you haven't read the book yet, will you watch the movie before reading the book?

For me the answer depends on what the story is about.  For example, I read 'Confessions Of A Shopaholic' by Sophie Kinsella before watching the movie; in my opinion the book was much better.  I saw 'The Notebook' by Nicholas Sparks before I read the book; I liked the movie much better.

I haven't read of seen anything 'Twilight' related yet. 
 I will probably watch the movies before deciding whether I want to read the books or not, since this isn't the genre of books I usually seek out.  

You're probably thinking to yourself, 'Sheesh, this woman doesn't keep up with the times does she?'  I'm fully aware of what books and movies are popular, but I never feel like I have to be reading or seeing what everyone else is at any particular time.  So if you see books and movie reviews on my blog that are 'so 2008' (so to speak;  this is a reference to the Black Eyed Peas song 'Boom Boom Pow' where she says "I'm so 3008, you so 2000 and late") you know it's because I read and watch what I feel like, not what society is telling me is popular at any particular time.

Enjoy the weekend!

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Elle is a 45 year old HouseWife/SAHM/Kids-Taxi-Service from the Northeastern part of the United States. She enjoys reading, watching TV/Movies, blogging, social networking, crafting, recipe collecting, beaches and summer. She is not fond of laundry, cleaning bathrooms, washing floors or grocery shopping. Feel free to follow her on the social networks listed on the right hand side of the blog. Real life names have not been used in this blog.

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