Friday, April 27, 2007

For all those who take Harry Potter to be a kids' thing

Have been hearing people calling Harry Potter books as Children's fiction since eons now. Without meaning to start any kind of war here (I hate fights) I would like to say- If a book revolves around kids it does not automatically become a children's book. JKR never wrote the book (first and others) with a target audience in mind. Here's a quote from the author: I never thought about writing for children, children's books chose me.
In another interview of hers that I had read long time back, she said she wrote the book for herself. Simply meaning that if the book is good anyone can read it.
If somebody who knows I love HP says 'hehe' or 'haha' or press their lips to suppress the smile, I also suppress a smile and think 'GET A LIFE DUDE! DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR! BUY ONE HP FOR YOURSELF.' This is not just for them, but all visitors to ma blog: DO READ AN HP ONCE IN YOUR LIFE :)
If I am sounding like an obssessed HP/JKR fan then be it. NO regrets!
I am sad that the HP series is gonna end. But the six books (and the seventh one - Deathly Hallows, when it arrives) will be a treasure I would cherish all my life. Also, I am adding a countdown ticker for the last book on the blog. That, being an ode to the absoltutely fantabulous series of books and Jo, the rockstar!
So, here are the closing words from me:
I LOVE HARRY POTTER! J.K.ROWLING ROCKS! SHE'S GIVEN ME AND MANKIND THE 7 MOST AMAZING READS ON EARTH!

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

its a kid thing..now shut up!!!

Reeta Skeeter said...

Mr. Anonymous: I know whow u r.. Lemme tell u I have solved ur riddle! And i wish to reply in a riddle... U left enuf proof for me...the !!! indicates who u r.. howzzat? :D Get a life dude!
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Nee said...

Hear hear!

that girl in pink said...

harry potter is fabulous and i can't wait for book 7 to come out. god, i hope he doesn't die!!!!!

if HP is for kids i'm happy to be referred to as a child. who cares what the naysayers think!

Apoorv Gawde said...

Potter, hmmm I dont Like Harry Potter and not bcos I think its a kids thing! I religiously follow Samurai Jack and Johnny Bravo :D

but I just dont like famtasy the potter way. A Terry Pratchett or a Neil Gaiman for me! (oh i dont even like Douglas Adams)

:D now wat?

Eastmancolour said...

oh oh
goody !

I like Harry Potter :D

They're a fun read!

I wouldn't call myself a die-hard fan; but I AM waiting for the last book! Man it's been YEARS!!

Ankur said...

i haven't read any of the harry potter books, but have watched the movies and i quite liked em...i'm not a die hard fan though, but i enjoyed em the same way as i would enjoy a spidey movie!
dsnt matter if itz a kiddo thing :)

Reeta Skeeter said...

Nee: :)
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that girl in pink and eastmancolor: Same here! it has been ages since i've bin waiting :)
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Apoorv Gawde: That is okay. As long as u don't disrespect Potter :D
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Ankur: :) Mere se leke padh le if u feel like :P
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Mr. J said...

Why read, when you can watch :P

Ankur said...

@ reeta: itz more of a visual treat than anything else...

Eastmancolour said...

@ankur : na na... the movies fall far short of the books!
Many folk do like the movies... but seriously, the only fantasy movies that HAVE lived upto books are the LOTR series :D

For HP - seriously - read the books!

sanjay jha said...

Nameste reeta
I have read private 'anuvaad' of 'harry-puttar' too.
can't wait for book - seven though.
wish i could be part of your link in 'cool blue blog'..loved the template colour...
cheers
jhaji.

Reeta Skeeter said...

Mr.J: The visuals ae not half as elaborate as the writings.
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Ankur: Ur wish! But I strongly back what eastmancolour says!
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eastmancolour: Totally agree :D No one who has NOT rad HP can even fink what details it contains :)
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Jhaji: Namaste! Long time! Where hv u been? busy shooting? What do u mean when u say ---- I have read private 'anuvaad' of 'harry-puttar' too?
BTW Thank You :) Yes I am definitely putting u on ma list :)
Cheers!
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dRoZzY!!! said...

i really dont know much about
harrer potty... so i guess i'll abstain from commenting ;)

Mr. J said...

Any volunteers who can read for me :P

Reeta Skeeter said...

drozzy: GET LOST! TU POTTY! TERA BLOG POTTY! U R NO LESS THAN DRACO MALFOY WITH MALAFIDE IDEAS IN THAT SMALL BRAIN OF YOURS!
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Mr.J: For people like you they have also launched Harry Potter Audio Books! :D Happy listening! Njoy!

Rajeev said...

i donno anything bout this book!
but my sister is soooo crazy bout HP!
lets see, ill read it if i find any time

peace & Love
JeeVY

Anonymous said...

The genius of the author J.K. Rowling lies in her ability to bring such heavy themes down to earth in a way that manages to fascinate children and adults alike

keep up the good work reeta

Anonymous said...

The genius of the author J.K. Rowling lies in her ability to bring such heavy themes down to earth in a way that manages to fascinate children and adults alike.

keep up the good work reeta

Maren said...

haryy potter is a genious series of books, love them!! and i can't wait for the last book to come out in july!

Mr. J said...

Why hear when you can watch :P

Reeta Skeeter said...

Rajeev: U should!
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Anony: I agree :)
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Maren: Neither can I :) Happy Blogging!
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Mr.J: STOP GOOFING AROUND! U only said 'Any volunteers who can read for me' and now wen i tell u they hv audio books u dnt want that too! BTW here u go on ma blog roll :D Cheers! Happy Blogging!

Eastmancolour said...

oyezzzz
write!