I’ve never read any of the Harry Potter books, nor have I ever seen any of the movies.
Not one line from the books or a whisper from the movies.
In case you’ve been, um, dead, you might not know that the final Harry Potter movie starts tonight at midnight in the United States. As the (supposed) last movie out of eight in the series (EIGHT, people!), many are equally sad and excited.
Me? I really don’t care.
When I owned a bookstore, I hosted an entire Harry Potter party for kids and knew nothing about it. I had to do some quick internet research to provide proper giveaways and costumes.
I’m not sure when it started, my whole loathing of doing/reading/watching what everyone else is, but here I am. I don’t watch Glee. I’ve never seen/read Twilight. I couldn’t name the last American Idol winner if you paid me a million dollars.
It’s not that I don’t like popular things (I have an unnatural addiction to some pretty bad reality television) and I could watch the movie Twister every time it’s on television, but I’m generally not attracted to the things that everyone is talking about. Call it stubbornness, call it ego, or label it however you see fit, but I just don’t want to be like everyone else. I’m mean, what fun is that?
So, while thousands of people will be standing in line for midnight showings of Harry Potter all over the U.S. tonight, I will be tucked safely at home writing or painting my toenails or watching reruns of Pawn Stars. Or, maybe I’ll get lucky and catch Coal Miner’s Daughter playing tonight. (What do you mean you’ve never seen it?!?)
In 10 or 20 years, when the Potter fuss has died down, I might watch the movies, or maybe I’ll even pick up the books.
But I doubt it.
Are you a Potterphile (or addicted to any of the other “popular” series/movies/books out there)?
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Jacqueline Wilson is a prime parent who is a wife, mother, published author and freelance writer. She writes here, on Prime Parents’ Club, and on her observational parenting humor blog, WritRams.com: Writer Ramblings on Parenting Imperfectly. Follow her on Twitter as @WritRams or on Facebook.[/author_info]