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Praise recanted

In my mostly positive review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I mentioned reading the first book in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, The Golden Compass. Regarding that novel I said: I read Book One of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series, "The Golden Compass," during my flight to Atlanta, and I was […]

Thoroughly Potter-ed

To paraphrase the immortal Caesar . . . It Came, I Read, I Conquered. I finished the seventh and final Harry Potter book at 1:15 this morning.  When you’re within 150 pages of the end by 11:00pm, it’s kind of hard to put the thing down and go to sleep.  And I knew that it […]