Just so I can chime in on the whole thing, I’m hereby announcing that I’ve already bought the 6th installment of the Harry Potter saga. I haven’t come around to reading a single page yet, since I’ve been a bit busy finishing that dreadful paper. And at the moment I’m reading Digital Fortress by Dan Brown, which, somehow unexpectedly, is a bit of a disappointment. It’s heavily clichéd, and although it’s set in an environment I’m not totally unfamilier with (namely computers…well, actually it’s cryptography, but since I couldn’t decipher code encrypted with a one time pad even if I had the decription pad, I wrote “computers”), the whole thing seems contrived; and somehow I got the impression that Brown’s research for that book was a bit shoddy. Oh well, I’ll be finishing that one off tonight, and then I’ll be free to enoy the newest adventure of the young
By the way, even if I hadn’t read the last five of the HP saga, I’d probably start reading now, after finding out that God’s Rottweiler is not fond of HP at all. Quoted from a letter written when he was still a cardinal:
It is good that you enlighten people about Harry Potter, because these are subtle seductions which act unnoticed and by this deeply distort Christianity in the soul, before it can grow properly. (link)
I don’t think there’s anything better than fighting your innate Christianity seed with a good dose of Harry Potter.