I feel that I am navigating in uncharted waters when
someone is talking about Harry Potter, since I have never
read any of the Rowlins-books. I was just getting started
writing when I saw the cover of TIME magazine with
a drawing of a boy with green eyes. I decided then that
I would not read the books, so not to get it mixed up
with my own stories. And since then never got around to it.
I recall reading Tolkiens "The Hobitt" when I was a child
but only came as far as when the trolls lead the terrified
ponies into the mountain to be eaten. I threw the book
away and never did warm up to the author again.
I resented anyone writing that in a book aimed for children.
Years later I did attempt to read him again but found
his books dry and longwinded, lacking a certain fire
I love C.S. Lewis though. Have all the Narnia-books and just started
reading them again.
I am currently reading "The Shipping News" by
E. Annie Proulx. Saw the movie and did not care for it
but the book is so much better.
Finished "Skygger paa Grćsset" ( Shadows on the Grass )
by Karen Blixen. Have read it many times, a recollection
that continues where "Out of Africa" ended.
Also reading "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brönte again,