My admiration for J.K. Rowling knows no bounds. She’s a master storyteller. She has created an immortal book series. I love her in every interview she gives. And she’s trying to bankrupt me.
I’ve bought all Harry Potter books. Now, I’m buying some of them again for my kids (my daughter has read them so many times that they’re falling apart). She has also asked me for a Kindle version of book five as her “Kindle book of the month” allowance. And I foresee more eBooks in my future…
I’ve been to the theatre to watch every Harry Potter movie (and remember, there were 8 of them). Some of them on IMAX, some of them multiple times.
We have two Lego Harry Potter videogames too. I am actually reluctant to sign up for Pottermore.
And, of course, the whole family wants to go to Universal and visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter sometime.
Hundreds of dollars (so far). And I’m not even upset. On the contrary!
I loved every minute—and every cent—I spent in the world she has imagined.
She also pulled off three amazing feats. The first one, introducing several reluctant readers to the wonderful world of books. Second, creating a sprawling saga where details from book one (and two, and three…) were integral part of the resolution in book seven, thousands of pages later. The third one, surpassing expectations in book seven.
This is her greatest accomplishment. Can you imagine the pressure, the anxiety of having to deliver a satisfying conclusion to a story beloved by millions? Would you be able to withstand all the second-guessing, including your own? Nonetheless, not only she has risen to the occasion, she wrote a final book even better than anyone expected!
So, Ms. Rowling, I’d love to keep transferring my money to you. You’ve earned it. It’s been totally worth it.
T H A N K Y O U, J. K. ! ! !
What about you? Do you also gladly spend money on entertainment that’s meaningful to you? Are you a season ticket-holder of a sports team? A friend of mine buys all Dungeons and Dragons books. Have you toured with a band? Please share!
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