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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 12:22 PM
Response to Reply #39
42. Well grab the first book and read it.
If you get halfway through and still aren't into it well then you're just not going to. But give it a serious try.
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  -Am I the only one who hasn't read a Harry Potter book or seen a Harry Potter movie? KansDem  Jul-07-09 11:19 AM   #0 
  - No you're not  Bluzmann57   Jul-07-09 11:20 AM   #1 
  - Harry Potter is NOT sci-fi  qazplm   Jul-07-09 11:28 AM   #10 
  - Whatever  Bluzmann57   Jul-07-09 01:59 PM   #77 
  - It's fantasy, not sci-fi.  HeresyLives   Jul-07-09 11:28 AM   #12 
     - Young people around me are always making HP references I don't get,  Sal Minella   Jul-07-09 12:31 PM   #45 
     - See post no. 77  Bluzmann57   Jul-07-09 02:00 PM   #78 
  - I like them well enough - but don't get all the hype  el_bryanto   Jul-07-09 11:21 AM   #2 
  - Yes, you are the only one. Even the Pope enjoys Harry Potter cos play. nt  ZombieHorde   Jul-07-09 11:23 AM   #3 
  - Nope.  Adsos Letter   Jul-07-09 11:23 AM   #4 
  - Who's Harry Potter?  no_hypocrisy   Jul-07-09 11:24 AM   #5 
  - He was the CO on M*A*S*H  road2000   Jul-07-09 12:40 PM   #52 
     - Sherman Potter played by Harry Morgen.  no_hypocrisy   Jul-07-09 12:57 PM   #61 
        - Bad joke on my part.  road2000   Jul-07-09 01:05 PM   #62 
           - No, I thought it was funny  dmr   Jul-07-09 03:31 PM   #103 
  - Nope.  kjackson227   Jul-07-09 11:24 AM   #6 
  - Not only that, I have yet to set a Rocky movie.  rocktivity   Jul-07-09 11:25 AM   #7 
  - Me, neither! I won't watch any movie about boxing  Glorfindel   Jul-07-09 11:30 AM   #14 
  - Include me!  KansDem   Jul-07-09 12:33 PM   #46 
  - Try Stallone as a funny man instead.  Tesha   Jul-07-09 06:53 PM   #114 
  - I thought the Rocky movies were just DEADLY boring.  Sal Minella   Jul-07-09 12:35 PM   #48 
     - Bullwinkle was OK, though  ChairmanAgnostic   Jul-07-09 02:49 PM   #91 
  - I attempted to read the books, but I can't stand JK Rowlings' writing style,  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 11:25 AM   #8 
  - Just curious--what is it about Rowling's style that you don't like?  KansDem   Jul-07-09 11:51 AM   #30 
     - Oh, it's just my literary snobbery. She writes for a certain age level so her sentences  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 12:04 PM   #33 
        - I don't think that's snobbery at all  moggie   Jul-07-09 01:41 PM   #69 
        - Have you tried to read any of the Twilight or Eragon books?  uppityperson   Jul-07-09 03:16 PM   #96 
           - Oh yeah. My teen daughter is obsessed with the Twilight series and I started the first book--  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 03:20 PM   #97 
              - Books that make me wish everyone would die 1/3 way through are not well written  uppityperson   Jul-07-09 03:30 PM   #101 
                 - If you've seen Star Wars you don't need to read Eragon  Love Bug   Jul-08-09 10:11 AM   #132 
  - Look around.  wolfgangmo   Jul-07-09 11:26 AM   #9 
  - Nopey, you aren't the only one.  Gwendolyn   Jul-07-09 11:28 AM   #11 
  - i never read the books- but i really do enjoy the movies.  dysfunctional press   Jul-07-09 11:30 AM   #13 
  - Yeah, I can't wait to see Mrs. Weasley kick Bellatrix's ass.  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 11:35 AM   #19 
     - That will be worth the price of admission  Voltaire   Jul-07-09 01:08 PM   #64 
     - I hope they let her say  Love Bug   Jul-08-09 10:14 AM   #133 
  - Nope, same here  doodadem   Jul-07-09 11:33 AM   #15 
  - Nah, you're not alone.  Pharlo   Jul-07-09 11:34 AM   #16 
  - yes you are, anyone here saying otherwise is lying to make you feel better  mkultra   Jul-07-09 11:34 AM   #17 
  - Nope - you're not the only one  abbeyco   Jul-07-09 11:34 AM   #18 
  - I'm an adult; why would I read or watch that stuff?  mitchum   Jul-07-09 11:35 AM   #20 
  - Harrumph! I guess you put a lot of people in THEIR place!  JuniperLea   Jul-07-09 11:42 AM   #25 
  - +1  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 11:43 AM   #27 
  - But there is a difference between luxuriating in childhood nostalgia...  mitchum   Jul-07-09 01:49 PM   #74 
     - I wonder how apeshit people went when those tomes were released....  JuniperLea   Jul-07-09 02:03 PM   #79 
  - I thought the same, but then we bought an audio version  sybylla   Jul-07-09 02:50 PM   #93 
     - THREE CHEERS for Jim Dale!!! We read the first book with our twins, but on a car trip  FailureToCommunicate   Jul-07-09 03:21 PM   #99 
  - No... I am HP ignorant...  JuniperLea   Jul-07-09 11:36 AM   #21 
  - Nope. Never read one, never seen one.  AngryOldDem   Jul-07-09 11:37 AM   #22 
  - No HP for me...yet  cyberswede   Jul-07-09 11:41 AM   #23 
  - How do you know that it's not entertaining or amusing enough if you never read it?  MrSlayer   Jul-07-09 11:42 AM   #24 
  - I avoided them for a long time as well  Voltaire   Jul-07-09 12:11 PM   #35 
  - Supposedly they're doing Deathly Hallows in 2 movies.  MrSlayer   Jul-07-09 12:20 PM   #40 
     - I suppose they could have done 2 since Goblet  Voltaire   Jul-07-09 01:07 PM   #63 
     - I hate how they completely cut the dursleys out of the goblet of fire  Clintonista2   Jul-07-09 01:46 PM   #72 
     - I hate the way they cut out huge chunks of the story in most of them.  MrSlayer   Jul-07-09 01:59 PM   #76 
        - Really you didn't like the LOTR movies? I thought they did a pretty good job for the most part  Clintonista2   Jul-07-09 02:42 PM   #89 
        - Yeah, I hated them.  MrSlayer   Jul-07-09 03:08 PM   #95 
        - That's why it's called "Adaptation"  Touchdown   Jul-07-09 03:31 PM   #102 
     - I think that would be a bad idea  DireStrike   Jul-08-09 05:13 AM   #124 
  - I would pass through the room when my family was watching one of the movies...  KansDem   Jul-07-09 12:17 PM   #39 
     - Well grab the first book and read it.  MrSlayer   Jul-07-09 12:22 PM   #42 
  - The fundies don't watch him. nt  Obamanaut   Jul-07-09 11:43 AM   #26 
  - I know that I know that I know not WHY .......  Sal Minella   Jul-07-09 12:38 PM   #51 
  - I haven't done either.  flvegan   Jul-07-09 11:45 AM   #28 
  - Nope -me neither.  LeftinOH   Jul-07-09 11:45 AM   #29 
  - I had no choice if I wanted to understand what my kids were talking about.  kegler14   Jul-07-09 11:53 AM   #31 
  - Add me to the list.  National Steel 27   Jul-07-09 12:01 PM   #32 
  - Count me in  RFKHumphreyObama   Jul-07-09 12:10 PM   #34 
  - I have never had an interest either - you're not the only one  Maru Kitteh   Jul-07-09 12:14 PM   #36 
  - Never had any interest.  bigwillq   Jul-07-09 12:15 PM   #37 
  - Nope. I haven't. Not interested. n/t  Bertha Venation   Jul-07-09 12:15 PM   #38 
  - I read the 1st book due to pressure from my daughters  VWolf   Jul-07-09 12:21 PM   #41 
  - yes n/t  Scout   Jul-07-09 12:22 PM   #43 
  - No you're not...  virgdem   Jul-07-09 12:27 PM   #44 
  - i havent. and i am a HUGE reader. kid stuff, lol. not interested. havent read  seabeyond   Jul-07-09 12:34 PM   #47 
  - Adding myself to the list n/t  UTUSN   Jul-07-09 12:35 PM   #49 
  - i haven't , nt  garybeck   Jul-07-09 12:36 PM   #50 
  - I'm with you.  burning rain   Jul-07-09 12:41 PM   #53 
  - No, I know quite a few very intelligent individuals who adore the books and the movies.  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 12:52 PM   #60 
  - Lotta smart people like some brain candy here & there, no doubt.  burning rain   Jul-07-09 01:35 PM   #67 
  - Interesting...  KansDem   Jul-07-09 02:33 PM   #87 
     - Although the poster above dismisses the books as "brain candy" I do believe  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 02:55 PM   #94 
  - Way to go! You are so much better than those people.  WhollyHeretic   Jul-07-09 02:13 PM   #83 
     - Didn't suggest I was. Your malice says more about you than it does me.  burning rain   Jul-07-09 03:48 PM   #105 
        - I'm malicious? You're the one who questioned the intelligence of millions of people based on your  WhollyHeretic   Jul-07-09 05:45 PM   #106 
        - Now you're lying about me.  burning rain   Jul-07-09 06:03 PM   #109 
        - Now you're lying about me.  burning rain   Jul-07-09 06:06 PM   #110 
        - There is a continuum between what is profound and brain candy--  Mrs. Overall   Jul-07-09 06:29 PM   #113 
  - Hardly.  Moondog   Jul-07-09 12:41 PM   #54 
  - I never even picked up a copy until Costco  woofless   Jul-07-09 12:43 PM   #55 
  - i haven't...  a la izquierda   Jul-07-09 12:46 PM   #56 
  - No, of course not. But I love the books.  lumberjack_jeff   Jul-07-09 12:48 PM   #57 
  - I haven't. I'm sure some day I will read all the books. But for now I'm just not into fantasy.  applegrove   Jul-07-09 12:49 PM   #58 
  - I tried reading the first book, but couldn't get into it. Though I saw the first film.  closeupready   Jul-07-09 12:50 PM   #59 
  - Nope. I haven't either.  SeattleGirl   Jul-07-09 01:09 PM   #65 
  - No,  Hard_Work   Jul-07-09 01:10 PM   #66 
  - Saw one movie with my niece. Couldn't see the appeal.  Vidar   Jul-07-09 01:38 PM   #68 
  - Yup. nt  Guy Whitey Corngood   Jul-07-09 02:49 PM   #92 
  - Never read it or seen a Potter movie. You are not alone. n/t  Hepburn   Jul-07-09 01:44 PM   #70 
  - No, and I grew up with and still read/watch plenty speculative fantasy, science fiction & horror  Echo In Light   Jul-07-09 01:44 PM   #71 
  - No, you're not  ellie   Jul-07-09 01:47 PM   #73 
  - Never read a book and never saw a movie. My youngest son was crazy for H. Potter.  mnhtnbb   Jul-07-09 01:51 PM   #75 
  - You are not the only one.  Blue_In_AK   Jul-07-09 02:05 PM   #80 
  - OH MY  undergroundnomore   Jul-07-09 02:07 PM   #81 
  - Count me in, please.  Octafish   Jul-07-09 02:08 PM   #82 
  - Same here.  silverweb   Jul-07-09 02:18 PM   #84 
  - No. Me too.  NC_Nurse   Jul-07-09 02:20 PM   #85 
  - Question, how do you know that you don't like Potter if you've never read a book or seen a movie?  MadHound   Jul-07-09 02:26 PM   #86 
  - No, kind of. I did take my goddaughter back in the day to see the 1st movie.  Guy Whitey Corngood   Jul-07-09 02:35 PM   #88 
  - You're not alone. I'm not into stuff like that but am always forced  ecstatic   Jul-07-09 02:44 PM   #90 
  - I watched the first movie...  Release The Hounds   Jul-07-09 03:21 PM   #98 
  - Give the audio version a try (from your library): Jim Dale's rendition bests reading AND  FailureToCommunicate   Jul-07-09 03:24 PM   #100 
  - Nope, you're not  PSzymeczek   Jul-07-09 03:40 PM   #104 
  - I've never read a HP book or seen a HP movie.  azmouse   Jul-07-09 05:47 PM   #107 
  - I just don't get it....  noel711   Jul-07-09 05:49 PM   #108 
  - Yes. You're The Only One. Every One Of The 6 Billion Other People, Even The Illiterate And Blind,  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jul-07-09 06:27 PM   #111 
  - I've never read or seen any Harry Potter stuff. n/t  greguganus   Jul-07-09 06:28 PM   #112 
  - I feel that way about Updike (though I have read a couple of his books)  cemaphonic   Jul-07-09 11:19 PM   #115 
  - I have tried  Toucano   Jul-07-09 11:26 PM   #116 
  - No, you're not alone.  Brigid   Jul-07-09 11:27 PM   #117 
  - OMG I love Harry Potter I have all the books and a HP cap.  ccharles000   Jul-07-09 11:33 PM   #118 
  - I started reading the books to my daughter and fell in love with them. Their Great.  Flabbergasted   Jul-07-09 11:45 PM   #119 
  - No.  bertman   Jul-07-09 11:51 PM   #120 
  - No, you're not, and I feel the same way.  Zavulon   Jul-08-09 01:01 AM   #121 
  - I think the reason the books are popular is that there are so many loose ends  eridani   Jul-08-09 04:39 AM   #122 
  - I've never read the books but the movies are pretty cool.  Boomerang Diddle   Jul-08-09 05:03 AM   #123 
  - I've seen the movies, but have avoided the books, as I'm a  Norrin Radd   Jul-08-09 05:44 AM   #125 
  - I think you mean to say...  Orsino   Jul-08-09 08:08 AM   #126 
  - waves hand in air..  SoCalDem   Jul-08-09 08:17 AM   #127 
  - I haven't  madokie   Jul-08-09 08:19 AM   #128 
  - I watched one of the movies once  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-08-09 08:19 AM   #129 
  - We have had some great family moments  hack89   Jul-08-09 08:21 AM   #130 
  - I never read any of the books. Saw the first movie.  femmocrat   Jul-08-09 09:27 AM   #131 
  - I prefer Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators  enigmatic   Jul-08-09 10:18 AM   #134 
  - no n/t  mix   Jul-08-09 10:30 AM   #135 
  - I think I saw the first movie and that was about it.  Tommy_Carcetti   Jul-08-09 10:57 AM   #136 
 

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