After years and years of staunch refusal I'm finally reading the Harry Potter series.
-By Leah Bonnema (Stand-Up Comic)
I don't know why I refused to read Harry Potter for so long. Was it because so many people said to me "Oh you like Lord of the Rings, you must like Harry Potter" and I'm just morally against assumptions. What, if it has a cape and a clear line between good and evil I'll like it?! Come on! Do I hate childhood related themes (for example nothing makes me more upset than Peter Pan as I still can't grasp the concept of adulthood)? Was it just jealously that I didn't get to be a wizard (or am I)?
I even had a joke about it. If someone in the crowd was Harry Potter-y or for some odd reason it came up in crowd work I'd go on a little rant about the unfairness of teenagers being considered wizards when they haven't even had to pay rent yet (which is where the real hard magic starts). And then I would say "When I first met my boyfriend he was wearing a t-shirt that said "I am a redneck motherf%$#er". 7 years later he went out in the middle of the night to buy me tampons. Who's the wizard now Harry?!"