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#MicroblogMondays 77: The Peak/Peek

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Though we’ve known about the theater production of The Cursed Child for a while (and my friend has tickets; she has tickets, people!), the Internet lost their mind over the announcement that JK Rowling would be releasing the script in bound form.  Will I buy it?  Yes, because all of our money is earmarked to be given to JK Rowling.  But no, I have not preordered it yet, nor have a lost my mind.

There are some people who do not want to read the script because they feel like the series ended so neatly back in Book 7 (save for the years into the future chapter), and to return to these characters is to ruin something.  Harry is forever 17, surrounded by his friends after ridding the world of its greatest evil.  Who wants to peek at a middle aged Harry Potter with a beer gut and receding hairline?  At the same time, who wants to imagine that our beloved Harry Potter peaked in high school?  That after all of that excitement, he has lived a fairly tame married life, has kids, reads the newspaper?  Anything other than fighting the Dark Lord with the whole wizarding world behind him is a bit of a letdown.

But will I read it?  Hells yeah.  It’s sort of like Facebook: I don’t really want to think of all of us as middle aged, but I like peeking at old classmates to see how they turned out.

Do you want to know what happened to Harry Potter years down the road, or are you happy to keep him 17 forever?


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1 One and Done? { 02.15.16 at 5:32 am }

I think curiosity would get the best of me at some point and I would want to know what happened to Harry Potter.

2 KeAnne { 02.15.16 at 5:51 am }

I will definitely read it!!

3 TasIVFer { 02.15.16 at 5:54 am }

I’d like to think Harry’s life is worthwhile after 17! My brain didn’t explode – but I’ll read it.

4 No Baby Ruth { 02.15.16 at 6:37 am }

I’ll read it, I’m sure, although I do sort of understand the not completely wanting to… I imagine there will be more to the story line than reading newspapers and raising his kids, or else people will be pretty disappointed.

(One of my friends got tickets to the show as well. Jealous!!)

5 Jessica { 02.15.16 at 6:47 am }

I read the last book and yes, humans travel down the same road. In a way, he abdicated and made way for the next generation. No more spoilers now!

6 Obsessivemom { 02.15.16 at 7:16 am }

Yes yes and yes again. I’ll read this one for sure.

7 Conceptionally Challenged { 02.15.16 at 7:22 am }

I’ll read it for sure, despite worrying a little that it will be a let-down… your facebook comparison is pretty good 😉

8 Charlotte { 02.15.16 at 8:14 am }

I have never read any Harry Potter, not seen any of the movies. Most of what I know of Harry Potter I have learned from this blog!

9 Catwoman73 { 02.15.16 at 8:24 am }

I’ll read it, but I always silently cringe at sequels when I think that something ended perfectly. In my experience, they rarely do any justice to the original series of books/movies. There are exceptions, though… maybe this will be one of them?

10 Cyn K { 02.15.16 at 9:40 am }

I haven’t been following Rowling since I finished the last book, so I guess I’d have to say no, I won’t be rushing out to pick up this continuation of the story. I enjoyed the books, so I hate to have a good thing ruined. Plus, my to-be-read list is too long as it is!

11 Cristy { 02.15.16 at 10:10 am }

I’m like you and curiosity would certainly get the better of me. Besides, happily ever after is too boring. Especially for Harry Potter and all his friends.

12 Katherine A { 02.15.16 at 10:34 am }

I’m debating. I refuse to acknowledge or read the sequels to “The Giver” because the original book was so good on its own, so I definitely have done that in the past. On the other hand, I wasn’t wholly happy with the final lines of the original Harry Potter series, so it opens the door to the idea that some sort of sequel might be interesting or clear up some of those issues.

13 Wendy { 02.15.16 at 11:30 am }

My oldest daughter is a HUGE Harry Potter fan. I need to share this info with her, although she probably already knows. I can’t recall which Potter book it was but remember clearly going to buy it at midnight when it was released. Once purchases she was not able to put it down, bursting in to tears in the car at one point where she was reading by the overhead carlight on a drive home from vacation.

14 Vaibhav Gupta { 02.15.16 at 12:27 pm }

I know it’s blasphemy to say so, but do you think she’s milking the series? Maybe going to the well once too often?

15 illustra8d { 02.15.16 at 12:44 pm }

I will definitely buy it and definitely read it. I think we are done a disservice by the idea that only youth is interesting. I wish my own life were LESS interesting, frankly, and I waved goodbye to 17 a long time ago.

I don’t mind the beer gut. I don’t mind the grey hair. Or the problems raising teenagers when one was once a hell-raiser. So to speak. I think she’ll probably do well with it. Dumbledore was interesting. So were most of the teachers. Hagrid was endearing. And interesting.

16 Stacy (Texzonagal) { 02.15.16 at 2:12 pm }

Sadly, I’ve only read the first 2 books, but I do want to finish the series. Finding the time is the challenging part. I have seen all the movies though and yes, to answer your question, would love to find out what happened to Harry and the gang.

17 Lavonne @ *Our Wish* { 02.15.16 at 2:16 pm }

I have always had Harry Potter on my list of things to read and watch it just hasn’t happened. Maybe one day…

18 Traci York { 02.15.16 at 3:02 pm }

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was released about a week before my 42nd birthday. Hubby & the kids gave it to me as a present, along with “vacation time” (aka, don’t bother mommy, she’s reading) so I could finish it as fast as I wanted. It only took me one day. Suffice to say, I’m looking forward to revisiting JK’s brain child, even as an adult. 🙂

19 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 02.15.16 at 3:38 pm }

I’ve only read the first Harry Potter book, and this is the first I’m hearing about that production. Can we still be friends?

20 Mary Francis { 02.15.16 at 4:03 pm }

I’m curious, but more likely to borrow my daughter’s copy than buy it!

21 Jess { 02.15.16 at 5:03 pm }

I will admit, I will probably preorder the book. I am too curious not to, and preordering is so much fun…I usually forget that I did it until I get my email that it’s shipped, and then it’s like a surprise present to myself! The best. I feel conflicted on Harry though — I loved experiencing him grow up and into himself, and it might be a letdown to find that he peaked in high school. However, the storyline sounds so interesting I think I can live with a middle-aged Harry.

22 Turia { 02.15.16 at 9:45 pm }

I am sure I will read it. And then I will probably be disappointed and annoyed that I read it. But even knowing this, I will read it anyway.

23 md { 02.15.16 at 11:32 pm }

of course i need to know what happened to harry potter, so of course i will read it.. but not immediately, perhaps later.. when i am ready to let go of 17-year-old harry potter 😛

24 Parul { 02.16.16 at 12:15 pm }

I am guilty of not having read a single book from the series. May be I should 🙂

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