A Glass of Chianti

Monday, July 18, 2005

Harry Potter

No, I haven't read the new one. I don't intend to. I did notice, however, that the most popular book on the airplanes I took on Thursday was The Da Vinci Code (nine people on two planes). By Sunday, Harry Potter had displaced it. I saw no Dan Brown and I counted 12 Half-Blood Princes on my first flight. None of these 12 readers, however, were children. The first child I saw reading Harry Potter was today when I went to the post office. She was in the car while (I presume) her parent(s) were inside taking care of urgent post office business. She looked enthralled and about nine years old. I'm resisting the urge to comment any further.