Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Memories of Harry
I'm rereading the first five Harry Potter books so that I can eventually read the last two without the feeling of amnesia. J.K. Rowlings is a genius, and so many of the details in her books can make me laugh or just sit in wonder.
During the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry discovers The Mirror of Erised, a magical mirror that will show the beholder his or her heart's desire. When Harry looks into this mirror, he sees his family looking out at him, smiling and waving.
Of course, this episode makes the reader ponder what s/he would see.
One truly cool website: Mirror of Erised provides entertainment and information about all the Harry Potter books.