I own all the books and have been at the theaters opening night (at 12:01 a.m.) for 4 of the 7 movies that have been released at this point. The most recent movie (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1) came out yesterday and I was there for the 12:01 showing. Addy flexed her good friend muscles and went with me. She enjoys the series but probably wouldn't choose to see it opening night on her own. Yet there we were an hour before the movie started getting popcorn and picking our seats in eager anticipation of the movie. Let me just say it was phenomenal! The movie had me crying, laughing (a lot!), and jumping in my seat. And like any good 2 part movie it left me with a burning anticipation for part two! How will I ever wait until June???
SO I'm encouraging each of you to read the books or at the very least watch the movies. :)