Rowling made it okay for kids to read, and I'm thankful for that.
gives you the opportunity to escape mundane life in favor of some other world.
Whether it's a magical one like Hogwarts, or even just another suburb that's
not your own, the world of books is like a small vacation. And who doesn't love
Not only did Rowling turn me into a reader, but she turned me into a writer. When I read those books, I realized that that's what I want to do with my life. I wouldn't be writing this right now if it wasn't for her books inspiring me to form a love of writing. While there may never be another J.K. Rowling, I can certainly try to aim for a close second. The Harry Potter fandom is the one that will always hold my heart hostage, no matter how long it's been since the last book or movie (Let's take a quick moment to cheer for the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" movie she'll be screenwriting). And the fact that I'm not the only one out there who feels this strongly about a woman and the fictional world she has created, really shows that magic does exist.