Fast forward a month or so, I was going through a reader’s block of sorts. I was unable to stick to any serious reads at length. So, I decided to give the Harry Potter books a read. I think that was a great decision. While I was immersed in reading it, my mind was totally in a different reality. I stopped bothering about the trivial everyday issues. That to me is the hallmark of a great read. There is a quote about reading that I find very resonating here -
‘Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to live where we are.’
I have read the first four books of the Harry Potter series and I am onto reading the fifth one and I can say this out loud - these books took me places. These books don’t just take you into a world of magic, spells, and adventure. There is so much more to it. It dwells on friendship, loyalty, camaraderie, taking risks, and more. No wonder how popular the Harry Potter series is. And contrary to the popular belief that this series is for kids only, I think, readers irrespective of their age can enjoy it.