Joanne K. Rowling and Harry Potter. Rowling, who was born in 1965 which makes her younger than my baby sister(!), gave her character, Harry, the same birthday as her own. Am I the only reader in the English-speaking world who has has read none of the Harry Potter books and nothing by Dan Brown, especially not The Da Vinci Code? And I’m proud of my potterless, codeless mind. It has become a matter of stubborness and noncomformity for me not to read any of these books: I do not disrespect those who are Harry Potter fans or who loved Mr. Brown’s opus. I’ve already heard enough about all of them to know excatly what I’m missing, and I have too many other books on The List.
Are there any books that you do not want to read just because everyone else has read them?
Oh, I forgot to say that I’ve not read any of the Left Behind books by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins either. Now do I win whatever this contest is?