Apparently, I’m an idiot for daring to enjoy the Harry Potter series as an adult. At least, that’s what this guy insists. Yeah, you and just about everyone on the public buses and trains, who ask why I read Harry Potter, and then that not-so-subtle-meant-as-an-insult “How old are you?” Why is it so hard for people to understand that an adult can like Harry Potter? Granted, the first few books were geared towards children, with an appropriate reading level, but the fourth and fifth books read like adult novels. The Order of the Phoenix was 700 plus pages long, and touched upon many themes that can be discussed on more than a child’s level, like death, racism, and good vs. evil. So screw you, Joel Stein, and every other jerk who probably still reads Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia, but would belittle anyone over the age of 18 for having the gall to read HP. Come Saturday (just one week!), I will be in a book store first thing in the morning to buy The Half-Blood Prince, and will spend one glorious weekend savouring it.