Several years ago JK Rowling published the first Harry Potter book unleashing a series that would cross the defining lines of age, race, and gender, and while publishers marketed the books for children because a child was the lead character, adults were – and are – a significant portion of the readership, so much so that there are special editions available in the UK without the cover art.

In the six books published so far, we’ve met wizards and muggles in many shapes and sizes, and learned that, just as in real life, you can’t tell good from bad among magical folk just by looking at them.

Just as I am at the point where I’m ready to wrap up this Blogathon and sleep for several uninterrupted hours, we as readers are ready to find out how the series ends, but even in our anticipation we sit back, smile, and say with the epynomous character, “I love magic!”