I am working my way through The Order of the Phoenix right now. We read the first three books aloud a few years ago when M was younger. Then homework became a nightly ordeal and we didn’t have time for Harry.
I’m glad to finally be reading the books. I generally prefer to read a book before I see the movie, because I find the director’s vision colors my reading too much. But even if I hadn’t seen the HP movies (all but the last one, so please don’t spoil it), the imagery is so ubiquitous that my vision would be influenced by the movies.
I’ll be posting everything I read this year. I am an avid reader and literally (no pun intended) a stack of books nearly a foot high waiting for my attention.