Takeaway: A perfect book for reading blahs.
I am a fan (as many are) of the Harry Potter series. I have all of the books in hardcover, two copies of the last four in hardcover because both my wife and I wanted to start on them as soon as they came out. I have since purchase all of the books on ebook editions and I am working on audiobook editions now that they are available on Audible.
I am not sure what you can say that is new about a series of books that has sold millions and been made into one of the most successful movie franchises in history.
But I have been a bit stressed and not quickly reading through anything. So I picked up Prisoner of Azkaban as the best of the three shorter Harry Potter books and listened to it in less than 3 days. It is a good book to just enjoy. Jim Dale is a good narrator and he does not make Prisoner of Azkaban nearly as childish as he makes the first two books.
I have noticed that many of my contemporaries are now reading these with their children. My kids are not going to be of that age for a while. So I am trying to decide whether to re-read the rest of the series or save them. Such a hard choice.