I have read all seven books of the Harry Potter series and makes it a point to watch every film installment (even though they mostly disappoint me). I enjoyed this series, and became a fan with close friends and my sister. (Alas, my brothers can’t be bothered to read anything.) However, when The Tales of Beedle the Bard came out I decided not to join the madness. It’s been years since I last read a Potter story, and I thought this new collection would bore me and would not contain a hint of that magic that attracted me to Hogwarts and all that jazz as a young reader.
But. I was wrong. The stories in this book are in fact well-written and engaging. I recommend it. :)
Also, Ms Rowling, you draw? Good for you.