Hubby's been wanting to read Harry Potter with the girls for some time. They started last week - now they're in the middle of the second book - and you wouldn't believe the struggle it is to read just ONE chapter before bed. Bobo keeps threatening to bring it up and read it to Elbow herself, but we insist this one's a family read-a-loud. My mild mannered, very flexible second daughter was actually in tears one night because we said it was time for bed. So I guess they're enjoying it. Hubby and I both read at least the first four books when we were in grad school - it was a nice diversion after long hours with Greek, Hebrew, and strange German theologians. I've never had a serious problem with the books (as many Christians do), but they are definitely darker and more gruesome than our standard fare of Laura Ingalls, American Girls, Narnia etc. I will say, however, that my daughters have loved all sorts of strange and sinister tales from the Greek Myths to Beowulf.
Hubby and I are doing Growing Kids God's Way with four other couples from church. I've got homework that's calling my name. Have a great weekend!