- The girls love, love, love the books. We read for about an hour a night, and it's never enough: "more! more! more!"
- There are a few words we change as we're going along: we use 'darn' for 'damn' (several occurrences), we switch 'shut up' to 'be quiet' (several occurrences), and someone called a girl character a 'sl*t', (one time) and we just breezed right by that one. The rest of the vocabulary is incredibly rich and there are plenty of words I need to look up along the way. Considering there are thousands of pages in the series, I have no trouble overlooking a few words here and there - that's why we're reading it out loud.
- Some Christians are troubled by the whole wizard/magic thing. This doesn't bother me; there are fairies and genies and all sorts of fantastical elements to most of the classics.
- The publishing phenom alone is enough to warrant at least some degree of familiarity with the books.
Off to teach the first declension in Latin to my little gang.