What universal appeal might the story of Harry Potter, with its young upstart wizards and Dark Lord, have for the real struggles of so many people around the globe?
I was simultaneously excited and dismayed to receive an owl by email this morning. I'd been granted early access to Pottermore. I was excited because I was one of the first few thousand to get in. I was dismayed because I got the email thirty seconds before I was to head off to work. To say I've been distracted today would be an understatement.