I think everyone has heard of this book/movie series. As a bookworm, every person who I know that reads, and their mother, has read the Harry Potter series and raves about the books. Now, I've caved for many books series, a few I regret ever reading but still, but for some reason, I refuse to read this book series. The genre is not the issue, the length of the books is not an issue, what is an issue is the fact it has been hyped to hell and back three times. Frankly, I'm sick of telling people I love to read then them say "Have you read the Harry Potter books?" and when I say no, they some ignorant bullshit like "The you haven't lived!" or "Your not a real book lover then!" -_-' This seriously irks me and so, since I am surrounded by imbeciles in real life, I'd like to ask you all your opinion on the books, if you've read them. Are they worth a once over? Is the hype justified? What do you like about the books, if you've read them? If you read them and hated them, what was it that pissed you off?