Nor do I even have a basic working knowledge of the whole Harry Potter storyline. I am, in short, a Harry Potter ignoramus.
And proud of it, I might add.
What began as simple disinterest (not my genre of reading ; my "To Be Read" stack is overflowing as it is; and they're so long) morphed over the years into the same sort of stubbornness that has me hoping I'll make it through my natural born life without ever learning to do a Power Point presentation. Anything that becomes so popular and ubiquitous must, by definition, be overrated - right?
Yet there's a small part of me that thinks stubbornness can occasionally become an end in and of itself. And maybe, just maybe, it's time to scrutinize my anti-Harry Potter bent.
So. I put to to all of you to decide. If you're reading this on a feed, you won't see this (you'll have to come to the post at http://jumpingthecandlestick.blogspot.com/2009/05/my-fate-is-in-your-hands.html); but the rest of you will notice there's a poll over in the right sidebar, up top, wherein you can decide if I'm going to actually break down and finally read a Harry Potter novel. Vote Yes, or vote No, but do vote.
(There are subcategories of Yes and No, but all yeses will be tallied together, as will all no votes, before the final vote count is reached.)
The poll is open through the end of the summer, and I'm hoping to get a fair amount of input. This isn't the sort of decision I want to make based on, say, seven votes. While it's a rare day that I get triple digit blog readership ("rare" in this case being a word that means "hasn't yet happened, but theoretically could"), I'm hoping for 100+ votes before I make up my mind.
So please, vote, and then pass on the link to this page so that others may vote, too. My fate is in your hands. Vote at: