I am now reading the fourth of J.K. Rowling's books, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I was worried about not being able to get to the 7th book by the time it was due back at the library, but interestingly enough, the library made a mistake, and the book isn't registered as being checked out to me. In that case, I think I'll keep it out for a week or so longer than would usually be allowed, which should give me enough time to finish the entire series.
I have to admit, I had forgotten how long and involved these books started getting after a while. The Goblet of Fire is rather daunting, and I am an adult! How do kids feel with they see this 800-page doorstop?
It's just a good thing Rowling is so good at writing compelling, suspenseful stories -- otherwise, kids would joke about her books the same as they joke about books like War and Peace.