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I'm with you. I'm an admitted 38-year-old Potterhead. I keep hearing about the Twilight series, and since I love vampire stories (I'm also a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel fan), I think that's my next logical step. If you find something else, let me know since it sounds like we're in the same boat.

In the meantime, if you like to write, I'm part of a site called Inspired Quills. My name there is Mikelle Valuma, and I'm currently roleplaying as a Ravenclaw 6th year. The next term starts in a couple of weeks. Maybe it's your cup of tea. :D The link is If you come on, please come find me; I'd love to get to know you.



Hi. Everyone I work with or otherwise, knows how Harry Potter crazy I am, there are more of us out there than most people think.

Reading HP fanfic helps some but I picked up a book--I have a stack of them that I’d been meaning to read for a while --called the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. There are 10 books out now, and a free short story on his site, if you want to take a look. They are about the adventures of Chicago’s only consulting wizard, also named Harry, but that’s where the similarities end. This Harry is a detective and a defender of all things bad; he is a cross between Jim Rockford (he gets the crap beat out of him, and never really gets ahead) and Harry Potter. Sometimes also described as an urban gothic fantasy crossed with film noir, or Harry Potter for adults.

Each book as a full story and plot—beginning and end—but there is also several continuing storylines that are building to something big. And they’re a lot of fun, quite a few of my friends who were into Potter have moved on this universe; so take a look if you have the chance.


I have read the Twilight series. My only problem with them is that my son is 15 and I have NO patience with teenagers right now and the main character is SO a teenager that I found my self putting down the books several times when she acted in a very teenagery way. However, the story line is very interesting. cheers

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