In the beginning, I was somewhat sceptical because it seemed just too overhyped. Then, in 2000, I started to read Volume 1, more or less accidentally – and was hooked right from the start. After that, I devoured the available volumes (2 and 3) immediately, bought each and every subsequent volume on the day it came out and read them as fast as I could. I have reread them a few times since then, watched all of the movies in the theatre, and time and time again on DVD/Blu Ray Disc, and also enjoyed all of the additional works from the Potterverse (Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts, Pottermore, etc.).
J.K. Rowling is the greatest living (word) magician who, despite being fabulously rich now, has never forgotten her humble beginnings, which makes her both generous and socially progressive.
So, from the bottom of my heart: Happy 20th Anniversary to my (and many people’s) favourite Wizard Apprentice! It looks like we can look forward to many years of more stories.