Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Well Deserved: J.K. Rowling Named Entertainment Weekly's "Entertainer of the Year"
If you haven't heard of Harry Potter, you probably have secluded yourself from every form of multimedia available. When the seventh and final installment of the Potter series came out this summer, the media was on high alert as were the millions of fans eager to read the book. As an avid fan, I was not disappointed with the end result. Rowling has created a world of magic and intrigue, and her books merit several re-reads. Flat out, she is a wonderfully talented author who has captured the public's imagination.
To see the author of a series of books named "Entertainer of the Year" was a breath of fresh air for me. God knows Rowling deserves it for her impact on so many fans. Her books are the mainstay of all ages and have translated very successfully into the big screen. I firmly believe Rowling is deserving of the rewards she has gained for her work and love the fact that on top of everything else she is a "rags to riches" story. Who doesn't love that?
If you get a chance, pick up a copy of EW and check it out. As the magazine points out, Rowling has made a book the hot new accessory and it is about damn time.