If you were born at some point in the last, say, twenty-odd years, you probably don’t know what it’s like to live in a world without the Harry Potter. Even if you aren’t necessarily a fan of the series, chances are good that Harry Potter just felt like something that was always there, from the books to the movies to the weird character pairings you see on various fanfiction websites. (Draco and Luna? Harry and Snape? Ron and Dumbledore???)
Yay, me and Emma Watson have the same fave HP book! And very clever of JK Rowling to think some of these details out, this is why she's one of my favorite authors. And best of all, she's a fellow Hufflepuff, since I was sorted into Hufflepuff via Pottermore. So, yeah, all this makes me happy.
I still pride myself in the fact that from the completion of reading the first Harry Potter book when I was in elementary school I decided that Snape really was a good person. I wouldn't learn for years later that he actually was. I always liked Snape. :)