“When the first book came out in 1997,” said Bargar, “I was ten, just a year shy of the age when one can start at Hogwarts. I was 21 when the last book came out in 2007. During those eleven years, I read every one of the seven books in the series multiple times, and I’ve seen every movie more than once. But it wasn’t really until the hoopla died down, about three years ago, that I was finally able to concentrate on the Big Question: Which of the four ‘houses’ for students at Hogwarts I’d have wanted to be in.”
Whenever Robert Walker, 39, of Bridgewater Township, New Jersey, sees a story online accompanied by a thumbnail photo of actress Emma Watson, he clicks through, admittedly not for the story, but to see if there are additional photos.