As anyone close to me is quite aware, my very favorite character from the Harry Potter series is Hermione's mouse-hating magical feline pet Crookshanks. When each Harry Potter volume was published, I would rush out to Walmart, buy my copy and read the entire volume in the car. Sometimes I would sit in that car for days! Of course, first I would scan the pages for any mention of Crookshanks and then read the sections where he would viciously hunt and kill a mouse, only to bring it back to life and kill it again (and again, and again and again.) Those pages were full of so much mouse blood and mouse entrails! Chapter after chapter of one mouse being killed, eaten, excreted and gloriously rejuvenated. And then cruelly tortured for what seemed like an eternity! Oh the magic of those Harry Potter books! Oh the childlike wonder of it all!