So, whenever I write I always try to gauge a sentence as if I were a reader. I never write when I'm bored and don't feel like writing (because I feel like it translates into my work) , and I never write a scene that I think is somehow less exciting (because I feel like even if its on the low end of the curve, if I find it a boring scene as a writer, I need to find some way to make it better) But then I always keep another question tucked away in the back of my mind? What makes a series like HP so good? Is it the plot? Is it that we can all relate to the characters a little bit? It's goofy? It's got mystery, and suspense. And this can also be true of any absolutely wild fanatic books. I've never read twilight, but I imagine its the same. There are plenty of authors out there whom I bet people would say were literary genius's...take Charles Dickens. He's timeless. And yes I can't get through his works at all...so what do you think it is that makes a book like harry potter so easy to keep turning the page? If we can nail it down we might all be too busy sitting in publishing meetings to post replies, so start letting the juices roll.