JK Rowling is a garbage human who continues to spread hate despite being given every chance to stop. I used to love Harry Potter and would reread the whole series probably every other year or so. Now? I mostly listen to critical Harry Potter podcasts. But my kids, ages 8 and 10, want me to read them the Harry Potter books. And I want them to experience the magic that enchanted me so much. Just preferably without the transphobia, misogyny, fatphobia, and all the other crap, please. So I've embarked on a journey where we read, I try to omit the worst stuff on the fly, and then we talk about what we read. After that the kids go to bed and I record a podcast episode about it.