Apologies. The Harry Potter books came out when I was in school. You can say I grew up with them, in a way.
Hahaa, wow, I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for sharing this bit of information. It made me smile. :)
Also, it sounds like you have read a lot of fantasy. Would you consider writing a list of your favourote books that you believe every fantasy lover should read? You could publish it with Books Are Our Superpower. I am sure there would be many readers in our audience who, like me, would appreciate such a list.