A San Jose State University lecturer read from her new book, Henry Potty and the Pet Rock: An Unauthorized Harry Potter Parody, Tuesday. The parody takes new spins on familiar themes from J. K. Rowling's popular series. Mail, for instance, is delivered not by owls but flying pigs. Students who attended the reading told the Spartan Daily they found it enjoyable. Then they revealed that Valerie Frankel, the author and their composition teacher, had required their attendance. "I did attend it because it was for a class," one diplomatic student put it, "but after hearing the reading, the book sounds interesting."