It's an organized re-read, where everyone reads all of the books together at the same pace, and discusses them.
But I will be so confused by reading HP with people who aren't in (journalling, ficcing, slash-positive) fandom!

Then again, it could be a sort of exciting anthropological endeavor. *puts in email*
I thought it was so you could get the books for your kindle so you don't have to hail around 3700 pages o potter.
There is definitely that. It's aboutdamntime they offered a (*cough*legitimate*cough*) digital edition.
I need to read this series (after rereading the Little House series), but the idea of a collection of books weighing more than Otis is enough to give me pause.