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Monday, July 23, 2007

Harry Potter

So I cannot believe that I'm taking time out of my kids nap to post about this book - but I am. I am so excited to be reading the last book of Harry Potter. I am so sad that it will be over. Half of me wants to skim read as fast as I can so I can know what happens. The other half of me wants to read as slow as possible and drag the book on and on so it never ends.

I tend to get attached to characters in book. Just like many avid readers the characters become real to me. I start to think of them as real people and I actually spend time thinking and worrying for them and their scenarios they must face. Of course I know Harry Potter, Ron and Hermonie aren't real, but for an hour and half each afternoon and each night after 8pm they become real to me as I read.

I am about 200 pages into the book. I am not going to spoil anything and I hope that no one else does the same. All I will say is that as I get to the ending pages of a chapter and tell myself I will fall asleep after I finish it, JK Rowlings finds a way to not let that happen. I have a very hard time putting this book down. But I'm a mother and a wife, so at times I must, and then the battle rages on inside me - finish it fast, or take my time.


I think for now I will take my time and savor each page of my friendship with HP.

2 comments:

Erica said...

bret is reading it right now and he's been staying up until midnight reading it and then grumbling as he goes to bed that he wants to stay up but he'll be a BEAST the next day if he does...so he begrudgingly goes to bed. I should be able to start to read it tomorrow! YAY!

The Young's said...

I LOVED IT!! TODAY I WAS A LITTLE SAD BECAUSE THERE WILL BE NO MORE BOOKS. IT IS FUNNY BECAUSE WHEN I AM READING HP I THINK ABOUT IT A LOT AND SOMETIMES IT FEELS REAL. I WORRY ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN LIKE IT IS REAL LIFE. LOL I AM A DORK.