Thursday, July 22, 2010

Quick Harry Update

Okay. I know I've upset some of you because I have not yet read this series. Rest assured I have seen the error of my ways and I am quickly trying to set things right. I have completed books 1 and 2. I know this doesn't clear me yet, but please know I am working on it.

Wow. I am just amazed at Rowling's cleverness. To create such a believable, magical world is inspiring. And the detail. Sheesh.

I listened to Chamber of Secrets on tape (once I remembered how to use one) and I have to say that Jim Dale is a fantastic reader. Love.

Anyway, off to read...

Monday, July 5, 2010

Harry Who?

So, I've been challenged and re-challenged to read the Harry Potter series.

How is it possible that I have not read it yet?

I have no excuses. Except...I was in the throws of writing English papers and reading ridiculously boring books as an undergraduate when the first book came out. After school I was over reading. It took awhile for me to enjoy it again.

About a year ago a friend of mine asked me if I'd read the series. When I answered no, she looked at me as if I had committed a crime--a crime against the love of books and reading.

She then told me she wouldn't be my friend anymore if I didn't read them.

I laughed until I realized she was kind of serious. I really don't want to lose this friend...she's pretty awesome.

I'm happy to report that I started last night and I am currently on page 165.

There's no turning back now.

P.S. I think it's kind of cool I'm the only one left in the world who hasn't read it ;)