Monday, July 11, 2011
ME AND HARRY POTTER
The only Harry Potter book I've read is HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE.
I enjoyed it and especially thought that first chapter was something to strive for in my own writing. (I mean, The Boy Who Lived ?? How awesome is that??)
But. It felt too complicated to me, with too many characters and plot lines. (I like a simple story.) So I did not continue on with the series.
I did, however, buy the books for my children.
Unfortunately, like mother, like sons. None of them read past the first book.
For the third boy (who hates to read ANY book), I bought an audio version. The British accent and language had him boucing around like he'd been bee-stung before we finished chapter one.
So I donated the audio version to the school library and sold off the rest of the books on ebay.
I declined and confessed to being horribly behind on books AND movies -- having only seen the first one. And then I thought, hmmm, no better time to remedy the situation than with the final installment due in just weeks.
So my husband and I decided to do a Harry Potter movie marathon (which for us means a movie a night, because, we have this tendency to, shhh, FALL ASLEEP), and Lori oh so thoughtfully and generously offered to allow us to borrow her copies of the films.
And now I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE HOW THIS THING WRAPS UP! I feel completely invested in these characters and am confident I've got the plot lines straight in my head and certainly have my own hopes/suspicions about what's to come.
Plus the trailer makes me teary-eyed.
And to think I've only really known these characters for a week. I can only imagine how all those uber-fans are feeling as this series comes to a close. Sadness and happiness all entertwined.
Here's the trailer in case you've missed it:
I won't be at the midnight opening-night showing, but we WILL get to it this weekend. Can't wait. And I'd love to hear about YOUR relationship with Harry, if you're willing to spill!