7.19.2005

I'm one with the masses

WARNING -- if you're reading this and you haven't yet read book 6 of Harry Potter, and you think you might, and you'd be upset if you accidentally read something that might allude to an event that happens at the end of the book, you should get over yourself. I mean, come on, even I'm not that bad.

Well, I did it. I bought Harry Potter Saturday morning, resisted all weekend and then caved yesterday and finished the book about 2 am this morning. I know that many of my friends think Harry Potter is overrated; that anything that popular with the masses has got to be lowest-common-denominator stuff. But I gotta admit, I love it. I think the books are just getting better. I am actually fighting plot hangover today. That's where once I finish a book, I just can't get it out of my head -- going over and over the plot points, the dialogue, the trajectory, the-what-happens-next. It makes me terrible company. This morning Kristin and I had a prenatal exam and a battery of tests and I could barely concentrate... she kept asking me why I was mad at her. I wasn't mad, just distant and foggy from being hung over from my Potter bender. Of course, since had I told her she could read it first, and then accomplished reading the entire book in one day without her knowing (I was also extremely productive on the deep house-cleaning front, rewarding my super-efficient scrubbing with bouts of super-efficient reading, so that she wouldn't guess that I was off the wagon) I couldn't tell her that I was hung-over, so she's chalking it up to my increasing depression.

Anyway, I'm nearly snapped out of the funk now, since I just received an interview for the job of Assistant to the Director of the Utah Museum of Natural History. I would really like this job, so I'm acutally off to buy a suit. I've been interviewing without a suit, because a) I don't own one, and b) I don't want a job where I would have to own one. But for this job, I think, I would ease up on b, so I'm off to find a suit. Hopefully that will distract me from the fact that it'll be at least 1.5 years before I find out what happens next to poor Harry and if Ginny will actually let him break up with her for such a stupid reason. Yes, yes, that's what upset me most about the ending. If he hadn't pulled that little breaking up with her bit there at the end, I would be content to wait patiently for the last book. Oh well, there's nothing I can do but go on with my life. One day at a time. "Lord, give me the strength..."

Posted by Trista @ 12:23 PM

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I am actually more upset by the prospect of the last book possibly NOT taking place within Hogwarts than by anything else in this book. Which is silly, but there you have it. I love all the boarding-school stuff.

Posted by Blogger Anne @ 6:07 PM #
 

Of _course_ she's not just going to accept it. C'mon! This is Ginny, for goodness' sake! Most definitely her mother's daughter, and with a mind of her own. She'll bide her time and then tell him what's going to happen.

I'm sure that set your mind at rest, given that that is bound to be the first and foremost thing on your mind right now. Multitudinous congratulations on the new arrival! Best wishes to the three of you.

Posted by Blogger Sarah @ 8:35 AM #
 

I'm just catching up here...and I wanted to say that Ginny is so symbolically like Lily Potter that there's NO WAY they could truly break up. I was frustrated with Harry at the end as well, though.

Posted by Blogger hd @ 12:58 PM #
 
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