Monday, June 27, 2011

By the way, I loved you in the Wizard of Oz.*

I've made a boo-boo.

I challenged myself to finish the Harry Potter books before the last movie came out. That's in about 19 days. It seemed easy at the time, I couldn't put the first three books down and so I read them quickly. I thought for sure that speed would stay with me through to the end so I took a break, telling myself I would read numbers 4 and 5 in June and somehow miraculously read 6 and 7 in July. I guess I didn't realize that Harry comes out on the 15th and I'm still stuck in book 4. I think my main problem is that I am starting to remember the movies; I have never read books where I have the movie first. I think it has something to do with already knowing what is going to happen, cause I can tell you, when I want to know what is happening I fly through books!

My second problem - my dumb book fell apart! Do you know how hard it is to want to pick up a book where the pages keep falling out? I eventually solved this problem by removing half of the book, but still.

It's time to buckle down and get reading. I don't actually think I can do it, but if I do it then that would be amazing. Not to mention, a huge boost for my overall "read 50 books" goal. So...it's off to my little room, locked away, reading.

7 comments:

Brianna said...

Yes...the other problem with that theory is the books get bigger and bigger towards the end. Good luck!

Lildonbro said...

Very true. Dangit.

Sarah said...

oh I love those books. I just reread the 7th. My husband asked me how many times I've read those...I told him I've lost count :) power thru 4. 5,6,7 all have more action so hopefully that will suck you in!

Vanessa said...

I thought about rereading all the books before the final movie but I know I'd never finish them in time. I do plan on rereading the 7th book before the movie. I haven't read it since the day it came out. I marathoned it because I HAD to know the ending. I can't believe it is almost over.

The Harrison Crew said...

a league of their own. i laughed out loud at that part.

Amber Lanae- said...

I will be pulling for you. Especially since I consider this partly my fault-considering that you have decided to go see this movie with me as kind of a last 'hurrah' before I leave!

Thanks for being so willing to put that sort of stress on yourself just so you can spend that last night with me!

Love you!

G Sauce said...

You can do it! Dedicate to it!

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