Sunday, July 22, 2007

I can't believe it's over...

In some ways it feels as though I have lost a friend. No more adventures of Harry Potter. I am actually kind of sad. (I guess I will just have to wait for the last two movies.)

On Friday night our book club attended the Hallows ball at Borders. Jen made incredible Gryffindor scarves for us all to wear. We got our wristbands and went out to dinner to pass some of the time. Then back to Borders to wait and wait. I finally got my book at 1:39 am and went home to get some sleep. I woke up, put in my contacts, and got started on Book 7, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Ken is so good to me -- he took care of just about everything (including bringing my meals over to me on the couch) while I read and read. And so after some tears and some cheers I finished the book at 9:26 pm roughly 12 hours after beginning.

Quite possibly, this is the best Harry Potter book yet. I have loved seeing all the characters grow and develop. The ending especially, was fantastic! When Mrs. Weasely started dueling with Bellatrix LeStrange I was practically jumping up and down on the bed. Harry's acceptance and willingness to sacrifice himself has some wonderful symbolism. The entire series was beautifully wrapped up. I can't wait to discuss the whole book (and series) at book club on Wednesday.

Thank you J. K. Rowling for sharing your brilliant story with all of us!


mcojaadams said...

Hi Carli! What a fun idea! I'm sorry I missed the fun on Friday. We didn't get home from the Temple until midnight. David skipped breakfast & lunch so we had to eat before coming home. I'm determined to take Harry Potter #2 to Utah... Maybe I'll get wrapped up into the books! :-)


Holly said...

Hey Carli! I just finished reading the final Harry Potter was awesome! It took me two and a half days, as I kept getting interrupted, but I enjoyed every bit of it. I'm sad that there won't be any more Harry Potter books to look forward to. See you soon!