Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Rain and Harry Potter
It rained today, I went and stood out in and felt the blessed coolness of it. It was a thunderstorm which was nice. I love the thunder. Flynn my dog goes berserk though. I also hope that it does not start any fires, we have way too many of them already.
I finished the new Harry Potter book, now Sarah and I can talk about it which is great since there is so much to talk about. Like what we thought about certain scenes and what we thought would happen and whether we like the ending or not, what we'd have liked to see and didn't. She read the book in 8 hours. I did it in 3 days, 759 pages or so. I was really impresses with JK Rowling this time. How she kept everything straight and managed all those characters is amazing to me. I guess after doing Nanowrimo and trying to write a novel I really appreciate a master so much more. I can't imagine the number of diagrams she had to have made up to keep things straight and checking for plot holes and more. Such amazing books that she wrote.
I really want to read all the books over again. We have the British editions for books 1-5 in paperback so I think I will read those first. I think I will have to see if one of my British friends can get Sarah the 5th book or go on Amazon UK to get it. I know they will be a little different from the US versions so they will be interesting to read.
I have been trying to clean up the chaos of my house. I have to use my little grab-it tool to pick things up and slowly but surely things are getting better. Then it will be on to the Art room. I need to start working on the Heart book so I need a little organization first. I can't do too much but I can do a little each day which helps.