Harry Potter, what can I say? I decided a few months back that I wanted to read the entire series over again before the last movie comes out this weekend. We are going with a group of friends on Saturday evening, and I JUST finished. I cried off and on from the end of the sixth book to the end of the seventh. And everytime I see a trailer or pictures from the last movie I get teary. It seems so silly, that a fictional book-series can consume so much of my life. My family has been quite neglected over the past two months, as I have spent any time that I could reading. Zac kept saying how much happier he was going to be once I finished the series.
But as I read the last book in about 3 days, it made me sad. I didn't want to stop reading, but I didn't want it to end either! Do you get that way? When you see the end of something really good coming up, and wish it would just stop? Like the end of a book, or the end of a bowl of REALLY good ice cream :)? I physically get a little depressed, not in a bad way. But I LOVE that this is a series that I can read over and over and over again and NEVER get bored.
We have all of the movies and I have watched each one as I finished it's book to compare the differences. I am excited to have children that I can read the series too as a family, you know in like 6 or 7 years when Gavin will actually be interested.
But I just want to say Thank You to J.K. Rowling for giving the world such a WONDERFUL book series. Seriously, I think that it has changed my life. Reading is such a healthy pass-time (When our families are not neglected because of it), and it is SO great to be able to read something that gives you so much joy. I LOVE the Harry Potter Series! I don't think I will ever come across another series that I enjoy this much. They way she writes is perfect, always! I enjoy other series like the Hunger Games and Twilight, but to me it is NOTHING compared to Harry Potter!
It is like reading the scriptures, and allowing yourself to be engrossed in the story and understand why these scriptures are written for us! I have recently become SO much better in my personal scripture study as I have tried to always make sure that is accomplished as well. I think that reading is something that you have to learn in a way, and the more you do it the easier it is. Just like reading the scriptures, the more that I do it, the easier they are to understand and the stronger desire I have to read them.
I am SO ready to watch the movie. I am compiling a set of trivia questions that we are going to play while we wait for the movie, if anyone would like it, leave me a comment and I will attach it, so you can use it as well.
I hope everyone gets a chance to see the movie, I KNOW it will be great! Come on, have you not read the 7th book? :)