HPH (Harry Potter Hiatus)
I haven't posted in a couple of days because I was unable to resist the lure of that big, thick book with the orange-black cover and embossed red letters. Although it arrived on Saturday the 21st (no, this time I didn't stay up until midnight at the bookstore; no kids at home to go with me) I was holding off; waiting -- I told myself -- until after re-reading number six, only to discover that I couldn't find my copy of it anywhere in the house (horrors!)
So I bit the bullet and dived in. Luckily there was plenty of re-orienting to get me back into the story quickly (and boy does the story start quickly!) Unfortunately, my request to the Ministry of Magic to extend the day from 24 to 28 hours must have gotten lost in the mail, so as I read, something else had to go. Sleeping? Half an hour here and there. Working? Tell it to the sick people. Eating? Are you MAD! Personal hygiene? Don't think I didn't consider it. In the end, however, it was blogging that took a back seat.
But now, it is done.
How was it? Well...
I was right about the main thing, but not really. I totally expected that, but thought it would happen differently. I was pretty sure about that, but it wasn't who I thought it was going to be. I knew that would happen, but I thought it would be because of that and not that. I figured out that's where it was, but I was completely surprised at how he got it. I was pretty sure that guy wasn't going to turn out as bad as he'd been portrayed earlier, but I thought it was pretty cool how it finally fit together. And how about that ending!
Sorry for the spoilers.
PS And I thought the Epilogue was silly.