Wednesday, July 25, 2007

HP Miscellania

  • I wouldn't want to say I'm obsessed or anything, but I did take Harry Potter 7 with me when I went to see Harry Potter 5 (for the second time) with O last weekend. I read it while waiting in line and while waiting for the movie to start.

  • After waiting impatiently for TCBIM to hurry up and finish the damned book already, we both had the same quibbles and thoughts on the book, so the discussion I was so looking forward to turned out to be a case of "Oh, me too!" So, y'know, nice that we're on the same page (arf!) about the book, but it doesn't make for a scintillating conversation.

  • I spoke with a friend of mine last night (Hi, L!) about the Harry Potter stuff and in trying to give her a synopsis, I realized that I really suck at that. I kept forgetting the order of things, kept having to back track and I didn't even TRY to explain the three hallows thing to her. I was confusing myself - I can't even imagine what I did to her.

  • I was watching Keith (my imaginary boyfriend) Olbermann last night and he ran part of an interview that Meredith Viera (I really don't like her - never have. I'm not a big Today Show watcher, but I much preferred Katie Couric.) did with JK Rowling. There is going to be an 8th book; it's going to be an encyclopedia-type thing, similar to what Tolkein did with the LOTR books. It's going to tie up some loose ends, according to Rowling. That would be nice, because there were enough loose ends in there that I could make a sweater with them.

OK, I think this is it for Harry Potter posts. Even I'm getting sick of talking about it.

7 comments:

sandy shoes said...

No spoilers though! Thank you, thank you. (Note to self: leave room on shelf for book 8.)

Josie said...

While I still don't get it, I do love the enthusiam it generates for a BOOK!!! Love to read and love that WB has inherited that. Oh, and he's finished it so he'll take my calls now LOL.

Stomper Girl said...

An 8th book. Music to my ears. Love the loose ends gag, by the way.

Did you like Order of the Phoenix? I have to say despite miserable reviews, that I really did and now I'm wondering if the glass of wine I had prior to seeing it was responsible...

Mommy off the Record said...

I haven't read any of the Harry Potter series yet - though I plan to one day! So don't tell me if he dies at the end....:)

Jenn said...

An eight book?

Now I can allow myself to read this as fast as possible?

Sweet.

Major Bedhead said...

SG - I did like it. My major beef with it was how they changed the scene when the Weasleys left the school. That swamp scene in the book is excellent and I don't think it would have added that much to the budget. But over all, it turned a rather slow book into a decent movie. It wasn't my favourite, but it was good.

Beck said...

I'm so glad you didn't have any spoilers, since I don't have a copy of the new one yet. NOT HAPPY!