And when I say we love them, I mean we listen to the audiobooks almost constantly, just for fun.
We are planning on having an awesome Harry Potter Party just before the release of the 7.2 movie. I'm thinking that to gain admittance you'll have to present your wand for identification.
We'll have cauldron cakes, and butterbeer (non-alcoholic of course), pumpkin juice, pumpkin pasties, and every commercialized HP treat/candy we can find.
We'll have the movies going in the background, and we'll do a Harry Potter Book Trivia game, probably like Jeopardy or something. I haven't decided whether we'll do it with teams or individuals, or make it some kind of tournament thing... But it WILL be fantastic, I can guarantee that.
So, if you are a fan of Harry Potter - books &/or movies - consider yourself invited.
Anyway, so my dear husband and I were listening to the third book last night as we were getting ready for bed, when he said, "What would've happened if Sirius had just sent Harry a letter explaining everything?"
And Lupin acts on it without really thinking too. Because, even at this point had Lupin contacted Dumbledore and shown to him the Marauder's Map with Pettigrew's dot on it, everything would have been fine. OR if Snape hadn't been so quick to judge and had LISTENED when they were in the Shrieking Shack (sigh)...
Anyway, here's the point I'm wanting to make with all of this...
Jo Rowling is uh-ma-zing. Her writing is so simple in a lot of ways, in that it's easy to read, get through, and barely comprehend. But at the same time, there is such a depth to her stories, and a complexity that I can only dream of putting into my own. There are VERY few inconsistencies (and believe me, you can only catch them when you've read/listened to the dang books over fifty times each...) She knows every character and setting intimately; she knows the history of those characters and settings; she knows so much more than she put into her books. That is evident by the many little connections that are made throughout each individual work, not to mention throughout the entire series. I am SO glad to know that she is working on a complete encyclopedia for the Harry Potter world. (See Mugglenet.com for more information.) and Considering the size of the books themselves, I'm thinking this encyclopedia is gonna be BIG. Like, it'll probably be broken up into volumes.
If you can't tell, I'm excited about that...
I'm sorry, I can't hear you over my THEME PARK.
Darci- The Page Traveler
Wife of one, Mommy of 1.5, Writer of much. I also sing, dance, and occasionally tell very dumb jokes... watch out.