05 January 2013

Readathon Update and HP READALONG!

I haven't done much reading.  I've mostly done sniffling and watching Jeopardy.  I have read about 50 pages of IJ, and I started a notebook to keep track of the different plotlines, and I only took one nap.  So, some success?  I guess.

In other news, I've decided to join Alice at Reading Rambo and a bunch of other awesome bloggers doing this:

The intro post was supposed to be up yesterday, but I'm just going to go ahead and be behind.   I also haven't been saving up the gifs for months, but I'm sure I'll find something.  My history with HP is, I really don't have one.  I did read the first book, but - I'm ashamed to admit - I was kind of like:

http://harrypottergif.tumblr.com/
But I loved the movies, and I feel like I'm the last person on the planet to read the books.  So, I'm going to read them, and love them, and hopefully feel like this about them:

I am going to download the first book for my Ipad now, and hopefully get started on it, since the cold + DFW isn't going super well.



7 comments:

  1. oh!!! IJ = Infinite Jest. Didn't know what it was til I got to DFW and thought, Dallas Fort Worth airport? Nah, that doesn't make sense. What else can DFW stand for? Oh, right. THAT DFW.

    I, too, was late posting about the readalong but I'm super excited and I hope you end up loving the books like we do!

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    1. Sorry about those acronyms! Apparently when I have a cold, I can't be bothered to proofread, or write whole words.

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  2. Books 1 and 2 are the worst! I mean, I like them, but objectively speaking, they're the worst of the series. Plow on though - the third is great!

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  3. YAY for joining (and for the Jesse Spano reference).

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  4. There're definitely others in the readalong who haven't read them. But we might be a bit spoilery. But not if you've seen the movies! So. All settled.

    Infinite Jest is kind of...totally off my radar, mostly because a guy I highly disliked in high school thought it was great. But MAYBE it actually is.

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  5. I love the gifs and I am so on the Jesse Spano reference!!

    Also, I think the first couple of HP books are meant for a younger audience, but as Harry grew up so did the books. By the time you get to Azkaban or Goblet, you should be fully immersed in the HP world- I think you are going to be so happy with all the extra story lines that never made the movies!!

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  6. I'm from the readalong too - hi there! Even though you've seen the movies, I will try very hard to not spoil anything for you in the book, because it goes deeeep, way beyond the movies :)
    I'm so excited for you - the series obviously gets darker as Harry grows up, so we won't feel "super old" while we're reading them.

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