It seems I missed the part about the Encyclopedia of Me Meme starting on the first! Ah well, since there are more days this month then alphabet letters, I’m sure I’m fine.
A is for Albus…I just finished reading book 7 of Harry Potter this morning. I was trying so hard to make the book last, to keep reading it for days, that I never even opened it until the day before yesterday. Then I read almost all of it last night, finishing up when I woke up this morning.
What can be said that hasn’t already been said? I liked the epilogue at the end though I wanted more – a chapter or two at least. I’ve read the interviews that J.K. did saying where the characters ended up, but I still wanted more after that. She certainly left the door open for more books – maybe not about Harry, but his kids (and friends kids).
I’m glad that Harry got to see that Snape loved Lily all of his life – and I didn’t get the connection of asking Harry to look at him before he died (since Harry and Lily had the same eyes) until I read it online a little while ago.
I loved this series. Sure it started out as a kids series (is it still considered one?) but J.K. has the great ability to age her characters – Harry’s transition over the seven years was very evident and well done. I never thought I’d get this invested in the books, I remember laughing at everyone making a big deal of it when the first one came out.
I did cry at the end of the book, well the last few chapters actually, though I don’t feel emotionally drained like I imagined I might. I’m just impressed that J.K. is such a fantastic story teller, that she was able to hold onto secrets of the book. I’ve had other books I’ve loved and reread over and over again and I can’t wait until my kids can read them, really read them and understand the characters and the complexity in the story.
A is also for Ah-choo – I got a cold and don’t feel that great. I plan on laying on the couch only getting up to take care of my kids, who, luckily for me, are quite content to have a day of laying on the couch with me.