Thursday, June 16, 2005

Holy hanna. The countdown is *really* on

Just one month from today, I will have in my possession "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince." Holy hanna. I'm counting the minutes. I think I'm going to read 1-5 again, too.

Never have I actually read a book more than once. In fact, I judge my taste for the material based on whether I WANT to read it again. Every book in the Harry Potter series *will* be. There are others that have come close, but my memory for the fine details is freakishly good. Reading a book more than once gets kind of boring, no matter how fabulous it was. Harry Potter, on the other hand, deserves to be reviewed several times. Besides, it'll give me some good momentum going into book #6. I heard from a lot of people that they thought #5 was a bit slow in the beginning. I disagreed - mainly because I had just finished #4, so I was on a pretty good roll with the storyline.

Holy crap. I can't wait. Now I'm 5 minutes closer to having it in my hot little hands.

Shaking with anticipation,
Ms. V

12 comments:

Erin said...

YES!

I need to reread them all before 6 comes out. I guess that means I have to buy them first.

Perplexio said...

There are a few books I've read SEVERAL times because they're that damn good:

A Seperate Peace by John Knowles - of all the books ASSIGNED in High School English classes this remains my favorite. I read it once in high school and have read it at least 2 or 3 more times since. It never gets old for me. I can really relate to Gene, possibly more than any other literary character in any other book.

Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney - This book heavily influenced how I write. While the subject matter and style are somewhat foreign to me. There are a handful of books I've read since that have a very similar style and feel to them, but I've read this one about 3 times and love it each and every time.

Life After God by Douglas Coupland - My FAVORITE book of all time. It's a collection of short stories that I find absolutely brilliant. The stories are all held together by a common theme of a generation that feels "lost" because they're the first generation in which religion is not a ruling or predominant force in their lives. My copy is heavily highlighted, coffee-stained, and has pages falling out but I'll never throw it out, it has a lot of character!

Perplexio said...

PS: I recently received an email from Steve Foley!!!!

Ms. V said...

Very cool. Those are 3 books that I now need to add to my reading list. Good thing I have 6 weeks off from school this summer. Granted, I'm supposed to be studying for the MCAT's, but reading is more fun. Only by a little bit.

In response to your post script: HOLY FREAKIN' COW! How long has it been? Point him to my blog and pass along my email, if you wish. I'd love to hear from him. I gave you Dan's ph# awhile back, didn't I?

Perplexio said...

Yes you did, and you gave me Dan's email address too. When I tried to correspond with Dan he came across somewhat aloof & distant thus I kind of fell back out of touch with him.

I'll point him this way next time I email him!

Anonymous said...

Guess Blogger is broken cause I can't create an account. Blah!

Well... all I wanted to say is..

Silly Rabbit! Potter is for kids!

-TFO

Ms. V said...

Hub posted a comment! Hub posted a comment! Holy hanna. I've had this blog since October. This is your first comment! I'm so proud of you. :)

And it's "silly wabbit, kicks are for trids." (I'll post the story later).

Anonymous said...

I don't see how you'll finish all the books again before the next one is out if you are busy blogging it all day long!

*thwpt*

And why is everything so holy?
I'd like to meet this Holy Hanna you keep talking about.

-TFO

Ms. V said...

I married a funny, funny man.

Anonymous said...

You can *write* to these blog things???

There is a lake??

-TFO

Anonymous said...

Me *sooooo* funny!


he he he!!!

-TFO

Ms. V said...

:grins: Yes, honey. There is a lake.