I (heart) Harry Potter!

What a glorious final journey our hero had! Trials. Tribulations. Exuberance. And the use of the word "nargle." Fabulous really. Simply fabulous.

But I suppose I'll do the humane thing and not go on about the content of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but I will comment that J.K. Rowling has a gift for storytelling and managed to weave everything she's brought to life in the past ten years into a magnificent finale that I wish had gone on even longer than it did.

Whew. Almost as big a mouthful as a 759-page hardback book is a pain in the ___ to carry around on the subway. Ever try balancing a giant hardback book in one hand while gripping a slimy subway pole in the other? Not awesome.

But the book was!

I finished it last night just before watching the latest episode of "So You Think You Can Dance," a show that actually inspired me to download music from Timbaland and Citizen Cope to bob my head to on the subway. I had to keep myself from dancing on the train this morning, which was a rather awesome way to start the first day of Life After Potter.

But really I just want to read them all over again, like I read and re-read the Little House on the Prairie (which is being reissued later this year!) and Anne of Green Gables books when I was a kid. How fascinating was it to a suburban Jersey kid that you could make a balloon out of a pig's bladder or that people actually lived in Canada? Go figure, right?

Now, the only piece of pop culture mystery in my life is where the heck Starbuck has been for the past few episodes of Battlestar Galactica until the show comes back next January.


AutumnHeart said…
Haha. This is almost completely irrelevant, and I know it won't make much sense to you, but I have to share it.

You know the X-Men, right? Well, YEARS ago there was an X-Men animated series on Saturday mornings. BEFORE THAT -- like early to mid 80s -- there was a single-episode pilot of ANOTHER X-Men cartoon show. You can still sometimes find it on YouTube, or whatever, under "Pryde of the X-Men."

So anyway, the character of Wolverine is supposed to be from Canada. Except for reasons no one can fathom, in the cartoon they gave him an Australian accent.

It was almost like the producers couldn't possibly fathom what one of those mysterious, mythological "Canadians" would have sounded like in real life.

Fabulous. Let's go there and steal all their natural resources.
comment dit-on said…
um, i suspect that my bookshelf and your bookshelf have a fair amount of overlap.

growing up, i wanted to be laura. and i wanted to be c-h-r-y-s-a-n-t-h-e-m-u-m-spelling anne. oh, and big ups to pippi, too.

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