Wednesday, August 01, 2007

No Spoiler for Harry Potter Book 7

No spoilers here about Harry Potter book 7...I will not ruin it if you want to read it yourself...although, if you're waiting on the movie...you've got a few years to wait... The book was at my door like about 10 a.m. that Saturday...couldn't believe. As I suspected though, I had the book in my hands, just glanced at the first few sentences and my own Harry Potter movie started. Very difficult to put down and ended up having it read that Sunday morning the 22nd. I really needed breaks...my eyes are really not the same as what they used to be, and I did have to pull out the reading glasses. But I couldn't leave the book just lying there for long. So many good things to say about the book and the entire series, so much like the feeling when reading The Lord of the Rings, and Chronicles of Narnia. But what really was the main comfort to me with the entire Harry Potter series was seeing others experience grief and going through it. With more deaths to come, I was a little nervous about reading book 7 and how will she portray this with characters kids and adults have grown to love and are real to them, but just like in the other books with loss, she did an excellent job. For me, the series was definitely healing and gave me a better perspective of grief. I was looking for some interviews of her after I read book 7 and discovered that her mother had dieds six months into when she first started writing the first in the Harry Potter series. Her mother never knew about Harry and her writings. But she said that her mother's death did impact how she wrote the series. How beautiful is that?!

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