So guys, we’re just NOT going to talk about the fact that I haven’t actually been posting about the Harry Potter readalong, OKAY?
Despite the fact that I have actually been reading along and I’m accidentally ahead. WHOOPS. But I was serving on a jury for a murder case (I KNOW!!) that ended last Friday (which is why you didn’t get any First Line Friday last week) and we came to a verdict of guilty. And I’ve been totally emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted by it all. I’m only just now feeling like my normal self.
But Harry Potter totally got me through that trial. I couldn’t concentrate on really anything but the case and schoolwork, so I dutifully packed along Sorcerer’s Stone and then Chamber of Secrets, and finally Prisoner of Azkaban. I read through the first half of PoA the last week of the trial and then just couldn’t stop myself.
So I’m technically on Goblet of Fire, but I promise I won’t talk about any of that since it’s not on the schedule.
BACK TO PRISONER OF AZKABAN!
I’m seriously even more conflicted about this book than I was the first several times I read it. Lupin? LOVE HIM SO MUCH. But I think my love is mostly stemming from the movie. But after a string of horrible Dark Arts professors, it is so nice to get someone who knows their shit, werewolf or not. (I’m also secretly judging Potter for not getting that the orb that Lupin sees in the boggart is a MOON. What a ninnie.)
Sirius?? He’s kind of amazing, but like, why all the sneaking around, yo?? And like, you’re surprised that no one trusts you? Yeah, yeah, there’s the whole “murdered thirteen people” thing, but really, the whole thing seems so anticlimactic.
Anywho, I generally find the first half of PoA to be boring as fuck. I think its like where J.K. was all like, I’m gonna make this shit a little more nefarious, but I want to lull everyone into thinking it’s like a normal year at Hogwarts. And then BAM! Shit gone crazy!! But LULL first, LULLLLLL.
Tricky, Rowling. Very tricky!
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