No, it did not take me all this time to read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I began it at 11:00 Thursday morning and finished it around 7:00 Friday evening. And I did other things during that time, like sleeping, eating, chatting and working on webpages. But I was so into that book that I dreamt about it Thursday night. What a great story it is! I plan to reread book seven soon, though, since I read it so quickly just to find out what was going to happen and to whom. I feel like I gorged on a Thanksgiving Dinner, eating everything in sight but not really tasting much of anything. Time to go back for leftovers, try a bit of pie, taste some stuffing. Savor the story.

One thing that did strike me (well, one of the things) about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was how much the non-human creatures played in the storyline. How humans treated them, especially HP and friends, in the previous six books played such an important role in the eventual outcome in book seven.

Now I can begin to tackle the stack of books that I have set aside in order to read the HP series. Let me see, here’s what I have waiting for me to read:

  • The Sunne in Splendour, by Sharon Kay Penman
  • Earthly Joys, by Philippa Gregory
  • Founding Mothers, by Cokie Roberts
  • The World Is Flat, by Thomas L. Friedman

Three of these books I acquired through PaperbackSwap. A great way to swap books online. Check it out! And if you decide to sign up, I would appreciate it if you would list me as a referring member (use my e-mail address, Doing so will give me an additional book credit, and you know I need more books!

So many books, so little time!