What I am Reading

I’m pretty proud of myself! Since finishing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in September, I’ve actually made good on my promise to finish the entire Harry Potter series before December 31. I’m almost 25% into the last book and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet!

Even more amazing is that I’ve exceeded my 2019 Reading Goal of 15 books… but a large margin! Here’s hoping I finish The Deathly Hallows with enough time to complete a different book before New Years.

One thing that has struck me while reading through the series again (first time 10+ years ago, while Rowling was still writing the series) are all the difference between the canon and the movies. I have watched the movies dozens of times and love each one (except Chamber of Secrets, can’t stand Lockhart!); however, I will always question some of the deviations from the text — especially the exclusion of characters and, in the case of The Goblet of Fire, a complete rewriting of the storyline!

A critique of the movies will be left for another time and another person. Must get back to reading while there’s still weekend left to enjoy!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. clcouch123 says:

    Congrats on all the reading! Your pace is impressive, and it’s clear you retain what you read.

    I’m often dismayed in the HP films (and LOTR movies for that matter) with deletions from the books and then creations of new things, as if the original wasn’t good enough. Bemusing (annoying)!

    I note A Year in Provence among your works. I was sent a copy for reviewing or proofreading a textbook. I was surprised and delighted by the narrative.

    Happy prolific reading! (I’ve recently enjoyed stories by Avi and Jenny Nimmo–I enjoy y-a fiction–and right now by Aaron Elkins, my favorite mystery writer and my sister’s, too).

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    1. Call me Cordelia says:

      I loved “A Year in Provence!” So funny, so colorful! I bought most of his other books, too, but haven’t had a chance to read them yet.

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