Monday, October 22, 2007

H.P.A.T.D.H.

When I took my boys to school this morning, it was an unpleasantly muggy 76 degrees outside. Then I went to the grocery store and it proceeded to drop thirteen degrees while I was inside. The wind whipped up and it's started to rain. Aaahh...autumn! It's supposed to drop another eight or so degrees before the afternoon is over, so we'll be in the high fifties here! My sons are both in short-sleeved shirts and shorts, so I'll have to bundle them up when they come out of school. I'm so excited--finally a little cool weather!

I've recently bought a CD. This is pretty rare for me, since once I latch onto something, I cling to it, and so logically, I listen to my few CD's over and over. But I saw this one reviewed, popped over to Amazon to listen to the tracks, and then went out and bought it. It's KT Tunsall's Drastic Fantastic. There's just something about it. It's weird because while I'm listening, I feel like it's the soundtrack of either my life or the life of the main charater in my WIP. I imagine her and I doing things (not together, naturally) to these songs, and it's a very odd feeling.

In other news, I'm a little over half-way through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There is at least one among my frequent visitors here--WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED--that has never read a single H.P. You don't know what you're missing! I've had the book since the day it came out, but I always let my husband read the HP's first, and he's been rather slow to get going with it. (Plus, I've had all those library holds to wrestle with). But now that I have virtually nothing on hold, I'm catching up on my own stack of books, and I just couldn't resist Harry any longer.

And I am just so, so, so, so, soooooo impressed with J. K. Rowling and this entire series. So many characters--unique, clever, intriguing characters, so many twists and little details, and impressive, imaginative locales and props. I could go on and on. After I finish this one, I think I'm going to have to go back and read them all again. Which is exactly what my critique partner is doing right now. Maybe this time around my sons will want to listen. Although that is A LOT of reading aloud.

And what about that Albus, huh?

NO SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS, PEOPLE!!! I BEG YOU!

11 comments:

Vicki said...

I so wish our weather would cool off. The weather guy went so far as to say, "We really don't know what will happen on Thursday and Friday. It may cool down or it may stay hot." I could have told them that one. :)

I haven't read this last HP book so I can't comment on it. I do love JK's writing and world though. She is amazing.

Lucy said...

Kind of hard to leave a spoiler when you HAVEN'T READ A SINGLE ONE! ;-)

Love, love LOVE the weather we're having though.

Trish Ryan said...

I'm reading the HP collection now--just started book six--and am blown away by Rowling's creative vision. Not to mention the shear effort involved in churning out this many pages and plot twists in a relatively short period of time. She's impressive. When I'm feeling draggy, I just remind myself how many times she had to drag herself back to the keyboard to keep production up. I'm glad she did :)

Sarakastic said...

make that two people unless you already knew that I don't read the harry potter. This also means that I haven't been able to follow any conversation that has taken place in the last 6 years.

susanhatler said...

It was in the 40s here. Top that :) And who squealed on my not reading HP. Or, are there more of us? Waving my hand at ye who may be out there. Ye? Where did that come from?

susanhatler said...

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Beck said...

The only thing I'll say is that she wrapped things up BEAUTIFULLY.

Christine d'Abo said...

I haven't read them either. I will because they sound awesome, but I'm waiting for the huge box set. Cause you know it's coming!

Beth said...

I just finished going back and re-reading all seven of the HP books again. There was so many little things that I missed the first time around. J.K. Rowling is an incredible writer. Enjoy!

Lara Croft said...

Love KT Tunstell and J.K. Rowlings worlds! Enjoy!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Wow! Who knew there were so many of you who haven't succumbed to the literary wiles of Harry, Snape, Neville, and whomever else...

Hard to belive.