Weekend Reading

by Elizabeth on July 2, 2011 · 7 comments

in books, currently reading

I’m in the middle of the great Harry Potter reread of 2011.  The goal is to have them all reread (for I don’t know the 20th time or something like that) by the release of Deathly Hallows Part 2 on July 15.  I’ve only just started Order of the Phoenix (my least favorite), but I’m fairly certain I can do it.

This is very bittersweet because it will the last time I do a full reread in preparation for a movie release.  I’ve done it for every movie and I’ve gone to every midnight release since Goblet of Fire.  Harry Potter has been such a big part of my life for so long (over 10 years!) so I’m quite sad at the thought of the series truly being complete.

Is anyone else doing a reread before the movie comes out?

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1 Andria July 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I re-read The Order of the Phoenix before the movie—never again! I was so disappointed with the movie after that because I knew exactly what had been cut out/ changed. I knew it would have to be greatly condensed since it’s such a long book, but harrumph.

I’m going to re-read after the final film. Then I’ll be able to sleep at night 🙂


2 Elizabeth July 4, 2011 at 9:59 am

I do hate that when you reread the books you pick up all the little things they left out, but I’ve read the books so many times that I’ll do that anyway. 🙂 So I might as well enjoy a good reread.


3 Cate July 2, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I don’t re-read the books before the movies, but I’ve probably read them all about 3857373 times! I think The Goblet of Fire is my least favorite, but it’s hard to choose. I really want to re-read them all, maybe this winter.


4 Elizabeth July 4, 2011 at 10:03 am

Goblet of Fire is your least favorite book or movie? Prisoner of Azkaban is my least favorite movie, but one of my favorite books.


5 Jess July 2, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I think I’ll re-read the last one before the movie comes out. I can’t wait. I actually took that Friday off. It’s my birthday on Monday, so it’s not just because it’s HP day and I want to go see it (not the midnight showing, but probably afternoon on Friday), but it’s definitely more HP than birthday.


6 Elizabeth July 4, 2011 at 10:04 am

That Friday is one of my good friend’s birthdays so going to the midnight release is a great way to celebrate. I wish I could take that day off. I’m sure I’ll just be going in to work a little late. 🙂


7 Elisa July 6, 2011 at 9:18 am

I’m a late comer…
Besides the books, I also have the soundtracks for the all movies out so far. (Do the series companion books count too?)


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