Monday, July 23, 2007

Goodbye Harry

Hey all, another long interval between my blogs I know, but if you knew my schedule you'd pity me. Working full time, twice a week until 9pm, and barely any time to do anything. I just pop round to Rachel's blog once or twice a week and that's it.
As entertainment or relaxation, I chose to read, I read a lot lately. Read two amazing books lately, one was blink!
The other one, just bought on Saturday and finished a couple of hours ago, was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Now, normally, as a serious 41 year old executive, I shouldn't be admitting of reading children's books. I never do, and rarely did in my youth, but Harry is an exception. He captivated me from page one of the first book, and when I finished the last one today I was dizzy with mixed feelings: euphoria, sadness, more questions, satisfaction, confusion, but amazement over all.
It was what I expected and it wasn't what I expected. Few questions remained for me, but a lot cleared.
If you haven't read it yet, relax, I am not going to give any spoilers. That's not my style.
All I can say is that for hours yesterday and today I travelled in the world of magic and mystery, beauty, sadness, joy, laugh, thrill and sheer pleasure.
There is one particular moment in the last chapters of the book, that made me cry as I haven't cried while reading a book. 'Nuff said.
There were some moments in the plot though that I had to go back a few pages, even to go back in previous books. You see, a younger person would remember more details, which I didn't. And if someone is a hardcore fan and has read the books five times, then the last one would close a lot of parentheses. I had to refer to previous books sometimes, but most of the times, JK Rowling's brilliance explained the details I was missing.
It was with a broken heart when I closed the back cover and the realization that that was it hit me...
Goodbye Harry and thank you for endless hours of adventure and thrill. I'll miss you.
Thank you too Jo, this was indeed an amazing journey...


Cathy with a C said...

I went away for the weekend, came home and my copy of Harry Potter was in my mailbox Sunday night waiting for me. I stayed up too late Sunday and Monday night reading it. I would like to go back and read all the books in the series - I'm not sure I read the first few. I had seen the movies with my kids and my daughter had read the books. We started reading the second to last volume aloud as a family so I know I read the two books before that one so I would be sure to know what was going on.

I really enjoyed the series. And there were parts at the end that also touched me deeply.

Cathy xox

Dale said...

My daughter got me reading Harry Potter...can't put them down once I start reading.

Hope all is well with you, Marietta.


Grace said...

Hi Marietta! You're back, I was wondering what you were up to!

greekzoe said...


Have a fab time in Greece! Hope it has cooled off there. Think of us poor people slaving at work:)


Anne-Marie said...

Hi Marietta,
I finished Harry Potter last week sometime, and had the same reaction- what a great ride it has been.

Have a great time in Greece- you certainly deserve a good break by the sounds of it.


BlackVelvetLace said...


I read your post and Rachels; this evening saw the fires on CNN and am horrified. I sincerely hope your home remains untouched.


Cheryl Ann said...

Hi Marietta,
You've been tagged! (if you wish)
stop by my place for the rules!
Hope all is swell,