I am finished!
I read all of Harry Potter!!
OK, so most other fantasy fans finished the series ages ago..... Not us.
I started reading the books when my kids were younger. I read the books out loud to them in English. Then, we kind of lost steam in the middle of book four. My son finished reading the series himself, in Hebrew, and the rest of us just sort of lost interest.
But now there is that new Harry Potter park at Universal's Island of Adventure, in Orlando, and we all want to go see it.
A few weeks ago, I noticed that my eldest had begun reading the series. Excited, she informed me that she wanted to read all the books and see all the movies before we visit the theme park. That sounded like a good idea to the rest of us, so my son reread the series in English, my youngest started reading the series in Hebrew (to be accurate, she started reading in English, but it took her too long, so she switched to reading in Hebrew and is already almost finished with the sixth book) and I started reading the series in English.
I could not put the books down until I finished.
I have been so engrossed in the books, that I have done nothing in recent weeks but read and sleep. Admittedly, I did a lot more sleeping than reading. However, every waking moment that I could, I burried my head in one of the books.
Now, I am done!
Tomorrow, we are going to a friend's home for a Harry Potter Marathon. We plan on watching the first three movies (though if we run out of time, we might only watch the first two).
We are already planning our trip to Orlando, to visit the Harry Potter theme park.
We saw glimpses of the park, as they were building it, during our visit to Orlando last winter.
I can't wait until my youngest finishes the series and we can all discuss the books together!
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,