June 25, 2003

I need a sleep charm

I went to bed last night fully intending to read no more than a chapter or two of the Harry Potter book before closing my eyes. Hahahahahaha! I couldn't force myself to put it down until eight in the morning. My head feels like it's plugged with cotton, and I am out of cream for my coffee.

I suppose I'll have my review of the book up in a couple of days. If I survive no proper sleep. Also it's cloudy and looks like rain again, which means the air outside it like warm soup.

I need cream for my coffee, dammit!

Posted by Andrea Harris at June 25, 2003 12:38 PM

This is why I'm afraid to start reading it. I can't spare three days of round the clock attention right now.

Posted by: Kerry at June 25, 2003 at 02:11 PM

I read it with a large glass of wine. When the words stop making sense on the page, I stagger off to bed.

Maybe not the most responsible way to enjoy the book, but it helps me get to bed on time. Plus, wine!

Posted by: Tracey at June 25, 2003 at 02:57 PM

It's really hard to put down.

I'm such a weenie...I finished it last night and just sat there sobbing - my husband thinks I'm a complete freak.

But it was good. Now for the next 3 year stretch between books...

Posted by: Demosthenes at June 25, 2003 at 03:01 PM

Despite the urgency to put our house on the market, I refused to comply with the directive that stuff needs to be done YESTERDAY...instead, I lay in bed for a good part of the day and read and read and read.

VERY VERY good book...Draco is absolute horror. Reminded me of Nazi youth. sigh and I wished for such PLANS for that boy...

The death didn't hit me like it had been advertised it would. I felt more afraid for Harry in Goblet of Fire.

That glass of wine sounds real good....

Posted by: sharon ferguson at June 25, 2003 at 03:15 PM

Yeah, it got me too, on monday. Stayed up to 5 am to finish it.

Overall, it seems to be continuing the trend of the books getting darker in theme.

It's going to interesting how the movies (if they get this far) will handle that, because I've always thought they were far more kiddie-friendly than the actual books.

Posted by: Jeremy at June 25, 2003 at 05:55 PM

Could you please send me the rainy, grey weather? I need it, sun is very bad for me. I am waiting to get Harry Potter is the UK because the book is a bit different in the UK (different cover).

Posted by: Andrew Ian Castel-Dodge at June 25, 2003 at 06:48 PM

I will not read more than 50 pages per day.
I will not read more than 50 pages per day.

Ouch, my hand!

Posted by: Floyd McWilliams at June 25, 2003 at 08:40 PM

"I couldn't force myself to put it down until eight in the morning"

Sounds like a good review right there :)

Posted by: Vince at June 25, 2003 at 09:23 PM

Guess you picked the right week to quit your job!

I hate that "can't put it down" feeling, cuz I know I'm gonna be finished with it in a little bit, and then what will I do with my life?

Posted by: Scott at June 25, 2003 at 10:39 PM

I haven't gotten the new Harry Potter (My source just finished reading it), but there is another author (Mercedes Lackey) that I don't even try to read unless I don't have work the next day. I will stay up all night, reading her work.

I know myself too well.

In fact, when I see my source over July 4th weekend, I'll have to be very good and hide the book in my luggage until the weekend is over. Which means I'll end up not being able to read the book until the weekend after that. Oh, woe is me!

Posted by: Ninjababe at June 27, 2003 at 01:46 AM