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Pottermore!

After missing the Magical Quill every day so far because it was in the middle of the night, I found it today! Pretty easy question, though. I did not have to scroll through a bunch of pictures to find the Magical Quill as others have described. I just entered the answer and voila!

My username is MoonCrimson210 – they make you select from a few choices. I chose MoonCrimson because quirky little Luna Lovegood is one of my favorite characters.

Now I wonder what my patronus will be…

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Visiting Old Friends

I just started reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  This is probably my fourth reading of the book. I remember reading the final book in this phenomenal series when it was first published. I know I read it again last year when my two boys were reading the series for the first time. And I’m pretty sure there was a time in-between the first time and last year. The second half of the Deathly Hallow movies comes out in 6 days and I wanted to review the story before experiencing the movie version. I won’t be seeing the movie opening night so I have a few extra days to finish the 759 paged tome.

I am a rereader and have been ever since I was a kid. I can distinctly hear my mother’s voice, “You’re reading that again?!” There are some books I have read at least a dozen times – A Wrinkle in Time, the Anne of Green Gables series, Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  – and some books I have read two or three times. If I enjoyed a book then chances are I will reread it. That is one of the reasons I am reluctant to purge my bookshelves – what if I want to reread that book some day.

                    

My husband almost never rereads a book. If he does it is completely accidental – he didn’t remember if he had read it already. I know other people who feel that there are too many books in the world to reread books. I feel very differently.

If I have fallen in love with a character or story then I will revisit them time and time again. Books are my escape, especially works of fiction. I disappear into the stories. I live vicariously through the characters. I can read for hours upon hours and not get restless or bored. I always have a book that I am currently reading. Always. The book may take me as little as a few hours to read or a few weeks. But on any given day you can ask me, “What are you reading?” and I will have an answer.

I am a fast reader and have little patience. Anticipation drives me crazy. I have been known to fly through a book because I have to know what happens! If that is the case and it was a great book then I will almost certainly reread it at some point. During my second reading I can linger over the story catching bits and pieces I might have missed in my earlier flight.

Sometimes I reread a book because I’m not sure what to read next. If I don’t have a particular book I am anxious to read in my queue, then I might opt for rereading a favorite. My feeling is that I would rather reread something I know I will enjoy than read something I’m not sure I will. This is one of the reasons why I enjoy reading books in a series – I want to discover what else happens to the characters I’ve come to know. Series books are usually easier to fall into since I don’t have to develop a relationship with the character, I already know him or her.

Sure there are a lot of books out there that I should read and want to read. I will get to them eventually. Right now I’ll enjoy my visit with an old friend, Harry Potter, even if he makes my beach bag significantly heavier for the next few days.

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