Friday, July 27, 2007

Left Behind

Last night I had crashed out on the couch while SodaBoy was watching some late night TV. All of a sudden I threw my hands up over my ears and started mumbling loudly. SodaBoy was mighty confused. The conversation went something like this...

me: blah-blah-blah, I can't hear you, blah-blah-blah.
SB: Are you OK? What's going on?
me, somewhat frantically: They are talking about Potter! blah-blah-blah!
SB, dumbfounded: But you are asleep.
me: blah-blah-blah, I can't hear you.
SB, sighing as he changes the channel: All right, all right.

In my sleep addled memory, it is Keith Olbermann's voice that was doing the Potter talk, but that doesn't make sense because he is not on late night, as far as I know. I did watch several of his pre-release Potter prediction discussions, but now that the book is out and I still don't have it yet, I am trying to be more careful. That means that in part, like NSLS, I am scaling back on the blog reading, not clicking through to posts that might reveal too much. Apparently it also means I am hollering at the TV in my sleep.

It is all a matter of timing, very bad timing on my part. My Potter appreciation has always been of a somewhat moderate scale. I manged to wait for all the earlier books to come out in paper back. However, when I finally got my hands on the Book 6, I tore through it like a true aficionado. I read it so fast I was immediately tempted to re-read it right away, to soak up the details I had just raced through. Instead, I vowed I would re-read the entire series in preparation for the release of Book 7. Right. Best laid plans, and all.

Problem is, as the release date crept up, I sort of forgot. When Phantom put up her HP7 Speculation Thread, my memory was finally jogged, but of course I was reading something else at the time. By the time I got my shit together, any thought of finishing all six books by release date was hopeless. Not to be deterred, I plunged ahead anyway. My current status is almost done with my re-read of Order of the Phoenix, so this weekend we will likely go see the movie. Maybe I will buy Deathly Hollows, too. But I'll still be taking the time to re-read all the way through Book 6 before touching the new one, because I am just stubborn like that. And definitely not a peeker!


Aliki2006 said...

Well, I only just finished The Book, so I know what you mean about avoiding to Potter Talk!

Nadine said...

Well, at least you know it's safe to read my blog!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

And mine!

Piano boy is off with the book, so we won't be reading it until he returns. Biker Buddy actually asked me if we should rush to the store and buy another copy!

I thought we could wait. He seemed disappointed.

In any case, I would certainly not say anything to be a spoiler--I HATE It when people do that!

jo(e) said...

No one was even allowed to mention the book in my household until we were all finished reading it. (We only had one copy of course, so it meant a lot of fighting over whose turn it was to read.)