I've never been one to deny the fact that I am what you might call a "band-wagoner"
If something is popular I either love it, or will love it soon.
Maybe I'm a follower - or maybe I just don't want to miss out on something good!!
So naturally I've been meaning to read Harry Potter for quite sometime now.
My curiousty was first peaked when the last book was released. Luke and I had been on a trip with his family when it was released. On our way home as we walked through the airport it seemed like every single person was reading the book. Every where we turned people were sitting, standing, or even walking while reading the book. So I made it my goal to read it.
I started the first book shortly before Luke and I got engaged. And then I got busy planning a wedding and crying everyday so that didn't leave a lot of time for reading.
Fast forward a couple of years. Previews for the last movie began appearing online and I then made it my absolute GOAL to read all the books and watch all the movies before the final movie came out. That way I could watch the final movie for the first time with everybody else and I wouldn't be behind.
Easier said than done.
First of all I'm not a big "fantasy" reader. I will read a romance fiction book (think Nicholas Sparks, etc) in about a day or so. Very easy reads.
Harry Potter, for me, is a whole other story. It takes a while for me to wrap my mind around everything. There are SO many characters, and so much stuff that is out of the ordinary I have to read it extra slow and go back through and make sure I caught every detail.
Even the first book that was originally geared towards children took me forever. There is just so much going on that isn't "normal" it's hard for me to comprehend.
I know, so lame, and I kind of can't believe I am admitting this. Don't think less of me.
So anyways, getting through the Harry Potter books has not happened as quickly as I once thought or hoped.
Plus life hasn't left a lot of time for reading lately. Boo.
But now the time has come. I have to get down and dirty.
I have less than a month to finish 3 books and 2 movies. Three LONG books. Three books with LOTS of information, and I am a very thorough reader! I go back through to make sure I haven't missed a single detail.
But our tickets are purchased and the date is set. I have no choice but to finish the books. And I want to finish the books soon.
I love the books and I do love the movies even though they change some things, which seems natural, so I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
Are there any other HP fans out there??
Any other fellow bandwagoners who aren't ashamed??
I also jumped on the Twilight bandwagon after everybody had read them all. It's just what I do! :-)