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I am still reading The Philosopher’s Stone and am getting nowhere with it. The kids haven’t even been sorted into their houses yet, somehow I find the read drags on and on and is rather, um, boring. Maybe, even though I can never remember a thing, I remember still too much to enjoy the re-read.

On the other hand, I am active on the visual front. We have been watching a few Harry potter films (left out the third one as I don’t like those dementors and the whole Azkaban topic) and are now in the middle of the Order of the Phoenix. God, that Umbridge woman! A terrible, terrifying creature! Her rosy cheeks, her giggling, fanatism and pink room make my stomach turn. Imelda Staunton does such a great job playing her! To finish off our HP movie marathon I still need to get the last three films, so it will be a little while before we can conclude the series.

Maybe I should have joined a HP watchalong?! But – there is still some time before the readalong finishes, I might get into it after all.

And, yet on another note, I found this great article at Cracked.com about the 5 most depraved sex scenes implied by Harry Potter. A must-read for Harry Potter fans!

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  1. Well, at least you’re enjoying the movies (except the Azkaban one) 🙂 I don’t know what it is with HP and re-reads… but I’m finding it very hard to say anything about it :/ And I’m not feeling particularly motivated to continue with book two either. Maybe I’ll have to join you for the watch-along?

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    • Rather! The book leaves me cold, really. I suppose I could go on about Harry being a cliche and about my dislike of him in general, but I would probably get tarred and feathered for that. After watching the films I have to admit that I am rooting for Voldemort as I think Harry is as bland and uninteresting as a person can be.

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  2. I loved Harry Potter when I was a teen and then… I just lost it. Harry Potter did not mean anything and I even stopped watching the movies. Even last year, I tried to go back to the saga and start reading where I’d left it but I just couldn’t. I think Harry Potter had a time to be read (both in history and when it comes to youths).
    Elena’s last post ..The Promise – Ann Weisgarber

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    • I have to agree with you. I still enjoy the films (but more for Alan Rickman than anything else), but find the books dreadfully boring. I have no idea how the other adult participants can go on forever about how great it is. And Harry totally gets on my nerves (in book and film).

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      • I felt the same way about Harry too: too much prominence. He’s the self-tortured hero, he’s the victim, he’s the person everyone loves… I somehow ended up loving Ron and even Draco (Tom Felton had much to do with this :P).
        Elena’s last post ..The Promise – Ann Weisgarber

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        • Ah, nah, not Ron! But Draco, well, yes, I can appreciate him. But then, who needs Draco when they can have Snape.

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