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!