I’ve been reading Harry Potter for the past two weeks, going through every one of the books. Well, I finished last night and the sudden absence of the wizarding world is deafening. It was my intention to revisit my childhood, and not only did I do that–being able to read the books in order increased my understanding greatly.
One thing I paid attention to was the world building. Though sometimes the magic system confused me, I enjoyed seeing how various creatures existed hidden in our world. I noted how Rowling managed to sum up the previous books perfectly in the first chapters, so I wasn’t missing out on anything I needed to know. That’s a useful skill I should practice, summing things up.
To get all my thoughts together, I need a notebook and time. It feels like I just got back from a fantastic vacation and need to organize my memories. They will come soon enough, as I really do have a lot to say (there will probably be spoilers…)
Now I just don’t know what to read next. Maybe poetry. A different genre should do the trick.
Also, today was Ravenclaw Pride Day!