Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


The death of a good friend

No spoilers here, I promise. I'm not saying who lives or who dies in Book 7 of Harry Potter's magical education.

What I am saying is that finishing the book - which I did around 11 a.m. this morning - has been very, very sad for me. I feel like I've lost a friend - someone I've cared about since the first time I stumbled upon the boy with the lightning shaped scar on his forehead back when he lived in a cupboard under the stairs.

I fell in love with Harry Potter and the wonderful characters. Pickle asks me who my favorite is and I don't know what to say. I love and hate these characters. Jo Rowling is so incredibly gifted in creating these people that I so often feel they are living and breathing people. I think I identify most with Molly Weasley and she may genuinely be my very favorite character in the book series. The Weasley family is at the top of the list.

I made predictions about this final book and I have to say I was spot on with many of my predictions - much to my husband's chagrin. It was incredible and once again, Jo Rowling did herself proud.

Farewell to the characters I am so fond of. Farewell to Hogwart's and Diagon Alley. I will start re-reading the book tonight - more slowly this time - to really capture all the little snippets of information. The first time I just wanted to know what happened.

I am going to miss everyone.


  • At 1:33 PM, July 26, 2007, Blogger nope said…

    I feel the same way :)

    My 13 year old self has a mad crush on Ron

    I think I am going to also go back and re-read just to savor it this time. I too read super quick just so I could find out what I was so afraid of hearing something on the news, or the internet, or the radio or out in public or well, just about anywhere... I just wanted to find out on my own :)

    Happy re-reading!

  • At 2:52 PM, July 26, 2007, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I, too, was a blubbering idiot avoiding all media outlets in case someone said something about who did what. I hadn't been to any sites until this afternoon because I wanted to savor the ending ON MY OWN without someone ruining it for me. Now, the problem is, I have to keep my mouth shut for the masses!

  • At 3:25 PM, July 26, 2007, Blogger Moi said…

    It's like you read my mind ... though my favorite characters are Fred & George.

    I started the book again last night. I think I'll take 2-3 days to read it this time, instead of blazing through in one sitting.

    Then, I'll probably start the whole series over again, just so I can read it from start to finish.

  • At 4:52 PM, July 26, 2007, Blogger Melessa Gregg said…

    I feel the same way. I wrote something similar a few days ago. As others have said, the hard part now is keeping my own mouth shut.

  • At 5:19 PM, July 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I feel the same way. I had to wait 2 whole days for my best friend to finish it. The hardest time ever to keep my mouth shut.

    Its so weird to miss a fictional character, but I do miss him. A lot. No more books? I'm going to go crazy.


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