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August 23rd, 2007

God Bless America,
teh internet,
and the United States Postal Service.

They’re here.


Now I just have to finish grading about 7 more essays and figure final grades for those 7 students, and then I’m free.


Moo Hoo Ha Ha Ha!


  1. coffeypot says

    Enjoy! See you in about a week, unless you come up for air between books.

    August 23rd, 2007 | #

  2. admin says

    Mmmmm, air. I should remember to get me some of that.

    August 23rd, 2007 | #

  3. KLee says

    Let me know what you think of book one when you’re finished. I’m curious to see if you have the same feelings that I did towards it.

    Did you know that it’s VERY hard to explain the whole Harry Potter phenomenon to someone who not only purposefully stayed ignorant on the subject, but who already has it in his/her mind that since it’s a “fantasy” type storyline, they won’t like it?! I was trying to explain, defend, and convert a crafting friend of mine tonight, and she wasn’t having it. I was trying to tell her that while it’s a book about “fantasy”, it’s also a great love story, and a great coming-of-age story. She still wasn’t buying. Dang it. Now, I have to go reread book one again!

    August 24th, 2007 | #

  4. admin says

    I am a short ways in, and I am purposely taking my time. In fact, I have had to slow myself down and re-read passages twice already. I will definitely report back about the reading experience because I am finding that I remember very little about the first chunk of this first installment.

    I wonder if your crafting buddy would feel the same way about Roald Dahl stories, like James and the Giant Peach or Matilda. Dahl has some stories that are more fantasy than others (Big Friendly Giant), but Matilda is a story about a little girl whose family hates her because she is not like them, and she finds a new family in her beloved schoolteacher.

    If your friend would consider and read Matilda as “children’s literature” not “fantasy”, then she would read at least the first part of Harry Potter. And I defy anyone who likes reading to start Harry Potter and not finish it. Maybe they wouldn’t read the rest of the series, but I think they’d finish the first one.

    August 24th, 2007 | #

  5. coffeypot says

    What number book are you on now?

    Oh! That’s right. You won’t be reading this until have finished all seven of them, huh.

    Okay! Disregard this comment.

    August 25th, 2007 | #

  6. admin says

    Har. Har dee har har.

    I’m in the first book still. Harry just got sorted into Gryffindor, so that’s – what – halfway through?

    My new semester starts on Thursday, so I actually doubt I’ll get to read the second one before Turkey Day. 😥

    August 25th, 2007 | #

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