In preparing for the release of the two-part movie, I reread Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. After watching Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince last summer, I realized how much I have forgotten from the books. Those smaller details that the book fans adore have escaped me over time. It sure didn’t help that I read most of the books in a matter of days—speed reading myself to the end in much haste.
I really enjoyed rereading the seventh book. This time, I could leisurely read as I had time and with more patience since I knew the ending already. I got to savor the moments and the events throughout the story without the panic I felt the first time around.
I also hope that I’ll remember enough of the details going into watching the movies. The back story and untold details in movies made from books always makes the story that much more vivid for the educated viewer.
Ironically, in reading the seventh book, I wanted to return to the first and read the series through again. Unfortunately I have so many other books on my shelf that haven’t had their binding’s cracked, that it would count as literary neglect if I read a bunch of books I’ve already read and ignored the forlorn.
Books of 2010 total: 5