Re-reading Harry Potter. Currently on Book 5. I forgot how much actually happens in that book - it was forever before they were even at Hogwarts!
I just finished #4 again the other day. Wow, after the wonderful high of PoA's ending, the powerful dread of GoF's ending.
I was driven to reread them after watching the awful spectacle that was Movie 5. I read 5, then 6 then 7. Then I started back to 1 through 4. I'm catching wonderful snippets that show just how much of the series JKR had in mind while writing a book. In 4, for instance, she throws in a "glance by Fleur at Bill that implied she didn't mind the fang earring and the long hair." Or something of that sort. Then in 6, she shows up and "spoiler alert" happens. Movie? Nothing like that is expected to happen.
"Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."
Just finished Drawing the Line: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson by Tom Sito, former president of The Animation Guild. The book was a great read. Anybody interest in the history of animation, or even Disney animation as Disney reigned supreme for many years, should really give this book a read. Being a story of the unions it follows the animators much more than the studios and/or their mogul executives.
Weirdness doesn't being to describe Eddie.....Stalkerish...well that is a good start.
I'm on Harry Potter CoS, working on my 3rd read though. 1st was before 7, second was last summer, 3rd, wel now. It's really intresting having read the whole set, you cath SO much stuff that wouldn't have meant anything the first time.
EXAMPLE: The necklace from 6 was first mentioned in Harrys trip to Knockturn Alley via Floo Powder!
Just finished May Day by Barb Lourey??? It was different, that's for sure!!
Good morning, son
In twenty years from now
Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
And I can tell you 'bout today
And how I picked you up and everything changed
It was pain
Sunny days and rain
I knew you'd feel the same things...