No, It’s Not ‘The Deathly Hallows’

LizzieLou | reading | Monday, July 23rd, 2007

The heatwave is long past and we have been having lovely, lovely rain for the last few days. I’ve taken a deep breath and allowed the dandelions to take over the lawn while I stay in and finish up my next reading selections for entry in the Big! Bookbag! of Crap! Schweeepstakes! sponsored by the SPL. The more the better, although I am still trying to be reasonable in my selections. I’ve already picked up my coffee card.

“Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn” by William J. Mann (a recent and well annotated biography that explores, with compassion and criticism, her life behind the screen image and the maneuvering it took to get famous and stay there, which – even though I knew how it all turned out – brought a wee tear to my eye at the end.)

“Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: Evolutionary Origins of Belief” by Lewis Wolpert (not referenced in a way that I’m used to, I had to put this down soon after starting it, but once I accepted that it did not need to conform to the standards of a peer reviewed journal I was able to return to this synposis of children, animals, tool use, casual beliefs and religion.)

“Strangers in Paradise Vol. 17: Tattoo” by Terry Moore (in preparation of one of my own favorite series ending this summer, I’ve gone back to catch up on an earlier collection that I missed; it’s the fluff piece this time around but worthy of inclusion.)

I was going to include “The Lost Girls”, but I have this irrational fear that when I win the BBoCS I will be asked to give a public synopsis or dramatic rendering of my chosen summer reading – and that could be Quite Awkward.

4 Comments

  1. But whyfor not the Deathly Hallows? I just had a falling-out with one of my original LJ friends over her professed hatred of Harry Potter. I’m confident our friendship can withstand the same difference of opinion.

    Can I spoil you then if you don’t care how it ends?

    Comment by eelaine — July 24, 2007 @ 10:56 pm

  2. No, no – I’m not dissing the HP. I’m only warning my dear readers that this post is nothing to be as eagerly anticipated as The Book. I’ve got no Harry Hatred. In fact, I do plan to read them some day and I do see all the movies.

    While I read your LJ post, I had to cross my eyes when it started to spoil me too much – not that I have any illusions that I will be spoiler-free by the time I do read the books or get to the last film.

    I’m confident that our friendship is even, in part, based on our Shared Hatred of Things as well as our Mutual Abhorrence of Stuff. HP happens not to be one of them.

    Comment by LizzieLou — July 25, 2007 @ 5:41 am

  3. Sweeeeeeeet : )

    (though, as I told Tery, my work is truly not done until you all are Snarry fans as well. She gave a most undignified snort.)

    Comment by eelaine — July 25, 2007 @ 2:22 pm

  4. ooh, i love me some harry potter.

    Comment by Linsey — July 30, 2007 @ 4:40 pm

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