Saturday, July 21, 2007

One downside to being a speed reader

I gave in to the crazy last night and went to the midnight release of the final Harry Potter book. Thanks to some good company and a frappachino, I even managed to stay upbeat and excited while getting crushed by the million or so other people who simply had to have the book at the stroke of midnight.

Since I was smart and pre-ordered the book months ago, I only had to wait half an hour after the release to purchase my book and make my way home. I pulled in the driveway around 12:45, raced through my bedtime routine, and settled down to read. Which I did until around 2:30 am when I dozed off. I woke back up at 5:30, read for another hour, fell back asleep, and was up for good at 8:00.

I should mention that today has been Juan's only day off all week, so all he wanted to do was sleep and finish varnishing the baby's bookcase. Thus, no guilt trips from him about my plans to sit in my armchair and read all day long. And that's exactly what I did, taking only a couple of short breaks to eat and play with the pets.

I finished the book at 3:30 this afternoon. All 759 pages of it. Done. There are sooooooooo many things I want to discuss with someone else (anyone else!) who's also finished, but sadly it appears that once again my speed reading has worked against, rather than for me. None of my friends have finished it yet!

This is torture!


M said...

Oh my. You had better enjoy that kind of literary freedom while you can. I used to devour books in one night. In the last 5 years, I have managed to do that once...on vacation in Mexico...and J was really irritated that I was too tired the next day.

Any pictures of the baby's room? Hint. Hint. :)

Anonymous said...

You have to meet this Suzanne- she's finished the book, too. You are both in the same field, too! You can e-mail each other and gab alot!! You are both great bloggers with lots in common, too!


Kathleen said...

Augh!!! If I had gotten it at midnight, I'd have been done by mid-day Sunday too...too bad we didn't plan ahead for that!

Probably by the time I read it, I'll have taken so long that you'll have forgotten everything you wanted to discuss. :p