The famous tagline for the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” movie, which premieres in the US on 7/15. Last week I watched some of the UK Premiere Red Carpet hoopla and heard the speeches given by the cast and writers and directors. Tears! Yesterday I finished the audiobook of Book 7. Tears! I found myself in the car, listening and crying. I found myself walking around the house listening – and crying. And now it’s done. I am excited to see the movie – although I have found that listening to the books and watching the movies right after has made my head hurt a little. The changes in plot and circumstances, while necessary to keep the movies under 2.5 hours, are very noticeable when you’ve just finished the book. Will I see the movie at midnight on July 15? Maybe. If not, I’ll wait until an evening next week, when I will be more awake and coherent.
So now, back to my regularly-scheduled podcast listening for a while! I am behind (although I’ve cut back, with getting back into audiobooks again) so I’ll catch up and then start listening to “Snow Flower and Secret Fan” before that movie comes out! I’m attempting to listen to “Visit from the Goon Squad,” but finding it difficult to follow on audio. May need a physical copy to read.
I started “The Girl in the Garden” on Monday night and it is a fast and easy read! I love books set in India or about the Indian culture, so it’s a given that I’ll enjoy it. I’ll keep you posted about how much! Kamala Nair is from Rochester and I purchased the book at her book signing at B&N in June. She’s coming to the library the end of July so I may go again and see if she has more to say at that time.
Well, my TBR list continues to grow! I’m looking forward to some time spent with “The Girl in the Garden” on this beautiful day – not too hot but brilliantly sunny! Yay!
What are you reading???
Off to read!
- A book reading by Kamala Nair (rochpublibrary.wordpress.com)
- ‘Snow Flower And The Secret Fan’ Premieres In Los Angeles (huffingtonpost.com)