I'm actually not quite as sad as I thought I'd be or as sad as I was last year. There are probably a hundred reasons for that, but I think one is that I still have so many exciting things and trips this summer to look forward to. St. Louis for a Cardinals game on July 5th, then Vegas July 10th-14th, then who knows! I might throw another fun getaway in there. Never can tell.
This post isn't going to be a vacation recap or anything of the sort. I don't have the energy to do that and honestly, it would make for a boring post. We didn't do anything particularly spectacular, but we did do a lot of beach time, a lot of soccer watching, and a lot of nothing. My oh my, have I grown to love the concept of "doing nothing".
|my happy place|
Instead, we're gonna chat about something I started while on vacation.
I mentioned, oh back in April-ish? So long ago that I don't remember the post I mentioned it in, BUT I did mentioned in the Spring that I had big, big plans to re-read the Harry Potter series this summer.
It had been almost 10 years since I'd read the first 3 books and probably 6 or 7 years since I'd read the last 4. Too long. I had relied far too heavily on the movies to take me back to Hogwarts through the years. Wonderful movies that I love and cherish and watch so, so, so often, BUT as (hopefully) anyone will tell you - The books are better.
It seemed after I mentioned I was going to re-read the books that many, many of you commented and said you too would love to read them again. I've noticed recently several of you have stuck with that declaration and started reading them along with me. Which made me happier than a house elf receiving a dirty sock!
I just finished The Chamber of Secrets and I've been posting Instagram photos of myself reading the books again. I'm using the hashtag #HPsummerReRead on the Instagrams.
Now, I'd like anyone who is reading them or who has just been convinced to read them again to use that hashtag so I can find you and we can gush over Harry together! Because I for one had almost forgotten how wonderful and fabulous this series actually was. Spoiler Alert: It's wonderful and fabulous. Always.