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Harry Potter and a new addiction

JKR talks more about the epilogue (spoilier warning). It doesn't answer all my questions, obviously, because at least one main character is left out of the article. I'll get a hold of the actual interview after it airs.

JKR talks about who got the reprieve and who died instead (spoiler warning, silly). I guessed the two unexpected deaths correctly, but the reprieve was totally unexpected for me.

I'm really proud of myself. I just flew through three books in three days and finished two books that I started ages ago. All this week. Oh, and read HP7. The Wedding, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, The Optimist's Daughter, Reality Conditions (a collection of mathematical short stories), and Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea (we read part of this for my FYS, and I finally finished it). My favorite of the lot? The Curious Incident. It has such a distinct voice; I felt as if the narrator were actually sitting next to me telling the story. All the math in the story (even though that wasn't the main plot) didn't hurt either.

Next on the list is Contact. We watched the movie in astronomy last spring, but I'm a good canon purist, so I just have to read the book first.

Speaking of books, I just found out about Bookcrossing. Basically, you can release books into the wild and see where they go. It reminds me of the 1000 Journals and the sequel 1001 Journals, which I never actually did, even though I really want to. I have an extra copy of DH because my copy didn't come in until nearly 2pm and I was getting impatient, so I wound up buying another copy. I think I'll release that book first instead of taking it back. I have a $5 Amazon gift certificate just for ordering the book on Amazon, anyway, and that'll probably go toward more books. You can also catch books, and there are quite a few books in Atlanta. I'll be tracking some of those down to read when I get back. Hey, at least I won't have to pack 234324 books that I have yet to read.

Actually, you know what? It would be really cool to plant a location journal somewhere in Decatur. I checked on 1001 Journals (and yes, you can still sign up, even though there are more than 1001 journals) and the closest one isn't overly close. It'd be really cool to plant a journal somewhere on campus or at Java Monkey or somewhere like that and just let people write, draw, scribble in it, release some of their own creativity where they might not otherwise.

If we do it on campus, we'd have to put it in a central location and figure out some sort of theme--something to tie us together, of course. (I've figured out the motivation behind enough projects to see how this works.) Ideally this would last a semester or however long it takes to fill it up. Now, where would be the best place to put it so everyone gets a chance to write something in it if they want to? Evans? Alston? Hm.

Looks like I've found a new addiction.

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bluefate
Jul. 27th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
I've love that idea of trying to contact complete strangers... (or not really, complete, if you did it at Agnes) ...but with that 1001 Journals thing, it still looks like trying to find gold.
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circlifly
Jul. 27th, 2007 09:39 am (UTC)
I'm glad that she seemed somewhat unsatisfied with the epilogue. To me, that just screamed "DEADLINE APPROACHING."

As for Bookcrossing, I was really excited about that for a while until I ended up not finding any books ... for about three years. I still haven't found one, and it's too much of a hassle for me to enter my millions of books only to have someone in Argentina request one. But I hope it works out better for you than it did for me!
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