4:00 p.m. Monday afternoon Took possession of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening Reluctantly finished the book. It was AWESOME!!!
In between, I think I participated in feeding my family once or twice, spent $200 at Walmart buying mission trip supplies and did 4 loads of laundry. Other than that, I pretty much sat in the green chair in my family room with a book and frequently, a dog in my lap. Now that the book is finished, I guess I better go fold all that laundry!
In my opinion, being truly and deeply immersed in a great book is a little slice of heaven. It reminded me of summers when I was a little girl and my mom would wander by me occasionally and say "why don't you put that book down for a while and go play?" I would generally say "one more chapter" or "5 more minutes" and crawl back within the pages of my story. I love that I have the freedom right now in my life to take a day off to do nothing but read. Bless my sweet husband! Usually I feel too guilty to read all day while my husband works hard for a living, but we only have 2 books and 4 people who want to read it! I think it was a selfless act on my part to get that book read so that I can pass it on, don't you? :-)
I wish I could discuss the book more fully, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone else. Suffice it to say, it was all I hoped it would be. A great end to a great series! I look forward to re-reading the whole series from the first to the last book. I am grateful that my kids love to read as much as we do...what a fun thing for us to share. My first-born, the only other one to have finished the book in our house, thinks we should have a Book Club when we are all finished with the book. I can't wait!