Me-Made-May ’13: Day 24

Not much to say about this one…

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I like it.

Maybe it should be a smidge longer.

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Top: New Look 6107 (modified for knits)

It should come as no surprise (if you’ve been following along) that, of course, I love me some Harry Potter. Oddly, though, my favorite in the series is one that a lot of my HP-loving buddies didn’t really care for.

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Today’s book is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by (do I even need to say it?) J. K. Rowling.

Why is this one my fave? I’m not sure. Maybe it’s because I like the idea of the Tri-Wizard Tournament. I find the whole competition both terribly exciting and nerve-wracking (I actually feel ill when Harry is waiting for his turn before he battles the Hungarian Horntail).

Maybe it’s because the wizarding world opens up and we get a glimpse into schools other than Hogwarts.

Or, maybe it’s because this book was a major turning point of the series. I mean, Things. Get. Real. People die! (Oh, Robert P. I liked you so much better as sweet little Cedric.) Harry was growing up and so was his audience. Naturally, his story had to grow up with him. But, this book was right there in the middle–it had moved beyond the decidedly juvenile bent of the first three books but it hadn’t yet delved into the inescapable darkness of the last three books. It’s a happy In-Betweenland.

So, I guess I knew why after all.

“I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.”

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4 thoughts on “Me-Made-May ’13: Day 24

  1. That’s actually my favorite book as well but people always try to talk me out of it 🙂 I’ve read the series (5 times), watched all the films and listened to all the audio books. I can’t get enough of them!

    Like your top as well btw 🙂

    • I liked the films, but not as much as the books. I still haven’t seen the last three! (Shameful, I know. . . ) But, the audiobooks–now there’s an idea! I have to drive a long, long way to work, and the audiobooks would be really fun!

      Thanks 🙂

        • You must have greater powers of concentration than I! I tried listening to podcasts while sewing and I would find that entire episodes would go by and I wouldn’t remember a thing that I heard. So now I stick to old episodes of shows I’ve already seen. Or music.

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