Brushing Up on My Potter

I know the Harry Potter books are written for kids, but let’s be honest. They’re complicated. And fascinating. So, in preparation for the upcoming release of the seventh volume, I’m re-reading volume #6. I’ve done this every time a new one comes out, backtracking a novel or two to be sure I am primed and ready to dig into the latest book. Am I a dork? Yes. Do I care? Not really. Too excited.
I haven’t been able to finish a book since Camille arrived, but I have a feeling Harry Potter will break that streak. I may not devour the books as quickly as before, but I think I’ll be motivated enough to read a little every night.
I just hope I can practice some restraint once the new book comes out. As the final novel in the series, it’s bound to be a doozie. I vow not to say, “Camille, go sit in front of the TV for a few hours. Mommy needs to read Harry Potter.”
However, I am looking forward to reading the books with Camille one day if she’s interested. A couple of chapters before bedtime? Sure thing. The books are long enough that we could probably carry out that bedtime tradition from 2nd grade all the way to high school graduation. And I’ll bet I still won’t mind reading them again.