I'm trying to read it as slowly as I can, just to savor it.
I don't want them to end! I think if I had managed to read them at some point before now, I would have re-read them about 20 times by now.
I've been going back and watching the movies as I've finished each book, and not only do so many spotty parts make sense now, but I'm beginning to wonder how I thought the movies were so good. They're well done, yes, but the story... oh my gosh.... there is SO much in those books that you couldn't even fit into a DAY long movie!
J.K. Rowling definitely has a gift. She is an amazing story teller. She hooked me right from the beginning with Book 1. I'm almost debating if to re-read the series right now when I've finished, but alas, The Hunger Games calls...
When I'm writing, I usually can't read books without being overly critical and analytical, because I move into full time editing mode.
But this one?
The story just pulled me right in, and I'm not even pausing to notice if there are any glaring flaws.
I think that's what good books are about... next week we'll delve a little bit further into the difference between good writing and good storytelling.
What books have you read recently (or in the past) that had a captivating story?
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!