Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Evening

Am preparing for my first New Project meeting in some time, looking through old sketchbooks for ideas and listing what else comes to mind...

Inbetween am hard at work reading out Harry Potter. Ooof. I wish someone had edited at least some of the reiterations out. It's ok when you're reading it to yourself I suppose but reading it out I find myself leaving out chunks of sentences - it's all a bit and again, Harry felt remorse, shame, coursing, rushing, gushing through his whole being, his self, when he realised, knew at last, was sure of the mistake, the oversight, the unforgivable, dreadful thing he had done, him, no one else, but, him, Harry Potter... well sort of. It's quite exciting though, but I'm trying to finish it ASAP so I can peruse the internet again without getting spoilered... I won some more points for plot-guessing, but Alexis is infuriatingly ahead. I am just thinking to convoluted-ly, to twisted, not straightforward enough, not seeing the obvious... oof

6 comments:

Dave Shelton said...

I only ever read the first Potter. Thought it was okay, Hogwarts was well done, but her writing grated rather. All those bloody adverbs.

By the way, you have two "to"s that ought to be "too"s.

Viviane Schwarz said...

It's troo! I think I've been reading to much endles senteces & want wrds to be shrtr.

Yup, I'd like to see an edited version where she's only allowed one adverb at a time. Actually, I take that back... I've had all the Potter I'll ever want and then 200 pages.

Also... I woke up this morning and thought: hey, it's just like Buffy. Just boarding school instead of highschool, but the epic bickering interspersed with beastie highlights is familiar...

Viviane Schwarz said...

I also wish she'd sometimes write "they" (or "them") instead of "Harry, Ron and Hermione" - or "everybody else" instead of... well, listing everybody else.

Ah, must... stop... complaining... must... read... out... final... chapter... be... freeee...

Viviane Schwarz said...

Finished it!

Oof.

Steph said...

Don't tell me anything! I have barley gotten through the first chapters. I am enjoying this last book a lot- you know though I keep reading it thinking, "this is it...more..after years of waiting for the next book to surface, this is IT..." Sigh...

Viviane Schwarz said...

No worries! All zipped up! Temptation to blog our lists of guesses and points awarded is high but I'd never... even I couldn't spoiler seven years of plot development!