O.M.G YOU GUYS, IT'S TIME FOR THE FIRST HARRY POTTER READALONG ACTUALLY-READING-NOW POST!
|I feel your feels Draco.|
Where do I start? How about with those wonderful opening lines;
Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.Christ on a cracker Ms Rowling, you sure know how to reawaken my not-so-dormant love for this series. BUT, aside from that line I'm pretty MEH about the next few dozen pages.
Anyway, my re-read started during the wicked awesome readathon we all took part in last weekend, and because everyone was tweeting up a storm (as I was) I found myself querying things more than I normally would.
Case in point, what is the deal with wizards and toilets? I mean, they all seem to have a pretty insane time dealing with dressing like a regular person - so do they have magic plumbing that just disappears it all and turns it into compost? Or is this the one thing from the muggle world they took up? Does this mean they have to hire muggle plumbers when Peeves clogs a toilet up with stuff, or is there a squib somewhere with the unfortunate job of managing the wizard world's toilets?
I know this sounds mental, BUT I HAVEN'T STOPPED THINKING ABOUT THIS SINCE SUNDAY AND I'M ABOUT TO LOSE MY MIND. *eye twitch*
Also, how old are Petunia and Vernon in the first chapter? We know (thanks to the final book) that James and Lily were 21 when they died (I SWEAR THIS ISN'T A SPOILER FIRST READ GUYS) but how flippin' old do Petunia and Vernon sound? Like, can you imagine being friends with them? It would be the absolute WORST. Guys, there is no way they would ever approve of our gif use, never.
So ummmm, to wrap up - magic is awesome, Diagon Alley needs to exist, Hermione is a bossy pain, Malfoy is puny and Neville is adorable. I can't wait for next week when we can discuss quidditch, and Christmas, and the mirror of Erised, and Norbert and the absurdity of sending kids into the Forbidden Freaking Forest for detention.
Until then, if anyone would like one of the wands I made last week, then let me know because I am open to sending them to your pretty faces! I've already sent one to Laura, Tika and Nahree and there are more than enough to go around. Let me know fancy ladies (and dudes - any dudes taking part?).