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10 July 2012 @ 05:08 pm
Harry Potter Reread  
I'm currently rereading the series with a couple friends, and we're always like 'where are you, where are you' trying to keep up with each other. So I thought I'd keep track of my progress this way. :)

[Where am I?]
Harry Potter Reread

3,788 / 4,100 pages

Sorcerer's Stone

309 / 309 pages

Chamber of Secrets

341 / 341 pages

Prisoner of Azkaban

435 / 435 pages

Goblet of Fire

734 / 734 pages

Order of the Phoenix

870 / 870 pages

Half-Blood Prince

652 / 652 pages

Deathly Hallows

447 / 759 pages

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feeling: curious
hearing: test
keenai: fangirlkeenai on July 10th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
I started re-listening to the series (Stephen Fry version, this time!) but haven't finished Book 1 yet. I may need a longer break before I go back, heh.

Are you going to let us know your very deep thoughts of things you notice this go around? That would make me happy anyway.
Caitie: fen | books | HP | flying carcaitie on July 12th, 2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
I think all my deep thoughts mostly boil down to wow I forgot how much I love these books, tbh! But maybe I'll make a post at the end of it.

I may need a longer break before I go back, heh.

Have you re-read the books since Deathly Hallows came out?
keenai: hp - weasley is our kingkeenai on July 13th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
Yep, listened to them all on audiobook with my kid.
Sarpaceisthetrick on July 11th, 2012 03:19 am (UTC)
Oh I love the status bars, where did they come from?
Caitiecaitie on July 11th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
It's basically this one, but mine are gussied up a bit! I use the progress bar to calculate my percentage and then edit the html of the percentages myself.
bellesbellsbellesbells on July 11th, 2012 11:42 am (UTC)
Wow, look at that sparkly bar!

Are there any striking difference in the experience in a (ETA: RE)read? I've only reread 5, 3 and 6 - probably because I like those 3 the most - but never did a full on reread.

Edited at 2012-07-11 11:42 am (UTC)
Caitie: fen | books | nancy drewcaitie on July 12th, 2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I actually think it's quite a different experience. I've actually done a reread already, but before Book 7 came out so I was really focusing on what I thought would happen, not what had happened. But reading the books *knowing* what happened is a bit of a different experience. It's really fun to see how JKR laid the groundwork, little things I didn't pick up on or things I didn't notice. Like there's one part in Book 2 [spoiler cut because one of my friends is like freakishly unspoiled for the series and she's reading along with us and might see this...]where McGonagall asks who opened the Chamber of Secrets and Dumbledore says the question is not who, the question is how. And everyone is confused. But NOW of course, it's really obvious what he means. There's a bunch of that kind of should-have-guessed stuff.

And there are fun details to notice, like how all of the methods used to break into the school in Book 6 are mentioned in Book 2 from the Hand of Glory and the cursed necklace to the idea of receiving Ogdens Old Firewhiskey as a birthday present, and I didn't realize we saw *both* vanishing cabinets and that the reason Draco has to fix the one at Hogwarts is actually shown to readers in a scene where Nearly Headless Nick convinces Peeves to smash the cabinet as a distraction to get Harry out of trouble with Filch. And lol, she plants clues about Snape's talent for Occlumency or Legilimens or whatever it's called in every book -- Harry always gets the unpleasant feeling that Snape can read his mind, even in Book 1.

So far it's just been a lot of little things like that. The other reason I like it is because you have more time to sort of sit back and appreciate the world building and the, like, freedom to let your mind wander more down random paths like what house Lockhart might have been in, what if Dumbledore had allowed Harry to be raised in the Wizarding World instead of with the Dursleys, is owl mail REALLY better than e-mail (IDTS), etc...
keenai: hp - mirror of erisedkeenai on July 13th, 2012 01:38 am (UTC)
Hmm, maybe I need to reread on paper, so I can note these things more easily.
myfriendamy: Gryffindormyfriendamy on July 13th, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
is owl mail REALLY better than e-mail

I was totally thinking about how the books are already quite dated when I was reading. I mean, in a way they aren't, because they have a sort of timeless feel to them, but every once in awhile there's something that anchors them in time, like talking on the phone, lol. And owl mail is another example, I guess, since letters by post don't really happen very often anymore, but probably still suitable for packages.

anyways, as technology continues to improve by leaps and bounds I suppose that will continue to happen.
bellesbells: Dean flailbellesbells on July 15th, 2012 10:29 am (UTC)
It's really fun to see how JKR laid the groundwork, little things I didn't pick up on or things I didn't notice.

That's true! Makes you wonder just how meticulous and well planned the HP books are, because I was always impressed at how well random tidbits and pieces from earlier books fit in with what happens in the later book - and those are just from the clues I did remember. Makes one wish something like, say Lost had that level of foresight with its story. With HP, almost everything will have a bigger purpose than it initially seems.

Your spoiler bits are making me want to do a HP reread. :D I cannot, I'm already knee deep in ASoIaF.

what house Lockhart might have been in, what if Dumbledore had allowed Harry to be raised in the Wizarding World instead of with the Dursleys, is owl mail REALLY better than e-mail (IDTS)

:D Ditto that on the owl mail debate - though I suppose 3G service is probably terrible at Hogwarts. Or even electricity. Lockhart I see as a Ravenclaw maybe (he's not book/magic smart, but he was arguably a rather successful conman for a good while), and I imagine Harry would be a lot more like his father if he was raised in the wizarding world, in good and bad ways.
myfriendamy: girl readingmyfriendamy on July 11th, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
You never cease to delight me.
Caitie: fen | books | HP | slytherincaitie on July 12th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
Caitiecaitie on July 21st, 2012 07:55 pm (UTC)
sj's birthday parallel
(everyone who isn't sj: just scroll along, sorry. i'm temporarily using this comment as a place to show sj a parallel i've made for her to post to tumblr)

Okay, so. I made the parallel, yay! I'm not sure how you want to post them, but I was thinking there are ~three options:

1. Post the Clark/Lana scene and the Dan/Blair scene as their own gifsets, then you can reblog the Clana gifset with the Dair gif as a photo response. You'll get notes/reblogs for the Clana and Dair gifs separately, but still be able to show off the parallel.

2. Post the Clana scene as its own gifset, then post the two most Radioheady gifs from the Clana gifset with the Dair gif. You'll get notes/reblogs for the Clana gifset and the Radiohead parallel gifset separately. (I posted an example below.)

3. Just toss all the gifs all together and you'll only get notes/reblogs from people who like Dair and Clana aaand Radiohead. I'm assuming this will be the least amount of people, lol. But they'll be quality people, and that's what counts!





Radiohead Parallel



(all the text at once)

(all the text at once)

(slightly different part of lana's reaction)

(a desaturated, tangerine version b/c gifs hate lots of colors!)

P.S. All of this assumes that you'll want to post these to tumblr yourself! I just figured it would be more fun for you to post it and format it the way you want, watch the notes/reblogs yourself, etc? But if you don't want to post it yourself, that's fine, I can do it. Just let me know which option you want to use, and I'll post it. Oh also, when you do post only the first five tags get tracked so be sure to put the tags the most people track (i.e. smallville, gossip girl, clana, dair, radiohead, etc.) first.

Edited at 2012-07-21 09:08 pm (UTC)
Caitie: fen | books | nancy drewcaitie on October 7th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)

Edited at 2012-10-07 08:04 pm (UTC)
Caitiecaitie on October 7th, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)

Caitiecaitie on October 21st, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)

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