It’s Harry Potter post day! Hurrah.
So was it just me, or did this section seem to drag a bit? Which is weird, because plenty happens in this section… maybe it’s that Rowling does SUCH a good job at showing the tediousness and boredom of camping for weeks at a time with no new information. It’s kind of an action-packed section, but it didn’t feel like it.
Alright, so I forgot to bring the book with me to work and I only have the notes I made in my blogging journal to go on, which wasn’t much this time around… let’s get right to the bullet points.
- Poor Lupin is all distraught and conflicted and let’s face it – Harry was a bit mean to him. I mean, he could’ve had the “Dude, don’t leave your wife and unborn child” talk with him in a MUCH nicer, less painful way.
- Kreacher’s all happy and cooking and yeah yeah yeah that’s nice. Still don’t like him.
- The Ministry! That was tense, and way more successful than I feel like they could have anticipated. But owwwwww, Ron got splinched.
- Hiding out in the woods foreverrrrrrr. And everyone is all stressed and just kind of waiting around and that damn Horcrux just makes it worse.
- So we get a re-hashing of the night Voldy tried to kill all the Potters, and I was wondering… why didn’t Lily grab baby Harry and Disapparate? Maybe she never learned how? Or she didn’t want to leave James, but I mean, at that point she knew he was dead and he TOLD her to just save Harry. Obviously things couldn’t have gone that way or the series might not have happened, but I’m just sayin…
- Hermione and Harry read that bit in Rita Skeeter’s book, and Harry goes all “Never the whole truth! Never” whiny about Dumbledore. We all clearly wish that Dumbles had given Harry a bit more info about the Horcrux hunt, but seriously, he’s whining because Dumbledore didn’t share his entire personal life history with him. Earlier in the book Harry thinks about how he never thought to ask Dumbledore about himself – if he didn’t care enough to ask “Hey, so how was your childhood? Tell me all your secrets!” then why would Dumbledore have just brought it up? Grow up, Harry.
- Ooooo, the silver doe Patronus! What a fun, brief mystery that was back when I first read this book.
- Yay, Ron comes back and him and Harry make up. I love the bromance
- Poor Hermione, I totally get why she’s so rage-y at Ron. I like that she flipped and went all crazy bitch on him for a second.
- Hooray, and now we’re off to see the Lovegoods! Which actually is not as good of a thing as it sounds, but I’m just glad they’re going off to do something. I hate the camping-in-the-woods scenes.
Till next time, folks.