Friday, July 15, 2011
It has been to my great shame all these years that it was so long before I answered the call to literature. For over two decades I wallowed in the cries anti-reading under the presumption that there simply existed no books to which I would ever be engrossed. I was wrong, and that's not the easiest thing for me to say. It took an act of willpower to get me to finally cave in and read some books on my own accord. Not to mention an onset of 'left out' syndrome.
So, with that a little over a year ago, I picked up the first book I wanted to read for my own in nearly a decade (prior that it was just school). That book happened to be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Flash forward two months and I was wrapping up the Deathly Hallows. Crack addicts were looking at me and going 'damn.' And from then on, I was hooked. I re-read the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Plunged into the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. And capped it all off with a brief stroll through Westeros and the four books of A Song of Ice and Fire. Now, I'm working my way through the His Dark Materials trilogy, and will soon cap that off before I take on either: Sherlock Holmes the complete works, Something Like an Autobiography - Akira Kurosawa, or A Dance With Dragons (the fifth book in the ASoIaF series).
Ah, what a journey it has been. A journey I desperately want to avoid acknowledging the ending of, but alas so it ends. And so I shall be there this weekend, ready and waiting to embark on my last journey to Hogwarts and the world of Wizardry... well until the eight film super extreme ultimate fan pack comes out on DVD.
However, that is not all I am here to talk about today. Today will also mark the last entry of the Obligatory Weekend Movie Post series. Over 80 installments, and enough eye rolling and gut busting to make as proud of it as anyone can be. It has been a personal favorite of mine since I first started doing it in August of 2009, and I will be saddened to say farewell to such a strong feature on LiE. But of course life goes on, and beginning next Friday I will have an all new series ready and wanting for you to enjoy!
So please join me in saying farewell to the world of Harry Potter and the randomness that has come to define The Obligatory Weekend Movie Post! Enjoy your weekend, everybody.