harry, chris, and mike

This weekend is dedicated to some cooking, reading the two most recent Harry Potter books and maybe finally doing that woodworking project I've talked about before, the window seat.

I started rereading the 6th Year Potter book, Half-blood Prince, last night around midnight and tonight I've almost finished it. I wasn't planning on reading much of it today since Chris and I were doing some cooking and a bit of movie and tv viewing, but as you can see to the left--she conked out on me so I got my book out and now, at 11pm, have almost finished it.

It's been 2 years since I originally read the Half-blood Prince and I'd forgotten just how fast the reading goes. Rowling uses a great deal of dialog and books like that are very fast reads. I've been putting off reading the new Potter book and since I'd forgotten a lot of the plot from the first 6 books, I decided I'd best read at least one of the older books just to remind me of what's going on to date.

Before Chris fell asleep we'd been watching the DVD of Maverick. I love that movie. It looked like Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and James Garner were having such fun. The writing is great and 3 actors not known for comedy managed to pull it off with ease.

After that I switched back and forth a few times between Dirty Jobs (the mike in the title refers to Mike Rowe, the star of Dirty Jobs) and the Mel Brooks' movie Blazing Saddles. Rowe was harvesting alligator eggs in this episode and it didn't look like much fun--but how often is he seen doing a fun job? LOL

But after watching those for a while I decided to hit the Potter books and that's what I'll be doing for the next few hours. So while Chris is catching up on her beauty sleep, I'll be turning the pages on Rowling's latest, all bleary eyed no doubt, but unable to put Deathly Hallows down.

Comments

Michelle said…
My daughter is reading Half Blood Prince, like yourself she said it was very easy reading :o)
SassyAssy said…
She looks dead to the world.
MissMeliss said…
Sounds like a cozy, quiet, kind of weekend. Enjoy!
rosemary said…
haven't read any of the Potter books, but have seen the movies you mentioned and love Dirty Jobs.
Ivy said…
I love the movie Maverick. We've seen it atleast a half dozen times. I've also seen that episode of Dirty Jobs.

I havent read any of hte harry potter books though.
Bob-kat said…
That sounds like a lovely relaxing adn enjoyable time. No wonder she conked out! :)

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