I have a Harry Potter dilemma. I am pretty sure I mentioned my overall “new project” mentality in one of my early entries- how I jump into whatever seems interesting at the time with such enormous fervor, only to slowly putter out over time. Well, I’ve done it again.
A couple months ago, I got a great deal on a set of the first five Harry Potter books. I figured it had been long enough, and that I would definitely enjoy the series. My all-time favorite author is Anne Rice, and although the Potter books are much tamer, they still have the whole witches and magic element that I love. I received the set in the mail, and read the first four books in about 2 weeks. Loved them! Couldn’t put the damn things down. And then, it was time for #5. All of the sudden, my interest completely disappeared! I would read a couple of pages and the brain would start drifting off. Drifting off to the land of unfinished errands, remembering if I paid the water bill on time, contemplating Brad and Jennifer’s divorce (damn that Angelina whorebag). Suddenly, I would find myself staring glassy-eyed at the same page I had been staring at for the past thirty minutes. What’s the deal? Why can’t I get into this book? I have seriously tried about 15 times.
So, here’s my dilemma. SAJ brought over book #6, and I’m thinking about skipping book #5 altogether. For those of you who have read the series, is it just CRUCIAL that I read #5? Frankly, I’m a tad disenchanted at this point.