Yes. I. am. I know I have read or listened to the entire series at least 5 times but I am reading it again. Why am I reading the Harry Potter series again when I have a 700 page book club book to finish by the first week of August?!?!?! For the same reason I watch the same old sitcoms or movies when I am sick or the reason I cuddle up with my old baby blanket when I am sad….it is a comfort.
This week has been an emotional one. As I try to support a dear friend from a far as well as keep up with the day to day crazy that has been this summer, I need a little comfort of my own. In my precious free moments I need to turn to something that I know, something that I love and something that I enjoy.
Summer reading should be light in my opinion, that is why I often spend summer days rereading series or old favorites. I have spent summers at Green Gables, out on the Prairie, with Jo and Beth or even Miss Elizabeth Bennet. I find nothing more comforting than reading a story that I love with characters that I care a great deal about.
Yes, the 700 page book club book will not be finished and it took some time to come to terms with that. At this time I am enjoying my time at Hogwarts and finding comfort in that.