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Finished "The Goblet of Fire"

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[mood|in tears]

    Remember Cedric ...

    Remember Cedric Diggory.

I cried at Dumbledore's year end Leaving Feast remarks. I've never cried like that over a story. Ever. I felt like _I_ had lost a friend as well.

"Goblet of Fire" was definitely the most intense of the four books so far. The next one is coming out in June. Can't wait. There was a lot of build-up in this one for what's coming next.

I'm really not sure what to make of Snape. So far, the message seems to be "keep fighting the urge to think he's a bad guy because he's not". And it's because Dumbledore still trusts him that you're willing to think that he's okay. He might be nasty in the small petty ways that he can to get back at James, Sirius and Remus through Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville. But in the grand scheme of things, he's on the good side.

However, I can't help but think that Dumbledore could be wrong about Snapes. Dumbledore distinctly gives me the impression that although he's very wise in his ability to read people, he could possibly be betrayed. Barty Crouch Jr. had Dumbledore thinking he was Alastor Moody the whole time, until the very end.

Anyway, I've also been keeping a record of how long I'm taking to read.

November 21, 2001 - Started: The Philosopher's Stone
November 28, 2001 - Finished (7 days)

November 28, 2001 - Started: The Chamber of Secrets
December 06, 2001 - Finished (8 days)

December 06, 2001 - Started: The Prisoner of Azkaban
December 16, 2001 - Finished (11 days)

December 17, 2001 - Started: The Goblet of Fire
December 29, 2001 - Finished (12 days)

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mayna
Dec. 29th, 2001 06:48 pm (UTC)
Hmm I probably need to re-read the HP books. especially before the next one comes out.

And, I think your perception of Snape is probably correct.
bride
Dec. 29th, 2001 10:49 pm (UTC)
Snape
Whoa... guess who just came back from the Rumour Mill? =D

JKR has said that something HUGE will be revealed about Lily Potter in the next book (working title: The Order of the Phoenix). One theory is that Lily Potter is actually an Animagi and is currently hanging around as the ginger cat Crookshanks (because of the green eyes and ginger hair).

There's also a rumour is that Snapes falls in love in Book 7 (working title: The Forest of Shadows).

MY theory is that Snapes had a crush on Lily back when they were at Hogwarts, but Lily fell in love with James. That's why Snapes hated James Potter and can't stand seeing Harry running around. So, if Lily is Crookshanks, maybe Snapes falls for Lily all over again.

Not altogether inconceivable, is it? =)
mayna
Dec. 30th, 2001 08:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Snape
Hrm I thought Lily Potter died?!?!
bride
Dec. 30th, 2001 09:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Snape
She's _supposed_ to have died, but we don't know. Peter Pettigrew and Barty Crouch Jr. were also supposed to have died too.

Anyway, Lily being still alive is just a rumour.
twilight_bill
Dec. 29th, 2001 10:35 pm (UTC)
I read the first 3 in sort of the same way that you read the first 4. Then I had to wait for the forth book. ... It was real annoying. Now we're both waiting for 5. It got postponed due to her active work on the movie.

bride
Dec. 29th, 2001 10:51 pm (UTC)
Heehee, I've been reading up on The Collective Harry Potter Rumour Mill and the estimates for the release date for "Order of the Phoenix" is anywhere from February to September 2002. =P
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