I added one more challenge to my list for the year. The Harry Potter Reading Challenge, which is a challenge to read all seven HP books before the end of the year.
I know, I know. I said I wasn’t doing any un-challenging challenges this year. And I’m not, truly.
I mean, yes. I have read the Harry Potter books before. But this time I’m going to listen to them all on audiobook. And, okay, yes, I have listened to all of the audiobooks before. I know that.
But! BUT. I haven’t listened to the Stephen Fry (i.e., British) version of the audiobooks.
Here is a true story: Some years ago a friend sent me the Stephen Fry books and I, shamefully, have never listened to them. I know. I KNOW. I KNOOOOOOW. Even though I said that I wanted to listen to them. Even though I had them when I listened to the Jim Dale audiobooks.
I don’t even understand it myself.
But I want to listen to them! I do! Especially because I was talking to a British friend of mine who said she loves the Fry version so much and it makes her so happy to listen to, and I was like, “Maybe I should listen to mine.”
So here we are. 2012 is the year I listen to the Stephen Fry narrated HP audiobooks. I have already ripped them to my iPod and everything so I can listen to them in and out of the car.
Also, since I have already read the books several times, I won’t do straight reviews but will instead just post observations I make (however random they may be) as I listen. All spoilers will be marked.
For example, I already started listening to the first book. How much do the Dursleys suck? They are terrible. I mean, the most exciting part of Vernon’s day is drills. DRILLS. No wonder they hate imagination so much. Also, they could be any kind of bigots, couldn’t they? I mean, we don’t really know what kind of sort the Potters are to start with, do we? Plus also, it takes a lot of work to be as cruel as they are to Harry. Just wow. WOW.
And it just goes to show: you never know who is sleeping under your roof, do you?
5 thoughts on “2012 Harry Potter Reading Challenge”
The Dursleys are just plain annoying….
Annoying, abusive, and dangerous. And to make it worse, they raise one truly disgusting kid.
Who turns out to be better than his parents….
True that. Just goes to show hope is not lost for the young, even if they’re raised by dolts.