Hi all! Been a while (I know). But something popped into my head recently and I feel the need to write about it, so here I am!
But before I got to that I want to give y’all a reason why I haven’t been writing. Ready for this? HARRY FRIGGIN’ POTTER.
I have never read the series before and decided while I was reading The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series that I was going to undertake the journey that is Harry Potter.
Now, the key phrase to focus on in the above sentence is “while I reading.” See, and please let me know if I am isolated in this position, but sometimes I just get tired of reading a series. It has nothing to do with the series itself (not usually anyways), but more to do with struggle to commit. But this tiredness leads to me wistfully looking at the 1 1/2 ft. high pile of un-read books that I have calling to me like a siren on my bed stand. This peeking, however, then causes me to feel guilty because I have already committed to the series, but here I am cheating on it with my evil eyes. But at the same time, I want to read my other books. So… then I stop reading the series and read other things. 😦 You see my struggle? my sadness?
And though I am ashamed to admit it, I have done this with the Harry Potter series as well (I know, for shame!). I was starting Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry pulled a dumb move on the train to Hogwarts and I was annoyed with him I stopped reading the book for a week. And read two different books in that time.
But I am starting to read it again. But, reading it again is besides the point, you know? It’s the fact that I betrayed Potter. That I couldn’t stick with him when he was being annoying that bothers me. I’m a terrible fan! *Cue crying.* But, I am making it up to him now by being completely committed to the series. And I mean the ENTIRE series. I’m reading all the other books – Quidditch Through the Ages, The Tales of Beedle and Bard, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, etc. – when I finally turn that final page in The Deathly Hollows.
Whelp. Anyways… Have y’all ever gone through series burn out? Let me know!