I'm a stay-at-home Mom with four little ones--well, the oldest will be nine soon, so I guess they're not ALL little ones-- and a husband to take care of! I'm on my way to becoming a published writer, or at least that's what my agent tells me. Right now, I'm only published on the web, and feel free to muck about and practice using JKR's goodwill and wonderful characters. Musings is my lovely and talented beta.
I love the Harry Potter World. I have a hard time deciding whether GOF is my favorite book, or OOTP. GOF was awesome and frightening, but Harry was still his lovable self. Phoenix was so much darker and hard to sit through because of all the pain Harry was in. I don't know. I loved so many moments in OOTP, though--the rush of owls in the beginning, Harry getting declared innocent at the disastrous trial, Harry taking on Umbridge in class, Ginny and Harry sharing the Easter egg, Ginny reminding Harry of COS, the twins rather fantastic leave-taking of Hogwarts, the revelation of the Prophecy (could it have been any more angsty?), and Harry crying by the lake. Wow. I dunno. Maybe OOTP is my favorite . . .
Read HBP once and was shocked beyond belief by the demise of the main character that died. Not who, but how that person died. Shocked. Was *not* shocked to see Draco under immense pressure, felt all along that HBP would be the book where he came down on one side or the other. I felt like crying every time I saw him in HBP, and thought that Harry was right to be so obsessed with him and his actions. I have to read it again before I decide how much I liked it. In general, I just felt like she *flew* through everything and didn't give us enough moments to just sit back and reflect and be with Harry as we were in OOTP. Went by way, way too fast, even though I tried to read slow!