Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday Synopsis: July 10, 2011

I cannot believe that this week is here!  This is the week that I have been waiting for!  It is a week that brings many mixed emotions ... excitement, sadness, anxiety to name just a few.  I am sure that many of you may already know what I am talking about, but those that do not, I will leave you with two words ... Harry Potter!  Friday marks the release of the last film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.  I am so excited to see this movie that I really cannot express how much in words.  Let's just say that I get all a-flutter whenever I think about it!  However, I also feel sadness for a couple of reasons.  For one, I am not sure if I am even going to be able to go to the movie on opening weekend!  Waiting a week may work in my favor (or at least, that is what I am telling myself!).  I do not have to worry about spoilers because I already know how the story ends, but I am still going to be avoiding people's thoughts and opinions to not shadow my own expectations!  I am also sad because this means that I will not be able to read or view Harry Potter for the first time ever again!  I will be able to do it vicariously, but never through my own eyes again.  So very sad!  Lastly, I feel a bit anxious.  Will the final installment live up to my expectations????  I have had mixed feelings on previous movies, more so on the earlier ones.  Once I got to the fourth or fifth movies, I began separating the book and film from each other and treating them as separate entities.  Otherwise, I would just get upset at missed details that seemed so important at the time (and some of them were!).

In honor of the release of the final installment, I will be having a Harry Potter week.  Last year, I started posting reviews of my re-reads with Harry Potter recipes that I personally made for my own HP party when the final book was released.  I only posted the first two books before getting sidetracked.  Here are the links to those original posts:

My goal is to post the remaining five books for every day of this week, along with more fun quotes, a few thoughts, and even more delicious recipes (including pictures)!  In the meantime, feel free to enjoy the latest trailer . . .

Will you be watching Harry on the big screen this week?  How are you preparing for the final installment?


  1. Jim and I are trying to figure out when we are going to see the movie this weekend. We are heading to my parents' house for my dad's 60th birthday. I'm thinking we are going to have to see the late-night showing to minimize the disruption to the rest of the family. I cannot wait but know I am going to be a basketcase.

  2. FICTION STATE OF MIND ... I hope you enjoy! I posted a really easy one today!

    Michelle ... Me too! It is so funny that you mentioned the basketcase because I was just telling my husband that we need to take some tissues to the movie! He literally scoffed at me!! Can. Not. Wait!!!!!!


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