I got a wild hair last weekend, though, and I picked up this book for the first time in years.
I first read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as a freshman in high school. I finished the book in less than 24 hours. I was babysitting for my cousin, and he had the book, so I borrowed it. I've been hooked ever since. Now, I've never stayed up for a book premier, but I could be seen in line for the first movie sporting pajama pants made out of fabric covered with golden snitches. (I was like 15, it was totally acceptable to wear pjs in public, especially if they were THEMED pjs...) By the time I started reading the series, books 1-4 were released, so I gobbled those up, many times over. I waited impatiently for the debut of books 5-7, and I consumed those with just as much ferver as the first four.
But I've never read the series all the way through...1-7, with no breaks for other books in between. But last weekend, I decided I would start. I read Sorcerer's Stone last week, and last night, I finished the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (which, for the record, I enjoyed more this time than I ever have before). I'm starting the third book today, Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban (by far my favorite of books 1-4).
Why am I posting about this with the label Works for Me Wednesday? Because reading these books is my solution to the gotta-get-away-from-my-desk-at-lunch issue. I grab my book, my lunch, snuggle up next to a window, and get lost at Hogwarts. It works for me because it allows me to take a break from work, and it also helps motivate to bring my lunch, rather than run out to grab something. It saves lunch money! It entertains me! And it totally works for me.
What do you do during your lunch break (if you get one)? What book(s) should I read when I finish the Harry Potter series?