The Grumpy Humanist

mix equal parts news, diary, gossip, and grump

Harry Potter and the Crying Humanist 24 July, 2007

Filed under: Books,Harry Potter,His Dark Materials,Jane Eyre,Sony Reader — feliza @ 11:10 am

Well, ok… this isn’t exactly “news” but whatever.

So, I’m not done with HP7 yet, however I’m on page 500 or so and J.K. Rowling has already made me cry three times. I’m not going to say at what parts for two reasons:

  1. I don’t want to spoil anything,
  2. It’s kind of embarrassing that Harry Potter books make me cry.

It's like breast-milk for him

Anyway, I’m just saying, bring some Kleenex.

Come to think of it, I tend to cry a lot when I read… I did it three times during Jane Eyre and maybe four times during His Dark Materials Trilogy.

Do I have a problem? I might need to be careful. I don’t think my Sony Reader would deal well with water.


Retail Therapy for Pottermaniacs 9 July, 2007

Filed under: Books,Harry Potter,Reading — feliza @ 8:36 am

Like a lot of you, I’ve lately been wondering about the really important questions.

Questions like, “Will Harry live or die? Is Severus Snape good or evil? Will Ron and Hermione become a couple and live happily ever after?

It’s not easy being a Potter fan in this time of tension and speculation. Luckily, we can always turn to retail therapy–just ask Media Biz blogger Paul R. La Monica, who has cleverly compiled a “Potter Index” of companies that stand to profit from Pottermania.

Mr. Potter speaks plainly


Fun with Fundies: Harry Potter edition 6 July, 2007

It’s that time once again. I’m sure you know that we’re just a few weeks away from the seventh and final installment of the Harry Potter series. Whether you are a fan or not, it’s hard to miss the big cardboard displays at your local bookstore.

Soon, there’ll be throngs of impressionable children getting all hot and bothered over witchcraft.

Harry Potter fans tell it like it is

Yes, indeed. I happen to know a couple of nine-year-olds who converted from Catholicism just because of the Potter books.