On Sunday, I talked about what a difference a week made between last week where I had lost my reading mojo again and this week where I’ve found it again, thanks to committing to reading the Harry Potter series. I’m already on the third book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and loving the series. I don’t know why I didn’t continue reading the series after reading the first one almost three years ago.
My favorite passage thus far has to be this one from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, a letter to Headless Nick on his not being accepted into the Headless Hunt:
We only can accept huntsmen whose heads have parted company with their bodies. You will appreciate that it would be impossible otherwise for members to participate in hunt activities such as Horseback Head-Juggling and Head Polo. It is with the greatest regret, therefore, that I must inform you that you do not fulfill our requirements. With very best wishes, Sir Patrick Delaney-Podmore.
I don’t know why, but I almost was literally rolling on the floor laughing my ass off when I read that. Maybe it’s because with the way the weather has been in our “neck of the woods,” I sorely needed a laugh. Whatever it was, it and the series hit just at the right time to get my mojo workin’.
Have you ever been pulled out of a reading slump by a certain book or series? If so, what was the book or series that did it for you?