7/21/2010

Three Years Ago Today

I bought Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at 12:01 AM. I finished before 12:00 PM.

And as I closed the last page, I knew I had to try to write a book.

I love this woman - for so, so many reasons - but most of all because she left me wanting more.

13 comments:

  1. I adore your new website "look"!!!! And, yes, we all owe so much to JK for being such a brilliant writer and showing the world how brilliant and marketable "children's books" can be.

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  2. Last month my 8-year old started the series and was finished with all seven books in 3 weeks. I'm so glad I have someone in the family I can talk to about it!

    She's a very special author.

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  3. Aww, I worship J.K. Rowling. Such an amazing experience to read all those books.

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  4. I'm impressed at your quick reading skills. I read all the previous books in Spanish, but I was so worried someone would ruin the book for me that I broke down and got the last one in English.

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  5. Dude, Myra we were doing the EXACT SAME THING three years ago today =)

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  6. I love how authors are so motivating to so many of us, but especially ones who are moms. They've motivated me the most, as I've realized that just because I'm a mom doesn't mean I can't fulfill my dream. Even if my my eyes are the only ones who ever see my book, at least I still wrote it and I fulfilled a writing dream while doing the mom dream.

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  7. nice new look...gave you an award today on my blog :)

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  8. I agree about the wanting more...I think I'd read any of her books and I'd love to see more from the Harry Potter world in the future. Not many authors can make me feel that way about their work or make me want to reread a book, let alone an entire series.

    Love your blog! ^_^

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  9. Wow...me, too. (Though it took me longer to finish because my husband and I read it aloud to each other... Our first daughter was two months old; we packed her into her carseat and brought her, too, just so she'd be able to tell her grandkids someday that she waited in line for the last Harry Potter book!) It's weird to take a specific moment like that and know exactly what you were doing...and know that millions of other people were, too!

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  10. Me too! Umm, reading Deathly Hallows at this time three years ago, I mean. J. K. Rowling is a large part of the reason I write towards publication now. Her books were, are, so vibrant, so alive for me. I want to do that, to make that magic happen for myself and for others.

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  11. I REMEMBER THAT DAY. I read that book as I watered the plants. I read it as I made lunch. It was actually difficult for me to put it down in order to take a shower (because, let's face it, books and water don't really mix).

    Oh, JK. How I love her.

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  12. This is my biggest writer dream: to inspire somebody!

    The last 3 days, I've inhaled 7 books. I say inhaled, because read doesn't seem anywhere near fast enough. There's nothing like laying awake all night with a book. Happy days :)

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