Join the Harry Potter Challenge

Snape-a-go-goWell, get a move on.

We have, as of this typing, exactly 29 days before the July 21st release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Cold Hallows, the seventh and allegedly final book in the Hogwartian Mythos Cycle.

Which is, should you be a speedy reader, just enough time to get through all of the previous books, particularly if you read them before. If you read them before but you were drunk, it counts as reading them for the first time, for purposes of scorekeeping in this highly competitive international competition.

And no, watching the movies does not count, especially if you mostly just fast-forwarded and rewound and replayed all the parts with Luscious Lucius Malfoy until the DVD started to burn out on you.

For bonus points, you may also read the purportedly-but-not-confirmedly-false version of HPatDH which was posted on the internet last month. And you may do so here.

So what are you waiting for? Get to work!


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24 thoughts on “Join the Harry Potter Challenge

  1. OK. I had already planned to do this and you’ve given me the kick start I needed. I start TODAY!

  2. Great to hear. Pass it on.

    Check back on Monday: I’ll try to have badges and such done by then.

    I’ve spent so long blogging that I didn’t get any reading done!!!

  3. Rain. We just passed the solstice. An event heralded, celebrated and acknowledged for centuries. Like, real centuries. Like before Christ centuries. And —

    You go a straight 30 days later to a Harry Potter moment?

    Oh Rain.

  4. max, max, max, you can’t stay stuck in the past, dear. You’ve got to move on…Walpurgis was awesome, though. The sacrifice even LOOKED like a Pict.

    I don’t consider myself bound to celebrations simply because a lot of dead people were excited about things; it’s rather antithecal to progress as a whole. Also, I know quite a few evangelical pagans (seriously, you can sometimes see them proselytizing on the Venice Boardwalk) and I find them to be quite fully as irritating and livestock-dumb as evangelical Christians.

    bf, congrats. One more reason for me to do up some buttons and badges.

  5. What is this pagan lament bit?
    We celebrate solstice on solstice. Solstice was on Thursday. So, let’s move on.
    Harry Potter is great stuff and the next book is almost here — YAY!

  6. Sorry people, but i read all the Harry Potters three times as soon as i heard the seventh was coming out. MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH! i’m ahead of all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Sorry people, but i read all the Harry Potters three times as soon as i heard the seventh was coming out.

  8. Well then you might as well read all the books AGAIN, EH???
    TT, it’s just that some of the ones I know have gotten all up in my face about it, and they know JACK SHIT about the topic. The religion they practice is one they picked up over the aromatherapy oils at the Body Shop; it goes no deeper, but they’re so proud of being “original” that they are really tiresome. I have no issue with most pagans, or for that matter, most people of any religion, as long as they don’t get up in my face. Hanukah was not long ago, and it’s been celebrated for centuries, too, but nobody made me feel stupid for not celebrating it.

    Not that I’m DEFENSIVE!

  9. Just started book 4, I read 1 – 3 in five days. Kids can’t believe how I’m getting through them lol. Good job college has finished for the summer but the house needs a bit of a clean :-)

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  11. FINISHED – two days ago but forgot to tell you :-) Now I’ll have forgotten everything by the 21st…

  12. Ah, well with the way Rowling’s been going she’ll give you ten times the information you need right in the opening chapter! At what, 800 pages, it is bound to be rather detail-oriented.

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