I'm going to be extremely busy most of the day and won't be blogging.
Unless you live on another planet, you probably know that today is the release date of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book in the series. I have been waiting patiently for many years now to find out how it all comes out.
Blogging will return to normal when I finish the book.
By the way, you can still enjoy the Harry Potter books if you haven't kept up with the series. As Tom Robbins has written, "It's never too late to have a happy childhood...."
Click on the links below to catch up (the most recent books in the series are listed first) :
UPDATE: Just finished the book. And all I have to say is "Wow!". Rowling has done a masterful job and I couldn't be more satisfied at how it all turned out. If you have not read this series, then you are missing out on something very special. Like The Lord of the Rings , this is a story that resonates with the difficult times we live in today; where good and evil continue to be in conflict; and where our choices will determine whether the forces of good will ultimately triumph over the forces of evil.
The cynical among us will scoff at that last sentence; but I believe that is what all art and literature--from the most lofty and sublime, to even the simplest children's stories --are meant to do--i.e., to emotionally and psychologically help us to do what is right, rather than what is easy; to choose to stand up for the good; and to fight evil in the world.