Finished Reading “Deathly Hallows” for the First Time

img_4721Whem my kids started reading the books on their own, I fell behind. I finally just finished reading “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”

I’m glad there were just 3 Hallows, and rather wished there were about that many Horcruxes.

Shortly after I arrived at SHU a student compared me to Lupin, so I’ve followed his arc through the books with interest. Lots of subplots to tie up. The “WTF was that all about” King’s Cross info-dump was nicely mixed with character development; very glad there wasn’t a cringe-worthy “deus ex midi-chlorian” moment, though the many cameos during the battles were a bit like the “At the Dance” ballroom skits from the Muppet Show — couples whirl into frame, exchange a few lines, then whirl out of frame to make room for another.

Never could figure out what Hermione sees in Ron.

Overall, though, yes, that was satisfying.