I'm re-reading Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows now, having finished Chamber of Secrets yesterday... hahaha I'm hoping that the jumping around will accent Harry's growth, and it sort of has. Book 2, I believed that he was a 12 year old. Book 7, he mentions sixteen years of life and I caught myself slackjawed. It's renewed my sense of... awe? With the series somewhat. I didn't say this at the time, but HP:DH initially had me disappointed. We'll see how the second reading goes; so far, so good. I'm really looking forward to it.
Today was the first time in ages that I've sat around and just read fic. Didn't do anything else; no MSN, or TV, or music, or other website. Juuuust fic. One thing I lamented about last year was that I didn't seem able to balance my life. There was time for school and family/friends. Then I added some time in for working, since I was broke. But fandom got almost entirely shafted; I didn't read fic, I didn't write fic. I didn't participate in discussions or read any meta. And while I enjoyed school, my whole reason for going was initiated by my involvement in fandom. I wanted to be a part of the creation of something that ellicited that amount of dedication, inspiration and community. That was all lost last year in the storm of learning. I hope to keep a balance this year, ensuring some time for fandom amongst the other important things.
I can't bloody believe Supernatural is starting up again in 2 flipping days. WUTWUT! I'm so excited! The boys on the road again & getting into various and sundry adventures in which there's sexy demon killing and brotherly lovey moments hidden amongst sarcasm and angst? SQUEE! sign me up!
On that note, I haven't sorted out my TV schedule yet; between that tour & school I'd forgotten it was premiere season *facepalm* and so I have to get my butt in gear on that. I've already missed 3 eps of Bones X.X! And I'll have to get into a routine for downloading wednesday night shows since I work those nights now (poo).
& to wrap up with a fitting meme...
When you see this, post another Supernatural quote in your LJ. Let's see how long this can go on for.
You took care of Sammy, you took care of me. You did that. And you didn't complain. Not once! I just wanted you to know that I'm so proud of you.
John to Dean in In My Time of Dying