Wednesday, 13 July 2011

The Last Installment...

I'm just a little tired today *yawn*.
A few weeks ago I agreed to go to see Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 with two of my girls...the midnight screening...and we had to see Part 1 immediately before. So I got home at 3 AM (yes you read right!) *yawn*. I spent 7hrs at the movies - I must be nuts!

One the way there the girls were talking about the "end of an era" for them. My youngest looks at the publication dates and marvels that the earlier books were printed before she was born! They have grown up reading the books and eagerly awaited the next installment of both the movies and the books.
They have enjoyed reading so much because of the great stories and characters. We've had fun working out the historical, literary and mythological references that have been cleverly peppered through the books.

When the first book came into our house and I whisked it away to read, when Ms Pi had gone to bed.
As each little quilary got older, I would read them a few pages in the evening, until they were old enough to read the books themselves.

It makes me smile. My childhood memories are of the the Narnia books that my father read to me. Of voraciously reading as many  Enid Blyton books as I could get my hands on.

I like knowing that they will have their own shared memories of this series as they get older, and will pass this on to their own children....

thanks for taking a peek over the fence...*yawn*


  1. I'm a fellow Enid Blyton girl myself. We even started our own secret six, but no mysteries ever came our way. Spent days one summer cleaning and decorating my friend's garden shed so that we would have our own secret headquarters. And yes.. my kids grew up with Harry Potter x

  2. Can't wait to see the last picture. I read the books so long ago when my daughters were younger and it seems we all grew up with them. I hope the film was not a disappointment.

  3. A lovely, touching post. My mum used to read me Nancy Drew. I wonder what I'll read my kids once they're a bit older...


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