I’m baaaack (7 months later)
I really don’t know what to say here. 7 months! It’s been 7 months since I’ve even so much as logged on to this blog. How did that happen?
I should start out by saying I absolutely love this blog and all the people who read it. This crazy reading project has been my favorite hobby for years now. I never thought I’d let it fall by the wayside for such an extended period of time.
But things happen. Life happens.
I don’t know if you remember (or if I even mentioned) that I started graduate school in September of 2011 (because two Master’s degrees are better than one – and by “better”, I mean “yay student loans!”). I thought I’d be able to balance everything, no problem – a full time job, grad school, directing theater, having a social life, and of course, blogging.
We see how well that turned out.
I’m still enrolled part-time, working toward my certification in Secondary English. Yes, one day I will bring this special brand of literary analysis to a high school near you! And I can’t pretend like my schedule is going to be super flexible and free in the coming months. It’s probably sheer lunacy kicking this blog up again. I’m set to take two classes in the Fall, direct a show, and travel with work. Heck, I’m already reading another book series (“Game of Thrones”…WINTER IS COMING!).
So why am I here?
Because for some reason, I logged on to check the comments that have been piling up in my inbox, waiting for approval. To my utter surprise, there were over 200 of them (I’m still sorting through them, so if you made a comment and don’t see it, hang tight). And as I started reading, I realized how much I missed writing about Harry Potter, reading the books and overanalyzing them, and most of all, discussing everything with you fine folks out there in the blogosphere.
And so…if you’ll have me…I’m back.
The entries may not live up to my heyday of blogging, when I was knee-deep in Potter insanity and knocking out three entries at a time. But I won’t vanish again, at least not without giving this blog its proper due.
Last I checked (you know, 7 months ago), we were still in the middle of re-reading Goblet of Fire. Maybe that’s a good place to start-up again. What do you think?