Monday, July 27, 2009


After energetically plowing through Anna Karenina, I'm afraid I have fallen off the Gaps wagon and started tearing through the Harry Potter series (again) (and also some unimaginably bad epic fantasy series from my childhood as well).

How long is fair to give myself for a recovery period?


Amanda said...

I'm in the same boat as you. I read tons in April, May, and June for the Gaps. Now in July, I'm currently reading my first Gaps book of the month...hrm. I guess we have 5 years, right?

CT said...

Bizarre. I'm on a Harry Potter binge too. And I'm off to Chicago to see the Harry Potter: The Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry! WOO! (Well, okay, I'm off to Chicago to visit my family; Harry is just a fringe benefit.)

Amanda said...

Woo-hoo! I just got back from Chicago and I went to that exhibit. It rocked!

(I also just reread all the HP books.)

Jen A said...

Eh. I'm with Amanda. We have 5 years. I know, it's a lot of books - I think the average comes out to 1 2/3 books per month to read the whole list - but some months you'll tear through 3 or 4 and some you won't read any. I definitely haven't finished any this month, though I've finished two books for my real live book club.

Anonymous said...

I have yet to finish a single Fill in the Gaps book. Moonie, be gentle with yourself. Harry Potter is important stuff. I would probably flog you if you didn't re-read it.

Merry Monteleone said...

Hee, hee... I love HP, it's just fun to fall back into them, isn't it?

I have been reading some fill in the gaps books, but haven't joined in any discussions yet, so I'm feeling a little bad about that... plus the ones I've read are all newer releases.. so that last year will be full of all the classics that are terribly difficult to read and will have me pulling my hair out.

Kelly A. Harmon said...

I'm in the same boat as many others: haven't picked up a gap book in a while. I guiltily read the first few pages of Moll Flanders last maybe I'll continue with that later this week...but maybe not. I've recently started the "uncut" version of Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, which is proving to good to put down. Also, I'm away from home right now, and tend to read throwaway stuff when I'm at the beach (so as not to get sand and oil on the books I'd love to keep...)

[My word verification is "plopped" - as in: I'm plopped in the sand right now, ankle deep in the surf...and I best move before the tide surges over my laptop...]

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