Okay, I know I have gone on and on for way too long about my Harry Potter obsession. I know this because two days ago my adorable husband and I celebrated our 4 month anniversary. And on our honeymoon I started reading Harry Potter. That means, over the past four months, I have read over 2900 pages of nonsense (don’t beat me up for saying that, you know I love them, but come on, they are nonsense) and I am only 100 pages in to book 7.
Now, I am all for reading some nonsense here and there. But how embarrassing when someone, say a potential employer, asks what I’m reading. “Well, Mr. CIO, I do read Healthcare IT News when it comes out each month. And then, after I read that five page magazine, I read 700 pages of Harry Potter before the next issue comes out.” I am thinking that’s not an appropriate answer. Especially because I have his three recommended books stacked on my nightstand, glaring at me and making jokes about not advancing my change management or statistics skills.
Two nights ago I couldn’t sleep. I have a lot going on that I could blame this on , but I’m most afraid that a huge part of this was due to the fact that Harry Potter Year 7 is freakin’ scary! I’m serious. I would start to doze off and then abruptly open my eyes…I’m thinking it’s not due to Atul Gawande’s views on changing surgery through the use of checklists and more so to the fact that inferi and dementors keep creeping into my thoughts. I have just crossed the line to paaaa thetic!
So, if you have stuck with me these last few months as I have rambled on and on about Harry Potter, I promise to now reward you. In order to thank you for your time and your occasional glance back at my posts to see if I had branched out at all (only to find that I hadn’t), I now promise you this: No more Potter Posts….EVER.
That’s right. I don’t care what great insight or new obsession book 7 brings. I don’t care that movie 7, part 2 comes out July 15th. ….I mean sometime in July or this summer, no big deal. I will not make another post about Potter.
So here we go. Potter Detox, day one.
What on earth are you all reading out there if it’s not Potter? Because I love my job, and I can’t wait to read the recommended books I have borrowed. However, I definitely need a guilty pleasure if I’m going cold turkey on Hogwarts. Thoughts?