OH MY GOD!!! I was supposed to do so much marking over the weekend. Writing Burst books, journals and assignments litter my desk, at home and at school. I tremble in fear when I think of how I am going to have to struggle to catch up. BUT IT WAS ALL WORTH IT! I got the new Harry Potter book yesterday morning and I ignored everything and everyone till I finished it. Once I had dropped my kids at their two-and-a-half-hour tuition session I read till it was time to pick them up again. The poor things must have wondered why I packed them off to bed so early. I admit it- bad mother that I am, I did it so that I would have more time to read. At one am it was over. I knew how it ended, what the Deathly Hallows were, who lived and who died- the whole package. I LOVED the book. Exciting twists and turns, vivid detail, teeming with fascinating characters.
The reason I had to finish reading the book so quickly was because my son, Rishi, read the last few pages as soon as he was handed the book in the store. After that he was dying to share with me what he knew. I begged him to keep it to himself, and promised that we would discuss it as soon as I had finished the book. With his wonderful open character, he really can’t keep a secret for long, and so I whizzed through the book in self defence. Don’t worry. I CAN keep a secret. Meanwhile, my other son Arjun is patiently waiting till all of us have have finished fighting over and reading the book. Then, he says, he will be able to read in peace.
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