I had a hankering (good country word, huh? Leave me alone. It just seemed to fit here.) for some library books, and I couldn’t hold out past last night. I went, arriving not long before closing, and rushed around, checking and double checking to see if the library had that title, if this one was available or checked out, checking the new release shelf and reluctantly returning all the 7-day-rentals to their places on the small shelf. I just wasn’t sure I wanted that kind of pressure right now.
The first book I picked up from my stack was this second book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, and I finished it this afternoon.
I wasn’t as impressed by the quality of her writing in this book; maybe I just wasn’t so surprised this time? I’m still enjoying the series, though. Fun books, that read quickly (I know, I know, they’re YA books, of course the read quickly — but I hadn’t read a young adult book in years until the read-a-thon in June.). I’m really enjoying how Potter learns a little more of his past in each book, as well as learning basic skills for the present and future. (I posted briefly about the first book of the series at the end of this read-a-thon update.)
Next up from the library stack: Number 3 in the series, Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Here’s the official J.K. Rowling site.