For the reasoning behind this crazy goal, check out my original post.
[I will admit right up front that I won't be reading straight through today. My library books are due today, which makes today Library Day. So I'll have a couple hour break in the middle of the day for typical Library Day celebrations. Then back to the reading!]
[Okay, so then I ended up getting sick this afternoon, and didn't have as much time as I hoped to read. I'm hoping to remedy that by staying up a little later tonight.]
Time it took to read it: 7 hours and 18 minutes
Total time spent reading: 18 hours and 42 minutes
Total number of pages read: 1,819
Thoughts about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The end of this book is scary! I remember being completely freaked out when I first read this book. One of the things I like about the first three books is that the storylines are wrapped up nicely at the end. They are self-sufficient books. Prisoner of Azkaban does have a loose end or two at the end of the book, but it's really with Goblet of Fire that the plots expand and build and intertwine. Harry's "simple" childhood is left behind. This book is also a perfect example of a book to reread. You can pick up on so many hints and hidden pieces if you already know the ending.
Favorite part: The house elves. I love their loyalty and eagerness to serve and enthusiasm (even if they don't get paid). Everyone needs a friend like Dobby.