End of the Year Challenge: Update #2

My Challenge

Still going strong! I finished the Potter and will hold off with my Re-Read until next year probably. I am even more convinced now that Harry needed a couple of ass whoopings and more people to tell him to get his act together and that it’s not planet Harry!

Sirius would have still been alive if not for Harry being so dumb, stubborn and having that hero complex. He got all the help and decided to not listen to people who are older and more experienced than him. Nope, gotta see what’s at the end of that corridor. Occlumency? Me? Nope!


Dumbledore is not much better, holding back all of this important information but at least he THOUGHT he had a reason and wanted to protect Harry.

Harry is just bloody self-centered and ignorant of everyone else. Going around smashing Dumbledore’s office, wtf.

If not for Hermione, he wouldn’t have been able to get anything done. She’s the one who got him out of trouble most of the time while Harry was busy shouting and feeling misunderstood.

I still enjoyed the book a lot, but don’t like Harry much anymore. It was worse in book 7, I remember. (Spoiler here) I wanted the ending to be different. I wanted Harry to sacrifice himself for everyone. Just like the numerous people who sacrificed themselves over the series of books. That would have been a bittersweet, satisfying ending for me.. But nope, didn’t happen. Instead of it, we got this horrible epilogue.

I am now staring with Desperation, as it feels a lot like Halloween and a King always fits this time of the year perfectly. I’d like to finish Swan Song this month as well, but not sure if I will manage as I haven’t picked it up in a week.


TBR Books: 2

  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
  • Black Sun Rising by C.S. Friedman

Started: 3

  • Desperation by Stephen King 5/706
  • Re-Read: Rogues by GRRM and Gardner Dozois 201/909
  • Re-Read: A Cavern of Black Ice by J.V. Jones 160/804

Finished Books: 1

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

TBR Ebooks: 1

  • Re-Read: Wit’ch Gate by James Clemens

Started: 2

  • Swan Song by Robert McCammon (18/100%)
  • Re-Read: Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson (50/100%)


  1. Yeah, they were both jerks in this book. Though I have to say – I like this cover! I like it better than the moody blue one I have. (I miss the Harry Potter font I’m used to, though.)

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  2. Ahh so agree with you about HP- I always blamed Harry for that- and that book was the start of my issues with the “Dumbledore” character type (you know the “I know stuff that could help the mc but I won’t tell cos *reasons*”) And yeah all the temper tantrums drove me up the wall (And yet reading this still makes me want to reread the entire series πŸ˜‰ )

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