I must be reading too much again. Yes, a little over a week ago, I started re-reading the Harry Potter series. I haven’t read the first ones in YEARS, so it really has been almost like a new book. Several plot points were vague memories to me, and then they’d sneak up on me and hit me over the head. And I’d rub my noggin, thinking, “Oh, yeah, I forgot about that”.
For example, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, I was trying to remember who made the Dark Mark and various other details. When they went over the story of Barty Crouch, Jr., I had a vague recollection that he was involved in the story and was still alive. Yes, that’s how long it’s been since I read it. And when Moody started monologue-ing to Harry about all the things he’d done, I was quite confused. And then, I remembered, before the actual reveal arrived. So, I could’ve spent the whole book wondering at Crouch being able to behave like Moody, but no, I had forgotten. Oh well, next time.
I am fully aware of the ending to Snape’s story, however, so I’m paying close attention to all of that. Remembering his motivation, at all times, is quite interesting.
Anyway, I started reading the books about a week ago, and I’m reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, right now. Oh, yes, I read a couple of other short books between Philosopher’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets. So I think this might explain why I woke up the other day with both wrists feeling like I’d sprained them. But since I haven’t started reading with my feet, yet, it doesn’t explain why I think I pulled something in my ankle, too.
Yes, I get carpal tunnel flare-ups, now and then, and the last few books in the series are quite huge. So, though I can have carpal tunnel issues from using the computer, I’m more likely to get it from reading too much. Especially, reading while I eat. If I tip the book up so I can see it, I’ll often hold it open from the top.
But I’m paying for it, as my left hand’s wrist brace is on, and though I’m able to type (carefully), doing certain actions with my middle fingers makes me feel like a cord in the middle of my hand got yanked hard. Not very comfortable.
So, while I plan to read more carefully (doesn’t that sound crazy?) for the next few days, when I’m finished with this series, I’ll go back to reading on my Kindle for a while. There are advantages to e-books, I guess.
And in the meanwhile? Well, I worked over the weekend, so I have Mon. and Tues. off, and tomorrow, I’m planning to go to Rockhampton and do some shopping. Yay! And as my mom reminded me, it’s no farther than we’d drive to go shopping in Charlotte, at home, so not a bad drive at all. Only problem is the mall closes at 5:30pm. No malls are open late, over here, as far as I can tell. And they close EARLIER on Saturdays. So, it’s up early in the morning for me.
Have a great week!