This is the time of year when grownups like to make resolutions--you know, resolving that you'll do something better this year. Some people resolve to lose weight or exercise more or learn a new language. The Iron Guy has determined to finish a piece of unfinished business this year and wants to share it with all of you reader guys. This year I have decided to...to...
OH, NO, DON'T MAKE ME!! DON'T MAKE ME!!!!!!!!!
Sorry about that little outburst. I'm trying to stick to my resolution but some things are just so---horrible that even the strongest among will grow faint and whimper. But I'm the IRON GUY and will not flinch form this New Year's resolution. Therefore I will...
NOT THAT!!!! PLEASE, NOT THAT!!!!!!
Get control of yourself, man. (sounds of Iron Guy slapping himself)
There, now I feel better. OK, here's my resolution and I hope I have the courage to stick it out:
I'm going to read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
THERE!! I've said it. Now some of you are wondering, "What's the big deal? We read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and liked it." Well, if you remember The Great Harry Potter Controversy from last summer, you'll know that I'm not a big Harry Potter fan. I don't think HP is terrible, I just wasn't bowled over by those books like everyone else in the world. BUT--I read only the first three and felt that I wasn't being fair. (I'm surprised no one called me on that during the Controversy) So I decided to read the other four books and give the good Mr. Potter a fair shot.
BUT----this is what happened:
I started off reading HPGF like the MANLY MAN that I am.
But the plot was so sloooowwww and the book was so looonnnggg and nothing interesting happened and it started to crush my will to read. I tried to man up and keep going but---
---it eventually crushed me and I never finished.
So you see why I've had such a horror of trying to read it again. But this is a new year! And I've heard so many boys and grownups tell how great the HP books are that I've resolved to read this one and see if they're right. Are you with me, men?? Can I count on your support? You know what--I trust you guys enough to put my feet to the fire. I've put a survey box in the upper left-hand corner of the blog to give me time time frame for reading the book. (there's agood reason why I'd want to finsih before February 5. watch for it in a nother post)I'll keep it up there until next Friday and act on your votes. that will give me the inner fortitude (aren't you impressed by the big words I know?) to get through this long nignhtm...I mean, this long book.
OK, here I go!!!! Will HP vanquish the Iron Guy once again? Or will he overcome in true MANLY MAN fashion?