It was definitely less stressful reading it the second time, cause I wasn't reading it at light-speed. Dad doesn't understand why I read it so fast the first time.
Me: I wanted to find out what happened!
Dad: So just flip to the back and read the end first.
Plus there were some things the first time that didn't completely make sense, mostly having to do with the Elder Wand and it's succession from Dumbledore to Draco to Harry, which reminds me, how did Dumbledore win it from Grindelwald in the duel in the first place if it was an unbeatable wand?. But all in all it was very enjoyable, albeit still very, very sad, and I can't wait for JKR to write that encyclopedia she mentioned. Plus the movies -- argh. Please, nice movie people, don't screw up the last two movies!
Oh, and the ship aspect. Bwaha.ha.ha.ha.
Time to update ye old book list.
The books I've read since January 1, 2007
1. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
2. Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
3. The Sharing Knife I: Beguilement by Lois McMaster Bujold [x]
4. Emily Climbs by LM Montgomery
5. Emily's Quest by LM Montgomery
6. Archangel by Sharon Shinn
7. Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn
8. The Bartimaeus Trilogy: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathon Stroud [x]
9. The Bridei Chronicles: The Dark Mirror by Juliet Marillier [x]
10. The Bridei Chronicles: The Blade of Fortriu by Juliet Marillier [x]
11. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
12. The Taking by Dean Koontz
13. Dusk by Tim Lebbon [x]
14. Heart of Gold by Sharon Shinn [x]
15. The Last Mimzy: And Other Stories [x]
16. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes [x]
17. Ilium by Dan Simmons [x]
18. The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Flewelling [x]
19. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay [x]
20. Olympos by Dan Simmons [x]
21. Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist [x][*]
22. Hidden Warrior by Lynn Flewelling [x]
23. A Briefer History of Time by Stephan Hawking [x]
24. The Oracle's Queen by Lynn Flewelling [x]
25. A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle
26. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold [x]
27. Hyperion by Dan Simmons [x]
28. An Assembly Such as This: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman by Pamela Aidan [x]
29. The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons [x]
30. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [x]
31. Duty and Desire: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman by Pamela Aidan [x]
32. These Three Remain: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman by Pamela Aidan [x]
33. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
34. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling
35. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [x]
36. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling [x]
37. Resenting the Hero by Moira J. Moore
38. The Hero Strikes Back by Moira J. Moore
39. Endymion by Dan Simmons [x]
40. A Song for Arbonne by Gay Gavriel Kay [x]
41. The Bartimaeus Trilogy: The Golem's Eye by Jonathon Stroud [x]
42. The Bartimaeus Trilogy: Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathon Stroud [x]
43. The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons [x]
44. The Fallen by Thomas E. Sniegoski [x]
45. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling.
[x] first-time read
[*] unfinished due to lameness