The Harry Potter Read Along is being hosted by Jenna at Lost Generation Reader. I am signing up because I have never actually read all the books back to back. I've read all of them multiple times, but an actual readthrough in order, no - and I used to long for the day when I'd be able to do just that (oh, 2007 and the months of waiting, how I miss you).
I'm going to sign up to read all seven books and possibly Harry, A History as well to round things off. Within the dates specified for the read along there also a couple of events, namely:
22nd September - I go to the studio tour! For my mum's birthday, because that is what she wanted (because she is great and the one person I could vent to about the books when I finished reading before everyone I knew. She didn't mind being spoiled so I could yell about who died and who killed them and oh my God, how could JKR do such a thing?).
27th September - The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling is published. I may have pre-ordered mine and be planning to dash in town and collect it on my lunch break.
I may also do a post about my love for Harry Potter, how it started and how I bored the pants off everyone I knew while obsessing over it, but the short version is: I first read Philosopher's Stone in 1999 just before Prisoner of Azkaban came out. I've been hooked ever since, have had to replace a few of my copies from over-reading and when I was rereading Chamber of Secrets recently I found notes I'd scribbled in the margins as I tried to predict what would happen in Deathly Hallows. It is probably the purest example of what an obsessive geek I can be under the right circumstances.
And this may be a good reason for my flatmate and me to rewatch the movies in order (we did that a few months ago but it's totally worth redoing).
So, yes: all seven Harry Potter books and potentially Harry, A History. In three and half months. Easy.