just so you know, my dreadful lack of posting as of late is due to the fact that I am re-reading the entire Harry Potter series and am planning on a comprehensive "what i liked, what i didn't like" upon my re-reading. and, you know, it IS the holidays and all.
anyway, thanks for being patient. i hope to be back to active reviewing and posting soon! and it should be very soon, as i'm halfway through book 6. what a ride!