“Potter-ificus Totalis” – the zombie-like semi-immobile state created by spending too many hours reading “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. Symptoms include glassy eyes, inattention to food, drink, sleep or family members, and inability to move except to turn pages. The condition is treated by finishing the book, or by having another family member steal the book when you have to take a bathroom break.
BTW, if you GIVE BLOOD at the Community Blood Bank this week, your family members may have pity on you, and let you sit on the sofa and read the book in peace.
I am fourth in line for the book in my family, so giving blood and pretending that I need to rest and not do anything useful is the only way I’ll see the inside of the book this week.