Friday, July 20, 2007

Waiting on Harry

Well I admit it. I'm excited about the final Harry Potter book which comes out at midnight tonight. And though I'm not going to be at Barnes and Noble at midnight to buy one of the first copies, I am going to be there tomorrow morning. In fact, I even saved a birthday Barnes and Noble gift card for this occasion!

And I can't wait to read it. But at the same time, I'm a little sad. I know two characters die, and quite frankly, unless it is Snape or one of the Malfoys, I'm not too happy with it. And to be honest, I'm sad it's the last book. I wish she would keep writing them until no one wants to read them again! (although I guess depending on the ending of this one, that might be tough to do)

I just re-read the Half Blood Prince, so I'm definitely ready to find out what happens next. Hopefully it will be a satisfying ending to a great series.

I'm just afraid the ending will end up on the Internet (like on the front page of MSN) or on the news. And I really don't want to know the end until I read it with my own eyes. I'm really hoping Harry, Ron, and Hermione live. And Hagrid. I really don't want him to die. And of course, I wish Dumbledore could come back to life. And Sirius. Obviously I'm more of a happy ending kind of girl! :)

So of course, I will start reading it tomorrow. And probably not stop until it's over! With Half Blood Prince, I had to make myself put it away periodically, or I think I would've read it at one sitting.

Oh, to be able to write like that!


Christine Lynxwiler said...

Please RUN, don't walk to B&N and go home and READ. We had a fabulous Harry Potter party at our house last night from 9-midnight (until we left at 11:40 actually to go to Wal-Mart to buy our books.) There were about 20 of us and we played Harry Potter Scene-It second edition. We dragged all of our HP stuff out and decorated the house bigtime. It was quite fun. But the best part of the night for me came a little after midnight when I settled into the recliner with the book I've been waiting for. (I read the Half Blood Prince last week too.) When Kevin came out of the bedroom at 6:15 this morning, I was right at the end and had no IDEA it was time to get up. I finished it a little before seven and was too wired up to sleep. But now I'm faced with a different dilemma. NO ONE TO DISCUSS IT WITH. SO call me as soon as you finish it. :) I have to get my mind off her absolutely wonderful book and back to the one I'm writing.

Jerseygirl said...

I read it in two days just so that I could relish it without any spoilers from friends or the media. Except for a couple of very minor things, I thought it was tremendous.

Princess of Patience said...

I finished it on Sunday. And it was excellent. Maybe my favorite, just because so many questions were answered. But now I'm wishing there were more installments to look forward to!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Great post, I am almost 100% in agreement with you


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