it's harry potter day!

I'm thru chapter 3. Here's the deal. It's the last book. That simultaneously makes me what to devour it as quickly as possible and drag it excruciatingly out so that it never ends. I really don't want to read it quickly. In fact, I'm forcing myself out of the house (for awhile anyway) so that I don't just sit here all day reading it. But again, there are people who legitimately waited for the book who are probably already finished with it (due to the combination of time differences around the world and the super crazed-ness of the fans). So what are the odds that I'll be able to avoid the media for even a week? You know everyone will be talking about whether or not it lived up to the hype. And dare I even read it on the plane? I don't want some putz saying, "Oh, you know blah blah blah happens, right?" Because then I'd have to kill him. And then they'd have to make an emergency landing. And I'd have to go to jail--all the while making sure all 759 precious pages do not get damaged by blood splatters.

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Katie Lady said…
Take it on the plane, of course, but don't read it because someone is BOUND to spoil it for you!

I was standing in the subway at the Times Square station, waiting for the train to arrive and re-reading No. 6, when this bum (really, he was homeless) came up to me and says DUMBLEDORE DIES! in this screaming, loud voice! It was funny, as I already knew because I'd already read it, but what if I hadn't? I'd have been really mad.

So, long story short, save it for the comfort, and privacy, of your hotel room
Eddie said…
I feel *exactly* the same way! I'm torn between reading it in one sitting and savoring it slowly to make it last.
km said…
LOL. So remember I asked you today who died in No. 6 and you wouldn't tell me...Ah Ha! I now know!!!! And don't worry katie lady you didnt spoil anything for me. I have to admit I have not read any of them. But watch out cjh, you never know where you might get a little bit too much info.....
Bubba's Sis said…
You do have to be very careful what you listen to and read online - some people just have to spoil it for everyone else. Bookworm Daughter got her copy tonight (Nana bought it for her) and she is already over half-way thru it. So no savoring here. She's blazing thru it! But then I know what she will do - she will read it again. She's like that.

Knowing that I would likely not be reading the book - at least not anytime soon, since I stopped reading at #4, I think - I read the last chapter of this book. So I know!!!! But I'm not tellin'. :-)
Stacey G said…
I got thru chapter 6 in a couple of hours yesterday. It's hard to put down! I just don't watch the news, etc. so it doesn't get spoiled for me.
Nonni said…
I just finished it. I just HAD to know how it all turned out. I figure I can always go back and reread for more detail later. I started it about 5:30 PM yesterday and finished today at abiout 8:00 PM. My eyes are so used to focusing on the print I can't seem to focus on anything farther away. It's so much fun getting older! And, no, I'm not spoiling it for anybody. You'll have to read it for yourselves. :)
Nonni
angelq said…
YEah, you people need to just keep that all to yourselves. My copy will probably not get here until the middle of next month and even then, it's not like I have much time for reading.

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