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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Harry Potter Palooozaaaaa!

So, the time has come for the final Harry Potter book to be released. In case you've been living under a rock or have been away in the forrest somewhere for while, the new book is called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Last week, I decided that it would probably be easier for me if I had the new Harry Potter delivered to my doorstep instead of heading out to brave the crowds on Saturday. I headed over to my favorite booksellers website....Barnes and Noble and decided to not only buy Harry Potter (making sure I would recieve it on its release date) but to browse through new books. On this website, the allow you to make a wish list of 25 books. Of course mine is full. I've also been checking out Good Reads. I've been spending a little time each day entering the books I've read and the ones that are on my "to read" list. That list is currently 18 books long and growing...rapidly.

This brings me back to Mr. Harry Potter. Why did I find it necessary to make sure I got my copy of Harry Potter by July 21st the day of its release? I still have to read #5 and #6! So obviously I won't be cracking it open on Saturday when it arrives. I know it's because I got caught up in the Harry Potter Palooozaaaaaaaa! It is going to be so difficult to navigate myself away from the spoilers and to keep myself from accidentaly finding out how the book ends or things that happen. When I say accidentaly, I am sincere about that. When it comes to books, I don't want to know any of the details. I want to read it and be engrossed in it. I want to be clinging to every word to find out what's going to happen next! The longer it takes me to get to the book, the harder this task will be. So, I have resolved that as soon as I finish the book I am currently reading, I am going to read through the 3 Harry Potter books.

The moral of this blog post is PLEASE! Do not spoil Harry Potter....or any other book for that matter for me!

And, since I have this love for buying books and making my "to read" list longer and longer....if you've got a book you love...name it so I can add it to my list!!!

5 comments:

Kent said...

Ha ha - I am a HP geek too and have the SAME thoughts about books. I am worried that I will accidentally learn about the last book's details before reading it. I was hoping to save it for a long road trip we are taking in August but don't want it spoiled. I am rereading Order of the Phoenix and it is my favorite one! I am thining I may reread the next one too before the last. Make it last as long as I can!

jo said...

I'm a SUPER nerd when it comes to HP! *lol* I can't wait for the book to arrive at my front door on Saturday! We got the Nintendo Wii game just so we could use the controllers as WANDS. How geeky is THAT?! *lol* super fun! I would have gone to a midnight magic party on Friday night if it weren't for a class on Saturday. Boo...

bruinbr said...

yikes! I'm a little embarressed, but I have not read ANY of the HP books! My sis just gave me the 1st 4 books as a gift to get me into it, but I still haven't cracked them open! Seeing all the HP love though has definately got me in the palooozzzaaa spirit, so I may just take the plunge and dive in tonight! :)

mesogoofy2 said...

I highly recommend anything by Jodi Picoult. I just finished 19 Minutes recently and am currently reading her book My Sister's Keeper....you should read them!!!!!!

cheerful cropper said...

i want to pick this up too...

kent, i am on a Jodi P streak too. i've enjoyed them all, but thought the tenth circle was a little out there.