Cut the Line

Filed under:Miscellaneous — posted by Anwyn on July 19, 2007 @ 7:38 am

Want the new Harry Potter book without standing in line or ordering online?

Just get married the night of the release. Apparently stores are happy to snub the people they worked so hard to bring in several hours before midnight to put you first in line, as long as you’re coming from your wedding reception.

I defended adult readers of Harry Potter (I am one, after all) in Sarah’s list of stuff that annoys her. But this kind of thing is taking the crazy too far. Grow up, people.

Boston Globe article found through Allah’s House of Fish in a Barrel. Yeah: I’m in Indiana and read a web site run by people in New York and D.C. to find a Boston Globe article detailing an event in the town where I actually live.


  1. Anwyn,

    I’m responding to a comment you left on Sarah’s blog about needing children’s books for boys. I wrote a post about some of my favorite books from my childhood (roughly 8-13 year reading level). Link to the specific post by clicking on my name above…

    Comment by SlithyToves — July 19, 2007 @ 11:54 am

  2. SlithyToves, thanks for that. I have read Encyclopedia Brown and Roald Dahl myself (and Nancy Drew, flip side of Hardy Boys) but never heard of The Mad Scientists’ Club … I’ll have to check it out.

    Comment by Anwyn — July 19, 2007 @ 1:59 pm

  3. Hmmm, I smell “publicity stunt” concerning this story. Kind of silly way to do it too. BTW, if anybody has a tearing need to get a copy of the new ‘un, it will be on sale at my neighborhood Kroger’s store next week. YOu can pick it up with your milk & eggs. ^_^

    Comment by exdem13 — July 19, 2007 @ 7:07 pm

  4. The newsstand at O’Hare International terminal has about forty in the rack. Wanna bet that in about a month you will see remainders going for $3.98?

    Comment by nk — July 21, 2007 @ 9:39 pm

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