And Since It’s a Harry Potter Week (Bumped)

Filed under:Authors — posted by Anwyn on July 22, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

I will just say I’ve got a bad feeling about the new book. No, I haven’t read anything. I just don’t see it ending wholly satisfactorily no matter who lives or dies.

Incidentally, J.K. Rowling needs to save her breath (or pixels). It just makes her look silly to keep begging people not to do things they are going to do anyway, over which she has zero control, and lets us know exactly how inflated her head has become over all the hype. The end of her series is not the end of the world, whether Harry lives or dies.

Update: A judgment on my first statement above. No plot spoilers, but nevertheless click at your own risk.

I just don’t see it ending wholly satisfactorily no matter who lives or dies.

I was dead wrong about that.


  1. Good grief. Now I am intrigued and have to start reading these damn books. Sigh. At least they are all on the market at this point and I can read at my own pace!

    Comment by thelmajoy — July 23, 2007 @ 8:27 am

  2. BTW, I like the new background on the header.

    Comment by thelmajoy — July 23, 2007 @ 8:28 am

  3. I’ll go out on a limb and say I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. One thing to keep in mind is that the books begin when Harry is turning eleven years old and end when he is seventeen, and their complexity increases accordingly, so don’t be too put off by the fact that the earlier ones may seem a bit simplistic.

    Thanks, re the header. Ironically it is the one that came with this theme (if you look at the footer, you’ll see they match, and the footer has always been there), but at first I didn’t know how to separate it from the title of the blog, which I wanted to keep my own way. Got it now.

    Comment by Anwyn — July 23, 2007 @ 8:58 am

  4. My wife and I were shopping this weekend and we saw a stack of the new HP books probably 4 feet wide near the front door. I smiled a little at that after hearing about the lines at bookstores when it first came out.

    Not that I’m dogging the fans, mind you. I’ve lined up for much, much sillier things. …and I’m PROUD of my Happy Meal Toy Story XXV movie tie-in merch collectibles! ;-)

    Comment by Allen — July 23, 2007 @ 10:05 am

  5. I just started Prisoner of Azkaban. I kind of liked the simplicity of the early ones. But then I’m really tired of mental exertion lately. :)

    Comment by Jae — July 24, 2007 @ 7:39 am

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