Thursday, July 12, 2007

I can hardly stand it!

So this morning I finished re-reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in anticipation for the next book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. I honestly can barely stand waiting another nine days for the new book to come out. Now that everything from book 6 is fresh in my mind again, I'm just swimming with ideas and predictions and hopes for the next, and last, book of the series. My friends Melissa and Lesley and I have been talking possible plots lines for a few weeks now, each of us eagerly awaiting midnight on Saturday, July 21. I know where I'll be at that time--in line at Wal-Mart with a bunch of other HP fans. Is Snape good or bad? Will Hogwarts be open? Will Hermione and Ron be together, what about Harry and Ginny? Is Bill a true werewolf? Who is R.A.B.? The questions are too many to list.

One thing may give me a short respite from the anticipation, and that's seeing the next film, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." I've told Andy that I need to see it in the theater, as I've never seen one of the HP films at the theater. He agreed, but we'll see if he actually comes with me. He likes the movies well enough, but he's not a fanatic like I am.

Alayna is even starting to see the pull and asked me to start reading the first book with her. We may do that, reading a chapter or so a day, once I'm done with the last book. Then I can give the first few books the complete attention they deserve.

Regardless, the time is ticking away. Don't be surprised if you don't hear from me for a day or two following July 21. I'll be deeply engrossed in the book, seeing if good really does prevail over evil. T-minus 9 days and counting...


Mom to 3 Monkeys said...

Oh I feel the pain of anticipation. I'm an adult and I can't decide if I have enough willpower not to skip to the back and see if Harry survives before actually reading it! I don't know that I do!! I will feel so much better if I just knew The boy who lived...lives!! I'm a dork. An adult Harry Potter freak, but I just can't help myself! Oh and Alayna is about the same age William was when we started the first together.

Anonymous said...

You are a freak - obviously from your dad's side!

Love you! Mom