Friday, July 20, 2007

Potter Mania!

Could there be any other possible subject for the bonus post today? Unless you're living under a rock, you probably already know that the seventh and final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be released at midnight. The title link goes to J. K. Rowling's official site. I was going to link to an article about the release but really, all you need to do is open up any newspaper or magazine or book website and you will find more information and speculation than you could possibly want to know. Confession: I've only read the first book (and seen the first movie). Shuttsie, on the other hand, is probably in line at a bookstore as we speak. I kind of wish I had gotten into the whole Potter craze because it would be fun to take part in all the mass excitement over a book. Sadly, I can't imagine this much build-up over a book again in a long, long time. As much as I would love it, I don't think Borders will be staying open until midnight on September 25 when Richard Russo's newest book comes out, even though I've been waiting SIX years for it. So time to hear from you (if you're not too busy reading Deathly Hallows, that is). What do you think of the Harry Potter books? If you're not a fan, whose books would you wait in line for?


Shuttsie said...

I was excited about the latest Calvin Trillin. I'm definatly waiting for Ellen Emerson White's Long May She Reign. Audrey Niffenburger maybe. And yes, I'm about halfway through HP 7.

Piping Girl said...

I waited in line at Walmart for a 1/2 hour for the most recent Harry Potter book. I hate Walmart but when I went to Barnes and Nobles afterwards around 1am, there were still huge lines! I can't think of any other books I'd wait in line for...there aren't a lot of other books that appeal so well to such a wide audience.

Debra Hamel said...

I don't know that I'd wait in line for any book, to tell you the truth, but I still get kind of excited when there's a new Ken Follett book. I know, I know, it's not the finest literature, but the man can tell a story, and I've been reading him since high school--which was quite some time ago now.