I believe that one of my stepsons gets the award for the Most Generous Stepson of the Year!
Last night he came in and plopped “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” into my lap. He said, “I have all the books, but I haven’t read any of them. I thought you might like to read this copy first.”
Wowwwwwwwwww!!! Is that cool, or what??
I just wish this wasn’t the week from He!!….and that I didn’t have two other books I need to read for my book club. I’ll read as much as I can until things calm down on Thursday. I may be AWOL from my blog for a bit! *G*

9 thoughts on “Surprise!

  1. Congratulations! I have it too, there was a knock on the front door about 9.20 on Saturday morning and it was the book from Amazon. I’ve only read about a third of it, as life keeps on getting in the way. But it is easy to read, good so far and the sort of book you can pick up and put down again. (I’m avoiding the spoilers on the web at the moment, until I’ve finished my copy of it.

  2. I must be the only person on the planet who doesn’t care about Harry. Does that make me bad, or just odd? I hope that you and Buffy enjoy the book.

  3. Very very good! I will be getting an oppertunity to read it too… but not as soon as you are (but seems that other activities may delay the reading for you) as I’m in line to read it after my boys (at least two of them) get a go at it.
    I fear they’ll leak out all the interesting parts by time I get it, they already have been saying … “do you know that so-and-so does such-and-such in this book?”
    … to which I reply “no, I didn’t and I don’t want to hear anymore, thank you, I’d rather read it myself!”

  4. I started it late last night, and have about a third of it finished. I’d be reading it now, but I’m waiting out an audit, and didn’t think it would look very professional to be reading Harry Potter!
    It DOES read fast. She writes really well, and I’m glad that she’s encouraged so many kids to pick up books!
    Desire and Adele….I won’t spoil anything by telling you what I’ve read so far.
    Cop Car…..I wish I could persuade you to try the books, but I understand that they are not to your taste.

  5. Buffy–I might have liked them 60 years ago? I understand that the author is terrific, but I just have no passion for fantasy. Science-fiction is another matter; although, I don’t read much of it, anymore! And I’ve not got around to seeing the Star Wars movies, either, although I did get the audio tape of the first Star Wars movie about 20 years after the movie came out.

  6. I read a little sci-fi. A friend put me on to the Miles Verkosigan series by Lois Bujold McMasters (or maybe it’s McMasters Bujold…). There are about ten books and they are some of the best reading I’ve ever done. Humor, LOTS of humor, life situations, a boy becoming an adult under trying circumstances. I think I recommended them to Bogie, and I recommend them to ANYONE who reads!

  7. I haven’t bought my copy yet ;-(
    Cop Car, don’t look at the HP series as children’s books or as Sci-fi. I think they are much more than either category. Characters are uniquely defined, the reading full of very grown up words, and passages so descriptive, you hardly need the movies to provide the mind’s-eye scenery. My oldest daughter and I love the books, and when we saw the first HP movie ( together, of course) we were constantly poking one another and nodding our heads “Yes!” as the scenes played exactly how we imagined them while reading.

  8. Pattie is right on the mark, Cop Car. My niece is 16 this year, and I thought she might loose her interest in Harry Potter, but she’s still absorbed with the series. When we talked yesterday we compared where we were in the story. I want to be sure not to give anything away before she finishes it. When I finished it last night, I turned to DH to complain that I would have to wait more than a year for the end of the story. Book seven will be the last.

  9. Pattie, what’s your take on the first Dumbledore vs the second? I find myself trying to imagine how both of them would do scenes from the Half-Blood Prince.

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