Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The end of an era


Unless you've been living under a rock for the past several weeks, then you know the 7th and final Harry Potter book was released Saturday the 21st at midnight. No, I did not wait hours in line for the book and the accompanying release party, but I did pre-order it and have been anxiously anticipating its arrival for several weeks. I am a huge Harry Potter fan though not quite as obsessed many of the hard-core fans.

When I got the book on Saturday I couldn't wait to start reading it, but this time around it is bittersweet. I started reading the series shortly before the 2000 summer release of Book 4. I was hooked after the first few pages of Book 1 and then quickly tore through Books 2 and 3 (I mean, they are children books afterall). That summer, I was living with my 2 best friends, Kristin and Jamie, in a summer sublet and all 3 of us had bought copies of Book 4 and we started devouring them as soon as they arrived. We were all so entranced that poor Jamie almost bombed a summer school final b/c she couldn't put the book down long enough to study! But with the conclusion of each book there has been the promise of another chapter of the story yet to come. This time, however, after reading the last page it is finally The End.

I'm only about half way through the book at this point in part b/c I've been super busy this weekend, but also because there is a part of me that wants to drag it out as long as possible. I can't wait to see how the main story and the sub-plots are tied up and yet, I also am not quite ready for it to end. Most of my co-workers have already finished it and are ready to rehash it with me as soon as I'm done, but that won't be for at least another few days at the rate I'm going. And I'm kind of happy about that.

3 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

Nerrrrrrrd! Just kidding. Sort of. ;)

wan-nabe said...

i swear, i wanted to read your post because that's how much i love you, but you know my stance on the Potter.

R said...

I love the movies even though I haven't read the books. Yet. I'll be a nerd with you. ;) Oh, and I cheated. I read the last few pages of the book to see what happens. I know the end!