AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: So now that's done DATE: 7/21/2007 09:05:00 PM ----- BODY:
Well that's it. I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at about 6:30 this evening. It took me about 5 hours to read, which is quite ridiculous. I tried to slow down, simply because I didn't want it to be over. I just couldn't help myself though.

There are a couple of questions I have that are left unanswered, but it's a strong possibility that Lovely will be able to fill in the blanks. She gets all the details.

I'm not going to talk about it here just in case you haven't finished reading it. I will only say that I wasn't disappointed in the story. I was only disappointed to have it end.

My granddaddy and I used to send them back and forth in the mail along with the Tolkien books. He read the first three Potter books before he died, and when the fourth one was released, I was so sad that he wouldn't be able to finish the story with me. He liked them. Not as much as he liked Tolkien, but he liked them.

And so now it is all over. Until, of course, I get to read them to my children. And then it will all begin again.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous gail DATE:Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 12:20:00 AM EDT I never have read even one. I feel so out of the loop. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children DATE:Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 7:29:00 AM EDT Wow, that was FAST! I'm going to go out and get my copy today! I can't wait to go thru the series with my kids. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Oh, The Joys DATE:Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 2:08:00 PM EDT Hmmm... I don't even have a copy yet! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Kendra DATE:Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 9:22:00 PM EDT I felt the same way! I think my husband feels neglected because I spent more time reading this weekend than actually talking to him. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bubblewench DATE:Monday, July 23, 2007 at 7:11:00 AM EDT I read it too. Finished Sunday morning, I was up until almost 2am Sat reading.. couldn't stay awake to finish! I was not disappointed either. Can't talk about it until CK is back and has read it though. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bon DATE:Monday, July 23, 2007 at 8:54:00 AM EDT only five hours?!?

i've been holding off since we got home yesterday to our copy, because i figured i'd need ten to fifteen hours of nice unbroken time to sink into the book...but only five?!!?

screw catching up on blogging...gotta fly...off to Hogwart's... ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Indigo DATE:Monday, July 23, 2007 at 9:45:00 AM EDT I'm on page 120 or something. I'm trying REALLY REALLY hard to milk the book out to last a week. Congrats on winning the MommaK contest! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous katy DATE:Monday, July 23, 2007 at 10:21:00 AM EDT I have never read any of the books but I may have to start at the first one and read them all. My sister was traveling from her home in NJ to my home in Ohio when it came out so I went to Wal M*art and got her copy. The book stores wanted between 25 and 30 bucks but Wal M*rt had them for 17. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Maddy DATE:Monday, July 23, 2007 at 8:30:00 PM EDT Those cycles are precious.
Best wishes ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Ally DATE:Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 1:53:00 PM EDT Thanks for not revealing anything. Tobin & I are working our way through it, savoring it bit by bit each night as we read aloud to eachother.

I love that you & your granddaddy shared the first few books. That is so sweet, and special.

Agreed, not nearly so good as Tolkien, but very fun nonetheless. ----- --------