Saturday, July 16, 2005

HAPPY HARRY DAY!

"It was near midnight and the Prime Minister was sitting alone in his office, reading a long memo that was slipping through his brain without leaving the slightest trace of meaning behind. He was waiting for a call from the President of a far distant country, and between wondering when the wretched man would telephone, and trying to suppress unpleasant memories of what had been a very long, tiring, and difficult week, there was not much space in his head for anything else."

There goes the first lines of the sixth Harry Potter installment, Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince. I just got my copy and I truly and absolutely can't wait to read and finish it. I've never been excited, elated, and happy for something like this in the longest time. I cannot wait to plop down in my bed and return to the magical world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

I was very determined to be up and about by 6 this morning and drive to Powerbooks Alabang to be one of the first buyers of the new HP book at 7:01am. Unfortunately, I was so tired from some party last night so I overslept. I got my copy before lunch prior to proceeding to Goodyear's last special screening of Lindsay Lohan's "Herbie Fully Loaded".

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Author JK Rowling stands in front of Edinburgh Castle for the worldwide launch of the latest book, 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'



"With "Half-Blood Prince", she wisely excised the digressions that marred "Order of the Phoenix" and "Goblet of Fire". This author, who is no Melville (or even Tolkien) would do well to take the same approach with her denouement. If she can play to her strengths and avoid her excesses with book seven, she may indeed prove to be one of the great storytellers of our time"
~ John Mark Eberhart/Knight Ridder Newspapers


Be back later! I am SO excited! NO POSTING OF SPOILERS PLEASE! :)

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