No, I will not be in some huge line at midnight like everyone else, nor will I be raw-eyed and happily reading into the wee hours of the morning. Being a completist and an authenticist* (read: snob), I pre-ordered the Canadian edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from Chapters — and since I only got the shipping notice today, probably won’t see it for another week. Oh, the anticipation!

I’m almost used to it now, since this is the third time I’ve gone this route. I remember actually attending a lineup for The Goblet of Fire at Barnes & Noble (they even had drink service!), but really, that was only to keep my other Potter-mad friends company. The woman at checkout looked at me as if I’d grown three heads when I said I wasn’t there to buy.

Anyways. One week! Assuming there’s no hang-up at customs.

If you think I’m avoiding you in the next few days, please don’t be offended: it’s probably only because I’m afraid of spoilers!

* no joke! I even bought the movie version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone from Canada so that my books and discs would match!

  • My girlfriend and I devoted Saturday to reading the new book -- took each of us about six and a half hours to get through it. We both really enjoyed it...no spoilers from me, though!

  • Oh, yes. Definitely!

    I already saw your piccies, sue. Jealous!!

  • SB

    More grownup Harry fans! Excellent.

  • Yeah, I'm an authenticist too. I'm working on collecting an authentic American collection. ;)

    I'll be at Borders in a few hours to pick up my copy at midnight! (Heh heh, I'm the one who dragged Y. to the bookstore to get Goblet Of Fire. :)

  • Miranda

    Hee! Adorable ole Yuki.

  • Some might call me a heretic, but I generally don't get around to reading them until months after they come out, and I've only bought one of them - used. This time might be a little different. I've been charged with picking up the copy my globetrotting roommate has reserved at Borders, and I'll have a little over two weeks with it all to myself. Hee hee.

  • sue

    now i know why i love living in new zealand

    Happy P goes on sale at 11.01 am on today, i shall have yum char first, amble down to the bookstore to pick up a copy then go home and have all day to read it.

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