Sunday, July 22, 2007

Emerged from the Deathly Hallows

My name is Anna and I am a Potter-aholic. I have just emerged from the latest and final installment of JK Rowlings Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. During my self imposed cocoon of a weekend. I chose not to listen to any news or tidbits because I did not want to spoil any part of the book for me. I wanted to digest it completely on my own.

I did not attend the festivities at any of the bookstores at midnight on July 21. I simply went out early Saturday morning, returned to my home book in hand, and headed straight for my couch. I read for hours yesterday finishing at page 362. This morning before 7:30 a.m. I sat at my kitchen table and started at page 363. I cried at least three times. It was awesome, wonderful and trying as my eyes inhaled the words. My emotions ranged from frantic, exhuberant, and fearful...torn between the expected and unexpected.

I know how I felt before I reached the final page at 2:37 p.m. today. I will not disclose anything about the book until I find someone else who has already finished it. Then I will be delighted to share my thoughts and tears.

2 comments:

madner3 said...

Wow! Your enthusiasm for the Potter series is contagious. I wasn't too concerned about reading the new book, but now I can't wait to. I just hope I can come up for some air after starting it. Thanks.

Anna said...

I recommend setting aside the time to read as much as you can without interruption. At your reading speed, you may get through it in one day. But it is worth savoring over a day or two.