Saturday, July 21, 2007

Got Harry Potter?

My friend Kathy's in town this weekend (see what else we did last night) and we were at the Tallahassee Barnes & Noble until 1:15 this morning getting our Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows books. This was the first time I've attended a Harry Potter bash and figured this would be the last one so may as well.

Muggles, self included, were giddy with magical excitement. I just can't believe all the people who came out dressed up. It does make sense that the young adults who were kids a decade ago grew up with the story and are totally entrenched in Harry. The books, movies and merchandise have influenced a generation. Plus, it's good seeing kids getting excited over a book.

The most excited person of the evening was a little boy who purchased the first book (he also happens to be the son of a B&N employee). As soon as he made his purchase, he told his mom, "Okay, let's get outta here."

Upon getting home, I immediately read the first two chapters and fell asleep. Although a bit sleepy now, must...read...more...Harry Potter...

5 comments:

theBarefoot said...

So now you can die happy? Zounds! I loathe the Potter freaks. At least you and your friend had a good time.

JA Huber said...

It's Tuesday and I'm barely half-way through the book!!

cwac said...

Karl finished it in about 5 1/2 hours.

Kelly said...

My Husband and I went shopping for a BBQ the next day at like 11:30pm, and the King Soopers was packed, because Harry Potter went on sale at 12:01.

We looked at each other and realized we had a 1/2 an hour to shop or we were going to stand in line for a very long time! I have not had a chance to start reading it yet.

JA Huber said...

I loved the book and feel satisfied with the ending. I have Harry Potter closure. Now I'm finishing "Wicked."