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July 21st, 2007
03:23 pm

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Hmm. 10/10 for those of you that joined 2 hour queues. I have a feeling that the "bookshops in Cambridge" experience was a little different from the "Tescos in Coventry" experience, where there were about 15 people waiting next to a man with a big Embargoed box when I wandered in at 2 minutes to midnight. Which meant I had my hands on a copy within seconds, but it was only a fiver if you managed to spend 50 UKP on Other Things, so I then dutifully went off and did the weeks shopping for the next hour. When I got home M insisted I went to bed, so I didn't even get to start until this morning. Still, it's the thought that counts.

Mmm, a whole day reading curled up in front of a fire with chocolate. I need more days like that.



It was a Harry Potter book. The cheerfully optimistic nature of children's books, where good does triumph and no-one really important dies. The Exciting Discovery of more of the old charactors Back Story which all the good HP books have done so well. The easy reading page turning nature. The slightly contrived mcguffins and the never quite explained psuedo-magic plot points. I think it was better than 4,5 and 6. Although it suffered a little from Buffy-itus (ie, everyone running around having a big and dramatic fight scene all at once).

Funny, if you know so many people are going to read your final book, and be inspired or dispirited or impressed, if you have that kind of power... it must be overwhelming wondering what kind of a message to send them.

Could say other stuff, but now I have finished it I will go out and Get a Life instead :-)

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From:zebbiejohnson
Date:July 22nd, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Funny, if you know so many people are going to read your final book, and be inspired or dispirited or impressed, if you have that kind of power... it must be overwhelming wondering what kind of a message to send them.

Well, she couldn't resist "men who leave their partners and children are scum - WORSE THAN WEREWOLVES", I see.
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From:atreic
Date:July 23rd, 2007 08:10 am (UTC)
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*giggle*
From:yrieithydd
Date:July 23rd, 2007 08:32 am (UTC)
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Aah, I see an advantage to a long-distance relationship; he can tell you over the phone that you shouldn't go out and buy the book and stay up all night to read it, but you can then proceed to ignore him completely!
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From:pavanne
Date:July 23rd, 2007 09:39 am (UTC)
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In my long-distance relationship, he's waiting for me to visit so that I can lend him my copy.

This could go so wrong. I'm thinking of 'accidentally' leaving it at home, or at least pretending to until I'm about to depart again.
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From:samholloway
Date:July 23rd, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
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I guess I'm one of the few people for whom HP still suggests sauce, not sourcery. I was all ready to read about the lovely pie, chips and veg you'd had for dinner. :-)
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