12 More Hours To Go…

Only about 12 more hours now… An interesting article here from CBC arts reporter Rachel Giese who is resigned to the end of the Harry Potter series. It includes a neat photo by David Calvert/Associated Press of boxes of the book awaiting distribution.

If you’ve already purchased a voucher from McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg and can’t make the Assiniboine Park event tonight, you can still use the voucher to pick up your copy at the store at midnight. You will note that McNally just updated its website, but, links from the previous posts still work.

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We Have Our Voucher

hogwarts_hmedium.jpgThe movie was “okay, but, should have been longer” according to my son. For a book that was criticized by some as being too “padded”, perhaps there was no way to fit all the details of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix into a typical-length movie. I would have liked more information about the giants and the plot did seem a bit disjointed, something that will likely be fixed by watching the cut scenes when the video comes out.

No more details here about the movie, or, about the final book in the series when it comes out Friday at midnight. You will have to get your own copy, read it, and, not spoil it for others (please).

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Busy Watching and Reading All Things Harry Potter…

booldharry122If you planned on taking in the newly released movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and re-reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince before the new book comes out… you are running out of time.

The final tome, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – will be released at midnight this Friday.

If you are waiting until all the fuss dies down here’s some trivia to keep you busy.

Now, where’s that movie schedule….


Please Don’t Throw a Sheep At Me…

sheep picI usually try to wait at least a little while before checking out the “next latest thing” whether it’s a best selling book, an anticipated movie release, or some sort of new-fangled technology. I figure if I wait until the hype dies down, maybe I’ll save myself some time, aggravation, and, most importantly, cash. Why not let someone else check out the book/movie/new-fangled technology first and learn from their successes and/or misfortunes?

But, sometimes it gets a little frustrating always waiting for the paperback version of a bestselling book — I waited so long to read Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point , for example that the idea had already tipped over. And, I’m determined to start finding out exactly what happens to Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on July 20th after midnight just like everyone else. I’m sure if he’s actually done for, no one will be able to keep it a secret until the paperback version of the book comes out.

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