Saturday, July 16, 2005

2 hours and 25 minutes

That's how long it took me to read the new Potter (1.53am - 4.18am).

Very, very, very good.

The death is a shock and also has the same "nah they're not really dead" feel about it as Sirius's in Order of the Phoenix.

The Half-Blood Prince is a real shock, I couldn't believe that it was that character.

Hermione and Ron row a lot, Ron gets a girlfriend (not Hermione), Harry gets a new girlfriend (also not Hermione, she does get to snog someone though), There's both a new Defence Against The Dark Arts teacher AND a new POTIONS teacher, and it's a lot more grown-up than the last one and not quite so angry.

I would write more but I'm aware that a) no one else has read it yet and I don't want to spoil it for them, and b) I have had two and a half hours sleep and need to work on waking myself up before work!

Plus, I want to finish reading my new Mike Ripley book!


MarkFarley said...

wow the speed reader on sky news took three hours!

Karen tried to stay up after helping out at work and stayed up till after 4 and is upto 450 ish pages.

be said...

that is a very fast speed reading the full book.

Christina in GA said...

Wow! It took me about 4 days since I was reading it aloud with my 11yo, and we ended up staying up until 5am on the last day to finish it. I agree, it was very shocking. Some said they already figured out who the HBP was but I found it kind of hard to believe.

How did your midnight opening go? We went to a release party at a Barnes and Noble here and bought the book at midnight and started reading it on the way home.