HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (maybe minor spoilers)

I just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows about fifteen minutes ago. It was an incredibly well written and intricate story that ties up all lose ends and provides nail biting suspense along the way. And, when I get around to reviewing the book, any question about the author’s morality will be laid to rest.

We went to Borders in the Galleria last night to get our books. Jene’ cleverly picked up our wristbands on her lunch hour, wristbands that would put us in the first group to get the books at midnight.

I tried to take a nap before we went to Borders. I slept from 7 – 8 PM then the annoying ice cream truck blasting it’s off tone Swannee River came through the complex, followed by the neighbors coming home and their car alarm beeping every time someone walked past their car. Finally, I slept some more between 8:45 and 10 PM, when my alarm went off and I got up to get ready to go to Borders.

I was tired but excited when we got to Borders. We had picked up another friend of ours and arrived around 11 PM. Many kids had dressed up for the occasion, and my favorite was a girl who dyed her hair bright pink like the character Tonks.

At about ten till midnight, they called for all silver wristbands to line up first and we jumped in line. Before they rolled the books out on carts to take them to the cash registers, they counted down and then everyone cheered.

We were probably seventh or eighth in line, so unlike Book 6’s release, when we walked out of Borders around 12:50 AM, Jene’ and I had our orange covered books in our hot little hands by 12:05 AM and I started reading the book at 12:50 AM.

I took great measures to ensure that I would read more than I did last year before I went to sleep (last year, I got to chapter 2 and fell asleep). I drank some Vitamin Water (Revive) and ate some popcorn, cheese and fruit to stay awake. Finally, though, at about 5 AM, I was having issues with comprehension, so I decided to sleep. At this point, I was about to start chapter 19. I was nearly halfway through.

So I got up at 9:30 and ate breakfast, took a shower and started reading again around 10:20 and finished at 3:03 PM.

Good places to stop if you are reading in segments…stop before:

Chapter 8
Chapter 12
Chapter 16
Chapter 22
Chapter 26
Chapter 29

I suggest planning on reading the remaining chapters together, which would be a little over 200 pages, because things really pick up after that and I can’t imagine being able to stop after that point.

I will post a review of the book later in the week after I read it again. 🙂

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Dana says:

    We picked up ours at the store just now. Eddie is reading first since he finished 6 forever ago…Now it’s a race to see if Elena or I get it first. I am excited!!!

  2. Karie says:

    again..so adorable.

  3. jess says:

    i LOVE harry potter! i’m so excited about reading this one!

  4. Meg says:

    I can’t wait to read your review, especially the part proving the author’s morality. How anyone can think these books are evil is beyond me!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I completely agree with the stopping points. I finished the book today and had to stop, when my lunch hour was up, after the chapter entitled The Prince’s Tale. That was pretty painful having to get through the 2nd half of the work day and dinner before I could finish off the book.

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