Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I tell you. You'd think we were 12-year old kids. Chrissy and I were in Jersey over the weekend. This was a planned trip, so we were having Harry Potter books (yes, we ordered two copies so we could both read it at the same time) delivered there. Noelle ordered her copy, too, so she wouldn't have to wait for Chrissy or me to finish. So we're sitting around talking, when Chrissy's Aunt Nancy calls. She lives right next door, and wanted to know if we could grab her mail when we go out to get ours. The moment we hear the word "mail," all three of us leapt to our feet and ran to the front door. Due to the size of the packages, they were put on the porch instead of in the mailbox. Promptly forgetting about Nancy, we grabbed the boxes, ripped them open, and immediately went to our respective spots in the house and began reading. Although we had originally planned just a day trip, we hit massive amounts of traffic on the way up, didn't feel like sitting in traffic on the way back, so we stayed over. Also, I will admit, there was a degree of not wanting to stop reading. We all read straight through until midnight, when I stopped & went to bed. Chrissy kept reading until around 2:30-3:00, when she was unable to keep her eyes open. Noelle tried going to bed around 2:00, but tossed & turned for an hour before realizing she wouldn't be able to sleep until she finished. She got up to do some yard work with Mom for a couple of hours in the morning. Chrissy & I got up left mid-morning. We got home, ate lunch, and went back to reading. By around 5:30, I had finished and by around 7:00, she finished, at which point, we got on the phone with Noelle to have our post-read discussion. To make a long story short (too late), we all loved it. Did we all agree with every part of the ending? No. But we loved it. I won't go into details yet here, but suffice it to say we all loved it, but are all sad that it is over. I'll try to do a relatively spoiler-free review soon here.

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