Saturday, July 21, 2007

It's 1:04 in the morning...

...and I just got home with HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS!!!

I went to the release party with my 7 year old son (who went to bed at 7pm Friday evening and was awaken by mommy dearest at 10:30pm - in case my parenting skills are in question!) and what a cool thing to be apart of.
There were all sorts of displays, trivia games, tea leaf reading, wand making, costume contest, etc... The lines for both pre-ordered and those of us who didn't, were extraordinarily long, but once we did a big loud countdown to midnight, followed by hoots, hollers & hoorahs, the line moved very quickly. The book was in our hands by 12:17am.
If you can picture, the lines went through the entire store, from front to back, snaked around every book shelf and out the door. Hundreds, possible a good thousand people were in our local Chapters.
I don't plan on reading all night... but I'm glad I was part of the final HP release excitement. And glad I could share it with my darling 'Light'.


Christine d'Abo said...

That is so very cool! My girls haven't read any of th HP books, so it didn't make sense to take them to the part. But I look forward to buying all the books and reading them.

Glad you had a great time!

Danielle said...

I think awakening your son for in the middle of the night for a book proves you are a remarkable mother. It is the oddities of affection that stay with us. My grandmother used to do the same but to go to the beach and fried fish.

Be well and enjoy the day.

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Anonymous said...

Awwww, sounds like you and Light had a fabulous time! :) H & P to you, my friend.

Nicholas said...

I went too, and I didn't even have a kid with me!

I see you reproduce one of the 2 Bloomsbury covers. Is that what was on sale in Canada, as opposed to the Scholastic edition, sold in the USA?

Red Garnier said...

This is so cool, Wylie! Light must have been just as excited as his mommy, lol!! Do tell your opinion once you read it... =)

Sparky Duck said...

Did you read the last page first and go backwards?