Holy Crap. We made it. I’m about to leave for the bookstore frenzy. I’m in costume and will send loads of cell phone pictures to flickr while taking some with my camera to post later. I’m going to eat up the excitement and wash it down with a dose of sadness over saying goodbye to characters that I’ve come to love over the years. I hope you’ll join me.
I don’t know when you’re getting your book or when you’ll finish, but I hope no matter what, you close the book and the series with no regrets. I know thats what I plan on doing.
I’m going to pop in here every five chapters to upload a podcast. I will put ample spoiler warnings so that the only people who get spoiled are people who knowingly click “Play”. Since my comments are in moderation, and I won’t be moderating until I’m done reading, I’m not going to bother opening up comments on the podcasts. Feel free to email me, although I won’t be checking that until I’m done either. I hope to finish by the time I go to sleep Sunday night – but just know I’ll post as soon as I’m done. And I promise not to post spoilers until long after I’m done. Thank you for being part of the frenzy and joining me in the excitement the last week. Here’s to Harry, Ron and Hermione. I wish them the best of luck.