July 20th, 2005

Fishy Circumstances

Initial thought on Harry Potter - in musical form

I didn't buy the book at midnight on Friday because I promised Colin I wouldn't. We don't need two copies, I was at a conference, and he had the whole weekend free to read it. So I didn't buy it any other day of the conference either. When F. went to town on Saturday for lunch, she surprised M. by returning with a copy of the book for her. M. was thrilled, and spent much of the weekend clutching the book close. On Saturday evening, at the pub, when everyone else had gone up to the bar to buy drinks, M. and I clustered together and read the first three pages of the book.

I knew I wanted to read the book all in one day (since I would be distractable and anti-social in the evening otherwise), so I didn't read it on Monday when I returned, nor Tuesday, once too much of the day had been consumed with customs minutia. But today I did, in one long swoop interrupted only by the occasional breaks for soup and chocolate. (The New Covent Garden Soup Co.'s Parsnip and Bramley Apple soup tastes rather like a savory apple sauce.)

Anyways, that's a long-winded way of saying I've finally read it. I can now read everyone else's discussions of the book.

After reading the ending, here's the song that's stuck in my head:

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