Let me first start out by saying my wife if a huge Potter fan. This picture was taken at 1:30 am on Saturday morning as we returned from the Barnes and Noble (hereafter refered to as "B and N") midnight magic party where Jen got her Potter book (she stayed up till almost 4:30am reading it!!!). While I definitely admire Rowling and her writing skills, I have not taken the time to read her books yet until this one came out (I was able to use wikipedia for the other books and catch up on all the details :)). Sadly, I only had time for the last five chapters which were some of the best modern writing I have laid eyes on (some of you may think I don't read enough...but if you were to read all the boring science papers that I trudge through, I am certain you would agree with me). I wish there were more creative writers like her living in this world.
The Potter book did not come without a sacrifice. Jen went Friday morning to line up and get her reserved bracelet at B and N so she would be one of the first in line when the book came out. It turns out that the line was too long and she couldn't get it. So Jen appointed me as the bracelet retriever. That required me running to B and N in the pouring ran (close to 1.5 miles), waiting in line soaking wet (I got a lot of stares), and then running back in the pouring rain protecting the little bracelet as if it was one of Voldemort's horcruxes. I would like to see Rowling try and crystalize that heroic event on paper. Come to think of it, I am the real hero of this blog.
I hope everyone reading this is doing well and that they are enjoying their Potter books as well!