Saturday, July 21, 2007
I showed up at the bookstore at 10:30 last night, and I am so glad I waited in line that morning! I met one girl who had a number in the 500s - mine was 132. There were lots of people dressed up - much more than last time - and the sense of community was so great. I talked with a woman who was crocheting a blanket - we talked about The Eyre Affair and how tired we were - and I saw several people from my church there. I got my book at 12:59 am and was home by 1:15. I read until a little after 3:00 (on the couch, Alison - I couldn't read in the bed next to my sleeping husband, who will patiently wait until I am done with the book to read it himself - such a good man) and then fell asleep. I had a birthday party this morning (Happy Birthday, Mia!) and then an errand to run before I came home. It's now quiet time in our house, and the kids know that they need to leave me alone to read. Still, they keep asking me what chapter I am on, and since Ms. Rowling writes pretty short chapters, they are always impressed with me. I won't talk about the contents of the book here - check on the Bookshelf blog next week if you are interested in what I think about it. So far, I like it very much.
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