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BernardandMissBianca
07-21-2007, 09:13 PM
I'm on 5, so far so good. :thumbsup2
DH can't understand how I can read in the car and he kept talking to me! :rolleyes:

PrincessNancy96
07-21-2007, 09:19 PM
I don't have the book yet... but Mom was one of the first 2 people to get the wristband to be the first 2 people to get the book last night! She was so thrilled... I haven't called today because she said she didn't want bothered... so now she doesn't know how DD did at the fair... Phoey on her! But she loves HP so I'll let it slide for now..


Ok, off to bed.. I'd rather hang out w/ you all but I've been on my feet all day..and still have more of those paper bags to finish up... ERRR!

Happy HP reading!!! ;)

StitchIsOurHero
07-21-2007, 09:26 PM
I just finished. It's my favorite!

BernardandMissBianca
07-21-2007, 09:42 PM
My heart was racing through chapter 3. I read the titles for each chapter up to 7 and decided I just didn't want to know anything.

My brother is mad at me too because I have him hooked, he took the whole week off of work to read 6 and 7. LOL

BernardandMissBianca
07-21-2007, 09:43 PM
I just finished. It's my favorite!

you read fast!!! How did Dh like it?

StitchIsOurHero
07-21-2007, 09:46 PM
you read fast!!! How did Dh like it?

Yeah, I'm a book dork. DH is still reading. He took his truck in to be serviced this morning, so he's a little over halfway now. He's liking it so far, too! :thumbsup2

hopemax
07-21-2007, 10:19 PM
I just finished. The book got here about noon, so took about 7 hours. The first death is the one that got me the most because it was the one I didn't think about beforehand. I actually made it through without flipping to the end, I was very proud of myself.

StitchIsOurHero
07-21-2007, 10:27 PM
I just finished. The book got here about noon, so took about 7 hours. The first death is the one that got me the most because it was the one I didn't think about beforehand. I actually made it through without flipping to the end, I was very proud of myself.

That one got me, too. It just didn't occur to me it would happen.

BernardandMissBianca
07-21-2007, 10:37 PM
I sat there with my mouth hanging open.

StitchIsOurHero
07-21-2007, 10:53 PM
I actually made it through without flipping to the end, I was very proud of myself.

That reminded me of 2 funny things about our HP adventures this weekend. When we were in line at the bookstore last night, the guy in front of us (a younger guy, early 20's) was talking to his girlfriend. He said (and keep in mind, there were about 400 people. . .split into 5 lines), "Dude, I wonder what they would do if someone just opened their new book, stood at the cash register and READ THE ENDING OUT LOUD." Before I could say a word, this lady behind us (in her late 50's, early 60's with a cane) said, "Son, that's what the 3 unforgivable curses were developed for!" :rotfl2:

The other one was today at Walmart. We went to get groceries, and I had stopped reading before we left at a part that bothered me, so I had to put the book down (NO SPOILERS HERE!). There was an elderly couple moving slowly through Walmart, coming toward us. When the lady got to the Harry Potter book section (and our WM had quite a few), she stopped her husband, picked up a book, opened the back, and read about the last 7 pages. Then, she looked at her husband and went "Hmmmph!", put the book back in the stack and walked on. For some reason, that made me laugh out loud!!

GBShorts
07-22-2007, 12:50 AM
I finished it in about 10 hours... with making lunch and dinner inbetween.
I was quite happy with how it turned out.

hopemax
07-22-2007, 01:05 AM
Now, that it's been a couple hours...I feel sad. Sad that it is all over. Although I think there are lots of things we didn't learn about what happens after. Enough that if JK Rowling wanted to write more books in that world, I think she could.

BernardandMissBianca
07-22-2007, 03:08 AM
3:30 am, finished chapter 14, forcing myself to go to bed.

WOW, all I can say is WOW! I really hope the movie is like 8 hours long!!!! I'll watch every second of it.

patchchild
07-22-2007, 08:15 AM
I'm up to 16, despite being at it for over 8 hours. A group of 6 of us, plus the baby, got together at noon and started reading aloud. So much more fun!

I nearly cried at the first death, not fair!!! It was just cruel.

ddavis860
07-22-2007, 08:16 AM
Yeah, I'm a book dork.

OHHHH....where is that Tag Fairy?

ddavis860
07-22-2007, 08:33 AM
DS15 was at the party at our local Borders. He got in the final 5 in the costume contest. He was a Dementor (looked really cool thanks to our hard work and a Joann's coupon)... He said people came up to him and said he should have been a winner, which made him feel good. He said people kept coming up and wanting their pic with him :rotfl2: I was at work, and my friend took him for me.

He has the book, and I get it next...

AlexWyattMommy
07-22-2007, 09:35 AM
Started the book around 5pm last night. Had do family stuff first, can you imagine? Anyway, finally finished at 3:30 this morning. WOW, just WOW. She really can write, can't she?

Faerie
07-22-2007, 11:00 AM
I finished yesterday at 1 PM. I got it at 12:30 AM, got home around 1, read til 3:45, got up at 10:30 and finished at 1.

I cried, although not as much as I did in 6. I sobbed in 6

vanyel
07-22-2007, 11:05 AM
Wow! That's all I can say besides loved the book. DH kept hearing me making noises as I read and I did cry. We'll all have to talk later, right, when everyone's finished it?

Mickster
07-22-2007, 11:35 AM
DS15 was at the party at our local Borders. He got in the final 5 in the costume contest. He was a Dementor (looked really cool thanks to our hard work and a Joann's coupon)... He said people came up to him and said he should have been a winner, which made him feel good. He said people kept coming up and wanting their pic with him :rotfl2: I was at work, and my friend took him for me.

He has the book, and I get it next...

Pictures??

New England Eeyore
07-22-2007, 09:47 PM
I just finished it a few minutes ago. Sigh.

I loved it - definitely my favorite.

I read about half of it last night after work, then brought it to work with me today (my customers were SO annoying - why did they keep coming in - didn't they know what day it was!?) I ended up tearing up at the death at the midpoint. My coworker was making fun of me. I just wiped my eyes and said "You just don't understand."

I thought she did a fantastic job - answering so many questions while still setting up new plot for this book. So so good!

pretty in tink
07-22-2007, 10:41 PM
I finished it yesterday also, and wow, really worth the wait in lines! Not so happy with my Barnes & Noble, though. They started handing out the bracelets at 6:00 Friday evening and we got there about 6:05. and waited in line for an HOUR, just to get our number. And of course I didn't reserve bc there didn't seem to really be a point so we got a number to be a "walk-in" which goes after ALL the reserved! So we went and did the fun stuff with the kids then waited in the lines at 12:00 to actually buy the book, and after waiting 45 minutes my husband decided to go to walmart. He walked right in, picked it up and checked out-no wait or anything! By the time he got back to pick me up (I had stayed in line just in case) our line had finally started moving but it was just to get in the "Real" line which was still going to be an hour or so wait! I was so mad because they didn't say anything about any kind of priority for reserved people and so all the people behind me that reserved books got to go ahead of me :(
So, lesson learned. not that i'll ever have a chance now that the series is done.
Anyways, seriously awesome book and I do think there are some things that still could have been explained. I really really wish there was going to be more!

Faerie
07-23-2007, 08:45 AM
Oh PIT, that's tough. I have always reserved a copy because my B&N does not guarantee a copy if you're not reserved. They had the two bands too - reserved and not. I was at B&N at 6:30 and I got in line at 10:45 - people started the line to buy books at 4:30! and sat there til Midnight! I was out the door at 12:20.

MissBubbles
07-23-2007, 09:47 AM
A friend and I went to see the movie Sunday morning, then I thought of some things I needed at WalMart and of course, had to see if they had the book! LOL They had marked it down to $16.19 - more than 50% off the list price - and how do you pass up a sale!?!

I'm on Chapter 12. It's bittersweet reading - I'm a fast reader and her books read fast but I'm torn between wanting to know and taking my time since it's the very last book.

TPCShauna
07-23-2007, 11:16 AM
It took me a little under 8 hours to read but, unfortunately, that wasn't straight through. I had a crop on Saturday so I took time off for that.

This one seemed to read really fast. The first death really got to me and just seemed so unnecessary. I love how she tied up the ends. I WANT MORE HP BOOKS!!!!

ksjayhawks
07-23-2007, 03:04 PM
Got my book Sat morning--had a pink wristband at borders--so was home about 1:15 a.m. Read till 5 a.m, then slept for a while. Read the rest on Saturday.

DS is at boy scout camp til this Saturday and it is killing him that I am already done! We had parent's day yesterday. He and several other scouts tried to get who died, what happened out of me, but no dice!

DH did not get why I wanted to read the book and finish on Saturday. Had to explain it is the last book--that is what you do--didn't want to hear spoilers, etc. NOt sure he got it, but he let me read!

Loved the book!!!:thumbsup2

Tigger1221
07-23-2007, 04:50 PM
We went to Borders at 9am on Friday to get our wrist bands (orange) and went back at 9:30 to the party and were out by 12:15 very easy and quick. Stayed up till 6 2 nites (worked during the day) and finished. It was a really great book!

We had to get 2 copies, one for me and 1 for DH. My mom thought that was nuts but we wanted to read it at the same time!

donac
07-23-2007, 07:24 PM
We went to our local b&n at 6:30 and at 7 they started giving out wrist bands. We were in C group. We went home and caught a nap. At 11:30 we went back. At 12 they called group A and a couple minutes later they called group C (we found out that there was no group B). We were out by 12:05. Ds2 had his book light and started reading. He came down about 6:30, had breakfast and finished it by 10 AM with a couple hours of sleep.. I finished it yesterday and ds1 is now reading it.

I loved the book and how it was finished.

For those still reading have fun.

pretty in tink
07-25-2007, 12:38 AM
i heard a gal that works at B&N say that they weren't allowed to say how many books they had to sell, just that they received double the number reserved. Last time they didn't give any preference to pre-orders or anything, just what ever number you got, we were out really quick last time. They also let you buy all your books at the same time, line went fast. This year, however, you could only buy HP7, and line went extremely slow. Really weird. And I still wish it was like 1000 pages longer! oh well, sigh

I really planned on making the book last, but it just jumped right into the action, there was no putting it down!

by the way, had I figured out "prettyintink" (which is my vmk character title) initials were PIT, I might have thought twice about it!:rolleyes:

BernardandMissBianca
07-25-2007, 02:46 AM
Just finished. WOW!!! Just.......WOW!!!

I can't wait til everyone is finished.

stupid question but does anyone else read the book in a British accent in your head???? I have, from book one. I know, I'm weird. :rotfl2:

patchchild
07-25-2007, 07:25 AM
Done! Dh finished it last night. We read all but the last chapter and the end aloud. Would have read those aloud too but I just couldn't stay awake last night. My eyes were literally falling closed and I kept missing bits. I couldn't ask him not to read the last chapter though. So, he finished last night and I just finished, I opened it as soon as I was up and Owen was fed.

Good ending! I was really worried that I'd be disapointed, but I'm not. Now I'm just mourning the fact that there won't be any more.

TPCShauna
07-25-2007, 10:48 AM
stupid question but does anyone else read the book in a British accent in your head???? I have, from book one. I know, I'm weird. :rotfl2:

Me too! Which means you're not weird unless I am too. Hmmm, maybe we SHOULD be worried! :lmao:

Faerie
07-25-2007, 11:04 AM
I do too, but I blame that on knowing that's the way the characters speak.

BernardandMissBianca
07-25-2007, 11:07 AM
Me too! Which means you're not weird unless I am too. Hmmm, maybe we SHOULD be worried! :lmao:

nope if someone else does it to then we're not weird, or at least that is what I'm telling myself! ;) :rotfl2: