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WDWfan,uk
06-20-2003, 09:47 AM
..... do you or your children have one on order?

WH Smiths are throwing their doors open at midnight locally tonight - I expect it's countrywide? We were handed an invitation to the 'party' but DS says he'll be fine to collect it tomorrow!

Just as well - I think he would have started on the book straightaway = a totally sleepless night!!

I'm looking forward to some peace and quiet when he gets stuck into this :teeth: !

Olaf
06-20-2003, 09:59 AM
I have an 8-year-old who has just discovered Harry. He's had his nose in the first book for two days now. I'm so glad he's a reader. :D

squitty
06-20-2003, 10:06 AM
Shirley Tescos Extra are selling this book from 12 midinight too.
I have not ordered a copy, hoping there will still be some left to just buy one off the shelves;)

AlisonB
06-20-2003, 10:09 AM
I'll be at our local Tesco at 12.01am!

They are selling it for a good price as well - 9.97

Goofyish
06-20-2003, 10:50 AM
We ordered ours in advanced from Tesco Online - just had an email to say it has been posted and to expect delivery tomorrow morning (if the postman can get it through the letter box!).

I think we paid 7.76 + postage :)

KayleeUK
06-20-2003, 11:28 AM
I have had an email from amazon saying mine was dispatched today :D

Scottish_Maleficent
06-20-2003, 12:23 PM
I have never read any Harry Potter books.......might get a loan of the first one for the holidays!!!

Cath;) ;)

UKDEB
06-20-2003, 01:23 PM
Younger dd has spoken of nothing else for weeks. We've had it on order from Amazon since February. We received the despatch notification at 5.28 this morning - I just hope Royal Mail delivers it now or life in this house won't be worth living.

AlisonB
06-20-2003, 02:29 PM
I was so concerned that I might not get it if I ordered it to be delivered, that I thought I'd rather go and buy it in person!

BONZO
06-20-2003, 05:13 PM
oh dear - how sad - never mind!

Eiblis
06-20-2003, 06:45 PM
sorry even sadder here....

just returned from Tescos..... plenty of books in store

hehe..........and DD has her nose in it right now

mike230652
06-20-2003, 07:16 PM
Another for the midnight collection run here !

Took DD ( 11 ) to Asda .............got there at 11.50 p.m. ....had book and in car by 12.10 a.m. Very efficiently organised by Asda staff!

Good value at 8.96.


BTW...those having it delivered Saturday morning.......I hope you have a BIG letter box or a not too early postie because the book is HUGE at 766 pages.

BTW...the character who dies is " " ....whoops must be invisible ink there !!


mike230652

Goofyish
06-21-2003, 01:45 AM
Mr. Postman has just knocked me up to deliver our Harry Potter - just trying to decide whether to go back to bed - although I'm fully awake now, so looks like I will have to make DW a cup of coffee and some toast -- and then fight over who reads the book first :)

KayleeUK
06-21-2003, 02:54 AM
Harry's here :D

UKDEB
06-21-2003, 03:41 AM
Well, I'm pleased to report that it has arrived. Dd stayed at her Dad's last night and, knowing that there was no way it would fit through the letter box, I knew I needed to be awake early this morning. We've got a particularly malevolent postman who insists on coming before 7am on a Saturday. During the week, he's never here earlier than 10.30am. :rolleyes:

Tartan Tigger
06-21-2003, 03:57 AM
My book arrived from Amazon about 1 hour ago:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: My plan WAS to keep it for my flight to Florida next week. NOW my plan is to read one chapter a day and finish it on the flight.

squitty
06-21-2003, 04:17 AM
I have just come back from Safeway with a copy:):):)...I think I will start and read it today;)

signtalker
06-21-2003, 04:52 AM
2 Copies in this house!!!!

The amazing thing is that we have a good size book shop locally, so i thought i would do the decent thing and give them my custom, holiday town and all that, they are selling it at 13.99!!!!!!!!!!, now I know smaller buisness's have to make money but this is amazing!!!!, 300 yards down the road, woolworths 9.99!!!.

Jules

BONZO
06-21-2003, 05:14 AM
Alison went to Tesco at midnight topick up a copy - she's halfway through already! - LOL

Goofyish
06-21-2003, 05:20 AM
I lost the argument about who is to read the book first :(

DW snatched it off me this morning. I may nip out and get my own copy later :)

WDWfan,uk
06-21-2003, 09:51 AM
LOL Tim :) !

DS is shut in his room as we speak since collecting his copy this morning. Oh the peace!!!!

We live in a town that would normally be very sleepy late at night but my elder son said that the bookshops ( 3 including Smiths) were buzzing last night with the three open and laying on snacks and soft drinks, lines out of the door and books piled high. ( He is 17 and reads it on the quiet but he has been able to 'come out' as he accompanied two friends who were going to buy the book, and he said the atmosphere was really good).

I think the excitement this book is causing is great fun - and it has children ( and adults) reading again with enthusiasm, nothing sad about that.

AlisonB
06-21-2003, 01:58 PM
Well I finished it mid afternoon - phew the relief from all that suspense!

Really enjoyed it - and I won't let any secrets slip!

WDWfan,uk
06-21-2003, 06:06 PM
Alison that was incredibly quick :eek: !!!!!! I'm waiting to read it after DS .........but I shall be taking it much slower than you have ;)

I don't think he'll take long to get to the end either - you both have a long wait until the next book!

UKDEB
06-22-2003, 04:33 AM
Harriet arrived home mid-morning yesterday in a state of feverish excitement. She had to go out mid afternoon, otherwise I'm sure she'd have read until the end.

She's desperate to find out who dies. I know (because I cheated and peeked). She reckons she's worked it out and her guess is right, but I haven't let on!

UKANGEL
06-22-2003, 06:36 AM
only 8.95 from John Lewis:) haven't had chanced to read much yet...must get a move on before Becy or Mark snatch it from me!:)

signtalker
06-22-2003, 07:41 AM
Doesnt it amaze you in this day and age with all the technology we have, its a good ole book that is keeping many thousands of children(and adults),so quiet over the next few days!.

Jules

Eiblis
06-22-2003, 09:00 AM
DD (13) has now finished it.............so now DD (16) has retired to bedroom..........book....snacks and drinks in hand :D

Minniespal
06-25-2003, 05:59 PM
My niece has just finished reading Harry Potter - so she's given it to me and I'm going to read it over the weekend. Am I a sad soul???

SidB
06-26-2003, 02:04 AM
We visited my daughters new school (starts in September) and the first question asked by the Head of English was "Who's got the new Harry Potter book ?" Now talk about getting the kids on your side.