So for the last couple of days all of my spare moments have been spent reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
. We even went to downtorn Naperville on Friday night for the Hogsmead release party. Different stores had renamed themselves after Harry Potter place names and there were all types of games and displays. We tried Butterbeer (cream soda and butterscotch flavor)but didn't stick around until midnight to get the book (we have a baby now).
But anyway - the book is good. J.K. Rowling seems to have tightened up her style since the last book and in many ways seems to be writing for what would work in a movie. Harry is more mature and actually talks to grown-ups these days. I won't give details away, but just say that it ends on a sad and empty note. No exciting cliffhanger but determined resolve. That makes the wait for book 7 all that much harder.
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