21 Jul 2007, Comments Off on The Deathly Hush (No spoilers)

The Deathly Hush (No spoilers)

Author: Helen

At 4:30 EST today, Girlchild was up to page 486.

The silence in our house has been profound (due in part to Boychild and SO being out doing exciting stuff.) It started off loudly, with Best Friend at the front door at 8 AM screaming “deathly hallows, deathly hallows!

Deb Force, our lovely bookshop lady of Yarraville

This is the picture of our nice local bookshop owner stacking the piles of Top Secret material which appeared in the AGE yesterday. Is our suburb a cultural hotbed or what? They held a Harry Potter book launch and breakfast for a couple of hundred little Hermiones, Snapes and Voldemorts. Being fifteen, Girlchild and best friend were too up themselves to wear costumes, of course, plus Girlchild is hampered by having the Bad Mother who isn’t good at organising costumes. They didn’t care – they just wanted the book and a free pastry and then it was home to the couch.

Update 6:01: Finished.

Comments (0)

  • JahTeh says:

    I was going to read it very slowly and enjoy. Instead I read it all and finished about 3 a.m. and enjoyed. Now I’ll go back and re-read Order of the Phoenix, The half-blood Prince and then a very slow read of Deathly Hallows, one chapter a night.

  • Helen says:

    I haven’t read past book two myself (see, can’t even remember the title – the one with the lovely Ford Anglia on the cover.) Not a big fantasy reader, me.

    There’s a fabulous article on queueing for Beatles tickets in the 60s in this Guardian special they have out at the moment – 50 years of the womens pages. I’m finding it fascinating reading writing styles from so long ago.

  • kate says:

    Reading all day doesn’t work so well with the baby (especially since he likes to stroke the pages while breastfeeding, so I can’t read them) so I am forced to continue “normal” life and only read one chapter at a time. This makes avoiding spoilers rather tricky. My aunt had a news blackout (and declared her husband to be ‘on duty’ with their baby) all weekend so she could read.

    If such behaviour needs justifying (and I don’t think it does) seeing parents reading for pleasure is a defining factor in kids reading for themselves.

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