Saturday, July 21, 2007

It's here! It's here!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is here! Woo-hoo!

I ran downtown and got one of the last copies available for the midnight madness. Very exciting. But I haven't gotten a chance to crack it open yet- working today. So here are ten things I hope are in this book:

1. I want a real nagini to come kick Nagini's butt. I know it won't happen. But I can dream. I still fume that Nagini is not a cobra.
2. I want Snape to turn out to be a complicated good guy. He's such a delicious character, I'll be really disappointed if she flattens him out and makes him evil.
3. More centaurs, giants, and house-elfs. I want to see the magical world filled with more than just us, and have them have their own struggles with good and evil.
4. I want Ron, Hermione, and Harry to live.
5. I want to know more about the curse that killed Dumbledore's hand. Was he turning into something really bad? Or was it just killing him?
6. I want Molly Weasley to go medieval on somebody's butt. She must be a pretty powerful witch, but we haven't really seen any of it. Ditto for McGonagal.
7. I want to know what Dudley was sweating bullets about when he was attacked by the dementor. What was his worst memory?
8. I want lots and lots more about Lily Potter, and when James learns not to be a little twit.
9. I want to know what happened to Ollivander.
10. I'd like more about Slughorn and the Slytherins. I'd like those shades of grey clarified- being a Slytherin is not being evil, but ambitious and self-serving.

Here's to J.K. Rowling, and the world of Hogwarts!

5 comments:

Lisa/Jedi said...

This has been the topic in our house for the past few days :) My husband has been re-reading the last few chapters of HBP before bedtime & then bringing stuff up at dinner the next day. Brendan watched the first movie again last evening to whet his appetite :). Ours will be delivered when the postman comes... can't wait!

(ps- great to find another Potter-maniac on the hub :)

mcewen said...

Finding the time is always the issue - maybe we'll all turn nocturnal.
Cheers

natterandramblings said...

I did turn nocturnal -- started 6pm ended 6am -- (hubby was first in line then 2 teenage daughters after me, so they need to read it fast(er) else somebody might spoil it for them in school come Monday)
brilliant absolutely brilliant --

So Harry Potter and the deathly silent weekend (as all fans are reading :-) )

Happy Reading.

Sharon said...

So, have you finished it yet?

I have! It's very good.

Joeymom said...

Ha ha. I got to crack it open last night for a bt, so I'm in chapter 3. :P