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post #41 of 1280
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I haven't read it yet, but I like being spoiled Can someone tell me about Aunt Petunia? Did she end up helping Harry? Did she know more than she let on? Anything else special about her?
And Snape is "that awful boy!"
post #42 of 1280
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And re: the epilogue, what was 19-year-old Teddy doing on the Hogwarts Express, snogging Fleur's kid? The students graduate at 17 or 18.
I took that to have happened as the train was leaving, it doesn't say how old the girl is.

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The best parts for me were the ones that showed Neville had the skill set to be the Prophecy child; like when he pulled Gryffindor's sword from the sorting hat. He "saved the day" in a very trivial way in Book 1, and it's as gratifying to see HIS arc come full-circle as it is to see Harry's.
I loved the parts with Neville, he is hardcore in this book. Maybe a little rebellion and encouragement from his grandmother was all he needed.
post #43 of 1280
i wish i could join in on this thread but amazon and ups just don't want to send me my book! i am so mad right now! please some one magic me a book! : :
post #44 of 1280
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Originally Posted by CaraNicole View Post
i wish i could join in on this thread but amazon and ups just don't want to send me my book! i am so mad right now! please some one magic me a book! : :
It should be arriving with your regular mail today.

UPS was taking the books to local post offices to be delivered with the mail.
post #45 of 1280
Finished! I read until 4 and then crashed for 6 hours, and just finished...

Snape is
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good
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I guess I should spoiler everything, because this is from the end?

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Victoire would be Fleur and Bill's daughter, yes? And maybe Teddy flunked? They graduate at 18, even though they come of age at 17...

Oh, and did you all just love the part where Molly says, "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU B****!"? That was excellent....

But so many deaths... Hedwig, Mad-Eye. Dobby, Fred, Colin, Tonks, Lupin, Snape... and Voldy, but that was expected. I thought Hagrid would die, though.



Dar
post #46 of 1280
I thought Hagrid would die too.

Maybe it was Hagrid that got the reprieve.

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How could she kill Fred!!


And she said "TWO deaths"
post #47 of 1280
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Originally Posted by Viriditas View Post
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And am I a total geek for NOT hating the epilogue? I know most people wanted a detailed explanation of what happened to each and every character, but then it would be like a bad 80's movie where they do a freeze frame close up on each person with their fate written underneath. "Minerva McGonagall was headmistress for 5 years then retired to Spain," "Lucius Malfoy had a transforming spiritual awakening and ended up teaching basketball to underprivileged muggles." And who wants to go into a huge explanation of all the little narrative details that wouldn't fit in elsewhere? How exhausting after what just happened!
Picking nits here, but Brits generally don't play basketball Football, maybe?

I loved the way that she actually captured the idea of the devastation that Voldemort carried out on the wizarding world. I cried for Dean, a kid of 17 who was wandering the world in hiding, alone and scared because his father left his mother so he couldn't prove his bloodlines And yes, I know that wizards come of age at 17, but that doesn't mean you're ready for that kind of emotional stuff. Plus wizards traditionally do the grand tour after Hogwarts, keeping them safe and sound and supervised until age 20 or so... and equally, I was surprised that Lily and James were so young when they died, and therefore so young when they had Harry.

Am I cynical, or did anyone else see the announcement of Tonk's pregnancy as the moment when she and Lupin donned the red shirts? I thought that was both sad and predictable
post #48 of 1280
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Originally Posted by abimommy View Post
It should be arriving with your regular mail today.

UPS was taking the books to local post offices to be delivered with the mail.

oh i hope not our post man is always 5ish getting here, if he doesn't take naps...:
post #49 of 1280
I love you guys!!!
I am here bitting my nails waiting for my book to be delivered and wondering so many things. I cried reading your comments and I thank you so much. I can now go on with my day and not spoiled it for the rest of the family.
Still, I want my book!!
post #50 of 1280
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Am I cynical, or did anyone else see the announcement of Tonk's pregnancy as the moment when she and Lupin donned the red shirts? I thought that was both sad and predictable

Yes.
post #51 of 1280
I'm crying. I just got done with it. : : :
post #52 of 1280
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Finished! But I'm confused. We have to use spoiler tags in the spoiler thread? Really?

Oh, and hi Seeking Refuge! I was thinking of you too.
post #53 of 1280
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My general thoughts:
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1. The crapilogue really grates on my nerves. JKR has no one to blame but herself when AS/S slash hits the fan fiction circuit.
2. I forget which page, but when Harry says "She's like a sister to me" I heard the sounds of a million Harry/Hermione shippers throwing their books to the floor.
3. Hedwig! Dobby! Tonks AND Lupin?!?! JKR has this habit of just tossing deaths in the story like she's described a tree or something. It totally catches me off guard.
4. RON AND HERMIONE!!!!!!!!!
5. The only time I bawled was the scene where Harry got the Resurrection Stone and saw his dead loved ones.
6. The Waldorf mama in me loved the fairy tale angle.
7. "Not my daughter you bitch?" Come on.



I'm sure there's more, but my head is reeling. Plus I didn't get much sleep.
post #54 of 1280
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Oh, and there are some major naughty words here, but this is a really funny abridged version of the book (I think this is OK to post, but I bet abimommy will let me know if it isn't)
http://community.livejournal.com/spo...45.html#cutid1
post #55 of 1280
You didn't like Molly charging in to defend her baby? I thought that was awesome... I think she is so the type of person who would say b*tch when riled up...definately an earthy-sort.

And I rechecked, and it does say that Teddy had come by to see people off, so he was 19 and had graduated...

dar
post #56 of 1280
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I'm sure there's more, but my head is reeling. Plus I didn't get much sleep.
i hear ya there! me neither- and we are supposed to be going to the drive in tonight to see OOTP- maybe I need a nap first!

so my question:

who the heck do you supposed JK considers the TWO deaths? :
post #57 of 1280
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Oh, and there are some major naughty words here, but this is a really funny abridged version of the book (I think this is OK to post, but I bet abimommy will let me know if it isn't)
http://community.livejournal.com/spo...45.html#cutid1
cracked me up!
post #58 of 1280
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Originally Posted by Dar View Post
You didn't like Molly charging in to defend her baby? I thought that was awesome... I think she is so the type of person who would say b*tch when riled up...definately an earthy-sort.
dar
i loved that, too! i can completely picture her ripping someone up, she has gone off on the kids so many times and she loves them
post #59 of 1280
Wow, I just finished. Had to take a little nap about 4 this morning and take my car in for service, but I couldn't bear to put the book down! I thought I might have to stop when Harry was walking to his death, since I was sobbing so hard. I think my dh thinks I lost it. I didn't think I could bear to read it if Harry died ~ I thought I was prepared, but I guess I wasn't. Great book and loved the epilogue ~ Harry's kids were so cute and loved their names. I breathed a huge sigh of relief when Snape turned out to be good ~ I was doubting it until the end. I feel emotionally wrung out, but then I was wondering ~ how did Hogwarts get rebuilt? And who was headmaster/mistress (would Minerva still be around?) On a last note, I was glad to see the spoiler I read (and regretted) was FALSE!
post #60 of 1280
I just need to say....








Yay Snape!
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