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Hello. I wanted to start a place to discuss the count-down to the book, the book itself and all things book 6. If you want a spoiler free discussion, go start your own thread I would still like to see spoiler tags used after you read the book for those that are slow readers

Anyone want to come to my party?

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Okay..now, I'd love to party with you here, but as you know...I like it spoiler free! Are we required to use the tags here? Or do people at least have to give some warning? If not, V, I'm going to have to go bump my own thread!

By the way, since the spoilers haven't happened yet: how are you getting your copy? Did you order it? What about last time?

I ordered it from Amazon and I am just PRAYING that the release day delivery bit doesn't get screwed up.
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I ordered it from Amazon and I am just PRAYING that the release day delivery bit doesn't get screwed up.
Me too, I haven't had a nightmare yet though about me chasing down(but not getting anywhere) the UPS truck b/c it couldn't find my house.

I am tempted to go to the bookstore and pre-order another one so I can it at midnight. OO, I am excited for the party!

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I can't wait!! :
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I'm expecting mine from amazon.com too! Too excited to start it.

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We preordered ours from a B&N around the corner so we can go get it at midnight. Our whole family is going. This is the first one that my kids have been old enough to care about the release! It's so much fun sharing this with them

but everything has pros and cons  shrug.gif

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I'm buying mine from the Superstore where I do my grocery shopping at! They have all books at 25% off the cover price, even brand new! It's very cool...

Only 9 more sleeps!!! :LOL

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Yay! A party!! I've brought the butterbeer! :LOL
We didn't get a copy reserved in time at either of the places doing midnight parties here so I don't think I'll be going to one. I think it would suck for the kids to go party and see the book but not be able to take one home right then, ya know? So, we'll just have to wait until 10AM for ours. Last time my MIL had pre-ordered us a copy paid-in-full that came with a hat that said Order of the Phoenix and a special certificate...some deal she got through Scholastic and we just had to go pick it up from the bookstore. Cool, huh? The only thing better than a new Harry Potter book is a FREE new Harry Potter!
So, how many people besides me and my dk reread the old books before the new one is released? We are just finishing OOP...trying to drag it out. :LOL

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I've got Chocolate Frogs...

I'm hoping to finish up Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (reading to dd) soon so dd and I can do a little review of OOP.

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I'm such a geek I didn't want to wait for mine. We'll be on vacation at my grandmother's house in AL and I looked for a bookstore around there who was doing a midnight party and it was a no-go.

So I ordered one from amazon.com. But we're not staying at my grandmother's house, we're in a hotel so I'm going to have to stalk the UPS man all day from afar!!! I gotta figure this one out. Do they guarantee it at any certain time of day? Will they leave it if no one is there?? My cousin's getting married at 4 so I hope it comes before then..I may be reading during the wedding!! :

I'm just excited because I have a 7 hour car ride the next day!! 7 hours of my beloved Harry!!! WOOHOO!!!

My obsession just started this year so I didn't do anything about the release of the last book..

I recently reread POA, GOF and OTP so I'd be up to date again..I keep trying to pick up other fiction books but I just can't get in to anything..I know HPB is so close and nothing else satisfies!!!! Oh, boy..I'm such a loser!! :LOL

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I also ordered my copy of HBP from Amazon.com I would go to the midnight release, but I think I'd look kinda silly there by myself. :LOL

I'm trying to finish up OOtP (for the second time) but it's hard for me to find time to read without being distracted. It takes me months to read a book around here. How do you folks do it?
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I don't manage it! I'm a slow reader. Has nothing to do with the kids interrupting me.


Oh, and I vote for spoiler tags! They are cool. And take up less space than just making a warning and making a huge space to scroll through.

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:LOL i started this thread and then disappeared! My ds decided to help me fix my keyboard by cleaning it with a huge glass of water and so I have been reading and waiting for it to dry

I have no problem with using spoiler tags....does everyone know how to do them? Cause I forgot! Can someone do spoiler tags 101 for us?

I don't think that we should have to put guesses or conversations in spoiler tags though. for example if I say "I think that Buckbeak is gonna die in the new book" I don't spoiler tag it. But if I said "OMG buckbeak died on page 203" then it should be spoiler'd. Does that sound good? (BTW - I have nothing against Buckbeak and no inside knowledge )

I'll bring the Canary Creams....anyone want one?

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p.s. we are doing the party at Barnes & Noble (me and dd) then coming home and putting her to bed - then reading, reading, reading!
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I don't know if I've seen spoiler tags here, but let's see if this works:

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This is a spoiler test


Yep, I think it does. To make it, you type:

[spoiler]Spoiler text here[/spoiler]
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know HPB is so close and nothing else satisfies!!!!
Yup, that is sooo me!! All I can do is think about what might happen, what will happen, what I hope happens. It's a good thing the book comes out next week, something will have to get me through until november and GoF!!
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joining you all for the harry potter fest.
i have been re reading the first three in order and will be working on the next few later on.
thanks for doing this victorian. i am really looking forward to the new one. although i havent special ordered it or anything.
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I just finished OOTP. Why do you think that there is only one woman Deatheater? And she was *personnally* taught by You-Know-Who. Where does You-Know-Who's mother fit into the pure breed family tree? What about the Wesleys? Are the Wesley's related to YKW? What about the Potters?

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While I am anxiously awaiting this book, I'm kind of sad to see the series getting nearer to the end.

What will i do when there are no more Harry Potter books to look forward to?

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.  ~Albert Einstein
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fan fiction...and it gets much hotter. (insert porno music here)

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I preordered one copy from Amazon.com and I'm planning to preorder another copy at the local Barnes and Noble- so if Amazon's delivery is screwed up I can drive down to the bookstore!!

I want to get 2 copies anyway- my girls are huge HP fans as well, and we currently own 2 copies of the other 5 books.

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While I am anxiously awaiting this book, I'm kind of sad to see the series getting nearer to the end.

What will i do when there are no more Harry Potter books to look forward to?
***covers ears with hands and says loudly anh nah nah nah nah the series is not ending in a sing songy voice.***

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Buuuuut, JKR *HAS* said there is a strong possibility of a 8th books later on as an epilogue and to tie up loose ends...Sooo we can always hold out hope for an 8th book..And if I was JKR I'd write another one!! Who wouldn't want to stay on the money train that is the Harry Potter empire! I'd write 20 books!!! "Harry Potter goes to Wizarding College" "Harry Potter and His Courtship and Marriage to Ginny Weasley" "Harry Potter and His Kids" "Harry Potter Hits His Mid-Life Crisis" etc etc..

The sad thing is that I'd read all those!!! :


As for the Weasleys being related to other pure bloods..I think they're all inter related..Seems like Sirius says that in OTP...But Voldy is a half-blood isn't he??

I think we're in for some REAL shockers in the next two books..Especially this one..I think JKR wants to shake people up!! BRING IT ON!!! I'm so ready to read this book..I seriously don't know how I'm going to wait another week!!!

And what are the chances of amazon screwing up the delivery?? I'm only going to be in AL (where I'm having it delivered while on vacation) until Sunday so I really need that book to be delivered to the right place on Saturday..Now I'm scared!!!

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"Harry Potter goes to Wizarding College" "Harry Potter and His Courtship and Marriage to Ginny Weasley" "Harry Potter and His Kids" "Harry Potter Hits His Mid-Life Crisis" etc etc..

The sad thing is that I'd read all those!!!
Well, you couldn't actually read one of those because Harry's going to court Luna, not Ginny... :LOL

When did JKR say that? I really thought that I'd read that she said they there *couldn't* be any more books after the end of the 7th, which made me think that either he dies, or something else catastrophic happens... Maybe I dreamed that. I've been a bit odd lately...

I do think it's odd that Bellatrix is the only deatheater who is female. Also, I thought it was interesting the way that her relationship with Voldy-thingy played out in OoTP. She was the only one that he saved, out of all the death eaters there in the Ministry. She seemed enamored with him, and fearful in a sort of way. She's married, which would make for an interesting conversation back at the ol' Voldy cave....

Here's what I think for HBP (these are not based in any sort of leakage reading or anything, just me and my little ol' brain):

--We find out that Petunia is really a wizard who chooses not to be a wizard because of some sort of self-hatred.

--Harry and Luna fall in love.

--Hermione and Ron finally get together.

--Neville comes into his own and plays a bigger part in this book. Perhaps he's the one sacrificed.

I cannot wait. We are going to the beach the next day and I fully expect to read it all while we're there.
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I think that Amazon is going to be just fine - they anounced that they were going to sell 1,000,000 pre-orders and stock went up. I mass screwing up would hurt the ole' bottom line.

I realize that the Weasely's are related, I just wonder how...I need one of those appendix family trees like is in the LOTRs

JKR has said that there might not be anymore HP books because he might not survive these But she has hinted that there might be spin off series.

I personally think that

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Aunt Petunia is going to divorce Vernon and marry Snape - they are going to adopt Harry and everything will be wonderful!!
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Aunt Petunia is going to divorce Vernon and marry Snape - they are going to adopt Harry and everything will be wonderful!!

Good one, but I just can't seem to buy into it. everyone in my neighbor hood is flat out amazed that I'm a HP fan. Don't fit the mold I guess : but I am on pins and needkles waiting on this last book. I have the entire 1-5 and have been on ends for months(literally) waiting on it. I didn't get a chance to preorder cause I didn't knwo where I coudl be and wasn't sure how it worked. So here I am in smallsville AR, where I can only get it at a handful of places anyway. Ugh, is it too late to order?
I've alaways thought that aunt petunia knew more about the magic world that she pretended BTW.
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II personally think that

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Aunt Petunia is going to divorce Vernon and marry Snape - they are going to adopt Harry and everything will be wonderful!!

This might be the biggest Harry Potter blashphemy I've ever read.

By the way, spolier tags don't work in email notifications. Just fyi for those of you trying to avoid it.
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i was talking to my mom today and suggested planting a harry potter garden in the yard with all the plants and herbs named in the books, you know like screaming mandrake

does anyone ***happen*** to know all the plants mentioned? thanks.
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Venemous Tentacula is one.

That's all I can think of off the top.
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thanks you so much~!~
i really think i could do this and have it turn out fab!

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