Saturday, July 21, 2007

The-Boy-Who-Lived

Don't freak out. I'm not commenting on how things ended, just what we've called Harry since this all started 7 books ago.

The adventure is at an end. Thanks for a fun ride J.K. Rowling (aka the-women-who-never-has-to-work-a-day-in-her-life-again).


The-women-who-ignored-laundry-all-morning-to-finish-a-book-by-1:30 (that's me), is glad that although some of what she thought needed to happen did, she is still satisfied with how it all turned out.

I'll leave it at that. Please don't post any comments that could be spoilers for anyone who hasn't finished yet.

Here are some pics from the book release party at the BYU bookstore:


That's Luna, Draco, and Harry along with some Muggle friends and parents (although Geoffrey did claim to be dressed up as a nargle).


We ran into Draco's parents while we were there.


Geoffrey's mom made the BEST Mrs. Weasley. I can't believe I didn't take a close up of the shawl she made. It had the greatest patches on it!




Geoffrey thougt it would be HILARIOUS to "read" the last page of the book loudly. The people who were freaking out over his fake ending made his day.


What the heck do I have to look forward to now?

5 comments:

Fuhriman Family said...

Sorry about Saturday - Chris and I are trying to take the book slowly! Last time I devoured it and was pissed because I had waited so long. I was determined not to do it again! I am only to Chapter 26 today. I don't know how much longer I can stop myself. I usually get to a point in a book where I have to read to the end, and I can feel myself getting closet to that point! If you want a couple of good books to fill the void there are two movies coming out that are from completed series. The first is The Golden Compass, and the second is The Dark is Rising. The Golden Compass was a great book, and when I finish with Potter I plan to read the other two books in the series. I have read the first book from the Dark Sequence, and am in the middle of the Dark is Rising. It is what I read when it is Chris' turn for Book 7. I think you would really enjoy them, and maybe you could look forward to those movies coming out!

Robyn said...

Just tell me what happens. I gave up at Book 5. I usually finish series but goodness, they just got way too long. So what happens? Send me an email about it. I promise I want to know. Do you read it aloud to your kids and still finish it in a day? That's amazing! Oh, my friend Tonya's cousin is in your ward? I think...

Robyn said...

No seriously. I am waiting for the email. I need to know what happens to Harry and I don't want to read the book. I got to book 5 so just fill me in after that. I think Cedric died? Or Cho?

burke said...

I know what you can look foward too... LAUNDRY!! And all the other stuff you neglected while reading the book 8 times!! :)

I will always have the memories of going to the pool on Pioneer Day, sitting in the rain, with Geoff saying "It will blow over any second now" and watching Sara and Jen read. I just wish we had pictures to remember the day by.

Robyn,
According to Geoff, Voldamort and Harry kiss to combine their powers. At least that is the ending he read to everyone in line. I still laugh when I think about that. I wish I would have been there for that moment alone!!

nic said...

well ive actually been drafted in to reading harry potter, i havent finished them all yet. but im pretty sure i'll geoffreys ending more