I'll be honest, I wasn't hooked from day one like many people were. By the time I got into Harry Potter four books had been released. I was in college and working over spring break. My mom let me borrow her books and I figured I'd read one and see what all the hype was about. I read all 4 books in a week and asked my mom for book 5. When she informed me that it hadn't been released yet... I was less than happy. "How could you get me hooked on this??... before they are all available??"
Time passed... and the excitement leading up to book 5 being released was all around. I was still in college and went with friends to Barnes & Noble in the city to get the book at midnight. I read all night until I couldn't stay awake...and finished the book in three days.
Then I had to wait again... Book 6 came out right after I finished college and was starting grad school. Again I went to B&N at midnight to get the book. I read all night and finished the book in two days.
By the time the last book was released... I was working for B&N full time. The books arrived two days early but were locked in a safe... knowing that they were in there made it so much harder to focus on anything else. I waited... and purchased the 7th and final book. I read this one over a week. I could have read it faster, but I had this desire to make it last and last and never end.
I thought that I owned them all on DVD... but discovered today that I'm missing one! HP & the Half-Blood Prince has been playing on HBO so much lately that I must not have noticed that I didn't have it on DVD. My plan is to get it this weekend.
It's exciting... and a bit sad all at the same time. My local theater is doing the midnight showings... and they also have a package where you can see The Deathly Hallows part 1 at 9pm and part 2 at midnight. Even though I own it on DVD... I might go see them both just to have the experience.
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