May 15, 2003

Glutton For Punishment

I am anxiously awaiting Harry Potter Book 5, with abated breath and impatient tremblings. I'm even looking forward to the book release more than I am to my own birthday! (which is a full week sooner...though that may be a function of turning 23, which is sooo uneventful...) However, the impatience was manageable until I went to and read this:

From the Publisher
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling, the fifth in the bestselling series has been scheduled for release on Saturday, June 21, 2003.

"We are thrilled to announce the publication date. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is absolutely superb and will delight all J.K. Rowling's fans. She has written a brilliant and utterly compelling new adventure, which begins with the words:

"The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive.... The only person left outside was a teenage boy who was lying flat on his back in a flowerbed outside number four.

"Later in the novel, J.K. Rowling writes:

"Dumbledore lowered his hands and surveyed Harry through his half-moon glasses. 'It is time,' he said 'for me to tell you what I should have told you five years ago, Harry. Please sit down. I am going to tell you everything.'

-Barbara Marcus, President of Scholastic Children's Books in the United States, and Nigel Newton, Chief Executive of Bloomsbury Publishing in Britain

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is over 255,000 words compared with over 191,000 words in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The new book is 38 chapters long, one more than Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

AACK! I can't take it anymore! MUST HAVE IT NOW! MUST HAVE IT NOW!!!

Posted by at May 15, 2003 03:40 PM

Don't get overly excited.

Posted by: danny on May 16, 2003 03:06 AM

Deep calming breaths Jade. Everything is going to be all right. Go see the Matrix to tide you over.

Posted by: Nuala on May 16, 2003 08:33 AM