This week's Booking Through Thursday question:
1. Okay, love him or loathe him, you’d have to live under a rock not to know that J.K. Rowling’s final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, comes out on Saturday… Are you going to read it?
2. If so, right away? Or just, you know, eventually, when you get around to it? Are you attending any of the midnight parties?
3. If you’re not going to read it, why not?
4. And, for the record… what do you think? Will Harry survive the series? What are you most looking forward to?
1. Do birds fly? Is the pope Catholic?
2. I won't be reading it right away. This is because there is an unspoken agreement between The Tim and I that he reads it first, and then I get it. This is largely because he will read it much more quickly than I will, and I don't mind the little bit of extra anticipation. Gives me something to look forward to. I won't be attending any midnight parties. Primarily because I find it difficult to stay up that late ...
3. See response to #1.
4. I have been vacillating on this, but in my heart, I think Harry will survive. I am most looking forward, of course, to seeing how it all plays out. But I want to learn once and for all, what is the deal with Snape? Personally, I think he will turn out to be a good guy in the end. I think he was in love with Harry's mother, Lily, so he could never actually harm Harry. And I want good things to come to Neville Longbottom, because I really identify with him. Plus, after learning what happened to his parents, I want him to have a chance to be especially special.
(I would also like to see Draco Malfoy and his parents be turned into slugs and placed in my garden, so I could drown them in beer. Realistically, I know this is impossible.)