Saturday, July 21, 2007

I Give In

This afternoon, I'm going to purchase the latest Harry Potter book. Once it's in my hands, I shall read it cover to cover without stopping for food, water, or social companionship. So if you don't hear from me for a little while, don't alert the authorities.

Just one last bit of weirdness before I leave for the bookstore. Last Sunday, Brooklyn residents woke to see a beautiful, barefoot young woman sleeping on a ledge ABOVE the door of brownstone. According to this report (with pictures), she was wearing a bridal gown and clutching a bag shaped like a teddy bear. Inside the bag was a diamond ring in a Tiffany box.

The woman didn't utter a single word as police officers helped her down. No one knows why she was in Brooklyn--or how she climbed up to the ledge in an ankle-length wedding dress.

If anyone's looking for a good way to start a story, this is it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We LOVE you Harry! Leave me a comment on what you thought of the book once you finish it.

That reminds me. My blogging friends Miss Erin and Traci both received advanced readers copies of Empress's Tomb. I know you're pretty tight with them, but still. I'm curious how some fans receive advanced readers copies. Like I said before, just curious (okay, and I'm slightly jealous; I've always wanted to just touch an advance copy of a book).

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Chris in NY said...

I work part time for a bookstore. The staffers there look through the ARCs sent by the various publishers. We choose what to read, then provide reviews for the owners. The reviews are often shared with the book reps and/or Booksense. It is fun, but also frustrating to have read something and there is no one else with whom to talk about it.

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am totally obsessed with Harry Potter. I finished #7 this afternoon. I'm not going to tell any plot secrets, but J.K. Rowling did #7 much much better than I thought she would.

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am now reading my little sister HP #1. Since she's insisting that she can't read, I have to read it for her. With my constantly watching the movies, though, I'm afraid she knows the plot of Harry Potter 1-4!

9:36 PM  
Blogger Teen Vegan said...

WHAT!!!!!!! SOME PEOPLE ALREADY HAVE ET?????????????? PLEASE TELL ME WHY HOW WHEN WHAT ANYTHING I CAN DO TO GET MY HANDS ON ONE THAT OR KILL ME NOW. but seirously WHO decides who wins this totally rigged and cruel lottery, honestly I'd pay double, triple, just about anything for ET right now, I've been reading Carol Higgins Clark for heavens sake!!!

1:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also
HP,and when did ET come out I'm dieing to know?!

2:28 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...


ET isn't out just yet. They're talking about what's known as "Advance Reading Copies," which are early versions of the book. The real thing will be available in mid-September!

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is anonymous from above I hope someone gives it to me for my B-day,and how do you get the ''Advance Reading Copy''?!!!!!!!!

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also forgot to say this is so cool I've never actually "talked" to someone over the internet.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Ananka said...

Hi Anonymous,

Usually a publisher sends out ARCs to people they hope with write reviews of the book--you know, newspaper reporters, bloggers, etc.

By the way, I'm honored that your first Internet conversation is with me! (Sometimes it can take me a little while to write back if I'm away from the computer.)

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand.Before Kiki Strike I never hardly went on the Internet now I'm adicted!

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Mage said...

This is the anonymous from above my name is now Mage.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous ss chick said...

HARRY POTTER ROCKS!!!!!!!and rupert grint is flippin HOT! i have had to wait for a couple weeks to read hp7 after it came out because me and my mom read them together and i spent the summer with my dad. only a few more days and i can read away!

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Ananka said...

I see you have excellent taste in both books AND men, sschick.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Mage said...

I will write a review...god I'll write 50 reviews if I only got just 1 ARC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4:51 PM  
Anonymous shopahulic said...

i have not read any of the harry potter books are they any good!!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Spring said...

I LOVE Harry Potter. I read it like in 24 hours of getting it. I was at this party at my library at midnight and got it then. I hope J.K. writes an encyclopedia of Harry Potter or something like that!

1:47 PM  
Blogger vendetta said...

i wonder what harry would say if he met kiki???????

11:49 PM  
Anonymous ~Guesswho13~ said...

You DO know that the mystery has been solved, right?
if not, go to

3:11 PM  

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