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February 2, 2007

“Last Harry Potter book already No. 1”:http://money.cnn.com/2007/02/02/news/companies/harrypotter/index.htm?cnn=yes

Dang. I won’t be pre-ordering. Heck, I probably won’t even read the book right away when it comes out (thank you Greek class). But I too am greatly anticipating the book.

Confession time: who’s already pre-ordered theirs?

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Slothboy permalink
    February 2, 2007 9:37 am

    I have made the decision to buy it eventually. Does that count?

    Actually, in preparation I just re-read #6. It was good.

  2. Jeana permalink
    February 2, 2007 1:52 pm

    I think mine is a real confession of possibly a real crime. I will probably go buy the hardcover soon after it comes out. Spend the next 24 hours or so reading it. And then return the book. This is what I’ve done since book 4…it’s a sickness, I tell you!

  3. February 2, 2007 3:22 pm

    Wow. Jeana. I think we’re friends enough for me to say that’s waaaay shady. You’re like all those teenage girls who buy a prom dress, wear it to the dance and then return it the next day.

    When you return it, what do you tell them at the store as to why you’re returning it?

  4. Crazy E permalink
    February 2, 2007 3:40 pm

    If you’re returning the book to your locally owned and operated bookstore, it’s a crime. If you’re sticking it to Borders, however, more power to you.
    Query: Do you return the book because you don’t plan on reading it again, or to save money? Just curious on the re-readability of these books.

    CEJ

  5. Slothboy permalink
    February 2, 2007 4:24 pm

    Wow, E dives in with another loaded statment. I think I’ll listen to Admiral Akbar this time and just ignore it.

    “It’s a trap.”

    However, the books are re-readable in my opinion. A lot happens usually and I enjoy going back over them. The recent book I have only read twice. I’ve read the others at least three times each.

  6. Jeana permalink
    February 2, 2007 5:10 pm

    I keep the book in perfect condition (I don’t even open it all the way so as to keep the spine pristine) and I’ve never had to give a reason for returning it. I just say, “I’d like to return this.” They probably look at the reciept, see that I bought it the day before and assume that it can’t possibly have been read already. I’ve never been questioned.

    They (Borders or Barnes & Noble) will still make money off the book because it will sell again. (And JKR makes royalties based on store orders—so she’s not getting screwed over) And then later I’ll go back and buy the paperback. I know, I know it’s a shady deal! That’s why it’s a CONFESSION. However, unlike the prom girls, I don’t sweat/make-out/drink spiked punch in the book!

  7. February 12, 2007 8:56 am

    I think all this is evidence of the insidious evil inherant within the Harry Potter series—much like how listening to rock music makes rats gay, reading Harry Potter makes Jeana a theif. There will be a book-burning at my house next week for all interested in coming clean.

  8. February 12, 2007 12:24 pm

    And reading about Harry Potter sales apparently makes you a terrible speller.

    It is spelled: T-H-I-E-F

  9. Ian permalink
    February 13, 2007 9:10 am

    Whats Harry Potter?

  10. February 13, 2007 10:52 am

    Ian, you’re funny.

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