July 17, 2005

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

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Alas, after such a long wait, the sixth and sadly penultimate Harry Potter book is finally out. I rushed out at 9am and rushed home to read it, (the book started selling at 7am but I probably wouldn't have been able to wake up after only 3.5hrs of sleep so decided against buying the book at 7am.) I looked ridiculously chirpy on the quiet Sat. morning streets (in my nautical-inspired outfit and Prada bag,) while swinging my Harry Potter bag.

So after hiding with The Half-blood Prince in my room for 7 hrs, I'm now feeling a mixture of feelings: excitement, familarity, sadness, disappointment and finally, anticipation. I'm not going to give anything away, but the characters are certainly growing up and taking on more distinctive roles -some good some bad. Even though Rowling says that a lot is revealed in this book, I say only some things are, and there are a lot of other subjects talked about in the book that just makes me wonder more about them. And unfortunately, some leaked out rumours about the book's plot were true afterall.

The only thoughts in my head now are oh gosh, how long are they going make us wait for the seventh book, and oh no, that's going to be the last one. *Sniff* Meanwhile, I'm off to reread the book again.

19 Comments:

Anonymous anna said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaa... I WANNA READ IT TOO! I'm truly addicted to these books, but I'm just too scared that if I start reading it NOW, I'm not gonna finish my thesis on time and that would mean another year of college... but I'm soooooooo excited and so much in pain at the same time!! ;)

only one question... how long is it?

7/16/2005 6:03 PM  
Blogger Harrods Girl said...

About 600 pages.

7/16/2005 9:54 PM  
Anonymous anna said...

oh, that is much shorter that the last one? hmmm... maybe I can read, since it's not too long...

are you already through?

7/17/2005 2:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Half blood-ed? Come on now, the proper title is right in front of you.

7/17/2005 7:16 AM  
Anonymous kat said...

just finished the book after reading it all day...all i can say is that i'm v. depressed by the ending!! and v. eager to read the next installment....another 2 yrs..sigh..

7/18/2005 6:59 AM  
Blogger Fashion Style Chic said...

Just finished and my eyes are red and bloodshot :) Many questions unanswered... Damn you, J.K!!! I'm in mourning until the next book! :)

7/18/2005 4:54 PM  
Anonymous mai said...

i so totally agree with u guys i'm also in mourning, i can't wait for book 7 and probably that won't be ready very soon (J.K. said that it will take at least another 2 years OMG!!!!!!) but on the other hand i don't want Harry Potter to finish, why is that bitch not writing more books about Harry Potter?!! Anyway u gotta read the books they are just awesome!!!

7/20/2005 3:41 AM  
Anonymous Lexie said...

wow wat a book! i cant wait for no7 - better not take 2 yrs! so wat do y'all think over the pond (assuming the maj who read this blog are usa peeps)? will there be a happily ever after ending to book 7. or will everyone be killed? hope not. then therec cant be a spin off-Harry potter and the retirement home.

7/22/2005 12:22 AM  
Blogger Linh said...

so true. loved all the books, this one was pretty good but it was so SAD. cant wait till the next one

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7/05/2009 9:46 PM  
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Thank you for the wonderful effort

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أنَّى اتجهتَ للإسـلام في بـلـدٍ * تجْده كالطيرِ مقصـوصًا جناحـاه

كـم صرفتنا يـدٌ كنـا نـصرفها * وبات يـملكنا شعب مـلكناه

بالله سل خلف بحر الروم عن عرب * بالأمس كانوا هنا واليوم قد تاهوا

وانزل دمشق وسائل صخر مسجدها * عمن بناه لعل الـصخر ينعـاه

هذى معـالم خرس كـل واحـدة * منهن قامت خطيبـا فاغرا فـاه

الله يعلم ما قلبت سـيرتهم يومـا * وأخطـأ دمـع الـعين مـجراه

يا من يرى عمـراتكسوه بردته * الزيت أدمٌ لـه والكـوخ مـأواه

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