My second year as a school librarian started wonderfully when a colleague asked what I had done over the summer and I answered that I had read this fantastic book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. That was the year of Potter.
Two fantastic years to start a career as a school librarian.
Now we are at the end.
I have steadfastly held my fingers in my ears and chanted "la-la-la-la, not listening" for the past few months whenever HP comes up. These past days though, trying to avoid Harry Potter spoilers and tip offs, is like trying to evade rain drops in a hurricane. I see the cover on television and lunge for the remote because I am afraid I'm going to see or hear something to ruin the ending for me.
There is not much that really surprises me anymore (well, maybe the ending of The Office this season) so perhaps I am looking at Book 7 as an opportunity to experience "Christmas morning" excitement one more time.
After I post this, I think I will be signing off the computer until sometime this weekend when I finish reading.
In advance though, I just want to thank JKR for the fun.
It has been a grand ride.
An alert entling did send me this news article and assured me I could look at it safely.
Courtney Lanahan and Shawn Gordon of Clackamas are heading straight from their wedding reception Friday to a bookstore to get the final Harry Potter book.
My kind of people.