I am currently re-reading all the Harry Potter books in order, so that I can be all up to date when the last (LAST) book hits the shelves. Why, yes, I do already have my pre-paid ticket sitting all safe and snug in my wallet. Why, yes, I am a big dorko.
My problem is that I gave myself too much time to read them all, and now only have The Half-Blood Prince to go. Considering that I read the bulk of The Order of the Phoenix today (600+ pages), I don’t think it’ll take me from now until July 21st to read Half-Blood Prince.
So do I read The Half-Blood Prince now and then suffer through 2 months of dying for the last book, or do I save it until about a week before the last book is out? Or should I read it now and then read it again later?
Also, while I was in the bookstore (pre-paying the very last Harry Potter book EVER!!!). I might have got into a slight argument with a woman who seemed perfectly nice except for her disturbing habit of insisting that Snape is still a death-eater.
I told her we needed to exchange e-mail addresses so that I could send her an emphatically typed ‘I told you so!’ on or about July 22nd.
Thankfully she agreed with me that Dumbledore isn’t really dead or we might have had fisticuffs right there in line at Joe Muggs.
So, Internet, what say you? Should I read the book now or later? Is Dumbledore dead? Is Snape one of the good guys? Will Harry and Ginny end up together, against all odds? Am I a little too concerned with the love lives of fictional teenagers?