Around Christmas time I went to Borders to buy some gifts for people. While I was paying, the cashier asked me if I'd like to pre-order my copy of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I was astounded. The announcement of the release date had just come out the day before! Will the Harry Potter madness never end? I hope not. And I can't wait until July. Who knows when I'll have time to actually read the book, but I'll figure it out somehow.
Is it wrong of me to love Draco Malfoy the best of the characters? He's just so evil! Harry and Ron and Hermione are nice and all, but they're just a little too good. I like Draco, and I have high hopes for him. My prediction is that at some crucial part of the seventh book Draco will do a 180 and start fighting for the right side, rebelling against his father. And I think that Hermione will fall in love with him against her will and they'll wind up together. I've never liked the idea of Hermione and Ron together, though I know that's where Rowling is headed. But then, she is the queen of the unexpected, so my scenario could play out. Wouldn't it be great? They would have to sneak around a lot because you know Harry and Ron wouldn't understand or like it, and Draco's father would probably try to have Hermione killed or something.
Okay, anyway, enough of that. How silly, huh? I don't care. I have to admit that reading books that are written for kids is sometimes way more fun that books written for adults. I just finished reading Girls in Pants by Ann Brashares, the third book in the pants series. I love them. I'm reading it again. They're so beautifully and expressively written, and I love the way Brashares gets inside the heads of teenage girls so perfectly. CS Lewis said something once about reading kids books.....but I can't recall the quote at the moment.
And I gotta run anyway......