Posted by Julie at Mar 29, 2007 6:00 am
Today in my inbox, I found a message from Borders that promised me a first look at the new cover for the 7th Harry Potter book, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. If you haven’t seen it…now you have!
To be honest, I was underwhelmed. I immediately jogged over to my favorite Harry Potter website, mugglenet.com, so I could see the picture close up. And, as I suspected, there wasn’t anything to see! I want clues! I want hints! I want some snippet of visual information to satiate my thirst for all things Harry Potter until July 21st when the book is officially out.
It’s sort of crazy. I mean, it’s a kid’s book, right?
Ah, who am I to care about such things?
For better photos, see the UK edition covers. I like them MUCH better.
But it did get me thinking…(a dangerous thing in and of itself)…
What do YOU get excited about?
After nearly a year of this blog, I think most of you know that I’m a HUGE Star Wars fan. I have been my whole life, so I can tell very interesting stories about how I managed to see the first movie over 100 times in the theater, how I skipped school to see the very first showing of Return of the Jedi and how I managed to get a kiss from Luke Skywalker when I was in college. (Okay, it was Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, but let’s not get into semantics.)
I’ve spent a good portion of my life getting excited about this series, reading all the interviews with George Lucas, watching television specials and remembering that I was watching one of the Star Wars movies win either a Golden Globe or a People’s Choice Award the night my grandmother died. I have 10th anniversary t-shirts and hats.
So in addition to Harry Potter, I’m a Star Wars fanatic. I’m starting to get the same way about HEROES.
I also have a really weird thing about tulips. I love love love tulips and their window of opportunity is darned small. This year, I decided that in addition to going to Chicago the first weekend of May so that I can see all the bulbs in bloom (although with this mild winter, we might miss them), I’ve bought myself one bouquet a week for the last two weeks and I will continue to do so until I can’t find them in the stores anymore.
So there you have it–I get excited about Harry Potter, Star Wars and tulips. Fanatical, even.
What gets you all fanatical?
I mean…besides the Plotmonkeys books, LOL! :happy2:
Here are the winners (randomly drawned) from yesterday’s giveaway for the BAD BOYS WITH RED ROSES Advanced Reading Copy. Be sure to contact Janelle at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address:
Rosie G. #80