Wednesday, July 20, 2005

I've Got You, Potter!

So I was able to find a copy of the new Harry Potter book on Saturday (whew!). Since I was out of town, I'm not sure of the situation at bookstores in Chicago...but there were plenty of copies in a certain town dominated by the Dutch Reform Church. Who knew they were such good Catholics? As for the book - our little critic's review is under embargo until the NY Times decides whether or not to run it this Sunday. But with a little prying, I have managed to get these off-the-record blurbs from an anonymous source close to the reader: "I finished chapter one, and it's really cool!", "Snape is really bad in this book!", and "Can I watch cartoons before bedtime?" I'm sure Rowling is pacing her bedroom waiting impatiently for the morning papers.