Thursday, July 19, 2007

Harry Potter - no spoilers, I swear!

Yes, I'm a fan. No, I'm not looking at all the pirated pages online. I did read the reviews in the NY Times and the Baltimore Sun, which revealed more than they should have but not the ending, thank goodness.

I did enjoy this amusing story of a gentleman who had ordered his copy via DeepDiscount.com, who apparently shipped the books out early. Upon finding the book on his doorstep on July 17, he did the truly American thing and put it up for sale on eBay, where it was purchased by an editor at Publishers Weekly for $250.

I Was An eBay Voldemort (A Hilarious Account Of Auctioning The Last "Harry Potter" Tome Alert)
by Will Collier

Wednesday evening, Atlanta — It all started about 24 hours ago, when I found a plain cardboard box on my doorstep. I was surprised to see my name on the label, as I wasn’t expecting anything this week. My surprise increased exponentially when I opened the package to find a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows within.

Read this story in its entirety.

2 comments:

J. Kaye said...

I'm ashamed of myself. The minute the book arrived this morning, I had to know. I flipped to the back for two reasons. 1) I needed to know how this book was to be the final one and 2) Does Harry live?

BookBitch said...

No need to be ashamed! Me, my husband and daughter picked up our books at midnight at Borders. My husband and I listen to the audiobook, my daughter took the hardcover and stayed up all night reading it. I asked her to tell me who dies and she wouldn't - she knew I really didn't want to know.

I will tell you that she loved the book - but HATED the ending so much that she got all teary telling me how much she hated it. I'll get there eventually.

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