Saturday, July 21, 2007
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Speaking of reading ... Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released at 12:01 am this morning. Wow! What a night in the bookstore!
About a six weeks ago Rachael and I made a date for daddy-girl time: Friday, July 20 we would be at Borders Bookstore for the "Deathly Hallows Bash." We reserved our copy. Yesterday we went up and got our wristband with our placement in the book buying (Silver with two bars in the first Borders ... that means were in the second "huge" group).
We arrived at Borders last night about 9 pm and the place was already filling up. We found a spot in the children's book section to be near the festivities. There was Harry Potter spelling bee. There was a Snape debate. And there was a costume contest. And there were some great costumes. Rachael was Hermione and looked great.
I was blown away by how many folks were there. There were thousands! I knew Potter was an "event" but I was not prepared for the numbers last night. Once midnight struck the only activity that mattered was getting your book and getting out of there. So you listened for your color and the number of bars and its placement on your wristband. We finally got our copy at 1:32 am and Rachael was smiling from ear to ear. I took the book and read the last page quickly and knew immediately what is going to happen. Now in the next day or so we will find out how they got there.
I hope we created a few memories for Rachael. I had a good time and I know she did too. Sometimes we have to read ... the fun stuff too.