Yes indeed. I am nearly giddy with anticipation.
On Wednesday, July 11, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix opens in theatres. While I wish that Dolores Umbridge looked more toad-like than Imelda Staunton, I know her to be a terrific actress. And OOTP was one of my favorite HP books. Right up there with the other 5 I've read already (okay, possibly second to Azkaban, in a tie with the first book -- because, y'know, without a first book, there's no series). Can't wait to see the Weasley twins in action in this one!
On Saturday, July 21, starting at 12:00:01, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows hits stores. More accurately, having hit stores prior to then, it will hit the hands of legions of eager readers. I. Cannot. Wait.
And neither, apparently, can a lot of other folks. In fact, the *New York Times has asked a few writers to weigh in on the ending.
Damon Lindelof, one of the writers of LOST, tells us what he'd like to see in
The Boy Who Died.
Meg Cabot, she of so many books (teen and otherwise), brings us When Harry Met Davey
Larry Doyle, former writer for The Simpsons and author of the recent release, I Love You, Beth Cooper, gives us the darkest bit: Made in Hogwarts.
And last, but not least, Polly Horvath, YA author of such books as The Canning Season and Everything on a Waffle, brings us Hermione Tells All. (Not sure why her Hermione went Cockney or whatever, but her piece is brilliantly funny.)
* Not sure if you'll need to sign in to read these -- if so, it's a free membership.