I was with a group of friends the other night at a bookstore called Third Place Books. It has tables for groups of people to meet and a pretty good café and coffee shop called The Honey Bear. Of course, our conversation covered many topics, but mostly books. One of my friends started to talk about the big green book. For a moment I was nonplussed and then the light bulb came on. He was talking about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
. There has been a fair amount of talk about the new book on message boards, blogs and just plain e-mails. It seems you either like the Rowling books or you don't. I say it makes no difference. Obviously enough people like them to have made the author a very wealthy woman.
I’m here to confess that I have not read it yet. Why? Because I haven’t read the fifth book yet. So I’ll quit this blog right here and start Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
this very evening. You don’t need to wish me good reading. I know that I will enjoy the book.