Both Amanda and Zachary got copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows yesterday morning and commenced marathon reading. Breaks were taken, sure, but by early evening they’d both finished the book…
…all 759 pages of it.
I know it’s written at a fourth grade reading level or something like that, but still, 759 pages is a pretty big wad of text to consume in one day, isn't it? Being an English major, I took a ridiculous number of literature courses in college and I don’t think I ever read over 700 pages in a 24-hour period, even when the reading was easy. I've just never had that level of malicious hostility towards my own eyeballs.
But there can be no doubt that Harry Potter isn't just any old storybook character. I mean, JK Rowling has more money than the Queen of England.
The fact that we have two copies in our own household makes me wonder: How many of you have read / are reading / intend to read the final Harry Potter book?