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Originally posted on 21 Jul 2007

Bob has the right idea: don’t even look at the web until he’s done reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Good gravy but the spoilers abound out there in the tubes! I can’t even read Yahoo! News or my listservs without seeing references to things. My eyes land on these words and I flinch and snap them shut. No! I don’t want to know! I don’t want to hear how other people are reacting to the book. I don’t want to know how well it’s selling. I don’t even want to know how many pages the damn thing has. Anything could have the potential to ruin the surprise and I’m not taking any chances.

Until Bob is able to finish reading it and I can borrow his copy[*], I’m going to make even more of an effort to avoid all things HP7. No news (even NPR is out), no web surfing, no radio. Instead, I’ll fill my time with a re-read of HP6 in preparation.

Read like the wind, Bob!

  • : Yes, I could just buy my own copy today and not have to wait, but my collection of HPs are all the trade paperback version. I can’t bring myself to have a collection that doesn’t match by adding this hardcover into the mix.