Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby Shapley » Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:03 am

Saxy,

I'm not quite finished with it yet, three chapters to go! I hope to finish it this evening, after the yard work is done.

I have to agree. So far it seems to be a much better book than any of the others, which is saying a lot.

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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby Andy Warton » Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:21 am

Aaargh!! I can't believe it!! I was reading Harry Potter on the train, I was only 150 pages from the end, and when I got off the train I forgot the book!!! Curses! Zut! Zut alors!
And their lost property people haven't found it either... I wonder if somebody's nicked it...? :mad:
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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby Shapley » Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:09 am

I finished it last night (The book, not the yard work). An excellent read! I agree with Saxy, it sets up the next book perfectly.

Should we set up a spoilers thread to discuss it?

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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby mmichaelson » Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:45 am

YES Shap!

I seriously feel the need to discuss what happened!
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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby monkeymd2b » Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:51 pm

I can't wait to read it. I think I may borrow my cousin's copy since he went to the release party and has probably read it by now. I have vacation in the beginning of august so that will be my opportunity to not think or read medical stuff and focus on HP. So I guess I should stay away from the spoiler thread - very polite to separate the two! Now to contain my curiosity over this half-blood prince fellow...
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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:23 pm

[quote]Originally posted by Andy W:
[b] ... I wonder if somebody's nicked it...? :(
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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby Andy Warton » Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:56 am

I sure hope the universe is grateful....
Being a mother yourself, you'll probably understand that, since I am still at the age where my mum (mom) pays for everything (and doesn't let me forget it, either...) I shall have to convince her that I can be trusted with another hardback...
By the way, the remote control is called either "The Remote" or "That Thing We Can Never Find." So you can see why I'm so into books.
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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby DavidS » Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:29 am

Do you know why soldiers steal boots from their mates?
Answer: The first soldier ever drafted was issued with ONE boot only, but being naive and inexperienced, unknowingly signed for 2. Later on, realising he would be held accountable for not handing back a complete pair on discharge day, he "borrowed" a pair from the next soldier drafted (who couldn't object or fight with his senior). The second soldier did the same to the one after him, and so forth...
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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby NateBrei » Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:19 pm

Originally posted by Shapley:
Should we set up a spoilers thread to discuss it?

V/R
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Oh, no :( I have no will-power, self-control, self-discipline. I can already feel myself being pulled over to the "dark side" & I know if it is set up I'll be there immediately. ;)

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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby RC » Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:57 am

Originally posted by NateBrei:
Originally posted by Shapley:
[b] Should we set up a spoilers thread to discuss it?

V/R
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Oh, no :( I have no will-power, self-control, self-discipline. I can already feel myself being pulled over to the "dark side" & I know if it is set up I'll be there immediately. ;)

Nate [/b]
We already discussed the book and had the thread deleted. :roll:

You know what I did that spoiled it a bit? I read really fast like I was racing at the end. You can't read the climax for the first time twice! I wish I'd taken my time.
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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby Andy Warton » Sun Jul 31, 2005 6:31 am

Yes!!! My mum (bless her) bought the book again for me, and now I'm back! 150 pages to go, people!!! ;)

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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby Andy Warton » Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:27 pm

...And I've just finished the book. Omigod! Omigod!! :eek:
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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby Shapley » Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:18 am

Andy,

RE:Omigod! Omigod!!

Are you saying you liked it?????
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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby mmichaelson » Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:02 am

Andy - check out the HP Spoilers thread under this forum for discussions on the books ending and on the next book.
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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby Andy Warton » Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:25 pm

Shapley,

yes I liked it!!! I was half-expecting to be disappointed by it, but I was 110% satisfied.

Saxy Buff - I'm so there!!
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Re: Half-Blood Prince (No Spoilers)

Postby piqaboo » Mon Aug 22, 2005 3:55 pm

Weeeeee!
I'm getting my copy today, today, I'm getting my copy today! :) :) :)

Now, to find time to read it! (Gone are the days when I could blast thru and finish in the wee hours, then function (or pretend to) at work the next day. The Altoid can not be fooled. She can pick out a braindead mama at the drop of an eyelash. And she has no hesitation in taking advantage! :( )
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Postby Shapley » Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:01 am

Is anyone else attending a Harry Potter midnight book release party tonight? I have to take my son, of course, although I'd probably go to the party anyhow to get the book right away.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:42 am

Shapley wrote:Is anyone else attending a Harry Potter midnight book release party tonight? I have to take my son, of course, although I'd probably go to the party anyhow to get the book right away.


Shapley,

Nope...
In fact... I have not read or seen one Harry Potter book or movie...

Good Luck as the lines will probably be long....
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Postby treebeau » Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:59 am

Looking forward to the new book (Snape: Friend or Foe ??), but not attending any parties, nor standing in any lines at midnight. Sam's Club has historically had PLENTY of copies on display at any time. Stroll in, pick one up, stroll out (reading, of course), and get hit by car in the parking lot. Use "repairo" spell on broken body.

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Postby Shapley » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:02 am

I pre-ordered the book. At the last party, those who pre-ordered were given numbers when they arrived, after midnight, they began calling the numbers. People picked up the books as their number was called (they were called in groups, so there was a bit of a line).

In any case, Cape Girardeau ain't St. Louis or New York, so the line won't be as bad as it would be at some of the bigger locations. Although I'm sure they have devised some method to move the line along faster at those stores, as well.

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