And so it ends.
Friday evening the bookshelves and display windows of bookstores were overflowing with the seventh installment of Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which came out yesterday.
I was meeting Adri after my class to rush and buy a copy, when to my delight, he already had a copy waiting for me all wrapped up. (And the book cover and dust jacket was yellow!) Yahoo!
I spent the entire night reading, and before the sun rose this morning, it was done.
I didn't expect any less from the story.
A million and one thanks
To Ed, who in 1999, gave me my first three books.
To Vir, Peng, Joy, Kenneth, Charles, Jackie, Gay, Glen, Barri, Frances and Paolo who gave me the fourth.
To Michael, who even gave me Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.To Peng again, who made sure I had the fifth and sixth books on the day they came out (the sixth book greeted me at the Daly City Post Office). And Mike who also gave me the fifth book. And Edna, who gave me the illustrated version of the sixth book.
And finally to Adri, who gave me the seventh and final Harry Potter.
I love all of my books, none of which I had to buy.
Good things must end. I will miss Harry.