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post Jul 21 2007, 08:36 PM
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I have been catapulted back into the Wizarding world by 607 genius pages written by JKR.
I'll say i've finished it, and found it to be possibly one of the best thought out books i've ever read.
I'm going to refrain from saying much else until people join me saying they've finished, because i don't want to spoil anything.

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P.S. I'm sorry if theres a thread called this! I couldnt find one, and was rather excited during posting.


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post Jul 21 2007, 10:34 PM
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I agree with you, this was by far one of the best written books i've read especially how alot of it comes to terms at the end of the book, especially the chapter "The Prince's Tale", it really makes you look back on all of the other books and think about it. I still however, have a few questions that were never answered haha.
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post Jul 22 2007, 10:22 AM
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I loved it. So sad that it's all over now though. I'm kinda proud of myself, because all of my predictions were right (I predicted about snape and the locket), so that was kinda cool. And it's my new favorite Harry Potter book.


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post Jul 22 2007, 06:38 PM
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I feel as though i need to find out how Lily and James got together, because its unanswered for me and i hate thinking of Snape and Lily - though they were just friends.


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post Jul 23 2007, 01:16 AM
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I agree, I don't think it explained enough of Lily and James that I wanted it to, I wanted to know what they did for a living, how they met, how they fell in love, etc. I also wondered if Harry went to become an Auror like he wanted to or not. I always saw him as a future teacher of DADA at Hogwarts because he was always so good at it, but I guess not.

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post Jul 26 2007, 08:09 PM
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Those of you who are wanting more, never fear. She's confirmed that she will be doing an encyclopedia of Harry's world, where she'll explain more. Apparently, there was a more detailed epilogue that had to be trimmed because it didn't work with the flow of the book. In the video interview HERE, you can find out more about the characters, including what Ron and Harry are doing professionally.

Enjoy!

(I myself absolutely LOVED this book! I'm still a little fuzzy on the wand possession theory, but I'm sure by the second or third re-read it will all make sense to me. And many thanks to my beloved QH who let me read all day on Saturday. Love you.)

Anyone else feel like sharing?


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post Jul 27 2007, 07:01 AM
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That book was the best of the bunch. Its so amazing how much foreshadowing and hints she drops in earlier books without us even knowing. I couldn't put it down and now I'm re-reading the series. Its going to be cool to read all seven in a row.


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post Jul 27 2007, 05:41 PM
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You know, that was the only way I was able to enjoy Book 5. I didn't like it when it came out, but when I re-read the series to get ready for Book 6 and read it as part of the series, I liked it so much better. It is great to read the series and pick up the little hints that were dropped in earlier books. I'm so thoroughly satisfied with Book 7! Now...let's get her started on that encyclopedia thingie of Harry's world! icon_book2.gif


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post Jul 27 2007, 11:23 PM
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I really really enjoyed it. I still think that Half-Blood Prince is my favourite, but Deathly Hallows is a very close second. "The Prince's Tale" may just be one of the best chapters in all Harry Potter books. I thought it was excellent. I can't wait to go back and re-read it.

It's excellent news that she is doing an encyclopedia. icon_book2.gif
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post Jul 28 2007, 08:03 AM
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I quite agree with the rereading. After finishing up Hallows and reading the fan fiction here on this site, I started rereading the whole series again last monday and I just finished Prisoner, and I noticed at the end of the book, dumbledore does allude to the fact that harry will be thankfull for saving wormtail down the road. It's amazing how much I forgot over the years. The last time I read the first 5 was back in 2003 when Order came out, which is still my favorite book, followed by Hallows then Goblet I would guess.


Anyways, back to reading, bout to start chapter 1 of Goblet of Fire.
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This is now one of my favorite books ever in life. Loved everything about it!!! I guess it also didnt hurt that I was right about so much! I too am over the moon about the encyclopedia!!! Love JKR!!!!!!!!!


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post Jul 31 2007, 05:24 PM
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I'm far too excited for JKR to do something else with the HP world. I can't imagine what i would be looking forward to if she hadn't said anything about an encyclopedia!


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post Aug 1 2007, 07:02 PM
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I just love that we'll get extra explanations on characters to answer our many, many questions.

I'm just so...satisfied by how it all played out. It was brilliant!


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post Aug 2 2007, 11:04 AM
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I was particularly satisfied that a lot of my friends who have read the whole HP series, failed to pick up on the hints that JKR was leaving about h/g!
Not one of them believed me. Oh how i laughed... x


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what hints did you mean? I always hoped for it and I kinda new that it was going to happen, but up until the 6th book, I took no notice.


Also, did anyone notice back in the beginning of OoTP, when Aunt Petunia mentions she knows that the dementors guard azkaban, she says she knows because she that awful boy (i think thats she said) told her sister that when she was younger, which is quite funny because she is talking about snape. Been rereading the series again to pick up on snape hints, and I couldn't believe i found that haha.
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