This might be an ongoing series of posts in the lead-up to July 21st.
Last we left, I was arguing that we needed the tight security, it built up the suspense, it was excellent marketing and kept the endings fun (or tragically heartbreaking) for us all.
But, as Rowling says, and many fans agree,
I want the readers who have, in my instances, grown up with Harry, to embark on the last adventure they will share with him without knowing where they are going…
Me too. I don’t want to know. And people want to tell people (seriously, read the stuff meanies send The Leaky Cauldron!)
That said, this might be a bit extreme. It’s coming from The Mirror (take it or leave it) but apparently, printing has begun in Germany. Workers are searched on their way in and out (which I’m ok with. I mean, I was patted down every time I left my job at Media Play.) But, apparently, they’re working in total darkness so no one can read the book while it’s whizzing through the machines… really? If that’s true, hmmmmm. That’s a bit hard core, even for me.
Also, today a new question was released. My coworker and I took bets when I opened the sealed envelopes of bookmarks as to what it would be about. She said Harry. I said Dumbledore. We were both wrong.
Who will end up with whom?
The earlier questions are:
Will Hogwarts reopen?
Is Snape good or evil?
Who will live? Who will die?