Saturday, July 16, 2005

Tomorrow S., our neighbor will receive her pre-ordered copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by express mail. Since she will be at work, Y. my wife, will receive the delivery ( she is a teacher and has started her vacation this week ), and she will start reading it before S. My wife hardly ever reads something in English, but she read all five previous Harry Potters in their original version. S., who is both American and Israeli, reads much faster in English than Y., so Y. will photocopy a few chapters of the book to read in the meantime, and after S. has finished it she will continue reading it. Both Y. and S. are adults with academic degrees, each a mother of two children ( S. is expecting their third boy ), and both of them are crazy about HP. In spite of all the Potter-mania I really admire J.K. Rowling for writing the books, influencing the lives of so many millions of children and adults in a mostly positive way. By the way, through Bloghead I found out that Harry Potter might be Jewish.

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