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Jul. 22nd, 2007

the plan was to go to the bookstore myself on monday, but then yesterday my mum phoned to tell me that dad had just bought me the book. yay!

he brought it over this afternoon. before he handed it to me, and while i hugged him, he couldn't help asking me: "are you sure a woman your age should be reading children's books?"
hehe maybe that's why he got me the adult edition. but besides the cover, i don't think there's any difference between the children's edition and this one.

i'm past page 500 now..
there have been quite a few distractions today, but when i finish the deathly hallows, the actual reading time will be a little over five hours. some people say i am a fast reader. i don't really think so myself. it depends a little on what i'm reading i suppose, but i often read faster than this. not to prove a point or something. it's what i'm used to.

before i continue reading, let me put on some music. madredeus seems very suitable for some reason..
& you know, i don't mind sharing..

a vaca de fogo
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Jul. 22nd, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, a woman of your age should be reading this "children's" book, especially since men and women and boys and girls ages 7 to 70 have also been reading the book. :P

A good book is a good book, period.
Jul. 22nd, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
Took me from 2am until 7am to read it. This is apparently very fast, according to all the people who haven't finished it...
Jul. 22nd, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
so often you come up with the most interesting music that i haven't heard before.
thank you! <33333

Jul. 23rd, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
Huh, didn't know that there were separate adult and children's editions. Hopefully, as you said, it just affects the cover art and not any of the delightfully suggestive nuances that collectively comprise but one of the many hallmarks of Rowling's work. ;)

That is pretty fast, especially given that you've had a lot of distractions. 0_0;; That's impressive! :D I may have used to be able to read that quickly when I was much younger, but not anymore. As it is, I'm rereading Half-Blood Prince (which I started on two years ago but never finished), and after about five hours of reading, I'm only up to chapter 11. I'll probably be among the last to finish Deathly Hallows. ^^;;
Jul. 23rd, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
The UK has different covers for the children's and adults' versions; the US does not. Three total covers in all. (The UK ones are the kids in Gringott's and the Locket on a black background.) Translations in Europe likely will go with the UK covers, I'd think.
Jul. 23rd, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC)
yes, i have the UK adult edition.
i believe the dutch translation is expected to come out in november.
Jul. 23rd, 2007 05:20 am (UTC)
Allow me to save you the trouble, it was Voldemort, in the Ministry of Magic, with the wand. :)
Jul. 23rd, 2007 07:43 am (UTC)
I have discovered I read about 60 pages an hour so yeah, it took me a while. ;)
I didn't like the sixth book at all
Deathly Hallows was much better I think. Maybe the best.
Jul. 23rd, 2007 07:50 am (UTC)
*simply smiles at Madredeus*

you know my weak spot ;)
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