Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (year 7) – Available Today

21 Jul 2007

The last book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released, today. My wife and I picked up a copy in Ontario, Oregon on our way back from a month spent with my parents in Weiser, Idaho (my hometown). Actually, my wife and daughter spent that month with them, I was traveling on business trips for half of that time.

As with Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (year 6), we are reading it together. We’ve only gotten into chapter 7 so far, as I had to leave on another business trip (to Ohio) 10 hours after we got home and she left on another Women’s Trip (like most years her side of the family does). So, we’re on pause right now and both itching to continue the book.

On a side note, I did get the chance to see the 5th Harry Potter movie this week one evening in Ohio. I’ll probably write a short little review of that experience, soon.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (year 6) – Available Today

16 Jul 2005

Today, the newest installment in the Harry Potter book series, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince“, was released. My wife had previously reserved a copy at Barnes & Nobel, which we picked up, this afternoon. However, since she will be leaving town tomorrow evening an a road trip with a friend and her friend’s three children to California (including a day at Disneyland, and I will be gone for the next two weeks on business trips (UPDATE: the second trip was rescheduled), it will be a couple of weeks before we can start reading it.

To date, we have read each of the Harry Potter books, together. It is a wonderful thing to spend time with your spouse reading a good book. It is one of the things that helps us grow closer together in our marriage. If you are married and haven’t read a book together, I would highly recommend the experience. Of course, do not be afraid to try a genre of book that your spouse enjoys, but which you have not had any (good?) experience with. You may find something that you can really enjoy, together.

Although it is not written yet, I am going to put up descriptions and “reviews” of books that I have read. My wife is planning on doing the same, maintaining a list of most every book she has read.

As for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, I am looking forward to reading it. Once, we have finished it, my wife and I will both be posting reviews. If you have not read any of the Harry Potter books, I would recommend that you go down to your favorite book store and purchase the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, either in print form or on CD. If you enjoy it, then purchase a set of books (the least expensive way to do so) and give you superfluous copy of the first book to a friend or family member.

Each of the Harry Potter books is good fun for all ages. Sounds like marking copy, doesn’t it? Well, it’s true; children and adults of all ages will thoroughly enjoy each book. So, go out and get yourself a copy of your own and start reading.