Hey there! Happy Friday--
Short and sweet. Anyone going to a Harry Potter party today? If I had a kid, I'd be in line with a wizard's hat on my head and a wand in my hand. My kid would be dressed either as Hermione or Harry--depending on gender and preference. I think it would be a blast.
Interesting stuff from Shelf Awareness quoting a TBRN
A clear majority of children (85%) and teens (78%) plan to clear their schedule this weekend to read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows "as soon as possible," while some 71% of adults aim to do the same, according to an ongoing poll of nearly 10,000 readers conducted by The Book Report Network. Respondents have included 4,807 children on Kidsreads.com, 3,912 teens on Teenreads.com and 1,206 adults on Bookreporter.com.
Among other findings: 12% of children said they would read HP7 in less than a day, 17% anticipated it would take two days, and 12% imagined one week. Some 14% of teens said they would read the book in less than a day, 13% a day and 18% in two days. Adults were a bit less optimistic, with 16% saying two days, 14% three days and 18% one week.
An impressive 60% of children indicated they are re-reading the entire series in anticipation of the new book, compared to 44% of teens and 29% of adults.
Oh, to be able to clear my schedule and read all six books in preparation. Those were the days!!