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January 15th, 2003 · 3 Comments

I can’t think of words big enough. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be released on June 21, 2003!


*Emily jumps up and down, then stops, looks around the library, sees everyone staring at her, but doesn’t care and jumps up and down some more*

Seriously, I did. Gary Gillum, the Ancient Studies librarian, came up to me here at the desk and said– “What’s the significance of June 21st?” At first, I was extremely puzzled. Then he said– “Harry Potter book 5 will be released.” I asked where he got his information from, because we’ve had false reports in the past, and he said “The BBC.” So I immediately surfed on over to The Leaky Cauldron, which was going to be my next stop anyway, and sure enough– it’s true! I literally jumped up and down. Gary must have thought I’d gone mad. *shrugs* I probably have. :)

The best thing about this is that we’ll have OotP to argue from in the Deathmarch at Nimbus. Well, the best thing other than the fact that it’s about 1,000 pages long and I’ll have read the whole thing by the end of the day on the 21st. Oh yes, my precious. :)

EDITED to add: Just saw this in the press release:

“The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive … The only person left outside was a teenage boy who was lying flat on his back in a flowerbed outside number four.”

Later in the novel, J K Rowling writes:

“Dumbledore lowered his hands and surveyed Harry through his half-moon glasses.

‘It is time,’ he said, ‘for me to tell you what I should have told you five years ago, Harry.

Please sit down. I am going to tell you everything.’”

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!

I’m going to hyperventilate.

Know what’s really funny? Just this morning, I was thinking about what I’ll do when I’ve read OotP. I’m going to want to gush to someone, but of course no one else will have finished it, because I plan on DEVOURING it, but I’ll need to GUSH. So I decided to post a spoiler-heavy review here as a link. That way I can at least get my feelilngs out.

My hands are shaking so bad I can’t type.


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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Leslie // Jan 15, 2003 at 9:18 am

    My mom called me. She saw it on the Today show. I’m begining to calm down, but it’s wonderful news. That month between the book and Nimbus is going to be extra busy!

  • 2 Levi // Jan 15, 2003 at 9:20 am

    Someone needs to calm down just a bit. 6 months out is perhaps a wee bit premature to have your hands start shaking! If you keep up like that, you’ll be a basket case in a couple of weeks.

    Actually, the date disappoints me. After hearing the rumors that it’d be ready around Christmas, this is certainly a long wait. Especially for kids. On the other hand, the fact that there’s a set date at all instead of just speculation is a good thing. Not a hand-shaking, WOWEEE!! good thing, but a nice thing I can file in the back of my head and forget for a while.

  • 3 laura // Jan 15, 2003 at 10:51 am

    You just made my day with this news. YAHHH!!!

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