|Really long movie line|
I'm actually waiting to see the movie, because i promised a friend and her son that I and my daughter would go with them. This means that when other people talk about the movie (hello, daughter's best friend who went on and on about the ending) I have to cover my ears and sing, LALALALALA
It reminds me of those wonderful, nerve wracking days when the books came out. I insisted on getting the English versions. Not that I mind the Scholastic versions - the illustrations are far better, obviously, and the covers are gorgeous (more on that later.) No, I just wanted to read the actual words that Ms Rowling wrote. Hagrid should say Mummy, not Mommy, when talking about the baby dragon looking at him.
Some of the covers for the English version are pretty bad. The Philosopher's Stone (there is no such thing as a Sorcerer's Stone) is really nice, but the Deathly Hallows is badly conceived. Ron looks like he's got a weird, goblin arm. Clower inspection proves that the arm carrying the sword is actually Griphook's:
|UK cover for The Deathly Hallows|
In any case, since I was waiting for the book to come from the UK, I had to wait while all my friends read their versions.
Especially for The Order of the Phoenix. There was the usual "death of a major character" newsbreak, and I was dreadfully afraid it would be Ron.
And I had to try not to listen to the conversation. And now I'm doing it again.