difficult child got into the HP books later - I think the first 3 books were already in softbound by then, so we have bought all soft bound books as he read them. Then, he wanted to talk to me about them, so I read them all, too. He is good about not spoiling it for me - he reads them first - and then I get a crack at them.
I am absolutely going crazy wanting to read this one, but we are attempting to wait out the 6 months or so to get the soft bound book, so he has the complete set that way. Don't know if I can do it. I am trying to avoid all internet and newspaper articles about the book because I don't want to know what happens until I can actually read it for myself.
I can't believe the run will be over now. Wonder if another set of books will come along that captures so many people - kids and adults - I think maybe Harry Potter will be one of those fluke pop culture things - one in a million.