That's it. Done.
It's hard to believe it's really the end, but the end it is.
And, yes, I teared up. Several times, in fact. For many, many reasons. I also let out several more shrieks. Again, for many different reasons.
There were also plenty of "A-ha!" moments and several "Wait, what just happened?" parts, too.
Sorry, I'm just not going to tell you how it all wraps up. True Harry Potter fans, I think, want to get there on their own. For the rest who are merely curious - keep movin' along; nothing like that to see here.
I will say this: The book definitely exceeded my expectations - both as a superfan and as an objective critic.
I'm curious to see what the rest of you think - feel free to post comments here at 21Q. But, for the love of all that is J.K. Rowling, please:
But I didn't really have to remind you of that, now did I?
Also, on Monday, check out the Scene section in The Bee or sacbee.com's Harry Potter page for my review.
Hours read: Roughly 16.
Coffee consumed: Nine cups.
Diet Cokes consumed: Three.
Sugar consumed: Too much to count.
Finally, this Harry Potter read-a-thon is officially dedicated to my cat Sophie. I know she can't wait to find out how it all ends and she's the only
pers-, er, living being that I'm going to tell.