I made the mistake of deciding to read a few more pages of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince before going to bed. When I next looked up, I had finished the book, and it was 11:30pm. Definitely recommended (not that you needed me to tell you that!). I think that this is the strongest book of the last three, although it doesn’t have the same pure charm of the very first book. And I am eagerly awaiting Book 7 and the final battle.
Speaking of Harry Potter, I got an e-mail from Amazon on Tuesday morning telling me “We’re happy to let you know that we’ve begun preparing your order for
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ for delivery.” I looked at the headers, and the mail was stuck somewhere in Amazon’s systems for five days — I’m glad it was the e-mail which got stuck and not the physical book!