So last time a Harry Potter book came out – I believe it was the Half Blood Prince – you had to be quick otherwise you would inadvertently see something like the t-shirt that was popular at the time, telling you where Dumbledore died.
Now that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows is about to come out – July 21st – I wonder what I have to do to keep the joy of finding out the end to myself. Do I pre-order the book and shut off all forms of communication till then? I mean, I probably won’t be able to play WoW even since, someone is bound to shout into general chat what happens. I might even have to shut myself inside the home so that I don’t get told what happens via someone’s t-shirt. And once you have seen something, you cannot, no matter how much you try, un-see it.
And, because half the fun of reading it will be finding out what happens, I guess that means I’ll be pre-ordering the book and holing up in my chair until I finish it – although I was hoping to save it for a beach read in the summer holidays.