Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Curses! Foiled Again!*

We all know that 2007 has not exactly been a gay stroll down the proverbial primrose path for me but for cripes sake this is getting out of hand. It's like the Year of Living Annoyingly.

I didn't get a lot of the new Harry Potter read last night (NO SPOILERS IN THIS POST) because of the whole vet thing. I have, though, been reading on every mode of transportation, reading while walking as well as taking lunch breaks to read. I thought by today I'd have been in the 400s page-wise.

Of course I also thought that my book would include all of the 300s.

Yup, I'm a freaking statistic, my book goes from page 386 to page 451 then it reads on in chronological order to page 482 at which point it reverts to page 419 and goes on from there to the end.

Still doesn't help me find out what the hell happens between 386 and 419, though.

My beloved bookstore is going to give me a replacement but it means I have to haul my cookies over there and with the dog...let's just say that it's going to be a long night. Let's also say that my committment to purchasing from independent bookstores is coming back to bite me on the ass. (Although, there's a B&N a few blocks from the beloved bookstore and it RAN OUT of Book #7s and has been sending people to my preferred store so...the ass biting is equally distributed.)

What the fucking fuck, huh?

*I was going to use the title, "Harry Potter - SPOILED!" but I figured no one who hadn't finished the book would read so I held off.


  1. I mean it. I emailed you I was so excited.
    It will be valuable.
    Sit on that book sister.
    Shell out the bucks for another copy.
    Or let me buy the pages missing one.

  2. Are you KIDDING ME?!? Seriously!? That just sucks, man, and I'm so sorry! Here's hoping you get a good copy, and SOON

  3. I'll bet that was annoying. With some books I might not have noticed such an gap, but not that one. I'll have to read every damn page of that one. Actually, I have to read Half-Blood Prince first. I'm two behind the curve.