Monday afternoon I saw my sister safely to O’Hare for her flight back to Colorado. On the way back home I picked up the last book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. As I mentioned earlier, I drew the second seating to read this one behind my child bride. The good news is that she finished the 759 pages of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in less than two days. The bad news is: I’m up. Whirl is desperate for me to finish it so that we can talk about it.

I came to the Harry Potter series somewhat late. Whirl had read the first three before I picked any of them up. I read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince while recovering from my brain injury. That was the first book of this series I read immediately upon its release.

So now the gauntlet has been thrown: I want to finish the book and the series before I bump into news that will reveal plot developments out of Rowling’s intended order. Rowling has already upbraided a number of American newspapers for releasing reviews of the book before its general release—including the New York Times. Even though the book has been out for a week, now, I do not intend to add to that quagmire.

If you have read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, let me know. I will be more than happy to talk to you about it. Only once I finish!