Yeah, so, like I promised, I will now write more about my experiences at ALA last weekend. But what I really want to talk about is Harry Potter! Anyway, let's see... ALA. I'd like to thank the sweet group of BBYAers who waited at my publisher's booth before my signing and then took a picture with me (where is this picture? If you're reading this and you have this picture, send it my way!). Actually, that makes me curious as to where there may possibly be other pictures of me. Like, at the Coffee Klatch (I mean, they had a professional-looking photographer snapping away! Where are these pictures? And, come to think of it, I never saw the pictures from when I went to NYC to accept the NAMI award over a year ago. Another professional Photog. Maybe they just hire people to look like professional photographers so that people at the events feel special, but there really isn't any film in the cameras. What was I talking about?). Anywho, my husband, Matthew Cordell, had a very nice parallel post about ALA, so I'm just going to send you over there for the rest of the ALA info.
Now for Potter! I now truly believe that the whole reason they switched the Potter schedule and released the movie way after the fact was because if it came out when it was originally supposed to (November 21, 2008) I would not have been able to see it in the theater because Romy was born six weeks early (November 1). Because she is now able to eat solids and I can be away from her for about 3 and a half ours without my boobs exploding, I was able to see HP and the HBP on opening day! I was literally vibrating with excitement. I am always a little nervous at the movies because I don’t want the idiot audience to ruin my experience (what the frig is wrong with people anyway? Won't don't they revere movie theaters? Why don't they respect the quiet? Why must they be doing twenty things while watching a movie? Why do they SUCK?), but this crowd wasn't too bad. There was a turdish kid who had to keep speaking at full volume, and a family that brought a way too young kid along who was all whiny, and one dumbass in the back who whistled at random points, but all in all, not a bad crew.
Oh I loved this movie! It was so much better than the crappy Order of the Phoenix. Whoever that random screenwriter was (because it was the only film where they didn't use Steve Kloves), he sugged ass. Left too much out. But Stevie is back and he delivered! Oh, it was so good. Beautiful and powerful and sad. Right now, my favorite part of the film is when Dumbledore saves Harry in the cave and he's all waving his wand around and making fire and he just looks TOUGH. Dang that was good. I can't wait to see it again. And again. I can't wait until it comes out on DVD so I can watch it thousands of times!
I suppose I should really go outside and enjoy this nice weather. I think we are going mini-golfing now. Let me know if you have any ALA questions or comments, or if you'd like to discuss Potter. I may have to bring back the ol' Potter Question of the Day (that no one seemed to want to answer except me). Hmmm... Yup. Gotta do it.
If you had to bring a date (from the Potter-verse, of course) to Slughorn's party, who would it be?
You all should know my answer by now. I even mention him in Into the Wild Nerd Yonder!