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Have you been to a Harry Potter (or other) midnight book launch before? Is it worth the effort? Or is it a damp squib?

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roisin Thu 14-Jun-07 21:32:08

We are driving up to Oban (from SW Cumbria) on the Friday - so a long, tiring day. Then travelling by ferry to Mull the following day.

Ds1 (will be just 10) is a huge HP fan, and has read all the books several times. I was assuming he would go to a midnight book launch, as he'll be desperate for the book. But dh thinks it would be better for him to get a good night's sleep, so he's not cranky all holiday, and pick the book up first thing Sat am.

Bink Thu 14-Jun-07 21:35:14

Oh no, do let him go - he'll remember it for ever. Last in series - there'll never be another one!

You going to do it in Oban? (Bink thinks she recalls a Waterstone's on the harbour front.) That might have a charm of its own - either the entire toon will be there (naething else to do) or it'll be ds and his new best friend, plus perhaps a dog.

Really, strong vote in favour.

Indith Thu 14-Jun-07 21:38:12

I'm going to one this year! Never done it before but I have a wedding to go to on the Saturday and have a manic need to read the book beforehand!

Oh I hope they are good.

And take your ds, go on! Just plana bit of a lazy day afterwards and he can catch up on sleep.

brightwell Thu 14-Jun-07 21:44:40

We've gone along to our local book shop for the midnight release, all the staff dress up and they decorate the shop. My dd (12), loves it, the excitement of going into town late at night etc.

littlelapin Thu 14-Jun-07 21:46:59

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RosaLuxembourg Thu 14-Jun-07 23:52:45

I have promised to take DD1 to our local bookshop. Now DD2 wants to come too and DD1 is FURIOUS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!!

KTeePee Fri 15-Jun-07 14:49:09

I have planned to take dd to our local bookshop on the high street but am now thinking the town centre is going to be full of drunks on their way home from the pub at that now wishing I had pre-ordered at the out-of-town bookshop that I could have driven to....

Blandmum Fri 15-Jun-07 14:58:14

I've not bothered with the others, but I want to go in for this one, as it is the last. I haven't told DD. I'm going to wake her and take her in.

colditz Fri 15-Jun-07 15:00:00

It comes out at midnight, yes? Tonight?


Blandmum Fri 15-Jun-07 15:03:27

No , not tonight! (I wish!)

MrsWho Fri 15-Jun-07 20:01:24

I want to go but dd1 says its too far past her bedtime and I should take dd2 (don't think she would be reading it though )

MrsWho Fri 15-Jun-07 20:02:01

LL- WHere abouts are you going in the Lakes?

littlelapin Fri 15-Jun-07 22:22:00

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MrsWho Fri 15-Jun-07 22:54:21

NOt that far from me then!

ViciousSquirrelSpotter Fri 15-Jun-07 22:55:39

When is it coming out? July sometime?

nannyogg Fri 15-Jun-07 23:00:27

We don't have any bookshops near here , so I'll be going to 24 hour Asda or Tesco to get mine. I'm quite excited about it though - bet they'll have made the late night staff dress up as wizards and stuff...

nannyogg Fri 15-Jun-07 23:01:35

VSS - Midnight July 7th..

littlelapin Fri 15-Jun-07 23:07:36

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OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 15-Jun-07 23:13:08

Really LL? I thought it was weird they weren't going for 7/7/7 I didn't know that was why.
Anyway just briefly hijacking to remind you that you can enter this week's competition
<closes door on way out>

ViciousSquirrelSpotter Fri 15-Jun-07 23:13:18

So the Saturday to Sunday night? Or the Friday to Saturday night?

littlelapin Fri 15-Jun-07 23:15:13

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nannyogg Fri 15-Jun-07 23:16:57

Well, that'll learn me for copying the info from the results list in google rather than reading the actual article...oops

littlelapin Fri 15-Jun-07 23:17:49

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littlelapin Fri 15-Jun-07 23:18:18

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nannyogg Fri 15-Jun-07 23:20:16


I could've popped into M&S for a nice warm cardy or summat..

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