Re: [mythsoc] Harry!
- From: <Stolzi@...>
> Wednesday in my old-ladies-arthritis pool class, everyone =else= who had
> ordered it, or had a discount coupon for it, was procuring the new Harry
> for their grandchildren, not for themselves like me. (SIGH) Always theOh, they just say that, Mary. They read it, too -- at least all the
grandmothers at my church do. (And if they don't, they're probably boring.)
- I just wish we got an extra of the hat, because it has the date on it and
we spent yesterday at my brother in law's wedding.
amor vincit omnia
- My friend Harry was talking about HP V (which he is about 2/3 the way
through; his copy arrived Saturday morning) and I said "Well, I'll probably
order mine from the Science Fiction Book Club." Whereupon he said:
"That's not necessary." Then he explained what happened.
Seems an owl who presumably works for Amazon.com (at least according to
Harry who ordered his copy from there), accidently placed *two* copies of
HP V into his box and sent it out. Consequently, Harry said to me "Would
you like a copy?" Of course, I said "Yes!" For which I paid him about
$15-17 last night. (He said that was about right; books are pretty cheap
on Amazon. Note: I have never ordered anything from them; it's too
It's like God said "Here. Have a copy. Cheap." Though I hate to think
that perhaps somewhere, someone has *not* received *their* copy of HP V. I
hope that's not the case. (I suspect Harry ordered an extra copy, and
doesn't want to admit it!)
I plan to start it this evening. ---djb
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 12:45:31 EDT
Subject: [mythsoc] Harry!
Comes, this morning, a gentle tipping-tapping at the door of my house as it
might be on Privet Drive.
My own local Cerberus, of course, explodes with barks, but by the time I
my robe on and get to the door, the mystery visitor has departed.
Leaving a large cardboard book-box on the step.
Dauntingly large; I am eyeing this thing with some qualms as to whether it
will be a real joy to read, or not. But I was pleased by the mysterious,
date-prompt, arrival. I cd say "a little touch of Harry in the night"
that it was broad daylight by that time (and me slugging abed, in fact)
Wednesday in my old-ladies-arthritis pool class, everyone =else= who had
ordered it, or had a discount coupon for it, was procuring the new Harry
for their grandchildren, not for themselves like me. (SIGH) Always the
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- In a message dated 6/22/3 2:39:38 AM, Lisa Harrigan wrote:
<<And a copy of Caroline by Gaiman, because it sounded interesting.>>
"'It's Coraline. Not Caroline. Coraline, ' said Coraline."
- Sorry Coraline - I didn't have the book in front of me.
>In a message dated 6/22/3 2:39:38 AM, Lisa Harrigan wrote:
><<And a copy of Caroline by Gaiman, because it sounded interesting.>>
>"'It's Coraline. Not Caroline. Coraline, ' said Coraline."