Jessica Day George

Monday, July 2, 2007

The Harry Potter Marathon

It begins. After hurrying to read "Stardust" and "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse", I am beginning the big Harry Potter Marathon. My goal: to read all six preceding books before the big one, Number Seven, comes out. I'm so excited, and yet slightly sad. After this there will be no more. No more new Harry. We'll finally know the answers to all our questions, but at what cost? Oh dear. Better not get into too much of a downer. But I'm eighty pages into "Sorcerer's Stone," and just loving every minute of it, even though it's at least the seventh time I've read it, if not the tenth. And in more personal news, I found out yesterday that "Dragon Helm", the sequel to everyone's favorite book, "Dragon Slippers" will come out in summer of 2008. That's a lot sooner than I thought, but they've moved it up so that it will be released simultaneously with the paperback of "Dragon Slippers". So that's our publishing schedule so far: "Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow" in January of 2008, "Dragon Helm" and paperback "Dragon Slippers" in the summer of that same year. Whew. My agent said, you're going to have a big year, I hope you're not planning on having a baby or anything. . . .

6 comments:

Rosalee said...

I've been re-reading all that Harry Potters too, but I've done them all out of order. All I have left are the third and the fourth now...
*goes back to the picture of Shardas she was working on because she's pretending to have nothing better to do...*

Megan said...

Whoo Hoo!!! That is HUGE!!! I'm so excited for the sequel to come out, and my kids will be excited that they don't have to wait too long! And my hubby can buy me Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow as a welcome baby gift. How great is that. I'll have to let him know... :)

Nikki said...

Man, fitting babies into a publishing schedule sounds impossible. Good luck with that. Perhaps I will count my blessings that I am not yet published while having this second baby. As for Harry, I'm debating whether to reread all six or just number six before the final installment. Being pregnant, I don't read as fast lately, so perhaps time constraints will dictate.

Deana said...

Just discovered your first book "Dragon Slippers". Can not wait to share it with my daughter. Love it.
Please, write faster!!

Eli said...

AWESOME!!! A second 'dragon slippers' book! I read Dragon Slippers seven times in a week, it was that good of a book! keep on writing!

Rebecca said...

YESYESYESYESYES!!!
A NEW DRAGON SLIPPERS BOOK!
I loved the first one, you are such a talented writer!
I'm definately going to recommend the first one to my best friend. I loved the whole thing, and hope i can write as well as you do, because i'm writing a story about dragons too. (Even though i'm only thirteen)
Can't wait for your second book!