The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

21 June 2003

A Muggle at heart

No, I didn't go stand in line at Barnyard and Ignoble to enjoy the dubious privilege of buying Yet Another Harry Potter Book on its first day of release. In fact, I can think of a number of books by bloggers that would be of far greater interest to me. A sampling:

And no doubt there are many, many more.

Posted at 9:31 AM to Blogorrhea

I'm working on a book of my own: Harry Potter Is a Big Fat Idiot.

Think it'll sell?

Posted by: McGehee at 1:58 PM on 21 June 2003

Is it as funny as Stupid White Voldemort?

Posted by: CGHill at 2:13 PM on 21 June 2003

Uh oh -- it's Harry Potter backlash! Well, I won't play. I'll pick up the book someday, just not now. I never buy bestsellers when the hype is frantic.

Besides, I'm busy writing my own book. It's a cookbook. Working title: The Joy of Cooking Troll.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 11:17 PM on 21 June 2003

There are good reasons to avoid the crowds. And there's nothing particularly wrong with the Potter books, except that they don't float to the top of my want list.

I did buy one book yesterday: a biography of Condoleezza Rice. Go figure.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:25 AM on 22 June 2003