Every now and then I get a bit of news that makes me squeal with delight like a little kid and this is one of those bits of news:
LONDON, England (AP)—The sixth novel in J.K. Rowling’s blockbuster Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” will go on sale in Britain and the United States on July 16, publishers said Tuesday.
In other words, her fans will have to take the book off their Christmas gift lists, and make it part of their New Year’s resolutions.
“We are delighted to announce the publication date,” which also will take place in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, said the joint announcement by Nigel Newton, the chief executive of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc in England, and Barbara Marcus, the president of Scholastic Children’s Books in the United States.
“J.K. Rowling has written a brilliant story that will dazzle her fans in a marvelous book that takes the series to yet greater heights. ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ delivers all the excitement and wonder of her best-selling Harry Potter novels,” they said.
Oh yeah. Where’s the pre-order form? I’m ready to sign up now. Usually Christmas is a date I spend half a year looking forward to and now I have something to look forward to in the summer. It’ll be like… like Christmas in July!
Via The Minx who managed to sum her enthusiasm up in a single word.