How Long Until the Next One?

Dammit, why do the Harry Potter books have to be so good?!?!?! I finally had enough time last night to fnish off the latest, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” which was another excellent installment in the series. I especially liked how the book really captured the feelings of young love – how your stomach churns and tightens at the sight of the person you’re infatuated with, the happiness and fear of first loves, seeking approval from friends… She really captured what it is like to be a teenager (or one in a wizarding school, at least), which added great depth to the characters.

Not all that surprised at who dies at the end, but it was still a heart-breaker. (SPOILER ALERT – sort of) And to finally get resolution on Snape’s character was nice as well. Rowling has a hell of a job in the next and final installment… will Hogwarts be closed? Will the book take place there at all? Will Ron and Hermione finally get together? How will Harry face Snape and and how the hell is she going to make the inevitable battle between Harry and Voldemort epic enough? (END OF SPOILER ALERT)

I started reading Harry as the fourth book came out, and all I know is that just like all the fourth and fifth books, I’m just upset that I need to wait another couple of YEARS before reading the next one. I want it NOW!