I've actually seen this discussion on amazon.com but not on here, so i thought i'd give it a try. So, what will you do when your copy arrives? When mine comes, i'm going to stop what i'm doing, and be very gentle as i read the collector's edition. After i have read it all, i'll put it in a place it won't get battered and will look at it from time to time, as it's a shame just to look at it once (but that's my opinion!). With the standard version, i will read it as and when it takes my fancy, as i'm sure i'll read it many times, like all the books in the harry potter series. But on the odd occasion, especially when the 7th movie comes out, i'll probably read the collector's edition and feel like i'm actually reading the real book and be part of the story.
Post update 21/10/08: Check out http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7679551.stm. It's about JK Rowling doing a reading of Beedle the Bard. Hope you enjoy!
Bellydancer, good point but you know, I have re-read the Tales of the Bard as told by Amazon several times, so I have no doubt in my mind that I will want to re-read the same stories as told by Jo in her own words!
Lee Doyle: I feel stupid, asking that question now, and it was so none of my business! Thanks for your polite answer :)
Absolutely! I am also planning to go to a midnight release party in London to buy the standard edition just so I can soak in the vibe and anticipation :) 2 book stores, Borders on Charing Cross Road and Waterstones in Picadilly. I will be going to the Waterstones in Picadilly where there will be a Mugglenet podcast. If anyone is keen on the Waterstones midnight release, you need to visit their website and sign up to purchase a ticket (£5 including the Book) as there is a limit of 500 tickets available. they only just opened up the booking 2 days ago. If you live far from London there are other midnight release parties throughout UK at some Waterstones and Borders branches.
But yeah, my ultimate happiness will be when I lay my hands on the CE edition and as long as I am disciplined, will be the first book I read.
Hi me again. I wanted to add something to my order, but when i looked on my order page, it said "dispatch soon, We are preparing these items for dispatch and this part of your order cannot be cancelled or changed." Now i'm excited! One little thing slightly off the point, i was buying a book for my brother for christmas (lucky he doesn't read this discussion board as he's not a fan of Harry potter) and because it's £4.99, i have to buy something else cheap enough to have super savers delivery, but luckily i've found a book for £2. Does it seem a bit crazy that it's cheaper to order another book rather than paying the £2.75 postage? Just my thought, anyway, only a week to go! I wonder if anyone will be lucky enough to have their book a day or two before the release date?
Damn. I can't drop everything and go and I live in London! But I've got parents visiting as my nephew isn't well.
Oh well I bought the book to enjoy it and keep for the nephew when he's old enough to appreciate my Harry Potter set which includes no less than three First Editions (not unfortunately the first book though). He's only six months at the moment lol.
And when I get my copy of the Collectors Edition tomorrow I'll unpack it and just enjoy the contents and looking at and reading it. I didn't buy the Standard Edition.