It’s July – I’m officially starting my countdown
I’m not sure if it’s sad or amusing that my most pressing social plans this month involve deciding where I’m going to spend the night of July 20th. To those who don’t know the date, you’ll probably roll your eyes and smirk. To those who do, you’ve probably already got your plans (and maybe costumes) in place. At 12:01 a.m. on July 21st Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will officially be released. This was the first date I marked in my new calendar this year, and this weekend I turned the page to uncover my giant red and blue starburst around the date. Okay – so I’m kind of a fan.
One of the much cooler options for that night is a party at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square in New York, where Jim Dale will be hosting and reading. I hate to drop the BN name in our blog, but I have to admit that is going to be one good party. Jim Dale is one of the most talented narrators ever and to hear him read Harry Potter live would be surreal. This man holds the Guinness record for the most characters/voices ever recorded by a single reader – 134 for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Ridiculous.
So I’ve got just under three weeks to figure out how feasible it is for me to go to New York to listen to Jim Dale read for an hour and a half.
Maybe I can apparate…