Went to the library yesterday to check out Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I’d put a hold on it before it came out, but I was still pleasantly surprised that I was able to get it so quickly. Spent last night staying up way too late reading it, then woke up way too early to finish it. Unfortunately, in between there, I checked my email, popped out to LJ, and promptly had the ending utterly spoiled for me. At which point I shut down my computer and resolved not to have any other outside contact with the world until I was done.
I don’t understand the glee which people get when they ruin the enjoyment other people get out of something. Mean-spirited much? I’ve been being so careful not to encounter any spoilers, and then someone posts the ending climax in big, bold letters as the top post in their LJ without a cut or warning or anything. It wasn’t anyone on my flist, but just someone whose post I saw in a community and hopped out to their blog to see who they were. I still finished the book, but the whole impact was lessened, and I can’t help but wonder how it would have hit me if I hadn’t known what was going to happen. Guess I’ll never know now.
After my marathon reading session, I fell asleep for the rest of the day. Now I’m trying to play catch-up on all the things that needed my attention when I was either reading, offline, or sacked out. My sleep-wake cycle is whacked.