I resisted rushing out for the fifth and sixth Harry Potter books when they went on sale (too much hype); but since this was the last, I picked it up Sunday from a huge stack at Stop & Shop while I was there to pick up my daughter’s birthday cake. (Hey, if they’re cheesy enough to sell it at Stop & Shop, don’t blame me for being cheesy enough to buy it there.)

Finished it off last night. All in all, Rowling wrapped it up quite well, but I don’t think in the last analysis she killed off anywhere near the number of major characters the media was hinting at. Mr. Weaseley? Give me a break. He had ‘Star Trek security guard’ written all over him from the get-go….