Five hours thirty-four minutes
|That's how long it took me. I got home at 12:15, settled into the recliner at 12:30, and finished at 6:04. I'm not posting anything about it here for a while (and probably not until after a second reading), because I'm not spoiling anyone.|
Thursday evening, Kris and I popped in our copy of HP and the Goblet of Fire, and I worked on the blue Norberta, which I had started at my regular knitting group on Thursday. I got the pieces done by the end of the movie. Friday, I figured I might as well carry on the pattern and popped in HPSS, followed by HPCOS and HPPOA. Finished all the pieces of the purple dragon by the end of COS, so now all I have to do is assemble them. Yay!
I got to Barnes & Noble at about 5, grabbed a table in the cafe, and waited (im)patiently for the mother and 2 kids who were at the only table by an outlet to leave. (Kris was joining me and bringing his laptop, so that table was the only option.) They did, and he got there at about 6. I went over and got my bracelet - my B&N was giving them out with a letter-color combo, and that was how they were calling people up. So, there were about 30 people in each grouping, and they called the green A's, then the red A's, then the yellow A's (Me!). That solved the issue of the HUGE line winding through the store that they had there for HPB. Once I had my bracelet, we settled in at our table. Over the course of the seven hours (I'm insane...) that we sat there, I drank 2 venti Iced Raspberry Mochas (my new fave there) and a grilled cheese sandwich. I am still feeling a little queasy, so I think I may have overdone the caffeine a bit. I worked on my Mystery Stole (the only time I went online since my last blog post was just long enough to print out clue #4), and got through 50 rows. When I decided I was tired of knitting that required concentration, I pulled out the Chevron Scarf, which I need to photograph for a WIP Wednesday - it's my purse knitting, so I don't realize how much progress I've made sometimes.
When I went upstairs after finishing the book, I put it on Kris's nightstand, and collapsed in bed. He woke up slightly and said, "Well?" I said "5 hours, 34 minutes." He stuck his hand out and said, "Tag me." So, he's been downstairs reading since. Hopefully he'll finish sometime this afternoon so I have someone to talk to about it!
Off to catch up on what I missed on the 'net in the last 2-ish days!