I was supposed to be doing other things. But, I decided to read Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince instead.
It was definitely a thrill ride. Unlike the previous novels, this works leaves a large number of issues to be resolved in the final year.
I understand that Ms. Rowlings originally intended the work to be a seven part series. I hope that she does not sell out and that she concludes the series as orginally planned. I understand that Rowlings is now the richest writer ever. She has all the money she will ever need. I will be greatly saddened if she sells the integrity of her series for more.