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Without spoiling anyone, I had four major plot points guessed correctly, but I think they were obvious ones that a lot of people had also guessed anyway...lots that I don't think we could ever have guessed in advance based on lack of clues given in previous books, which is fine since it'd be not nearly as much fun if we could guess EVERYTHING! Definitely a good read! No sniffles for me this book, but there were a few vocal outbursts that had Kylie looking at me funny... ;)

What were the four I pegged? SPOILER WARNING!!!

- Snape loved Lily

- Dumbledore made Snape promise to kill him (but I didn't know why)

- Snape was ultimately good (50/50 chance tho - heh!)

- Harry would have to sacrifice himself and willingly "march to the guillotine," ala Tale of Two Cities. However, I was afraid the sacrifice would stick, so I'm glad it didn't. I have been really afraid I wouldn't like the ending of the series, ever since I read several years ago that Tale of Two Cities was one of JKR's favorite books.

Oh and best quote ever? "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!" :D

Also, does everyone have an ink blot towards the bottom of page 715? I have two copies at my house and both of them have the same blot...wondering if that's only in the batch I got or all the US copies?

Now for some sleep! Party cleaning will commence tonight!

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On the word "wanted" big ass blot.
I'm so not reading your post...but had to say that...
It took all the strength I had to find 715 without trying to peek...

What ink blot? :-)

Mine doesn't have an ink blot on page 715, but I got mine from Amazon. Did you hear about people who were missing pages?? Supposedly those are now collectors items, ha!


oh and yes...that is the best quote in the book...absolutely.

These were my guesses, and you'll see that I was....mostly right, and sometimes was dead wrong:

1) Snape loved Lily

2) Snape was on his own side, following his own ambitions as long as they suited him. (Boy, I nailed that one). :)

3) Dumbledore would return to provide advice via his portrait (only I thought the advice would be to Harry, not Snape!)

4) Snape took the unforgivable vow with Lily to protect Harry (but James didn't know about it, though Dumbledore was the bonder which is why he knew to trust him)

5) Harry would sacrifice himself to save others

6) The gryffindor sword was a horcrux, and/or the trophy given to Tom Riddle for special services to the school was one. In either event, I knew one was a Hogwarts.

7) Ron and Hermione would finally get together

8) One (or more) of the Weasley sons would die (I feared it might be Ron)

9) Voldemort would be defeated (ok, so this one was a no-brainer! :)


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