Sunday, July 17, 2005

And then, the payoff for an editor: "New Harry Potter Book Lives Up to Hype Surrounding Its Release, Gets Rave Reviews," on the news crawl outside the NBC Studios in Rockefeller Center, 6:10 p.m., July 16, 2005. My sister Melissa and I saw people reading it all over the city: on the subway, at Tiffany's, in line for Mexican food with us at Grand Central Station . . . and if these people had to pay attention to other things, like ordering enchiladas, they invariably showed the mark of the deeply involved reader: one finger holding their place in the book while they attended to the small unimportant details so-called "real life." It was fantastic. Posted by Picasa

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