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The many pleasures of last night's Harry Potter festivities at our local Barnes & Noble, which culminated in Skylar walking out of the store at 12:08pm with her copy of the book rapturously clutched to her bosom, were retroactively magnified by the discovery that she had made the internet edition of The Arizona Daily Star:

When I saw the photographer shooting her -- he even gave her his card afterwards -- I thought it might be because, amid the mounting madness, she had plopped herself on the floor with a grown-up equestrian magazine to read. That's what I told her, anyway. "It shows that reading the Harry Potter books can lead children to do other kinds of reading. They love telling that kind of story." She was pleased with this explanation for her brief moment in the spotlight. But she was even more pleased to see her best friend from last year amid the revelers, even if the latter hasn't kept pace with her reading over the summer and remains mired -- "Gasp!" -- in the first third of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

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xxxpunkxgrrlxxx From: xxxpunkxgrrlxxx Date: July 22nd, 2007 03:13 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
that rules!!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 22nd, 2007 05:25 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes. Somewhere I have a picture from when I made the paper as a kid. I think I was ten.
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: July 24th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I was totally in the paper as a kid! I think I was maybe 6 or 7--at the library reading while waiting for a storytelling program to start. Maybe I was younger and therefore "reading," which I also loved to do. Can't remember if I have glasses in that pic or not, which is usually the giveaway. I think I might be holding a cute stuffed Snoopy?
gpratt From: gpratt Date: July 22nd, 2007 05:17 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I love her!!!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 22nd, 2007 05:24 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Many folks were impressed that one so young would dress up as a denizen of the dark side.
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