Well, I bought the book today and snuggled down to read it! (it was not raining outside, but neither was it nice and sunny!).
I wont give away any details of the book just in case it spoils it for anyone else, but I did enjoy the book (yes I have finished already!) and I expect that I will read them all through again one day. Not quite just yet though as I am a bit Potter'd out at the moment.
It does make me wonder what JK Rowling will be doing now. Of course, she needn't write another thing for the rest of her life as Harry Potter has made her far more money than she needs! But what will she do now - will she write another book, another series, or will she turn to something else?
I wonder what she must be feeling now that the series is finished. Is she celebrating the fact that this huge undertaking has now finished, or is she sad that she wont be writing about Harry and his friends anymore? I would imagine that it a mix of the two, possibly along with a bit of "what on earth do I do now!"
Although the last book wrapped things up quite nicely, I am a bit disappointed myself that I wont be reading any more about Harry, Hermione and Ron, along with Hogwarts, nearly-headless Nick and Professor McGonagall, not to mention Hagrid of course!! I know that there have been people who have disparaged her writing as being formulaic and not very good, but they weren't meant to be the classics of the times, they were simply rather fun books that caught the imaginations of many people.
I, for one, am glad that they were written and have enjoyed them immensely! ;-)