January 15th, 2003

Me 2012

Front page news on the WSJ web site

"The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive. ... The only person left outside was a teenage boy who was lying flat on his back in a flowerbed outside number four."

That's the opening line of the fifth Harry Potter book, officially complete by Ms. Rowling and submitted to her publisher. It's scheduled for release on June 21, 2003.

But mostly, I am amused by the fact that it merited its own headline on the Wall Street Journal's main page. Heehee! It's big business!