We finished book six a couple of weeks ago and I've been holding off on book 7, primarily because we're going to be travelling and it's not out in paperback yet and I'm not lugging the tome in my "now we pay an extra $15 dollars" luggage around New York, Long Island and Cleveland (annual visit the family summer festivities) as much as I love bringing HP with me on trips because I know it's good reading material for us both.
This morning Julia sat on the couch with me. " I don't want book 7 to be the last book". Yeah, neither did a zillion other folks. She has fantasies that Rowling will come to her senses and write a book 8 or 9 or 21.
I did not tell her I pre-ordered Beedle the Bard on Amazon. Couldn't help myself, the email came and I clicked the link and realize now I have at least one Hannukah present taken care of. Though without Harry, I'm not certain of its appeal. And no, I did not succumb to the collectors edition.