A list of our events at the local Borders bookstore as we waited for the release of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Journaling reads "Some said that it was the party of the year. The long awaited release party of book 6, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was one Friday night in the month of July, July 16th to be exact. And Emily and I were there with other Potter fans, counting down the hours until the elusive book was in our hands and we could at last continue the gripping saga that J.K. Rowling has written. We whiled away the hours at our local Borders bookstore, playing games such as quidditch and making our own wizard hats and wands. As the hour grew nearer, we settled ourselves in a corner of the store and talked of just what might happen in this central book of the Harry Potter saga. Then the time finally came for use to get in the line that would take us to our prize: book six.