Not surprisingly, there are folks at various bookstores around the country who are already standing in line for the seventh and final Harry Potter novel. Personally, I think this is kind of ridiculous. I know I’ve been as eager to find out how it ends as the next HP fanboy (or girl), but it’s never occurred to me that it might be a good idea to stand in line for hours ahead of time to lay my hands on a copy of the book. For one thing, I’ve got much better things to do with my time. For another, I think I can delay personal gratification long enough to walk in at some point after the book hits shelves and buy my own copy. Besides, it’s not like any of these bookstores haven’t anticipated this book’s release and won’t have more than enough copies on hand to meet the demand for it. Just seems kind of silly to be that darn impatient. It does say something about Rowling’s writing, though, that her fans are _that_ eager to find out how it ends.