It is Friday so it’s time for another edition of Book Beginnings over at Rose City Reader. Today I am bringing you the first few lines of “Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince” by J.K. Rowling. This book is the sixth book out of a series of seven, and I have to tell you that I am a little sad to be this close to the end but I CAN’T PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!!! The tone is so different from the others that sometimes it is hard to take it all in. In the first five books, Harry was battling the evil “You-Know-Who”, but there was an equal amount of Hogwarts competition going on as well. This book is where the fat hits the fire so to speak, and you can just feel the battle coming.
"It was nearing midnight and the Prime Minister was sitting alone in his office, reading a long memo that was slipping through his brain without leaving the slightest trace of meaning behind. He was waiting for a call from the President of a far distant country, and between wondering when the wretched man would telephone, and trying to suppress unpleasant memories of what had been a very long, tiring, and difficult week, there was not much space in his head for anything else."
This man is the Prime Minister of England for the non-magical population so when he gets a visit in the next few paragraphs from the leader of the magical populace, he is in for a very big surprise! I can’t wait to see what happens next!