It begins. After hurrying to read "Stardust" and "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse", I am beginning the big Harry Potter Marathon. My goal: to read all six preceding books before the big one, Number Seven, comes out. I'm so excited, and yet slightly sad. After this there will be no more. No more new Harry. We'll finally know the answers to all our questions, but at what cost? Oh dear. Better not get into too much of a downer. But I'm eighty pages into "Sorcerer's Stone," and just loving every minute of it, even though it's at least the seventh time I've read it, if not the tenth. And in more personal news, I found out yesterday that "Dragon Helm", the sequel to everyone's favorite book, "Dragon Slippers" will come out in summer of 2008. That's a lot sooner than I thought, but they've moved it up so that it will be released simultaneously with the paperback of "Dragon Slippers". So that's our publishing schedule so far: "Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow" in January of 2008, "Dragon Helm" and paperback "Dragon Slippers" in the summer of that same year. Whew. My agent said, you're going to have a big year, I hope you're not planning on having a baby or anything. . . .