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Monday, July 18, 2005

HP 6

Finally harry potter 6 is out
even before the book was out....the library i go to had a huge banner announcing the arrival of Harry potter......
"...You can reserve it" -my librarian told me..for Rs.35..and that people was only 50% of the rental..the rental for one week was 70 bucks....and this conversation happened a month before the book launch...and already around 11 kids had reserved the book.....WOW!!!!
i went to my library again this sat and librarian was all smiles....the book was doing well...whoever had reserved it had borrowed it already and more people were reserving.....
He gave me a smile and said "I will reduce the rental once i recover the cost of the book".....
and make a little profit too..i thought....and smiled to myself....
but outwardly, i told him "that is whn i will take the book..when the reduction comes into effect...."
Theres simply nothing like a good bargain..and i can wait..to savour the book in leisure!
Happy reading!

28 comments:

Kaps said...

U can always buy it at the pirated shops in Pondy Bazaar / T Nagar for a fraction of the real price. Paying 35 - 70 bucks for a rental is a rip-off.

monu said...

@kaps

i guess so....
let me see..will try that one
:)

Jayan said...

In Bangi, most of the good libraries charge nothing less than 10% of the book cost for a fortnight. Is it the same case in Chennai ?

monu said...

@jayan

yep..have you hear dof eloor in chennai??
you have to pay 800 bucks as deposit and for each book, the rental is 10% of the book's cost...and for a fortnight....

mine is a small library..the book's rental charge depends on the time of arrival..my librarian usually reduces the charge on recovering the cost of the book..i have read HP 4 for as less as Rs..15 for a week!
:)

it depends on the library i suppose!
:)

G3 said...

You still want to read this book. Arent you bored of the series especially after reading Book 4 and 5?

I used to read Harry Potter and liked it too! But I could not take more than 3 books!

Anoop Sundaram said...

hey i have a pdf version of the same .. got it from my friend.....

Anonymous said...

anoop dude... can u mail the pdf version?
I'm asssuming u have the latest one..

-Sanjiv

monu said...

@gayathri

i actually liked the fourth one....
:)
may be a bit too long..but not boring
:)

@anoop

would like a copy
:)

@sanju
:)

Chaos said...

Since i gave u the spoiler.. do u want to give me a ticking off in the web world for all to see...

:))

monu said...

@sanjiv
do u want to be the number one enemy of all??
i am sure others will kill you if youtell them the ending...
and may the publishers of the book will sue u!!

Chaos said...

BIG FAT CHANCE... There are already thousands of websites giving out the spoilers..

The publishers can't sue me for expressing my views about a book that has already hit the stands..

And yes... I wouldn't mind being public enemy No:4.. coz 1 and 2 ain't so clean numbers and 3 tends to land me in trouble.

Anoop Sundaram said...

hey Sanjiv and Monu.. where do i send it to? my id is anoop.sundaram@gmail.com send me a mail and i can send the pdf back to u.... or if u guys want it posted lemme know... i prefer mail jus so tht Rowling wont sue me ;-)

monu said...

@anoop

thanks anoop
sanjiv and myself got it...via mail ofcourse
:)
our colleague sent it..so no probs....
:)

Chaos said...

I'm gatecrashing monu's blog here... Anyway thanks Anoop .. I got it thru mail as monu just mentioned... :-)

ada-paavi!!!! said...

monu, august 4th HP 6 is being launched in triplicane in front of national book house pycrofts road.
chief guest the president of chennai tiruttu book sellers association
time evening 4 pm
cost per book Rs 200
reservation price Rs 100
bookings open
quality of print assured, almost as good as original (nan solleran cause i already booked my copy of the book!)
anywas u can get the bok there, a bit more expensive compared to elsewhere but print quality is good

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Anoop Sundaram said...

np .......

monu said...

hey srivatsan
antha president nee thaana???
anyways will check that out!
:)

monu said...

@anoop
:)

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monu said...

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johnny boy said...

Not a harry potter buff, for no specific reason! Watched part 1 and 2 in the theatre, thanks to my frnds.
So i guess this post is pretty irrelevant to me .... Then why am i commenting ?? Gosh .. am jus thinkin........ why ..... ... :)

monu said...

@monu

thanks

@johnny boy

i was that way too..till i sceptically read one book..and started liking them all....
:)

ada-paavi!!!! said...

monu just found out today, HP 6 will be on sale in fromt of book palace, pycrofts rd by friday, cost rnd 250 bucks,good quality pring, (as good as original, not the crap avaliable in other places!)

monu said...

@vatsan

so you got that copy?
i am considering......
:)
thanks for the info
:)

Manoj said...

I dont know...for some reason , I dont like HP...but thats just me. I prefer tolkien though.. LOTR rules!

M.

monu said...

@manoj
me never read tolkien
:)
would like to try though

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