I just finished reading last night. I just love this book to pieces! And I haven't loved one since POA.
Hmm...I guess I'm the lone Ron/Hermione shipper in this forum. I love them. And Hermione had been my favorite character all along. But in this book, I actually forgot all about her and remembered that the series is called Harry Potter after all. Heh. I never really liked Harry much. Thought he was just there really. But I really liked him in this book. Much much MUUUUCH improved from the prat (PRAT!!! my favorite new word) that was in OOTP.
I love the Weasleys so much.
I usually don't do spoilers or even speculation for fear that someone may get it right and guess correctly. But for this book, I want to hear everything! Gah!! I want Book 7 NOW! *stomp stomp* [/veruca salt]
I know there's been rumblings about Obi Wan/Dumbledore and Luke Skywalker/Harry parallels. I thought about that when the Dark Mark went up and that whole scene went down between Snape/DeathEaters/Malfoy/Dumbledore with Harry watching the whole thing.
Just reading your posts, I thought about something. Could Draco have been talking about Snape stealing the Hand of Glory that left him with the only one who can see in that Darkness powder thing? It's probably nothing.
I can't even remember right now what else I wanted to post. I guess that's all for now.