I am a little perturbed. I ordered my copy of Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince ages ago, from Amazon.com, and I fear it will NOT be in my mailbox today! Amazon has not yet sent shipping notice. :-(
I am terribly vexed. I had plans to read it, immediately.
As we wait for Harry, I thought you would enjoy this piece by Dave Kopel from just about two years ago. Discussing John Granger’s excellent book The Hidden Key to Harry Potter (unhappily hard-to-get and pricey, although Granger’s other book, Looking for God in Harry Potter is also very good and you can get it thru my bookshelf) Kopel writes:
The unicorn, too, is a traditional Jesus symbol; pure and powerful, it could only be tamed by a virgin, as Jesus could only be incarnated by a virgin. In Sorcerer’s Stone, drinking its blood brings life, and its killing is an especially hideous crime.
Sigh. I love this stuff!
I hope my book comes today. If not, well…it IS my husband’s birthday. I suppose I could lavish some attention on him! :-)