It's here! It's here!

In January, (doesn't seem that long ago -- I was searching in the summer months) I posted about the new Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone, illustrated by Jim Kay. and due out in October.

Remember how excited we all were?  Amend:  some of us were.


gotta admit, I'm less than thrilled with the cover.  I guess I was expecting something a little more sophisticated, given the above illustration.


However, if I were willing to shell out $160 for the collector's addition, it could look like this:

so much prettier.


i think I'd rather send the $160 to Rowling's charity.  Seems wrong to spend so much on a book.  I wonder if, if I donated $160 to her charity, the gift could be the collector's edition.  


Sorry.  I think I'm feeling bitter.


For $100, you can get all seven with the very cool Hogwarts Spine.

Oh well.