I swear, a day hasn't gone by in the last week that at least one of my friends hasn't e-mailed/called/IM'd me about the new Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. For those not in the know, the book comes out tomorrow, err, tonight at midnight. I placed my Amazon order a few months ago under the premise that the book would be in my hands on June 21st.
I'm kind of scared that the book won't be here on time though; Amazon says it was just shipped out today with standard shipping. However, the tracking for the package (which just became available) says that it was shipped on the 15th, but offers little information beyond that (e.g., no estimated delivery date). Fingers are crossed. The book arrived as promised; time to dive in!
I'm caught up in a few other books at the moment and didn't feel like reading through the entire series again to reacclimate myself to the goings-on at Hogwarts. I've found some great summaries for each book and have listed them below. If you haven't read these books you are genuinely missing out.