Yesterday I bought Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on my lunch break. I’ve only read the first chapter-and-a-half, but I can say two things about it:

  1. It looks like fun.
  2. There’s a typo on page 10.

Normally I wouldn’t sweat this sort of thing. I work in publishing. I am aware that typos happen. But still: If I were the editor and I’d sold nine million copies on the first weekend and there were an uncaught homophone-substitution error in the first chapter of each and every one of them, I’d be fighting off the urge to bonk my head on the desk once or thrice. My sympathetic cringing, it was heartfelt.

That is all.