Mmmmm...Early Harry Potter... It is only fitting that of almost all my friends (excepting Anne, Molly and *maybe* Denise), I was the first to read Harry Potter, and now I'm the first to have book 7. I celebrated with some sparkling wine (what I would call "champagne"). Now, some tidbits:
The first word is "The". There are 607 pages in the British edition. Chapter 22 is titled "How Neville Accidentally Kills Harry". Chapter 23 is titled "Um, Not Really". The cover art is FAR better in the american editions.