Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

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Friday, July 20, 2007
Release time -- I keep reading that it's 00.01 a.m. BST (British Summer Time, their daylight-savings alternative to Greenwich Mean Time). Does that mean 00.01 a.m. everywhere, so that the Brits get the book(and start blogging its butt off, not that that need affect us) five hours before we do? Or is it coordinated, so that release in, say, New York, would be at 7 pm tonight?

Not that it matters too much, as two Amazon "owls" are going to deliver our copies tomorrow anyway; but I'd like to know what to expect if Cacciadelia and I drop into our local Barnes & Noble tonight (I in my Dumbledore cap, made for me by Elinor) to watch the Diagon Alley scene.