Oh yes, I've been reading those spoilers/leaks/scans...
No, you're getting nothing from me. Promise.
I think I've mentioned before that knowing what's going to happen doesn't affect my enjoyment of a book, except perhaps to relieve some of the initial scramble-to-get-through-it-as-quickly-
Unless the spoilers are fake.
But here is an interesting thing I've noticed about people's response to the leaks. A number of comments are about how these aren't 'JKR's style'. Now, I haven't read the whole thing (too lazy) but what I have read strikes me as exactly JKR's style. Which got me to wondering about the effect of having read fanfiction on one's actual reading of the book.
I wasn't in the fandom before HBP so I've never had this experience before. How do the rest of you deal with it? Do you get so used to thinking of the HP world in the style of your favourite fanfics that JKR's style seems jarring? Do you long for stmargaretsHarry and Ginny, or for rhetoretician's? Do you start to find JKR's writing childish compared to some of the more 'adult' fics you might have read? Or do you find that actually, her writing does stand up to the test and sweep you away compared to the amateur things you've become used to? Can you still spot 'JKR's style' amidst all the competing voices?