This is it. The final countdown to the final book. One month from today, Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows will be available at a bookstore near you. I'm getting chills just thinking how in a few short weeks we'll finally know what happens to Harry, Voldemort and friends. A couple months ago, I began my traditional rereading of the previous books before the new one comes out. I started early because in addition to the six Harry Potter books, I have one book a month to read for my book club.
Anyway, last month I was finishing up GoF when I came across something I had missed the previous 8 or 9 times I've read it. In chapter 36 The Parting of Ways, Dumbledore says, "Sirius, I need you to set off at once. You are to alert Remus Lupin, Arabella Figg, Mundungus Fletcher - the old crowd."
There it was in plain black and white text...the clue to the revelation in OotP that Mrs. Figg was connected to Dumbledore and a Squib. And yet I missed it every single time I've read GoF, even those times after OotP had come out.
And once again I marvel at the genius of JK Rowling and wonder what else she has mentioned plainly in passing in any of the books that hold a key to one of the many mysteries we hope to have solved with the last book.
What clues have you found?