It was fascinating to read it having not read the original English version first. I'm glad I did, though I think I'd like to read it in English at some point too, since I'm sure there are subtleties that I have missed. My head is filled with French now though, in a singularly disturbing manner. I'll certainly be looking to read more books in French this year, though I shall begin to aim to read more that were originally written in it.
I'm looking forward to the next volume, whenever it's written. As usual I want to know what happens next in the great struggle between Harry and Voldemort and all those backing each side, but equally there are little things I want to know - what of next year's Quidditch team?, how will they all have done in their GCSE equivalent exams?, what of Percy?