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"The Casual Vacancy" Tops Amazon Charts

Posted by: Catherine
September 30, 2012, 06:27 PM

This weekend The Casual Vacancy shot to the top of Amazon's book charts. J.K. Rowling's adult novel currently resides in the number one slot for both physical books and e-books. According to Amazon.com, the physical copy of The Casual Vacancy has resided in the Top 100 for the past 87 days, while the e-bookContinued...

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JK Rowling at Southbank Center

Posted by: Catherine
September 27, 2012, 08:43 PM

The first video of J.K. Rowling at the Southbank Center in London, England has been released. It is a 16-minute rap-up video. This event was supposed to be streamed live; we are currently keeping an eye out for more footage. The video can be viewed here (and is not embeded below by request of Southbank Center).

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Casual Vacancy's Expected Sales are Down?

Posted by: Catherine
September 27, 2012, 03:29 PM

Hyped as the most anticipated novel of this season, Washington Post has reported that sales may not live up to the hype. The Washington Post blog reports:

But for the most eagerly anticipated book of the year, Politics & Prose had sold only about half a dozen of their 300 copies by the time OliverContinued...

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Reuters Reports Various Comments from Newspapers and Critics (UPDATED)

Posted by: Catherine
September 27, 2012, 09:57 AM

Reuters has released statements on The Casual Vacancy from various official sources:

"Unfortunately, the real-life world she has limned in these pages is so willfully banal, so depressingly cliched that 'The Casual Vacancy' is not only disappointing — it's dull." (New York Times)Continued...

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New York Times Book Review of "The Casual Vacancy" (Spoiler Alert!) UPDATE

Posted by: Catherine
September 27, 2012, 06:41 AM

The New York Times released its first book review of The Casual Vacancy this morning (SPOILER ALERTS).The NYT states that the overall feeling of the book was emotionally disheartening: " The novel contains moments of genuine drama and flashes here and there of humor, but it ends on such a dishearteningContinued...

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The Casual Vacancy

Posted by: Catherine
September 27, 2012, 06:23 AM

It is September 27, 2012 and JK Rowling's first post-Potter, adult novel is finally here! If you have received your copy of the book, started to read, and would like to tell us how you like it please leave your reactions in the comments below. SPOILER ALERT to all other users!

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JK Rowling at Southbank Center Event Streaming Live (UPDATED)

Posted by: Catherine
September 26, 2012, 06:18 AM

UPDATE: The YouTube channel for this live streaming can be found here.

As reported previously, J.K. Rowling will be at the Southbank Center for the release of her book on Thursday, September 27. The event can be watched via live streaming at this link, beginning at 7:30 PM. CommentsContinued...

JKR Interviews

New Yorker Profile of J. K. Rowling Offers More Insight into "The Casual Vacancy"

Posted by: Edward
September 23, 2012, 01:22 AM

The New Yorker magazine has just published this lengthy profile and interview with author J. K. Rowling which goes into much depth and detail about her time following the release of the final Harry Potter novel as she began to write her forthcoming novel geared towardsContinued...

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Pottermore: New Chapters of CoS

Posted by: Catherine
September 18, 2012, 08:05 PM

The newest installment of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has finally arrived on Pottermore! Pottermore members can now explore Chapters 5 (The Whomping Willow) through 11 (The Dueling Club). Enjoy!

(Thank you Nealie Zealbie for the tip!)

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Pottermore one of "Times" 50 Best Websites of 2012

Posted by: Catherine
September 18, 2012, 04:25 PM

Time has released their list of 50 Best Websites of 2012. Pottermore has made the list! Pottermore was one of the six websites selected for the "Family and Kids" category. Time Techland reports:


After seven books and eight movies, J.K. Rowling left millions of Muggles wanting more HarryContinued...

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Harry Potter Wizard's Collection: Leaky Review (Part 1)

Posted by: Edward
September 14, 2012, 11:44 PM

This past week, Warner Bros. released the ultimate collection of the Harry Potter films: the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection.  This box set is the culmination of 13 years of film-making, and everything a Potter fan could hope for.  Leaky was able to get a review copy of the boxed setContinued...

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JK Rowling Special on ABC

Posted by: Catherine
September 14, 2012, 06:12 AM

J.K. Rowling's first US televised interview about The Casual Vacancy will be with ABC News' Cynthia McFadden. This "exclusive" interview is to air on ABC's Good Morning America (7:00-9:00 AM), World News with Diane Sawyer (6:30 PM), and Nightline (11:35 PM-12:00 AM) on Wednesday, September 26.The interview willContinued...

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Jk Rowling Specials on BBC2, BBC Radio 4

Posted by: Catherine
September 13, 2012, 06:29 AM

JK Rowling is to be interviewed about her new novel, The Casual Vacancy (to be released on September 27), on BBC2 and BBC Radio 4. Both shows will broadcast the week of her novels release. On Wednesday, September 26, at 10:00-10:30 PM, BBC 2 will air their special: JK Rowling - Writing For Grown-Ups: A CultureContinued...

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JK Rowling Event at the Jazz at Lincoln Center: Ticketing Issues

Posted by: Catherine
September 12, 2012, 08:16 PM

As you all know, there has been much excitement about purchasing tickets for the JK Rowling event at the Jazz at Lincoln Center. The issue involving a security breach of the website, early ticket sales, overbooking tickets, and moving venues has been solved.  All ticketsContinued...

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Pottermore: Sneak Peek at New Content from JK Rowling

Posted by: Catherine
September 05, 2012, 05:10 PM

Pottermore has released an excerpt from Chapter Eight: The Deathday Party of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This excerpt is about new character information on Peeves the Poltergeist. Pottermore Insider also stated that the next installment should be arriving to Pottermore "shortly". Continued...

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