What will J.K. Rowling's Next Book Be About?
|A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.||
|The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.||
|Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen||
|I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.||
|36735 votes in total|
Cool G – you last sentences made me laugh. :D
Thank you everyone. I was having a self-pity party yesterday and not good company to anyone. I’m sorry. I’m over it today. The sun is shining, the weather is beautiful and I’m going to Texas tomorrow. To quote a famous recent personality…“I ain’t got time for that.” LOL!
I will take Mr. Deanie’s advice and realize that the alternative is worse. :)
Graymayne today I found a book by Terry Pratchett. It is Nanny Oggs cookbook. The recipes look doable, but the narrative is great. I got it for my Kindle and have been thoroughly enjoying it.
A lot of the dishes use seafood of various types and most of the rest use mushrooms, both of which I am allergic to. So I won’t be trying any of the recipes unless I modify them extensively.
It’s a pretty funny read even if you don’t know your ofen from your grater. ;)
The girl dog is very nervous. Some neighbors have invested in a higher grade of firework than they have in the past. Instead of just a bunch of booms there are lots of trills and sizzles, followed by very loud booms. She is desperate for reassurance.
Tomorrow we are headed out to retrieve the barrister bookshelves from my cousin’s home. We will be gone all day. In doing some research I found they are properly called barrister shelves. They have hinged glass doors and each shelf is made to stack on its fellow so you don’t have to move them as a single unit. Therefore, in a law office or in any office they could be stacked and restacked according to need. The shelves are large enough to hold large law volumes.
Deanie I have a paperback copy of Nanny Ogg’s Cookbook and it is a delightful addition to the books about the three witches, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat. I love these particular characters and the stories are always so good and often hysterically funny in places. I confess that I have never tried any of the recipes but having just flipped through it to refresh my memory I might try some out. Mushrooms I love, shellfish I avoid, fish I enjoy. Keep giggling, it is good for you:)
Lady Hawke Oooh, bookshelves! I’ve never heard of barrister shelves, I’m having difficulty visualizing them but they sound useful. Years ago, when BigG was at university, every now and then he would phone me to ask me to check some information from one of the books in our “library”. I used to get a kick out of knowing how much use he had made of the books I had bought, mostly with him in mind. Nowadays he just uses the internet (sigh).
Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a great Independence Day!
Anyways, I owe all of you a nice wrap-up post about LeakyCon! Let’s see how this goes!
So Felipe and I both got in early and spent the first day and a half before our people starting arriving. We enjoyed wandering around Downtown Portland and eating from food carts/trucks. And we found Powell’s City of Books. I want to live in that four-floor bookstore. It was incredible and they would never be able to find me in there! Mwuaahahah!
Meeting the Lemon family and Rhi + her daughter (whose Leaky-name I can’t remember? Astoria?) was wonderful. BWJen, too!
I was slightly nervous before meeting everyone, but the only one I was really worried about was LemonDrop, because I had never really talked to her. But everyone was amazing and lovely and I miss them all a lot already.
We went out to dinner, and to a couple of movies (World War Z was early in the trip, and The Great Gatsby was the night before we left).
LeakyCon itself was a blast. I got all of Team Starkid (team behind the Harry Potter musicals) to sign a book written by a member of the group. Everyone was really sweet. The author of the book, Julia Albain, took time after a panel to sign my book, and chat with fans and take pictures with us. I ended up running into her multiple times during the conference and she said hi each time.
Devon Murray (Seamus), Scarlett Byrne (Pansy), and Ellie Darcey-Alden (Young Lily) had a panel on what it was like filming the movies and the like. They were all pretty funny, and Ellie is adorable. Devon was really awesome. He was often seen wandering the hotel and there are stories of people smoking and eating with him around the city.
At the actors’ signing, we were only supposed to get one thing signed by each person, and I had Devon sign my friend’s Prisoner of Azkaban DVD, and when I went to Ellie to get my Deathly Hallows Part 2 blu ray signed, Devon pulled my movie over and signed it as well!
The Wrock concerts were awesome, and I’ve never been much into Wrock. The Headmistress seems to have good taste, though, as the Ministry of Magic is her favorite. Their first song (Gryffindor Rally Cry), I was hooked.
Team Starkid had a performance as well, where they sang all of the songs from the three Potter musicals. That was wonderful. I only wish Darren Criss (HARRY!) could have been there. How dare he have been across the country touring??
The authors who were at the conference were all awesome, and quite funny. Stephanie Perkins signed my copy of Anna and the French Kiss and she crossed out the ie on her name, as well as her last name, and wrote in my last name when she signed my book! Adorable.
I went to a Publishing 101 lit panel, which talked about literary agents, tips for getting published, etc. It was interesting, and i have some notes I scribbled somewhere.
The whole weekend, regardless of which panel or signing or whatever I was at, was wonderful, though. The entire fandom is so positive and accepting of everyone. I made friends, hugged people I didn’t know, everyone complimented everyone, and it was just an amazing experience. I hope to go to the Orlando LeakyCon an if I do, I hope to see a few more of you there. I’m nowhere near sure if I’ll be able to go, but I want to.
The energy around LeakyCon and the accepting environment that comes with knowing everyone is together for the love of The-Boy-Who-Lived is incredible. We all have our own pasts and our own stories, but we all have felt the same joys, horrors, fears, and heartache that we lived through with Harry, and that is an incredible thing to bind a large group of people. LeakyCon honestly felt like home.
PB – thank you!! I was looking for the like button. LOL!! I am so glad you had so much fun. I hope you do get to go to Orlando. :)
erm…. Where is our “roar”??
I love the grown up version of you. He writes an essay for us to enjoy. I am so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. Remember the days after high school when you didn’t want to do much? See how you can soar?? :D
PB Thank you for your stylish write-up of Leaky Con, I’m delighted that you found it to be a very positive experience. Long live the HP love.
Before I read PB’s account of LeakyCon I want to say what I was thinking about CoS before I forget.
Why does the Weasley family need to purchase yet another batter copy of The Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration for Ginny? It is made clear the one they purchase for Ginny is a very old copy and has seen an enormous amount of use. They have had six other children pass through Hogwarts with Ron having just returned from his first year. It is apparent that McGonagal has not chosen a new text for use in her transfiguration class so why would the Weasleys need to purchase Ginny her own copy? I can understand they might have traded the older children’s texts as used but why would they have given up Ron’s books when they knew Ginny was going to need it in a few weeks?
I know it is a device for Lucius Malfoy to get his hands into her cauldron of books and say something insulting but I think JKR should have added another old book to the list that has not been used in some years and made the point of making an issue of it.
Thank you PB, I had surmised a lot of that from your photos but I’m glad to know the details, like how Stepanie Perkins happened to slash out her own name.
I’m also glad we can add another person to the list of how thrilled we all are when the people we have met here on “paper” turn out to be real friends in real life.
I love the consistent atmosphere of LeakyCon, how there are always loads of people sitting in groups on the floor of corridors, lobbies, banquet halls, anywhere. There is often someone with a guitar and you can hear the songs from AVP musicals being sung through the halls.
PotterBoy Soon we should change that to PotterMan or maybe not? Thanks for the wonderful write-up! ;)
CoS it only hit me this morning – Did it strike anyone else that the rogue bludger honored the time-out? Then after it hit Harry, it took both Fred and George to wrestle it back into the box? Obviously it could have swooped down and hit Harry as the whole team was standing in a circle to discuss it.
I know, strict logic is not really needed, but that seems (now) to be a rather big hole. ;)
I am at work and it looks to be a very slow day. I have my Kindle, the Kindle app on the computer, a supply of origami paper and my crochet. I should be able to occupy myself. I just can’t go into any of my Ya groups or personal emails as I have not yet learnt to do that on my android. I can however cruise the net, except for any streaming video or YouTube. ;)
Lady Hawke Maybe they continue to have to refer to the earlier books as they progress up the school. Instead of swapping the books from one year for the next, they need to add it to their collections. When they were examined for their OWLS, they had to answer questions about things they learned in the first 4 years as well as questions concerning the curren years curriculum.
Didn’t Harry have to describe or demonstrate the Wingardium Leviosa charm for his Charms Owl? ;)
Hmmmm… Lord Downey’s Mint Humbugs look pretty good, especially the non-arsenic version. ;)
I finished paying my monthly bills online. I had two from last month that came at the end of the month. It is a good thing I had the bills in front of my computer with my regular bills or I would have failed to pay them. I hate things that doesn’t fall due every month to come with a pay by date toward the end of the month. I always pay my bills during the first week so never remember to pay any that come in after. One was an ending electric bill for next door. Even though the cut off date was on the first of the month, I was still charged for the entire month minum charge. If I had thought, I would have told the new buyers I was turning the electric off on the last day of the month. The other was a doctor bill so it was only a few days late.
I went to my youngest daughter’s for a cook out yesterday. It never completely stopped raining but it was more sprinkle like so it was not too bad. We ate out on the part of my deck that was covered. Most of my outside furniture is on the deck. Since I don’t have a deck here just a small porch, I left it all for them to use. This was my outside furniture that I had used on my large deck next door.
I guess I should start reading COS. I was waiting because I did not want to get too far ahead.
Gee I meant to say it was so good to read Potterboy’s post of his experiences at Leaky Con. I saw all the pictures so it was nice to read his comments about them. I agree with MM. It is so nice to see how far he has come.
DS and I went out for a meal. Nowhere special, just to a country pub about a mile away. The pub has a large and pretty garden, and the sunshine had brought everyone out. It was packed, and there was a really nice atmosphere. It was nice to sit in the evening sunshine and just chat and be out of the house and somewhere different.
We got back just in time to see Andy Murray win his match, so that means we now have patriotic plans for Sunday afternoon!
PB, thanks so much for posting that. It was lovely.
We are home, drove through a blinding thunderstorm on the way back. In addition to the barrister shelves we came home with a Victorian liquor cabinet with spool work and glass doors. I also have assorted china knick knacks and enormous quantities of photo albums and photographic slides. We may end up purchasing my cousin’s van from the estate. My cousin was a big man and my DS was easily able to fit into and drive the van. Whatever we pay for it, half will go into our daughter’s trust, so that reduces the cost for us.
We have just been watching a disappointing Ladies Singles Final at Wimbledon because one of the the women just could not get her game together despite the fact that she had defeated Serina Williams. She trains very hard physically but what she needs is lessons in mind control. Yesterday, in contrast, we had two Men’s Semi-Finals that were amazing from start to finish.
LH I had the same question about the books. I also noticed the setup with Dobby saying “powers that no decent wizard…..”
I wonder how SALLY’s visit with WON has been going.
KOREY, I’ll have to go back and look at that in context and think about that.