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What will J.K. Rowling's Next Book Be About?

Posted by Melissa
May 25, 2011, 11:40 AM
A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.
5833 (15%)
The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.
3248 (8%)
Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen
20749 (54%)
I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.
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13832 Comments

100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

ASTI, I think you have been suffering “non-summers” since I have known you. So, the news of that amount of time doesn’t surprise me. I know nothing of plumbing. Having to finish washing your hair in the sink with a kettle sounds awful. I would be extremely paranoid the next time I put shampoo in my hair.

I must say I have had enough of looking at the street in front of the Lindo wing at the hospital. I realize there are news teams from all over the world there with nothing to do so they are letting them talk about the same information and suppositions relentlessly. It makes me wonder what they will have to say once the baby actually arrives. I am ready to give those news teams a rest until the Duchess is on her way to the hospital or until she is inside producing the baby.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 21, 2013, 04:51 PM report to moderator
100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

ASTI, I think you have been suffering “non-summers” since I have known you. So, the news of that amount of time doesn’t surprise me. I know nothing of plumbing. Having to finish washing your hair in the sink with a kettle sounds awful. I would be extremely paranoid the next time I put shampoo in my hair.

I must say I have had enough of looking at the street in front of the Lindo wing at the hospital. I realize there are news teams from all over the world there with nothing to do so they are letting them talk about the same information and suppositions relentlessly. It makes me wonder what they will have to say once the baby actually arrives. I am ready to give those news teams a rest until the Duchess is on her way to the hospital or until she is inside producing the baby.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 21, 2013, 04:51 PM report to moderator
100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

ASTI, I think you have been suffering “non-summers” since I have known you. So, the news of that amount of time doesn’t surprise me. I know nothing of plumbing. Having to finish washing your hair in the sink with a kettle sounds awful. I would be extremely paranoid the next time I put shampoo in my hair.

I must say I have had enough of looking at the street in front of the Lindo wing at the hospital. I realize there are news teams from all over the world there with nothing to do so they are letting them talk about the same information and suppositions relentlessly. It makes me wonder what they will have to say once the baby actually arrives. I am ready to give those news teams a rest until the Duchess is on her way to the hospital or until she is inside producing the baby.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 21, 2013, 04:51 PM report to moderator
100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

I can name the first 13 people or so in line of succession on my own. I don’t need them to explain for the 500th time the first three spots.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 21, 2013, 04:54 PM report to moderator
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245 Points

Ooohh, some dittany please! I didn’t even click on Submit. I thought I had lost my post as the screen just went crazy. Instead I have splinched three ways.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 21, 2013, 04:59 PM report to moderator
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106 Points

Gorgeous splinch, congratulations! I haven’t been watching the footage, but do keep checking my BBC news app. She must be so uncomfortable, a week past her due date, and in these temperatures. AND she must be feeling under so much pressure, all the worlds media waiting for her to go into labour to produce the next heir.

Posted by asti on July 21, 2013, 05:26 PM report to moderator
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231 Points

Sometimes chili dogs are not your friend. Oy vey!

Posted by ironsos on July 21, 2013, 06:41 PM report to moderator
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80418 Points

Was watching a BBQ show on the Travel Channel & they visited & toured The Germantown Commissary… OHHHHHH the yummy memories…

Posted by Won_Two on July 21, 2013, 11:10 PM report to moderator
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248 Points

I am at the point where he has figured out the culprit and has started gathering evidence but the explaining hasn’t started yet. At this point, I don’t have a clue.

I read it whenever I can and I get the “can’t put it down” syndrome every once in a while. However, I tend to get too thoroughly engrossed in what I’m reading and the rest of the world gets ignored. My family tends to get a little upset if they go hungry and don’t have any clean laundry because of a book.

Posted by korey1979 on July 22, 2013, 08:36 AM report to moderator
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857 Points

Asti plumbing that is not working properly is the bane of my existance! If the kitchen sink has a drippy faucet, I can hear it 45 feet away through 4 walls and 2 closets full of clothes. A running toilet is sheer torture, even if it is in the room next to ours in a hotel. ;)

We have had water heaters die at least twice and we replaced one because we could tell it was failing.

The first time I woke up to the sound of running water and a living room, dining room and kitchen about a half inch deep in water. We were in Hawaii and living in military quarters. They sent a crew out with a wet vac and replaced the water heater within 3 hours. Luckily we had not been married too long and did not have any large expensive possessions that could be ruined by the water.

The second time I was going to wash a load of clothes and the water heater was beside the washer. It had evidently just started leaking as there was only a fairly small puddle there. We were in Virginia at the time and the replacement was at our expense since we owned the house.

The replacement was in our current house. Shortly after we moved in there was a manufacturers recall of water heaters of the same brand as ours. They said our model number was not included in the recall, but we were having the same issues as the defective ones. Since I had already found out that it was not of a large enough capacity for our needs, we replaced it with one of a larger size made by a different company.

I cannot even count the number of times we have replaced flappers, flush valves or floats in toilets over the years. ;)

The CPAP machine, with it’s air flowing through the plastic tube, sounds like water running through pipes, amost as if an outside tap is turned on full blast.That could be one of my problems adapting to it. Hmmmmm…. ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 22, 2013, 08:45 AM report to moderator
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DEANIE, at least once you get used to the sound of the CPAP it should mask the other annoying water sounds.

My DS says to just tighten the straps enough to hold them in place but to not over tighten them. If they are too tight it creates gaps which will cause the mask to leak and blow on you.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 22, 2013, 09:25 AM report to moderator
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857 Points

Oh, yes. That’s another thing. I cannot stand to have anything like a fan blowing on me. I can’t seem to sleep under a ceiling fan or even I am being breathed on. It doesn’t even matter if I’m the one breathing on myself. I react like a cat who is having its fur blown the wrong way. Leaks around the CPAP mask have already caused me to spend almost an hour playing with the adjustments. ;)

I just had a strange thought about Detroit declaring bankruptcy. Remember the Robocop movies? They were supposed to be taking place in Detroit that was run by a big (mostly corrupt) business instead of an elected government. Was that fiction or prophesy? ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 22, 2013, 10:27 AM report to moderator
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436 Points

The Duchess is at the hospital.

Posted by Dr. LEW on July 22, 2013, 10:50 AM report to moderator
100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

She has been there for about ten hours at this point and somewhere I heard she started labor at midnight but didn’t go to the hospital until 5:30. So, it could literally be any time now or it could be tonight. I would hate to think the whole world was anxiously waiting to hear if I had performed efficiently.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 22, 2013, 11:16 AM report to moderator
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245 Points

We have had some very violent thunderstorms this morning. There was a white flash and BAM that felt as if we had a direct strike between us and the house next door. My daughter, girl dog and I all happened to be in the middle of the den when it happened. We almost ran each other down trying to figure out which way to run. It seems to have settled down a bit but you can still hear distant rumbling and it is still very dark and gray.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 22, 2013, 12:05 PM report to moderator
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857 Points

Well, today is the full moon. She should deliver almost any time now. ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 22, 2013, 12:55 PM report to moderator
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80418 Points

It’s a boy!

Posted by Won_Two on July 22, 2013, 03:32 PM report to moderator
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106 Points

Good evening!

My Cuckoo was waiting for me when I got home from work. In between cooking and everything else, I have only read 40 pages, but I was immediately struck by how different her voice is in this than in Harry and ACV. It is not recognisably the same author, thus far. I am intruiged.
Mine is not a first edition. I knew it wouldn’t be, but I couldn’t help hoping.

Tomorrow is my daughter’s last day of school before the six week break. She is excited and sad at the same time.

The poor Duchess must be having a hard time. Still no news……..

Our weather is breaking. We had rumbles of thunder last night, and tonight we are forecast heavy storms and LOTS of rain. There has already been thunder.

Posted by asti on July 22, 2013, 03:34 PM report to moderator
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106 Points

Good Lord, Won, who are your contacts?!!!!! It’s not even on the BBC yet!

Posted by asti on July 22, 2013, 03:35 PM report to moderator
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106 Points

………………….and we’ve just had the news flash! Have to admit, I was hoping for a girl.

Posted by asti on July 22, 2013, 03:37 PM report to moderator
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436 Points

I was too, asti, just because of the law change. But an healthy baby is always something to celebrate!

Posted by Dr. LEW on July 22, 2013, 03:43 PM report to moderator
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106 Points

Hi LEW, yes, that’s why I was hoping for a girl. They say they’ll be in hospital overnight; hopefully tomorrow we’ll gett the first pictures of of the future King!

Posted by asti on July 22, 2013, 03:54 PM report to moderator
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436 Points

I know one of my UK friends was also hoping for a day off! ;)

Posted by Dr. LEW on July 22, 2013, 03:57 PM report to moderator
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106 Points

Haahaa, I won’t hold my breath!

Posted by asti on July 22, 2013, 04:18 PM report to moderator
100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

I was a little let down about it not being a girl as well. I’ve had to shake myself several times and tell myself that a baby is a baby. Some day in the future a little girl will benefit from the change in the law.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 22, 2013, 05:55 PM report to moderator
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85 Points

I must admit to reading and not posting.
I’m a very tired woman. I had a soccer tournament on Friday and Saturday. Sunday the DS family came over to eat dinner with my MIL. Today was the start of registration and we are all very tired. 275 students registered in 4 hours. We will do it again tomorrow.

Reading my Cuckoo book has been almost impossible. I’m too tired :(

Posted by Madame Minerva on July 22, 2013, 07:32 PM report to moderator
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245 Points

MM, when does your MIL go home? I know the family likes having her there but it has put a lot more stress on you and I know you haven’t been able to enjoy you long summer weekends as you should. It sounds as if you need a break from so much care taking. When you are too tired to read a book you really want to read you are way too tired. I know this from experience.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 22, 2013, 10:23 PM report to moderator
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LadyHawke – I think she has 2 more weeks to go. :(

Don’t get me wrong. It has been good having here. The family has gathered and we have been seeing a lot of them. :)
But I have been exhausted lately. :( tomorrow is dialysis day, work and soccer practice. :(

Today I was a little bit selfish. I took two ibuprofen and took a nap. My whole body ached and I needed the rest. It felt great. :)

Posted by Madame Minerva on July 23, 2013, 12:50 AM report to moderator
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245 Points

MM, taking meds and sleeping when you are in pain and exhausted is NOT selfish. You have your own health issues. None of us want you to end up in the hospital.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 23, 2013, 07:47 AM report to moderator
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There is something wrong with the wifi at our house. My DS can connect but my daughter and I can’t. I can use my phone but it isn’t completely satisfactory so we are at McDonalds having lunch and checking in.

I am relieved I can connect at McDonalds. I was afraid something happened to our machines during yesterday’s storms.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 23, 2013, 12:14 PM report to moderator
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