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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.
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The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.
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Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen
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I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.
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We are home. We left here about 8:30 AM and did not get home until after 4:30 PM.

I did get all fragile items packed from all the curio cabinets. My daughter packed part of the kitchen my mother is not presently using. If the house were to close and we were to get the floors down this week I could allow moving people into the apartment. I can always go back and pack up the pictures on the walls and the contents of the kitchen cabinets after the furniture is moved.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 16, 2014, 06:03 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke I earnestly hope that your wishes are fulfilled during the coming week.

Asti Yes, that’s what I thought, lol. I’ve no idea where he went, but it was probably with a group of bushcraft enthusiasts who are pretty skilled at outdoor survival. He has his camping techniques down to a fine art so that he is always warmly snug and dry. He did seem to be glad to see the sun today. I’m glad I wasn’t aware of his plans considering the forecast for Friday night:-/

Posted by Graymayne on February 16, 2014, 06:36 PM report to moderator
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I once went camping with the Girl Scouts to finish a two week long summer camp. A terrific storm hit (verified tornado) and we were told to evacuate our camp. The tent fell in on us. We were eating dinner at the time and had to drop our plates and get out. I am a very careful person by nature. I know that possessions and money don’t grow on trees. So, I grabbed my backpack and my sleeping bag and struggled out cross country with them in tow. I was about ten years old at the time and as far as I remember I was the only child dragging possessions with them. We walked through gullies of water that appeared to be nothing but a large puddle but ended up being severe drops with the water to our waists. The adults had to return to the campsite later in the weekend to gather up the remains of the camp. Many people never had their possessions returned. The winds got them or looters had ransacked the camp. I would never have gone camping in that sort of weather on purpose.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 16, 2014, 06:52 PM report to moderator
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Tomorrow is my stress test. I hope all goes well. :)

Posted by Madame Minerva on February 16, 2014, 08:50 PM report to moderator
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I’ll be thinking of you and sending my prayers, MM.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 16, 2014, 09:28 PM report to moderator
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I just noticed the actor who plays Ross the jazz singer on Downton Abbey was born in London. My DS and I are quite surprised because we have been completely taken in by his accent. We believed he was an American.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 16, 2014, 10:37 PM report to moderator
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MM Thinking of you!

Posted by Graymayne on February 17, 2014, 08:54 AM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke Thanks for the comment on the character of Ross in Downton Abbey. I hadn’t realised that he was British born nor had I spotted that he was in one of my favourite detective series Death in Paradise, where he is playing a local policeman with what sounds like a Caribbean style accent. Gary Carr is a talented young actor with a good singing voice, a gift for accents and eyelashes to die for, lol.

Posted by Graymayne on February 17, 2014, 11:52 AM report to moderator
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This one is for Dr. Lew

http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur#.UwJv_OmPLIU

Posted by ironsos on February 17, 2014, 03:25 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

Daughter has a nasty cold…….right at the start of the half term week off. I am doing my usual OD of Vitamins in an attempt to avoid getting it myself.

Today, she edited this years entry for the short story competition. She had to cull 47 words to get it down to the 500 limit. I think her story is pretty good.

“Robert Galbraith” has a new book out in June, also featuring Comoran Strike. It’s called The Silkworm.

MM, waiting to hear from you, and hoping all is well. xx

Posted by asti on February 17, 2014, 04:14 PM report to moderator
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I went for my stress test. No results yet. It was a little different this time. I have a pacemaker now so they can’t make me walk on the treadmill. Instead they inject a medicine in my vein to accelerate my heart and open my veins as if I walked on the treadmill. It felt pretty horrible. I rather walk the treadmill but they say I can’t do it that way any longer. :(

Thank God the DS took off work to drive me. Once again we had a huge snowstorm and driving was treacherous. I made it to the clinic with plenty of time but the drive home was pretty bad. The DS stopped at one of our favorite restaurants and we ate a late lunch. It was very nice since we were alone and I was starving because I had not eaten. Also, No MIL. :). I know, I know …. I’m evil. :/

PS… I am so tired of winter. We have about 6 – 7 inches of new snow on the ground. Sigh. :(

Posted by Madame Minerva on February 17, 2014, 06:51 PM report to moderator
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I believe I am soon to lose a third bridesmaid, she’s in hospital with breathing difficulties and in pain but fortunately unconscious:( She had her 56th birthday in mid November last year.

Posted by Graymayne on February 17, 2014, 07:59 PM report to moderator
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I had “Luna Lovegood” in my last class today. I was so glad I had already met her out in the world and we are already “friends”. I couldn’t have taken my eyes off her otherwise. I have her phone number in my phone from meeting her in the pharmacy on Friday. I’m glad because as a substitute I’m not supposed to “make friends” with students or have any contact with them outside of class. Fortunately, I met her with her mother and her mother had her give me her phone number so I could give it to my daughter when we went to the car and she could put it in her phone. I have the number of one other student who is my daughter’s friend, also acquired separately from my roll as substitute. If my employers saw my phone book I would have some explaining to do. Fortunately, it is all innocent and “outside of school”.

ASTI, I’m sorry your daughter is ill at the beginning of a holiday. I hope you don’t come down with it. What vitamins do you OD on?

I’m not sure I will purchase another Robert Galbraith book in hardback. I may have to wait for paperback for those.

My book money during the summer will be spent on The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 17, 2014, 09:18 PM report to moderator
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I had “Luna Lovegood” in my last class today. I was so glad I had already met her out in the world and we are already “friends”. I couldn’t have taken my eyes off her otherwise. I have her phone number in my phone from meeting her in the pharmacy on Friday. I’m glad because as a substitute I’m not supposed to “make friends” with students or have any contact with them outside of class. Fortunately, I met her with her mother and her mother had her give me her phone number so I could give it to my daughter when we went to the car and she could put it in her phone. I have the number of one other student who is my daughter’s friend, also acquired separately from my roll as substitute. If my employers saw my phone book I would have some explaining to do. Fortunately, it is all innocent and “outside of school”.

ASTI, I’m sorry your daughter is ill at the beginning of a holiday. I hope you don’t come down with it. What vitamins do you OD on?

I’m not sure I will purchase another Robert Galbraith book in hardback. I may have to wait for paperback for those.

My book money during the summer will be spent on The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 17, 2014, 09:18 PM report to moderator
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I came home from the hospital committee meeting to find my post still in the box. I hit Submit and splinched. Then I found MM and GRAYMAYNE had posted in my absence.

GRAYMAYNE, I’m sorry your bridesmaids are thinning out, especially as they are so young over there when they perform their duties. Much like a mother outlasting her children a British bride should not outlast her little girl bridesmaids. It is against the natural order of things.

MM, I’m sorry your chemical stress test was so much more unpleasant than the treadmill one. If you are evil for wanting to spend time with your husband without the constant company of his mother then I am just as bad. I like family together in big groups like at Christmas, Easter, a birthday, etc., but I don’t especially enjoy extra people on our private outings. My daughter is fine. She is part of our intimate circle. When my MIL lived with us I did not enjoy taking her along when we left the apartment. I viewed those outings as our opportunity to be along in public and not under the constant surveillance to which we were subjected at home.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 17, 2014, 09:37 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

Daughter and I made gingerbread today, and, though I say so myself, it came out absolutely gorgeous. Moist, light, tasty, delicious, and SO, SO laden with calories, lol!

MM, how long do you have to wait for the results?

Graymayne, I am sorry about your bridesmaid. Is there any more news?

Lady Hawke, my drug of choice it Vitamin C. I know there is no proof that taking it wards off colds, but by drinking lots of orange juice, and taking little tablets, at least I feel I am doing something positive to try and avoid catching it!

Posted by asti on February 18, 2014, 04:15 PM report to moderator
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I asked because my DS fills us up with Echinacea as well as several other things. Cimetidine as well I think. That is a strange one because it is for use with stomach issues but it is also used to treat neural pain associated with shingles if you take it soon enough. He makes up cocktails of vitamins when one of us is ill and we all take it, some as treatment and some as insurance against illness. I have managed to get by without antibiotics frequently.

I want the recipe for Windermere Gingerbread. It wasn’t light or fluffy at all. It was coarse, hard, and grainy. Gingerbread around here tends to be hard and smooth or cake like.

I had three classes of children today, one more different from the other than the last. The first class were silent as a tomb, almost creepy how silent they were, no talking or whispering even when they were finished with the assignment, no sneezing or coughing. They gave me chills up my spine. Then, the second class had a number of charming “fools” who piddled along on their work but were full of smiles and quite jolly. They eventually did their work with me plugging away at them to stay on track. Then, the last class had a number of insolent, rude, insufferable swine. They were mocking in an unkind way and had followers who crowed with laughter as their rudeness and turned to me and snickered. I wanted to slap them backhanded across their faces. How can one teacher have classes of such different attitudes?

I am in a terribly foul mood. I checked the bank and the money is still not in the account. So, I left school and went to the bank and spent 2 hours 45 minutes of my afternoon finding out the investment company still haven’t processed the request for the money, much less put it out to FedEx for delivery. I was told it would be another five to seven business days before it goes in the mail. Our lady at the bank talked to them and secured a promise of a request for “rush” service. She is to call tomorrow morning to make certain they carry through with it. A rush service still means two to three more business days.

I seriously need to backhand someone somewhere across the face.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 18, 2014, 06:05 PM report to moderator
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Asti Yes, she had a breathing crisis in the early hours and despite all attempts to alleviate her problem she slipped away at 4.0am. today. BigG, who met her just before Christmas, warned us that she didn’t look to have long. What is particularly sad is that she was the second daughter to die of cancer in my brother-in-law’s small family. I’m not surprised to hear that her mother had not been facing up to the fact that the disease was terminal. I cannot begin to imagine their pain.

Posted by Graymayne on February 18, 2014, 06:21 PM report to moderator
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Graymayne, I am sorry to hear that. It must be very hard for her family, and for you, too.

Posted by asti on February 18, 2014, 06:38 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke is there not a federal commision that regulates the banking and investment industry. If you could find it and send them a letter telling them about your problem and also send a copy to that particular investment company, that might light a fire under their feet. Some times just the threat will make them react in a positive way, afterall nobody want the govenment in their business. Just a thought.

Posted by Mr Deanie on February 18, 2014, 07:21 PM report to moderator
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MR DEANIE, that is a good idea if I can find the band width to find the Federal Commission that controls the banking industry and the right address. I am so overloaded now with people and things pulling on me I feel as if I am going to implode. I have to work tomorrow but I am getting off half day to take my mother to the doctor and we are having to have hospice workers come to watch my father while we are out. Then, Thursday and Friday I have to work which means I can’t have access to the internet or my cell phone while I am at a school. This working at schools has complicated everything I am doing because I can’t make or receive phone calls or search anything on the internet during most people’s normal business hours.

Next week I need to spend two days going to my continuing education conference but I don’t know how I am going to manage that since it will mean me not working and making money for two days, plus it keep me in a hotel from before 8 AM until after 5 PM for two days. I am going to have to find another conference somewhere else to get my hours which is going to require a trip away in the summer to stay in a hotel.

I needed to get this house closed this week so I could get the floor in so I could schedule a moving service, so I could finish packing my parents and get on with my own life.

If I think about all of it I panic and get weepy. At night I can search internet sites but I can’t call anyone. I can just send emails and hope they will respond to me so I can answer them again tomorrow when I finally get to sit in front of the computer again.

My father is slipping away in front of us and we are afraid he will never make it to this house. I have figured out the time and I am spending ten to twenty hours a week on my parent’s business on top of the time I work and instead of doing things that need to be done at my house. To top it off I am not spending much time with him because I am so busy fighting fires. I spend two hours and 45 minutes dealing with the bank after I got out of school today. By that time I had to get home and supervise the Algebra homework. It has become the bane of my existence, replacing the horrors of the spelling word lists. At least my daughter is no longer fighting me. She is anxious for my help. Then, I had to make dinner and we just finished eating.

I am tired to the core. I am not even sleepy. I am tired. I feel like a tree that people have pulled off the leaves and are anxiously waiting for me to grow more leaves so they can rip those off too, leaving me with nothing. The sad thing is I know my mother is in much worse shape than I am.

I desperately need to cry but I don’t because I know the result of crying is to have an incredible headache which will only make what I have to do more difficult.

I am feeling quite sorry for myself. I am feeling horrendously sorry for my mother and I have a sickening fear of what my father is feeling.

GRAYMAYNE, my condolences on the loss of your bridesmaid. I take it she was your DS’s niece. Losing someone you love who is old and has lived their life is sad enough. Losing someone who has so much yet ahead of them is a tragedy.

I am sorry. I feel as if I am swinging on a pendulum between anger and weepiness. I must need some sleep and some distraction.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 18, 2014, 08:16 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke I have just sent a blast of energy to the bank account situation and a healing dose to you. I could feel the energy of your stress quite clearly. Now I must creep off to bed, it is very late.

Posted by Graymayne on February 18, 2014, 09:00 PM report to moderator
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Graymayne – I am so sorry for your bridesmaid. It must be so hard on the family.

I have a niece who is going up to battle cancer. (Her mom is my sister that passed away from breast cancer back in 2008) my niece had a tumor in her colon that was cancerous. She had a long piece of her intestines removed and will now go for 6 months of chemotherapy. She is trying to stay positive and is such a trooper.

This is the same niece I used to car pool with to work.

Posted by Madame Minerva on February 18, 2014, 10:34 PM report to moderator
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LadyHawke – it gets me so upset that the finance company is messing around with your parent’s money,. Especially when they need it. You Dad should have the peace of mind to know that your mom will be so close to you if something happens or if they need you. I would like to slap them too. >:(

Posted by Madame Minerva on February 18, 2014, 10:43 PM report to moderator
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Asti – they told me the test results will be in by the end of the week. :(

My son just called. The babysitter just called to tell them she is sick. Could I go babysit?

Go spend the day with my grandson?? HECK YES!!!!.
I’m off to go spend the day with my grabdbaby in the morning. I’m calling in sick so anyone in Facebook “mum” is the word. :D

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Posted by Madame Minerva on February 18, 2014, 10:49 PM report to moderator
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MM, I’m glad you could use a sick day for something festive. No one has to know it wasn’t your sick day.

Here is a question for our British friends. Do you prepare and eat anything similar to our Deviled Eggs? They are a picnic, holiday, cold summer dinner staple in the American South. I don’t know if they are made in the northern states or not. I’ll post a basic recipe but I’ve seen some fancier ones in which variations are made with different mix ins. In the South a bride was traditionally given a Deviled Egg plate when she married. I’ve heard Deviled Egg plates are not available on bridal registries in all parts of the country. We usually add some finely minced onion as well. We never put pickles and pimentos on top of ours, just a sprinkle of paprika.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/traditional-southern-deviled-eggs-recipe.html

My morning job fell through. I could have used the money but right now the luxury of running some laundry and sitting at home with my laptop in my lap is a much needed stress reducer. I will need to be over at my parent’s apartment at midday to take my mother to her doctor’s appointment. For a moment I have a little break. I need to clean my house but I don’t have the energy or motivation to spend my little gift of free time cleaning.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 19, 2014, 10:35 AM report to moderator
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Thank you, GRAYMAYNE.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 19, 2014, 10:35 AM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke I am familiar with the term devilled eggs but I have never come across them, but being a life-long hater of egg white they would not have been on my radar, as it were. I just checked with my DS and he was equally ignorant. Wikipedia has an interesting article on the topic and the dish seems popular in many parts of Europe. The specialised crockery/china wear seems to be confined to US. I am now curious to know what Asti’s experience has been.

Posted by Graymayne on February 19, 2014, 11:50 AM report to moderator
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GRAYMAYNE, my DS will eat ALL the Deviled Eggs if someone does not get to them before he does. I generally confine myself to one or two halves, more as a garnish to my plate of food or sandwich. Deviled eggs were a major event at the home of a friend of mine when I was growing up. They had them whenever they gathered as a family for all occasions. He noted I would limit myself to one or two halves. It became a running joke for him to announce I did not like his wife’s cooking because I was not consuming deviled eggs at the rate of everyone else at the table. So, he was always shoving the plate at me to make me prove I enjoyed her cooking by taking more eggs than I really wanted.

If you look up deviled egg plates you will find a great variety in terms of amount of eggs held and attractiveness.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 19, 2014, 12:46 PM report to moderator
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I love deviled eggs. When I worked I always used to make them for company pot luck dinners. The recipe is
like the one you posted except without the garnish. Also I add a touch of lemon juice. They are very popular in the mid west I know.

Posted by ironsos on February 19, 2014, 01:31 PM report to moderator
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