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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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Won: Like Graymayne I looked it up on amazon. Sounds interesting.

Posted by ironsos on June 01, 2014, 02:11 PM report to moderator
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evening all . . I’m supposed to be finishing off a workshop for a book festival later in the month, but am losing the will to live and procrastinating. I’m supposed to be running a session on world building???’ Wish I’d taken some creative writing classes . . .then I’d at least have a clue what I was talking about.

MM why did you expect anything different, you must have learnt by now that men are stupid. We can’t blame them, its not their fault, they’re born that way. Just ask ironsos hahahahha.

asti glad you had a good birthday and sorry for being late to send you a message. As my valued beta reader I should treat you better :-) my only excuse is that I’ve been really busy and battling a god awful cold (which is the thanks I get for giving up my bank holiday weekend to take my nephew to Legoland . . he gets sick, cries until 6am in the morning, then wakes up at 8am full of the joys of life, running around the room singing to Star Wars and showing me his ewok dance, while I lay in bed with a sore throat and pounding head . . kids!!! who’d have ‘em. . ..they’re definitely worse than men). He also weed on me too . . he was so excited by Legoland that he forgot to tell me he needed the toilet until the very last minute when he started dancing up and down on the spot and yelling about needing a wee. We had no time to make it to the toilets so I dragged him to a bush, but too late – as I was undoing his trousers he couldn’t hold it in anymore and had an accident all over my hands, phone and his hot dog that i was holding. Then he cried because I had to put his hot dog in the bin . . . . there’s a reason I’m childless and single.

Later this month I’m at Download festival with my 17 year old niece . . its her 18th birthday present. We’re hiring a VW campervan. Hopefully she won’t get sick or wee on me. But you never know!

graymayne when i move you and your DS have to come over and see my (hopefully) new house, because its beautiful and the view from the garden is amazing.

Lew fingers crossed that everything goes well with the house move. I went in my attic yesterday to survey the stuff I’ve been hoarding because I know I’ll have to pack it up at some point. It made me cry a little, so in the end I quietly closed the door and walked away. I’ll look at it another day . Hope you liked the snap chat I sent you of my afternoon tea yesterday. It was amazing … the picture I sent was just my food. My sister and friend had their own platter as they are meat eaters. I have honestly never seen so much cake in my whole live. It was all home made and tasted amazing. I had to take a lot of it home though because even I couldn’t manage 2 scones, a slice of victoria sponge, a slice of chocolate cake, coconut cake, 2 custard tarts and about 8 sandwiches

Posted by Wolfie on June 01, 2014, 02:18 PM report to moderator
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Wolfie: Better to be born that way than to become that way. At least I know what I am dealing with. Most of the
time anyway, I think. Maybe.

Posted by ironsos on June 01, 2014, 02:54 PM report to moderator
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Wolfie I look forward to that visit, highly relieved that you will no longer be living at the top of a steep hill, I get out of breath walking on the level:/

Posted by Graymayne on June 01, 2014, 06:47 PM report to moderator
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Asti – I agree with Graymayne. I can’t stand boxing or wrestling. They are NOT sports to me. I could never enjoy that. I know they have many fans but I’m not one of them. :(

Won – I am going to look for Red Rising. It sounds good.

Posted by Madame Minerva on June 01, 2014, 07:16 PM report to moderator
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Oops. I didn’t see the whole new page. Wolfie!!!

Your a so right about men!! Sorry Won and Ironsos. :(

Posted by Madame Minerva on June 01, 2014, 07:21 PM report to moderator
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hellooooooooo Leaky! I hope everyone’s had a good weekend!

I’ll be a lurky turkey for a bit…

Posted by Hufflebug on June 01, 2014, 09:42 PM report to moderator
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alas it’s bedtime… goodnight Leaky!!!! :)

Posted by Hufflebug on June 01, 2014, 10:13 PM report to moderator
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My DS returned to work today after a week off. This is our first day at home alone for my daughter and me. I’ve already had to make the announcement that we cannot possibly go out seeking entertainment every day. Most days will be spent at home. I have a lot to do today and a lot to do this week in preparation to go camping next week.

Posted by Lady Hawke on June 02, 2014, 09:23 AM report to moderator
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Wolfie, I weed on you in spirit after getting that snapchat.

Posted by Dr. LEW on June 02, 2014, 10:43 AM report to moderator
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I am out of breath. I was reading and looked up at the ceiling. There was a large spider. So I found my fly swatter and got it. You may remember that I am really afraid of large spiders. No one to call to get rid of it for me so had to do it myself. I was afraid of just leaving it alone in case it fell on me. Too bad the dogs were outside. I could have used them for back up in case it got away from me. They do not like insects or anything that moves to be in their territory.

I had a really good visit with my granddaughter. She spent the afternoon with me so we had a really good talk. We went to my daughters later for pizza and the pool party. I did take my bathing suit and swam. I had a lot of fun. Sunday I went with Jennifer for a ball game played for charity. Both Beth, Jennifer, and my grandson Michael played. It brought back a lot of memories of spending the summers at the ball field watching the girls play ball.

Shoot I have forgotten most of the post I just read. I will need to reread them.

Posted by Cool G on June 02, 2014, 12:23 PM report to moderator
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I’ve cleaned the refrigerator which is a task I hate. I’ve also done a morning of laundry.

Now I need to go to the grocery for some plain everyday living food. While my DS was off work I served nicer food but now that he is back to work he will want to go back on his regular weekday diet and I will need to find some easy weekday food for my daughter and I.

We relentlessly ate through the excessive amount of fresh vegetables my DS and I managed to bring home at the beginning of last week. Now I have nothing but frozen veggies.

My mother is having the plantation blinds in the back of her great room replaced. The back window is three windows wide and the blind is a single blind, far too heavy for one pulley. Last weekend my daughter raised the blinds and they stuck in place with one end higher than the other. It should never have been one blind on one pulley. The window is far too large. So, this afternoon a man is coming to measure the windows and make recommendations. I’ve been given a ballpark estimate of $650 to $715 for the blinds for the one window.

I found places I could measure the windows and order the blinds and put them in myself. I am not like COOLG. I am not handy in that way. If I got them put up at all they would never be quite right. We’ve elected to let someone else handle it.

Posted by Lady Hawke on June 02, 2014, 02:45 PM report to moderator
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I learned from Deborah Harkness’ site that Shadow of Night is currently on offer at 99p so I have just snapped it up. Book 1 is not at a bargain price however. I just thought I would pass on the tip. I can’t remember whether our gentlemen have taken up this series but I have to tell you that it is the next logical step for fans of Harry Potter but this is very much a grown-up and in the world story, written by a university lecturer who has specialised in the history of science. She is a very good story-teller and succeeds in passing on her love of history to her readers.

Posted by Graymayne on June 02, 2014, 05:42 PM report to moderator
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The Discovery of Witches series is the next logical step to the readers of Harry Potter or Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.

I have pre-ordered both THE BOOK OF LIFE and WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD.

Posted by Lady Hawke on June 02, 2014, 06:55 PM report to moderator
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I didn’t mention above that I was buying the Kindle version.

Lady Hawke Yes, I have pre-ordered BoL already so now I have to check out the second book. I had previously dismissed it because of the title. I must get on with ordering Jo’s second book written under her pen-name of Robert Galbraith because I enjoyed the first. It comes out this month.

Posted by Graymayne on June 03, 2014, 02:00 AM report to moderator
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GRAYMAYNE, I didn’t remember whether you read Diana Gabaldon or not. WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S blood is the most recent in her OUTLANDER series. She has published several companion books over the years, using the secondary characters or side stories using the main characters, not part of the main story line. The Diana Gabaldon people have been waiting for three years for a new main storyline book. I have tried to read a couple of the companion books but I find it is the story of the main characters I find most satisfying even though thirty years have passed in the books and the main characters have gone from their twenties to their fifties.

Posted by Lady Hawke on June 03, 2014, 11:06 AM report to moderator
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I am also very anxious for this new Gabaldon book as it has finally reached the heart of the American Revolution. When we started reading these books they were in the lead up to the Battle of Culloden. Now we are in the American Revolution.

Posted by Lady Hawke on June 03, 2014, 11:08 AM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke Apparently the title was not the only reason for my rejection; when I saw that it was one of the_Outlander_ series I knew that it was not for me. I couldn’t face starting a long series, I have accumulated an uncomforable number of half-read books which is not something of which I am proud. Admittedly I know that three of them are not works of fiction but they ground me down with their pursuit of facts.

I have to confess that I now find my original Kindle, with the keyboard, feels like very old technology compared with reading books on Kindle Fire. I had felt so cool too, reading it in doctor’s and hospital waiting rooms:( I have become a techno- snob, lol.

Posted by Graymayne on June 03, 2014, 12:29 PM report to moderator
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GRAYMAYNE, if you ever change your mind about the OUTLANDER books it might please you to know that Deborah Harkness was a Diana Gabaldon fan. Their writing styles and attention to detail are quite similar, blending drama with quick witted diaglogue.

Posted by Lady Hawke on June 03, 2014, 12:49 PM report to moderator
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I need to preorder the Deborah Harkness book.

Jennifer came by this morning and we went shopping. I go to get my daily walk in the shopping center instead of outside. I bought my trail shoes. we went to a different store and I got them $30 cheaper. Feeling good about that since I did not want to buy new shoes anyway. Of course I had to stop to eat dinner while we were out.

Now I need to go local shopping after I have rested. I need to go to the pharmacy or I would just wait until tomorrow. I may wait anyway.

Posted by Cool G on June 03, 2014, 03:42 PM report to moderator
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Lew you’re nearly a married woman, you can’t go around weeing on people! It was very good cake though. You would have liked it.

I’ve just been packing for my holiday to Kos in Greece. I’ve checked in online, my passport is ready. . I have my Euros. I just have to get through one more work day and then on Thursday I fly away for a week in the sun. Just got publisher comments back for book 2 so will be spending a lot of time writing so I can meet deadlines.

Posted by Wolfie on June 03, 2014, 05:00 PM report to moderator
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Wolfie: Do not forget Elmo’s speedo or there may be an international incident.

Posted by ironsos on June 03, 2014, 05:18 PM report to moderator
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Au contraire, wolfie! As a nearly married woman I have the sweet freedom to wee on whomever I’d like, as I no longer have to worry about attracting a suitable mate. We may not be married, yet, but the fiance and I have entered into indentured servitude to a 30-year mortgage, which is arguably a bond more powerful than matrimony.

Posted by Dr. LEW on June 03, 2014, 06:03 PM report to moderator
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So, LEW, is the house closed? Congratulations, I think.

Posted by Lady Hawke on June 03, 2014, 08:29 PM report to moderator
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http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid2310931541001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAjP0hvGE~,N-ZbNsw4qBprGx4FBqVjCHKnXz1jxdax&bctid=3427136757001

Utah falcon cam. Live. Three chicks

Posted by ironsos on June 03, 2014, 10:17 PM report to moderator
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Can’t get link to work. Just google Utah peregrine falcon cam.

Posted by ironsos on June 03, 2014, 10:21 PM report to moderator
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IRONSOS – Elmo is still at my house. He can’t go on vacation. Unfortunetly, I may still need him. I have been in pain on my right side. I went to the doctor yesterday and she sent me to get a Catscan at the hospital ASAP. I went to take the test right from the doctor’s office. They seem to think my appendix is inflamed. I have to see a surgeon this week. I really think the sickness curse has hit my home and not left. Anyhow … I have strict instructions to go to the ER if my pain becomes worse. Really?? Really???

Elmo – is giving me dirty looks. I think he wants to go to Greece with Wolfie. :/

Posted by Madame Minerva on June 03, 2014, 10:46 PM report to moderator
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MM I’m sorry to hear of your latest health problem and I impressed by the prompt attention you received plus a follow-up consultation with a surgeon this week. I hope that all goes well and have sent you some healing energy with my love. Keep us posted. {{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}

Posted by Graymayne on June 04, 2014, 03:06 AM report to moderator
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MM I hope everything turns out ok.

We have really been having strong storms this week. I have tree limbs down on both sides of the house. I hope they have not made a hole in my roof. I have not been able to get them off the roof yet. It is always raining or just stopped so everything is too slick for me to climb a ladder to check. My grass is getting really high from all the rain. The gravel in my driveway has been washed against my fense. I guess I will have to get more. I was debating weather to get a ton of gravel put in the driveway this year.

Gee it is storming again. Water is running across my yard. The severe weather is not suppose to be here until 2 today.

I preordered my books yesterday.

My family are going camping this weekend. I hope the rain is over by then. They are tent camping so I am not going. I am a little too old for sleeping in a tent. Even when we did not have a camper, we would use our 16 foot covered trailer to camp out of. We had screen doors for our regular door and a big one for the back doors. We enjoyed camping this way. Better than sleeping in a tent.

Posted by Cool G on June 04, 2014, 08:15 AM report to moderator
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Oh no, MM! I hope it all turns out well, but I’m glad to hear that you’re getting good, prompt attention! Take care!

LH, we are set to close on the 20th. I just got the appraisal back this morning, and we are good on that regard (meaning that we’ll get our full loan amount, as the appraisal came in spot on with our offer). The inspection is tomorrow. That should be the last hurdle. My loan officer just asked if we want to push up the close date since all the big hurdles will have been jumped by the end of this week. But since I’m out of town all of next week for wedding planning, I think we’ll stick with the 20th. Even without bumping up the closing date, it’s crazy/scary to think that we will close two weeks from Friday…

CoolG, sounds like a fun family weekend – there are few things I enjoy more than sleeping in a tent! But even then, when I would live for 3 months straight in a tent on digs, I always had a 2-3 man tent and could fit a twin air-mattress in it. Just because you’re in a tent doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable – especially when you’re car camping and not backpacking! ;)

Posted by Dr. LEW on June 04, 2014, 12:10 PM report to moderator
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