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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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Lady Hawke: Though I will eat catfish anytime I still prefer fresh water bass. Bass is not
sold in stores though you can fish for them here. I have never been a trout fan which is
found here like catfish in Mississippi.

Asti: Have a happy Anniversary.
I now know what I will have for supper. Creamed tuna on toast. Love the stuff.

Posted by ironsos on September 22, 2012, 05:29 PM report to moderator
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I lurrrve ‘blackened catfish’….

Posted by Won_Two on September 22, 2012, 07:34 PM report to moderator
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Posting we impossible from the town. I tried with the phone and IPad. It just wouldn’t post. My texting was ok though. :(

Posted by Madame Minerva on September 22, 2012, 08:55 PM report to moderator
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Catfish is my favorite fish. We sometimes can find it fresh at the store but most of the time I have to get it frozen. My DS would bring home a large one when he went fishing at night and it was drizzling rain.

Posted by Cool G on September 22, 2012, 09:20 PM report to moderator
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While we were at the hospital visiting today my MIL went to the bathroom and when she came back to bed the nursing assistant started to put the boot back on her leg that is meant to keep circulation in your legs and prevent blood clots. When she started to attach the boot my MIL flinched. The calf had a hot sore spot on it, very likely a blood clot. So, while we had anticipated her being discharged tomorrow now that is unlikely. If it proves to be another bloodclot they are likely to put another filter in this leg, like they did two years ago when she broke her hip and ended up with blood clots. If so it could be a few days to get the filter and regulate the blood thinners. If she leaves the hospital on blood thinners I will be on the doctor driving circuit with her again. She has given up driving since May although she keeps the car. My DS has been doing the shopping for her as she goes with him much of the time and I can’t handle the wheel chair if she chooses to go in the chair.

If she has to start going to doctors post hospital I will be recruited as my DS will not be able to take off from work with that frequency. She will have to be able to get around with a walker. I can’t lift a regular wheelchair anymore and it is very diffcult to push a small wheeled transport chair up ramps and over rough terrain because there is no large wheel that allows the person in the chair to help push.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 22, 2012, 09:52 PM report to moderator
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MM, that looks like a very nice little town. I think I would enjoy it as well.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 22, 2012, 09:59 PM report to moderator
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COOLG, down here there is always fresh catfish at any grocery. It is almost always in filets with whole fish infrequently.

I once participated in catching a 12lb (5.44kg) catfish. I was in a boat, trolling for bass, and a catfish hit our tangled line. It is probably good our lines were tangled. A fish that size went from my shoulder down to my knees when held up.

IRONSOS, I like well prepared trout but I’ve had some bad trout from time to time. I want it cooked without a head. fins or tail. I do like bass but I haven’t had any in thirty years I’m sure. I haven’t been fishing in that long. We used to meet a large group of people from all over the country in Hot Springs, AR at Lake Hamilton. Everyone fished for bass but caught trout, crappie, and a few drum as well. We caught the one catfish I just mentioned. When everyone had enough fish the group would have a fish fry. We took up the entire side of efficiency kitchen rooms on one side of the hotel. All the women would cook the fish in the style of the part of the country in which they lived. They would add the side dishes people served with fish and we would drag all the picnic tables from the entire hotel together and pile them up with the food. Many times we found people no one knew eating with us. We would find later they thought the hotel was throwing a fish fry.

ASTI, I’ve never had haddock. I think I’ve seen smoked haddock in tins. Fresh tuna is rarely available in our usual grocery store. Once again, I am certain it is available in a specialty shop.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 22, 2012, 10:53 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke: We used to have family fish fries all the time. Bass,catfish.crappie and bluegill (also known as bream).
Pan fried in lard and battered with a mixture of corn meal,milk,egg,beer,salt and pepper. Tartar sauce was a simple
mix of mayo and chopped bread an butter pickles and a little chopped onion. Just gained 10 lbs writing this article.

Posted by ironsos on September 22, 2012, 11:24 PM report to moderator
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Maryland style tartar sauce is made with: Mayo,sweet relish, onion powder, malt vinegar, and a dash of Old Bay seasoning… YUMM!!!!

Posted by Won_Two on September 23, 2012, 12:19 AM report to moderator
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Won_Two: Never had the seasoning that I know of. I will have to try and get some.

Posted by ironsos on September 23, 2012, 12:42 AM report to moderator
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I hope I did not confuse anyone. The fish is filleted before pan frying.

Posted by ironsos on September 23, 2012, 01:07 AM report to moderator
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It is offically fall and my furnace has kicked on since 4:00 AM. It must be very cold outside for it to come on sincethe thermostat is on 65 degrees. I need to get things ready for cold weather. I have said this before but I haven’t done anything because last year it stayed warm until almost the end of October.

Posted by Cool G on September 23, 2012, 07:11 AM report to moderator
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We are back home ready for our soccer Sunday. :)

I think my pictures did not do justice to the charm and beauty of the town. It is filled with Bed and Breakfast Inns. The main street has all rustic crafts stores. That alone is so worth the trip. The Coffee shops were very charming with sofas and comfy chairs to enjoy your drinks. The DS had a hot apple cider. The main street was so pleasing to the eye, I didnt realize I had walked sooo much. There are so many people in the street strolling slowly enjoying their day at leisurely pace. There was a toy store that reminded me of Zonkos From HP. It had every unusual toy or game. NO name brands. It really felt like I was walking down Hogsmeade.

One store had all kinds of unusual salsas, BRBQ sauces and rubs. It was so crowded in there because they gave away free samples of all the salsas. There was one salsa with mango that was so delicious.

Posted by Madame Minerva on September 23, 2012, 07:41 AM report to moderator
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MM, you must not be allergic to poison ivy or the salsa was very carefully made. Mango and poison ivy are in the same family. If you cut through the skin of a mango and into the flesh of the fruit you can contaminate it so people with poison ivy allergies can’t eat it.People with poison ivy allergies can’t touch the inside of the mango skin.

Do you wonder how I know this? We were in California and purchased some mangos from a roadside stand. We were out on a three week trip and were sitting three across on a bench seat in the front. The backseat was just as packed as the trunk. We had those mangos in the back to eat with our picnic and snack supplies. I reached over the back and my mother sat there and cut the mango into pieces and handed them out and we ate them from the skin like eating a watermelon from the rind. They were SO GOOD. The juice rolled down our faces and between our fingers and down our arms. They were messy but they were wonderful.

We arrived home and the next morning I woke up and my face was swollen. My eyes were swollen. My lips were swollen. I looked puffy and I had tiny little blisters on my face and chin from my mouth down. I had tiny little blisters between my fingers and down my hands and arms. I was very close to anaphalactic shock. As swollen as my face, eyes and lips were there is no telling how close my airway was to shutting down.

I avoid mangos now. I have eaten it inadvertently. There were mangos in a salsa on a plate at a restaurant and they didn’t mention the mangos in the menu description. Having eaten them at one time I recognized the flavor immediately and called the waitress over and questioned her. She took it away before I had consumed much. So, I know I can have a little, if it has been prepared correctly but I’m not wiling to chance it deliberately.

I’m glad you and your DS had such a successful trip. I wish there was somewhere that close to us that was of a similar nature.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 23, 2012, 08:21 AM report to moderator
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This is the ‘stuff’… Been using it since I was a kid.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Bay_Seasoning
Posted by Won_Two on September 23, 2012, 03:52 PM report to moderator
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Perhaps a new poll now that the Casual Vacancy comes out in 4 days?

Posted by Nwrosey on September 23, 2012, 04:12 PM report to moderator
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We have had a wet day today and even more forecast for next week together with quite high winds.

The new series of Downton Abbey started last Sunday so I am immersed in the further ups and downs of life above and below stairs. I love this series, it is such a good quality production.

Posted by Graymayne on September 23, 2012, 05:44 PM report to moderator
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GRAYMAYNE, you make me jealous. We must wait until January for Downton Abbey so remember not to tell us too much.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 23, 2012, 08:12 PM report to moderator
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Was that a random poster?
Nwrosey – we have been waiting for a new poll for ages. Another thing is the countdown. It is stuck on DH 1. They didn’t even bother to try and change it for DH2.

We wish they would change it for updated stuff. :/
Maybe one day someone will notice. :(

Posted by Madame Minerva on September 23, 2012, 09:39 PM report to moderator
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LdyHawke – I eat mangos rind and all. To quote Won “I lurrve them”. I had no idea you could break out in hives and get ll swollen. :(

Posted by Madame Minerva on September 23, 2012, 09:42 PM report to moderator
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hello everyone

for those of you who are interested I chose the Cafe Latte coloured car. Its a light brown. I really like it but my sister doesnt, she wanted me to get the red one.

I had a fun weekend. I did a sponsored 20 mile charity walk on Saturay and then took my neice up to Newcastle Uni on Sunday as she starts her first year today . . .she was very excited.

I managed to complete the 20 mile walk in just over 5 hours, which was really good – but when I got home I ended up with a really excruitiating pain in my hip which made the bottom of my leg go numb. It was so bad I almost felt like I was seeing stars. I’ve never been to the emergeny room in my life before, but I very nearly made my brother drive me there. After about 2 hours the pain went away and its been ok since – my sister is concerned it could be an issue with one of the disks in my back so I’m keeping an eye on it just in case it comes back.

MM fab anniversary trip, sounds amazing. I love all those old fashioned little towns with craft shops and good coffee (and cider too yum yum).

LadyHawke I spend a year in Australia picking fruit on farms. The farmers always paid more for people to pick mangos because a lot of people are allergic to the skin. Often people didnt find this out until they spent a day picking and then came out in a rash. I never found out if I was allergic as I picked grapes, oranges and bananas, but never mangos. MM and Won mango’s are the only fruit that I hate. I cant bear the taste at all bleugh.

I’m slightly disappointed that MM doesnt have an allergy to Mango’s. I’m imagining the peace and quiet that would follow once she has eaten the Mango, skin and all and her tongue swells up to the size of a beachball. It would be like a natural gag . . . life is so unfair hahahahaha

Won cant believe it has been two years since your operation. I do admire your positive outlook – focussing on what was saved rather than what was lost is a hard thing to do and takes great strength of mind (and character), but in the long run will help you achieve so much more in terms of your recovery . . . . its also very inspirational for other people.

Posted by Wolfie on September 24, 2012, 07:37 AM report to moderator
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WOLFIE,

I like the Cafe Latte. I think it is pretty and dignified, something you definitely can use some help with. I think the red would have just been an accident waiting to happen, like waving a red flag in front of a bull.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 24, 2012, 09:35 AM report to moderator
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Morning

Graymayne Maggie -———- Professor M ….. won an emmy last night on the awards show for Downton Abbey. Sorry I can’t think of her name at the moment.

It is cool again this morning. The furnace woke me up early when it came on.

Posted by Cool G on September 24, 2012, 09:51 AM report to moderator
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2207644/JK-Rowlings-new-book-The-Casual-Vacancy-tale-heroin-addiction-teen-sexuality.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

That is an article about the new book. I have to say I am becoming less and less excited about this book. I will go with all the other millions and purchase my copy on Thursday but I am losing faith I will find myself transported with pleasure when I open the book and begin to read the first page. This sounds like a long hard pull to me. May I be proven incorrect. I would like to find myself pleasantly surprised.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 24, 2012, 10:00 AM report to moderator
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are you saying I am ugly and rowdy LadyHawke? honestly you are so mean. I’m crying. I expect that type of behaviour from sirius, ironsos and Lew but not from you, you’re always so nice. I’ve despatched Elmo to the US with clear instructions to make an apple pie bed for you and to roll all over your sheets (he’s been playing in a compost heap today so he smells particularly nice). hehehehehe.

I do agree though, the red would been akin to buying a ‘hit me now’ sign and sticking it to the roof of my car.

Coolg its smith :-)

Posted by Wolfie on September 24, 2012, 11:06 AM report to moderator
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I likee mangos as well… Mango Chutney is an all time favorite condiment, Mango smoothies are absolutely sinful, and mango, guava juice is nectar of the gods! lool…

Posted by Won_Two on September 24, 2012, 11:49 AM report to moderator
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A survey of State Police & Highway Patrol officers from across the US showed that they are far more likely to aim a radar gun at, pull over for a spot check, & find suspicious, a red car than any other color!

Posted by Won_Two on September 24, 2012, 11:54 AM report to moderator
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Just returned from taking my MIL home from the hospital. She has her medications and a full pantry, refrigerator and freezer. I will call her and check on her the next few days but I hope she does okay alone and the worst is over for now.

So, I am home and back at my never ending laundry.

I asked my DS yesterday morning if he had turned off his alarm clock and he assured me he had done so. This morning at 5:30 AM I was screaming at him. I’m sure he could hear me in Las Vegas. His clock went off way on the other side of the room as it usually does but without him here to turn it off. I actually considered he might appreciate a 3:30 AM wake up call in Las Vegas but I contained myself.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 24, 2012, 01:51 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke I think you ought to think up an unpleasant chore for your DS to carry out as a penance for failing to turn off his alarm, lol.

Won_Two Mango Chutney, yummy:)

Posted by Graymayne on September 24, 2012, 02:33 PM report to moderator
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I love chutney but, obviously, I have to make a point that it isn’t mango chutney. I realized our regular grocery does not have chutney available. I suppose I have purchased it at specialty shops. I love it with cheese, fruit and cracker dinners. I’ll need to find some.

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