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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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I have taken down the drapes in my great room as well. I could find no care instructions so I am going on faith since I was successful in washing the bedroom curtain I can wash the great room ones as well. It is too late now. They are either okay or not. It is very bright in here now with no draperies obscurring even a bit of window. There is little to no sense of privacy. I am living in a house with no draperies. Finding a place to dress is challenging.

Posted by Lady Hawke on October 23, 2012, 03:35 PM report to moderator
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Does this website believe hate is a word?

My daughter’s Kindle Fire rejects the word hate. It wants to change the word to hat. So, she is having to use the word with it red flagged as an incorrect spelling.

Posted by Lady Hawke on October 23, 2012, 08:32 PM report to moderator
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Okay, this is very strange and very lonely. It has been over five hours since anyone other than I posted. Even so, DEANIE, JOSEPHINE and I are the only people who have been here.

Posted by Lady Hawke on October 23, 2012, 08:45 PM report to moderator
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I have stopped the medication and I am a new woman. Wolfie I have a cardiologist appointment the first week of November so keep those brick cookies on your side of the pond. :)

I am still not 100% but I’m getting there. I overslept this morning, I did not hear the alarm. I was 15 minutes late to work. I have NEVER been this late. I felt so out of sorts the whole day. I felt like the day was so rushed. It wasn’t but I felt like I needed to catch up all day. What a weird feeling. I am super paranoid about tomorrow now. I told the DS he needs to make sure I am awake before he leaves. :(

Posted by Madame Minerva on October 23, 2012, 09:46 PM report to moderator
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The cold weather we are having is keeping me inside. My daughter has harvested all the tomatoes, even the green ones since come morning, all our plants will be in winter mode or frozen.

It is rather quiet here today…maybe like the calm before the storm?

still flurking

Posted by Josephine on October 23, 2012, 09:51 PM report to moderator
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JOSEPHINE, we probably have two to four weeks before we will have a frost. Even then we can still have quite warm days after a frost. Our tomatoes gave up and quit producing in mid/late July. So, there will be no tomatoes to save. It is possible we might save some basil but that would be the extent of it.

MM, what is the medication for that you have quit taking? I’m glad you feel a bit better but now I am worried what the medication was meant to be treating. I always hate it when people discontinue or change dosing of medications without consulting their physician first, at least a phone call.

Posted by Lady Hawke on October 23, 2012, 10:30 PM report to moderator
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Had some soup for lunch that made me quite ill within 20 minutes. Canned soup and date was well within limits.
Can was not dented at all. not under pressure either. Maybe a touch of the flu. Going to be an early night.

Posted by ironsos on October 23, 2012, 10:53 PM report to moderator
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Finally! Yesterday my DS took up the challenge of reducing our list of channels in the schedule list to those we might watch/listen to, and I sat in to share programme knowledge. The screen images are giving us the most satisfaction, the mechanics less so. Change is a lot harder to adapt to as you get older.

Ironsos That sounds very disconcerting, take care!

Lady Hawke I’m always popping in to see who is around but I don’t always comment. Perhaps I should learn to flurk like Josephine. I have been catching up on a couple of Jo’s interviews.

MM I am relieved that you have a consultation with your cardiologist quite soon, a valve tear sounds so alarming.

We are in for a sudden blast of cold weather from the Arctic by the end of the week. How jolly!

I have had a couple of late mornings this week, including today, so I had better eat my breakfast. I choose to start my day by catching up with my Leaky friends whilst taking my first pills of the day.

Posted by Graymayne on October 24, 2012, 04:50 AM report to moderator
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Graymayne – you sound like my sisters. They both think I should retire or go on disability. My younger sister is already on disability since she had her stroke. My older sister has been a housewife all her life except for the years she helped her husband as a realtor. I may not enjoy it though. I like being busy.

Posted by Madame Minerva on October 24, 2012, 06:33 AM report to moderator
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Oops I posted a comment that I typed yesterday. It looks out of place. I’m up early before work. Paranoia. :/

See you all later.

Posted by Madame Minerva on October 24, 2012, 06:38 AM report to moderator
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Oops I posted a comment that I typed yesterday. It looks out of place. I’m up early before work. Paranoia. :/

See you all later.

Posted by Madame Minerva on October 24, 2012, 06:38 AM report to moderator
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Off to do my parent’s shopping. My father must be at the dentist at 10 AM. The roofers are still working on the house next door today. I hate to leave my poor girl dog outside all day. She becomes hysterical but I can’t leave her in for as long as I will be gone.

Posted by Lady Hawke on October 24, 2012, 09:35 AM report to moderator
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le flurk

Posted by Josephine on October 24, 2012, 11:04 AM report to moderator
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Worky lurky flurk! ;)

Posted by Deanie on October 24, 2012, 12:40 PM report to moderator
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It’s a hot day. Making dinner. Enjoying my night. :)

Posted by Madame Minerva on October 24, 2012, 08:15 PM report to moderator
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Hot day where MM is, Going to snow tonight where I am. Aint America great.

Feeling a little better.

Posted by ironsos on October 24, 2012, 09:01 PM report to moderator
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Sort of warm here too, about 84F (28.9C). We are supposed to be down to a high of 59F (15C) by Saturday. We have plans to go with the Children of the American Revolution to tour a prehistoric indian village which is tucked in a park just off the freeway on our way to downtown Memphis.

http://www.memphis.edu/chucalissa/about.htm

At least it isn’t going to snow.

IRONSOS, I’m glad you are feeling better. It doesn’t sound as if it was the soup. Food poisoning doesn’t usually work that fast. Maybe it was some 24hr thing.

Posted by Lady Hawke on October 24, 2012, 09:17 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke: Still feeling a little funky but not all that bad. Quick flu like illness sounds right.

Posted by ironsos on October 24, 2012, 11:48 PM report to moderator
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I’m having another day away from the house. My mother is havinga basal cell carcinoma removed from her nose this morning. I am having to take her into Mid-town Memphis to a special dermatologist who has a microscope which allows her to shave off layers of the cancer and check the sample under the microscope until they get a cancer free shave. So, it can take a bit to shave and check, shave and check. There is a place my mother wants to do some Christmas shopping across the street from the dermatologist so this will probably turn into lunch and shopping.

Posted by Lady Hawke on October 25, 2012, 08:05 AM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke I can see the necessity for the removal but the method gives me the shudders. I hope all goes well.

Posted by Graymayne on October 25, 2012, 11:43 AM report to moderator
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Snowing outside my window. Grass in front of hotel turning white.

Posted by ironsos on October 25, 2012, 12:59 PM report to moderator
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I guess I must have forgot to post the last couple of days.

We are going to have cold weather after today. Just thinking about snow Ironsos makes me cold.

Posted by Cool G on October 25, 2012, 03:01 PM report to moderator
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Temp. at the moment is 36F(2.22C). Off and on snow showers. Very little staying on the ground
in valley. 24inches(.69M) in the mountains.Will warm up nicely the rest of the week and into the weekend.

Posted by ironsos on October 25, 2012, 03:59 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

I seem to have spent all week trying to catch up with myself after the birthday, and my sister visiting. The house still looks trashed. I bought sparkly streamers to decorate the living room, and the cats have been having so much fun. It’s like tinsel at Christmas, so help me!

Daughter made pumpkin soup at Cookery Club today, and it was very tasty. I have never ever cooked with pumpkin, so she beats me there!

Lady Hawke, I adore your Mother. She has to go through that, but is more interested in shopping! I hope all went well, and they didn’t have to “shave” too many layers.
We took our living room curtains to be drycleaned when we redecorated last year. Privacy wasn’t really an issue as our house is on a quiet corner, but I was surprised by how much more we noticed traffic noise. It felt really invasive.

Ironsos, may tomorrow find you feeling like your good self!

MM, if I may give my opinion….. do NOT give up work unless it is necessary for your health. Obviously, I do not know you as well as your family, but I do know that you enjoy your work, and you enjoy being busy. Retirement as a choice if you want to would be a luxury, but not if you are going to miss your job and your involvement in the school. But might you feel differently when you have a Grandbaby?

Posted by asti on October 25, 2012, 04:49 PM report to moderator
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Thanks Asti. Slow but sure.

Posted by ironsos on October 25, 2012, 05:43 PM report to moderator
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They cut a good size piece out of my mother’s nose. After they checked the sample they had to remove more from the upper periphery of the wound. After the two shaves they did have the entire cancer. They put in stitches which will dissolve on their own but she should see her regular dermatologist in a month.

We then went shopping and my mother acquired two presents, one for my daughter’s birthday and one for my daughter’s Christmas.

We had Indian for lunch. Whenever my parents and I have something to do that requires lunch for us when we are not picking my daughter up we always try to eat somewhere she would not want to go. So, we usually eat something Indian or Middle Eastern when my daughter is not in our company.

ASTI, pumpkin soup is almost the same as any winter squash soup. We are coming into pumpkin cooking season here. Pumpkin pie is the quintessential use of pumpkin here.

Posted by Lady Hawke on October 25, 2012, 06:20 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke Your mother is amazing1 Fancy going through all that and then shopping for presents.

I have discovered the Food Network on FreeSat so I can watch American cooks at work which makes me feel closer to my Leaky friends across the pond.

I won’t be getting involved in real pumpkins at all this year because I have two designed for use in the garden, but I put the
small one in my hearth last year and placed a tea-light inside. I like soup, baked potatoes and chestnuts to figure in my November celebrations because I associate them with Guy Fawkes Night and cold weather. Tomorrow I am making a beef stew.

This morning my DVD of Bel Ami arrived and I am quite looking forward to it. The film score is by Rachel Portman who wrote for Chocolat so that will be something to savour as well as a certain young man called Robert . . .

I’m off to bed.

Posted by Graymayne on October 25, 2012, 06:46 PM report to moderator
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The weather is expected to drop dramatically. I’m making soup for dinner and enjoying my no soccer evening due to rain.

We had a very exciting end of the day today. We had to evacuate the school. They are constructing a new district bus depot behind our school and they hit a gas line. All we heard over the intercom “everyone must evacuate the building NOW!!” Thank God it was at the end of the day and all we had was staff and after school kids. It was still chaotic, we had over 200 students and almost the entire staff still there. Once everyone was evacuated to the empty lot across the street we had to organize the students into groups of walkers and bussers. The students that normally walked to school were allowed to leave, the students that are bussed to school were loaded into busses. The District sent us many busses and told us to just load them and they would take them home. They wanted the kids evacuated.

It was definitely an exciting end to the day.

Asti – I agree with you. I enjoy working and being busy. It keeps me young at heart. :)

Posted by Madame Minerva on October 25, 2012, 08:37 PM report to moderator
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LadyHawke – your mother is an amazing woman. After a skin shaving I would want to go home and recover not out shopping. LOL!! :)

Posted by Madame Minerva on October 25, 2012, 08:41 PM report to moderator
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I don’t know if we have been politely ignoring the elephant in the room but the revelations of the paedophile activities of a famous personality in entertainment over a period of forty years is a huge news story over here, big enough I would have thought, to have crossed the pond. In view of the upsurge of youthful rebellion in the 60’s and the subsequent widespread abandonment of sexual restraint I would not be surprised if the size of this scandal grew even larger. Female employees of the BBC at the time were treated with much less respect because Women’s Liberation was yet to come and I feel there is potential resentment simmering beneath the surface. The emotional damage done to many underage girls is heartbreaking to read.

Posted by Graymayne on October 26, 2012, 07:14 AM report to moderator
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