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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’m in my second session for the day, the block of time I was least looking forward to sitting through today. The other session available to me at this time was going to be even worse. This one is about speech intelligibility disorders, but from the view point of a speech therapist, not an audiologist. The other session is a very technical one about a test procedure that the eqipment didn’t even exist when I was in school and I never worked in a facility that had one. I was never taught how to do the test So going to a lecture almost 30 years later on some very technical management of test results would deliver no useful information to me from a continuing education standpoint. I need a remedial training course.

I hope the two sessions this afternoon will be more listener friendly and tangible to me.

DR LEW, I agree that HERBERT is you. You should have a copyright for usage of him.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 28, 2013, 12:26 PM report to moderator
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I’ve seen the same pix of Herbert on Tumblr many times…

Posted by Won_Two on February 28, 2013, 12:36 PM report to moderator
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I agree: Dr. Lew=Herbert=Dr. Lew.

Posted by ironsos on February 28, 2013, 01:50 PM report to moderator
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Evening all! I feel a little more human today, but I had a reasonable night’s sleep, my nose is running less and my cough is only occasional, and my constant slight headache has left.

Ironsos My profile page doesn’t work properly and I can’t get any further than the first page of my friends, so I can’t unfriend you. I’m not sure of the best course of action. I haven’t been able to change my avatar for over a year. I don’t have much faith in asking for help from those in charge:(

I have finished Mockingjay, goodness that is a tough one. I can’t imagine how they will set about filming it whilst retaining a PG13.

Posted by Graymayne on February 28, 2013, 05:17 PM report to moderator
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GRAYMAYNE, I think IRONSOS meant to unfriend him on Facebook.

I am in my last session for the day, the one I was almost looking forward to attending. It is killing me. It is so boring I almost fell out of my chair when I closed my eyes. The room is cool and dark. The people in the back of the room are escaping into the hall and taking “vacations” from the session. I’m against the back wall and finally gave up and opened my computer. It has actually helped. At least I am not quite as close to falling asleep.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 28, 2013, 06:04 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

I am VERY late here tonight, but that is the luxury of not having to get up. I like being on holiday, though this week has been more stressful than most!

Son had Parent’s Evening tonight……. Big and important as his GCSE’s are only a few months away. All seems good. What he needs to pick up on is exam technique…. knowing what the examiners are looking for, providing key words etc, and all of that they will be working at in class. I am not worried. Son has to cope with all the revision, all the work, but It all looks promising. He is happy and relaxed about it all, and knows what he needs to do.

And it seems to have been another goodish day for my DS. He got home at just gone 6, and had to work for an hour or so on the computer, but he is SO much more relaxed. I just pray it continues well.

Graymayne, yes, it is Facebook that is the issue for Ironsos. I am glad you’re feeling semi human again! I am popping Vitamin C tablets after every meal to try and stave off the cold that my son and DS are struggling with. I just know I’m going to come down with it on Monday, when I go back to work!

LEW, every time I think of you, I see Herbert.

Posted by asti on February 28, 2013, 07:14 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke & Asti Thanks for clearing up the unfriending request.

Asti I’m pleased to hear that your son is happy about his GCSE’s and will be given guidance on exam technique. Ironically, my DS and I have both been drinking freshly squeezed orange juice for the last month because we bought a light-weight electric juicer by Phillips to ease the stress on the wrist, but it didn’t save us from this particular attack. I have not touched processed orange juice for years, I couldn’t bear the flavour.

By the way, Happy St. David’s Day tomorrow!

Posted by Graymayne on February 28, 2013, 08:06 PM report to moderator
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I am so tired. It is amazing how tiring it is to sit from 8 AM to 5:30 PM, growing to a seat while people drone on for hours. It was cold and it was dim and I was miserable. I have another four hours to endure tomorrow morning.

ASTI, I’m so glad things seem to be settling down for your DS after the two day trial by fire. The GCSE’s sound terrifying to me. I’m so glad your son is confident and unbothered by them.

GRAYMAYNE, good to hear you are recovering. I will be pleased to get through tomorrow morning at the conference without succumbing to some illness. I once had to sit through a continuing education conference following a night of stomach virus. It was horrible. People gave me a wide berth and I spent the day alone at a table with at least 15 feet between me and the next person. I was a persona non grata and I felt awful.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 28, 2013, 08:36 PM report to moderator
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Graymayne: Facebook is the only site that I am having trouble with. Glad to see you are felling better.

Posted by ironsos on February 28, 2013, 09:46 PM report to moderator
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Waited till the last day to download new security. Got Norton internet security instead of Norton 360
this time. Stuff already on my laptop does the extra 360 stuff so no need for it. Things went well with
the disc install thank goodness.

Posted by ironsos on February 28, 2013, 11:42 PM report to moderator
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Hi Asti! I’m really good; I moved up to University a couple of weeks ago. It’s a big change but I’m getting used to it! The scariest part at this point is the grad students who take some of my labs :P It’s good to hear your son is relaxed about his GCSEs – that’s certainly how I wish I’d felt about my high school exams.

Posted by HarriettPotter on March 01, 2013, 04:26 AM report to moderator
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Work lurk! ;)

Posted by Deanie on March 01, 2013, 09:32 AM report to moderator
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#33. Wait for it.

http://theberry.com/2013/02/28/take-a-berry-break-40-photos-350/

Posted by ironsos on March 01, 2013, 12:35 PM report to moderator
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Bonnie Franklin has passed away. That was a shock.

Posted by ironsos on March 01, 2013, 01:10 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos That is a shock. I hadn’t heard that she was ill.

I decided I had to get my errands done today. I have waited all week because it has either snowed or rained each day. After I got ready to go, I looked out and it was spitting snow. I decided I would go any way just as long as my windshield wipers were working. I would just have to be careful and not hit any pot holes. I went and got bags of dog food in case it did snow and accumulated. I stopped and paid my car insurance. I then went to pay the electric repair man. He wanted to wait a week to make sure there was not anything else wrong. I then went to Walmart to buy the things the grocery store does not have. Then I stopped at the grocery store.

By the time I got home and carried everything in, I was tired. Marley kept barking until I told him I would feed him when I got everything carried in. He just couldn’t stand that I was going in and out and hadn’t fed him. So I fed him even though it was earlier than normal. It made him a happy dog. Lol

I went online and paid for my car license plates. They are due at the end of the month. By ordering them now, they have time to get here before the old tags run out. I use to order them online but now it is manditory. The only thing you can do at the license branch now is do your driver license and new registrations.

I will not do any laundry or house cleaning today. I usually do it on Thursday and Fridays but not now.

Posted by Cool G on March 01, 2013, 03:16 PM report to moderator
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Yeah, Bonnie had pancreatic cancer… Too bad, I liked her & will miss. :+(

Posted by Won_Two on March 01, 2013, 03:40 PM report to moderator
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Cool : Like you I made a Wal-Mart run today. Got my hair cut while I was at it.
Splurged on some ham salad. I LOVE ham salad on saltines.

Off to hit the exercise bike.

Posted by ironsos on March 01, 2013, 04:16 PM report to moderator
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Cool G: Well you ARE cool.

Posted by ironsos on March 01, 2013, 04:19 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

I had a food shopping day today, and stocked up the freezer again with special offers and bargains. I made a huge batch of cottage pie, some of which we ate tonight, (very yummy,) and some of which I have frozen.
I also have a half shoulder of lamb in the fridge, marinating in tikka paste, (not homemade,) chilli, garlic and mint. I am going to slow cook that tomorrow, with coconut rice and naan bread. I have been wanting to try this recipe for a while now, and am looking forward to eating it. As is my DS……he keeps opening the fridge and taking big sniffs!

CoolG, I do worry about you forcing yourself to drive when you are not really happy about the conditions, and how much it takes out of you. I appreciate your family are busy, but I wonder, can you perhaps use a home delivery service more frequently? I know you have mentioned an expensive one, but do any of your grocery stores offer online shopping, and home delivery?

Harriett, I was thinking you were already at Uni? Am I going mad, or have you had a gap year, maybe? Either way, it’s good to hear you’re settling in. Are you now living away from home? And what are you studying, if you don’t mind saying?
My son’s exams are a few months away yet, there is plenty of time for stress levels to rise, lol!
It is good to hear from you.

And thankyou, Graymayne,……..Happy St David’s Day to All!

Posted by asti on March 01, 2013, 04:20 PM report to moderator
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No more dusting. Hello everyone.
Later.

Posted by Josephine on March 03, 2013, 12:51 PM report to moderator
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Hello Josephine.

Rainy Sunday.

Posted by ironsos on March 03, 2013, 01:25 PM report to moderator
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Good Afternoon,

I wonder if we are back on or if this is just temporary.

I’m just doing laundry and the cats are lying in front of the fire.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 03, 2013, 01:29 PM report to moderator
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They are done dusting??
They need to invest in a good vacuum. Apparently all the good cleaning spells are not working.

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 03, 2013, 02:13 PM report to moderator
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My house needs dusting. Maybe Leaky can come over here and take care of that for me.

Posted by Dr. LEW on March 03, 2013, 03:24 PM report to moderator
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Graymayne, I meant to mention that I just finished THG trilogy for the first time. The books are progressively darker and deadlier, but I was still a bit surprised by Mockingjay. I’m not sure how I feel about them as YA books.

Posted by Dr. LEW on March 03, 2013, 03:27 PM report to moderator
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DR LEW, did you feel all the books were inappropriate for YA or just Mockingjay? I suppose if one is inappropriate then they all are since it is really just one long story. I really didn’t want to read them until I started and became hooked on them. The premise seemed very dark. As will happen my daughter got hold of them and read them as she will do with just about anything lying unprotected around the house. We did a lot of talking about the events and motivations of the people in the books. I guess it must have been two years ago when she read them so she wasn’t a “YA” reader yet, at least technically.

JOSEPHINE, just so you know, my daughter decided on her own she had ethical and moral issues about the Karen Marie Moning Fever books and decided she doesn’t think she cares to read more of them. We have talked about what made her come to her decision to drop them. She said they were well written and the story was good but the choices made by and the behavior of the main character made the books unpalatable to her.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 03, 2013, 05:15 PM report to moderator
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I find TV scheduling very irritating but at least we can record a couple of programmes whilst watching a third with our new equipment. That is what happened this evening and the play we watched will have episodes each night for the remainder of the week.

The Queen is spending two days in hospital following a nasty bout of gastroenteritis. It is just a precautionary measure to ensure that she is fully restored and re-hydrated because she will, after all, be celebrating her 87th birthday next week. Her work record over her sixty years with regard to sick leave has been amazingly good.

Dr. Lew You can imagine how difficult it is for older people these days to fathom the teenaged generation because life in general has undegone such huge social and technical changes since the l950’s. However, if the books made youngsters question the current behaviour of society today, I feel that it would be no bad thing.

I’m looking forward to the UK release of the final Breaking Dawn DVD which happens a week tomorrow on March 11th.

Posted by Graymayne on March 03, 2013, 06:53 PM report to moderator
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We had breakfast today with my son, my DIL, my danger and her BF. we were celebrating the DS Birthday and y daughter-in-laws. It was sooo nice. My daughter-in-law looks very pregnant. She is a tiny woman and the baby is taking up all her belly space. :D

The baby shower from her mom and her family is next Saturday and the one for our family is on March 24th. :)
I am so excited.

Have I mentioned that my father-in-law has been at my house all week? He retired in September and moved to Texas. But not near my Mother-in-law. They have been divirced for years. He came to visit and he is staying in my house. Thank God I had the spare room ready. :). Having company is always very difficult. I get so exhausted at the end of the day. My energy level is not the best on normal days. :( he leaveson Wednesday.

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 03, 2013, 07:38 PM report to moderator
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Daughter = danger

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 03, 2013, 07:38 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke, I don’t know why but I actually felt relieved Little Hawke made that decision. Moning’s books are entertaining but is suited for adults only. The character’s actions certainly weren’t ideal, kind of like the main character in the controversial Fifty Shades of… series. More titillating than substantial.

Spring is coming. Yay! I may like reading Game of Thrones but I certainly am not excited with the Winterfell motto of Winter is coming.

Good night. See y’all later.

Posted by Josephine on March 04, 2013, 12:27 AM report to moderator
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