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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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well anyway that is how which should be spelled.

Posted by ironsos on March 22, 2013, 04:46 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos, isn’t it the best when a book grabs you like that! I had a look at it when you posted at CC, I might well look again after your endorsement. I spent some time in my early 20’s researching the American Civil War, just for my own interest. Though I have forgotten much of what I learned I’m sure! I didn’t realise it was a fascination of yours.

Posted by asti on March 22, 2013, 05:03 PM report to moderator
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I have always been interested in the Civil War too. I had relatives on both sides. I guess because Tennessee is considered the South but not the deep South . Right now I can’t think of who was on each side. I have a book that tells us about our families is why I know my family served on both sides. If I remember correctly one of my relatives was hanged as a traitor by the north. I wonder where I have put the family book. I hope it wasn’t destroyed like so many of my books were by the water damage. I did make copies for my brothers a long time ago so even if mine was destroyed, there should still be several copies left. Mine was a bound book but I made copies of each page and put it in a loose leaf book for each of them. I did get permission to make the copies.

Posted by Cool G on March 22, 2013, 05:50 PM report to moderator
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I have been a lover of history from an early age. The American Civil War and the Second World war hold
my greatest interest.

Posted by ironsos on March 22, 2013, 07:20 PM report to moderator
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We are working on the shelving in the closet today. Last weekend it took quite a lot of time just to gather the items we were going to need. Today we hope to get them mounted so I can start moving things back into my closet. I think I am going to have to put my heavy genealogy and photo albums directly on the floor. The shelving will be for less heavy items I need to store.

I have never been as interested in Civil War history as Revolutionary War. My family seems to have avoided direct interaction in the Civil War for the most part. My French great great grandfather may have been conscripted into the service of the Confederacy before he was even a citizen but he had no stock in the outcome at the time. I can’t find any of my other great great grandfathers having served on either side. I don’t know how that many men managed to go through that conflict without becoming involved. I think they were either too old or too young. I had a couple who were very elusive and never talked about what went on during that war. Of course, we were in Tennessee, just like COOLG’s ancestors. There may have been some “bad blood” between family members and they just didn’t want to talk about it.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 23, 2013, 12:55 PM report to moderator
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My only tie that I know of is through my step dad. A Civil War General by the name Irwin McDowell
is a relative. He fought for the North. Sadly he was really bad at his job.

Posted by ironsos on March 23, 2013, 01:25 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

I think all the links to the Civil War are fascinating! Ironsos, I studied the Second World War for my History A’ Level, having fallen in love with the subject whilst learning about The Tudors aged about 9……..Oddly, that is what my daughter is studying right now! I wonder………!! I also studied Politics, and the two linked up very well, with the insights into Nazism and Stalinism. I have always been interested in Russian history, but must admit most of what little I know comes from novels! But I think my favourite period has to be Ancient Rome. One of the highlights of my life was standing in the Forum. Unbelievable.

Posted by asti on March 23, 2013, 03:37 PM report to moderator
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I know my great great grandmother’s brothers were Yankee raiders in North Alabama. There was a death of a male child in the family on my great great grandfather’s side and my great great grandmother’s brothers were held responsible. When the brothers on my great great grandmother’s side came home from the fighting to kill hogs the men on my great great grandfather’s side rode in and killed them.

My great grandmother talked about Yankee raiders coming in and taking all the food in their house, even the food cooked for dinner and she sat down on the warming oven to save her daddy’s dinner. I’ve often wondered if those Yankee raiders were her mother’s brothers.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 23, 2013, 05:46 PM report to moderator
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We have finished the shelving in my closet, the 9ft (2.74m) that fell plus an extra 6ft (1.83m). We added 3ft (.91m) to my DS’s closet. We have another 9ft (2.74m) to add in the laundry room. My DS did all the hard work up the ladder and I fetched for him and handed him things and I’m tired. So, I don’t know how he is still up and watching TV. I am ready to go lie down and read.

After we put up the last 9ft (2.74m) tomorrow I have to start moving my things back into the closet. I have an extra 2ft (60.97cm) of clothing railing. I have decided to put away some of my clothes I am not ready to get rid of that I can’t currently wear but could if I just pay attention to my diet. I need to make some room for functional items.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 23, 2013, 09:24 PM report to moderator
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Morning

I wonder if the weather man is ready to make a prediciton of the accumulation of snow ? I just looked outside and it is snowing,.

Posted by Cool G on March 24, 2013, 08:45 AM report to moderator
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Good Morning Leaky!! I am up very early for a Sunday. Today is the baby shower!!! I have been very busy and I was up late last night. I will post details later. I can’t believe my grand-baby will be here soon. :D

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 24, 2013, 09:16 AM report to moderator
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Have a good day, MM, and we do want to hear about the shower. So, please come back.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 24, 2013, 09:45 AM report to moderator
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Good morning, Leaky! I hope all is well here!

SOOOOOO much work to do…

Posted by Dr. LEW on March 24, 2013, 10:37 AM report to moderator
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Hello everyone…
I just got off the phone with Sally. She called to tell me she had her surgery on Friday. She said she just had a bedside conference with her Surgeon and Oncologist. Her prognosis is very good, and her radiation & chemo therapies will not be aggressive or lengthy. That’s the good news. The bad is I could tell by her voice that she was on the verge of losing it. I lived with this gal for 6 years, & know her very well… She is a woman whose life has been centered around her looks & I cannot imagine anything more devastating to her than any kind of disfigurement. She was hoping that a lumpectomy would have sufficed, but the Surgeon wanted to ‘play the odds’ and go for a total, and the Oncologist agreed that with stage 2 a total was statistically the best course. As it is, she had a partial mastectomy & will go for reconstructive plastic surgery as soon as it is ok to do so.
I just wish I could go see her, but she is definitely not having any of that… Not yet at least. I absolutely insisted that I have a way of reaching her without going through her PA, & she relented & gave me her personal cell #. She said she does not have her business phone with her, so there was no reason to give me that number. BTW, she was flabbergasted when I told her about how you all were concerned & pulling for her. Her exact words were " I weel never understand you ’Arry Potter people!" lool…
Well, thats about it for now. I will keep you advised, and thank you so much for all your well wishes & concern. :+)

Posted by Won_Two on March 24, 2013, 11:45 AM report to moderator
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WON, so good to hear SALLY has the worst part of the physical challenge behind her. I know radiation and chemo are a challenge in themselves and are quite unpleasant but the surgery had to be a terrible thing to face. I hope once she is more to herself she will allow you to go to her. It makes me sad to think of her going through any of this alone, her self esteem at stake as well as fearful about her health. At least she is allowing you to speak to her. I wish you two could take care of each other properly. I don’t think any of us have ever come to terms with your breakup.

DR LEW, I assume you are back to classes tomorrow. I’m glad you didn’t face jet lag as well as travel related fatigue.

I forgot. I have yet another 9ft (2.74m) of shelving I forgot about last night. My DS and I have agreed to put those two lengths off until he has made progress on clearing the computer room and emptying the dining room. For now I can start to reload my closet.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 24, 2013, 12:30 PM report to moderator
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Won That is good news. My daughter has a friend who had to have a complete double mastectomy but did the reconstructive surgery. After the reconstruction was completed, you could not tell the difference especially when she wore low cut apparel. You know me, I had forgotten she had this done. When I was looking at pictures I had taken during the summer it came back to me. So she really looked good in a bathing suit. It will take some time but she will get her body back.

I made an omelet with the bacon pieces I cooked the other day. It was so good. I eat seedless grapes and strawberries with the omelets I make. It makes a delicious meal.

I also fed the outside dog early today. It stopped snowing so I wanted to feed him before the main snow storm came. It is getting colder outside so it just might come down and stick. My daughter goes out of town every weekend. She goes to Church on Saturday night (the church is so huge they have to have 3 services-one on Saturday night and two on Sunday Morning.) She usually doesn’t come back until Sunday.

I thought my youngest daughter had not been here since December. She said she had but I could not remember until I asked her when they got their new vehicles. It seems it was in January. I remember them showing me their new cars but for some reason I thought it was in November. I think I need to start marking things on my calendar again. I remember but the time thing is out of sequence. I always think I am better until something knocks me over the head again. Lol

Posted by Cool G on March 24, 2013, 01:47 PM report to moderator
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Won, that IS good news! I am happy that the surgery is behind her, and everything now can focus on her recovery and the future, even if she is mourning her body. Has she been offered counselling? And I am sure that knowing how much you care, and how much you want to help is helping her self-esteem, even if she won’t yet let you in. xxx

CoolG, you’ve said you use your phone a lot to check the day and date. Why don’t you use the calendar app, so when you need to check a date it’s all in the same place and easily to hand?

LEW, how was the trip?

MM, I hope the baby shower is a lot of fun!

Posted by asti on March 24, 2013, 04:29 PM report to moderator
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Won: I wish Sally the speediest of recoveries. I hope time proves a great healer.

Posted by ironsos on March 24, 2013, 07:40 PM report to moderator
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Won_Two Thank you for the up-date on Sally, and I am delighted that she contacted you and that you now have a phone number. You might remind her that both Olivia Newton John and Kylie Minogue have been through a similar experience and come out the other side and are still the very attractive women they alway were. Assure her of our continued care and love for her welfare, you are both family as far as we are concerned, connected by mind and heart rather than blood.

My DS lit a fire tonight, at my suggestion, because the weather has been cold and snowy for several days and is due to continue into next week. I felt that we needed to increase the comfort quotient a little.

It is time I was in bed.

Posted by Graymayne on March 24, 2013, 09:01 PM report to moderator
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Won – I think Sally needs to remember how close we are as Leaky friends. We all felt horrible when you two broke up. Her battle will be our battle until she is free and clear.

The baby shower was a huge success!! I am so glad it’s over.

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 24, 2013, 09:36 PM report to moderator
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Won – I think Sally needs to remember how close we are as Leaky friends. We all felt horrible when you two broke up. Her battle will be our battle until she is free and clear.

The baby shower was a huge success!! I am so glad it’s over.

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 24, 2013, 09:36 PM report to moderator
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Morning

I think we only got about 2 inches of snow. A lot better than the 8 inches they were showing on the weather report. It is better it came this weekend since next week end is Easter. I wonder what they are predicting for then?

Posted by Cool G on March 25, 2013, 07:48 AM report to moderator
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Off to pack more boxes of little stuff we haven’t known where to put in other boxes.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 25, 2013, 09:24 AM report to moderator
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Well it is snowing again. Maybe it hasn’t finished yet.

Posted by Cool G on March 25, 2013, 10:51 AM report to moderator
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Cool G. Did you see the end of the race Sunday? I thought we were back in time when old scores were settle at the end of the race., I wonder how much the fuss will cost Toney.

Posted by Mr Deanie on March 25, 2013, 03:17 PM report to moderator
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I’ve had my nose deep in a book today, and we have had another coal fire lit again tonight. I’m thankful that we live where we do, so many other areas have had very bad snow falls, high winds and loss of electricity for several days. There has been loss of livestock due to snowdrifts or cold weather among sheep farmers across the country.

Right, I’m going back to my book.

Posted by Graymayne on March 25, 2013, 07:56 PM report to moderator
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I had a strange experience while going through papers at my parent’s house this morning. We finally got into the locked trunk in the attic. Many of the items were WWI memorabilia with a few personal and business items mixed in.

I opened a letter that was written by my father’s grandfather to officers at his place of business, Standard Oil. In the body of the letter he mentioned my mother’s father who owned the Standard Oil distribution territory in the next state 130 miles away. It was so strange to see my great grandfather on my father’s side talking about my grandfather on my mother’s side in a letter that is 85 years old. My parents were preschoolers at the time.

That spurred my father to tell another story. He said if I thought the letter was strange he could tell me something even more strange. He said he was about 12 years old and had to sell magazine subscriptions as a fund raiser for his school. (I can’t believe they were doing that back then.) He said he decided to leave the neighborhood and try some businesses some distance away. He went into a doctor’s office to try to sell some subscriptions and he remembers a lady in the waiting roomwith some children told him she would order one but she was from Florence, Alabama. She thought he would do better selling in his neighborhood.

The strange thing about this is that it was the doctor my mother’s family used, even coming 130 miles from Florence, Alabama to see the doctor. After my parents married the whole family used this doctor. He was the one who delivered me and took my tonsils out. My father says he realized years later that the lady who spoke to him in the waiting room that day was my aunt, my mother’s sister, and that the children with her were my cousin and my mother.

My parents would not officially meet for another eight years.

I moved a bookshelf from my parent’s house to my closet today. I also moved all the photo albums of all the trips we took to the UK, to New York, DC, and several other trips. They are really sort of a combination of photo albums and scrapbooks. So, in addition to photos they contain tickets, theatre programs, brochures and small memorabilia. There were more than twenty three ring binders, very heavy, most of them 3 inch (7.62cm) binders. I extremely tired after moving those out of my parent’s house an into mine.

We also took a load of books to the second hand store and on to the charity shop. Moving books around is very heavy work.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 25, 2013, 10:31 PM report to moderator
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Morning

Mr. Deanie I loved the ending to the race. It did seem like the past. Lol First of all, I did not see anything wrong in what Joey did. He was trying to win. He did nothing that any other racer would not do to win. It was unfortunate that Denny hit a wall without a safer barrier and was hurt. I love Tony but he was in the wrong. How many times has he blocked to protect his spot? Too many to mention. He did seem like the old Tony by his actions. Lol I was watching the final laps when I thought to myself, “they have forgotten about Kyle”. I got so tickeled when in his interview he said the same thing.

Kyle use to be a favorite of mine when he first came to Hendricks. After he left he got so cocky that he was no longer a favorite although I still followed him. After all his bad luck last year and his changed attitude, I actually like him again. So the way he won tickeled me. Of course all this action and Jr. coming in second plus being first in the points did not hurt either. All in all a really good race!

Lady Hawke You contionue to surprise me with all this history. Your parents house reminds me of a Southern Mansion where everything gets stored in the attic for generations. It must be so hard to disgard these little pieces of history.

Graymayne We use to have a fireplace where we burned coal and wood. Of course this was a long time ago but you can not beat the heat. I miss having my fireplace. I still have it but it is an unvented gas fireplace. I can not use it now that I have closed off half of my house. Not enough ventilation for it to be unvented. At least that is what everyone tells me.

Posted by Cool G on March 26, 2013, 10:07 AM report to moderator
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Cool G Timelines can throw me very easily, too. It may not be totally linked to your other memory issues. ;)

Won Tell Sally that we are still rooting for her. They can do amazing things with reconstructive surgery now, so the results should be exellent. hugs to you both. ;)

Posted by Deanie on March 26, 2013, 11:06 AM report to moderator
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Good evening!

I am tired! Isn’t it silly how the odd little change of routine throws you completely? Last night we had daughter’s parents evening to meet with her teacher and discuss her report and her progress. We didn’t get home ‘til almost 8.
Today, I usually finish at 12, but I have meetings at the school again tomorrow, so had to change my hours. So I worked from 7 ’til 5, then had to do a big shop, and didn’t get home until 6. My DS had a fiendish day, not getting home until 7.30, so I have only just sat down, and in just a minute am going to get up again and go to bed!

Graymayne, I have discovered a super fun little book. It’s only 99p on the Kindle, and is called A Load of Old Bones by Suzette Hill. It is set in the 1950’s, and narrated chapter by chapter by the village vicar, a cat and a dog. It sounds bonkers, but it works! Very eccentric Englishness! I’m having a lot of fun with it, and am only halfway through.
What book were you reading yesterday that had you so engrossed?

Goodnight, everyone! xx

Posted by asti on March 26, 2013, 05:20 PM report to moderator
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