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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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Odd, when Stephen Frye reads them he does say chapter numbers. Of course, if there is no table of contents, it still requires a physical search to find the chapter you want. The recordings do not allow for any sort of table of contents or much of a search capability. ;)

Thanks for the information, Graymayne. ;)

Posted by Deanie on June 17, 2013, 02:36 PM report to moderator
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Won If you feel up to answering, I have a computer question. We have 2 desktop computers configured as business machines. They are currently running Windows XP, but also shipped with the disls to load Vista. I never loaded Vista. Can they be upgraded to Windows 7 or 8? If they can, which version.

I have the impression that 8 is mostly for tablets and phones. I have no idea where that impression came from, so I do not know if it is correct or not. Oh yes, they are both Dell.

Thanks! ;)

Posted by Deanie on June 17, 2013, 02:48 PM report to moderator
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What the heck is a disl? I meant disks. ;)

Posted by Deanie on June 17, 2013, 02:49 PM report to moderator
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My Yahoo email seems to have been hacked. It sent something to my work email and everyone in my address book. ;(

My mobile hotspot from my phone cannot be recognized by my netbook, but 2 weeks ago I had no problem with it. The hotspot does not show on the lisyt of available networks, but when I tried to set it up, it said that the network already exists. Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgggghhh!!!! Oh well, I suppose I will set it up again and give it a cutsie name & see if that works. ;)

Posted by Deanie on June 17, 2013, 04:54 PM report to moderator
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A lot of people are getting hacked. Why?? To what purpose!

Posted by Madame Minerva on June 17, 2013, 05:47 PM report to moderator
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Deanie: A hacked e-mail from you has shown up on cc.

I think that someone’s contact list got hacked and that is the problem.

Posted by ironsos on June 17, 2013, 06:21 PM report to moderator
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I just received an email from Deanie but I didn’t like the look of it, so I came here first, saw the above, and deleted the one in my mailbox.

Posted by Graymayne on June 17, 2013, 06:28 PM report to moderator
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Thrills? Stupidity? Malice? Boredom? Who knows? ;)

Because my hotspot is not working properly, I have to wait until tonight to warn the rest of my address book. Josephine if you read this, please let the folks at TLCP about it. Thanks. ;)

My email has never been hacked before and I have had email accounts for 16 or 17 years. Since my phone just imported all of my contacts without asking permission, I think it is the phone that may have been hacked. It looked like the spam from the hacked information was sent to people from 2 or 3 different email account address boooks and very few people are in more than one address book. I keep the family, mostly, out of my yahoo address book and the DS’s business account s should not be in the yahoo address book either.

I will need to double check it tonight, but the first thing I will do is change my passwords to all 4 email accounts on my home computer. I can’t do anything about the email here at work except delete anything received. Anything beyond that is the IT departments problem. ;)

Posted by Deanie on June 17, 2013, 06:53 PM report to moderator
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I think the subject line for the hacked email is just Deanie. ;)

Posted by Deanie on June 17, 2013, 07:47 PM report to moderator
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I just arrived home. I have received a hacked email from JEN and DEANIE.

Posted by Lady Hawke on June 17, 2013, 10:18 PM report to moderator
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We are very tired but glad to be back home with no known immediate expectation to head back there for another funeral at the moment. When my cousin’s wife died he told us he would never see us again. Then, the cousin my age died and my mother was becoming more and more worried about my cousin who had lost his wife, his weepy depressed phone calls. Then, my aunt had her stroke and she was being kept “comfortable”. Then, he died without ever seeing us again as he predicted and we came home to do laundry and wait for the call to return for another funeral. We could be back next week for another but at least we don’t have another cued up and ready to ignite.

My DS had a bit of a scare this morning. His chest felt tight on his way to work and he diverted himself to the emergency room. They held him for about four hours monitoring him but found nothing wrong. He is having a stress test tomorrow morning. He did not call me because he did not worry me as I had to drive home. So, I arrive to find him home and not at work. He did not immediately explain his presence at home and did not do so for the first 45 minutes or so after I got home. While I understand why he did not want me upset as I drove home I do not like he was at an emergency room with a chest complaint and I knew nothing about it.

Posted by Lady Hawke on June 18, 2013, 02:53 AM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke I have to agree with your husband’s decision, you were carrying enough responsibility with the rest of the family in the car. I am pleased that you did not have several hour’s of worry, possibly for no reason, on top of all the stress of the weekend. The stress test will probably give a better idea of your husband’s physical condition. My DS has just been through one and chose to stop before they had raised his heart rate to a particular level, but he just got fedup! He doesn’t have high blood pressure and his heartbeat is normally quite low. They didn’t seem concerned.

I am generously covered in bumps and red itchy patches which I suspect may be an allergic reaction to my reinstated BP pills, having looked at the maker’s advice sheet. Why I should be having a reaction now, having been on them for a month, when I had no trouble previously is a mystery. I’m going through a patch of minor afflictions which I would rather do without, so to get into a better frame of mind I just think of Won to get a better perspective on life.

Posted by Graymayne on June 18, 2013, 12:43 PM report to moderator
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Good morning everybody, we are having a dismal day here in North Beach Maryland, it is overcast like it is trying to RAIN, I am going to go to lunch with my friend Bonnie, and then when I come back do a load of clothes and vacuum my living room. I am watching Celebrity Ghosts stories on TV and have ran in to post this morning here I hope everybody is having a wonderful day. Graymayne I hope you get your medicine straightend out I take Lisinopril HCTZ 20/12.5MG two a day this works for me and keeps my BP in check this is also a generic which is a bit cheaper then the regular cost would be.

Posted by Mistic Willow on June 18, 2013, 03:16 PM report to moderator
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I haven’t had much time to read. My hubby has been working overtime and I’ve been picking up his slack. I left off at this part “yet he sometimes had the horrible feeling that Snape could read minds.” Excellent bit of foreshadowing. :)

Posted by korey1979 on June 18, 2013, 06:42 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

Remember I said daughter got a thorn in her leg last week? She came to me last night, saying it was itching. I took a look, and there is an area about 3cm in diameter that was red and raised. I felt like the world’s worst Mother, but she said it had been fine until that day. I got her to the Doctor’s today, and she has been prescribed antibiotics AND an antihistimine medicine.

Lady Hawke, i agree with your husband’s reason for not telling you, but, like you, I would have wanted to know. I am glad all seems to be ok, and that he was sensible enough to seek help.

Graymayne, get thee to a Doctor! You need to make sure it is just a reaction to the pills, and if so, why it has suddenly kicked in.

Posted by asti on June 18, 2013, 07:53 PM report to moderator
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Asti I’m seeing him tomorrow for my month’s check-up after change of medicine but I’m going with a shopping list!

I have just finished watching a TV series called Frankie about a district nurse, which I have found rivetting. The scripts were very well written and had an excellent cast of characters. I really hope that they will do another series.

korey 1979 Yes, I noted that comment and smiled in recognition.

Mistic Willow Yours is one of the pills I have taken and couldn’t get on with, but I have been treated for high blood pressure for so long I don’t remember the details.

Posted by Graymayne on June 18, 2013, 09:34 PM report to moderator
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ASTI, I’m sorry your daughter’s leg came back to haunt you. Mommies are people and mommies get distracted. She isn’t a baby anymore. She can tell you when something isn’t right and she did. Not too long ago my daughter’s pediatrician looked at me and asked when she had her last bowel movement and was it normal. I looked at him and told him I had no idea. I don’t follow her to the bathroom any longer. I haven’t followed her to the bathroom for most of her life at this point. I think he had forgotten how old she is. I get tickled when we go to his office sometime. We were there and this very tall young man was there being treated. He and the doctor were discussing the pros and cons of various drugs. It turned out the patient was about to finish his degree as a Doctor of Pharmacy and he was still coming to the pediatrician. Very frequently in that office you will see the patients signing their own checks at the front desk and taking their keys out and driving off alone. I think in the doctor’s eyes his patients never grow up.

I am very tired. I slept hard last night but I woke up still feeling groggy and disoriented. I think it will take a bit to recover.

My DS went to the doctor today but they didn’t do much more than schedule him for a series of tests next week, one of them being a stress test. My husband doesn’t seem too concerned at this point. He says he notices the discomfort when he moves and he thinks it is coming from an area in his back where his shoulder also hurts. He thinks his back is out of whack. He is going for his tests just to dot the "I"s.

KOREY, I finished SS/PS last week but I’m glad it is taking people some time to finish. I had a lot going on and I read rather frantically. So, I’m glad to have a break.

GRAYMAYNE, I agree. Go to a doctor. An allergic reaction to an oral medication is nothing to ignore.

Posted by Lady Hawke on June 18, 2013, 10:03 PM report to moderator
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Good afternoon!

I’m sitting in the churchyard on my lunch break and thought I’d write a quick post, since I have my new clever phone!
I’m still getting used to the teeny tiny keys!

It’s a beautiful sunny day, nice to sit on a bench and relax.

Posted by asti on June 19, 2013, 11:54 AM report to moderator
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Graymayne It sounds like you are not really allergic to that one med, but it is causing the reaction because it does not get along with some other med you are taking. Many meds that are fine alone can cause an adverse reaction when taken in combination with some other meds. Take all of your meds in the bottle with the prescription info on them to the doctor and ask if any may be interfering with any other. Then discuss which need to be changed. Ideally, you want the most critical meds to stay the same and change out those that are not as critical until they find a combination that works for you. ;)

Lady Hawke I know how you feel about the DS not letting you know he was feeling worried enough to stop at the hospital, but realisically you could have done nothing and you really did have more than enough to be going on with. Driving any distance is enough of a worry, even if you are very familiar with the route. And worry is as much of a distraction as texting or drunk driving. not safe! I am sure his tests will turn out to be alright. ;)

Meanwhile, I have an appointment to see my oncologists vampire today for bloodwork. I will actually see the doctor next week. Then, in early July, I go get an echocardiogram done with a followup to see my cardiologist. ;)

All together I will be out for at least part of one day each week for the next six weeks. ;)

Posted by Deanie on June 19, 2013, 06:04 PM report to moderator
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Slim Whitman passed away. I loved the way he sang.

Posted by ironsos on June 19, 2013, 06:54 PM report to moderator
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A lot of times I sit at home at night bored wondering what to do. I think I just fixed that by ordering
a treadmill. It is a manual walking type. 8 and 12% incline if I remember correctly. It also folds up.
No excuse now for not getting in my 5 miles a day.

Posted by ironsos on June 19, 2013, 07:59 PM report to moderator
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IRONSOS, set it up with a good view of your TV and make sure there is something good to watch to keep you going.

We have just returned from my mother’s first cataract surgery. She had to be there at 8 AM. The doctor showed up at 9 AM and by 9:30 they were giving us the post op instructions. I was allowed to enter a room adjacent to the surgery suite to watch. There were windows and they had the eye up on a computer monitor for close up viewing.

We went to breakfast after the surgery and then I went to the apartment and drew up charts for the three eye drops she must use for the next five weeks. At first there are a lot of them, two of them every six hours and one every eight. The second week one drop keeps going every six hours, one goes to every twelve and one stays at every eight. The third week one drop ends, one drops to every twelve hours and one remains every eight as long as it holds out. The fourth and fifth week the last drop remains for every twelve hours.

That was too complicated so I made her a chart for every week, showing which drops she should take at what intervals. I numbered each bottle as #1, #2 or #3 and noted them by the hour on the charts in that way.

We have a recheck visit at 11 AM tomorrow.

My mother was able to read without her glasses from the surgery eye by the time we got home. Her glasses made the letters bigger but fuzzier. The naked eye made them smaller but darker and sharper. So, she is already well pleased.

A lady who was waiting with her mother for the second eye to be done said her mother sat down, exasperated, about two days after having the first eye done and said, “I am so upset. They did something to my skin and made it look awful.” She meant it. She thought the surgery had done something to her skin. She did not realize how wrinkly and coarse her skin had become. She could see herself clearly for the first time in years.

DEANIE, my DS is going to miss a lot of work next week or so visiting a variety of doctors.

I’m home doing the laundry from the trip. I was just too tired to deal with it yesterday.

Posted by Lady Hawke on June 19, 2013, 08:20 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke: I was amazed how much clearer I could see myself after my eye surgery. It was somewhat disconcerting
at first.

I fully plan to make use of the tv while using the treadmill.

Posted by ironsos on June 19, 2013, 08:50 PM report to moderator
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Hi all!

Deanie, no, I’m still is SS. Haven’t gotten anywhere near CoS yet in my reread.

Lady Hawke, that’s hilarious about about the woman’s comment about her skin after the eye surgery.

Speaking of hilarious, I hope you all don’t think it too weird of me, but this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klngo8mOeIQ had me in fits of wheezing laughter last night.

Posted by Miss Hagrid on June 19, 2013, 09:22 PM report to moderator
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I turned up at the doctor’s office with a list of reminders so that I didn’t forget everything which I typed out last night. There was one snag, I had carefully included the product instructions for the wrong medication:( The doctor was inclined to think that a reaction against a drug which had previously had given me no trouble was not very likely. So I have a corticosteroid for my urticaria and another skin problem with a different history, eye drops for a lump in my right eyelid which has been around for a couple of weeks to be administered four times a day. My BP showed a drop of about 20 points after the second try – I hate the pain associated with this.

Lady Hawke If you watched that screen showing the operation you are a braver woman than I! It gives me the shudders to think about it. What a schedule of drops! My head was in a spin by half way through. I must go to bed, I was up at 5.0am this morning because I couldn’t get back to sleep.

Posted by Graymayne on June 19, 2013, 11:08 PM report to moderator
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A teaser for the Katniss Chronicle is up. The first segment goes up next Tuesday.

http://www.thekatnisschronicles.com/index.php/component/k2/item/114-‘the-katniss-chronicles’-releases-‘part-ii’-trailer

Posted by Lady Hawke on June 20, 2013, 12:17 AM report to moderator
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I did watch, GRAYMAYNE. It was a bit like vacuuming/Hoovering up the cataract. My mother said she saw pretty colors throughout. She felt some pressure but no discomfort.

Posted by Lady Hawke on June 20, 2013, 12:35 AM report to moderator
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James Gandolfini has died while vacationing in Italy. He was only 51.

Posted by ironsos on June 20, 2013, 03:46 AM report to moderator
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Ironsos Tut, tut, a mere child! I must now go and look him up. The name is familiar but I don’t have a face on record in my memory banks.

Posted by Graymayne on June 20, 2013, 07:42 AM report to moderator
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I never watched The Sopranos so I am not terribly familiar with him other than having heard his name. I looked him up on IMDB and determined I have only seen one movie in which he acted, Crimson Tide. He did not have staring status so I don’t remember him. I don’t remember the movie well anyway. I am not a fan of the genre in which he was most closely associated, not watching much to do with mobsters and middle class New Jersey.

So, I am mostly saddened that someone of only 51 years of age has passed on.

We must go back for my mother’s recheck visit today.

Posted by Lady Hawke on June 20, 2013, 01:25 PM report to moderator
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