What will J.K. Rowling's Next Book Be About?
|A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.||
|The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.||
|Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen||
|I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.||
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Graymayne, yes, that one was dead. However, an email I received from Mum a little while ago told how she spent some time trying to catch a live mouse that Dora had brought in…… Mouse eventually found it’s way out through the patio doors. I assume one of the cats will present it at the bedside at some point during the night…….
Our boy was our only cat to present me with any furry gift. Before we brought him inside 16 years ago he gifted me with a chipmunk. After we moved in this house he laid a dead mouse next to my chair.
ASTI, we will want details if you ever get them out of him.
Finished SS/PS. Found my CoS, so I’m ready! ;)
Our cat in Alaska brought in 3 live lemmings to play with. Not as gifts. It was winter. He was no dummy to play outside in 20+ below 0 F. I have no idea how or where he found the lemmings, I just remember my mother standing on the couch while my father and the cat each tried to catch them again. They were finally evicted and the cat was locked in the house for the night.
He was not a huge cuddler, but he would sit on the back of mothers chair with his front paws on her shoulder and every 3 bites or so, he would tap her cheek for his bite of whatever she was eating. When he was ready for breakfast, he would walk up and down Dad’s torso and across the top of my parents pillows until Mother made Dad get up and feed him. ;)
Cat’s are funny people. ;)
We have a sunny, warm day! I went into the garden earlier than usual and cut back some ivy for the second time this year so now I am exhausted.
The BBC keeps reporting on the heatwave in south west US. The temperatures are unthinkable to us:( Take care over there.
I like the work of the new artist working on Scholastic’s new edition of HP. I just wish he/she wouldn’t mix up architectural styles in one building, it makes me wince.
Good morning everyone!!
It is a gorgeous day today!! The sun I shining, it’s not humid and it’s a wonderful 76 degrees outside!!
I am visiting my grandson today!
I finished Divirgent yesterday. I’m not sure who has read it but it was pretty good. I will be reading Insurgent during my trip to Texas.
I am not sure if I mentioned it but I will be going to Texas to pick up my mother-in-law. She wants to be here when they do surgery on my brother-in-law’s hip. We had to set her up with a dialysis center here so she can have her treatments while she is here. :) I will be doing some running around. :( I took vacation time while she is here.
MM, that is a sad way to use your vacation. It doesn’t feel like a vacation at all. How long will she be with you?
GRAYMAYNE, I took a look at the cover and I admit I don’t know enough to realize the architectural styles are mixed.
MM, I have read Divergent and I agree it is pretty good. I have Insurgent but have not read it. From what I understand it is a “middle book”, absolutely necessary to read, but more of a set up for the third book in the trilogy than satisfying in itself. I hope you are happy with it on the drive. Take CoS with you as backup since we are about to start reading it.
Lady Hawke Ah! I had just been looking back at Books 1 and 2 then copied them and made a suitable folder in my huge HP folder and added Books 3 and 4. The first two are the ones which include buildings and it was the use of the Georgian fanlight in a country cottage which really irked. They had also been used in Diagon Alley which is even more inappropriate because these would have been very much older buildings, long before Georgian dates. I’m just as fussy about period costume.
Just finished my Sunday morning Starbucks, grocery and lunch with my in-laws run. Working on afghan for my son which has taken me a long time to do because my hands hurt due to the type of work I do. I am currently reading the 1st book in the Septimus Heap series, Magyk. Also debating a reread of City of Bones later this summer in anticipation of the movie release in August.
We are headed out to see DEATHTRAP at a local community theatre associated with the professional one.
I am kicking myself at this point. On Monday I saw an entire stack of paperback HP books. The only one missing was DH which I already have on hand in paperback. I was feeling frugal at the time and I did not purchase them. I should have at least picked up CoS. It was $4. I was hoping to find the early ones for less than that but now I wish I had made the purchase. Unfortunately, the drive is too far to make to pick up the book. I would spend far too much money in gas.
I am currently reading a book I purchased several weeks ago called THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI by Helene Wecker. So far it is an intriguing read, set in Turn of the 20th century New York with reminiscence to Prussia and the deserts of the Middle East. I started reading it on Wednesday and my daughter took it from me and read the entire thing on Thursday. She reads much too quickly and I read much too slowly.
I suppose I can share the premise of the book without violating SPOILER rules. If you don’t want the basic premise please don’t read.
A female Golem (person made of clay and anthropomorphized) arrives in NYC no longer tied to a master. A male Jinni trapped in the metal of an olive oil flask for 1000 years is inadvertently released by a tin smith in a shop in NYC. We are given bits of their pasts and/or the pasts of their creators and captors. Obviously, the two meet or there would be no point to the book.
I was feeling hungry but did not know what to fix. I finally decided on white beans and corn bread. So I made jiffy corn bread muffins, white beans, buttered potoatoes and corn on the cob. I also fixed slice tomatoes, cucumbers, and a slice of vidial onions. It was so good. Too bad I had it all to myself. I love it when a meal just comes together by itself and taste so good.
I never know what I am reading. I read so many books that I don’t remember the name or usually don’t remember the author. I remember the story when I read a snyposis ? of it. I know I spelled that word wrong.
Watching the race at Kentucky.
OH I found out yesterday that I was going to be a great grandmother again. This one was a surprise to everyone.
Have been trying to read “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” but cannot seem to stay with it.
I have switched to E R Burroughs “Pellucidar” novels for a bit of light reading.
Son really enjoyed the Prom. He came home with an official photograph of him and three male friends, a lovely souvenir. He also showed me a lovely picture that someone posted on Facebook, of him with each arm around a very pretty girl. I am so glad he had such a good time.
Ironsos, I was really looking forward to that book, but it wasn’t as gripping as I expected. It’s still worth reading though, so I hope you persevere with it. The pictures add a lot to the story.
Had a whole can of corned beef hash & a well scrambled egg for lunch today… A rather ‘plain Jane’ menu to be sure, but to me it was heavenly. Compared to the pureed mush & cans of liquid ‘meals’ I have been forced to eat for the last 3 weeks, it was as satisfying as a filet mignon with truffles!
I like corned beef hash so that doesn’t sound so miserable. I know it has to been much superior to the food you have been up to eating. When can you get to work on your reconstruction? That won’t make life or eating easy either but it will be a step in the right direction.
After months, maybe more than a year, my time stamp is correct. It is on true Leaky Time, Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
Hey everyone! I hope you are all well!
Sorry I have not checked in here, but I’ll try and hop on when I’m home and settled and give a proper LeakyCon 2013 recap!
I’ll be going through photos and hopefully I’ll have permission to post them online, but I’ll let you know…
Facebook got updated because it’s super easy to post photos and stuff right to Facebook from my phone. That and I have been exhausted when we got back to our rooms and haven’t wanted to turn on my computer.
Ummmmm…. When are we supposed to start CoS? I started today, but I can delay going any further if I need to. ;)
Anyway I was wondering…. Why did Petunia have Harry spread manure on the flower beds the same day as this very important dinner party? The smell of even very decomposed manure would linger around the outside of the house. Then we are informed that the windows were open during the dinner party, so the smell would have permeated the house as well. never mind the smell of newly mown grass and the fresh earth smell from his weeding the flower beds and the fresh paint from the garden bench.
Granted the inside of the house would have smelled from the cleaning supplies and the meal itself, but most of the fragrances coming through the windows would have overpowered even those scents. ;)
PB Hi, good to see you. Look forward to seeing some pictures of Leaky Con:)
Deanie What a great question! Those points you mention have never even registered with me before despite having read the first four books more than fifteen times. I’ll have to give it some thought. I have only one suggestion, I would guess that at this point in her life Jo had not had much time to be a gardner. It is possible that she knew that manure around rose bushes was a good thing but never gave the aroma a thought. She would have been thinking of portraying Petunia as a perfectionist as well as a bully to Harry, giving him those jobs in the garden.
I will try to find a copy of CoS today.
Interesting observation, DEANIE. GRAYMAYNE must be correct. JO was more concerned about giving Harry a list of distasteful, tiresome jobs than in realizing the effect those tasks would have upon Petunia’s dinner party.