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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.
5867 (15%)
The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.
3272 (8%)
Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen
20869 (54%)
I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.
8246 (21%)
  38254 votes in total

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Every bride I have ever talked to (I’ve been in 8 weddings and helped plan several others) says they wished they had just eloped, and I’m beginning to understand why. Destinations wedding sound delightful as long as you don’t want a big wedding. You can still always come back and have a big reception (or two) to include family and friends.

As for it being the bride’s prerogative of where the wedding is and what’s involved, I say it’s up to whomever is paying; granted this is typically the bride’s family. However, if the bride and groom are paying, then I say they get to do whatever they want. I know many a couple who have paid for their wedding just to make sure they get what THEY want (this has typically involved my friends from religious families who do not want a religious wedding). My parents are paying for my wedding, so I’m giving my mom a lot of leeway in what she wants, where, and how. My wedding was always going to be in Atlanta (that was non-negotiable because I want to get married in the church I grew up in – my parents and brother got married in that church), but that means a lot of my fiance’s family won’t be able to come – because of cost and distance. So we’re having a second reception where I live now so we can invite his extended family and friend. He’s from Catholic farm families – he is 1/6, his mom is 1/9, and his dad is 1/4, so his family is wrecking havoc on the guest list…

LH, so glad to hear that your daughter is excelling and finding her friends!!

Posted by Dr. LEW on August 13, 2013, 09:05 AM report to moderator
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talk about happy happy joy joy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNjTGAM8DBY

Posted by ironsos on August 13, 2013, 01:51 PM report to moderator
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Anybody hear anything about when the “Scottish” book is coming out?

Posted by ironsos on August 13, 2013, 09:01 PM report to moderator
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IRONSOS, I wish we knew but I would assume it isn’t soon. Since she finished DH she has written Tales of Beedle the Bard, A Casual Vacancy and The Cuckoo’s Calling. That is three books in six years. Considering how long it took her to write each of the HP books I wouldn’t imagine she has had much time for the Scottish Book.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 13, 2013, 10:22 PM report to moderator
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This is the regular shopping day. I don’t think I ever posted yesterday, sort of lacking any news. Maybe something interesting but non-traumatic will happen today and I’ll have something to say tonight.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 14, 2013, 10:27 AM report to moderator
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It’s been oddly quite. I figured I just offended everyone somehow…

Posted by Dr. LEW on August 14, 2013, 03:29 PM report to moderator
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It’s been oddly quite. I figured I just offended everyone somehow…

Posted by Dr. LEW on August 14, 2013, 03:29 PM report to moderator
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Nice splinch Dr. Lew.

I thought I was the culprit somehow. Just a quiet day I quess.

I am loving the borrow a kindle book for free with amazon prime. One book a month but well worth it.
The book I just borrowed is “Damocles” by S.G. Redling.

Posted by ironsos on August 14, 2013, 03:43 PM report to moderator
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Dr. Lew I’ve been watching the World Athletics Event from Moscow on TV which is into its fifth day and reading an E-book.

Posted by Graymayne on August 14, 2013, 04:11 PM report to moderator
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DR LEW, no, I was barely conscious this morning, plus I was a little down. So, I just didn’t have a lot to say. Yesterday was a hard day and when I woke up I still felt as if I had been smacked over the head. I knew today would be long and hard so I wasn’t looking forward to it much.

You are right about it being the prerogative of whoever is paying and that is still usually the bride or her parents. There was no doubt I was going to marry here. There was no way I was going to marry away from home just to make it more convenient for my DS’s family. My parents and I were paying for it. It would have made it 500 times more difficult to do it somewhere else where I had no idea of the facilities available. I had a much larger family than he did as well. My mother was 1/9 and I had many more aunts, uncles and cousins than he did. At that time my friends were still closer and it was still more easily accessible for them to come here. In the end, he had seven family members and some friends who were able to travel here where as I had upwards of 100 people.

My daughter mentioned she wasn’t feeling great this morning, felt a little nauseous, but made no play to stay home from school. When we picked her up she was quite excited that she has been classified as a first soprano in the choir. Our of 100 girls there were only eight sopranos, three of them first sopranos. So, in such a limited group she is likely to have more than her share of time singing. Several “regular” kids had informed her she was not as weird as she used to be. I told her although she may have been consciously working on her presentation, it was just as likely that some of these people are beginning to “grow up” and are beginning to realize that not everyone has to fit in the same small round hole to be acceptable and interesting. Unfortunately, after eating dinner she became unpleasantly ill. Dinner seemed to have pushed her just a bit too far. She was sick in the driveway once we reached home. She was quite green looking. So, we will have to see what tomorrow brings. I hope she feels better tomorrow. She seems to be feeling a bit better about the year so I hate for her to miss any of the first real week of school.

She carried WOLFIE’s book into the restaurant with her and our waitress asked about it, picked it up and read the jacket. She took the information an said she was going home to order two copies, one for herself and one for her daughter.

I’m off to bed. I hope I don’t have to head to the doctor with a sick child in the morning. I know there is nothing he can do but let her work it through and give up a school excuse. Very infrequently do tummy upsets end up with anything other than the order to live off of “sips and nibbles” until she works it through.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 14, 2013, 10:41 PM report to moderator
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LEW I got married at the courthouse. We went to sears the morning of and bought our clothes. We had about 20-30 people there. At the time, the judge said it was acceptable but from what I hear now they only allow 4.

I am verging on the edge of total exhaustion. At first, I thought it was because I had begun exericising regularly but I have not been to the gym for a couple of days and made sure I have gotten plenty of sleep and I am still verging on the edge of exhaustion. I am either coming down with something or my thryoid levels are messed up. If I am still this tired next week, I am going to the doctor.

My husband and I have begun listening to audio books. He struggles with reading but finds himself frustrated by movies that have cut out important informatino. So far we have listened to the Hunger Games and are in Catching Fire. The Hunger Games movies was excellent but he found himself confused about Peeta and the bread among other things.

Posted by korey1979 on August 15, 2013, 09:31 AM report to moderator
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Still vomiting this morning. Off to the doctor with us.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 15, 2013, 10:25 AM report to moderator
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KOREY, make sure you go to http://www.thekatnisschronicles.com/

All of HUNGER GAMES is still there and the first eight episodes of CATCHING FIRE are up.

I’m sorry to hear you are having such issues with fatigue. You’ve been doing such a good job with your exercising.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 15, 2013, 10:30 AM report to moderator
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Aloha! ;)

Just a quick pop in. I will be lurking, if the phones stay as dead as they are now. ;)

Posted by Deanie on August 15, 2013, 10:52 AM report to moderator
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Korey I love the dramatised version of The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. The latter is keeping me fired up for the film in November. Please look after your health.

Lady Hawke I have been delighted by your daughter’s performance at school, please give her my congratulations on her singing progress. I’m sorry that she is currently suffering a tummy bug, really not nice.

Still counting butterflies between the showers and watching the World Athletics Competition from Moscow.

Posted by Graymayne on August 15, 2013, 02:25 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

I think working for a living is highly overrated! I want to be on holiday again! Not fair!! Still, I have 3 days off now, (no overtime….. Will not feel guilty…….) and am looking forward to spending a bit more time with my kids. The start of school is beginning to creep up on us. Son gets his exam results one week today. EEEEEEEEEEK!

I got all overexcited today. Days of Blood and Starlight was released in paperback today, and I treated myself. Fortunately I found it for half price.

Korey, do you crochet while you listen to the audiobooks? I think I would find it difficult to just sit and listen, which has always put me off trying an audiobook.

Lady Hawke, it sounds as if your daughter is finding lots of positives at school, even if it is different to last year. And isn’t it just inevitable……stick hundreds of kids together, and they all share their germs! I hope she feels a bit better by now, and am glad she has Wolfie’s book to keep her occupied!

Posted by asti on August 15, 2013, 03:19 PM report to moderator
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You have got to be kidding me.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/-chinese-zoo-tries-passing-dog-off-as-lion—180952559.html

Posted by ironsos on August 15, 2013, 04:00 PM report to moderator
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ASTI, the only time we listen to audiobooks is while driving. Well, that isn’t true. We listen to them while painting rooms, while doing anything boring that will not allow us to read or watch TV.

I can’t believe how long you have waited for DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT. I read it so long ago I could read it again.

The doctor said he believed my daughter has the Noro virus. He said she should go ahead and go to school tomorrow, that she has already been contagious before she fell ill, so she has already exposed everyone anyway. Fortunately, she hasn’t actively been sick since she first got up this morning. She is taking a nap since we are home from the doctor’s appointment so she should be able to stagger through tomorrow okay. Now, my DS and I just have to hope we don’t suffer this weekend.

It is lovely today. It was lovely yesterday. Our high for both days was only 82 F(22.77C). At this time of year that is positively frigid. The breeze has been blowing and we have been able to be outside without suffering. I wish it could be this way all the time, sunny, soft and breezy, not hot or cold. It is hard to think you would ever get tired of this weather.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 15, 2013, 05:12 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke, since our heat wave broke, (which would hardly qualify as “hot” for you,) that is about the high temperature that we have been reaching. Very, very pleasant weather, highs of about 22 or 23, with a gentle breeze. As you know from all my moaning, it has been a long long time since we have had such a decent spell of weather. It is lovely indeed.

I’ve read a few chapters, but am too tired to properly concentrate. I am supervising my daughter and a friend at the swimming pool tomorrow, so will take it with me!

Posted by asti on August 15, 2013, 05:53 PM report to moderator
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I’m home doing laundry and catching up with all The Katniss Chronicles on which I had fallen behind. I heard the first segment the day after it came out but life has kept me distracted ever since. I was almost so far behind it felt too hard to try to catch up. I know that is ridiculous as they will be adding new segments through November. THE HUNGER GAMES is still available so I’m sure CATCHING FIRE will be available for a long time as well. In reality there was no deadline and no pressure but the pile of segments to which I had not listened was beginning to look insurmountable. The problem was when I listened to the last available segment I wanted more. At any rate I felt terribly GUILTY sitting here tethered to my headphones listening and playing solitaire. There is so much I needed to do but I have been out every day all week.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 16, 2013, 02:06 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke I had a feeling that you might have fallen behind listening to TKC in view of your recent hectic schedule, but I’m glad that you have now caught up.

I’m still recording butterflies and watching the World Athletic Championships. Mo Farah has become the first man ever to hold the gold medal for the 10, 000 metres and 5,000 metres at both the Olympic and World levels at the same time. What a man!

Posted by Graymayne on August 16, 2013, 05:13 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

I am 3/4 of the way through Days of Blood and Starlight, and am enjoying it very much.
SLIGHT SPOILERS BELOW, though I believe I am the about the last to read it, lol.

I really liked the first book, but now Karou knows her past, the author has the scope to fully imagine and develop the chimaera/angel world, and the story is richer for it. I am so glad that Zuzana is still in it, she’s a lovely rabid fairy!

SLIGHT SPOILERS OVER,

Daughter had a friend over this pm, and I escorted them to a fun swim, where they met up with a couple of other friends from school. They had a really good time, and I got a BIG chunk of reading done, lol!

Graymayne, was your heart in your mouth over those last 300m!!!?

Posted by asti on August 16, 2013, 05:43 PM report to moderator
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Asti Oh, yes!! Then, I was moved to stand to attention while he received his medal. There are wins, and there are WINS!

Posted by Graymayne on August 16, 2013, 06:44 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos I know you live near Salt Lake, have you been effected by the wild fire. I saw on the news that it was East of Salt Lake and I thought of you.

Posted by Mr Deanie on August 17, 2013, 08:43 AM report to moderator
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Mr. Deanie. At the moment there a quite a few active fires in the area. We are getting a reasonable amount of smoke but
that is it. The link below may be of interest to you. Fire season started late due to a wet July.

http://www.kutv.com/

Posted by ironsos on August 17, 2013, 01:10 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

I have had a cooking day. This time of year has lots of potential for overtime, as a lot of our schoolage part timers are leaving for Uni. So I’ve stocked up the freezer with meals in anticipation of working some long hours while I have the opportunity.

I also finished my book…….wow, it was good!

Posted by asti on August 17, 2013, 03:10 PM report to moderator
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ASTI, glad you enjoyed the book. You have a shorter wait for the next one that I do.

We are back from a LONG breakfast with our friends and I’m back to doing laundry.

Tonight is cabbage and noodles for dinner. Tomorrow I’m taking lunch to my MIL’s and we are playing cards. I’m making a BBQ beef brisket, corn on the cob, cole slaw and mozzarella, tomato, basil and balsamic salad.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 17, 2013, 04:05 PM report to moderator
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Lol, Lady Hawke, I’ve already gone searching for the third book. Why do I have a shorter wait?
Love the sound of the salad. I’m a big fan of balsamic vinegar.

Posted by asti on August 17, 2013, 04:38 PM report to moderator
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ASTI, I’ve already been waiting a year.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 17, 2013, 05:35 PM report to moderator
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Ahh, but while I wait for the paperback to be released in the UK, the time will add up! Ms. Rowling has the honour of being the only author that I will buy in hardback.

Posted by asti on August 17, 2013, 05:42 PM report to moderator
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