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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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Saturday and Sunday were the two hottest days of the year so far. So, our summer has pushed into our upcoming fall.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 09, 2013, 05:25 PM report to moderator
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Hi, Potterphiles! Just a quick hello to say I hope you’re all having a great fall! :D I just started The Cuckoo’s Calling and so far I’m really enjoying it! I love that there are still new JK Rowling books to read – even if it is a different universe. Her style of writing and vivid characters are still just as much a joy to read.

I’m sure a lot, if not all, of you have already finished the book, as well as TCV (haven’t read it yet but am looking forward to it) so I’m not going to scan through back posts in case of spoilers. I’ll check back after I’ve finished though.

<3 Cordelia

Posted by Cordelia on September 09, 2013, 08:24 PM report to moderator
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Hey there Cordie… Nice to see ya here again! :+D

Posted by Won_Two on September 09, 2013, 10:35 PM report to moderator
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Cordelia This is an unexpected pleasure! Those of us who have finished Jo’s latest book have all enjoyed it but I don’t think we discussed it in detail. I know I didn’t guess the culprit.

I’m really feeling the drop in temperature, I can only keep warm by wearing one of my wraps. I’m not looking forward to the winter season.

Posted by Graymayne on September 10, 2013, 07:37 AM report to moderator
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Just gat a notice from amazon that Wolfie’s book will be delivered two weeks earlier than
first announced. Expecting it around the 16th of this month.

Posted by ironsos on September 10, 2013, 12:49 PM report to moderator
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I was looking at the Christmas card list at CC. Our full addresses are not visible there. You can see the house number and street but not the town, state, county, country or postal code. I have tried several ways of pulling the full address into view and I have been unsuccessful.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 10, 2013, 02:14 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

Ironsos, yay! That’s exciting. I don’t know why you’re getting it early……I just checked Amazon, and it still says the release date is October 1st.

Lady Hawke, you need to scroll the page across to get the rest of the address.

Hi, Cordelia! Waves madly!

Posted by asti on September 10, 2013, 02:55 PM report to moderator
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Not sure Asti. Amazon said it had changed from Oct. 6 to Sept 16.

Posted by ironsos on September 10, 2013, 02:59 PM report to moderator
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I think it was Oct. 6. I already deleted the e-mail.

Posted by ironsos on September 10, 2013, 03:00 PM report to moderator
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Thanks ASTI, I had not found the scroll bar on the bottom.

I find this new format very inconvenient. We used to be able to see the entire Christmas Card list without having to drag right and left. I wonder who thought this format was an improvement?

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 10, 2013, 03:06 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke I have been puzzled by the difficulties that people have been reporting about changes at cc. My page has differences anyway because I am a moderator. I was thrown initially when faced with a chinese dragon heading but I found the “Sign in” heading and everything seem to return to normal. I’ve checked my Xmas address section and, like Asti, I found that I could use the slider at the bottom of the page to see my last column which is “Edit”. There is a small heading referring to producing a printable list, I don’t know if that would be helpful?

Posted by Graymayne on September 10, 2013, 03:08 PM report to moderator
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I printed my copy in landscape view and it worked fine. It took two pages.
My printer created the landscape view and not the site.

Posted by ironsos on September 10, 2013, 03:33 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos, I’ll email her and ask.

I have to tell you all about a few really good, but unusual books that I have enjoyed recently. While they might not be to everyone’s tastes, I was so impressed, I want to share!
The first, I impressed myself. I found it a few months ago, and it has just been announced as having made the shortlist for this years Booker! It’s A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki, and is my best book of the year so far.
Also, The Perfect Suicide, by Lotte Worth. It’s pretty unsettling.
And the book I’m reading at the moment, The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller. Bleak and post apocalyptic.
I highly recommend all three.

My DS decided to “trim” the hedge in the front garden today. I got home to find it completely decimated, and I am delighted! I HATE that hedge. It is riddled with brambles, full of prickles, and grows faster than my son! It is 2/3rds GONE! We have gained a strip of garden about 7 foot long and 3 foot deep.

Posted by asti on September 10, 2013, 04:18 PM report to moderator
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Asti I like the look of Ruth Ozeki’s book but I have four books to get through before I am ready to order it. Gaining three feet on the length of a garden is quite an achievement.

Posted by Graymayne on September 10, 2013, 07:14 PM report to moderator
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Good Morning, this is my day out with my parents. They each have a dermatology appointment this morning. After that my mother and I will need to go do her shopping.

I have my ducks in something of a row this morning. I have already prepared my DS’s dinner and have it on a plate in the refrigerator covered in plastic wrap, his cottage cheese and tomatoes and a bowl of soup. I won’t have to come home tired and ready to drop and have to pull his dinner together.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 11, 2013, 10:22 AM report to moderator
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We are at my parent’s regular doctor noe. Daddy isn’t doing well today. I hope we don’t end up in the hospital for tests. He couldn’t get from the table back down the hall this morning. Says he is weak.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 11, 2013, 02:31 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

Tea tonight was just a quick pizza, thrown in the oven on our return from a Sixth Form Information Evening. Which was very worthwhile. We got a lot of information about the opportunities and expectations of our son over the next couple of years, and got to meet his tutor. It was really interesting.

My DS has his car, and has stopped twitching, lol. It’s a hire car for now, a black Ford Mondeo, and only has 3500 on the clock. He starts his job tomorrow with a meeting at head office. I am very nervous. This is IT. Positive thoughts very gratefully received.

Lady Hawke, I do hope all is ok with your Father.

Posted by asti on September 11, 2013, 03:52 PM report to moderator
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I have been doing the usual on September 11. I have been watching History 2 about the Twin Towers all day. You would think it wouldn’t upset me after so long a time but the day has been a cry fest all day.

Posted by Cool G on September 11, 2013, 05:13 PM report to moderator
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My father has a bladder infection and was given an antibiotic. He is also going to be started on another round of outpatient rehabilitation in order to strengthen his legs. Since moving to the apartment he has had to very little walking at all to come down the hall and sit in his chair. The distance is probably only a third of what he had to walk at the house. He didn’t walk enough at the house so cutting it by 2/3s has been very limiting to his ability to get any exercise. That has resulted in increased weakness when he has to walk any distance, even as far as from the apartment to the car or to and from a table at a restaurant.

Today, I ended up using a transport wheelchair to get him to the car and back inside at the apartment as well as in and out of two doctor’s offices and the restaurant at dinner. On one hand it was less stressful, knowing his legs weren’t going out from under him. On the other hand it meant I was having to push and pull a wheelchair in and out of the car and push my father in and out everywhere. A transport wheelchair has only small wheels, no big wheels. It means he can’t help push himself. I have to do all the work. The upside of no big wheels is that the wheelchair weighs much less than a conventional one. At any rate the use of the wheelchair is a regression in his condition which I hope to have reversed with the rehabilitation.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 11, 2013, 10:28 PM report to moderator
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ASTI, I will keep you all in my heart tomorrow, hoping for a good day for your DS.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 11, 2013, 10:28 PM report to moderator
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J.K Rowling and Warner Bros have announced a series of films (didn’t say how many but more than one) based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Newt Scamander. J.K. Rowling will be writing the screenplay and the events in the films will be taking place about 70 years before Harry’s story begins.

Posted by korey1979 on September 12, 2013, 11:27 AM report to moderator
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Graymanye I haven’t been yet. I’m still leaning toward it being a diet and exercise adjustment. I have greatly increased my activity level but not the amount of rest I’m getting.

Asti Good luck to your husband.

And LH your plate always seems to be perpetually full. Please ensure you are taking care of yourself.

Posted by korey1979 on September 12, 2013, 11:31 AM report to moderator
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I have gone round and round in my head how I feel about this. It is definitely a good thing that JKR is writing the screenplay as she is the only person who could possibly write a reliable plot and character development. How would anyone else even know where to start? The only way I can see us being truly satisfied with it is if there is plenty of foreshadowing toward events and details in the body of the HP books. Unless it connects in some way past being in the wizard world it is just another unrelated project for us to spend our money on and come away slightly to completely unsatisfied.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 12, 2013, 02:22 PM report to moderator
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I’m excited because it will be the first movie that will be mostly/entirely a movie. I won’t be disappointed because it’s not like the book. Also, I’m excited because Jo is writing the script.

Posted by korey1979 on September 12, 2013, 03:34 PM report to moderator
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And I was so looking forward to the Scottish book. Darn.

Posted by ironsos on September 12, 2013, 03:40 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

Well, that announcement took me by surprise! I’ll admit, I’d be far far more excited if it was books, but, wow, she is returning to her World! I will await developments with anticipation. She already knows him well!
It’s interesting that she feels so much ownership of that world, (as she should, after all,) that she took control of the initiative once the idea was pitched.
I was also interested to see that the BBC are planning an adaptation of TCV. While I had HUGE issues with the book, I think it might make for intriguing viewing.

Thank you, Lady Hawke and Korey, I had been nervously hoping to hear from him all day, but he was constantly with people. He got home at about 6.30, tired but positive. It seems promising, thank goodness, and certainly at the moment he doesn’t have any worries. I am optimistic, but am still muttering “pleasepleasepleasepleaseletthiswork” under my breath.

Posted by asti on September 12, 2013, 04:15 PM report to moderator
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Just got confirmation that Wolfie’s has been shipped. May have it by Sat. More likely Monday.

Posted by ironsos on September 12, 2013, 10:48 PM report to moderator
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Let’s hope this post doesn’t dissappear.

I am on my way to Texas to pick up my mother in law. She loved being here during the summer and now wants to live with us. She will move into my spare bedroom. I don’t know if once she is living here she would be happy but I always told the DS that our elderly parents would always have a home with us. Lately … Every time my mother in law is in the hospital they keep telling her that she needs to go to a nursing home. She should not live alone. My sister in laws do not live far from her studio apt. and come to visit every day. She was in the hospital two weeks ago and while she was there she asked the DS if she could move in with us.

I am happy she wants to move in with us but I am not sure how long she will last. She is a very independent woman. She likes living on her own. We will see.

So I’m off to Texas this weekend. :)

Posted by Madame Minerva on September 13, 2013, 08:53 AM report to moderator
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MM have a good trip and positive thoughts are going out that the living arrangement will work out well. ;)

Lady Hawke I am always exhausted just reading what you do each day. Positive thoughts to you and yours, too. ;)

Asti I’m with you! I hope your DS’s new position works out with the best possible work experience for all of you. ;)

Ironsos Please do 10 minutes extra for me each day. ;)

Korey Positive thoughts that you will meet your goal! ;)

Everyone else – good thoughts and white light to all. ;)

Posted by Deanie on September 13, 2013, 10:27 AM report to moderator
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I have been trying to clean house all morning. Today I started with vacuuming. Now I am dusting. These are the two things that I usually let go because I get too tired to finish. I really needed to dust. I really don’t see the dust until I start cleaning. My house already looks cleaner and I haven’t swept yet.

MM That is so nice of you to have your mother-in-law move in with you. I hope you both will be comfortable with the move. I am a little concern about your health. It will be a strain on both of you no matter how badly you want it to work out.

Ironsos That is good news about Wolfie’s book. I never pre order because I forget that I have. Guess I better look into ordering mine.

Posted by Cool G on September 13, 2013, 12:47 PM report to moderator
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