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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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Good evening!

More overtime for me today, and Day Two for my DS seemed to be ok. Thanks Deanie!

MM, that is a big move for your MIL, and a wonderful commitment from you. I hope your MIL settles in quickly and enjoys her new home.

Posted by asti on September 13, 2013, 03:43 PM report to moderator
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Because of things that happened in the last race before the chase, Jeff Gordon will be a 13th driver in the Chase.

Posted by Cool G on September 13, 2013, 04:08 PM report to moderator
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I know that I was disappointed that things went down that caused Jeff to miss the chase by 1 point. I did not think Nascar would do anything about it but I was wrong. Even after the teams were penalized, I was still angry because that did not help Jeff. Today Nascar just announced at a press conference that Jeff would be added as a 13th Chase driver due to the circumstances that made him miss the chase. I am so surprised that they did this. Finally they are doing something right.

Posted by Cool G on September 13, 2013, 04:18 PM report to moderator
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Oooh, I meant to tell you about what we cooked for tea. Daughter and I made a fish pie, a new recipe from Jamie Oliver. It’s definitely a keeper! Very, very delicious. Cod, salmon and prawns in a cheesy lemony sauce with onions and spinach and carrots, topped with buttery mashed potato mixed with peas and lemon zest. Work was split about 50/50, and she did a very good job. She is particularly good at flaking fish! I do enjoy cooking with her.
My DS washed up, lol!

Posted by asti on September 13, 2013, 04:24 PM report to moderator
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Wolfie’s book has arrived. Will start reading it tonight.

Posted by ironsos on September 13, 2013, 04:25 PM report to moderator
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Ooh squee! Have you seen my name in there? I am SO excited about that!

Posted by asti on September 13, 2013, 04:41 PM report to moderator
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Asti: Yes! you and one other member of our group are mentioned in the acknowledgements.

Posted by ironsos on September 13, 2013, 05:53 PM report to moderator
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Yay! Enjoy the book, xx

Posted by asti on September 13, 2013, 06:01 PM report to moderator
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This is quite a momentous moment! I have Wolfie Joe’s book on order but I’ve heard nothing from Amazon UK.

The last three nights we have had a treat on TV – three programmes on the theme of harvest, covering grain crops, vegetables and tonight was fruit. Although my county has a lot of farms in it the farming is mostly mixed arable and livestock, not the intensive crop areas of Kent or Lincolnshire or the fruit and market gardening in the Vale of Evesham. The technology that is now being used in farming is a revelation, but large or small farms they all depend upon weather conditions. The wine harvest is looking good at this point so I hope the heavy rain expected on Sunday doesn’t ruin everything.

Time to hit the hay, as it were. See you all tomorrow.

Posted by Graymayne on September 13, 2013, 06:56 PM report to moderator
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whoo hooo I finally managed to get my password right so I can log onto leaky.

Ironsos I’m not sure how you managed to get your grubby little boy hands on my book so early. I expect you have some type of wizard powers :-) I hope you enjoy it, but you might have to channel your inner girl as I think its slightly skewed to a female audience.

Thanks all of you for your support over the last few weeks and for joining my face book page. I’m going to be doing some updating etc over the weekend.

Sorry for just posting and running but its nearly 1am and I’ve just finished work and need to go to sleep.

Ironsos don’t read all night because you need your beauty sleep.

Posted by Wolfie on September 13, 2013, 07:56 PM report to moderator
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oooh and MM good luck with the MIL. How kind of you to invite her to live with you.

Posted by Wolfie on September 13, 2013, 07:57 PM report to moderator
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As to beauty sleep there is not enough hours in a year.

Kerb?

Posted by ironsos on September 13, 2013, 08:23 PM report to moderator
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Another case of a common language separating two countries.

Posted by ironsos on September 13, 2013, 08:27 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos I’m guessing that you are reading Wolfie’s book. Kerb means the edge of the pavement (sidewalk) area of a street in a town or city. It is usually made of a different material from what has been used for the walking area, and is about twelve inches or less wide.

Posted by Graymayne on September 14, 2013, 03:22 AM report to moderator
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Morning

Ironsos Your book really came early.

I have changed clothes 3 different times today. Started out with summer PJ’s. When I realized I had a blanket over me I decided I need to change into warmer clothes. After my shower I put on long pants and a long shirt. I discovered it to be a little too warm so canged into capri’s with a yellow undershirt and a 3/4 sleeve shirt. This seems to be the right things for the weather. It is much warmer than it was this morning. My furnace came on so I had to turn the temp. down and turn off the a/c. It is comfortable outside.

My daughters are running in another race this morning. Jennifer said she was going to wear layers since it would start out cold. Next month they are going to NC to run a race with my oldest daughter. That should be fun.

Asti It sounds like your daughter is becoming a good cook. I can remember teaching my daughters to cook. My oldest cooked meals and Jennifer cooked the desserts. When I realized that Jennifer needed to know how to cook meals too, I had to teach her. For my youngest, I made sure she learned to do both at the same time. A good thing since I usually go to her house on Holidays. They have all surpassed me with their skills in making different things.

Posted by Cool G on September 14, 2013, 12:54 PM report to moderator
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Only got about 40 pages or so into Wolfie’s book so far. I am enjoying it. Yes it is
skewed toward young ladies. Easily keeps your interest.

Graymayne: over here kerb is spelled curb.

Posted by ironsos on September 14, 2013, 02:00 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

I have had a very lovely, very quiet day all by myself. My DS took the kids off to the golf club this morning for a weekend of silly golf, silly games, food, drink and music….. Sort of a mini festival. They are camping there tonight in the tent along with lots of other people. I was asked to go to, but after a VERY long think of about 5 seconds, declined with thanks!
I’ve spent my day with no people, no tv, no noise, (apart from me on the piano, and the purrs of cats,) pottering around doing housework, cooking for the freezer, and reading. It’s been great! I even treated myself to a Chinese takeaway, with enough left over for my lunch tomorrow.

WOLFIE’S BOOK MINOR SPOILER ALERT!
Ironsos, funnily enough, your comment about it being a book for girls is exactly what my daughter said. Once she’d finished it, I asked her if her opinion was still as clear cut…..
SPOILER OVER!

And here kerb is just for pavements. We still curb our enthusiasm!

CoolG, it is a real joy to cook with my daughter. She has such an interest and enthusiasm for everything, and she wants to learn. And it really is true, if they cook it, they’ll try it. This recipe involved spinach and prawns, both of which she has always maintained she didn’t like.
Good luck to your daughters!

Lady Hawke, how is your Father?

Posted by asti on September 14, 2013, 04:56 PM report to moderator
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Hunger Games trilogy alert! I logged on to the Catching Fire website today, ever hopeful, and found four photographs of actors cast for Mockingjay which I gather will be split into two films.

Posted by Graymayne on September 14, 2013, 07:22 PM report to moderator
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I am jealous ironsos! I still haven’t gotten my copy yet, but I was told it should come earlier as well.

Posted by Adella Black_1975 on September 14, 2013, 10:17 PM report to moderator
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People are always jealous of me. Such is my lot in life. Also humility.

Adella: I am sure you will enjoy it.

Posted by ironsos on September 14, 2013, 11:18 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos I may see if I can persuade Elmo to sneak over and steal your copy for me!

Looks like we have mixed feelings on fantastic beasts! I’m definitely looking forward to it, I think it sound interesting! I wonder if the movie will lead to Jo writing a series on it..?

Posted by Adella Black_1975 on September 14, 2013, 11:33 PM report to moderator
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About 40% through the book. Wolfie write good.

I Thought I read that it was going to be a multi movie deal.

I just want to see the “Scottish” book first.

Posted by ironsos on September 15, 2013, 01:12 AM report to moderator
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We had a rather spectacular sunrise this morning with the sky on the horizon being striped deep orangey pink and black. One of our weather-lore rhymes is, “Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning”. We are supposed to be expecting stormy weather today with higher than usual wind speeds.

Posted by Graymayne on September 15, 2013, 01:59 AM report to moderator
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Being in the Navy I always heard it as “Red sky in the morning, Sailor take warning. Red sky at
night, Sailors delight”.

Posted by ironsos on September 15, 2013, 02:14 AM report to moderator
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Goodnight all.

Posted by ironsos on September 15, 2013, 02:15 AM report to moderator
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GRAYMAYNE,

CATCHING FIRE SPOILER

I only found one individual portrait of a new tribute. However, I did find two formal group shots featuring Katniss in her wedding dress. I also found some action stills from the arena. I also found Trailer #3 which I have missed. It showed her wedding gown burning off into the Mockingjay costume. MOCKINGJAY is definitely going to be in two movies and Julianne Moore has been cast as Coin. It became official on Friday.

http://screenrant.com/hunger-games-catching-fire-trailer-3/

CATCHING FIRE SPOILER CLOSED

We went yesterday, purchased new bolts and reconstructed my cousin’s wife’s dining room table at my MIL’s apartment. That was really the only productive thing we did. Well, I did make breakfast and dinner but otherwise we did a lot of sitting and listening to the end of CATCHING FIRE, started MOCKINGJAY and last night we watched the new STAR TREK DVD with my DS.

My DS feels Katniss is self absorbed and selfish. I have to keep reminding him she is a fairly unsophisticated teenage girl who is a victim of circumstances and has done quite well surviving against all odds. She didn’t start out trying to become the figurehead for a revolution. She was just trying to go home. He says she always thinks of herself first. I counter that by telling him she volunteered for the first games to save her sister and she goes into the second games to save Peeta. If she has moments of internal self pity she never loses her resolve to do what she feels is right. She is not a military strategist. She does not have natural instincts about what looks best on camera. The only thing she has ever had is an innate ability to understand what Haymitch wants her to do. She is not the brains or the planner. She is just the person who grits her teeth and does what she is told for the betterment of others. That doesn’t mean she is weak when she has internal rages about what she wants and how unfair the situation is. She is a child forced to the forefront of a national rebellion. She isn’t generallly intuitive. Sometimes she doesn’t see the deeper strategies so she will make poor short term decisions. She is tremendously brave for persisting even when she doesn’t always understand why she is doing what she is being asked to do.

I have no intention of leaving the house today unless I absolutely have to go.

ASTI, your day sounds lovely. Having Chinese takeout all by yourself, having exactly what you wanted sounds lovely.

My daughter enjoyed WOLFIE’s book and says she will be happy to read the next one. Her comment on the main character was that she kept being dragged back into her self absorbed girly life, even as she was seeing clear evidence that things in her personal life and in the life of her country were not what they had seemed. She kept being drawn back into the safe world of shopping, hair and makeup. So, the book definitely leans young female.

ASTI, my father will have his first physical therapy tomorrow morning. Mother felt he has improved a bit since starting the antibiotic. My father seems to have the ability to be ill without really noticing. You have to watch him and notice he is weak or listless because even if pressed he will not tell you he hurts.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 15, 2013, 09:55 AM report to moderator
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I don’t know how I’ve missed these trailers. This one is more detailed than the one in the previous post.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAzGXqJSDJ8

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 15, 2013, 10:04 AM report to moderator
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http://www.garfield.com/comics/todayscomic.html

Greatest “Garfield” ever.

Posted by ironsos on September 15, 2013, 12:58 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

My family arrived home late morning, VERY tired. They didn’t realise ‘til it had all wound down and they had gone into the tent, but there was a rave party going on a few fields over from the golf course. Daughter was fine and fell asleep straight away, but DS and son were kept awake by the music and got about 3 hours sleep. I’m SO glad I stayed at home!!

Ironsos, the Garfield link won’t load for me. I’m really glad you’re enjoying the book.

Lady Hawke, SPOILER ALERT FOR WOLFIE’S BOOK!
I have to disagree a bit with your daughter. Due to her circumstances, where she was living, and with whom, MaryAnn was forced back into the “normality” of her sheltered, girly life. I think the second half especially is less girly and more gritty,and I know Wolfie was keen to try to make it appeal to boys too. Hence the camaraderie between Darryl and Peter, also her choice of cover picture.
It was interesting to read about your DS’s reaction to THG trilogy. Are your audiobooks unabridged? I wonder if you become more involved, and invest more in the characters when you read, rather than when you listen?
I hope your Father is helped by the therapy tomorrow.

Ironsos, “Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight. Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning!”

Posted by asti on September 15, 2013, 05:01 PM report to moderator
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ASTI, the recordings are unabridged but he reacts to some of the self pitying comments she makes in her head, feeling as if she is only thinking of herself. I have pointed out to him he has to look at her actions, not just what is going through her mind. She is a frightened teenager, desperately trying to behave with honor and trying to save as many of her loved ones as possible, but still terribly afraid for herself and resentful of a government that put her in that predicament. It is primarily her mental comments he responds to negatively. When I make my points to him he will concede to my viewpoint but he will continue to react negatively to the self pity until I remind he she continues to do what appears to her to be the right thing at the moment, especially since she is not always in “on the loop” everyone else is in on. I think he has to adjust his viewpoint from that of someone who saw the movie first, who just saw her behaving valiantly with nerve and determination. In the movie you don’t see the inner mental struggle as clearly. In the movie he just saw the person who was consistently doing the right thing. He didn’t realize how paralyzingly afraid she was so much of the time, how much she wanted her mother, even though she was angry at her.

Anyway, isn’t courage doing the right thing in the face of danger, even though you are terrified? Katniss is a bit like Neville Longbottom in that way.

He does like the books. We started MOCKINGJAY last night and he likes it best so far.
ASTI, nothing would have convinced me I wanted to go with my DS and children to such a thing. I am not a happy sleeping bag sleeper, especially outside on the ground in a tent. I want a locked door and a flush toilet and running water. I can compromise on electricity temporarily. I did some camping as a Girl Scout. There was no electricity and no toilets but there was running water for showers and sinks. We did not sleep on the ground but in our sleeping bags on cots on raised platforms with canvas tenting, four to a tent. It still made me nervous that something human or animal could sneak in on us at night. Still though, that is as far as I am willing to go in terms of camping.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 15, 2013, 06:42 PM report to moderator
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