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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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I’m baaaaaccck!!!!!!!!
Wheeeeee!
Finally, Leaky recognized me and let me log in (after another 6 tries a few seconds ago)!!!
Not flurking

Posted by Josephine on November 18, 2013, 02:52 PM report to moderator
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I can’t read all the way back to the last time I was here but have scanned the past few pages.

MM that was such a scare (both times) and I am very thankful that you are now on the road to recovery. You and your husband are so vigilant and I applaud it. You are included in my thoughts and prayers.

Ironsos I know! I’ve been absent so long. I hope you and your new crock pot are getting well acquainted. ;) Cold weather means baking for me which means I will be bugging you soon. Tee hee.

Now, on to flurking!!!!

Posted by Josephine on November 18, 2013, 03:24 PM report to moderator
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Oooopsie, before I forget, I really really realllly reeeaaaalllllly want to get wolfie’s book (signed if she will, am begging prettily here). Is it on Amazon? iTunes? Where do I order for hard copy (I prefer this of course but means I have to order it overseas, then beg wolfie to sign it then mail it to me)?

xoxo

Posted by Josephine on November 18, 2013, 03:28 PM report to moderator
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Okay, found it! Soooo excited!

Posted by Josephine on November 18, 2013, 03:30 PM report to moderator
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Yay, Josephine! It’s really good to see you!

Posted by asti on November 18, 2013, 04:14 PM report to moderator
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Hi asti! Soooo happy to be back. I missed my Leaky fix. I couldn’t log in for several months and when I tried to lurk, I kept getting the dusting message so I finally decided to lay low.

As soon as I heard about wolfie’s book, I tried again and after more than six tries, I finally got in! Yay me!
LOL

I missed LemonF’s ebook launching though. :(

Soooo, big thanks to wolfie and her new book. Now she really has to sign my copy without me having to beg. I’ll ask ironsos if he wants a signed copy (ahem) too.

Posted by Josephine on November 18, 2013, 04:32 PM report to moderator
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Asti I was just thinking about you and how I hated not being able to meet up with you in England but now worries, my hubby wants to visit the UK and I will make a visit or meet up with you as one of the top to-do things, ahead of Buckingham Palce and the Stonehenge. Heck, ahead of everything else!

Posted by Josephine on November 18, 2013, 04:34 PM report to moderator
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Oopsie, I meant “no worries”. :D

Posted by Josephine on November 18, 2013, 04:35 PM report to moderator
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Josephine Hi there, nice to see you again. What a shame that Leaky was making life difficult for you to log on. Wolfie’s book is available on Amazon UK in paperback and Kindle format, Blinded by the Light by Joe Kipling. I haven’t grasped how you mean to get it signed.

My Catching Fire bracelet is finally designed, assembled but not photographed, plus a short necklet which will contain two beads I bought specially, not realising that they would not slip onto my bracelet. I never thought to check the size of the hole despite measurements always being available:(

Tonight we can expect the weather to turn noticeably colder, the wind is blowing down from the arctic.

Posted by Graymayne on November 18, 2013, 05:37 PM report to moderator
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Josephine: So nice to see you back on here. Ummmmmmm! baked goods.

Ended up going to the clinic today. Seems I have contracted a severe upper respiratory viral infection. Chest,
throat,sinuses and ears are involved. Just half to wait it out I guess. Doctor actually said chicken soup would help.

Posted by ironsos on November 18, 2013, 07:19 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos yes, it has been proven thatchicken soup really does help. The warm liquid helps loosen the phlegm and assists with mucus drainage. the protein of the chicken helps nourish your ody so you have the stamina to fight the disease. And the chicken fat helps sooth your throat. ;)

Of course knowing all that is notenough to erase my dislike of most soups. I will only eat cream of tomato soup. I do not like the mouth-feel or the floating bits in most soups. ;)

Josephine I have really missed your rainbow bird!!! Welcome back!! I thought that perhaps life had gotten in the way. ;)

We’re here! I am exhausted! My day started at 11::00 am yesterday. I did not sleep at all last night, I did laundry instead. I did not sleep in the car. the sun was in my eyes when we were not going through torrential downpours or about to stop for a mea; or to get gas. I have not had a nap since we got here. After we unloaded the car, I could not get cool or catch my breath properly, then we bought our Park tickets and had dinner.

Now we are in the room and I could not connect through the hotel’s wi-fi. I am connected through my phone’s mobile hotspot. The DS could not connect through my hotspot, but he did get in via the hotel’s wi-fi. I just do not understand any of this. ;)

Off to read or crochet while I run my anti-virus program. I ran it less than 2 weeks ago, but I am sure it needs doing again. ;)

Posted by Deanie on November 18, 2013, 07:43 PM report to moderator
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Josephine So glad to see you have finally made it back. We do miss you when you are not here.

Ironsos Did I not just say this weather change will make you sick? Sounds like your’s is a little worse. Hope it doesn’t take long to get better.

Graymayne Thanks for the info. I have to charge my kindel every day now. It may be because I have so many books on here. I have started takeing them off as I read them now.

Posted by Cool G on November 18, 2013, 07:46 PM report to moderator
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Deanie Glad you arrived safely. I seem to have forgotten where you all were going. I know you have mention leaving several times but I guess I either missed or forgot where you were going. Hmm a family reunion? or did you already do that?

Posted by Cool G on November 18, 2013, 07:51 PM report to moderator
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I missed you all so much and feel so happy for all the welcome back posts!

Life did get in the way but that did not make me stop trying to sign back in here. I guess wolfie’s book is magical because I wanted to get it but was not sure how to.

Deanie and ironsos would have told me but every time I remember to ask, I needed to do something else then promptly forgot. :(

The best thing though is that all that frustration over not being able to log in properly or not get kicked out by all that dust has allowed me to re-read all seven HP books and then some like the Jack Reacher books, the Shannara trilogy, Queen Betsy (the vampire), a very old and still ongoing series starring Alex Cross, and all the Game of Thrones books. Still waiting for Gabaldon.

I also got to read the latest in some that I have been following through the years even if they are YA or children’s. Septimus Heap, The Last Apprentice, House of Night, Ender’s Game, and the Pittacus Lore books.

Dinner will not serve itself so off I go. Hugs to you all.

It’s good to be back.

Posted by Josephine on November 18, 2013, 09:23 PM report to moderator
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JOSEPHINE, Hi, good to see you. How are your far flung family doing? I noticed you did not mention waiting for the Deborah Harkness book, The Book of Life. Have you not been reading the A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES series?

Posted by Lady Hawke on November 18, 2013, 09:31 PM report to moderator
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Hi LadyHawk!

I have not read that series but I’ll be sure to start as soon as I can (still tackling the Alex Cross series—-just started and it has close to 20 books). :)

My family in the Philippines are based in Manila which is more than 200 miles north of Tacloban. Yes, the typhoon was that huge so that its outer reaches hit Manila!

They had lots of rain and wind enough to suspend classes at all levels. Because the areas affected are in the central region which comprises a lot of islands, rescue and aid were extremely challenging. Not to mention the different dialects that make communication hard. It’s a good thing majority of the people there understand English even if they cannot speak it very well. Very distinctive is pronouncing f as p, and mixing he with her since Tagalog uses one word for both genders.

Our relatives who live in some of the islands there are ok and accounted for. Their houses are still standing despite the roofs blown off.

A similar tragedy happened in that very same city and region in 1912 when 15000 people perished.

Hope everyone in the Midwest are safe and warm. xoxo

Posted by Josephine on November 18, 2013, 10:40 PM report to moderator
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Oh and all that happened due to the typhoon was like a double whammy because just a week before that landfall, another island in the same central region had a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that produced sinkholes that swallowed up houses and trees (yes, exactly like in Florida) as well as changed the shoreline when the earth rose up and new shore was exposed. The locals had a grand time scooping up fish that got stranded after the ocean’s waters receded.

Lots of new shoreline property!

Anyway, before the typhoon, most of the rescue groups were concentrating on saving the people in Bohol province where the tectonic earthquake struck. The people there are feeling the pain as their recovery is put on hold.

Posted by Josephine on November 18, 2013, 10:48 PM report to moderator
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Correction: the earthquake happened on Oct 15. Bohol was also hit by the typhoon but less hard than Tacloban. Still, the people had to go back to the shelters and recovery was set back.

Posted by Josephine on November 18, 2013, 11:14 PM report to moderator
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Well, needless to say I didn’t go… Sally was all upset at first, but I just kept reassuring her that it was me, & not her… She is so very self conscious about her surgery & appearance… Really needs a big hug & I just cannot be there to give it. I sure wish I could. :+[

Posted by Won_Two on November 19, 2013, 02:01 AM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke I like your thinking (re smartphone safety).

Josephine I’m so pleased that your relatives are all safe, it was such a huge weather system. It was upsetting that people were deprived of food and water because of transport difficulties. It is a pity that the media show us all the bad news then lose interest when help arrives and fail to show us food being distributed.

Won_Two I’m sorry that you couldn’t resolve all your problems and fly off into the sunset. Keep up the morale boosting and give Sally our love. How are you getting on injury-wise, you haven’t given us an update recently?

Posted by Graymayne on November 19, 2013, 03:55 AM report to moderator
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I had no phone call this morning either. So, I have taken my mother to my father and I’m back home.

WON, can you talk SALLY into coming to you once she has finished her travels? I’m sorry you couldn’t go but you’ve had a fairly volatile situation going with your health. People travel all the time. Do people purchase traveler’s health insurance? Or are we all just taking a huge chance when we leave the country and leave our health insurance behind?

I know someone else whose family is in the Philippines. I think they are all in Manila too and were unaffected by the disasters.

I saw my first falling star last night. I’ve been out to watch meteor showers but I have never seen a random falling star.

Posted by Lady Hawke on November 19, 2013, 11:23 AM report to moderator
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Graymayne, I missed you and your very cute Hedwig. I love to read your posts…so British. I think it comes out because of the words you use plus how you construct your sentences. I have even assigned an accent for you in my brain. LOL.

My grandfather (who died when my father was only 3 years old) was half English, or Scot—we’re not positive about this. Anyway, his siblings (all sisters) remained very close to my grandmother and children so they ended up picking up a lot of habits/nuances/speech patterns from their aunts who were raised by their Filipina mother and British father.

I grew up hearing them and didn’t even realize we were reading lots of books by English authors. My essays and compositions in school were heavily flavored with British words and spellings. For a short time, it confused me and I would contest the teachers if they corrected what I wrote. Arrogant much? LOL. Growing up, our schools followed American standards so I was one very annoyed student.

We watched lots of American movies and tv shows but were very drawn to shows that were British (I thought they were all from the US). I just learned much later that some of the shows we watched didn’t air in the US. Strangest of all, we didn’t have Doctor Who. Benny Hill was a staple. James Bond was real for me.

Media thrives on sensationalism so I guess once a problem starts to get resolved, interest wanes. I am very thankful to all who responded with aid whether monetary, services, or prayers. Positive thoughts from all over were felt so strongly.

First responders, according to my mother, were the Israeli health group, the UK, and the Japanese. The US provided a very much needed and vital service because their arrival provided reliable transportation (yay Sikorsky [?] helicopters) for all the aid that poured in and still coming. Lots more came to help and the Filipino people are just extremely grateful. Humanity at its best.

The media ridicules China’s “meager” support but the Filipinos are still thankful. They need all the help they can get. The entire central region was severely affected. This typhoon was more destructive than the hurricanes which devastate the plains in the US. Wind and rain together plus the might of the ocean make for a catastrophic event.

Tacloban is bordered by the Pacific ocean on three of its sides. Storm surges mostly caused the devastation on land and the ferocious winds took care of the higher structures. So sad.

Posted by Josephine on November 19, 2013, 12:00 PM report to moderator
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ironsos, do you eat spicy?

Posted by Josephine on November 19, 2013, 01:52 PM report to moderator
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Josephine:I am afraid I am one of those people who are not fans of spicy foods of any kind. Pepper
is as spicy as I get.

Today I am in the hackencoff stage of my virus infection. Am in a real crappy mood at the moment.

Posted by ironsos on November 19, 2013, 03:35 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

Josephine, yay for your DS and holiday plans! I’d be delighted to meet you, if possible. It was a shame last time, especially since you were so close. Let me know when your plans are formed.

Won, I am sorry it was not possible. I do hope the two of you can get together soon. You both need some TLC.

Ironsos, poor you. I hope you feel better soon. xx

Deanie, that is a LONG time with no sleep. I hope you are better rested by now, and that you enjoy yourself.

xxx

Posted by asti on November 19, 2013, 03:43 PM report to moderator
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I’ve just got daughter to bed……late…….with a promise that she can read in bed in order to finish Mockingjay. I am not sure it is a good book to be going to sleep on, lol, but she has enjoyed this series SO MUCH, and really understood and “got” it. I just couldn’t make her wait until tomorrow for the last 30 pages or so. I am really impressed at her ability and maturity, we’ve had some good discussions about these books.

Posted by asti on November 19, 2013, 04:22 PM report to moderator
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It’s a date, asti!

ironsos, my Mom can’t tolerate spicy food too. Spicy soup clears the sinuses really well though. I guess piping hot chicken soup is the way to go then. It’s okay to be cranky when one feels crappy. The cloudy day isn’t helping the mood either.:(

Back later.

Posted by Josephine on November 19, 2013, 04:41 PM report to moderator
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It’s a date, asti!

ironsos, my Mom can’t tolerate spicy food too. Spicy soup clears the sinuses really well though. I guess piping hot chicken soup is the way to go then. It’s okay to be cranky when one feels crappy. The cloudy day isn’t helping the mood either.:(

Back later.

Posted by Josephine on November 19, 2013, 04:41 PM report to moderator
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My mood has instantly been lifted. Had just gotten back from buying soda and a thermometer when
Josephine showed up with her lovely daughter and gave me a bunch of soup (progresso) my favorite
brand and a large bag of hersheys kisses. Mood enhanced.

Posted by ironsos on November 19, 2013, 05:52 PM report to moderator
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:)

Posted by Josephine on November 19, 2013, 07:15 PM report to moderator
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