MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

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.
5863 (15%)
The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.
3269 (8%)
Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen
20846 (54%)
I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.
8234 (21%)
  38212 votes in total

14037 Comments

100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

It was later in the night but I did finally hear from my cousin’s husband. He spent some time in a hallway with no cell service before the all clear came. There was a bit of minor external damage to his Sears but other areas of Tupelo are crushed.

Posted by Lady Hawke on April 29, 2014, 08:10 AM report to moderator
Raven_avatar_thumb
80450 Points

Glad to hear that LH. This series of storms have already claimed 28 souls, & there are 2 more days to go before it all clears the east coast & heads out to sea. Lord I do hate tornados…

Posted by Won_Two on April 29, 2014, 12:29 PM report to moderator
Asti_thumb
106 Points

Good evening!

It was really good to see the parents on Sunday. They have the house looking nice. My son and I got a lot of boxes up into the loft for them. Although Dad can access the loft easily, Mum is unable to lift even light boxes up to Dad to put into the loft, so they were very grateful that we could do that. My DS gave the grass a much needed cut.

When my sister and I were over there, we were delighted to see that a cafe was opening, literally at the end of the road, easily within walking distance for Mum. I am really pleased to see that they are using it a lot. They’ll wander up to the little shop to buy a newspaper, then stop in the cafe for a coffee, and are reconnecting with old aquaintances from when they lived there before. It is ideal, and I’m really happy for them.

I was really really really ridiculously pleased to be given a bag containing a very battered panda bear, a very well loved rabbit oozing stuffing, and another rabbit missing an eye and an arm. (Mum says she spent quite a long time looking for the arm!!) They are settling into their new home nicely, and I’m so happy to have them back! The panda and the one armed rabbit are wearing outfits made by my Grandmother, who died 12 years ago. The outfits will be at least 35 years old.

Lady Hawke, horrid, horrid tornados. xx

MM, how many days now???!!

Posted by asti on April 29, 2014, 04:20 PM report to moderator
Biker_old_lady4done_use_thumb
1884 Points

My daughters are wanting to know if I am still on with our trip this fall. My brother came by Saturday to watch the Nascar race with me. We were talking about all the things we wanted to do on our trip. My brother reminded me that when he was younger he could do all the things I was talking about. He could ……….. a use a rope to go down a mountain….jump out of helicopters… all kinds of things. He was a marine corp drill instructor for several years. He still can use his marine corp voice sometimes without his thinking about it. Now he says he won’t even climb a ladder. It is awful to get old.

Asti How nice that you have some of your favorite toys from your youth. I still have a stuff poodle that I got when I was about 12…..too old for dolls but still wanted the stuff animal. I could have been younger. When I need comfort I will bring it out of the cedar chest………..

The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday. This is Derby week so a lot of activity is going on that they are showing on TV. On the morning news shows they are at the track. You see the horses getting their exercises etc which is interesting.

Posted by Cool G on April 29, 2014, 05:21 PM report to moderator
Hedwig_avatar_thumb
923 Points

Surprise, surprise, I am now deep into Shadow of Night. The books are such fine pieces of work that it is a shock to find words that I consider to be slang and I am irritated by them.

Posted by Graymayne on April 29, 2014, 07:52 PM report to moderator
100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

I am trying to post from my new phone and I am finding it quite awkward. Vertical the keyboard is too small and horizontal the keyboard is too wide for the comfortable reach of my thumbs. I suppose I will get accustomed to it. It provides the next word l am trying to type if l remember to look. I have not converted to the new phone yet as I have not received my new case.

Posted by Lady Hawke on April 29, 2014, 10:25 PM report to moderator
100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

That was wildly difficult. It makes me long for a real keyboard.

Posted by Lady Hawke on April 29, 2014, 10:25 PM report to moderator
Green_hat_thumb
85 Points

TWO DAYS

I have to attend my daughters awards night at the university tomorrow.

Posted by Madame Minerva on April 30, 2014, 02:29 AM report to moderator
Hedwig_avatar_thumb
923 Points

Lady Hawke I bought a stylus from Amazon when I ordered my Kindle fire and I find that much simpler that using fingertips because my nails get in the way. See below
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Marware-Capacitive-Stylus-Touchscreen-Devices/dp/B00902SFC4/ref=sr_1_4?s=fiona-hardware&ie=UTF8&qid=1398839390&sr=1-4
I use it for my phone as well and wouldn’t be without it.

Posted by Graymayne on April 30, 2014, 02:48 AM report to moderator
100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

MM, and then your daughter has to come tell you what you already know!!!! What a great two days!

GRAYMAYNE, I have considered that. There is an inherent drawback to the stylus. I would have to keep up with it. I’m one of those people who can’t keep up with a pen, a bookmark, any of that sort of thing. I would constantly be digging to the bottom of my purse for the stylus but I’m might have to go that route anyway when I need to type a lot. I type properly on a keyboard but those days would end with a stylus. That is one of the reasons it is awkward. Instead of being able to capitalize and punctuate as you would do on a proper keyboard you are always having to change keyboards. So, maybe it wouldn’t make that much a difference to type one letter at a time with a stylus.

Posted by Lady Hawke on April 30, 2014, 07:42 PM report to moderator
Green_hat_thumb
85 Points

COUNTDOWN: ONE MORE DAY!!!

I went to my daughters awards night. She was very proud of herself. She achieved high grades during her Masters program. She was beat out by her good friend for top honors by .5 points. :/ we were proud anyway. :)
Her graduation is May 17th.

We went to Olive Garden for dinner afterward. It was the DS, my daughter, her future fiancée and me. Very nice evening. No mother in law. He he. :)
She had gone out with my BIL to the beauty shop and dinner. :D

Posted by Madame Minerva on May 01, 2014, 12:42 AM report to moderator
Green_hat_thumb
85 Points

COUNTDOWN: ONE MORE DAY!!!

I went to my daughters awards night. She was very proud of herself. She achieved high grades during her Masters program. She was beat out by her good friend for top honors by .5 points. :/ we were proud anyway. :)
Her graduation is May 17th.

We went to Olive Garden for dinner afterward. It was the DS, my daughter, her future fiancée and me. Very nice evening. No mother in law. He he. :)
She had gone out with my BIL to the beauty shop and dinner. :D

Posted by Madame Minerva on May 01, 2014, 12:42 AM report to moderator
Hedwig_avatar_thumb
923 Points

HAPPY BELTANE to one and all!

Posted by Graymayne on May 01, 2014, 12:24 PM report to moderator
Raven_avatar_thumb
80450 Points

Dancin ’round the maypole…. Not! looool…

Posted by Won_Two on May 01, 2014, 04:01 PM report to moderator
100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

HAPPY BELTANE and humble commemoration of THE BATTLE OF HOGWARTS.

We finally have the death certificates so I am spending time applying for my mother’s pension and the various life insurances. I hope the process speeds up from here.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 01, 2014, 05:10 PM report to moderator
Green_hat_thumb
85 Points

TOMORROW, TOMORROW, I LOVE YOU, TOMORROW. You are only a day away!!

I am off but I’ll keep you updated!!! :D

Posted by Madame Minerva on May 01, 2014, 08:36 PM report to moderator
100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

It appears The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have arrived. TACT teams have been doing preliminary visits to all the wedding venues and Scotland Yard has done a security check on all wedding guests and staff serving at the functions. None of the restaurants have been requested to shut down service to regular customers however.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 01, 2014, 10:06 PM report to moderator
55aa6d05ddd08ec391a698f025992b9f_thumb
231 Points

MM: I am always off. No need for an update.

Posted by ironsos on May 01, 2014, 10:58 PM report to moderator
Hedwig_avatar_thumb
923 Points

MM Ah, a song from Annie. I was in the chorus of an amateur performance of that musical. Fabulous score, I was surprised how easily the children playing the orphans adjusted to it.

We’ve been having problems with our internet since yesterday so don’t be surprised if I’m absent suddenly. My DS really gets ratty when we get cut off from our outside contact.

Posted by Graymayne on May 02, 2014, 03:53 AM report to moderator
Asti_thumb
106 Points

Good evening.

I’ve just had myself a little weep. Daughter has confided, in floods of tears, that her best friend has been ignoring her all week, for reasons unknown, causing mutual friends to “take sides,” and making daughter feel very left out and uncomfortable. Inner Mummy Bear wants to go to this girls house and cause some pain. Sensible Grown Up Mum will of course do no such thing.

MM, :)

Lady Hawke, the Prince’s visit has been mentioned in our press. The big news is that Harry has suddenly and very unexpectedly, split from his girlfriend, so is now available! I hope there is a lot of coverage of their visit in your papers.

Posted by asti on May 02, 2014, 04:45 PM report to moderator
Hedwig_avatar_thumb
923 Points

Asti I’m sorry that your daughter is having best-friend trouble, it isn’t much fun. Are they due to go to the same Big School in September?

This afternoon I managed to fit in a visit to the cinema to see Noah. It is an extraordinary piece of work which upon reflection I consider to be a bible-story-based parable for the 21st century. Despite several thousand years of varied types of civilisation we don’t seem to have progressed very far with regard to our baser instincts of selfishness, greed and hunger for power. We see examples of it in the newspapers and TV every day. There is no attempt at biblical clothing, just coarsely woven material in grubby colours to survive a harsh, nomadic scavenging existence in parched landscape. The focus is on one family trying to live by some basic principles in bad times. There are many millions around the world who are trying to do just that. It is a thought-provoking film.

Posted by Graymayne on May 02, 2014, 07:34 PM report to moderator
100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

ASTI, my heart breaks for PRINCESS PINK and for you. I hope this is just one of those unfortunate little incidents that occur now and again among girls and that this incident will be explained and it will pass over and never reoccur. I will pray this is not a long term problem between them. As you know I have a lot of experience with fighting off my Mommy Bear instincts. I have to stop myself from envisioning shoving my fist through the face of teenage girls. Instead, most of the time I do nothing. I have the one mother I can call and ask if she knows what is going on, if she has any incites. Unfortunately, her incite has been that my daughter should have nothing to do with hers anymore.

We have seen the Princes come and go from the restaurant downtown the first night. They visited Graceland yesterday. That would have been the easiest place for me to have spotted them if I had not had to be at work. I find it a bit embarrassing they should have gone there but I realize it is almost inevitable that any international visitor to Memphis would end up going there. They call it a mansion but the core of it is just a basic two story house that has had additions tacked on here and there. The rooms are not large or grand. The staircase is just a staircase in the foyer going up to a modest number of bedrooms. Most offensively, it is decorated in early 1970s “new rich” tacky, lots of shag rugs, all white and chrome rooms, lots of mirrored surfaces. Tacky is a very Southern word for “in bad taste”. It was probably all very expensive in its day but spending lots of money doesn’t mean good quality. These young men have grown up with the best that can be provided with very old money and the longest of heritage. I’m certain they cringed inwardly every moment of their visit but I’m sure they were too well bred to make their disdain obvious.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 03, 2014, 08:32 AM report to moderator
100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

There are photos of the Royals at Graceland. Beatrix and Eugenie were photographed there as well.

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/prince-william-prince-harry-visit-elvis-graceland-pictures-201425

It seems there were British tourists on the grounds of Graceland when the Royals arrived. They had not been aware the Royals were also in town and were shocked to see the princes climb out of the car. The Royal party has a private tour of the house although there were other people on the grounds.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 03, 2014, 11:24 AM report to moderator
Asti_thumb
106 Points

Good evening.

DS and son were at golf all day, so I got to spend some time with daughter. Mummy Bear watched her closely, and she seemed fine, chatting about school and lessons quite happily, though she didn’t really mention friends. They are off on Monday, as it is a Bank Holiday, then she only has 4 school days before a week of strenuous tests, which they are all stressing about. So hopefully it will all blow over and be forgotton. Thank you, Graymayne and Lady Hawke.

Work have just posted in their FB page that they are screaming for people to work tomorrow. I will make a decision in the morning. I really hate working on Sundays, but it does pay time and a half……… I don’t want to but I think I probably will.

Today is the 20th anniversary of women being ordained as priests in The Church of England.

Lady Hawke, they maybe Princes, but Elvis is a legend. The Queen has palaces and access to luxuries galore, but does seem to prefer to live simply when in private. I don’t think they will cringe. I use the word tacky in the same way.

MM,????!!

Posted by asti on May 03, 2014, 05:46 PM report to moderator
Hedwig_avatar_thumb
923 Points

Lady Hawke Tacky would translate exactly the same way in the UK, lol.

I have ordered Deborah Harkness’ non-fiction book, _The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution. There have been favourable reports from other fans who have done the same thing, inspired by the way she writes about interesting characters from the past.

Posted by Graymayne on May 03, 2014, 05:57 PM report to moderator
Hedwig_avatar_thumb
923 Points

Asti I thought of your mother when I saw the news item about the 20th anniversary of women priests in the Church of England. I knew someone who was ordained fairly early in the process but I wasn’t close enough to know the details.

Posted by Graymayne on May 03, 2014, 06:09 PM report to moderator
Green_hat_thumb
85 Points

Greetings from Oklahoma!

We have dropped off my mother in law in Texas.
Since we have to work we just dropped her off and turned around to come home. :)

The DS is a little tired but we are relieved. We are about 8 hours from home.
I will update you later.

Posted by Madame Minerva on May 03, 2014, 08:32 PM report to moderator
Green_hat_thumb
85 Points

IRONSOS – that was funny. No update for you. LOLOL!!

Posted by Madame Minerva on May 03, 2014, 08:33 PM report to moderator
100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

MM, you said you were relieved and used the pronoun we. Does that mean your DS had enough of his mother in your home as well? If so, that would make life easier.
You
Take care on the rest of your trip and let us hear from you when you get home. I want to know exactly how this all happened and what the atmosphere was on the trip.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 03, 2014, 10:18 PM report to moderator
100gundlach_s_hawk_thumb
245 Points

I looked back and I didn’t mention last weekend when my daughter was on the trip to St. Louis that she and the three girls she roomed with were without a chaperone in the room. When they arrived there was a shortage of adults to go around in each room. She and three other girls were chosen to room alone without supervision. She came home with her belongings intact. I was so relieved. She can be so scattered but left to her own devices managed to pull herself together and keep her things under control.

I was also pleased she was one of the ones her teacher felt were reliable enough to be left to their own devices in a hotel room far from home.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 04, 2014, 10:28 AM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.