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Title: J. K. Rowling
Post by: thehuntress on July 20, 2007, 12:39:07 am
With all the hype coming up to the final instalment of the Harry Potter Septology, I thought that it seemed odd that the Chief Warlock of the Wizarding World be neglected.

Very addictive stuff.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: ksabers on July 20, 2007, 01:52:02 am
I have bought and read all the Harry Potter books both in English and in Italian language. In my other post I was ranting about terrible translations... here the situation is much better, although less than perfect (in the Italian Wikipedia there is a long enough list of translation errors in HP books).

And JK Rowling writing style is so rich, personal and full of bizarre words that surely she is a nightmare for translators...  ::)

About her books, please please PLEASE remember that not everyone will end reading #7 at one minute past midnight this evening. In other words, if you are going to talk about the seventh book, PLEASE insert a big SPOILER WARNING before it!

I have pre-ordered the Deathly Hallows through Amazon.Uk but I'll receive it only next week. If in the meantime someone will reveal the end to me, I'll kill him/her very slowly and painfully, it's a promise!  ;D

Giorgio
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Grey Drakkon on July 20, 2007, 04:26:10 am
::Dances:: Rowling decided to give me a birthday gift by releasing the book on my birthday!  ^_^  Bookstores are having a party at midnight for me...Well...I'll be at the party at least, so it should count.  ;) 
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Nifty on July 20, 2007, 08:49:00 am
I love this series, but still haven't gotten around to reading Book #6.  I work part-time at my local Barnes & Noble, and two years ago I worked the party the night Half-Blood Prince was released.  I was up in the cafe, emptying trashcans, and this twerpy little idiot got his book, opened it up to the last chapter, and then started shrieking, "I knew it!  I KNEW such and such was going to happen!"  Except he was blurting out details left and right.  Grrrrr.  Anyway, that sort of squashed my momentum in the series, and I just haven't gotten around to reading the 6th book yet.  It's in my storage unit somewhere.  I keep meaning to go did it out.

(And no, I'm not working the party tonight...thank goodness!  But I'll be at cash-wrap bright and early tomorrow.  I expect we'll be a little busy. :D)
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Grey Drakkon on July 20, 2007, 08:58:40 am
Oh man, that kid would have gotten a swift slap upside the head from me if I had been near him!  Don't let him ruin the book for ya though, since everything's debatable.  ;)
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Mandy on July 20, 2007, 09:14:07 am
I think it's really embarrassing to America how the NEW YORK TIMES published a reveiw about the last book that included spoilers before it was released to the public. Come on, Rowling even made a comment saying somthing like she was very disappointed that American newspapers would do something like that and ruin it for kids. jeez, thank you very much New York Times :P.   
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: AnemicOak on July 21, 2007, 07:52:11 am
I haven't read the NYT review, but from what a dozen or so people have told me it really doesn't have any spoilers.  Not sure about the Baltimore Sun one.


~Brian
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: amanda on July 22, 2007, 02:29:50 pm
I read Deathly Hallows in 5 hours...without a break! It was really good, there were things I wish were explained more or added to, but all in all a FANTASTIC read ;D And I can't believe who dies...I was heartbroken!
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Grey Drakkon on July 24, 2007, 07:22:27 pm
I finished reading it, and all I can say is..."I knew it I knew it!" :does a little dance:
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: thehuntress on July 26, 2007, 07:07:17 pm
Well, I finished it in about 14 1/2 hrs.  Yeah, slack I know.

Loved it though.  It'll be great when a few more people have read it and I can actually start discussing it properly.

Would now also love to know who it was that was going to die and didn't and who did die who wasn't going to.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Grey Drakkon on July 27, 2007, 04:23:13 am
Spoiler: (highlight the area after this)  I'm pretty sure Mr. Weasly was supposed to die, and she just couldn't do it.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Cole on July 27, 2007, 08:49:11 am
srry but i think books are mostly just fluff thats why i dont like them
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Grey Drakkon on July 27, 2007, 03:38:56 pm
Mostly fluff?  Do you mean that the book subject matter is not serious, or that Rowling fills them with useless stuff?  (useless stuff is why I have an undying hatred for The Wheel of Time books, you couldn't drag those out more if you wanted to)
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Cole on July 27, 2007, 07:49:37 pm
both have useless stuff i saw the fifth movie and that was the worst5 of them all but that is probablhy it was also a bad interpatation of the book
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: thehuntress on July 28, 2007, 03:32:31 pm
I guess that's one of those personal opinion things.  But I started reading the series expecting nothing spectacular - fluff, if you will - which was fine.  But with the twist in the first book (I presume enough people have read/seen the first story that no spoiler warning is necessary) where Snape is in fact not the bad guy - and I was quite happy to believe that at the time - I had to start thinking there was more to the story than I'd first expected.

Okay, so it's not Lord of the Rings epic stuff, but it does generally have a much younger age group it's aiming at.

Besides - you can't always be reading the heavy stuff. 

Bring back the quality fluff!
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Cole on July 28, 2007, 10:43:32 pm
no
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Grey Drakkon on July 29, 2007, 07:29:04 am
no
   Way to debate. :/  Might want to add a few more words to that, clarify your position and such. 
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Cole on July 29, 2007, 09:28:00 am
fluff annoy fluff make wait longer to get to the climax of the book fluff is not needed
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Spryte on July 29, 2007, 09:45:38 am
fluff brings suspense.... and in my most humble *cough* opinion I think the little details most people think of as fluff add to the story.... sometimes if you pay attention "fluff" gives you clues about more important issues. And as for the movie, I thought that the fifth was the best so far.... sure it wasn't as actiony and stuff, but I think it showed the characters..er... character better than any of the others. I was really sorry that they didn't have more Tonks though... :'(. Well anyway, that's my opinion, and when I am writing something, sometimes I need a little fluff so I don't get.... to bogged down.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Cole on July 29, 2007, 09:57:15 am
little detials are not fluff it is all the sidetracks and useless side quests
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Spryte on July 29, 2007, 11:19:14 am
Ahhh.... but even those have a purpose.... they help establish characters, though you are right.... Rowling has a bunch of fluff... not that I particularly mind.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Cole on July 30, 2007, 08:03:51 am
mmhm
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Mandy on July 30, 2007, 12:32:39 pm
no

haha. Well I think, regardless of the fluff, the HP series is probably one of the most read series ever. Way to get kids excited to read!
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Spryte on July 30, 2007, 01:13:23 pm
Yeah... I know several people who after reading HP are now devouring books, I just wish my eldest brother would pick up on it... he refuses to pick up any book...  :-\
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Grey Drakkon on July 30, 2007, 02:29:39 pm
My sister used to be like that, turns out she had ADD, and (I think anyway) a touch of dyslexia.  For some reason she wound up getting hooked on Animal Farm though, and couldn't put it down.  I'd say keep encouraging him to try reading something, sometimes you just have to hit on the right book.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: jackie on July 31, 2007, 10:46:41 am
I read this series along with my son who was 10-11 when we first started reading.  I liked that the complexity, especially at first, seemed to keep up with my son's ability to understand it.  The reading level remains well within the original audience, but each demands more of the reader.  The kids grow up.  Their perceptions of the adults in the series develops as well as the characters themselves.  Good work.

And yes I really got into the books for myself.  I'm going to have to get a second set when my son moves out.

But I would like to comment on the fluff comment.  One of the things that drove me nutty in 3,4 &5 was the recaps of what went before.  I was looking for a red pen a lot for that stuff.  A spoiler you might like is that 7 has very little of that.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Spryte on July 31, 2007, 12:32:36 pm
Yeah, and My darling brother ( the eldest in that he is older than the other one, not me  ;D) has Major ADD and ADHD.... and I find it funny that your sis picked it up with Animal Farm of all books.... that's almost as bad as my friend who developed his love of reading when he read Lord of the Flies. I'm a little ADD too, and reading has actually helped me... I just wish my Brother would give it a chance, I know he would enjoy it.  :P
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Grey Drakkon on July 31, 2007, 12:39:26 pm
Urk, Lord of the Flies...I remember reading that in sixth grade and thinking "Boys are retarded!" ;)  Yeah focusing yourself and just working at it every day does help shore up your weaknesses.  I know I'm far better at retaining numbers in my head than I used to since my job has me doing that all day.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Spryte on July 31, 2007, 01:47:41 pm
I read it in the ninth grade for english and I shudder at the memory..... Needless to say the boys in my class thought it was great.... the rest of us wanted to take the characters and bang their heads together a few times.... But you are right, practice helps, now that I have started playing the penny whistle my ear for pitch, and my music reading skills have improved. (big Alleluia for that one)
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: jenglows on July 31, 2007, 08:53:16 pm
Love this Series!  I really didn't like the last movie though, Order of the Phenix,  I wonder if the screen writer had actually read the books - or maybe just the topic sentence in a few paragraphs as they flipped through.  I was thinking about starting a seperate spoiler thread about #7 - anyone interested?
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Spryte on August 01, 2007, 09:14:09 am
spoiler thread should be fun... I did like this movie though.... I think it got the tone better than the other movies have.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Elayne on August 01, 2007, 11:07:09 am
This series has turned out to be one of my favorites! I'm happy to say that I was pleased with the way the series ended, though I thought the epilogue of book 7 could have been left out. :p I had to be prodded into reading this series by a friend of mine, and once I picked up book one I couldn't put it down! I love how the characters grow from year to year, and am happy / sad that the series is complete!
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Spryte on August 03, 2007, 11:14:50 am
It is one of my favorite series too. I liked the epilogue though, it shows that life goes on... and I love that Spoiler!!! (highlight this) Teddy winds up with Bill and Fleur's daughter. It made me laugh.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Grey Drakkon on August 03, 2007, 03:16:42 pm
I love how the characters grow from year to year, and am happy / sad that the series is complete!

   That's one of my favorite things about the books too, how the characters got more mature, hit bigger issues, and got darker and darker until you weren't really sure what was going to happen to whom. 
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Spryte on August 04, 2007, 02:21:38 pm
At the end of the second book I was pacing and reading at the same time.... people who saw me said they thought the the floor might catch fire if I didn't stop... :)
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Grey Drakkon on August 04, 2007, 02:34:34 pm
Good thing you weren't wearing corduroy pants, you would have set yourself on fire. ;)
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Spryte on August 04, 2007, 03:08:09 pm
as long as I got to finish the book rolling up and down the hospital hallways in my wheel chair. ;D ;)
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Killer Kitten on March 30, 2008, 11:31:19 am
yay. I love Harry Potter.
I can't wait for thee 6th movie to come out. It was my favorite book.
And the seventh one was prolly the most amazing book in the series!!
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Cerulean on April 22, 2008, 07:43:23 am
Rowling did a great job at portraying teens - there was a lot of outcry when Harry had those temper tantrums in Order of the Pheonix, and when Ron is such an idiot in the Deathly Hallows, but heck, they're teenagers! She could've easily made all the characters - but especially Harry - into perfect heroes and heroines who never made mistakes and were always gracious and well-behaved. And boring. Kudos to her!
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: bebe1613 on June 10, 2008, 06:15:25 pm
Since I am a child at heart... I love this series.. Harry Potter is a great story for everyone to read.... I am however sad to see it end...Good stories like these keep you wanting more... I did however read that JK Rowlings is planning to write something else concerning the characters lives.... The obscurity at the end was I believe intentional... and I hope there is more... like all obsessed Potter fans....


All thats left for us is to keep up with the movies....

HP and the Half Blooded Prince is Due in November....
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: white_unicorn on June 11, 2008, 08:42:18 am
Well, I hope to see more of their adult lives, and what about their children's days in school? Will it be history repeated as before? or with voldemort gone everything will be smooth?

I loved the series, though the 5th book I could do without the middle 400 pages... the whole story was the last 150 or 200 pages..... Oh how I missed them in the movie.... but I can only hope.... 6 and 7 are up... Hopefully they will be more in the book's spirit....
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Cerulean on June 11, 2008, 11:50:28 am
I know JKR said she's writing an encyclopedia (hence her lawsuit against the guy from that website who started putting one together). I don't beleive she's said what she's planning on doing after that. If she's like most writers, she'll want to keep writing, but she's said she's done with books about Harry. I'm not sure if that leaves his world open to play in or not - it would be *really* hard to play in that world and not mention the main characters, especially since they're so prominent in that world. There are a few authors (Lois McMaster Bujold comes to mind immediately) who've had very successful series in one world and then created a completely different one to play in that was just as good. I hope JKR can do the same. I wonder if it'll be fantasy? World-building is clearly one of her strengths; I can't imagine her doing an adult scifi or contemporary fiction book. But another fantasy with another world would be difficult to do. Either way, I'm sure I'll buy it.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Killer Kitten on June 25, 2008, 09:51:47 am
Huh.

My cousin told me that she was writing an 800 word book about Harry, Ron and Hermoine, and their adult lives. Then, Rowling is gonna auction it off to one person.

I don't know if I beleive her. I was about to scream. What a stupid idea, if I do say so myself. I think she should write one more smaller book on the HP series. She left so many things unanswered in the Epilouge of The Deathly Hollows. Such as, What happened to Hermione's parents. And I want to knnow what happened to their friends,such as Luna. And what did George do after fred died? What happened to Weazley"s Wizard Weazes[?]?[ Is that what thier shop is called?]

I'll have to reread the book number seven.

I think the smaller book is a good idea, though. . . . .at least to be sold to everyone. I would buyit!!!
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: white_unicorn on August 14, 2008, 10:36:11 pm
just checked Amazon and she has one more book in the Harry world tales of Beedle the Bard with intros from Prof, Dumbledore.

The standard edition is at normal price, I think under Ten Dollars. The Collector's though has a few things more and is up to 100 dollars.... Of Course I'll get the standard edition.. (more of Dumbledore? who wouldn't want more?)
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: alan on February 24, 2009, 03:54:15 pm
Love all the Harry Potter stuff!
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Patti L. on May 25, 2009, 07:02:26 pm
"http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/01/30/funny-pictures-we-not-
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: e_booklover on May 27, 2009, 04:05:53 am
That is very cute Patti :)
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: alan on May 27, 2009, 10:28:03 am
Ahh.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: charmed on July 15, 2009, 04:58:15 pm
US television is airing a documentary on ABC about Rowling, called  A Year in the Life. Click here (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/Story?id=8081011&page=1) for more info.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: gryphon340 on July 15, 2009, 05:00:32 pm
interesting
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: alan on July 16, 2009, 05:48:33 am
Ohh pretty.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: kimluvs2read on July 21, 2009, 08:12:09 am
I have read all the Harry Potter books, the first five more than twice, I am curretly listening to the audio books read by Jim Dale, I love the way he does the character voices! If you haven't listened to the audio books you should definitely check them out from your local library, very fun!
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Cerulean on July 22, 2009, 06:04:57 pm
So the special ABC aired the other day "A day in the life of JK Rowling" had Jo saying she's writing a political fairy tale. Given that the interview was a while back, was she referring to The Tales of Beadle the Bard? Or something new?
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: alan on July 24, 2009, 08:04:44 am
So the special ABC aired the other day "A day in the life of JK Rowling" had Jo saying she's writing a political fairy tale. Given that the interview was a while back, was she referring to The Tales of Beadle the Bard? Or something new?

That would be so cool if she wrote up that story! Just cause its Harry's family mostly but still!
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Patti L. on December 14, 2009, 08:15:08 pm
http://lolcats.com/view/10546
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: ladylynx on December 15, 2009, 05:49:05 am
I wonder what she thought of the last movie that was made? Cause, I just recently watched it and it was chopped all to heck and things that were in it, weren't even in the book at all. The producers of the movie ruined the story that Rowling wrote.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: alan on December 15, 2009, 11:52:17 am
She said she liked it and stuff would be better explained in the 7th & 8th movies.
Patti- Lol that's great.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Pendle on December 28, 2009, 03:23:14 pm
I was disappointed with the last film. They did cut it ribbons.

But film 7 (part 1) is out next November. Seven and eight should be more in line with the DH. But there still missing alot of characters. My sister hasn't read the books and she's convinced there are only five Weasley kids.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: jackie on December 29, 2009, 08:15:03 am
I just bought my neices the first of the Harry Potter books.   :D

I hope they enjoy them as much as My son and I did.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: alan on December 29, 2009, 12:05:14 pm
I hope your neices enjoy the books too!
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Vic on February 10, 2010, 02:47:36 pm
I have read all the Harry Potter books, the first five more than twice, I am curretly listening to the audio books read by Jim Dale, I love the way he does the character voices! If you haven't listened to the audio books you should definitely check them out from your local library, very fun!

I love this series.  I have all the books in Hardback and unabridged audio CDs.  Jim Dale kicks serious booty in his narration of this series.  I too loved all his character voices!  I know that the audio was also released in UK and read by Stephen Fry but I've not heard his version so can't vouch for his narration. 

I hope no one would judge this series by the movies since we all know, 99% of the time, is no where near as good as the books!  I may have to relisten to this series as I find ways to distract myself from the wait for the next Mercy book!
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: alan on February 11, 2010, 09:32:29 am
I've never heard the tapes but my friends all agree with you that they're really good.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: dense2010 on April 30, 2010, 08:51:39 am
Ah, Harry Potter. The orignal Twilight. (as in Twilight being the 'new' Harry Potter) I love them, the last one toke my breath away.
Literally. I screamed in emotion until I couldn't breathe.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Pendle on May 04, 2010, 11:10:09 am
I was gutted with the ending. Haven't read the series again since. I should re-read DH before November though. Or would that ruin the film?
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: dense2010 on May 06, 2010, 07:24:41 am
I think you should read it agian before veiwing the film. I like to do that so it is fresh in my mind. That way the movie doens't affect my opinion of the book. I makes sense to me, anyway.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Patti L. on May 06, 2010, 07:37:22 am
A number of people, including me, feel it's better to wait so you don't get the "they ruined it!" effect.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: alan on May 06, 2010, 08:31:50 am
I hope they don't do that with the last movies Mrs. Rowling may not like that at all.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Jazzlet on May 06, 2010, 10:30:33 am
Ms Rowling is not Mrs Rowling ;D
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: jackie on May 06, 2010, 12:55:45 pm
Thank you.  I'm pretty sure she has married as well.  Probably was very glad to get an unknown name to use, along with a nice man. ;)
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Jazzlet on May 06, 2010, 06:09:17 pm
She has indeed, but she wrote the first book as a poor single mum and I think that is an achievement to be admired  ;D
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: dense2010 on May 07, 2010, 09:42:38 am
If anyone deserved to become famous off hard-earned imagination, it was her.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: jackie on May 07, 2010, 11:15:08 am
I've always thought that as well.  Ain't it great to see people succeed?
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: dixiehellcat on May 07, 2010, 06:24:25 pm
If anyone deserved to become famous off hard-earned imagination, it was her.
Darn straight! (nodnod) If I didn't have so many books stacked on my bedroom floor waiting to be read, I'd revisit HP. Love those. I even belong to an HP knitting rpg group. :-)
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: alan on May 13, 2010, 10:54:36 am
I even belong to an HP knitting rpg group. :-)

? Huh? ???
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: gryphon340 on May 13, 2010, 12:26:41 pm
Role Playing Games
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Varg on May 13, 2010, 01:18:14 pm
Yes but a knitting RPG group ??? (http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs11/i/2006/171/4/4/_knitting__by_teengkoh.gif) ???  (http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs8/i/2005/288/2/3/Con_fus_ed_by_Eyasan.gif)
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: gryphon340 on May 13, 2010, 01:19:46 pm
probly Joke
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Varg on May 13, 2010, 01:21:06 pm
How prosaic. I am imagining something more *nods*
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: dixiehellcat on May 13, 2010, 05:38:39 pm
Quote
probly Joke

LOL. Not a joke! The players are sorted into houses at the start of each 3 month term. Each house has a common room thread for chat, plotting, planning, homework etc. I'm a proud 4th term Ravenclaw, ferinstance.

During each month of the term there are 6 classes, each assigning a certain type of project to earn points for your house. There's also Quidditch, and OWLs, which earn more points. At the end of the term, of course, the house with the most points wins the cup.

Our interpretations of the houses are a little different: Hufflepuffs talk cooking a lot; Claws talk books (of course) and our familiars are the Merry Beasts, who entertain everybody in the tower. And Slytherins have hot boys chained up in their dungeon.  LOL

Here's our blog: http://knitcrochethogwartshousecup.blogspot.com/  (http://knitcrochethogwartshousecup.blogspot.com/)

The actual RPG is on the Ravelry yarncraft board: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup) I'm not sure if you can look at it without being a Rav member, though.

Oh, and I love that knitting emotie in your post, Varg!  :D
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Pendle on November 13, 2010, 06:11:45 am
I remember reading somewhere that J K Rowling can't get the Harry Potter characters out of her head, so if she was going to write something from the HP world, which characters would you want a story about?
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Janilee on November 13, 2010, 08:57:26 am
She once said something about writing an encyclopedia about Harry Potter's world.

How about a story about how Tonk's parents met.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Pendle on November 13, 2010, 11:24:49 am
I'd want a next generation story. Perhaps following Teddy and Victoire.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Chalger on November 13, 2010, 12:51:05 pm
I would love to see the phases of Wormtail changing his sides and joining Voldemort.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Pendle on November 13, 2010, 12:56:22 pm
How about a story about how Tonk's parents met.

Muggleborn boy meets Slytherin girl. Totally forbidden. Could be interesting! :D
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Janilee on November 13, 2010, 01:01:17 pm
Think about how uptight Tonks's maternal grandparents would have been. Ted Tonks from the few times he was seen was such an easy going sort. An attraction of opposites.
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Galbalicious on April 03, 2011, 04:07:07 pm
She's a really clever author =) and I loved the HP series, especially as it grew in maturity with the audience. I want more Lupin <3 He's my favorite =3  :-LOVE
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Janilee on June 16, 2011, 02:32:58 pm
http://www.pottermore.com/  ???
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Varg on June 17, 2011, 04:34:48 am
??? indeed. If you click on the owls, you get to a count down on youtube. ???
Title: Re: J. K. Rowling
Post by: Janilee on June 17, 2011, 04:36:51 am
The only thing I have heard is it is not another Harry Potter book.
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Post by: Varg on June 17, 2011, 04:38:13 am
Well, that is more than I have heard so then you get to be the expert. LOL
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Post by: Janilee on June 17, 2011, 04:39:34 am
Another low threshold. LOL
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Post by: alan on July 10, 2011, 06:14:06 pm
 LOL
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Post by: Patti L. on December 05, 2011, 04:25:08 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFUdUvV4txs&feature=related
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Post by: Varg on December 06, 2011, 07:39:40 am
LOL
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Post by: Patti L. on September 24, 2012, 05:53:24 am
Ten page interview/biography of Ms. Rowling & some information about her upcoming adult novel, "A Casual Vacancy":  http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/10/01/121001fa_fact_parker
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Post by: Patti L. on September 30, 2012, 06:22:29 pm
http://johnwiswell.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/jk-rowling-is-not-your-bitch.html?spref=tw&utm_source=buffer&buffer_share=09520
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Post by: Varg on October 01, 2012, 06:57:12 am
Interesting! :)

I especially enjoyed this bit:
  “Small-town politics is so done.”
So are magic kids. They were done to bloody death before Rowling even picked up a pen.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 01, 2012, 09:20:51 am
-as is also mentioned in the blog/review/whatever that is.  Diane Duane, for instance...
I say more power to the woman that she's gone ahead & broken her stereotype & tried something that is out of genre & previous comfort zone.
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Post by: Janilee on October 15, 2012, 08:22:15 pm
   When I said I was reading A Casual Vacancy, several people from different social areas of my life asked me to say what I thought of the book. The book is the story of the effects of the death of a good man. It starts with his death and ends with the funeral of a teenager he tried to help. It is a good story well told. The story is gritty with realism. If you understand the author has taken on another genre, and you enjoy this type of book, you should enjoy the story.
   Now to the caveats. This is not the sort of story I read for fun, so I didn’t find it as enjoyable to read as my usual fare. I found the first part of the story very difficult to read until I stopped to analyse why. The story was written with the author’s same humour, and I was still enjoying that. There were lots of people who were characters. I enjoyed that as well. What I was having difficulty with is that the main character was dead and story was the effects of this death. About seven families or clans, depending on who you count them, are the most severely affected. The family least mentioned is the man’s own family. So there are many stories wound together, but no real main character to carry you through. Once I realised this was my difficulty I began reading agin and it was much easier.
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Post by: Patti L. on November 03, 2016, 05:53:53 pm
http://www.tor.com/2016/10/31/women-of-harry-potter-ginny-weasley-is-not-impressed/?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_term=tordotcom-tordotcomnewsletter&utm_content=na-readblog-blogpost&utm_campaign=tor
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Post by: Janilee on November 03, 2016, 06:07:14 pm
In interesting perspective.
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Post by: pondhawk on November 04, 2016, 06:07:40 am
"Everyone is so desperate for Ginny to be that flinching, fleeing girl she used to be. Everyone is surprised that she doesn’t have time for their condescension and their coddling—everyone but Harry."

Where in the world did that come from? The whole thing is so overwrought that it kind of overshadows the points it's trying to make. Someone certainly has issues, and I'm pretty sure it's not Ginny.
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Post by: Patti L. on August 27, 2018, 07:42:21 pm
https://www.tor.com/2018/08/27/the-real-reason-the-sorting-hat-placed-albus-potter-in-slytherin-house/
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Post by: Janilee on August 27, 2018, 07:58:34 pm
That is an interesting idea. It is also as probable an answer to the question as any I've heard expressed.
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Post by: pondhawk on August 28, 2018, 04:22:43 am
Agreed.
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Post by: pondhawk on May 28, 2020, 05:20:29 am
Apparently J. K. Rowling is publishing a kids' book called The Ickabod as a free serial online, with a print book available in November. It's a fairy tale she wrote between HP books, but never published. While I'm not thrilled with some of the stuff she's been tweeting in the past year about transgender women, I still want to read this story.