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J.K. Rowling Writes New Harry Potter Story!!!!


J.K. Rowling, the inspired creator of the Harry Potter series has given her loyal fans a little bit more to the Harry Potter story.  The author published a 1,500-word short story on her Pottermore website about a Hogwarts School reunion that gives us an idea of what our favorite wizard’s are up to in their middle age.  It turns out that Harry Potter is on his way to being a silver fox with some gray in his hair at the age of 34.

Ron Weasley, played in the hit films by Rupert Grint, has aged less well with his ginger hair ‘thinning slightly’.

He is revealed to be co-manager of Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes with his brother George after working for two years at the Ministry of Magic.

His wife Hermione, Harry’s wife Ginny, and their children all feature in the story. The supremely capable Hermione is now Deputy Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.

Rowling also gives fans a hint of Harry’s new life by describing a mysterious cut over his cheekbone, perhaps related to his membership of a top-secret group of wizards called the Aurors.

The small tale is written as an article by another familiar character in the series, Rita Skeeter, a journalist for the fictional Daily Prophet.  

While Rowling has continued to write, her latest work has been more geared towards adult readers, and she has published two crime thrillers under the nom de plume of Robert Galbraith, The Silkworm and The Cuckoo’s Calling.  She also published The Casual Vacancy under her given name.

I don’t think I’m the only one who would be ECSTATIC if J.K. Rowling decided to continue the Harry Potter series.  I’m literally counting the days till my little muggles are old enough to read the books to.  It’s just amazing.

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Posted Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 3:15pm
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MAJOR ‘Harry Potter’ news! J.K. Rowling makes huge announcement!


I have something to admit, get off my chest, if you will. I have not read the ‘Harry Potter’ books. There, I said it. I guess I should also admit I haven’t read any of the ‘Hunger Games’ books either. Yes, I DID read the ‘Twilight’ books, and for that I am forever ashamed. At least I learned my lesson and quit half way through the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ books.

The reason I haven’t read the ‘Harry Potter’ books is simple…. that is a HUGE undertaking. The books are enormous – and I just don’t have a second of my life to give to something of that magnitude. Maybe when the kids are gone, I’ll rent a room at the beach and just knock them out.

I do, however, thoroughly enjoy the HP movies, so this news did give me a case of the happies.

J.K. Rowling just announced that a “Harry Potter” spinoff movie (not book) is on its way! Here’s what she had to say:

“Warner Bros. announced on 12th September 2013 that J.K. Rowling would be making her screenwriting debut with ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, the first in a new film series which is part of their expanded creative partnership with J.K. Rowling. The films will be inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook of the same name, and will feature the book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander.

It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of ‘Fantastic Beasts’, realized by another writer was difficult. Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favourite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood. … 

Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.”

Who’s excited?

Posted Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 11:11am
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J.K. Rowling’s Adult Book Drawing Dickensian Parallels!

J.K. Rowling‘s first adult novel since penning the Harry Potter series is hitting shelves September 27th…and getting some pretty flattering reviews!

The book- called The Casual Vacancy– has more than 2 million books on preorder, which is great, considering not much is known about the actual plot of the book itself.  All we know, according to PerezHilton, is that the plot revolves around a small English town and the many intertwined relationships within. Hey, sounds good to me.

And it also sounds good to Rowling’s American publisher Michael Pietsch, who thinks that the “blackly comic” novel is going to be a freakin’ HIT!  Says the publisher:

“[Reading the 512-page novel] reminded me of Dickens because of the humanity, the humor, the social concerns, the intensely real characters.”

A lofty compliment, for an author used to playing on the hopes and dreams of young magicians!

Will you check out J.K.’s adult endeavor?

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Posted Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 at 2:14pm
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J.K. Rowling says there could be more Harry Potter books.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling tells Oprah Winfrey that there could be possibly more Harry Potter books in the future.

“I could definitely write an eighth, ninth, tenth,” the celebrated author, 45, told Oprah Winfrey during an interview scheduled to air Friday. “I’m not going to say I won’t. I don’t think I will … I feel I am done, but you never know.”

Speaking in Edinburgh, where the interview took place, Rowling said she felt something of a loss upon finishing the saga’s last installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. “It was a bereavement,” she said.

Not that she’s completely put down her pen. Rowling plans to write more books, and feels there is no need to match or top her previous achievement.

“I did it. I’m really proud I did it,” she said. “But this is a new phase.”

This is good news for me. I have recently just started reading the Harry Potter books and really have been enjoying them. I never thought I would read these books or like them so much. But they are great!

Are any of you Harry Potter fans? What do you think of the books and movies?

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Posted Friday, October 1st, 2010 at 2:14pm
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