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J.K. Rowling publishes "live" reports of Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore

In continuation with their efforts to build excitement around the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, today Pottermore published two new “live” reports of the Cup, written by J.K. 298 more words

Harry Potter

'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' by J.K. Rowling ***

I have wanted to read this book for an awfully long time – since I learnt of its publication, in fact – and I

purchased a copy for my boyfriend a couple of years ago now, thinking that it wouldn’t take him long to get to and that I could read it afterwards.  410 more words

The Next J.K. Rowling Contest

The Independent has begun a nationwide search (in UK and Ireland only) for the next J.K. Rowling. Meaning, they want a brilliant-ass children’s writer. The winner can not have current literary representation and must never have been published (traditionally). 73 more words

Literary

When failure is the only option

This blog post took me all year to write.

No seriously, I’ve failed at more things this year than I probably have in my entire life. 440 more words

Lessons

THE GHOSTS OF BARRY FAIRBROTHER

THE CASUAL VACANCY by J.K. Rowling

Drug addiction, sex, rape, power, corruption and lies. This ‘adult’ novel seems a long way from the world of Hogwarts. 336 more words

Books

The Dreaded Favourite Book 3: The Graceling Trilogy by Kristin Cashore

I’m kind of cheating here a bit, picking a trilogy. But the Graceling trilogy by Kristin Cashore is just THAT GOOD!

I actually read Fire first, as I picked it up when I was a Kids manager. 728 more words

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