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The Reviewer's Author Biography - 'The Saviour of Reading' J.K Rowling

Name: Joanne Rowling

Pseudonyms/Alias: Robert Galbraith

Date of Birth: 31st July 1965

Genre: Fantasy, Suspense, Thriller, Children’s

Influences: Although not one to pin her colours to influential authors Rowling has mentioned several ‘favourite’ authors and experts have suspected that a few of the following may have been influential. 28 more words

The Reviewer: Author Biographies

Silkworm by Robert Galbriath

JK Rowling has taken the fantasy world by storm becoming the only author to become a billionaire. That says something about her writing. When something is written by an accomplished author you know that you are going to read something which is unparalleled. 409 more words

Book Reviews

Smarming Silk

Oh, the thrill of the chase, the exhilaration of finding something that shifts connections between man and nature. The more I read about silk, the greater my appreciation of man’s drive to create beauty and of nature’s generosity in providing it. 264 more words


Book Review: Silkworm

I mentioned that after spending several weeks in November/early December working on my manuscript, I went into “receive” mode.  I wasn’t in the mood to express, just absorb whatever was happening around me.   340 more words

Book Review

Book review: Galbraith's Silkworm

It used to be a Christie’s for Christmas. This stopped when Agatha Christie died and her famous characters Poirot and Miss Marple with her. There are the recent pathetic attempts at resurrecting Poirot – for the money – by less successful authors. 825 more words


#FridayReads: J. K. Rowling picks

Albert Whitman’s Associate Editor Kristin Zelazko  joins us for this week’s #FridayReads! Take it away, Kristin! 

I resisted at first. No, that’s not true. I resisted for a very long time. 454 more words

Book News

Open Market in Waegwan

We found out that there was an open market not to far from where we’re currently staying (Camp Carroll Army Lodge). Apparently it’s open on days ending in a 1 or a 6. 495 more words