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J.K.Rowling – Writing For Grown Ups 2012   Leave a comment

English: J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter ...

English: J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the Easter Egg Roll at White House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Casual Vacancy

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J.K.Rowling

When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…. Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town’s council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults. (from Amazon.com)The Casual Vacancy

J. K. Rowling – A Year In The Life (TV, 2007)   3 comments

Author J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter an...

Author J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the Easter Egg Roll at White House. Screenshot taken from official White House video. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Joanne “Jo” Rowling  was born 31 July 1965), pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series.

Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The books chronicle the adventures of a wizard,Harry Potter, and his friends Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry’s quest to overcome the Dark wizard Lord Voldemort, whose aims are to become immortal, conquer thewizarding world, subjugate non-magical people, and destroy all those who stand in his way, especially Harry Potter.

The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination (J.K.Rowling)   1 comment

I found this on a fellow blogger’s site and reblogged it once on my blog, Healthy, Happy Living http://thinhealthyandlovingit.wordpress.com/. Since WordPress seems to allow only one reblog per post, I am sending a direct link to the speech from J.K. Rowling to the 2008 graduate class of Harvard. It will leave you amazed as well as inspired.

J. K. Rowling, after receiving an honorary deg...

J. K. Rowling, after receiving an honorary degree from The University of Aberdeen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Link: http://harvardmagazine.com/2008/06/the-fringe-benefits-failure-the-importance-imagination

Enjoy!

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