JK Rowling’s new update about Harry, Ron, Hermione, and friends.
It was quite fun
Whooo! Whoo! A Harry Potter Story.
Library and literary miscellany from your pals at Library Journal.
With ten categories altogether, these book prizes can dig deep, so that authors have a better chance of being celebrated and readers don’t just get more but also more specific reading suggestions.Ozeki’s well-earned win for a work that’s at once meditative and topical should bring more readers to her fold, yet with the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction Bulawayo can also shine with her child’s-eye view of culture clash. Meanwhile, giving a mystery/thriller award outside the standard genre arena acknowledges that quality writing happens everywhere, and Rowling, who published The Cuckoo’s Calling pseudonymously as Galbraith, gets some nice recognition after the hubbub created by her subsequent outing.
Speaking of literary prizes, check out the winners of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.
The Harry Potter films will live again. According to Variety, Warner Bros, the studio behind the Potter films, is working on a new feature series in conjunction with author JK Rowling, based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first-year textbook that Potter uses at Hogwarts school in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
From CNN Video, watch LJ mystery columnist Terry Jacobsen talk about the J.K. Rowling. (Terry gave The Cuckoo’s Calling a star back in April, months before the book’s true author was revealed.)
Well, we told you it was good.
So she let him embrace and then kiss her. She closed her eyes, climbed on top of him, and imagined herself riding Jake on a deserted white beach, nineteen years old to his twenty-one. She came while imagining Miles watching them, furiously, through binoculars, from a distant pedalo.
Last but CERTAINLY NOT least, from The Dursleys Talk Dirty: the Top 10 Most Memorable “Adult” Moments in The Casual Vacancy.
Okay, this is my favorite quotation, more than even the spectacularly strange “Father Christmas” passage. Miles is this woman’s husband, the man she is actually having sex with in this passage. Jake is a handsome and much younger member of an unnamed boy band. I had to look up a pedalo and it is a paddle boat. A paddle boat.
He climbed on top of her; this, he knew, was real life.
Just to clarify, not wizard life.
Humongous bouncing jubblies,” Fats said loudly, into the scowling, crumpled face. “Great big juicy double-F mams.
Jubblies sounds like a kind of wizard candy. Mams does not.
He had not thought of Krystal herself (as opposed to her splendid breasts and that miraculously unguarded vagina).
Just to reiterate: “that miraculously unguarded vagina.”
I came in about ten seconds. It feels fucking great once you’re in.
Ah, young love. (At least Rowling is realistic about a teenage boy’s prowess.)
He was an extravagantly obese man of sixty-four. A great apron of stomach fell so far down in front of his thighs that most people thought instantly of his penis when they first clapped eyes on him, wondering when he had last seen it, how he washed it, how it managed to perform any of the acts for which a penis is designed.