J.K. Rowling joins Twitter

jk-rowling_lTweetus Commencus! Harry Potter scribe (and avowed fan of good old pen and paper) J.K. Rowling has finally opened her own Twitter account, the Potter site The Leaky Cauldron reported today. So far, Rowling has only tweeted to let everyone know that she’s the real deal and that she probably won’t be posting all that much. So I guess that means we won’t be getting many “magical” updates about her thoughts on Kanye West or how she’s enjoying her Grape Nuts this morning. Regardless, she’s already picked up more than 11,000 followers, a number I expect will balloon upwards quicker than the page count of Goblet of Fire. The real question is how the notoriously prolix Rowling will manage to fit her updates into a mere 140 characters. Ellipsis Continuatum!

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  • Cole9219

    Cool! Now there is a reason for my dormant Twitter account.

  • C

    This makes me want to open a Twitter account. :)

  • Richard Davies

    JK Rowling does not eat grape nuts. Everyone knows she likes bacon butties for breakfast with lashings of brown sauce.

  • anonymous

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but thanks for reporting this!

  • Teg

    She says she won’t be twittering that often because she’ll be off writing.

    If her not twittering means another opus from her, I am so fine with that its crazy….the next JKR saga.

  • June

    Somebody get rid of the stupid crash add at the bottom of the screen!

    • a person

      agreed!

  • Samantha

    I say that J.K Rowling should become a Director to do movies.She should try something new.

    • JackBauerEnthusiast!

      What are you talking about?? That woman is a GENIUS with Pen and Paper. I can’t wait to read what she writes in the future!

  • Dee

    Well, crap. If there’s one thing that would make me break down and get a Twitter account, this would’ve been it. lol *follows her*

  • daniel

    This is so exciting! i already added her

  • rick

    i finally opened an account because of this

  • Allie

    and i should care about this because? half of the celebrities who have twitters don’t even respond to your messages, so why should i care?

    • Jolie

      Yes, but sometimes, if your lucky, they do.

      • Allie

        that’s true. some celebs do respond to some people, but it’s not often. it probably also depends on how busy they are, too. i wonder what new book j.k. rowling is working on now. haven’t heard any news about that.

      • Nicole

        it’s been confirmed that she IS working on the Harry Potter encyclopedia/Official Guide Book, and that she’s also working on some NON- HP related work.

    • JackBauerEnthusiast!

      I don’t even care if JK Rowling responds to me. As long as she updates once a month I will be happy! I really want to know what she’s working on though? I’m sick with anticipation.

  • Jane

    WOW, this is SO exciting!!! I’m such a huge fan of Jk Rowling.
    She’s such an amazing writer.
    And the fact that we hear from her that she’s busy writing just makes my day.
    I’d love for her to write more amazing books.
    :)
    Also, its nice to hear about a… GOOD writer.

  • joe

    is it me or did jk rowling show more cleavage than usual in this picture?

    • Natalie

      hey.. if ya got it, flaunt it! :)

    • Gabby

      I think it’s just the top. It’s a little low cut. But she’s one HOT momma!

  • ME

    I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!! I wonder what she’s working on?!! She’s such a tease! I love her!!

  • twihard

    twilight ftw

    • irina

      you are right! stephanie meyer is better..

      • Nicole

        Um… NO! I completely DISAGREE.
        This is A JK Rowlign post. If you don’t like her, why bother commenting?
        JK Rowling is BY FAR better then Stephenie Meyer.
        JK Rowlign is an AMAZING writer.
        Smeyer is a bad fanfic writer.
        If you don’t realize this, I feel sorry for you.
        Sorry taht you can’t appreciate Jo’s amazing writing, which is BY FAR better then that Smeyer HACK!

    • Jane

      I’m not going to get into this on a JK ROWLING POST… but
      HARRY POTTER FTW!
      Harry Potter is way better then teeenybopper twilight.

    • Lilly

      JK ROWLING FTW
      She’s a brilliant writer.

    • sena

      twihard? u r a twitard..

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