After a full week of wild speculation over the purpose of J.K. Rowling’s new site Pottermore, the Harry Potter author announced it to us Muggles this morning. Theories had ranged from a real-world treasure hunt to a MMORPG based on the books to the revelation that magic was actually real and that I had just been accepted to Hogwarts despite being far too old for it (wait, was that just me?), but according to the video uploaded to YouTube by Rowling (watch it below), Pottermore will actually be a comprehensive website with a number of features, including e-books and, Rowling says, “additional information I’ve been hoarding for years.” READ FULL STORY »
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On the Books June 9: Tea Obreht becomes youngest ever Orange Prize winner, J.K. Rowling builds her own Hagrid's hut?, and more
++ Ever since The New Yorker included 25-year-old Téa Obreht in their “20 under 40″ issue a year ago, the buzz for The Tiger’s Wife author hasn’t died down a bit. Yesterday, she became the youngest ever Orange Prize winner, beating out more seasoned writers like Emma Donaghue and Nicole Krauss. Obreht was the youngest author on the shortlist (which notably excluded Pulitzer-winner Jennifer Egan) by 13 years. READ FULL STORY »
CollegeHumor has posted a hilarious article postulating seven excerpts from follow-ups to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, increasing in hilarity as the author increases her alcohol intake. Honestly, we’d be lying if we said we wouldn’t buy any and all of these, including Larry Potter — A Brand New Novel by J.K. Rowling & 4 Glasses of Cabernet. Seriously, it’s pretty funny, so what are you still doing on our site? Go there now.
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