Tag Archives: JK Rowling

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

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Well that was a brilliant book.

Yes, I admit I had not heard of this book before all the news coverage and the mystery that unfolded via the media, and yes I admit that I’ve not been particularly interested in crime novels. That was until JK Rowling fulfilled her dream of writing a crime book.

I think everyone knows what this book is supposed to be about, but I’ll just refresh your memory. It follows Cormoran Strike, a veteran soldier turned private detective who has fallen on hard times. His financial situation means that his business is on the brink of failure and with the recent split from his fiance his only refuge is a camp bed in his office. Then in comes Robin Ellacott, a bright, intuitive temp who’s been assigned to Strike’s office for a week. Thus starts a tentative friendship and a blossoming professional partnership. Continue reading

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Some Good News

So, I said in the previous post that I’d tell you what I’ve been caught up in.

Well, while I’m tempted to spin you a tale of being unexpectedly whisked across the world on some amazing adventure Indiana Jones style, or perhaps a saga of being utterly wrapped up in the joys of my book and how I’ve almost finished the first draft I think the truth will have to suffice. Continue reading


Yesterday I Met My Hero

Not many people get to say that. Not many people have the honour of being in their hero’s presence and not many people get to exchange words with them.

But let me start from the beginning.

As you know from my post yesterday and probably the news that J.K. Rowling had a new book come out and she celebrated it at the Southbank Centre in London with a hoard of 900 fans. She spent the day itself on a plane coming down from Edinburgh and watched Men in Black 3 with her Husband and eldest daughter.

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The Casual Occupancy

Okay, so on 27 September not only does The Casual Vacancy, by the one and only J.K. Rowling, come out but she’s also doing an event on the evening of the same day.

Rowling will be appearing at the Southbank centre in London at 19.30 during which time she will be reading from The Casual Vacancy, talking with BBC journalist Mark Lawson, taking questions from the audience and then doing a book signing. Continue reading


Happy Birthday J.K Rowling

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)

Ah, it’s the 31st July, do you know what that means?

It’s one year since the first Magical Quill challenge of Pottermore.

Harry Potter’s 32nd birthday.

But most importantly it is J.K Rowling’s 47th birthday. Today most people think of Harry, he’s pretty much synonymous with this date, but without J.K Rowling he would not exist. So it’s important to remember her too. Continue reading


A Word From the Minister

Late last night I was given my overall results for my degree, which means I can give to you that Robert Hardy interview I’ve been promising for a while.

He was absolutely brilliant, such an interesting man with a lot to say and I will be forever grateful that an acting star such as himself took the time out of his day to help a journalism student with their work.

A fair warning though, it’s a bit long.

Anyway, without further ado here it is: Continue reading


The Casual Vacancy

Little Brown Book Group have released the cover for The Casual Vacancy today, have a look and see what you think.

I like the title font and also the reference to the ballot box with the cross, but the colours are too bright, almost garish. Saying that though, it has only increased my excitement for the book, it doesn’t matter what it looks like, only what it reads like.


Question Thingy

The other day Becky tagged me to answer an eclectic set of questions and now is the first chance I’ve had to answer them. I have to say, it was kinda fun!

Rules:

  1. Post the rules.
  2. In the same post, answer the questions.
  3. Create eleven new questions to ask eleven new participants.
  4. Tag those people and share links to their blogs in your post.
  5. Let them know you’ve tagged them. Continue reading

Procrastination: The Bane of Life

Procrastinate:

Verb.

To defer action; delay: to put off untill another day or time. Continue reading


This Week has been a Kick in the Groin for the Media.

Considering what’s in the headlines and then considering I’m both a journalist and a massive fan of Harry Potter you don’t need a degree to figure out what I’m going to write about.

Yes that’s right, the Leveson Inquiry. Continue reading