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Muggle science teacher blames J.K. Rowling for this magic-inspired mistake

Is there such a thing as too much Harry Potter? SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling has some heartfelt, uplifting advice for budding writers Science teacher Neil Baker asserted that there is when he tweeted this picture to J.K. Rowling. I blame you...Show More Summary

Ranking authors by their adverb use

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The famously spare Hemingway used 80 words ending in -ly per 10,000 words of prose; JK Rowling uses 140 adverbs per 10,000 words, and EL James uses 155. (more…)

The Harry Potter Actress Who Played Professor Sprout Lashed Out Over A Cursed Child Question

In J.K. Rowling's world, Professor Sprout was mostly know for her cheerful and generally positive demeanor, but in real life the actress who played the Harry Potter character is a little tetchier, at least when it comes to being asked about the famous franchise.

Number of -ly adverbs per 10,000 words

Hemingway: 80 Twain: 81 Melville: 126 Austen: 128 J.K. Rowling: 140 E L James: 155 That is from the new and interesting Nabokov’s Favorite Word is Mauve, by Ben Blatt.  The Hemingway book with the highest usage rate for -ly adverbs,Show More Summary

Someone Stole A Handwritten Harry Potter Prequel Postcard

J.K. Rowling wrote the story - about Sirius Black and Harry Potter's father, James - for a charity auction. "The manuscript was auctioned in 2008 to raise money for literacy causes, selling for 25,000 pounds, or about $32,100 at current exchange rates, according to the BBC. Police said that burglars had also taken jewels."

J.K. Rowling Pleads With Fans Over Stolen ‘Harry Potter’ Prequel

A rare handwritten Harry Potter prequel by J.K. Rowling was stolen during a British burglary, and now the police need help from Harry Potter fans around the globe. The brief handwritten story by J.K. Rowling on a postcard, which sold...Show More Summary

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- From the Globe and Mail, a profile of Alberto Manguel in his new role as director of Argentina's national library.- An 800-word Harry Potter prequel written by J. K. Rowling and sold for charity in 2008 was stolen from Birmingham last...Show More Summary

Rare Handwritten Harry Potter Prequel Reported Stolen in England

A Harry Potter prequel that J.K. Rowling wrote on a postcard has turned up missing from a private owner.

The Ultimate Harry Potter Travel Bucket List

Did you know that you can actually take magic lessons in a castle or sign a wall in the cafe where J.K. Rowling began to write her famous series? Potterheads who love history, fun book and movie facts, and endless amounts of Harry Potter memorabilia should - no, must - visit these themed spots all over the world. Show More Summary

‘Harry Potter’ Prequel, Handwritten By J.K. Rowling, Stolen In Burglary

A one-of-a-kind Harry Potter prequel, handwritten by J.K. Rowling, was stolen along with various pieces of jewelry in a burglary in Birmingham, England sometime between April 13 and 24. Both J.K. Rowling and West Midlands Police are reaching out to Harry Potter fans for help to recover the prequel. The Harry Potter prequel was handwritten by J.K. Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling Is Pleading With Fans Not To Buy Handwritten Harry Potter Story That Was Stolen

J.K. Rowling's handwritten Harry Potter tale is at the center of a story worthy of its own crime novel. Find out the latest here.

Harry Potter and the Stolen Prequel: J.K. Rowling Needs Your Detective Skills

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

J.K. Rowling, in support of English PEN, an organization that defends freedom of expression and works to remove barriers from literature, created a handwritten Harry Potter prequel that she wrote on a double sided postcard and allowed English PEN to sell at auction. A lucky bidder won it, purchased it, and everything was honky-dory. That is, until that bidder's home was burgled.

Weeky Round-up: Stolen ‘Potter’ Prequel, Evanna Lynch On Stage & More

This week in Potter news, Emma Watson won the first gender-neutral MTV Award, and Lionel Wigram spoke about the possibility of a Cursed Child movie. J.K. Rowling has been honoured with an award, and we bring updates from the latest projects of Evanna Lynch, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Fiona Shaw and Jason Isaacs to keep you...read more!

J.K. Rowling urges fans not to buy an extremely rare stolen 'Harry Potter' prequel story she wrote

Could this be the work of the Deatheaters? Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling took to Twitter early Friday to seek her fans' help. The bestselling author revealed that she previously handwrote a prequel to her internationally famous franchise...Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling is asking fans not to buy rare Harry Potter prequel story - CNET

The handwritten tale was auctioned to support a writer association and is extremely valuable, reports police.

J.K. Rowling Urges Fans NOT To Buy Her Stolen Harry Potter Prequel!

Resist, Harry Potter fans! We know it would be difficult to pass up a handwritten manuscript by J.K. Rowling herself, but that's exactly what she's urging fans to do! Related: J.K. Apologizes For Death Of This Controversial Character The author tweeted a plea on Friday asking fans NOT to buy a stolen 800-word prequel story to Harry Potter [...]

Newswire: Someone stole a valuable Harry Potter prequel written on a postcard

A valuable copy of a Harry Potter prequel, handwritten on a postcard by author J.K. Rowling, was stolen during a recent home burglary, according to Reuters, with Rowling herself asking fans for help in its safe return. The 800-word story...Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' Prequel Stolen, She Speaks Out

Here’s what J.K. Rowling had to say after her Harry Potter prequel was stolen – TMZ Pentatonix is losing a member for a little while – Just Jared Jr Celebrities react to Donald Trump threatening James Comey with secret tapes – Gossip Cop What does Selena Gomez‘s “bad liar” message mean? – Lainey Gossip Michelle [...]

Rare ‘Harry Potter’ Prequel Vanishes in Burglary

An obscure prequel to “Harry Potter,” handwritten by author J.K. Rowling, was stolen in a burglary in Birmingham, England. The BBC reports that the 800-word manuscript, written on both sides of a card, was sold nine years ago at a.....

Harry Potter Prequel Stolen!! (PHOTO)

J.K. Rowling is warning 'Harry Potter' fans not shell out any Galleons for a handwritten prequel that fell off the back of a broom... as in, it was stolen. The burglary happened last month in Birmingham, England at the home of someone who purchased…

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