Archives For J.K. Rowling


Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy books while you are on the go!

While these audiobooks are available through, we encourage you to check for them at your local library, where you may be able to listen to them for FREE!

If you find yourself regularly purchasing audiobooks from Audible, you might want to sign up for a subscription,
$14.95/month, plus two FREE audiobooks for signing up!


Here are the best audiobooks that will be released this month…
(Some of these are new books, others are older books just released as audiobooks)


Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art

Madeleine L’Engle

Read by: Pamela Almand
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This week marked the 20th anniversary of the original UK release of J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter novel. 


The newest book from the Harry Potter universe… 


NPR remembers the occasion with a replay of their original review:

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The new Harry Potter Book is coming at midnight on Sunday July 31! (J.K. Rowling’s birthday)

A library or bookstore in your town will likely be celebrating the release…

If not, you can order a copy of the book here: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]


The book is the script of a new play that has already been playing in London. J.K. Rowling has pleaded with theatre-goers to stay mum about what they have seen, but impatient readers can find details with minimal searching.  We will honor Rowling’s request, and urge you instead to check out these official videos about the play while you are waiting for the release.

Paul Thornley as (grown-up) Ron Weasley:

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The news broke today that an eighth Harry Potter book will be available this summer!!!

Available now for pre-order…
Place your pre-order: [ Hardback ] [ Kindle ]


Here’s what we know
about the book:

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“The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.”
– J.K. Rowling
who was born on this date, 1965
Poem of the Day:
“Summer Begins to Have the Look”
Emily Dickinson

Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
What Matters in Jane Austen?
by John Mullen

Only $1.99!
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The Wake Up Call – July 31, 2014


Book News

Some interesting bits of book news and conversations collected over the last week:

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Book News

Some interesting bits of book news and conversations that I have collected over the last week:

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