Friday, November 22, 2002

I started on "The Once and Future King" by T.H. White yesterday. It turns out that in terms of the Arthurian genre, it is one of the classics. The funny thing is, well, his writing style is funny! :) There is a comedic feel to the chapters. But that makes it all the more interesting and easier to read.


More on Harry Potter (sorry, that's the "in" thing for me this week):

Yahoo! News reports that a card containing 93 random words written by JK Rowling, will be up for auction at Sotheby's in London this December. Interesting though, those 93 random words reveal some plot points for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The card is being auctioned as a fundraiser for Book Aid International, an organization that provides books for developing countries.

Part of what is in the card, Sotheby's reveals, says:

"Thirty-eight chapters ... might change ... longest volume ... Ron ... broom ... sacked ... house-elf ... new teacher ... dies ... sorry,"

Intriguing. Very intriguing.... It is definitely the longest volume, since it has, I believe, one chapter more than Goblet of Fire. The "new teacher" phrase refers, probably, to a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, the post having been vacated when Professor Moody turned out to be... errr... a fake, and the real Moody probably needs time to recuperate, or is probably gonna work as an Auror during these dark times. "Dies" is a word that scares me. I know JKR already revealed someone is dying, but the thought of a beloved character dying is still depressing. (I still am hoping it's not Ginny!!!! Ack!). The mention of a house elf and of Ron is certainly interesting. I wonder what that is all about....

Well, I hope she submits it to her publishers soon!

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