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J.K. Rowling Congratulates Robert Galbraith: New Cormoran Strike Novel

The Silkworm | The Cuckoo's Calling

Early this morning, Little, Brown Book Group UK (@LittleBrownUK) took to Twitter to announce their privilege of publishing Robert Galbraith’s next completed novel in the Cormoran Strike series–Career of Evil–this fall. The synopsis and publication date have not been revealed, but Little, Brown assures us that we will be rewarded with this delicious news soon enough.

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Around that same time, Galbraith (@RGalbraith) announced his completion of the beloved title page. As per true Rowling fashion, the title page was the last to be completed, sealing the deal like an 11-year old’s Hogwarts acceptance letter. J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) tweeted Galbraith saying, “Very pleased for you, Robert.”

Aren’t we all!

Cormoran Strike novel

Career of Evil is to be the third novel in the Cormoran Strike series of a veteran and private investigator facing his own troubles while getting involved in sticky messes others tend to overlook or underestimate. The first novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, was released in April 2013, but it was not until July of that same year when we learned Robert Galbraith is in fact Rowling herself. The second book, The Silkworm, was released June of last year. And the greatest news yet: Rowling says plans are in the works to create even more books for the series. In addition, last July, she revealed the slightest tidbit of information on this third novel at the only promotional event she attended for the release of The Silkworm. With Career of Evil set for publication this fall, it is looking more and more like we will be served one juicy Galbraith novel a year–each to satisfy us long enough until the next course is served.Rowling answered a few fan tweets, as well. And she pleased us all when she took the liberty of answering one particularly open-ended question.

fan questions for J.K. Rowling

So, what can we expect in Career of Evil? A further insight into the lives of those who leave the military, as released in July’s promotional event. Other than that, we’re once again left to our imaginations. But one thing is certain: Galbraith has yet to disappoint.

“After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things. Terrible, yes; but great…I think it is clear we can expect great things from you…” (Ollivander, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [film]).

 

Twitter images taken by screen capture.

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To Read or not to Read: That is the Question!

I never understood how people could claim to not like reading. I understood not being interested in certain topics, but having no interest in reading or even disliking the idea of reading had always puzzled me.

hobbiesI did (and still do) understand that being forced to read certain things in school can put a damper on a person’s desire to pick up a book, though. However, I always believed that all people need to do is just open the right books. The books that suck them in, that cause them to lose track of time, to get them lost in alternate realities.

For the longest time, I lived to breathe in the scent of freshly printed pages and even pages neglected, sitting shoved on dusty school library bookshelves. From elementary school to years after I graduated from college, reading was a source of pleasure and a sort of escape for me.

This year, however, something changed.

The first half of the year continued to bring that joy of escaping reality through pages put together by amazingly talented writers. However, the second half became particularly difficult for me to handle and then suddenly all interest in opening any book was lost. My mind wanted to make itself want to read, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Part of me felt guilty because I had other priorities, and another part of me didn’t even want to look at a book. It was an incredibly new and painful struggle.

Robert GalbraithI’ve been trying to push through The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith since July. It’s not that the book is bad, because it’s not. I will admit I’ve read better ones, but my mind has been struggling with the ability to focus on anything for an extended period of time over the last six months.

Though the desire to read is slowly seeping back into my veins, I feel as if the excitement I should have for reading will never again be as strong as it once was. Here’s to hoping I’m wrong.

 

Has this or something similar ever happened to you? How did you get back into the swing of things?

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