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J.K. Rowling

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  • Dave Golonski's cultural timeline

    January 1993: Bill Clinton was inaugurated as the 42nd president of the United States. April 1993: Dave Golonski is elected to the Burbank City Council during the city’s general election. At 34 years old, he receives 5,833 votes out of 9,961 cast....
  • Burb's Eye View: Fictional game can result in real bruises

    Burb's Eye View: Fictional game can result in real bruises
    Chris Chavez cranks his arm back while palming a deflated volleyball. His other hand grips a broomstick positioned between his legs. He eyes his target: a 39-inch rubber hoop mounted to some PVC pipe. Before releasing his ball, he has to maneuver around...
  • Taxpayers paid $152,000 for a single copy of a book

    Taxpayers paid $152,000 for a single copy of a book
    Poor Mike Haridopolos. Our very own state Senate president is becoming a national joke. Everyone from Fox News to the Washington Post is now scrutinizing the Merritt Island Republican who desperately wants to be Florida's next U.S. Senator. Why?...
  • Recommended for all ages

    Recommended for all ages
    All summer long, Printers Row invited kids ages 5-16 to send in book reviews. Here's what young Chicago-area writers had to say. We've left the reviews mostly unedited to let the charm shine through. Watch for more to come. "Frog and Toad All Year" by...
  • Happy Bookers

    Happy Bookers
    Our home base is Woodstock, Marengo and Union, Illinois. Our group of 15 to 20 members has been meeting for 20-plus years. We meet the fourth Thursday of the month, and each member is assigned one meeting per year The hostess chooses the book for the...
  • Under a literary spell

    Under a literary spell
    As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m. "It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
  • J.K. Rowling admits she considered killing Ron Weasley; say it ain't so, Jo!

    J.K. Rowling admits she considered killing Ron Weasley; say it ain't so, Jo!
    Can you imagine the second half of the "Harry Potter" saga without Ron Weasley? J.K. Rowling apparently did, at least briefly. The author says that midway through the phenomenally successful series of novels, when she "wasn't in a very happy place,"...
  • Bloomsbury venture to bring books "back from dead"

    Bloomsbury venture to bring books "back from dead"
    LONDON (Reuters) - Bloomsbury Publishing, home to the Harry Potter books in Britain, launched its first purely digital imprint on Wednesday which it said would bring out-of-print titles "back from the dead." Bloomsbury Reader has signed up a string of...
  • Closet Geek Book Group

    Closet Geek Book Group
    Our book club has only three members. We work at the same company, which allows for ongoing discussion of the book as we read. We've been together for almost four years and are on our 38th book. Sometimes our book selection inspires field trips....
  • London Olympics: 10 day trips outside London

    London Olympics: 10 day trips outside London
    Ticket holders at this summer's Olympic Games will have something in common with non-sporting London visitors: At some point, they will want to flee the jam-packed capital. Luckily, escaping the madding crowds is as easy as hopping on a train. As a Brit...
  • Who's your favorite literary mama?

    Who's your favorite literary mama?
    Mother's Day is Sunday, and in celebration some of Printers Row's regular contributors discussed their favorite literary moms. Julia Keller: Laura Bodey from "Gain" by Richard Powers   Literature includes good mothers and bad mothers, angelic mothers...