Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Congratulations William and Catherine

The world is in a frenzy after the birth of the new royal baby, third in line to the British throne. The baby boy, HRH the Prince of Cambridge, was born yesterday, Monday, July 22, 2013, at 4:24 PM, in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London, and weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. If that wasn't exciting enough, today, his parents, Prince William and Princess Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, presented him to the world on the same steps where, thirty-one years ago, Princess Diana and Prince Charles first introduced William.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

JK Rowling and the Secret Book

JK Rowling has been unmasked this week as the author of The Cuckoo's Calling, a "debut" novel under the pen name of Robert Galbraith, complete with an author bio very different from JK Rowling's. To me, this was fabulous news. There's another book in existence penned by my-favorite-author-in-the-whole-wide-world-ever! Hooray! Did I care that it was published under a pen name with a different bio? Nope.

Needless to say, I was thrilled to discover her alter ego and eager to go buy the book. I haven't read it yet, but I'm very excited, that whole The Casual Vacancy thing notwithstanding. I love Jo and I absolutely love Harry Potter, but The Casual Vacancy was not my cup of tea. Yes, I was secretly hoping it was really an eighth Harry Potter book in disguise, but even so, it just wasn't for me. That's okay! Different strokes and all that. I'm still super excited to dig into The Cuckoo's Calling.