Who’s excited for “The Casual Vacancy,” J.K. Rowling‘s new novel? I definitely am! I’ve been waiting for this since it was announced in February!

In fact, I’ll be trooping with the Flippers tomorrow to National Book Store.

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J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, one of the most anticipated book releases of the year, is launching tomorrow, September 27, at exactly 3 pm , across National Book Store branches in the Philippines.

J.K. Rowling is one of those authors who needs no introduction, the woman behind the biggest selling young adult series of all-time, Harry Potter, which has sold over 450 million copies worldwide (and you know I have over 100 Harry Potter books in different languages!). The Harry Potter books have also been adapted into eight blockbuster movies (that I have stopped watching in protest, because I prefer the way the books played out in my head).

The Casual Vacancy is Rowling’s first book in five (looooooong) years and is her first book aimed at an adult readership (although Harry Potter was not originally written with children in mind!). It tells the story of the little town of Pagford, which is left in shock after the death of Barry Fairbrother. Pagford, seemingly an English idyll, is a town at war. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council triggers the biggest war the town has yet seen.

Of course, having done all sorts of crazy things in the name of Harry Potter, I will read anything J.K. Rowling puts her name on (even a washing machine manual!)… It’s interesting to see how this one turns out, if it will enthrall the grown-up readers of Harry Potter, and generally just to find out what else J.K. Rowling has up her sleeve.

And now you know what’ll be reading this weekend!

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