BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Very Good Lives — By J.K. Rowling — Waiting on Wednesday

I’m publishing this a few hours early — cuz it’s just TOO EXCITING TO WAIT.

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I am so incredibly excited about this announcement. I read it on Mugglenet a few minutes ago, and almost screamed. No joke. So, OF COURSE, I was going to pick it for today’s Waiting on Wednesday! J.K. Rowling’s 2008 Harvard speech will now be released in illustrated hard cover form for the public enjoyment!!!!


Check out the official page here.


Quotes from Little Brown official site. Images as well. Click on image to go to goodreads book page.
Quotes from Little Brown official site. Images as well. Click on image to go to goodreads book page.

Very Good Lives

By J.K. freakin ROWLING

Publication date: April 14th, 2015.


In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, Very Good Lives offers J.K. Rowling’s words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others?

Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world-famous author addresses some of life’s most important issues with acuity and emotional force.

Sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a charity organisation founded by J.K. Rowling, which works to transform the lives of disadvantaged children, and university-wide financial aid at Harvard University.


Okay, so I don’t even see the need to explain why I’m so excited because — HELLO. J.K. Rowling. THE JKR.  THIS JKR:

Good Old JK!
Good Old JK!

So, yes, of course I’m excited. I am a #Potterhead to the core. My very life revolves around Rowling. So, yeah, you can watch the speech here:

But why on earth should that mean I can’t be excited about it anyway? It’s a new book with the name J.K. Rowling on my shelf. It may not be new material, but it’s certainly inspiring. J.K. Rowling is a wonderful icon, and has many words of wisdom to share. If all that wasn’t enough — the profits of this book go to Lumos, an AMAZING charity organization which you can learn more about, and donate to, here.

Are you a Potterhead? What are your thoughts?

What’s your “Waiting On” book for the week?

2 thoughts on “BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Very Good Lives — By J.K. Rowling — Waiting on Wednesday

  1. Hmm… I don’t read a lot of nonfiction but I might make an exception for this. I love Harry Potter but I know know a heck of a lot about her as a person. It might be really interesting to read something like this to know more about how she actually thinks. Thanks for sharing :)

    Here’s my WoW!

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