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!!!!
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:
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UibfDUPJAEU
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. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-children-with-disabilities-go-to-school
Are you a Potterhead? What are your thoughts?
What’s your “Waiting On” book for the week?