Notepad Master

Take a Notepad

I was checking my e-mail recently and I noticed a story in the news section about J.K. Rowling and how she was complaining that she had run out of writing paper to write on when she went to town.

So what did people do? They sent her paper.

I understand that people admire her and love her books. Or perhaps they really want her to get cracking on the purported final novel in the series. But this lady is one of the richest people in the freakin’ world. Somehow I think that she could actually afford to buy writing paper from anywhere on the face of the Earth, and have it shipped priority page by page to wherever she wanted.

It’s stories like this that make me shake my head in disgust.

Don’t get me wrong. I quite enjoy the series (although in my opinion the fifth book could have been better written by a monkey jonesing for heroin), but please!

Send your paper to schools in third-world countries that need it!

Chillin’ With the Master

Tomorrow it appears that I will be hanging out with Miss Jay. We’ve been trying to get together ever since her and her hubby moved to the Big Smoke, but something always comes up that prevents us from meeting.

It’s like the universe will explode if we actually ever met while living in the same city. I suppose you should all hide in your bomb shelters tomorrow night, just in case.

I’m very much looking forward to it.

11 Responses

  1. Enjoy the wiikend. And if you have chance, I’m out of paper, I’ll need for you to Fed Ex me some.

  2. Hey, guess what? My computer is going to die any day now, so how about someone send me the new Mac Book Pro I need? Any takers?

    This kind of thing makes me crabby. This and the “gift bags” the celebs get for everything, practically including going to the bathroom.

  3. Jorge! You’re meeting everyone but me! I’m starting to get jealous.

  4. I know her books are beloved by children, but I don’t understand how adults can like them? The bottom line is that they are written for children…and they read at a child’s level…the fascination is completely lost on me.

    Although, I tend to dislike books embraced by the main stream public. I don’t know why The Da Vinci Code is so revered. It is such a badly written book…but that’s just my opinion.

  5. Shellie: I’ll get right on that.

    Jurgen: I won’t get on that.

    Courtney: Well move to somewhere that I’m visiting and then I’ll visit you!

    Court: I don’t mind the Harry Potter books. It’s a pretty good story (though it borrows heavily from other literature – which most literature does anyway). It’s also an easy read. The first books were written for kids to be sure, but the latest ones are more adult. I think what Rowling is doing is evolving the writing along with the reader. Every year or two a new Harry Potter book comes out, which means the audience has aged. So she’s literally writing for the age that Harry is. Of course, that’s great for people that have grown up as the books have come out. However, now that almost all the books are available to buy at once it sort of nullifies that. Parents will have to be smart and stagger the release of the books to their kids. As for the Da Vinci Code? No interest at all.

  6. Fine. I’ll concede…until I read them all and am able to judge properly for myself.

  7. you’re right. she did plan the books to be read by an older and older audience as harry grows up. rowlings, stephen king and john irving are going to be reading from their works in nyc sometime in august. all my kidlit friends are so very excited aobut rowlings, but i didn’t start paying any attention until i hear about king and irving.

    have you read any pullman? his _dark materials trilogy_ is very much kick ass for adults and young adults.

  8. It’s good to know that I’m worth NO EXTRA EFFORT.

    It’s like saying that you’ll say hi to me if you happen to pass me in the street.

    Thanks, Jorge.

  9. Yeah, I didn’t get the “can’t find the right paper” thing, either. It sounded like she’d checked all around the place and couldn’t find any. So me? If I’d made a billion dollars from my book sales and absolutely couldn’t work without this specific type of pad? I’m pretty sure I’d hop online and spend $8 on a pack of them from an office supply store. Hell, maybe splurge and buy TWO packs.
    That or buy out the chain to ensure that they always had a lot of it in stock and that I was always supplied with it.
    Silly rich writers.

  10. But isnt’ that all part of the beauty of being rich? You’ll never want for anything.

  11. …ummm I’m out of paper… the 3×6 green and white kind with the presidents on it… but anywhoo, did those people really think they were helping… crazy…

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