J.K. Rowling Visited a Bookstore and Things Got Awkward
J.K. Rowling recently visited a second-hand bookstore and things quickly became awkward upon running across an unexpected find. Naturally, she took to Twitter to describe her experience and share her thoughts on it.
Rowling posted an image of a bookstore shelf she came across during her visit and, to her surprise, it threw a somewhat subtle jab at the Harry Potter author.
Second hand bookstores are always full of surprises but I did not see this one coming. pic.twitter.com/1cWDRABdvL— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 23, 2018
As her post shows, one bookshelf was labeled, "Books you need to buy so you can say 'I should read that next' before re-reading Harry Potter." The unidentified bookstore may have put the label up as a joke or perhaps as a response to the overwhelming amount of customers who hurried into the shop to buy books in the Harry Potter series. Either way, Rowling didn't seem too impressed and neither did her followers.
PLEASE say they recognised you.— Richard Coles (@RevRichardColes) July 23, 2018
Re-reading Harry Potter after all this time? pic.twitter.com/k0oga51FPG— Ilenia Manzo (@IleniaManzo) July 23, 2018
Surely by now you should know we're still madly in love with your books. They inspired a generation of readers, and they continue to inspire us. They're part of who we are.— Spencer Bounds (@Spencer4Texas) July 23, 2018
Always re-reading Harry Potter between two other books ♥— Alicia⚡ (@Akaxilia) July 23, 2018
In the midst of the support Rowling received from her followers, one dedicated fan in particular offered her support by showing the length of her love for Harry Potter.
Here is my homage to Sorcerer’s Stone Chapters 5, 6, and 7. My basement remodel - it’s work in progress, but it’s getting there! pic.twitter.com/1ahwheQIfw— KathleenMollyWeasley (@MollyPrewett7) July 23, 2018
Above are some pics of my Diagon Alley. Here is my Gryffindor common room and the start of my Leaky Cauldron. I still need to add Platform 9 3/4! pic.twitter.com/6LyMVMWVMg— KathleenMollyWeasley (@MollyPrewett7) July 23, 2018
With supportive (and crafty) fans like those, I'm sure any snub is just water under the bridge.
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