“..Joe Biden debates Paul Ryan -
- Martha Raddatz draws praise as debate moderator -
- and author J.K. Rowling discusses writing a novel without magic or Harry Potter..”
(ed:..bloody hell..!..i now like j.k.rowling a lot more than i did..
..don’t get me wrong..i didn’t dislike her..it’s just that having been an adult for some time..i didn’t feel the need to read her childrens’ fantasy series..
..and so was ambivalent towards her..
..but on the daily show..she impressed..
..her intelligence was formidable..
..she spoke of her years in poverty/on welfare..and how this was in a time when people on welfare were being targeted/stigmatised/marginalised..(kinda like nz here/now..eh..?.)..and how horrible that was..
..i also liked how she says she stays in britain and pays full tax..because she feels it is her duty to give back to her country..
..and she was funny..
..and fwiw..if i come across her adult book i will probably read it..
(graeme beattie..the book reviewer on national radio surprised when gave it a rave review..said he ‘couldn’t put it down’..)
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