J.K. Rowling Considered Killing Off Ron Weasley

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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

J.K. Rowling admitted that she'd thought about killing off Ron Weasley. Horrors! Ever wonder what other beloved characters may have had such close calls? Anyone you'd like to axe? Tell me in the comments!
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Only 42 (or so) more shopping days 'til Christmas — yikes! Take some guesswork out and buy these gorgeous bookmobiles for the readers in your life. So lovely.
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If you don't use libraries, then I guess you are qualified to bash them, huh? Here's the latest essay to get our job wrong, as pretty much all of the commenters are happy to point out.
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And in further retaliation, I offer this article that attests to the amazing power of libraries. Go John Wood!
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Swoon — I will snap up all of these books with their gorgeously redesigned covers, thank you very much!
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Have you heard about these Espresso machines? No, not the coffee ones, the print-on-demand ones. Rather clever, and I think they would do nothing but good in a public library. After all, we can't carry every single book!
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Gorgeous library alert — well done, Stuttgart! Why does it seem like they are always in Europe, though?
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Are photos of just one library not enough for you? How about 35 more, will that do? You are very welcome!
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Another Dr. Seuss book is getting the movie treatment: say hello to The Lorax!
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I bet a lot of other libraries could follow in the footsteps of this Washington State University librarian. She doesn't just give tours of the library, she gives "haunted" tours. Very cool! Surely weird stuff has happened in quite a few libraries out there...
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Thanks guys, and don't forget to send me some nominations for December's blog of the month. This month's, Interesting Pile, was reader-submitted, so it could be yours that gets highlighted! And, of course, email me with all the cool library stuff going on in your lives, too. I care!

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