Movie thoughts later. I now have the book. I have food provisions. I may see you again sometime Monday.
First Billionaire by Writing Chad did make a comment about her fourth-grade prose. I think my reply was "Does it matter?" And I have had the jealous bug bite hard. An eight-year-old gets a publishing contract brings out much of the latent snarls that I had to suppress when my younger sister won the elementary school creative writing contest I had been trying to win for 4 years. (Not at all helped by my mother going "how precious she gave the Indians in tepees trunks under their bed." Got setting wrong and the brat still won.)
I don't feel that for Rowling. I'm proud and amazed at what she did. She made me cry. And she deserves every bit of the success.
There is a new renaissance festival in Louisiana! Check out the Acadiana Medieval Faire at: http://www.acadianafaire.org/