J.K. Rowling Makes Surprise Appearance at Scottish Book Club Gathering

The members of Orkney Library’s Saturday Slaughters Book Club must have downed a bottle of Felix Felicis each because they got the surprise of a lifetime this past Saturday – J.K. Rowling herself appearing at their discussion of The Cuckoo’s Calling!

The magic all began when the library posted a tweet advertising their 2:30 meeting on Friday:

The author herself, an active Twitter user, saw their post and soon engaged in conversation with the library’s staff, raising the book club’s hopes that Queen Rowling might really appear.

And then, like magic… it actually worked!

If you didn’t already have enough reasons to join a book club, does the fact that J.K. Rowling herself might show up convince you? (Especially if your book club is in Scotland.) (And if you read only books that J.K. Rowling has written.) Of course, fans all of the world are turning green with envy at the luck of the Saturday Slaughters readers, but isn’t it awesome that our favorite author is chill enough to attend an old-fashioned Muggle book club? Plus, supporting library communities is a magic all its own!

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Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.