J.K. Rowling Talks Translated “Potter” Books and More in Latest Tweets

Much like the rest of us, J.K. Rowling has been turning to social media to pass the time during lockdown. In the first few weeks after her return to the platform, she covered (among other things) tattoos and baking. Since then, Jo has shared her love for the translated editions of Harry Potter, some fan creations, and why she just can’t be friends with the number four.

Collectors all over the world covet translated editions of the Harry Potter series, and it seems that Jo is quite a collector herself. She revealed that she has a copy of every Potter translation in her office and has a soft spot for the infamous Italian edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which features Harry wearing a rat head while playing chess with a rat in a headscarf.




It’s probably a good thing that Jo’s collection of translated Potter books is kept at her office, because her home bookshelves look pretty full! She shared a video of her newly color-coded bookshelves and reassured followers that she does have the Harry Potter series at home.



Some Wizarding World fans have been getting creative during quarantine and sharing the end products with Jo, who, thankfully, shares them with her followers to brighten their days. Check out this incredible wizard chess piece and baby mandrake!




Reorganizing bookshelves and getting creative are only two ways to pass the time during lockdown. Another is taking part in trends on Twitter. Jo shared some of her perfect movies with the hashtag #FivePerfectMovies (sadly, neither Potter nor the Fantastic Beast series made the list).



Jo also answered a question posed by screenwriter Lisa McGee (Derry Girls) about the best backhanded compliment she had ever received.



Stemming from a viral tweet on the odd-vs-even numbers debate, she chipped in with not only her preference for odd numbers but also her dislike of the number four.



So now we know why the Dursleys live at number four. But as one follower pointed out, if four is a bad number, why is Professor McGonagall’s birthday October 4? Of course, Jo had an answer.



Finally, we wonder what Professor Trelawney would make of this elaborate nightmare?



If you’re in need of something to do during lockdown, we recommend catching up with MuggleNet’s Wizarding World Movie Marathon!

Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!