Oh, very well. *long suffering sigh* Well, if you must know, J.K. Rowling revealed in her NBC’s Today’s Show interview (due to air this week, July 26-27) that she will indeed write a sort of Hogwarts, A History. (NOTE: There’s a mention of the character who gets a reprieve from death, so don’t read the article if you’ve yet to finish the book.)
The encyclopedia would include back stories of characters she has already written but had to cut for the sake of narrative arc (“I’ve said before that Dean Thomas had a much more interesting history than ever appeared in the books”), as well as details about the characters who survive Deathly Hallows, characters who continue to live on in Rowling’s mind in a clearly defined magical world.
Hogwarts, for example, has a new headmaster (“McGonagall was really getting on a bit”), and Rowling said she can see Harry going back to give the “odd talk” on Defense Against the Dark Arts. That class, by the way, is now led by a permanent professor since Voldemort’s death broke the jinx which didn’t allow a teacher to remain in the position for more than a year.
So, whatdya think? *g* Huh? Still NOT enough?!?
Sheesh, you are all incurable HP Nutters... :/ Fine. Here are some videos of JKR reading the first chapter of HP7 at the midnight release on London. Not exactly my uber favorite Jim Dale, but not bad... ;P