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Yes, you can start reading the new Rowling online

Unlike most of my friends, I never finished reading the Harry Potter series of books. I stopped, I think, halfway through the fourth in the series of seven ("Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire").

I have seen all of the movies — though, yes, I know they're not the same thing.

Still, I didn't give up on J.K. Rowling as a writer. I've read the first three of her Cormoran Strike novels. And I'll probably give her new children's book, "The Ickabog," a look when it comes out in print as expected in November.

Until then, I'll content myself by reading the chapters that Rowling has posted online. (If you prefer to listen to the very first chapter, check out the embed below.)

And maybe I'll go back and finish the Potter books. This time of quarantine seems like just the opportunity to do it.