1. Snubs

    J.K. Rowling Declines Oscar-Presenter Role

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    Is there a fantasy writer feud brewing, or is J.K. Rowling just really busy? The Harry Potter author declined an invitation to present an award at Sunday's Oscars, citing her work on her next book. Rowling and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer were invited to present the Best Adapted Screenplay prize together, and while Meyer responded positively to the idea, Rowling didn't find the trip from England worth it. She wrote on her Web site that the world "won't be hearing from me often I am afraid, as pen and paper is my priority at the moment." Rowland's decision not to attend comes on the same day as the millionaire reaches another milestone: The Harry Potter books topped the list of "Top 10 Books to Pass On" to future generations by Brits—a full four spots higher than the No. 5 Twilight series (also included were the 9/11 Commission Report and Barack Obama's memoirs).

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