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22 Jul 2014 09:12 | 3 notes | Reblog
"Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry."

Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

I think that whether we consciously allow ourselves to drink in the words of books or not, everything we read, from thousand-page novels to billboards, influences us. It is not necessarily a matter of if we let literature and poetry influence us, but how we let it influence us. Will we read the words as street signs whizzing past us? Or, will we reread and analyze the words with a magnifying glass until we extract the meaning we believe is there? Either way, it changes us.

17 Jul 2014 14:40 | 0 notes | Reblog
I love finding literature in random places. This supermarket wins for the day.

I love finding literature in random places. This supermarket wins for the day.

12 Jul 2014 10:29 | 5 notes | Reblog
"You want weapons! We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world! This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have– arm yourself!"

"Tooth and Claw." Dr. Who. BBC. 2006.

Oh Doctor, that statement just makes you even better.

11 Jul 2014 14:17 | 0 notes | Reblog
07 Jul 2014 22:52 | 3 notes | Reblog
"Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you’d ever expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn’t hold with such nonsense."

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s [Sorcerer’s] Stone   

  This first paragraph is SO important. SO VERY IMPORTANT.


     I think that Rowling deliberately uses the Dursleys to foil the wizard world. By describing the Dursleys as “perfectly normal” people who don’t believe in nonsense, the impression is immediately given that they lead a monotonous, non-magical life. This sets the tone to oppose the wondrous, mysterious, and nonsensical wizarding world we meet because, lets face it, the magical world we have all grown to love is extremely strange and mysterious. (Which only makes it more loveable, really.)   

  The fact that Rowling depicts the muggle world as uninspiring, and makes the first muggle characters we meet less than likeable, creates a deeper message about life. I think Rowling is suggesting that living in a mysterious, always-changing world is part of the magic of life. The “normal” people are not the ones who make a difference. The people who stand out, like Harry, Ron, and Hermione, are the ones who are remembered for being great.

     Thanks, Ms. Rowling, for making a series that encourages people to be weird, to be themselves, and to live a magical life.

05 Jul 2014 08:40 | 2 notes | Reblog
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities."

Dr. Suess

Dr. Suess’s nonsensical, whimsical mind is so inspiring. Looking at life from a different perspective, in his case “through the wrong end of a telescope,” can be an eye-opening experience. I think he wanted to inspire people to be silly, have fun, and enjoy life.

I hope everyone can find a little bit of nonsensical creativeness in their lives.

04 Jul 2014 13:56 | 0 notes | Reblog
Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

03 Jul 2014 12:14 | 2 notes | Reblog
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s [Sorcerer’s] Stone
This book will always be one of my favorites. It was the first time I really fell in love with a fictional world and began to understand how powerful a book could be. This book, and any story that effects a reader, is so important. Finding a book that matters, teaches you about life, and is simply enjoyable opens up a new realm to a reader.

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s [Sorcerer’s] Stone

This book will always be one of my favorites. It was the first time I really fell in love with a fictional world and began to understand how powerful a book could be. This book, and any story that effects a reader, is so important. Finding a book that matters, teaches you about life, and is simply enjoyable opens up a new realm to a reader.

02 Jul 2014 12:19 | 2 notes | Reblog
"Have you forgotten what we say to ourselves every morning? ‘Today I shall meet cruel men, cowards and liars, the envious and the drunken. They will be like that because they do not know what is good from what is bad.’"
C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

"Have you forgotten what we say to ourselves every morning? ‘Today I shall meet cruel men, cowards and liars, the envious and the drunken. They will be like that because they do not know what is good from what is bad.’"

C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

01 Jul 2014 02:26 | 1 note | Reblog
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets