Friday, June 24, 2011


I finished reading "The Deathly Hallows." Dobby's death is sadder when you read it again.  I love that Harry doesn't use magic to dig his grave.  While digging Dobby's grave Harry is finally able to clear his mind and Voldemort's presence is driven out.  Harry feels this is because Voldemort is driven away by grief, though its argued Dumbledore would reason love chased Voldemort away.  I think you can't feel grief the way Harry does with out having immense love for the person lost, and Voldemort can not comprehend anything other than hate, greed, jealousy, and anger.

Here is a quick illustration of what I think Dobby's grave looks like.
Can you relate to Harry's experience of being overcome by a single emotion so much so that nothing else can occupy your mind/body?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Reading update

I watched "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" last night.  Normally I always prefer the book, but it was pretty close.
I've decided to reread "The Deathly Hollows" to help keep myself pumped for the final Harry Potter movie. I'm pre-diagnosing myself with Post Potter Depression. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

What to read?

I've finished "City of Ember."  It wasn't my favorite book, but I leant it to my little sister, who will be in eighth grade in the fall, and she enjoyed it.  I went to the beach last weekend and I read Tennessee William's play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."  Hopefully I can catch the film version with Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman on Netflix.
Now I need to decide what to read next, any suggestions? I have a bunch of borrowed books from school, but I'm also itching to make a purchase for my Kindle.