Proof that 10% of my brain is working. Shyness is nice, and shyness can stop you from doing all the things in life you'd like to
whenever he was in company he wanted to get away and whenever he was alone he wanted company.
According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else
Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young… and I seem to have forgotten, lately…
I don’t want to talk about how I feel, all right?
You see, Dumbledore?” said Phineas Nigellus slyly “Never try to understand the students. They hate it. They would much rather be tragically misunderstood, wallow in self-pity, stew in their own -
Young people are so infernally convinced that they are absolutely right about everything. Has it not occurred to you, my poor puffed-up popinjay, that there might be an excellent reason why the Headmaster of Hogwarts is not confiding every tiny detail of his plans to you? Have you never paused, while feeling hard-done-by, to note that following Dumbledores orders has never yet led you into harm? No. No, like all young people, you are quite sure that you alone feel and think, you alone recognize danger, you alone are the only one clever enough to realize what the Dark Lord may be planning -
- Ginny: And you won’t look at any of us!
- Harry: It’s you lot who won’t look at me!
- Hermione: Maybe you’re taking it in turns to look, and keep missing each other.
- Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix - JK Rowling When I first read this 5 years ago, it took me 2 weeks to finish it. That’s the longest time I’ve ever read anything. Order is the longest, and I am ashamed to call myself a Potterhead when I can’t even finish it.
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Truman Capote Easy reading, but I’ve been racing to finish Order, so.
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - CS Lewis Bought this 2 months ago, and usually, knowing how the plot goes speeds me up as I read, but it’s not happening. The book is pretty boring. Half of the book is spent in the forest walking around. Too bad I’m gonna have to discontinue reading this, cause I bought a really pretty edition of The Silver Chair. I’m going to read that a little later. We’ve studied The Chronicles of Narnia for world literature last semester, and among the 7 books, The Silver Chair and The Magician’s Nephew have been my favorites. My cousin borrowed my brother’s The Magician’s Nephew, but I don’t know when we’ll get it back though. Good thing I got ebooks. I wanted to collect all 7 books from old bookstores, cause it would be really nice to have all Narnia books in different editions, but why would I do that if I don’t even like them, right?
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens - Sean Covey I’ve started reading this last week, and I have no idea what has gotten into me. I’ve finished this twice before, and I just need to refresh my mind.
I’ve been helping out all summer here at Dad’s, from 7pm - 12am, so when I get home I read. Then Mom makes me wake up before noon, so I just watch CSI because I’m usually not in the mood for reading. Need to finish my reading list!
- Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
- Tales of Beedle the Bard
I’ve got to finish Half Blood before the summer ends, too. It’s my sister’s book, you see. I only own Deathly Hallows and Beedle the Bard, so I could read that right before July 15th.
This summer was supposed to be about finishing the 50 book challenge. I thought I would be able to do it, what with me being able to read 10 books last March. Meh.
Expectations suck. Not doing stuff sucks more though.