So, the Olympic Closing Ceremony was a bit of a shambles yesterday. I assume the rest of the world were thinking ‘oh, and they were doing so well!’. Maybe?
Anyway, to me all was forgiven, even the monstrosity of One Direction and screeching Jessie J when I saw The Spice Girls! I love them and I always have! I wish they had a bit longer but I think it was done incredibly. I would love nothing more than for them to get back to together (or maybe another Harry Potter Book but I think there’s just as little chance of one as the other).
And here’s a picture from the 90’s.
Ah, nostalgia and stuff.
What did/didn’t you like about the Closing Ceremony?
Now, I know I’m a day late, but I wanted to take a moment to say Happy Birthday to one of my all time favourite authors. She has touched the lives of millions of people across the world with an incredibly magical and moral story and it is hard to believe that Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone was published in 1997!
Her own story seems just as magical as she went from living in a tiny flat in London living off Benefits to one of the richest women in Britain in just 3 years.
Harry Potter taught us about loyalty, good and evil, doing what is right in the face of adversity, and courage. We’ve watched the trio grow up besides us and adopted them as fictional friends throughout our childhood in which they gave us a sense of escapism. We’ve dreamt of going to Hogwarts, meeting Dumbledore, and pulling pranks with Fred and George! In short, JK Rowling has inspired a generation to pick up a book and be enthralled in another world children and adults alike.
I thank you JK Rowling, for your perseverance throughout hardships and never giving up on Harry and giving hope to millions of people. Happy Birthday JK Rowling, and our friend, Harry Potter.
Favourite Harry Potter Quotes:
‘It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.’
‘Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.’
‘Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?’
These books are getting on my nerves! Quite frankly, these books are not my cup of tea but I have heard endlessly about them.
I didn’t want to make a judgement based on my friend’s next door neighbours mums cousin, Rita (you get the idea) so I read a few reviews to see what all the fuss is about. Here are reviews I found on books one, two, and three. The general consensus is that the reviews are fairly accurate and a better read than the books!
So, the main characters are Anastasia (Ana) Steele and Christian Grey. Ana is a naive, dim-witted invertebrate who is so insecure for the life of her she is unable to stop questioning herself. Literally.
Christian is a handsome billionaire, and a control freak with a very disturbing childhood. His sexual interests are just as disturbing as he claims Ana reminds him of his dead crack whore mother (oh to be in love!).
The author cannot stop complementing his looks and it seems to be the only reason Ana has any interest in him whatsoever. My mistake, I forgot about his billions of dollars. Ana seems worse for feminism than what’s her face from Twilight and that’s saying something!
So, if it’s not the characters that have millions of people hooked to these books, maybe it is the quality of writing or the plot? WRONG. There is no plot and a child could string better sentences together.
And then there’s the talk of the books hitting the big screen. A FILM. SERIOUSLY?! You want to make a film about a borderline abusive lover which is basically going to be a porno? As long as he’s pretty, right? There is also talk of Emma Watson playing Ana. A lot of us have watched her grow up beside us, whilst watching and reading Harry Potter so the idea of it is cringe worthy. I’m not going to pretend I personally know Emma Watson, but by her image, her attitude towards education and choice to represent high-end brands such as Lancome, I highly doubt she would consider the degrading role of Ana.
I cannot tell you the reason behind the Fifty Shades hype. I do however, weep for humanity.