Some books are just a wild roller coaster ride from start to finish – they reach inside of you and mess with your soul. Others have a massive plot twist at the ending that comes out of nowhere and hits you like a freight train and leaves you shattered. There have been many books that left me dazed, confused and frankly just plain upset. Here are 5 of them.
Do you see that big-ass quote on the bottom right? And my name underneath it? THAT’S BECAUSE I WAS IN THE NEWSPAPER. Like, an actual newspaper that people buy and read. In a Harry Potter article, no less.
It has been exactly 3 years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 premiered in London. “It All Ends Here”, as Warner Brothers advertised it. But for me, it hasn’t ended.
I remember that day fondly. I remember attending the midnight premiere. I remember the elated screams and applause when Molly finally killed Bellatrix. The loaded silence as Severus Snape took his last breaths. I remember the tears that were shed during the red carpet event on Trafalgar Square in London, as millions of fans around the world were live streaming the event. I remember the emotional hug of Dan, Rupert, and Emma, the golden trio. But most of all, I remember JK’s beautiful words of wisdom and comfort: “The stories we love best do live in us forever. So, whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
My bosses decided to bring me to Book Expo America in New York because my job is to oversee our sales in the US. However, what they didn’t know was that I would turn into a massive fangirl as soon as I set foot on BEA’s fancy yellow carpets. It all started this morning, when I spotted Conan O’Brian sitting next to us at breakfast. The amount of celebrities I spotted throughout the day only went up from that point.
7 months ago, I was an unemployed graduate.
6 months ago, I got the job of my dreams.
5,5 months ago, my boss uttered the words “you’re coming to Book Expo America with us.”
5,5 months later, I’m sat in a fancy suite in a New York hotel wondering how I’ve ever gotten here.
It’s that time of the year where your big summer trip is so close you can almost taste it, but not close enough for you to start packing your suitcase just yet. In these times of anxiety and need, I often find myself watching movies that perfectly encapsulate the spirit of vacation, nature, being on the road, and generally having fun in a new place. Here are my 5 favorite movies that never fail to rekindle my wanderlust.