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Captivated by Books

I love holding a book in my hands, getting cozy, and reading.
I also love doing whatever I feel like (cooking, cleaning, resting) and listening to an audio book.

Even when I am here in Romania, I take time to read.

There are some books that captivate me no matter how many times I re-read them.

Namely, Harry Potter.

I just finished re-reading (well, listening to) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with my roommate. And every time I re-read the part where Dumbledore dies, I can’t help but cry. If it’s an audio book, I can’t multitask during the part where they are in the astronomy tower and Snape kills Dumbledore, when they are with Hagrid and he finds out what happened, and when they are in the hospital wing afterwards.

I simply can’t. It is sad every time and I feel like I need to devote my full attention to times like that.

When we were at the beginning of the book, I asked my roommate “Wait, is this the one where Dobby dies? Or is that the next one?” She assured me that it’s the next one, and I said “Oh, good. I’m glad Dobby is still alive.” I later remembered that it couldn’t have been this one because he dies while they are searching for the Deathly Hallows.

Even though Cedric, Sirius,  Dumbledore, Hedwig, Dobby, Fred, and Snape die each time I read the books or watch the movies, it is still sad every time. And if I don’t actually cry, I at least shed a tear. And when I read an earlier book, I am glad they are still alive.

How do books have the power to captivate us over and over again?

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Music in the Mornin’

I am very grateful for my job, because it gives me the money I need to pay rent…and because I have great co-workers…and because I can just listen to my iPod the whole time…but honestly, I’d be totally happy with no job while I am in college, or even just a different job. I work early morning custodial on campus…early morning meaning 4am-7:30am Monday through Friday. KILLER.

On the upside, I get to listen to my iPod the whole time! I listen to podcasts, audio books, and music…Yesterday I read (well, listened to) James and the Giant Peach…such a great book!

Today was a music day…here’s a little taste of it. 

First was Siobhan Magnus!

Here’s Black Doll by Siobhan Magnus…

After I listened to all 20 Siobhan songs I have (which is all of them….I am pretty much obsessed with this awesome girl), I turned to Madonna for a little bit…

Here’s Vogue by Madonna…

After about 7 songs I switched over to Sinead O’Connor.

Here’s Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O’Connor…

After the 11 songs I have of hers, I had about 20 minutes left, so I decided it was time for Dolores O’Riordan.

Here’s Human Spirit by Dolores O’Riordan

Have a fantabulous day!

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