Books! Are they dying?

There are so many different ways to read books today, you can listen read physical books or even get ebooks that you can have a version on you at all times. But people seem to be getting less into reading more into videos so how do we know what is next? What do you think?

Two halves to one person

Part of us is constantly nervous. Another part is superbly confident and has so much it wants to do. If you think about it we all have two parts. What we want to do and what we believe to be logical. Sure you know what you’ve got to do while also sitting thinking no I don’t really need that. It would be nice but I don’t need it. That, my friend is where you are wrong. You do need to do this, if it is what will make you happy then it is not a maybe it is a must for your sake. Don’t put your dreams on hold out of fear talk to that person do that thing you’ve always wanted to dO.

But it’s hard, because those two parts of you are at war do and don’t they say, two opposite messages to yourself, you have to push through to the one that you want to hear, follow your dreams and know if you push hard enough it will work.

Blind date with a book….

So I’m sitting there, looking at these books wrapped in white. There are small words on the front. Hand crafted of course, these small imperfections that add to the beauty of the project. I looked at them, my mind racing with the possibility. That happens a lot, I love when my mind races. The feeling of possibility is absolutely beautiful. It was a gamble sure. Money to be placed on something And you don’t know what, but with some amount of trust I went through and bought a book taking a serious chance and having the scared part of my brain say “no put it back! You could hate it! But also I could love it so I stopped worrying (I mean I tried to I just tuned it out!) then I went ahead read the white paper one last time and tore it open! Taking a leap and hoping with excitement.

Hit the montage

Oh boy! You’ve finally hit it big, you’re doing what you love and making money at it. Life couldn’t be better, it took you a few years but when Hollywood gets ahold that long time to make they happen will be set and passed in a minute of screen time so all we must do is do our thing. Create what we must to get to our happiness and watch all the years later when that work is glossed over in a minute.

Music, the tone of your mind

As you listen to a song watch how it follows your mood and becoming how you feel. As you try to find the song for your thoughts you realize music controls your mood in some ways happy songs get you happy sad ones make you sad and sometimes it works the opposite way. Songs keep The mind active in a way, keep the blood flowing and before you know it the music in your mind is narrating your own personal movie.

Trying to plan

I really was to,,, but maybe not enough it’s easier to just work towards your goal and plan. I am terrible with outlines I din’t understand them as much as I may try. So here we are with an idea we just go and run with it and hope for the best . I write out then first character outline and then I think to myself, hey what if things change later on. Then I start writing without the outline as we hope and move forward. What do you think of out lines?

J.K. Rowling; I forgot you’re actually really good at story telling

Today Everyone knows who J. K. Rowling is to at least,t some degree. If you don’t, then it is most likely because you are too young to care about the name on the front of the book. There is no shame in admitting it trust me I was there also, to me her name may as well have been a collection of runes for how little it mattered to me who was on the front cover.

Now I must absolutely confess to you that I haven’t really read the books thoroughly ever.. I would dabble around as much as I could when the latest film came to be, but I never got the full story, it was always the later books, and then there was the issue that is frequently instilled in the problem of “Hey kid! You can’t read that book!” To which I would gasp! Totally confused! “You see,” says the wiser adult that myself, for in this time I was silly sixth-grader! “That book has a reading level of 5.9, and you are supposed to reading much much higher than that!

“So there I was missing the first Harry Potter book because I was too old for it. No big deal, I thought to myself. After all, I had seen the first film. I was aware of the story. I knew about Lord Voldemort and that story, so I just skipped ahead tried two read the biggest more modern books (Modern of course meaning latest.)

J. K. Rowling and Some Retrospection

So I was more of movie bug, and as I grew older, the only two books that were technically in my age range were the half-blood prince and the Deathly Hallows, but you can’t just start an epic tales such as that with the darkest and most complex stories. So essentially I just gave up. I sat there with my popcorn at the theatre and enjoyed them. Alright, cool no worries there. But then as things moved forward,” Despite Rowling saying that she was done with the Wizarding world, she kept going. Adding some interesting tidbits here and there, the most infamous being that Dumbledore was actually gay.

A representation of everyone looking at Rowling on Twitter (So at first, I was like “Oh my goodness! This is a crazy game changer. But as time marched forward, I found myself wondering why it even matters. My mother and I both recently had a conversation about how, through her reading the books, it never once crossed her mind that maybe Dumbledore was gay. Our conversation basically boiled down to us saying,

“Well he is an exceedingly powerful wizard, must not have not time for dating

-A super nifty quote from a bigger potter head than myself;

Anyways. Who Dumbledore is into isn’t up to me, it’s all good no worries only I do think ere could have been a better way to introduce such a fact partially due to the point of how Dumbledore (cool as he is, check this out. He isn’t the main character and who he’s into isn’t essential. I meanwhile reading when he was with Harry Potter talking about the mirror of Erised, I just couldn’t pick up any hints of that at all. Secondly, it wasn’t necessary for the slightest

Leave the past in the past

For the longest time, I was confused as to why people were so interested in Harry Potter…. Because there were so many things that were being retroactively added like how certain characters were Jewish or how Hogwarts is all-inclusive of all religious views, I’m sure we all could have assumed such things or not. If any of this stuff had been inferred in the text, then that’s fine, but it isn’t. Then she went on to apologize for different events in the series, and I was lost. What makes these books so great? My most recent memories being of her twitter posts.

But I caved my mother and grandmother had always been telling me to read them. I’d put it off. After all, those are kids books. I’m no kid! At the young age of twenty, I finally hit it,” Fuck it,” I said, downloading the audiobook of the first in the series. And beginning my journey narrated by Jim Dale. And I whisked away to that magical world. And over those several hours, I fully understood why this series was so popular.

To put it simply the movies are a bit like frosting. It’s good and will give you a sugar rush, but the books are then full cake it’s rich and moist. There is an amount of flavor that you can’t place but you want more it’s delicious it makes you crave more and more and then final being inside you understand totally why this series is as over as it is. Listen or read. Just do it, no matter what your thoughts on the author. That is why Rowling is so great.

Building blocks: be set!

Now today I must ask you a question! Are you poised at the edge of your seat? You must be, one can hope! So one Important part pot expanding oneself in the world is the destination of a facebook page! Would any of you be interested in such a thing? The desire would be that with time it could grow beyond what it is! All the parts are in order. So that is the constant growth, constant expansion keep things growing and hopefully it would be beyond men at some point. This community grows each passing day and I am excited as I am sure you are as well. Thanks to this journey that we have the opportunity to grow together!

Bad advice you don’t need

Let’s say that you have someone that you like. That person talks to you all the time. And they smile at you and let’s say your mind is getting the vibes. You know those ones. The winky moment kind of saying hey maybe I like you. Well, perhaps you think I gotta tell everyone, well, see I think the better bet would be to act on your thoughts, you think they like you? So get to know them to discover if you enjoy them too! Then ask them out! Otherwise, you could accidentally get stuck with the insecurities of previous generations, so the most essential part is to do you and not let others instill fear.

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