Books Have More To Them Than Meets The Eye

Books Have More To Them Than Meets The Eye

Books have multiple meanings based on whose reading them.

There are so many fantastic books out there in the world and something that makes them so intriguing and interesting to read is that every time they are read by someone new, a new meaning can be found.

Reading is such a personal thing.

Something that all readers are able to agree on is that sometimes a book can really speak the truth. It may be only a line, or it might be an entire page or chapter, but these sections can have such an intense impact on the person reading them.

In this crazy technology ridden world that we live in, it's so easy to feel disconnected from the rest of humanity. While the idea behind all of this technology and social media is to connect us more, it does the exact opposite of that.

Readers can find solace from this through the written word of others. All that any of us really want in this life is to feel that we can connect to someone else.

I've read many books and I've read many lines that have stuck with me and made me feel like I connect to the author and to others in this crazy world.

Here are ten literary quotes that made me feel just that:

1. “I have to say that although it broke my heart, I was, and still am, glad I was there.”-Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

How perfect is that quote? There are many things that I have done throughout my short twenty years on this planet that many times I wish I could've removed from my memory or not been present for. But those are the moments that make you the person you are. While you may feel pain from going through something or being a part of something, you are lucky to have experienced it.

2. “Perhaps he is a fool or a coward but almost everybody is one or the other and most people are both.”-James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room

This is such an amazing book and the whole story really packs a punch. Remembering that a person can be either a fool, a coward, or both, is a liberating feeling. If you remember this, it seems to take a pressure off of you in terms of comparing yourself to others that you might not have even known was there.

3.“She had blue skin, And so did he. He kept it hid. And so did she. They searched for blue. Their whole life through, Then passed right by-And never knew.”-Shel Silverstein, Every Thing On It

The idea that we hide our true selves away so much to the point that others never get to see who we really are is a really sad thought. But it's true, and Shel Silverstein has a way of writing poems that are cute but have such an impactful meaning behind them.

4. “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”-J. K. Rowling, Goblet of Fire

Ain't that the truth.

5. “Perhaps tomorrow I would actually put pen to paper.”-Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

I know this is something all of my fellow readers and writers out there can relate to.

If you're someone who doesn't usually read books, I encourage you to give it a try. There's more to them than just some words on pieces of paper.

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Lil Yachty's 'Lil Boat 2' May Not Be Enough To Keep Him Afloat

Here's what you need to know about "Lil Boat 2."

On March 9, Lil Yachty dropped his newest album, “Lil Boat 2.” The album consists of 17 songs, most of which were probably better off not being on the album and seriously failed to impress me, despite its early success on iTunes.

In all of the reviews I have ever written, I normally organize it song-by-song, giving feedback to each track. This time, however, I think I can save all of us time on this article by just being completely honest about Lil Yachty’s “Lil Boat 2.”

Most of the songs from 1-10 on the tracklist are NOT worth listening to.

Other than those three, every other song from the top ten songs on the tracklist were absolute garbage.

The beats to the songs weren’t that bad but, overall, it just sounded like Lil Yachty and his features were WAY too high to be in the studio.

Yachty’s flows, bars and rhyme schemes were ALL weak throughout the entire album, and if it weren’t for the final six songs on “Lil Boat 2,” this review would be nothing but bashing Lil Yachty.

From the 12th track on the album, "MICKEY" (ft. Offset, Lil Baby) the album runs through much more smoothly, regardless of how basic those last couple of songs are.

I imagine Lil Yachty’s fanbase consists mostly of teenagers who eat Tide for Internet views and anybody who knows nothing about what a real rapper is.

Seriously. I cannot stress how elementary this album is. If you’re looking for new rap music to listen to, check out Tory Lanez’s album, “MEMORIES DON’T DIE,” or Logic’s “Bobby Tarantino II.”

Both of those albums are so much better than “Lil Boat 2” that they make Yachty look like an amateur — which he is.

Final Score: 5.8/10
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Did Draco Malfoy Ever Get The Clout He Deserved?

Yes, he was literally the worst for a majority of the series. But does this one moment make up for it all?

The new trailer for the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” series just dropped and I have a LOT of feelings. Mainly:

With the release of this new trailer, the only natural thing to do is to binge watch the "Harry Potter" series. Now, if you don’t know about "Harry Potter" series, I’m going to assume that you were born literally minutes ago. For those of you who do know what I’m talking about, let’s chat.

Throughout the series, we see some pretty rotten witches, wizards and muggles. The worst being Bellatrix LeStrange, in my opinion.

*Side note: Voldemort killed meticulously and with his own “reasoning” that supported his actions. Bellatrix killed for sport. No reason was necessary to support her choices. Regardless of who I thought was worse, it doesn’t change the fact that they were both 100% assholes.*

Throughout the movie, and even more so throughout the book, we are able to see slight character arcs for a majority of these lesser-evil villains, such as Petunia Dursley, Narcissa Malloy, Snape, and Draco Malfoy.

After Snape, Draco had one of the biggest character arcs in the series. He saved Harry and, ultimately, through his actions, gave Harry one last chance to defeat Voldemort. How? Well, Pottermore explains it best, but to put it simply, he refused to give Harry, Ron, and Hermione up to Bellatrix and the Snatchers.

This moment is so pivotal and apparent in the books, yet on screen, while it’s still a huge moment, it still gets downplayed. The weight of the moment isn’t truly felt and could be taken as more of a mistake on Malfoy’s part. That moment, if not understood correctly, could change many viewers' opinions about Draco's transformation from elitist, bigot, selfish snob to a (slightly) unknowingly ignorant, scared, defeated teen.

Damnit, J.K. Rowling, you’ve done it again. Even after all these years, somehow I still always seem to find something new.

Now let’s talk about how the new movie will allow the Ministry to apparate onto Hogwarts?!

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