General · Thoughts

The First Sentence in a new diary

For quite some time now, I have been thinking and re-thinking about whether I should start writing in a new diary or not.

Starting a new diary is a very symbolic process for me. To me, it is not like starting a new book because the old one is out of pages. To me, it is like giving myself a chance to start over again with life. Besides, I love that feel of pen on paper – that texture, that smoothness, that freshness that seems to come only from new paper.

But every time I open the first page and decide to write something, I feel intimidated. Like, the first sentence I put in here will decide the rest of the tone and the rest of the fate of my diary and also the rest of my mood.

So…. I am still buckling and unbuckling the pen, flipping and un flipping the cover.. unsure of what I want to say, of what I want to be.

books · General

The DNFs and TBRs on my shelf

This is my shelf in the almirah where I keep all my hardback books.

I was sorting through them today and found some books that I gave up on halfway and those that I haven’t yet started reading.

The DNFs

And I’m never going to finish this one i think, simply because his complete work is too extensive
I gave up on this one because the prose is not for me. I’m also always unable to fathom these old classics.
Again these books that are prestigious awards worthy are too complex or too dark for my liking.
I had bought this book bcoz I was fascinated by the movie based on it and my expectation was to experience the same in writing but it did not turn out to be like that.

The TBRs

I bought these two books at a second hand sale and I still don’t feel like opening them yet.

These two books we uncovered recently when my father-in-law was cleaning his bookshelf and he handed them over to me.

This one I bought at Gratitude Cafe and I’m sort of waiting to read it and putting it off at the same time.

Any ideas which book I should pick first?

General · Interests · Weekend Fun

The Hogwarts Reunion

As Emma Watson said, “There’s something about Harry Potter that makes life richer.”

I loved that the episode started with the Alumni receiving their invitations at midnight. Would have been even lovely if they were delivered by owl!!

When Emma remarked it feels like a lot of time has passed and yet no time has passed simultaneously, Rupert quipped, “I have had kidney stones and a baby, so I know that time has passsed.”

Location: Gryffindor common room

Rupert also said that he feels that they have not earned a reunion yet but I differ on that. A series as special as Harry Potter deserves a reunion every now and then 🀩

It was interesting watch Director Chris Columbus film the first two movies with so much patience with the kids who were all just so excited to be a part of a Potter movie. It was fun to watch their audition tapes, so little that they were back then!!

Director Alfonso Cuaron shared a story that when filming The Prisoner of Azkaban, he had assigned them homework to write an essay describing their characters. While Emma in true Granger style submitted pages of homework, Rupert didn’t submit anything. When asked why, he slyly replied that he didn’t think Ron would have done it 😁

Rupert described how being Ron was all he knew in those years and he had even forgotten his own name. While Emma on the other hand said that Hermione makes sense to her because she IS that. Infact, her parents were worried how she would react if she lost the audition.

The trio in the Goblet of Fire

However, as fame caught up, loneliness started creeping up on Emma. The Order of the Pheonix director, David Yates, recounted that when he was signed on for the movie, the first thing he was told was that Emma was having second thoughts about returning. I’m glad that she chose to see it through, because I cannot imagine anyone else as Hermione Granger.

Tom Felton also said that it is incredible the way that Emma held herself as the guys always had each other and Emma was not only on her own but also the youngest.

Tom and Emma confessed to having a soft spot for each other and Emma revealed that she had had a crush on Tom ever since that day in workshop when he drew a girl with a backward cap on a skateboard as his version of what God looked like.

As Robbie Coltrane who plays Hagrid beautifully said that the legacy will continue. “I’ll not be here sadly, but Hagrid will, yes.”

Always ❣