can we just take a moment to imagine little cute nine-year-old hermione reading matilda
and peering into this book about a smart, bookish girl who could move things with her mind
and then can you imagine her concentrating very hard on the books on the bookshelf and slowly, slowly, getting them to move
The moment when Harry takes Draco's wand
- J. K. Rowling: I said to Arthur, my American editor - we had an interesting conversation during the editing of seven - the moment when Harry takes Draco's wand, Arthur said, God, that's the moment when the ownership of the Elder wand is actually transferred? And I said, that's right. He said, shouldn't that be a bit more dramatic? And I said, no, not at all, the reverse. I said to Arthur, I think it really puts the elaborate, grandiose plans of Dumbledore and Voldemort in their place. That actually the history of the wizarding world hinged on two teenage boys wrestling with each other. They weren't even using magic. It became an ugly little corner tussle for the possession of wands. And I really liked that - that very human moment, as opposed to these two wizards who were twitching strings and manipulating and implanting information and husbanding information and guarding information, you know? Ultimately it just came down to that, a little scuffle and fistfight in the corner and pulling a wand away.
- Melissa Anelli: It says a lot about the world at large, I think, about conflict in the world, it's these little things -
- J. K. Rowing: And the difference one individual can make. Always, the difference one individual can make.
- <3 That moment when a friend reblogs something from your book....<3
This was not a woman who cared about what anyone thought of her look. She cared about who she was as a person and how she taught and guided her children. I never saw my mother fuss in front of a mirror or over her wardrobe too much. If anything, I learned that fashion is fun and girly and we like it but it’s only a sixth of what my mom thinks is being a woman.
There’s no outfit in the world that will be more head-turning than a woman who walks into a room with great energy. Kate Hudson on her mother, Goldie Hawn via Style.com *Dressed (via glamour)