“Children’s and YA books are about being brave and kind, about learning wisdom and love, about that journey into and through maturity that we all keep starting, and starting again, no matter how old we get. I think that’s why so many adults read YA: we’re never done coming of age.”—Betsy Cornwell, interview in Uncommon YA (via betsycornwell)
People don’t appreciate enough that Hogwarts had a giant squid in the lake. Not another magical beast. Not even a normal squid with magical properties. They just had a straight up giant squid in the lake and everyone was cool about it.
when i’m working out i’m not really thinking about being thin or more attractive… it’s more like… maybe one day I can be strong enough to chop down trees with my bare hands and build a cottage and defend it from bears and capitalists