Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I LOVE JK Rowling

Everyone who knows me knows that I'm a total nerd who loves JK Rowling and Harry Potter. I think she's brilliant and I love her Harry Potter books which on the outside seem like children's books, but then have very adult themes. I've read each one at least 5-7 times and I think she is the only celebrity that I'd stand in line to see or stand in line for tickets to see. Well, maybe Christian Bale too, but I think that's a whole different story.

I just saw this video of her doing a commencement speech at Harvard last year, and wanted to share. My favorite part is where she says, "Your qualifications, your CV, are not your life, though you will meet many people of my age and older who confuse the two." Because recently, I think I have been confusing the two and I totally used to make fun of the people who did and now I'm one of them! I guess it's something that I'm going to have to work on. Anyway, I just think that this is a pretty inspirational speech and if you have the time, you should check it out. And I realize that most people do not have 21 minutes to spare to watch the whole video, so you can also just read it here. That's just how cool I think she is!

J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement from Harvard Magazine on Vimeo.


Amber said...

Is it bad that I don't even know what CV is?

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Susie said...

I didn't realize you were such a Christian Bale fan . . . please tell me you love the movie Newsies as much as I do! And if you do . . . Crutchy graduated from Marshall in 2009!

JORSE said...

i love conan's harvard speech

chrrrrrs said...

Yes, I followed Christian Bales once in an office. Then I tried to peek in while he was having a meeting. Not my proudest moment....and it was because he was Laurie in Little Women, not Newsies! I couldn't get through that movie! :)

And Coco - I love, thanks for sharing!! Although, I think that for both him and JK, it's a lot easier to talk about failure when you're so successful that you've been invited to speak at a college graduation.