March 19, 2010
For my last entry for the Author Appreciation Week, it's only suitable that I write for the two authors I feel made a huge impact in my life. These are J.K. Rowling and Cassandra Clare.
There is little that I can say that I guess that haven't been written or told of about Joanne Rowling or famously known as J.K. Rowling. Just like the countless readers in the world I greatly appreciated her work, Harry Potter.
I guess it added that I was really a teenager the time the books came out. I was more or less at the same age of the protagonists when I was reading it. I identified with the characters and found a lot of truths and wisdom in the story. I was amazed at how a book meant for children or young adults could contain so much of those. It would be a pity if those with age will not learn them.
I experienced a lot of happiness, pain and everything else in between while reading Harry Potter. I was both inspired and motivated in the experience. And Harry's world is one of the worlds I'd gladly trade this reality with.
No matter what they throw at J.K. Rowling, she will always be the author that penned one of the best fictional stories for children and adults alike.
I though it ended with Harry Potter, I never thought I could madly fall in-love with a series such as The Mortal Instrument by Cassandra Clare.
Looking back on how I got my hands on the first book, City of Bones, it's just like those rare moments where you don't know why but you felt the pull to read the book. And after reading it you know you will never be the same again.
I completed reading the series in under three days, just days before the new year (2010). Weird as it may sound, I welcomed the year, happy and renewed in a way because of the experience when I read the book. Maybe I was just so happy to feel the feeling again, of falling in love with a story.
Thank you, Cassie. Thank you for sharing your gift of storytelling to the world. We will always be grateful for having now the world of shadowhunters and the characters you have created.
AAW #7: J.K. Rowling and Cassandra Clare
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