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    2008 Harvard Commencement Address (this one is real, I promise)

    haha, had to take a shot at jetstream23 there ;)

    JK Rowling delivered a very, very good speech at Harvard last week. Funny, inspiring, and pretty remarkable considering her commitment to public service.

    I like Rowling a lot. I actually have never read a Harry Potter book, but she single-handedly got hundreds of thousands of kids excited about reading in an age of ipods, cell phones, and Grand Theft Auto. You gotta respect that.

    Here's Part 1...

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L445BmUEXH4[/url]

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    Part 2...

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kh_tSiqL1U&feature=related[/url]

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    Part 3...

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqGotirF20w&feature=related[/url]

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    [QUOTE=pauliec;2590934]haha, had to take a shot at jetstream23 there ;)

    JK Rowling delivered a very, very good speech at Harvard last week. Funny, inspiring, and pretty remarkable considering her commitment to public service.

    I like Rowling a lot. I actually have never read a Harry Potter book, but she single-handedly got hundreds of thousands of kids excited about reading in an age of ipods, cell phones, and Grand Theft Auto. You gotta respect that.

    Here's Part 1...

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L445BmUEXH4[/url][/QUOTE]

    PaulieC, I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet, but I look forward to watching it. Also I wanted to say that as reader of Harry Potter I too am in awe of the way she was able to make my generation become so involved in a novel in a day of TV, Video games and the web. I still remember the day HP 7 came out had one of the most funniest moments of my life. After buying it I came home and checked most of my friends away messages and almost all of them were pretty much different variations of "reading harry potter, don't im me".

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    Wow, thank you for that. One of the best speeches I have ever heard in my life. This is the sort of thing I've been trying to absorb and take in. As I was told my first day of college almost a year ago, "The things you will learn most while at college occur outside the classroom". This is just another example of that.

    Have anymore inspirational/philosophical things I could read/watch. It was a pretty rough year for me, and I've been determined to try to be the best person I can, and any help I can get is much appreciated.

    And about the Harry Potter books. For the last 3 books, I distinctly remember completely devoting 2 days to the book for each. For example, my now ex and I would take everyday for multiple hours (high school love nonsense, yeah got it I was retarded), but the only days I would ever not talk to her would be those 2 days that I read Harry Potter.

    I really hope she writes a more mature novel, because she clearly has a lot of intelligence and amazing writing style.

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