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Music Monday: Draco Malfoy

Today we are taking a train to a school where all of us want to be right now, Hogwarts. We will be discussing a character that draws a mixed reaction for the Harry Potter fandom, needs some time on a psychologist’s couch, and is the ultimate daddy’s boy. Draco Malfoy, yes he did join the Dark Lord in the Half-Blood Prince and try to kill Dumbledore. But, depending on your reading, he did redeem himself during the Battle of Hogwarts.

Draco is a kind father to Scorpius in The Cursed Child (depending on whether or not you believe that is canon) and helps the golden trio to save Albus and Scorpius. For those who like fanfiction, he is an extremely supportive father/grandfather to Rose and Scorpius’ children. Plus, he is totally doing the rounds on book TikTok right now.

To the music. This playlist is composed of songs that are vapid, contradictory, slightly depressing, and shed light on someone who wrestles with his feelings.

 

The songs I want to highlight today are “Hey Jealousy” by the Gin Blossoms and “Super Rich Kids” by Frank Ocean. “Hey Jealousy” speaks to Draco being jealous of Harry from the moment he first set his eyes on him.  “Super Rich Kids” is the song that describes Draco who believes that wealth and his pureblood status got him everything.

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5 Long Books to Get You Through Long January

Does anyone else feel like January has been ongoing for approximately three years now? The holidays have passed, everyone is back to work and back to class, the light at the end of the January tunnel has never felt so far away. To help you through the remaining two weeks (three months in Jan time), we’ve compiled a list of lengthy books that you can lose yourself in this month. Before you know it, it’ll be February, and you’ll have serious bragging rights.

 

 

1. it by stephen King

 

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Stephen King’s spooky It is as long as it is creepy. Coming in at 1138 pages, it is one of his longest novels. The story takes place over twenty eight years which is equal to one single January. Plus, if you factor in all the time you’ll spend having nightmares from reading it, you’ll definitely make it to the end of the month.

 

2. Ulysses by james joyce

 

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James Joyce’s Ulysses is the ultimate way to get through the month. Instead of focusing on the January blues, lose yourself in Bloom’s instead! The infamous novel has a page count of 730 and with the time it’ll take to figure the story out, plus the time you’ll spend bragging about it after, spring will be hurtling towards you when you’re finished.

 

 

3. Lord of the rings by j.r.r. tolkien

 

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings (as one unit) rings in at 1178 pages. If you get through that too quickly, try teaching yourself elvish. Before you know it, you’ll be one language smarter and ready to woo your S.O. for Valentine’s Day.

Bonus: check out our ranking of LotR covers here.

 

4. les misérables by victor hugo

 

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Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables chronicles the misery of life in 1800s Paris in a hefty 1900 pages, making it the perfect length to see out the rest of the month. Compound this with the film adaption for the full experience. If you learn the musical’s songs, too, you could make it through January 2021, too!

 

 

5. Harry potter and the order of the phoenix by j.k. rowling

 

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The fifth installment of Rowling’s Harry Potter series spans 870 pages. To read the entire series from beginning to end, it would take the average reader around two months. So if you start now, you can be finished by January 24th, and fit in another long read before February.

Happy reading! Two weeks to go, folks. We can do this.

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