Summer Vacation!

Time certainly flies when you’re having fun – or when you’re just really busy! Somehow the last month has gotten away from me and I can’t believe it’s already May! But I can’t complain: the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and I’m excited about the summer months.

Over the past few weeks it has been very hectic, and I have realized that this summer will be even busier. Lots of changes are coming up for me, including a big move (boxes upon boxes of books!) and I’ve had to sit down and consider how I’m going to manage everything. After witnessing the realities of the past month, I have slowly come to the realization that I will probably not be able to keep up with posts this summer.

So I’ve made the decision: I’m taking a summer vacation! I will not be making any posts on thelibrarylife until this fall. Of course, I will probably find time to read more books, so definitely keep an eye on my Goodreads page. You can check out what books I’m reading, and if I get a chance to post a one or two sentence review it will show up there.

I am very excited about this summer and everything that will be happening. I hope that everyone has a very lovely summer, enjoys the sunshine, and reads lots of good books. Happy reading! :)

Writing Playlist: Sorrow

Last week I created a writing playlist and I posted a few songs that always inspire me to sit down and write! This was a really cool project, and after one week I’m still listening to this playlist almost non-stop. I’ve had a lot of fun writing the past few days, and it makes me really happy that something as simple as a playlist has made me excited about writing again. Because I’m still in love with my playlist, I wanted to share a few more songs that have been the highlight of my writing over the past week. These are songs that I absolutely love listening to when I’m writing a particularly heavy or emotional scene.


A Window to the Past | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I have been in love with this song ever since hearing it in the movie. I absolutely love the opening and how it has this haunted feeling, yet is incredibly pretty. It’s so simple, and I find this is a perfect song for those lonely, sad scenes.

Composer: John Williams
Video: Jediking12


On Another’s Sorrow | A Little Princess

I often listen to the soundtrack for A Little Princess when I’m writing as I love every song, but this is definitely one of my favourites. To be honest, I don’t even listen to the lyrics that are in the song. I just love the sound of the voice and the overall feel of the music.

Composer: Patrick Doyle
Video: xosoundtrackloverxo


Harry & Hermione | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

This is another song that I have loved since I first listened to the HP soundtracks. I think part of why I love it is because of what the song represents in the movies and from the books. Harry and Hermione are simply friends, and I love that this song is about two friends comforting each other in a moment of sadness. This song to me is as much about friendship as it is about sorrow, a simplicity that elevates the beauty of the song.

Composer: Nicholas Hooper
Video: DeadlyKarouli


These are my favourite songs to listen to when I’m writing those hard emotional scenes. They have the perfect balance of beauty and sorrow. What are your favourite sad or emotional songs to write to? Let me know in the comments!