Harry Potter Moment of the Week: September 28th

This weekly meme was created by Uncorked Thoughts and is now hosted by Lunar Rainbows.

 

The topic this week is: Would you rather get a disapproving glare from McGonagall or Dumbledore? 

 


You know, my first instinct was the say “Dumbledore!” because I would hate to disappoint or annoy Professor McGonagall, but…I wonder if Dumbledore’s glare would actually be worse.

He didn’t strike me as the type of character to glare at people very often, so I think it might be more shocking and possibly even a little scarier than Minerva’s glare (I’m sure she glares at people daily).

So I’m going to actually say McGonagall. It might make me feel awful, but I can’t shake the feeling that Dumbledore glaring at me would terrify me.


Who would you rather have glare at you?

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Harry Potter Moment of the Week: September 14th

This weekly meme was created by Uncorked Thoughts and is now hosted by Lunar Rainbows.

 

The topic this week is: Favorite quote from Half Blood Prince?

 


I hate trying to choose just one favorite quote from any book, but it’s even more difficult with the Harry Potter books. I excluded amusing exchanges and statements from this (like when McGonagall asked why it was always the trio there when something bad happened), because there are always a few of those. I decided to go with something that stood totally on its own, without context from the story.

I couldn’t choose between these two as my favorite, and I’m not even sure they would still be my favorites if I re-read the book again, but they’ve stuck out to me for a long time, so…

“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”

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“Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.”

 

I just really like both of these (and so many more oh my gosh), and I think they’ve resonated with me since the first time I read them.


Do you have a favorite quote from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince?

Harry Potter Moment of the Week: September 7th

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The topic this week is: Which character confused you the most through the series?


I’m not sure any character really confused me, at least not throughout the entire series. But, Dumbledore definitely frustrated me a lot with his secrecy. I feel like it wasn’t necessary, or at least not to the extremes he took it, and so much would have been easier for everyone if he’d been just a tiny bit more open with his plans, ideas, history, etc.

So, it wasn’t really him, or his presence, that confused me, it was his actions/choices. Everything worked out in the end, and maybe even in the best possible way, but I wonder a lot about what things would have been like if Dumbledore hadn’t been so secretive and manipulative.

Does that make sense?


Were there any characters that confused you?

Harry Potter Moment of the Week: August 31st

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This weekly meme was created by Uncorked Thoughts and is now hosted by Lunar Rainbows.

The topic this week is: Rename the books from  Neville’s point of view


I’m really terrible at trying to do these things, but I’m giving this one a shot because I love Neville.

  • Neville Longbottom and the Quiet Gryffindor Bravery
  • Neville Longbottom and the Conniving Cornish Pixies
  • Neville Longbottom and the Password Blunder
  • Neville Longbottom and the Unforgivable Curses
  • Neville Longbottom and the Prophecy
  • Neville Longbottom and the O.W.L.s
  • Neville Longbottom and the Final Horcrux

Harry Potter Moment of the Week: August 24th

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This weekly meme was created by Uncorked Thoughts and is now hosted by Lunar Rainbows.

The topic this week is: Would you have joined the Slug Club?


I seriously doubt I would have been invited to join, but if I had been, I would have considered it. I think. I’m not sure if I actually would have joined, though, because it seems like a lot of pressure for the people who aren’t there because of family fame or something. What if Slughorn thinks he sees great potential in you, but then the pressure of trying to live up to expectations causes you to fail? I wouldn’t be able to stop worrying about that, so I think I would decline, but take the offer as a reassurance that I’m doing ok.

Harry Potter Moment of the Week: August 17th

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This weekly meme was created by Uncorked Thoughts and is now hosted by Lunar Rainbows.

The topic this week is: Favorite Hogwarts Founder. Or whichever one fascinates you the most.


I’m stepping out of my house (Ravenclaw) for this one and going with Helga Hufflepuff.

She wanted to let anyone into Hogwarts, regardless of their bloodline and (if I remember correctly) didn’t really worry about any specific traits for people in her house, with the exception of people willing to work hard. The Sorting Hat also describes ‘puffs as “just and loyal,” so I feel like she made her house (basically) the “safe” house. Not easy, but the house where you could feel safe because you could just be you, and others would have your back. Or something like that.

Anyway, I feel like Helga Hufflepuff didn’t get enough attention in the books, and I would love to read an in depth biography of all the founders, but I’m most curious about her.


Which one would you pick?

Top 5 Wednesday: August 16th

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T5W is a weekly meme created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey, now hosted by Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes. You can check out the goodreads group to learn more.

 

August 16th: Characters’ Fitness Routines You Want
— This can be interpreted a bunch of different ways! Fitness comes in many different packages. This can be about characters who are super fast, strong, agile, good at dancing, good at climbing, athletes, or foodies! Whatever it means to you. This is inspired by those routines you see in magazines for actors, but with more of an open mind and less body shaming 🙂

 

I really thought this would be an easy topic, but it turned out to be a bit of a challenge. I ended up going with 4 book characters, and one TV show character. In no particular order…


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George or Fred Weasley from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling– Why? Because I always wanted to be a Beater. I knew I’d suck as a Seeker, probably as a Keeper, and I don’t fancy being a Chaser (although it would be my second choice of positions if I got to try out for Quidditch). But being a Beater? Heck yeah!

 

 

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Inej Ghafa from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo– I have all the grace of a drunken hippo at this point, but I’d love to be able to move like Inej. (I actually used to be stealthy, and an agile, balance beam loving, climb ALL the things! kind of kid, but then I broke stuff and now I’m an old lady.) Plus, all the knives!

 

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Delilah Bard from the Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab– I’m not even sure what to say about this one because there’s several aspects to Lila and her physical abilities. Plus, again, knives! (Apparently I have a thing for characters with knives, idk.)

 

 

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Almost anyone from Camp Half Blood from the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan– Learning to fight, chariot races, capture the flag, and so much more! (I would die so fast probably.)

 

 

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Sookie St. James from Gilmore Girls– Does constant bustling around a busy professional kitchen, wielding cast iron skillets, whipping things by hand, etc. count for fitness? I love to cook and I would love to be on Sookie’s level. Plus, even though Michel will never admit it, she kicked his ass at arm wrestling.