Happee Birthday Harry

HP cake

The onslaught of Harry Potter posts today after my Harry Potter weekend informed me that it is the 20th anniversary of the release of HP and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I am not sure how I managed to miss these books until I was in college, but they’ve been around since 1997. I was 14 then and I’m only a little upset that I didn’t have these books in high school because I needed as much magic as I could get to survive that period of time. But I digress…

To know me is to know that I absolutely love Harry Potter. I re-read the books about once a year, and one of the Christmas requests that I’m most proud of is that I held out until all the movies were done to ask for the box set. The only thing I have asked for this year is to go to Harry Potter World at Universal Orlando, where I plan to buy everything.


There was a MySpace era survey going around Facebook and I thought it would be fun to go through and give my answers.

1. Favorite Character? This one is a three way tie between Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, and Molly Weasley
2. Character you relate to the most, or are the most like? Another tie: Minerva McGonagall and Molly Weasley
3. Hogwarts House? Gryffindor (I’m sorted here on Pottermore and my patronus is a Newfoundland)
4. Hogwarts House you thought you were in when you were younger: Ravenclaw
5. Favorite Hogwarts Teacher: McGonagall
6. Favorite Common Room: Gryffindor
7. Least favorite character/ character you hate: Lucius Malfoy
8. Favorite movie Harry (which year?): Deathly Hallows Pt2
9. Favorite movie Ron: Half-Blood Prince
10. Favorite movie Hermione: Prisoner of Azkaban
11. Underappreciated character? Dobby the House Elf (in the movies)
12. Overappreciated character? I don’t think there is one. 
13. Favorite place explored in the books? The Forbidden Forest
14. Where do you wish they explored more in the books? The other houses’ common rooms and spaces.
15. Which cast member is the most like their character? Maggie Smith
16. Would you have brought cat, owl, or a toad? A cat (also, how come Ron gets to bring a rat? That is clearly not on the list.)
17. Favorite film? Half-Blood Prince
18. Least favorite film? Chamber of Secrets
19. Favorite book? Deathly Hallows
20. Least favorite book? Chamber of Secrets

I’m off to finish up the Lunar Chronicles and some Rainbow Rowell novels. Mischief managed. 🙂