Harry Potter Challenge – Days 16-20

Day 16: Expecto patronum! What form does you patronus take and why?

Wolf Patronus

I took the Patronus quiz on Zimbio and they said my patronus is a wolf!

I’m not sure I would have chosen that on my own–the quiz assumes I’m far more of an assertive leader than I really am.  However, those ARE qualities I am trying to develop in myself (much like I think I earn my spot in Gryffindor by wanting to be brave more than I actually am).  So I’ll take the wolf!

The more I think about this, the better it is.  Imagine a swarm of dementors attacking, shouting “Expecto Patronum!” and a silvery wolf appears, leaping at them and snarling to keep them away.  I can’t imagine a better patronus.

If I hadn’t taken the quiz, I might have said a cat.  Not so much to fight dementors, but just like, for a peaceful companion.  But I already have a cat companion, so I guess a wolf patronus would balance things out.  One for fighting, one for resting.   Continue reading

Harry Potter Challenge – Days 1-5

Short Story Long did a 30 Day Harry Potter Challenge in August, and I couldn’t resist indulging my inner fangirl and doing it myself.

Day 1: Your favorite book?


If I had to read a book out of context, I would choose Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban every time.  It’s a great mystery novel on its own, but it also gives us fascinating details about Harry’s parents.  The Marauders have a special place in my heart, and our first glimpses of Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs absolutely enthralled me.  In Azkaban we have the introduction to Hogsmeade, the Shrieking Shack, dementors, Lupin, and Sirius!  So many iconic people and places in the midst of a really awesome mystery that is not only interesting, but is personally relevant to our main character (and therefore, to us).

Runners up are Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Voldemort’s backstory!  Dumbledore and Harry’s relationship as they *sob* journey to find the locket) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (it’s the end of everything – all the emotions!)   Continue reading