Harry Potter Challenge – Days 11-15

Day 3 of my abbreviated Harry Potter 30 Day Challenge found on Short Story Long‘s blog.

Day 11: Which character would you say you are most like?

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I kind of covered this yesterday when I talked about how much I love Hermione Granger.  To keep things interesting, I’ll go with a different character, though Hermione remains my one and only.

I’m a lot like Remus Lupin, with his love of chocolate and books.  He doesn’t own much, and he can move in and out of a place pretty quickly.  He loves his friends but often feels like an outsider (though I am not, actually, a werewolf).  He’s a good teacher, and he cares about getting his students invested through fun.  Especially in The Shoebox Project, which apparently I will mention every day, I feel so much kinship with Remus, who only buys his friends books for holidays and sheepishly pretends he doesn’t care that they are immediately thrown to the side in favor of a more exciting gift.   Continue reading

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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?

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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