This is Day 2 of my fulfilling Short Story Long‘s 30 Day Harry Potter Challenge. Check out previous questions at the end of the post!
Day 6: Which house would you want to be in?
This is the most important question in the universe. For a long time, I thought I would be sorted into Ravenclaw. Being smart is my thing. But when I signed up for Pottermore, J.K. Rowling’s official Harry Potter website told me I belonged in Gryffindor–and thus began a mild existential crisis. I never really wanted to be in Gryffindor, because that’s where everyone wants to be, but…what if I was wrong? After all, I can’t argue with Queen Rowling herself!
The kicker came when my friend Lindsay gave me a Gryffindor Quidditch t-shirt for my 27th birthday (getting older but never growing up). I asked how she chose the house. She said she was debating between Ravenclaw and Gryffindor, but while I value my intelligence, she thinks I have a stronger desire to be brave. And she was totally right. So. That’s the extremely long answer as to why I, a Ravenclaw, would definitely be sorted into Gryffindor (like Hermione and Remus Lupin). Continue reading