Happy ThursTAG Bibliofriends,
All the September ‘back-to-school-ness’ always has me thinking about Harry Potter and Hogwarts so when I saw this book tag on Lou’s Book Stuff I was just itching to have a go myself! I have no idea who created this Tag and I’m sure there’s so many versions of HP tags out there as well but thanks to the creator!
I love this series so much! I’ve lost count of how many different editions I have of each book and if I ever had a time turner I’d be using it for constant rereads!
What house are you in?
Definite Ravenclaw – every single sorting activity I have ever done (through all those Pottermore variations…) have been Ravenclaw!
What is your Patronus?
My patronus is a nebulung cat, which I find so surprising because *whispers* I don’t actually like cats…
Although reading my patronus description actually makes things make sense as in my day-to-day life I am a teacher!
A nebelung cat patronus appears for witches and wizards of amazing souls. They are very friendly and are high achievers. These witches and wizards always strive to be better than they were yesterday and challenge others to do the same. For them you can never stop learning, helping, teaching, or seeing new things. They are loyal and hard working individuals.
What is your wand?
Cypress wood with a phoenix feather core, 10 ¾” and hard flexibility
Rarest core type, one of the least popular woods and a hard flexibility… 😂 Yep, sounds about right! 🙈
What would your Boggart be?
I have no idea what my boggart would be – it would probably change each and every day from spiders, to loneliness, to Pennywise… who knows what the hell could be coming out of that wardrobe! 😂
What position would you play in Quidditch?
Can I be the referee or a commentator? I’m really not very athletic so there’s no way I’m catching that snitch, whacking a bludger or throwing a quaffle through a small hoop whilst clinging onto a broomstick for dear life!
Would you be a pure-blood, half-blood, or muggle born?
My family is so different so it’d probably be half-blood.
What job would you like to have after leaving Hogwarts?
Professor… at Hogwarts! If I ever succeed in running through that brick wall at Kings Cross and actually making it to Hogwarts don’t think for a second I’m leaving!
Which of the Deathly Hallows would you choose?
Invisibility Cloak so I could hide away all day reading somewhere without being disturbed. The wand would just be too scary as people would constantly try to take it from you and the idea of the resurrection stone completely freaks me out (another one to add to the boggart list!).
The Half Blood Prince – It feels like the deep breath before the plunge and the way that last part ends felt like the biggest cliffhanger of the whole series. I really liked the character development of the Half Blood Prince himself as well! 😉
Least favourite book?
Probably Goblet of Fire – it just feels like a middle ground place where we’re on the cusp of waiting for the inevitable and it took many, many pages to get there…
Either Philosopher’s Stone (magical introduction and wonder) or Deathly Hallows Part 2 (heartstopping conclusion to everything!).
Least favourite film?
Again probably the first two for the same reasons as the books.
It has to be Snape – hero / anti-hero / morally grey?
His character arc is so wide and complex that he’s definitely one of my favourite literary characters of all time.
Least favourite/most hated character?
Percy Weasley – I just find him incredibly annoying.
I really liked Lupin’s teaching style – it’s one of the few times we actually saw them having fun whilst learning.
Least favourite teacher at Hogwarts?
I don’t think I could cope with having Professor Trelawney as teacher.
Do you have any unpopular opinions about the series?
I loved Chamber of Secrets and many people seem to hate it so perhaps that’s my unpopular opinion…
Oh… and BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL POTTERMORE! I never made it to the end! 😭🙈
I had so much fun reliving some of my favourite (and least favourite!) Potter moments with this book tag! Consider yourself ‘tagged’ if you’re a fellow Potterhead! I’d love to read your answers!
As always, feel free to drop me a comment to chat!