So I read recently on Cartridge Save that Harry Potter is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year. Make sure you check out the article here. I know right, rewind…the Harry Potter franchise is 20 years old! Now I know what those adults mean when they say time literally flies by.
Whenever anyone asks what my favourite book is or what my childhood novel was, it always is and will be Harry Potter. For me, this was the first moment where I completely got lost in books. I read those books so quickly that I managed to read the meatiest one, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in just a week (I managed to read it all whilst on my hols). So I think it’s pretty much had a big influence on me, especially during my childhood.
I thought I’d do a little wizardry Q&A to tell you guys what Harry Potter means to me.
What’s Your Favourite Book Out Of The Series?
It has to be Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire. For me, this was where Harry really got his moment to shine. He never really lost that timidness in him, but from this point, he definitely got stronger and the games definitely made him into the fighter he needed to be for the final book.
Which Character Did You Love The Most?
I think some might assume Hermione but I actually loved Ron. Ron Weasley is pretty much the boy version of me. I can relate to his goofiness and his absolute lack of magic skills (because I know I’d be exactly the same if Hogwarts existed). But most of all, his determination and complete loyalty to his friends and to Hermione, made me fall in love with him. And I mean Rupert Grint is a gorgeous man so…
A Death You Wish Hadn’t Happened?
I definitely got upset when Harry’s only living relative (well to Harry, he was a relative) was his godfather Sirius Black. I hated J.K Rowling for killing off such a great character for Harry as he didn’t get much of a chance to get to know him. Poor boy has been through so much already and then his godfather ends up being totally wiped out by this mysterious Veil – not impressed Rowling, not impressed. Jus’ kidding! Not.
The Best Fist Pump Moment?
I mean there’s been many throughout the entire series. Hermione’s full-on punch in Malfoy’s face was a good one and so was the moment that Ron and Hermione finally got it on. However, I think the best was when Molly Weasley said ‘Not my daughter you bitch‘ and proceeded to blow up Bellatrix Lestrange into a million pieces during the final battle. GO MUMMY!
The One Sweet You Wanted Off The Trolley Witch?
Without a doubt, it had to be Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans. They just sounded so good! Literally the tastiest flavours to the grim, vomit-inducing ones. They actually exist in reality so I mean I could try them out someday if I wanted to.
What Would Your Patronus Be?
So I actually tried out Pottermore which is basically the digital heart of the wizarding world and mine came out as a Black and White Cat. I think I identify more with Penguins but hey I’ll trust what the computer told me…
What House Would The Sorting Hat Put You Under?
I definitely would want to go to Gryffindor because I mean who wouldn’t?! However, if it was the decision of the sneaky Sorting Hat, I would think it would put me in Hufflepuff. There go my chances of being a hero.
Who Would Be Your Favourite Teacher?
I actually think I’d love Severus Snape because, under all that darkness and cold sarcastic front, there was a caring and compassionate person inside. I also loved Alan Rickman and for me, he made Snape into the perfect character. He was everything I expected from the one I imagined whilst reading the books.
Most Memorable Quote?
I mean who can’t love Hermoine’s quote in the first book…
‘Now if you two don’t mind, I’m going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed or worse, expelled.’
It’s just the delivery of these lines by Emma Watson that makes this quote my favourite and probably one of the most memorable from all the quotes in the series.
One Thing You Hope For The Characters In The Future
Now, fortunately, J.K Rowling has blessed us all with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child so thankfully we sort of know what happens to everyone in the future. I think for me though, I would love Harry to actually discover a family member he never knew he had.
What would be your answers to these questions? Let me know in the comments below!
*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post although all words are my own.