Tuesday, 28 June 2016

The Harry Potter Tag

The Harry Potter Blogging Tag

I loved Harry Potter as a teen, so when I saw this tag over at the Pretty Purple Polka Dots blog I had to give it a go!


#1. Favourite Harry Potter Book? 


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This was the first one I read, after seeing Chamber of Secrets at the cinema. My brother had the book out at the time from his school library, so I figured I'd give it a try. I loved it so much I went straight out that weekend and got the first two books.

#2. Least Favourite Harry Potter Book? 


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I still enjoyed it, but it was too long. It felt a bit like reading LotR and Tom Bombadil's random interlude all over again.

#3. Favourite Harry Potter Movie?


The Prisoner of Azkaban. The CGI werewolf sucked, but apart from that it lived up to my expectations.

#4. Least Favourite Harry Potter Movie?


The Chamber of Secrets. Again, I still liked it, but it's the weakest of the series in my opinion.

#5. Favourite Quote? 


It is our choices that show us what we truly are.
Image found via Google Images.


#6. Favourite Weasley?


Percy. He's terribly pompous, but I felt he was a more interesting character than most of them.

#7. Favourite Female Character? 


Hermione. She can be insufferable, but can't we all? :)

#8. Favourite Villain? 


Bellatrix Lestrange.

#9. Favourite Male Character? 


Hagrid is great.

#10. Favourite Professor?


Snape! I wouldn't want to actually be taught by him, but the teacher who hates their job is always something I like in fiction.

Alan Rickman as Severus Snape

#11. Least Favourite Character? 


This will be controversial but, Sirius Black. If I'd read the books as an adult I'd probably be more sympathetic to his character, but at 14 I just couldn't stand him.

#12. Is there a character you felt differently about in the movies?


James Potter. He came across a lot better in the movies.

#13. Is there a movie you preferred to the book?


No, it's always hard to prefer a movie if you have read the book first, I think.

#14. Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore?


Richard Harris, but they're both good.

#15.  Your top thing (person or event) that wasn’t in the movie that you wanted there the most? 


It's not like we even see it in the book, but I'd have loved to see more of Hermione's life outside of school / the Weasleys.

#16.  If you could remake any of the Harry Potter movies which would it be? 


Prisoner of Azkaban. Just because it's my favourite so I'd love to get my hands on it! :)

#17. Which house was your first gut feeling you’d be a part of?


Ravenclaw. Eccentrics with a love of learning - where do I sign up?

#18. Which house were you actually sorted into on Pottermore?


Pottermore Ravenclaw House

#19. Which class would be your favourite? 


Probably History of Magic, even with the interminable Binns at the helm.

#20. Which spell do you think would be most useful to learn? 


Reparo. I'd save a fortune if my (and Anthony's) clumsiness could be undone!

#21. Is there any aspect of the books you’d want to change?


That epilogue. :/

#22. Favourite Marauder?


Lupin, for sure. Not least because I probably spent a good few cumulative weeks of my teenage life reading Snupin fanfiction.

#23. If you could bring one character back to life, which would it be? 


Fred Weasley. :(

24. If you were on the Quidditch team, which position would you play?


Let's face it, I would never have been on the team - and would probably have done all I could to skive out of lessons too. At house matches my crowd would have been the ones sat at the back paying no attention and chattering about the latest gossip in 'Teen Witch' or something.

#25. Were you happy with the ending?


I liked the ending - but I actually tore the epilogue out of my copy of the book. It was understandable to have the close marauders era ties after school, they were mostly dead or in prison before they could drift apart, but the 'everyone stayed with their high school sweetheart and friendship group' trope always annoys me.


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20 comments:

  1. Read the first 3 books as my then 7 yr old was nuts about them? Got quite into the first one but my interest wained a bit. Enjoyed many of the films though apart from the scary one! I wish for son one day a wife who'd be a cross between Hermione and Luna. (or a husband like Harry if he turns out that way ;) Jo

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    1. Hehe, so with you on those future spouse options! ;) I really want to go on the Harry Potter tour - my daughter will be totally nonplussed, I expect, and I'll be like a big kid! x

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  2. Love this, I didn't know that there was a Harry Potter tag. I have read all the books and visited the Studio Tour three times so we are big fans in our house. #KCACOLS

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    1. Ah, I'm jealous now! I'm hoping to go some time next year :)

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  3. Great idea for a tag. I've read a few books and seen all the films but would probably have to have a massive potter binge to refresh my memory before doing this tag! #kcacols

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    1. You say that like it's a bad thing. ;) We rewatched all the movies recently and there were so many bits I'd forgotten about.

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  4. OMG I love this. My mac background is currently the quote "After all this time? Always". I love Harry Potter and loved reading this post. #KCACOLS

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    1. Love it! I think once a Potter fan, always a Potter fan. :)

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  5. Wow this is amazing. I really enjoyed reading your answers. I like Harry Potter too but I never read the books just the movies but my knowledge is not as good as yours, lol I loved doing the london walking tour and also visiting the studios was the best ever. I think even if you are not a fan the studios is a must to visit for anybody! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I'm looking forward to co-hosting with you next week! :-) xx

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    1. I've not been yet but I'm definitely planning to! I was so into it in my teens - if only my school knowledge had been as good as my Harry Potter trivia recall. ;)

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  6. I loved reading the books as they came out and I remember travelling in south america at the time of one of the publications and trawling the hostels and my traveller buddies to get my hands on one!

    mainy

    #KCACOLS

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    1. That's awesome! I remember going to queue at our local Asda for it - and then just wandering around glued to the book until it was finished. :D

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  7. This is great, I only recently 'discovered' Harry Potter as an adult as my son was reading it at school. I knew of it of course, but had never read it unil then. Now we're working on doing some HP crafts. I must show him your answers here! #KCACOLS

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    1. That sounds really fun! I've never looked up what craft tutorials and ideas are out there, but I think I'll have to. What better way to introduce / indoctrinate Marianna to it... :)

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  8. I have never seen a Harry Potter tag before. I absolutely loved the book series and have been recently thinking of reading them over again. I also may have dresses my red headed son up as Ron for Halloween this year #KCACOLS

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    1. Aw, that's so cute! For years my go to costume was a HP world witch, because I had to buy a robe for university - it only made sense to get some real use out of it. ;)

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  9. Amazing! I absolutely love the quote you chose. I may nab this and do it myself... I'll tag back of course :)

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  10. I would so be sitting there gossiping with you during those Quidditch games!

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