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?
#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?
#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.
#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?
#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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