Unfortunately I only found out about Harry Potter Month yesterday, so I’m really late to the party, but I’m going to try to join in a little anyway.
Today I thought I’d introduce myself to HP Month by sharing some of my personal Harry Potter statistics, fun facts and favourite things about the series. Feel free to share your own answers in the comments or in your own blog posts.
My Personal Stats
Age when I discovered the books: 11. I read the last book when I was 18, so I really feel like I grew up with Harry and his friends.
HP characters I share a birthday with: I was born on July 30th, so I share my birthday with Neville Longbottom! It’s also the day before Harry Potter and JKR’s birthdays.
HP characters I most identify with: Harry, Remus.
HP related books owned: The main series, plus Quidditch Through the Ages, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter and Harry Potter Film Wizardry.
HP films owned: all
Other HP merchandise: Buckbeak toy, marauder’s map, Gryffindor T shirt, Hogwarts crest T shirt, order of the phoenix keyring, Wizarding World of HP postcard, chocolate frog box and card, butterbeer cups, lumos/nox lightswitch stickers.
HP events/locations visited: Deathly Hallows midnight release, Warner Bros. Studio Tour.
Favourite books: The Prisoner of Azkaban and The Deathly Hallows.
Favourite movies: The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, The Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2.
Favourite characters (besides the golden trio): Remus Lupin, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Molly Weasley, Fred and George, Sirius Black, Mad-eye Moody, Luna Lovegood.
Favourite ships: Remus/Tonks, Ron/Hermione.
Favourite Hogwarts houses: Gryffindor and Ravenclaw.
Favourite subject: Care of Magical Creatures
Favourite spells: Aguamenti, confundo, expecto patronum, incendio, lumos.
Favourite potion: Felix felicis
Favourite HP animals: Hedwig, Fawkes, Buckbeak.
Favourite HP cast members: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, John Cleese.
Least favourite characters: Peter Pettigrew, Bellatrix Lestrange, Horace Slughorn, Barty Crouch Jnr, Lavender Brown, Gilderoy Lockheart.
Least favourite scenes: the main deaths, when Ron walks out in The Deathly Hallows, when Lupin and Harry fall out and Harry calls him a coward, when Draco gets Hagrid in trouble, when there are negative things published in the Daily Prophet about Dumbledore.
Least favourite creatures: inferi and acromantula.
Least favourite things about the movies: when they showed who created the dark mark at the Quidditch World cup and omitted Winky the house-elf, when they failed to explain who created the marauder’s map and what animagi are, when they left out Peeves and Nick’s Deathday Party, when they missed out S.P.E.W, the lack of screentime that Remus/Tonks got.
My Pottermore username: BludgerMarauder143
Total housepoints: 42
Badges: 1 (Discoverer)
Chapter I’m currently on: De-gnoming the garden (Chamber of Secrets)
My HP blog posts: I’ve blogged about HP many times, you can find all my posts here. Here are some of my favourites:
Favourite HP memes and gifs: Find them all here, on my Pinterest board.