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Answer for question 4308.

If you enjoy the Harry Potter book series, which book/year is your favorite and why? What are your favorite parts in that particular book? How do you think the movies compared to the books?
A resounding "yes," here. I loved, and love, the Harry Potter books. Sure, they have their faults, but overall, they are a rollicking good time, and I can tell you exactly where I was when certain characters died. I know exactly when and where I read book six, and I waited for book seven to come in the post like the most excited child ever on Christmas morning. (I ran to meet the postman, and he just smiled and handed it over - I wonder how many he'd delivered that day...)

I bonded with my sister over these books, and frankly that hardly ever happens. We speculated about "RAB" and how the series would end and even though I told my sister I'd call her when I finished, she called me only a day after the seventh book came out to see what I thought. Being a far slower reader than my sister, I merely reminded her of our deal and hung up. When I finished that book five days later (reading every moment I could and once for nearly twenty-four hours straight - seriously, sis, I read SLOWLY. You know this!), I called her to hash it out. We'd never discussed a book before in our lives and haven't since.

Every year at Dragon Con, I go to the Yule Ball and rock out with my fellow Hogwart's students, and I can never not smile when I hear Journey's "Don't Stop Believing," as it reminds me of my first Yule Ball.

Oh, and I'm a Ravenclaw through and through. And I know enough not to give someone any HP gift without knowing their house - which I can usually predict pretty well. ;)

So, yeah, Harry Potter improves my quality of life.

My favorite book is Prisoner of Azkaban, or year three. Why? Because Sirius Black and Remus Lupin. That's really all that needs to be said, but add in the moral ambiguity of that book and the not knowing who is on which side and I'm sold.

The movies did well, but as is almost always the case, the books are better.

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lolmac
Apr. 4th, 2015 02:42 am (UTC)
I had the lovely experience recently of sitting with a table of other fans, discussing what house we belonged to. Missy is a Hufflepuff, btw.

I ended up explaining that I probably should have been Ravenclaw, but I had a little too much of the stupid heroic streak, and I wound up in Gryffindor. I like to think that I keep sneaking out of Gryffindor and hanging with all my Ravenclaw friends, though, because they're a lot more fun to talk to.
jackwabbit
Apr. 5th, 2015 08:36 am (UTC)
Aren't fan conversations great? :)

I had much angst over choosing my house, as you likely know.

I also had a serious misguided heroic streak as a kid (sorted at eleven, you know), and would have fit in nicely with the Lions. I once was told to sit somewhere until the parents of a kid I got into a fight with at the park came to get me, and I did. I wouldn't run away from wrath. I said I would stay put, so I did, despite the fact that I could have run away at any time and no one would have been the wiser, as I was on the other side of town, so to speak. Funny end to that story. The parents did show up, and were so impressed I hadn't run away that I didn't get in trouble. ;)

But I also was evil, so Slytherin would have worked, too

As a child, I was always the dumbest kid in the smart kid classes, but that's not exactly why I chose Ravenclaw. It was the "this is the weirdo house" thing. And the fact that I did math to determine my house. *grin*

Also the fact that sometimes I intentionally got caught lying as a kid in order to keep up the pretense that I was a bad liar and sometimes got in trouble on purpose doing things that weren't so bad so that when I did something truly wicked, I got away with it. Even snakes don't think that way. *sly grin*

And badgers? Never even blipped my radar. Sorry, Missy and Taj and Beck, who likes to pretend she's a Ravenclaw. ;)
jackwabbit
Apr. 5th, 2015 08:37 am (UTC)
Also, there's only one character whose patronus is a wabbit. ;)
kdsorceress
Apr. 4th, 2015 03:05 am (UTC)
I had to set book 7 down in the middle to basically pray that it would all turn out alright. It was an awesome reading experience.

Now I'm very curious if your pick for my house is the same as my pick for my house.

Have you ever read Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality? It can be a little heavy-handed at times, but the plot is pretty solid, and the first ten or so chapters are "roll on the floor laughing" inducing.

Yay Harry Potter. I was always very pleased with the fact that Harry and I turned eighteen together --I know, I know, according to Timelines, he's like twelve years older than I am, but the last book came out a month or so before my eighteenth birthday, and that was splendid.

~Sor
jackwabbit
Apr. 5th, 2015 11:12 am (UTC)
Oh, yes. Book seven was magnificent. Minus the epilogue, which wasn't really my cuppa.

As for your house, oh man. You're a tough one. Hm...Gryffindor for the courage to be yourself? Hufflepuff for anything goes? Ravenclaw for being the odd one out, so to speak? Or Slytherin for not giving any fucks?

Oh, man...hm...I recently got two my techs right, but I have a lot more data points on which to base my choice. For you, it's challenging...

But I must choose, so choose I will: Slytherin.

I haven't read that book. Perhaps I'll check it out. Though my reading skill are...well, SLLLLOOOOOOWWWW.

And that birthday thing is fantastic, youngling!
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