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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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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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