The Harry Potter Tag

I found it fitting today to complete this tag. Thanks to Summer for tagging me for this post. Happy 35th birthday, Harry, and happy 50th birthday to the queen, Jo.


1. Favorite book?
My favorite book has been Prisoner of Azkaban for the longest time. Three is a lucky number for me so I find it a coincidence that the third book in the series is my favorite. I enjoyed all the backstory in book 3 regarding Harry’s family. I also thought we experienced more of Hogwarts and castle activities thanks to Hermione and the Time-Turner.

2. Favorite movie?
The fourth movie was my favorite, Goblet of Fire. The other schools and the tri-wizard tournament filled up most of the action which was entertaining, also David Tennant *swoon*.

3. Least favorite book?
The last one because I never wanted it to end.

4. Parts of the books/movies that make you cry?
When I read the books certain character deaths had me shedding tears and the same happened during the movies. The scene at the end of book 6, Half-Blood Prince, was one in particular that sticks out.

5. Favorite character?
Hedwig followed closely by Hogwarts. Hedwig, pure and innocent, was with Harry from the beginning to end. She was more than a pet. Hogwarts I felt was truly a character in the book/movie. So much action happened there, and like Harry I looked forward to the return to Hogwarts each year.

6. What would your Patronus be?
I took a few quizzes online to figure this out. The first one said an otter because I’m brainy and adventurous. The next said a dolphin because I am fun and like to help others. I’m not too sure which is more me.

7. If you could have the Resurrection Stone, the Invisibility Cloak, or the Elder Wand, which one would you choose?
The Invisibility Cloak, obvi.

8. What House would you be in?
I would probably end up in Ravenclaw.

9. If you could meet any member of the cast, who would it be?
I would want to meet the trio. It’s too difficult to pick only one member.

10. If you were on the quidditch team, what position would you play?
If I had to be on the team I guess a Chaser, otherwise I’d want to be the announcer like Lee Jordan.

11. Were you happy with the ending?
It is what it is. It was bittersweet.

12. How much does Harry Potter mean to you?
Harry Potter changed my world. I had never before been so immersed in a fictional world like what Rowling created. Simply put–it’s magical.

I tag any potterhead that wants to join.

The Harry Potter Tag

Throwback, Awaiting August

A state fair staple, funnel cake.

August means the last full month of summer and two full weeks of state fair celebration. Ever since we moved to Missouri, my family and I would attend the state fair each year building a tradition. About a decade ago when my sister graduated from high school (geez, I feel old now) the tradition faded into a rare appearance at the fair.

I’m travelling home for a few weeks next month and would love to fit in a visit to the fair. Besides the must haves of funnel cake, corn dogs, and weird things deep fried, I like visiting the state fair to reminisce the good old days.

Throwback, Awaiting August

Reading A to Z, progress

I started out my year reading books alphabetically and alternating an author and title to fulfill each letter. That lasted 4 books in. Now I’m reading whatever I want and hoping it fits into the alphabet choices I have left. By the end of the year I imagine I’ll have to go back to reading books that fulfill the remaining letters I need. So far here is where I stand:

12 out of 26 Authors and 13 out of 26 Titles (with 3 bonus books).


How is your reading challenge coming along?
Reading A to Z, progress

Through The Wringer

When emotions are running high and you react by overreacting, how do you process what really happened? All I would really like to do is pretend it never happened, ignore the random flashes of the memories in my head and what I perceived. But how do you move on from that something without analyzing the situation?

Right now I feel like my thoughts and feelings have been through the wash. Maybe after a night of sleep I can get a better grasp on how I think and feel. It has been a definite case of the Mondays today.

Hope everyone else had an easier more relaxed day. Until tomorrow.

Through The Wringer

Where in the World: Pennsylvania

I am currently reading Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard which takes place in the fictional Rosewood, Pennsylvania. Loosely based on a suburb of Philadelphia, Rosewood is a small town full of wealthy families with a large web of lies spread between most of the citizens. The story is full of mystery and intrigue.

I haven’t had the chance to spend much time in Pennsylvania but it’s on my list of places to go. This location is a lot closer to me (a mere 2 hours) and I would love to explore Philadelphia along with many other places in this state.


where in the world has your reading taken you?
Where in the World: Pennsylvania