taketimetoshine: (Pink Flowers)
I have to admit, my gut reaction here would be Harry Potter. I would love to be a Witch and attend Hogwarts - although preferably in a time of peace. I'd rather have not been a student when Harry was there... think how interrupted my education would have been.

Imagine walking down Diagon Alley and buying school supplies. Catching the Hogwarts Express. Being sorted (preferably into Gryffindor, thank you). Meals in the Great Hall. Playing Quidditch. Learning Transfiguration, Defence Against Dark Arts, Charms, Potions, Astronomy, History Of Magic, Herbology, Arithmancy, Diviniation... The Forbidden Forest. Hogsmeade.

I think it would just be wonderful!
taketimetoshine: (Have The Answer)
Hermione Granger, from the Harry Potter series.

It's almost cliche to say it but she reminded me a lot of me - plain looking, intelligent, hard-working, studious, bookish... I loved seeing a character with her conscience and compassion, her responsibility and her steadfast devotion to the rules. She was determined and focused and so strong, despite her insecurity and fear of failure. Yet, despite her confidence and her abilities, she was never arrogant and would always help her friends.

I would love to be as brave as her - even when she was scared and panicking she was still able to find the reserves to carry on, to win.

I could carry on for hours as to why I love Hermione, why I think she's an incredible female character and role model but I won't!
taketimetoshine: (Winter Warmth)
Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban.

I'd love to be able to say it was some great work of literature, that it's Pride & Prejudice or Great Expectations or Romeo & Juliet.

But I would be lying, because it's not. It's everyone's favourite boy wizard, Harry Potter.

Whenever I feel low, I've had a bad day, I pick up my very battered, very well loved copy of Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban from the bookshelf and curl up with a mug of coffee and some chocolate cake and it's like everything just goes away. It's the equivalent of a big hug in book format.

I love... pretty much everything about it. Blowing up Aunt Marge, Dementors, Werewolves, time travel, Sirius Black. Remus Lupin. Peter Pettigrew. The Marauders. So much love.

Why do I feel a Harry Potter series re-read coming along?

June 2016



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