Having finished, FINALLY, all seven Harry Potter books I felt compelled to fill a meme (of my own creation):Characters:
1. Most awesome character: Dumbledore
The one and truly.2. Most thought-provoking character: Snape.
I used to like reading WW2 spy novels when I was young, so I guess it is no wonder I find Snape’s character so interesting. Although I must say that I wouldn’t have liked him as much if I read the books first, before watching the movies and seeing Alan Rickman as Snape. I am a huge fan of Alan Rickman since forever. And the fact that I was spoiled for the ending helped me too.3. Character I find most attractive: Sirius Black.
But then again, if it was someone other than Gary Oldman, I might have thought differently.4. Favourite young adult character: A tie between Hermione and Ron. But Neville and Luna are really close as well.Houses
1. The house you think you belong to: Gryffindor
I used to think I am a Ravenclaw , but I did Pottermore (my daughter made me do it) and as according to Pottermore I am a Gryffindor. When I thought more about this I decided : ok. Yes, I am not that interested in power or knowledge for it’s own sake. And I am not steady enough to be a Hufflepuff. I am more of a “charge into the battle and start fighting” type.2. Favourite house: Ravenclaw.
The description of Ravenclaw common room is one of the most awesome things in the book. I want to live there.Deaths
1. The saddest death: Dobby
It makes me weepy even to think of it. the way Harry dug a grave for Dobby ? So so sad.2. The death that was most unnecessary: Sirius Black
I thought that the author exceeded the quota of deaths allowed per young adult books. ** tsk, tsk ** Some of the characters "had to" die otherwise the story wouldn’t have worked out. For example, Dumbledore had to die so that the young adult characters could take the responsibilities of leading the resistance and solve problems by themselves. Snape had to die because he was a spy and they always do. Dobby had to die because he is a Big Tragic Hero. But why did Fred have to die?????? And even more: why did Sirius have to die in that pointless "just fell beyond the veil" way?? Why???????Ships
1. Favourite ship: Dumbledore/Snape
Am I alone in the whole world shipping them? If there is any Dumbledore/Snape fanfiction out there, please let me know. 2. Favourite young adult ship: Ron and Hermione.
I always wonder where the high numbers of Harry and Hermione shippers come from, especially considering the books were released before movies. There have never been any hint towards Harry and Hermione having a romantic interest in each other, but there are hints of Hermione viewing Ron as "not just a friend" as early as in the second book. Books
1. Best book: Prisoner of Azkaban
There is a kind of bell-cure distribution of the quality of HP books. It reaches the pinnacle in the middle (I think Goblet of Fire is a good book too) and slides into abyss towards the end.2. Worst book: Order of the Phoenix
This was a seriously tedious book, but The Deathly Hallows with its endless camping wasn’t much better.3. Shippiest book: Half-blood Prince
PS: I know everyone but me finished these books ages ago, but I am dying to discuss. :D