Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Monday, July 4, 2011

Things I Love About the Harry Potter Series

To celebrate finishing Goblet of Fire just this morning, I thought I would share just 20 quick things I love about the Harry Potter series...

1) How it makes you feel like a kid again
2) How imaginative & unlike any other book they are
3) Remembering how to pronounce Hermione (her-my-oh-knee) :D
4) The entire red-headed family of Weasleys
5) The naughty prankster twins Fred & George Weasley
6) Feeling like not everything about Snape is all it seems to be
7) Hogsmeade
8) 'Ow 'Agrid talks like this, eh? :D
9) Transfiguration
10) Every Flavored Beans, including earwax :P
11) The beautiful phoenix, Fawkes
12) The knowing twinkle in Dumbledore's eye
13) Neville Longbottom's forgetfulness
14) Cutey-patooty Ginny Weasley :D
15) Addressing Harry's mail as "in the Cupboard"
16) Quidditch!
17) The Riddikulus spell
18) Time travel
19) The Fat Lady's silly passwords
20) Flying on Buckbeak

Keep the list going!  Add your favourite things about the HP series to the comments :)


  1. Awesome! I just started the entire series again, reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for the ?th time! Nothing compares! Swing by my blog for my review. I joined the Harry Potter Marathon, reading a book a month, at the least. It's wonderfully refreshing to delve into that world again.

  2. Aw! Love it! Love this list and I most definitely agree with everything!

    Btw.. if you are interested; I'm doing a HP video project! I would love you to be a part of it if you'd like.

  3. Just wanted to let you know I'm following you now from the Literary Blog Directory. My blog is if you want to check it out.

    I love pretty much everything about Potter! I need to read it again! I'm starting to read it in Spanish now.

  4. This is still one of my very favorite series. I so need to re-read these books!

  5. I love, love, love this post. You know I've' been re-reading the whole series and I just keep finding more things I love about it. So many wonderful things.

  6. I love all of these! I especially love the Weasley family. Whenever my house gets a little out of control, I just tell myself we're just like the Weasley family and it's all okay!

  7. I totally love the Weasley family!

  8. Love all your reasons, but my favorite is #6!

  9. Great list! I remember learning how to pronounce "her-my-oh-knee" too, until then I sounded like Viktor Krum.

  10. Woooonderful list!!! I'm finishing up a re-read of Deathly Hallows and started a movie-athon with the kids last night. :)

  11. We're reading the Harry Potter series aloud at my house-- actually, my husband is reading and my kids and I are listening. It's the first time through for me and my daughter and we've heard the 1st two books so far. I'm amazed at the imagination. I loved it when Ron got the Howler.