I saw this tag over on Zoe’s blog and I knew immediately that I had to do it, the Harry Potter Tag.
I have been a fan of Harry Potter since I was in Year 7, I remember getting the first 2 books from the library and reading them over the 6 weeks summer holiday and being obsessed. I then received the third book for Christmas and quickly acquired the fourth after that, I caught up with the series and watched the first two films whilst waiting for the release of The Order of the Phoenix. That wait was a long one, in which I reread the series and continued to fall in love with it. The wait was worst for the last two books as I was hooked by HP by then and could not wait. I read the final book the summer before going off to uni, where I met my also obsessed with Harry Potter best friend. I’ve seen the films multiple times and adore them, although they’re not the same as the books they have a charm of their own. I’ve also been lucky enough to visit the Warner Bros. Studio Tour twice since it opened. I even did a whole week of Harry Potter make-up tutorials in the run up to the last film release – you can check them out here.
1. What is your favourite book?
The Prisoner of Azkaban
This was the book I received for Christmas one year and so whenever I think about it, it brings back memories of the good times. I also like this book best as it is when Sirius is introduced to us, and the happiness that this brings to Harry. I also love the description of the Knight Bus and visiting Diagon Alley again. We also meet Lupin and the dementors and it’s in this book that Harry acquires the Marauder’s Map. I think I like this book as it’s where Harry finally becomes happy with his life outside of Hogwarts.
2. What is your favourite film?
The Deathly Hallows Part I and II
Sneaky. Can I choose two? I love both of these films just as much as each other and I’ve watched them both countless times. If I ever fancy watching a Harry Potter film it will be one of these two. There is a lot going on in them and some of the things don’t happen in the books but I love them, the story is perfectly rounded off, there’s action, romance and of course some sadness. I personally love the scene where Hermione erases her family’s memory with ‘Obliviate’ and how this links with the scene with the Death Eaters – so clever, and sad. I also love the part where Hermione and Harry dance to Nick Cave in the tent – such a beautiful scene and the music is perfect.
3. What is your least favourite book?
I like them all but I’m not a huge fan of the earlier books, I love the detail that comes in the later books and the loose ends that are tied up in them.
4. What is your least favourite film?
The Chamber of Secrets
I don’t know why, but I just never choose to watch that one over and over. I think it might be because that it focuses on a lot of other characters rather than just Harry, Ron and Hermione.
5. What parts of the books/films made you cry?
The part where Hagrid almost dies gets me every time. Hagrid is one of my favourite characters and when he nearly dies I bawled. I always cry at the bit where Snape dies too, and he gives his memories to Harry. The part where Dumbledore is killed gets me too. Basically any death and I’m crying. Oh and Dobby of course.
6. If you could hook up with any character who would it be?
Sirius Black. Yep. I like an older man.
7. Who is your favourite character?
I love Hagrid and Sirius and Snape and Dumbledore. Oh and Bellatrix.
8. Who is your least favourite character?
I’m not a huge fan of Voldy or Malfoy Sr.
9. What is your least favourite line?
I can’t think of one! Any time Malfoy calls Hermione a mudblood?
10. What would your patronus be?
I would like it to be something cool like a Panda but I doubt that would be good protection!
11. If you could have the resurrection stone, invisibility cloak or elder wand which would you chose?
Invisibility Cloak – 100% Imagine being able to go anywhere you like with no one knowing.
12. Which house would you be in?
I like to think of myself as a Slytherin but in reality I’m probably not sly enough.
13. If you could meet any member of the cast who would it be?
I’d love to meet Emma Watson.
14. If you were on the Quidditch team which position would you play?
I doubt I’d make the team at all, I’m not very athletic. I’d like to be a seeker though, like Harry.
15. Were you happy with the ending?
Yes I like how everything ended happily and that the characters ended up together and will be friends forever.
16. How much does Harry Potter mean to you?
I think it changed my life for the better when I first started reading it, it introduced me to a whole new world and led me to be quite a creative person. It also kept me reading through the teenage years. I’m happy that I know I will always have the books and films to perk me up a bit when I’m feeling sad and I can always delve into the wizarding world to escape my troubles.
Woah! That was long, great fun though! I’m off to start re-reading the books : )
Any other Harry Potter fans?