What did you ask Santa for this year? Each year, my mum, uh… I mean, Santa, asks my sister and I for a list of things we’d like for Christmas. Mine almost always ends up being a list of primarily books with a few other things mixed in. My mum’s great at picking books, so I was happy with the selection!
A few of these are ones I said I’d love, while most of them were complete surprises. They came from my mum and step-dad, my sister Emily, and my Secret Santa that we organised with my uni pals. I’ll show you them all now in detail. Let me know if you have any of these and tell me what you think!
Recently, my sister Emily and I went on an early birthday trip to London. We had a whole Harry Potter weekend planned: day 1 was the Warner Bros Studio Tour in Leavesden, and day 2 was a visit to the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at the British Library. They were both such fun days and even though we were exhausted, it was so worth it!
This was actually my third trip to the Studio Tour. I’ve been once when it was just a regular day, once when it was all Christmassy, and this time, it was close to Halloween so they were celebrating everything Dark Arts.
Book series, especially long ones, can be good and bad for bookworms. They’re great because you get to stick with the stories and characters you love for as long as possible! But as a book blogger, I sometimes dread starting a brand new series. When you have a stack of books that stretches to the sun, including a whole bunch of books you have to review, a series can be the last thing you want to start… but we still love ’em!
I have a few long series (my definition of a long series is 5+ books) on my shelves. I must admit – I don’t think I’ve finished many of them! They can be so daunting sitting there on your shelves, especially when you have other books to read. I want to make an effort at some point (I haven’t decided when…) to get through some of my series and finish them. It’ll be like a huge weight off my shoulders! In this post, I’ll take you through some book series that I really need to read, like, now.
A few days ago, I wrote about why I love being a Hufflepuff. It was actually meant to be this post, but I got carried away talking about Hufflepuff, so I thought I’d split it into two posts!
I saw a post on The Little Contemporary Corner a few days ago about being re-sorted on Pottermore. Pottermore is a website that was set up a few years ago to expand J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
When it was set up, you could look through “moments” from each book. They were glimpses into each chapter of the books, with interactive scenes to click around. Now, the site is more for information and newwriting from the author herself. I love it – I really enjoy reading more about the Wizarding
World that I so wish I was a part of!
Another thing you can do on Pottermore is to be sorted into your Hogwarts house and your Ilvermorny house (the American Wizarding school, mentioned in the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). You can also find out your wand, and what your Patronus is. I did this when I joined the website years ago, and I was very hap
py with what I got. (My Patronus not so much, but I’m learning to love it!)
In this post, I’m going to show you what I have currently, and then create a new account and be re-sorted. A new Hogwarts house, new Ilvermoney house, a new wand AND a new Patronus. I’m excited but incredibly scared to see the changes! Let’s see what I get!
If you know me, you’ll know that I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan.
I’ve loved it ever since I was a kid, and that love continued right through high school (even though I was in denial… more about that in a minute), and into university. I’ve done all of the sorting quizzes that I can find, and they all brought the same result: Hufflepuff.
I love being a Hufflepuff – I have such massive pride in my house! Out of all of the houses, I think it’s the one least represented, and the most misjudged. There are so many reasons why, in my opinion, Hufflepuff is the best Hogwarts house. From the beautiful common room, great alumni and the admirable traits, I’ll go through them all in this post!