Today is my last Week of Potter post.  I didn’t post on Thursday like I originally had planned.  This post was supposed to go up on Thursday, instead it is going up today.  For my last post, I thought it would be interesting to do write about my Harry Potter pet peeves.


Yes, I have a couple Harry Potter pet peeves.  I think my biggest pet peeve would have to be when people think that it counts because they have seen the movies, but haven’t read the books.  This is something that drives me absolutely insane.  While the movies are done extremely well,  there are so many holes in them that only the books can fill.  People have asked me “does it count that I’ve seen the movies, but haven’t read the books?” And my answer is always no.  Another pet peeve of mine, which isn’t as big as my first pet peeve, is the lack of diversity.  I would have loved it if the books had more racially diverse characters.  While there were some characters of the minority, they had smaller roles, and it would have been nice to see some of them have larger, more important roles. I also hate when people spoil things when you don’t want to be spoiled, for me it’s important to make sure people have read all the books before I discuss things with them so they aren’t spoiled.  What are some of your Harry Potter pet peeves?

**I also have not yet finished reading the Cursed Child, so please no Cursed Child discussion in the comments, this also ensures that others aren’t spoiled as well.**



Today I got my copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I have started reading it, and you will know my thoughts at the end of the month.  I love how the book is in Hufflepuff’s colors, and was surprised to see that when I took off the dust jacket.  I was expecting the book to be Gryffindor colors, because well Harry was a Gryffindor.  The last time I was this excited for the publication of a book, was when Deathly Hallows was published.  I also didn’t get my copy until almost 7 p.m.  I waited all day for it and was hoping that it would arrive earlier than it did, so I could start reading it earlier.  I’m also going into it pretty much blind.  I’m really excited to read more and gather all my thoughts, hopefully spoiler free.  Sorry for everyone that may want me to review it earlier, but that’s not how I roll.  For those who have yet to get their copies, I hope you get them soon and haven’t been spoiled.  This will also be the 40th book I have read this year, and I felt that it was only fitting.  #KeepTheSecrets


Today is not only Harry’s birthday, but also the publication date of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  To celebrate Harry’s birthday, I thought it would be fun if I shared some of my favorite quotes from the series, both books and movies.

“This is the best house I’ve ever been in.”

“I will only truly have left this school when none here are loyal to me … Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.”

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

“I don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.”

“The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure.”

“Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”

“You’re just as sane as I am.”

“I don’t think you’re a waste of space…You saved my life.”

“After all this time?”

“Always,” said Snape.”

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”

“So it all comes down to this, doesn’t it? Does the wand in your hand know its last master was Disarmed? Because if it does … I am the true master of the Elder Wand.”

“That wand’s more trouble than it’s worth. And quite honestly, I’ve had enough trouble for a life time.”

“Albus Severus, you were named for two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew.”

“The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.”

“I’m not going home… not really.”

“Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.”

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.”

“I don’t care. Anywhere is better than here.”

“I didn’t put my name in that cup… I don’t want eternal glory. I just want to be…”

“First we need to find a place to practice where Umbridge won’t find out.”

“That even though we got a fight ahead of us, we’ve got one thing that Voldemort doesn’t have.”

“But I am the Chosen One.”

“Look at me. You have your mother’s eyes.”