Harry Potter and the List of Random Stuff

I cannot believe it was 20 years ago that the first Harry Potter book was published. They say the series has shaped a whole generation of millennials and I know it will always feel like a huge part of my life. Seriously – did Hogwarts, Dumbledore and muggles really not exist before I was 13?! Anyway, to celebrate this momentous occasion, here is a list of random things about me and my love for Harry Potter.

Harry Potter List
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has overtaken Pride and Prejudice as my most read book ever.
  • Since my recent birthday I now apply my makeup with wands!
Harry Potter wand makeup wands
  • I recently discovered that my dad has no idea who Voldemort is or what a muggle is… I find this extremely shocking indeed!
  • The order of my favourite books (best to worst) goes:
    • Deathly Hallows
    • Goblet of Fire
    • Philosopher’s Stone
    • Half-Blood Prince
    • Prisoner of Azkaban
    • Chamber of Secrets
    • Order of the Phoenix
  • I am a Ravenclaw. Obviously I have always known this, but it’s been officially confirmed with this quiz.
  • I’ve recently realised how much I love Professor McGonagall. She’s so underrated and is now my favourite female character!
  • But if I was going to do a Harry Potter fancy dress costume, I’d be Luna Lovegood.
Luna Lovegood
  • When I watch the Deathly Hallows movie with Craig I always have to set aside time afterwards for him to moan about Harry snapping the Elder wand. Also for me to explain everything I know about Hallows and Horcruxes that was left out of the movie.
  • I do not find Fred and George Weasley funny in the films at all. But I do always chuckle at this guy…
Horace Slughorn
  • I own Fleur Delacour’s wand and use it to attempt to cast spells such as “Accio chocolate”.
  • I know not everyone did, but I actually loved reading The Cursed Child. I’d waited such a long time to hear something new about the characters I loved (and some who I thought we’d never hear from again!), I even had a little cry.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • I enjoyed my first sip of Butterbeer. I did not enjoy the rest of the glass.
  • I attempted to get to platform 9 ¾ late one night. The gate did not appear to be open.
Platform 9 3/4Kings Cross Platform 9 3/4
  • Magic is all well and good, but I always think that the wizarding world could really benefit from using mobile phones. And the internet. Imagine if Hermione could just google Nicholas Flamel.
  • In the films this irks me…
Harry Potter's eyes are not Lily's
  • I never doubted Snape for a moment. But that’s mainly because I never doubted Dumbledore’s judgement for a moment.

Happy Anniversary Harry Potter! I’ll love you… Always

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