Monday, May 31, 2010

Welcome to Hogwarts

Hello fellow book lovers! It is June 1st and therefore the start of the summer term at Hogwarts. Come join me rereading, discussing and overall loving all things Harry Potter for the next two months.

To get everyone off on the right foot I figured I'd start with a very simple Potter related  question:
Who's your favorite character? Is it the one you relate to most? A Mythical creature? A literary crush?

Now, I know this is a bit of a loaded question. Favorite characters say a lot about a person. Personally I'm a huge fan of all Weasley's, even ickky Percy, but if I have to pick a favorite of the amazing red headed pure bloods it would have to be Ginny. I know she starts off as just an annoying little sister, but I think she grows into a really strong and powerful woman. She's independent and opinionated, and always ends up on the good side of things. I think she is my favorite character because she is so different from me.

On the other hand I see a lot of myself in Hermione. I can be pretty strict and sever at times, but my heart is always in the right place and I'd do anything for my friends. That's really what I see in Hermione.  She's always stuck me as an old soul, as the groups unnoticed protector. Often times she is overlooked and underrated, and that's why she never tops my favorite characters list. Because I relate to her so closely and because she is mostly a looked over sidekick.

Who knows what light this reread will shed on these characters and on the series as a whole, but I look forward to being able to answering this question better when I don't feel so far from the story.

I'm off to start Sorcerers Stone!

7 comments:

Hannah said...

I am so going to do this with you! I've been meaning to reread the HPs. I have two favorite characters. Hermione and Severus Snape. true story. :-)

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

Ok-I had to make sure we were not just talking about the first book. My favorite character is Tonks (so yes in the end I was mad LOL). She is unique, smart, tough, and really knows what she wants.

BookQuoter said...

My most favorite characters are Snape and Sirius. I will not expound just in case some readers have not read the book. But I will after all the seven books are done.

Chelsea said...

I've always loved Draco and Snape. I can't say they're people I'd like to be friends with but I think they're both fascinating.

Out of the girls, I like Hermione the most. She used to annoy me actually, but throughout the series I started to appreciate her level headedness. They wouldn't have gotten very far without her.

April said...

What a fun idea!! I loved this series! I think I would have to say my favorite character is Hermione. She's smart, sassy and just a great character. I also, of course, loved Harry!

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Ines said...

I just discovered this challenge and I definitely want to participate. :) This is a great idea.
I'll have to be typical and say my favourite character is definitely HP himself - the bravery, honesty and the fact that he is a real friend make him my top character.