Ultimate Harry Potter Tag

I’ve been in England for a few days now (eek!). What better way to celebrate with a quintessentially British series like Harry Potter? I was thrilled when I realized that I had been tagged in such a fun (and long!) tag about this beloved wizarding world. Thanks so much to Bridget @ Bridget & Books for tagging me!!

1. Favorite book?

Definitely Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It’s dark, mysterious, and you learn so much about Tom Riddle’s past. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve gone back and reread this book!

2. Least favorite book?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This book is incredibly predictable– I felt as though I knew the entire plot the moment they mentioned there would be a tournament. (Harry would have to be part of it, of course!)

3. Favorite movie?

I’m a huge fan of the sixth movie because I love the book so much, but I also adore Chamber of Secrets. The trio is so young and adorable!!

4. Least favorite movie?

Goblet of Fire. It feels like such a transitional movie to me, almost as though its sole purpose is to bridge the gap between three and five in any way possible.

5. Favorite quote?

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

6. Favorite Weasley?

Okay, this is really difficult. Though I love them all dearly, I think I’m going to have to say that my favorite Weasley is Arthur. I feel like he’s such an important father figure for Harry and he has so many hilarious lines.

7. Favorite female character?

Definitely Hermione. She was such a role model for me growing up as a nerdy, school-loving bookworm.

8. Favorite villain?

TOM RIDDLE. I think learning about Voldemort’s past as Tom Riddle is absolutely fascinating, which is a huge reason why I love the sixth book so much.

9. Favorite male character?

Remus Lupin. If I could have an entire book written about the past of only one Harry Potter character, I would definitely choose Lupin. He’s so interesting and plays an immensely important role in shaping Harry.

10. Favorite professor?

Besides Lupin, I’d say that my favorite professor is McGonagall. Who doesn’t love this brilliant, courageous, strong, compassionate witch?

11. A, Wash Snape’s hair, or B, spend a day listening to Lockhart rant about himself.

Wash Snape’s hair– it’s quick and relatively painless.

12. A, duel an elated Bellatrix, or B, an angry Molly

Hmm…. probably an angry Molly because Bellatrix is absolutely terrifying.

13. Travel to Hogwarts via A. Hogwarts Express or B. flying car.

Hogwarts Express!! (Mostly because I want to know what walking through platform pole feels like…)

14. A, Kiss Voldemort. Or B, give Umbridge a bubble bath.

This is going to sound so strange, but I think I would rather kiss Voldemort. It would be so much quicker than giving Umbridge a bubble bath!

15. A, ride a hippogriff, B, ride a firebolt

I would rather ride a Firebolt because I’ve always wanted to know what it feels like to fly on a broom.

16. Is there a character which you felt differently about in the movies vs books?

I think I disliked Umbridge even more in the movies than in the books, if that’s possible.

17. Is there a movie you preferred instead of the book?

NO.

18. Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore?

Richard Harris. He’ll always be the best Dumbledore in my eyes.

19. Your top thing (person or event) which wasn’t included in the movie that annoyed you most.

PEEVES. Why would they ever leave out such a hilarious characters as Peeves?!?!?!

20. If you could remake any of the Potter movies, which would it be?

Probably the fourth one because it’s my least favorite.

21. Which house was your first gut feeling you’d be a part of?

Ravenclaw. Now I feel as though I might be a mix between Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff, though I think the former will always be the most dominant house in me.

22. Which house were you actually sorted into on Pottermore (or another online sorting quiz)?

Gryffindor, which I never expected. Maybe I’ve been wrong about my house the whole time???

23. Which class would be your favorite?

I have a feeling I would be that one student who loves History of Magic. I think the history of Hogwarts is so interesting!!

24. Which spell do you think would be most useful to learn?

Accio!! It would be perfect for when I’m too short to reach things on tall shelves.

25. Which character do you think at Hogwarts you’d instantly become best friends with?

Ideally, Hermione and I would be great pals. I feel like we have a lot in common– at the very least, we could spend a lot of time studying together!

26. If you could own one of the three Hallows, which would it be?

The Cloak of Invisibility!! Just think of all the cool things you could do with it…

27. Is there any aspect of the books you’d want to change? This can be a character, an event, anything.

I would change Harry’s relationship with Ginny. It seemed really sudden and almost forced to me in the books, as though they were the only two characters left that weren’t already paired up so Rowling just stuck them together. I would love to see their relationship develop more.

28. Favorite marauder?

Lupin!

29. If you could bring one character back to life, which would it be?

This has to be the most difficult question ever. My gut response is to bring back Snape because I feel as though there is so much left of his story to tell.

30. Hallows or horcruxes?

Definitely hallows! Horcruxes are just plain creepy.

What are your answers to these questions? What HP book is your favorite? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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42 thoughts on “Ultimate Harry Potter Tag

  1. Half Blood Prince is my favourite as well, tied with Goblet of Fire strangely enough! I love the Chamber of Secrets film as well! Also, who doesn’t love Hermione, she’s every bookworms role model! Hope you’re enjoying England so far, I promise it doesn’t rain every day… 🙂

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  2. Great answers! Oh, how I would love to see the relationship between Harry and Ginny having a bit more development just as well… there was potential here but…it wasn’t too explored, which always made me a bit sad as well :/ I LOVE the second movie too – well, I love them all ahah 🙂 I’d totally be an History of Magic nerd as well 😛

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  3. Great questions and answers!! It’s good to see someone else’s opinions on this. I think the only one I strongly disagree with is the bellatrix/ Molly one, Molly Weasley won against Bellatrix, she may be motherly and loving but she is a badass when she needs to be.

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  4. I agree about the Harry/Ginny thing. I did sort of see it coming a way off but I didn’t want it to be tat predictable and it was always very Ginny sided before HBP. I audibly groaned when they kissed first time, even though I was on a packed train

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    1. Haha I definitely groaned inwardly when I read that scene as well! You make a good point about the relationship being Ginny-sided for the majority of the series… I wish she had had a few other love interests as well.

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  5. I think I’m the opposite to you because the Goblet of Fire was my favourite one of the books and I would remake Half Blood Prince film (how could you include the Burrow getting destroyed and then miss out Dumbledore’s funeral?). It was fun reading your answers!

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  6. HEYY! My most favorite book from the series was Half-Blood Prince tooo. 😁 And I agree, that as compared to others, Goblet of Fire was….Meh! 😅

    AND THIS TAG IS SOO BEAUTIFULA ND YOUR BLOG IS SOOO BEAUTIFUL!! 😍😍😍

    I am going to do this. Very soon. ☺☺ (Oh, god, my list of ‘self-tagged’ 😂 tags is getting SUPER loooong!!

    Again, I looved your answers and hope to discover more of your blog.

    ❤❤❤
    Rain

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  7. HEYY! My most favorite book from the series was Half-Blood Prince tooo. 😁 And I agree, that as compared to others, Goblet of Fire was….Meh! 😅

    AND THIS TAG IS SOO BEAUTIFUL AND YOUR BLOG IS SOOO BEAUTIFUL!! 😍😍😍

    I am going to do this. Very soon. ☺☺ (Oh, god, my list of ‘self-tagged’ 😂 tags is getting SUPER loooong!!

    Again, I looved your answers and hope to discover more of your blog.

    ❤❤❤
    Rain

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  8. Wow, this is a long lovely tag. I’m actually in the middle of a Harry Potter reread. I’ve read the first three books many times, but the rest of the series considerably less. Actually I’ve only read Deathly Hallows once, and that was on the day it was released.

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  9. I’m so doing this too!! 🙂
    Oh no…. my fav book is your least favorite, though I do agree that it was predictable. I liked it because that’s a turning point for the characters. It’s when they become more aware of the wider wizarding world outside Hogwarts. They really begin to mature there.
    And I agree about Harry and Ginny’s relationship. I’d also like more development leading up to it.

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    1. That’s a really great point about Book 4: it’s definitely a point of transition for all of them. It does a nice job of dividing the series into childhood and adolescence, which is really interesting 🙂

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