Posts Tagged ‘Reading’

What if Harry hadn’t known that Slytherin was full of bad people before he got sorted, and then the Sorting Hat put him in Slytherin automatically because Harry thought they were okay and so he wasn’t thinking “not Slytherin” when the Hat was trying to sort him??

Would he have embraced being in Slytherin?

Would he still hate Drace Malfoy?

Would he be one of the Slytherins who has friends in other houses?

Would he have stayed friends with Ron? And still become friends with Hermione?

Would he have been popular because he was a Slytherin who was a Parseltongue?

Or would he have been hated by his fellow Slytherins because he defeated Voldemort as a baby?

Would he still have gone on to defeat Voldemort in the end?

What I am reading:

“Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer – Don’t judge me, I like it when I don’t put my critical English graduate head on!

What I have finished reading this week:

Nothing!

Other Bookish Things:

I love Harry Potter (in case you hadn’t gathered by the amount of posts I write mentioning the series) and only recently have I started reading headcanons and fan theories about it. The latest one I found is regarding the numbers of student at Hogwarts being difficult to work out, as JK Rowling said there’s 1000 kids in the school but the maths doesn’t add up when you consider how many first years there are in the first film. See the article on Glamour magazine’s website for the full theory!

http://www.glamour.com/story/this-sad-harry-potter-fan-theory-hogwarts?mbid=twitter_glamourdotcom

This theory actually makes a lot of sense! It’s very sad though.

I’ve never really thought too much about the number of pupils before – I just assumed that Harry shares a boys’ dorm with 4 others (Ron, Neville, Seamus and Dean), and we never hear of any other Gryffindor boys, and then there must be 5 Gryffindor girls as well (although I can only recall Hermione, Lavender and Parvati) so that’s 10 students for their House, so maybe there’s 10 in the other 3 houses too, so that makes Harry’s year a total of 40.

I’m probably wrong as it’s unlikely there would be an equal number of boys and girls in all Houses as the number of students depends on how many magical kids were born in that year group – and not all of them necessarily went to Hogwarts, as you could go to another school (but why wouldn’t you go to Hogwarts!)

What I am reading:

“The Shining” by Stephen King – I’m still reading it!

What I have finished reading this week:

 

Nothing!

Other Bookish Things:

I went to my local Waterstones the other day for a decent wander around (usually when I end up there, it’s because I’ve popped in just before I go home). This time I bought a copy of “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins. When we had the horrendous floods in December 2015, I was coming back from a day trip and got stuck miles from home due to lack of trains and road access. This meant I couldn’t get home for 2 nights but my friend’s mum kindly took me in. She let me read her copy of this book but I only got halfway through and because it was a library book, I couldn’t borrow it. Waterstones had the paperback on offer at half price so I decided to get myself a copy so I can finally finish it!

“The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (via Goodreads)