Posts Tagged ‘School’

“Writin’ lines! What good’s that to anyone? Yeh’ll do summat useful or yeh’ll get out. If yeh think yer father’d rather you were expelled, then get back off ter the castle an’ pack. Go on!” – Hagrid laying down some truths about life at Hogwarts to Malfoy (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone).

Several books later….

“Now, you are going to be doing some lines for me, Mr Potter. No, not with your quill,” she added, as Harry bent down to open his bag. “You’re going to be using a rather special one of mine. Here you are”. – Umbridge trying to punish Harry in her own special way (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix).

 

9 – Favourite Hogwarts House
Gryffindor

I chose Gryffindor for obvious reasons – “…where dwell the brave at heart”!

Harry Potter 30 Day Challenge (via “I didn’t put my name in that cup, I don’t want eternal glory.” on Facebook)

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!)