Thursday, August 21, 2014

Harry Potter MotW #56

Harry Potter Moment of the Week 

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme hosted over at Uncorked Thoughts. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! Upcoming topics & how to join here.

  Favorite Hogwarts House

This week is a free week, so I thought I'd try picking Favorite Hogwarts Houses.  To me, each of the four houses has it's own unique appeal.  Of course, ideally I'd want to get sorted into Gryffindor because it's Harry, Ron and Hermione's house. Not to mention Sirius, Lupin, Dumbledore and McGonagall.  Then, when I really thought about it, I always figured I'd get sorted into Ravenclaw - I've always been a geek, I love to read so naturally I assumed...

On the other hand, it admittedly took me awhile, but eventually I gained more appreciation for Hufflepuff and decided it wouldn't be a terrible thing to be sorted there...although I don't much care for having the common room be underground O.O  And sure, there is a certain coolness to Slytherin.  I definitely love their underwater rooms and house colours but then again, I'm not a fan of their pure-blood mania...

So I guess when everything is said and done, I'm happy that Pottermore sorted me into Gryffindor, even though I don't consider myself brave and reckless like they are. I'm definitely no athletic jock-type either and I don't think I'd really care about sporting events as much as they do.  Before Pottermore, I got sorted into Ravenclaw the most...Gryffindor second.  I would definitely have been happy to be sorted into Ravenclaw, even though they can be snooty and competitive in their own way. And despite all the bad rap Hufflepuff get, I think they're awesome.  They were the first house to stand up and fight alongside Harry and the rest of the Gryffindor crew at the Battle of Hogwarts, so I'd feel no shame if I was a 'Puff.  And I really like that they'll accept any sort of talent into their folds. Now even though I know all Slytherin aren't evil, and the fact that I usually tend to like the badass crew, I don't really identify with their values or I doubt I'd ever be sorted there. If so, I sure wouldn't be your typical Slytherin ;) 

Bottom line: my favorite house is probably still Gryffindor, but I think I'll always have a soft spot for Ravenclaw! 

**If you're looking for an in-depth analysis of all the Hogwarts Houses, head on over to Ula's post over at Blog of Erised.  She did a fantastic job with her post, which you can read here!**


  1. I am a Slytherin and proud of it! :D I don't think they're genuinely bad, certain actions are just expected from them and so they deliver. They all have good and bad sides, and I'd love it if I could be in a mix of 2: Slytherin and Ravenclaw, or Slytherclaw. :D That'd be the best.

  2. Hah, yeah I have an appreciation for all the houses too. For myself, I've always known I was a Ravenclaw. Every time I would see them, I was like, much though it would be nice to think, I know I'm not brave enough for Gryffindor and I don't fit the other two either. I love books and learning though. And the Pottermore sorting hat agreed! Here's my HP MOTW.

  3. I've always been sorted in Ravenclaw, but sometimes I also get Slytherin because I'm so determined to get what I want. I think I'm a nice mixture between the two of them, but I will always feel best with Ravenclaw. Not because I think Slytherin is bad, but I'm a geek, I like learning and I always do my homework - Ravenclaw sounds like a perfect match :D

  4. I got sorted into Ravenclaw on Pottermore, which I totally agree with because of the extent of my geekiness, lol. I really couldn't picture myself in any of the other houses, so I'm glad that the Pottermore Sorting Hat and I were on the same page with my sorting! :D

  5. My favorite house is Gryffindor as well, but it's so hard not to be with all those amazing people coming from that one. I always figured that I'd be sorted into Ravenclaw, but Pottermore put me in Hufflepuff. Since I value loyalty over knowledge, I finally came to terms with it being the right choice for me. I love them all, though as you said I don't believe with a lot of what Slytherin stands for. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  6. Oooh aahhh those icons are pretty pretty! Love it. And I agree, there's really great aspects to each house and I honestly do love them all even though some of them get a bad rap. I've personally always identified as a Hufflepuff and that's where the Sorting Hat put me too! I am a particularly good finder... ;)


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