Thursday, August 18, 2016

Harry Potter Moment #155

Harry Potter Moment of the Week 

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a  meme created by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts  and hosted here @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself!  How to join up &  upcoming topics here.

Hello friends :) I wish you all a lovely Thursday! I hope you have your thinking caps on though, because today we're supposed to recommend books to the man who may very well have read everything:

Which books would you recommend to Dumbledore?



The Stormlight Archive - A massive, epic fantasy sounds right up Dumbledore's alley. I think he'd appreciate Sanderson's brilliance and attention to detail when it comes to world-building, characters and tone. I also think that Dumbledore would quite like Kaladin, who shares certain traits with The Boy Who Lived...

Alcatraz VS the Evil Librarians - In keeping with the Sanderson theme, I think Dumbledore would get a real kick out of the random and offbeat humor in the Alcatraz books work well with a man who thinks choice words are Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!

The Old Kingdom - Nix's portrayal of death, darkness, the afterlife fits right into what Dumbledore preached from the very beginning. The inherent darkness of the series would keep him glued to the pages and Sabriel is a female counterpart to Harry Potter - in that she does what needs to be done, not for glory, but because it's the right thing to do.


The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings - HOW could I resist recommending a book with Gandalf to Dumbledore? Answer: I couldn't. Though I have a feeling Dumbledore might already be familiar with the famous Grey Wizard ;)

Chronicles of Narnia - Likewise, I think that Aslan's wisdom would appeal to Dumbledore as well - though I'm sure he'd share my issues with the latter books...

His Dark Materials - Again with the symbolism, morality tale and young heros taking up more than they should. Sounds like a perfect fit for old Albus right? I think he'd get a real kick out of Lyra's sass too!



12 comments:

  1. Great choices! I definitely would add Narnia to mine if I went back to edit it heh. I also chose LOTR :)

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    1. Hahaha - LotR was popular this week and with good reason :) Thank you^^ xx

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  2. I love this question, it's so fun! I think all of your choices are completely spot-on, I don't think I could have picked better ones. I can see aspects from each book that I totally think he'd enjoy and want to read! Really great list. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Jordan! I'm glad you agree :) Recommending books to someone as well read as Dumbledore was a challenge but it was really fun to think of too!

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  3. Great choices! I love the idea of recommending Brandon Sanderson -- I think you're right that an epic fantasy would be Dumbledore's cup of tea!

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    1. Eeeep, I think Dumbledore would really enjoy Sanderson :D and epic fantasy seems right up his alley! Thank you!! x

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  4. I love these picks. Gandalf and Dumbledore- wow. And yes to Aslan. and what's with the later books? I remember really liking the forst three or four and then being like huh? Even though they're kids book the last few must have went over my head or something- I just didn't like em.

    And Alcatraz sounds really fun!

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    1. UGH! The last 2 Narnia books were such an epic letdown, I don't think I'll ever get over it. From his tone, he almost seemed depressed writing those, things are just so bleak o.O

      I'd love to see Gandalf and Dumbledore team up! And YES Alcatraz is amazing :D

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  5. These are all such perfect picks for Dumbledore! :D I second your rec of the Old Kingdom, and I could totally picture him binge reading the series!

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    1. Now I wish I could have recommended the AtLA anime series too because I think he'd REALLY dig Roku...and Aang and Zuko too - Zuko and Harry share the same hot-headedness LOL!

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  6. I picture Dumbledore and Gandalf hanging out in a pub somewhere that's the place between magical dimensions. I think the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings would be my first pick as well. I love your mention of Narnia too. I think he would feel right at home with that read. While most of the others I haven't read, I love the reasoning behind them and believe he would most likely love the heroes involved. Great picks!

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    1. I'd LOVE to see that happen - and be there to listen to their chat ♥ Narnia was a must too because even though Aslan is a lion, he's very similar to Gandalf! Thank you! xxxx

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