Thursday’s Quotables #11: Harry Potter

Harry Potter Christmas

This is the last Quotables of the year!  If you love Fantasy, you probably love Harry Potter.  It’s not a guarantee (I’m looking at you, Boyfriend.), but chances are you do.  I feel like the books are Winter books, so I decided to dedicate this Quotables to the Boy Who Lived and his friends.

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

These two quotes, when put together (if you know the context, of course), show that following the rules isn’t always the right thing to do.  That’s one of the many things I love about the Harry Potter books; the events and what Harry and friends do in response shows that it’s more important to think for yourself and do what your heart knows is right, rather than following along with what everyone else is doing.

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

In an age when it’s so easy to find all the wrong information on the internet, this is becoming more and more true.

“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

This quote is the truth, especially when it comes to fuzzy socks.  I don’t mind getting books, though.

There are way too many quotes to put them all here, so I’m sure I’ll return to them in a later post.  What are some of your favorite Harry Potter quotes?  Whether from the book or the movie, tell me in a comment 🙂


Hogwarts Lit Week!

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Online is having a Literature Week starting Aug. 8th!  All students can enroll, so I’ll definitely be participating in this.  Now I just have to start prepping, since that’s less than a week away, and the first day is about classic novels!  I’ll be postponing all of my current reading until the end of Lit Week so that I can really immerse myself into the novels, plays, poetry, and other works of literature that will be discussed throughout the week.  There will be optional assignments for those students who want to earn extra points for their House.  I’m really interested in seeing what those assignments will be, and I hope that I will have time to complete at least a couple of them!

Dewey’s Read-a-Thon: Update #2

This update is a bit late because I just HAD to finish the chapter of the book I’m reading, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, even though I’ve read it before.  I’m almost at the end of it, and all of you who have read the series, or at least this first book, know how intense it gets!

I’m not getting quite as much reading done as I had planned, but that’s only because I decided to participate in several of the different mini-challenges posted over at Dewey’s Read-a-Thon.  I enjoy the mini-challenges since they really help with keeping me going so I don’t get burnt out.  Also, there’s the chance of winning prizes!

Books Read: 1

Total Pages Read: 177

Total Time Read: 3 hours 44 minutes

Snacks: chocolate chip cookies

Hogwarts is Here!!!

In celebration of finding out about the FREE online Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, I’ll be re-reading all of the Harry Potter books.


I might even watch the movies again too, but I haven’t decided on that yet.  I’ve got a lot of homework at my new school! 🙂

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