Sheila at Book Journey is hosting a winter readalong of the Harry Potter series. As my regular readers are probably aware, I’ve never read the Harry Potter series. It was one of the goals I had set for myself at the beginning of this year. I had even toyed with setting up a challenge similarly to Shaken, Not Stirred where we would read the (audio)book and then watch the movie. This year has not gone at all like I had planned. Thankfully my good friend Tanya pointed out Sheila’s readalong to me. I think it will be a lot more fun to go through this series with Potter Heads.
To join Sheila’s readalong you have to select a house and a year. Being almost entirely unaware of Harry Potter and his world, I had no idea which one to pick. So, I joined Pottermore and took the house quiz. I couldn’t believe how fun it was to select my animal (Siamese cat) and to have my wand selected for me (it’s really neat, I think) first. After taking the quiz, the Sorting Hat placed me in Hufflepuff. I have no idea what this will mean for me, but I love the name and it should make it interesting to know as I get started. I wonder if it will inform how I feel about the characters? As for the year, if you look up First Year in the Harry Potter dictionary, you will find a picture of me there.
Thanks for organizing this readalong, Sheila! I’m excited to get started. If you’d like to join the readalong, click on the Hufflepuff graphic. This is going to be fun!