Tuesday, April 17, 2012

We will win the house cup!

Have you kids been to Pottermore yet?  I take real issue with authors giving out information after the book has been read.  I spend so much time investing myself in a book, visualizing the characters, thinking up back stories and basically creating an image in my head of who they are.  Same with places and situations.  That's my job as a reader.  So when an author says, "And by the way, I never mentioned it in the book but that favorite character of yours has every Pat Boone album and roots for the Cleveland Indians," well, I get a little annoyed. 

So I wasn't planning on checking it out.

Except that I did on Sunday night and two hours later I had a wand (10 inches, maple, phoenix feather core, slightly springy) and was put into Ravenclaw House and had read the back stories and inside stuff and brewed some potions and well, I was sort of hooked.  Ugh. I'm not pleased with myself, believe me. 

But I do think that if ever there was a series to do this to it would be Harry Potter.  One of the things I love the most about JK Rowling is her imagination.  There are just so many cool and interesting things she has created.  And who doesn't miss this world?  So, okay, I'm a fan of Pottermore.  Ravenclaw Rules!


Rach said...

I'm dying to go there. And some day, when my boys are older, I will take them there. Also, I'm glad you didn't get put into Slytherin. That must have been a relief. I will probably end up in Hufflepuff. I'm not brainy or brave. Hufflepuff seems like the throwaway house where they probably have a lot of parties and dish dirt on the other houses. So it should be good.

Alicia said...

Okay, you've convinced me. I just signed up and I am REALLY excited about it. :) I hope I don't get put in Slytherin, haha.

P.S. Did you know they are putting a Potter Land in Universal Studios CA?? So awesome!

Mary P said...

Oh yes I am a Ravenclaw too!

Rach said...

So, I got Pottermore mixed up with Potter Land. But now I get it. I'm going to see what it's all about right now.

Stephanie said...

I have a confession to make. I'm in Slytherin!! It was a bit of a blow, to be honest. I guess the stay-at-home mom, primary choir director, board-book reader has a dark side . . . I never knew this about me.

Rowling tries to soften the blow for those of us Slytherins. She tells us that Merlin himself was a Slytherin. And then, of course, the wonderful Snape. Who wouldn't want to be associated with those two guys?

If you don't mind being friends with a Slytherin, my name is LeviosaDust12105. Come find me!

Anonymous said...

I haven't gone there yet. I just...can't. You know, Rachel. You know.