MY LITERARY BFF
Throughout the month of April, you can catch up on my posts for this year’s challenge as well as all my alphabet offerings from previous years on my Blogging from A to Z page HERE.
When I read a great novel or a series of novels, sometimes I wish I could step into the book and join the world experienced by the characters. I just know that if I were there, I’d feel at home and contribute positively to the plot. I think it is those characters that keep me returning to works by the same author and even read those same novels over and over again. For this year’s challenge, I plan to visit those characters we all know and love. Those characters that we want to step off the page because we know that if they did, we’d be best friends forever. Today, please meet Hermoine Granger.
Like billions of others from around the world, I found that you do not need to be a youth to have read and loved the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Since 1998, the characters from J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world have taken on the novel reading world and we, myself included, have gladly been swept up in its phenomenon. September of last year marked the 20th Anniversary of this wonderful series of novels. Among the characters that we know so well is one that transforms from a bookish muggle-born girl to one of Gryffindor’s bravest. Whether you know her from the novels or from the seven blockbuster films, you want to be her friend.
Let’s get to know Hermoine Granger. Put away your mobile phones class, we’re going to have a pop quiz. I can see Hermoine smiling just from those words.
1. What is Hermoine’s middle name?
2. What materials were used in her wand?
3. Which house in Hogwarts School and Witchcraft and Wizardry was Hermoine sorted into?
4. What profession do her parents have?
5. When it comes to having a social conscience, who or what does Hermoine support?
(Check your work with the answers at the bottom of the post).
I think Hermoine’s dialog or said by others about her can also define her.
“I’ve learned all the course books by heart of course. I just hope it will be enough— I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?” – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (book)
“I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could have been all killed — or worse, expelled.” – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (book)
“Books! And cleverness! There are more important things — friendship and bravery.” – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (book)
“At least no one on the Gryffindor team had to buy their way in. They got in on pure talent.”- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (book)
“Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.” – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (book)
Ron: “That was the best Defense Against the Dark Arts lesson we’ve ever had, wasn’t it?”
Hermione: “[Lupin] seems like a very good teacher. But I wish I could have had a turn with the boggart –”
Ron: “What would it have been for you? A piece of homework that only got nine out of ten?”- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (book)
Professor Lupin: “You’re the cleverest witch of your age I’ve ever met, Hermione.” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (book)
“Excuse me, I don’t like people just because they’re handsome!” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (book)
“Just because it’s taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn’t mean no one else has spotted I’m a girl!” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (book)
“Not spew; It’s S-P-E-W. Stands for the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (book)
“Aren’t you ever going to read Hogwarts, A History?”
“What’s the point?” said Ron. “You know it by heart, we can just ask you.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (book)
“Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have,” said Hermione nastily, picking up her quill again. – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (book)
“Luck can only get you so far.” – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (book)
“No, Harry, you listen,” said Hermione. “We’re coming with you. That was decided months ago – years, really.”- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book).
Answers to the pop quiz: (1) Jean; (2) Dragon heartstring core, ten and three-quarter inches, vine wood; (3) Gryffindor; (4) dentists; (5) house elves’ rights