Hogwarts Quidditch designs. These were fun! Don’t know what to do with them first.
…in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for himself, in spite of the final meeting with Voldemort he knew must come, whether in a month, in a year, or in ten, he felt his heart lift at the thought that there was still one last golden day of peace left to enjoy with Ron and Hermione.
When the back of a book has a bunch of reviews instead of a summary
Except for Ellen’s book right
and tina fey’s
Okay so I was having a conversation with my older sister yesterday who has been a primary school teacher in many schools over the last ten years and she told me something that I couldn’t believe. She told me that the Harry Potter books had been banned from the schools that she had worked in. At first I was shocked by this and then I was angry.
Flashback to when I was 8 years old. My teacher at the time sat us all down and told us she was going to read us a story. She had already lost me at this point as my 8 year old self had no interest in reading. She told the class that she was going to read us a book about a boy named Harry Potter. I had already decided that if I switched off I could maybe go for a sleep and she wouldn’t notice, but then she began to read. It might sound a bit dramatic to say that everything changed, but it actually did. I can remember the feeling of excitement when she began to describe Dumbledore, I can remember being intrigued as to why Hagrid was so huge and I can remember feeling sad when it was revealed that Harry’s parents were dead. I can remember the exact spot that I was sitting in at the back of the classroom and I can remember the person I was sat next to. I can remember that teacher in particular, even although I can’t remember any other primary school teacher, because that teacher changed my outlook. That teacher showed me a world that I would never forget.
Shortly after that my mum bought the three books that had been published at the time and that was how I started reading.
The reasons that they weren’t allowed the books in these schools were because they “focus on witchcraft and magic” and they “fill children’s heads with nonsense.” These people are too ignorant to look past the fact that Harry Potter is not about witches and wizards; it’s about love and acceptance. What they don’t think about is how Harry Potter has encouraged an entire generation to read and appreciate books. They don’t think about how Harry Potter has broken down barriers and encouraged children to show less prejudice. What makes me sad about the entire thing is that there are children that aren’t going to feel the way I did when I was 8 years old – excited and eager to find out more about a boy with glasses and messy hair at first, but then a world of literature.
The series taught me to read, it taught me to care, and it taught me to love, which is what I think is the truly magical thing about Harry Potter.
The Mockingjay lives
It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated. Dark timeslie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.
Best Sam&Dean Scenes and Quotes→ ”Easy tiger!”