Friday Five from RevGalBlogPals

Wotcher, Harry! …or not posted by reverendmother

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As you may have seen in this Wednesday’s Festival, Pottermania has hit the RevGals—though not all of them. Yes, I am all over Harry like a Seeker on the Snitch, but I know there are others who will be ecstatic to see the July madness end.

So today’s F5 is a Choose Your Own Adventure: do the magical version or the Muggle one, or both:

The OF COURSE option

Option 1: Accio Friday Five!

1. Which Harry Potter book is your favorite and why?

Book 3 is my favorite. The flippant answer is: chocolate is what you need to recover from someone trying to suck the soul out of you.
The deeper answer has to do with having the power to summon the energy to confront evil even while that very evil attempts to take your essence. The other deeper answer is that evil tries to go it alone while the good look very much like the communion of saints — the body of Christ with the angels, archangels, and all the company of heaven. I truly believe that we cannot be Christians alone and that good overcomes evil in community.

2. Which character do you most resemble? Which character would you most like to get to know?
hmmm, most resemble? probably Hermione.
I’d like to get to know Professor McGonagall, Lupin, the Weasleys and Madame Hooch better.

3. How careful are you about spoilers?
a) bring ’em on–even if I know the destination, the journey’s still good
b) eh, I’d rather not know what happens, but I’m not going to commit Avada Kedavra if someone makes a slip
c) I will sequester myself in a geodesic dome to avoid finding anything out

First answer here is “b.” But I did go look for what the “hacker” said, so “a” fits, too. I thought what the hacker said was lame and mirrored previous events too much. If that is what really happens, I trust Rowling’s storytelling for it to “ring true” and be appropriate for the story.

4. Make one prediction/share one hope about book 7.
I hope Harry, Ron, and Hermione survive and Neville comes into his own. I predict that Beatrix Lastrange dies.

5. Rowling has said she’s not planning any prequels or sequels, but are there characters or storylines (past or future) that you would like to see pursued?
I want to see the Dementors brought under better control. And I’d like to see Hogwarts with McGonagall in charge.


About Sarah The Vicar of Hogsmeade

I'm an United Methodist clergywoman with two daughters. I read. I geocache. I look for excuses to laugh. My Ph.D. is on Clergywomen and Grief.
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4 Responses to Friday Five from RevGalBlogPals

  1. Great analysis of book 3. I’m preaching on it (sort of) on Sunday!

  2. Wow… no wonder you are the Vicar of Hogsmeade! I am completely in awe of your deep analysis of book 3 (also my favorite).What hacker? Where? Well played!Mags

  3. Hedwyg says:

    Great play, Vicar! I’m with you on wanting to really see Neville come into his own. You can see so much growth in him through the series, and I’d love to see him own his power and strength. He’s a great kid, and I identify with him.

  4. Diane says:

    I’m not a harry potter fan, but I really liked what you said about book three (It’s the last book I read, for a variety of reasons.) I think it’s part of why I call my blog “faith in community.”

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