Day 30 – Many Questions, One Answer

30 Days’ Book Challenge – Day 30 – Many Questions, One Answer

I had saved the last post for a reason. I prepared this list of 30 Days’ Challenge from various prompts. Since you all know that I am a crazy Potterhead, it would be only obvious that for most of the prompts I came across, the only answer I had was Harry Potter.

So I had a tough time finding prompts that wouldn’t just give the same answer and kept this post for the last. In this, I will do the opposite of what I did all these days. I normally listed the books that I thought suited well for a prompt. But here, I will list all the prompts for which I believe Harry Potter Series is the answer.

Courtesy: harrypotter.wikia.com

And so, the 30th Day of the Challenge is in the name of Harry Potter. Here goes the list:

  1. A Book that I have read more than 3 times – Probably this is why I haven’t read many books. Every time I get a chance I read Harry Potter books. They are so loaded with twists and interconnections that I find new things every time I read them.
  2. My Favorite Series –  Harry Potter
  3. Favorite book turned into a movie – But the movies have only 20% of what is in the books. They don’t talk about the characters in depth. You can never understand Lupin, James, Lily, Ron, Luna, Hermione, Snape, McGonagall, Dumbledore, Malfoy, Hagrid… what am I doing? I can’t list them all. You don’t know any of the characters in detail unless you’ve read the book.
  4. A book that you wish more people would have read – All the seven books. There is a lot you’re missing if you haven’t read them.
  5. Favorite book universe – Hogwarts
  6. Your Hogwarts house – Hufflepuff.
  7. Favorite platonic friendship – Harry and Hermoine
  8. Favorite fantasy book – No guesses!
  9. My comfort books – I am not sure what this means. But yeah I am more than comfortable reading Harry potter. 😀

If any of you are planning to read the series for the first time, a word of caution. The first book is a bit dragging because it takes time for the setting to sink in. Do not stop reading until Harry reaches Hogwarts. You won’t stop after that.

It is amazing, how a little baby with a scar became such an important part of my life.

courtesy: moviepilot.com

However, the other day, a friend told me that he thought that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was overrated. I believe many people think so. Here is what I feel. The Harry Potter series is loved by all and the rating goes to the entire series. Almost all the HP fans have agreed that this book was a bit boring (including me). So, it truly cannot be called overrated. 🙂

Finally, the 30 Days’ book challenge ends. I can’t say I completed the challenge in 30 days. But I did post everyday. 😉 I was unwell for a couple of weeks and yet I managed to post. 😛 Many of you don’t know that I started this blog in 2010 when I used to have only about 12 posts a year. Last year on wards I picked up pace and here I have 30 posts a month! I’m impressed!

I got many blogging friends through this challenge. I came across many book lovers, I learnt more about the books I should read (And I shouldn’t). Many thanks to all of you who encouraged me to complete this.

Lots of Love

Rangelz 😉

Day 2 – The Most Wanted Fandom Item

30 Days Book Challenge – Day 2 – The Most Wanted Fandom Item

Yippee! I am excited. Fandom Item, Fandom Item, Fandom Item! How can someone ask me to choose just one? Okay, you are hyperventilating… Come on… Relax… Inhale deeply… Exhale…

First, let me explain why this excitement. I am craaazy about Harry Potter! Aha. That is right. I am a grown up. Yes, I still behave like a teenager when someone talks about Harry Potter. I can see that mocking smile. And I am familiar with this scenario but, I don’t care. I love the way I am! 😛 So, until further notice, you will have to endure many more Harry Potter rants here.

So, my excitement. That was because, I am asked to pick my ‘most’ wanted Fandom item and I haven’t given it a thought. I never knew I’d be facing this question and now, I am confused. 😛

Let us see my options;

  • A wand (My wand is made of Redwood with Dragon core.)
  • A Broomstick
  • A Time turner? (Hmm…)
  • An Invisibility Cloak

There are many other items in Harry Potter. But these four top my list. Of these, as I think now, I would first acquire A Wand.
Why? No surprises there. If I acquire a wand, I could make the broomstick appear and soon the time turner too. 😀 However the cloak? I doubt it. That being said, do you want to know about my wand? Here it is.

My wand Specifications:

Wood: Sycamore
Core: Unicorn hair
Length: 11 1/2 Inch
Flexibility: Surprisingly Swishy

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You can get your wand details in Pottermore if you’re interested. And remember, your wand chooses you. And it all depends on your personality. 🙂

For instance, I’ll tell you about my wand properties.

Sycamore – The sycamore makes a questing wand, eager for new experience and losing brilliance if engaged in mundane activities. It is a quirk of these handsome wands that they may combust if allowed to become ‘bored,’ and many witches and wizards, settling down into middle age, are disconcerted to find their trusty wand bursting into flame in their hand as they ask it, one more time, to fetch their slippers. As may be deduced, the sycamore’s ideal owner is curious, vital and adventurous, and when paired with such an owner, it demonstrates a capacity to learn and adapt that earns it a rightful place among the world’s most highly-prized wand woods.

So I’d better go on with my quests lest my wand just decides to burst into flames. And I should remember not ask my wand to fetch my slippers. Hmm…

Unicorn Core – Unicorn hair generally produces the most consistent magic, and is least subject to fluctuations and blockages. Wands with unicorn cores are generally the most difficult to turn to the Dark Arts. They are the most faithful of all wands, and usually remain strongly attached to their first owner, irrespective of whether he or she was an accomplished witch or wizard.

Minor disadvantages of unicorn hair are that they do not make the most powerful wands (although the wand wood may compensate) and that they are prone to melancholy if seriously mishandled, meaning that the hair may ‘die’ and need replacing.

Oh my! Oh my! Both my wand wood and core have the capacity to die. Um… I’m not the mishandling type. Yet, I need to be careful.

So that was about my Day 2 Challenge. Do let me know about your most wanted Fandom items too. Wands are too common. I’d love to know about others too. 🙂