The Harry Potter Book Tag || Tags & Awards

Hello beautiful people!

Today is a VERY special day … it’s Harry Potter’s birthday!

To this day, I remain to be a HUGE Harry Potter fan … I don’t think I will EVER grow out of my love for this magical world.

Paige @ Bookish Paige posted The Harry Potter Book Tag in honour of Harry’s birthday … which made me think why hadn’t I done the same thing?! So here we are! I LITERALLY typed this up and posted today … so if there are NUMEROUS spelling mistakes and what not … I apologize in advance.

Note: I have NO idea who created this. If you happen to know, please leave the information in the comments section. Thank you!

Note 2: Due to the nature of this tag, there are possible spoilers for those of you who haven’t read the books or seen the movies … YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!

The Questions

  1. Favourite book
  2. Favourite movie
  3. Least favourite book
  4. Part of the books/movies that made you cry
  5. Favourite character
  6. What would your Patronus be?
  7. If you could have the Resurrection Stone, the Invisibility Cloak, or the Elder Wand, which one would you choose?
  8. What house would you be in?
  9. If you could meet any member of the cast, who would it be?
  10. If you were on the Quidditch team, what position would you play?
  11. Were you happy with the ending?
  12. How much does Harry Potter mean to you?

One. Favourite book

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Honestly, I love them all. Every year a new book released, I would read it in a day. But Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the one that stuck out to me the most. It’s the ODD book, for it’s childish and fun like the previous three — however, it’s also the book that creates the transition from child’s play to a more dark and sinister series. I also found the Triwizard Tournament absolutely thrilling in the book (so-so in the films).

Two. Favourite movie

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Hmmm … it’s a tie between Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I STILL remember going to the movies with the family to see this one … and it was the most magical experience. I felt like my whole world had opened up even more. So this is mainly a favourite because of the nostalgia ha-ha!

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The third film is also fantastic though, since Professor Lupin and Sirius Black are two of my favourite characters. I also love how much more we get to learn about James Potter and his friends during their days at Hogwarts.

Three. Least favourite book

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Like Paige, I don’t really have a least favourite book … I love them all. There’s none (in my eyes) that seem way worse than the others. But I have to agree with Paige, I could’ve done WITHOUT the spider part in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I have a serious case of arachnophobia … so that was pretty part to read AND watch.

Four. Parts of the movies/books that made you cry

Ummmm … better question … what parts DIDN’T make me cry … yup … much better question to ask ha-ha.

There are three MAJOR moments that made me cry, both in the book and the films. The first is Sirius Black’s death. After EVERYTHING Harry has been through, he finally comes close to having a family member to live with that ACTUALLY cares for him unconditionally. But not only does Harry lose him, he watches Sirius die. It broke my heart in both the film adaption and the book. Not only did Harry lose so much, we all lost an amazing character.

The second is the death of Hedwig. She’s been Harry’s companion since the beginning, never leaving his side (I wish they had her in the films more like she is in the books). But when she sacrifices herself to save Harry, I literally couldn’t take it. Firstly, the death of animals always gets to me. Secondly, Harry loses a pet that truly cared for him. But the most important thing is that her death is a symbol of Harry’s childhood and innocence being ripped apart from him. There’s no going back to the good ol’ days.

Lastly, the scene RIGHT before Harry gives himself up to Voldemort. When he uses the resurrection stone to see his loved ones one last time, I literally bawled my eyes out. Not necessarily because it’s a symbol Harry’s about to die, but because it’s a reminder of everything and everyone he’s lost. But it was also this beautiful moment, for he has the chance to see his loved ones again. There’s honestly just so many emotions going on during this scene. A reminder of the things Harry had taken away from him and of what could’ve been, but also a beautiful moment for Harry to find strength in.

Five. Favourite character

Okay … I can’t choose between these characters … so I’m naming them all: Luna Lovegood, Fred Weasley and George Weasley.

I know there’s only SO much time in the films, but I REALLY wish these three had more screen time. There are so many missed moments from the books that would’ve made the films 10x better!

Luna is just … how can you NOT love her? She’s quirky, down to earth and loves being herself.

Fred and George are just hilarious, but I love how they do have some differences between one another. I also love how much they care for one another, a bond that’s literally the strongest thing ever.

Six. What would your Patronus be?

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I OBVIOUSLY have a Wizarding World (a.k.a. Pottermore) account, so I’ve done the test for this. As much as I WISH I had an Otter, I have a Stoat … which is actually SUPER FLIPPIN’ adorable so I’m happy about that as well.

Seven. If you could have the Resurrection Stone, the Invisibility Cloak, or the Elder Wand, which one would you choose?

Hmmm … probably the invisibility clock. I like the wand I have (again, Wizarding World test) and I don’t want the torment of the resurrection stone as it’s more of a curse than a gift in my opinion. But with the clock, I get a cozy blanket to snuggle up in and LITERALLY hide from the world … and I would TOTALLY use it to prank people.

Eight. What house would you be in?

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According to Wizarding World, I’m a Hufflepuff … and I’m PROUD OF IT! I love the Hufflepuff house, even before I was placed in it. The virtues they uphold are things I firmly believe in … and some of my favourite wizards and witches are from that house too! The dorm room is also super chill … just sayin’.

Nine. If you could meet any member of the cast, who would it be?

Probably Emma Watson or Gary Oldman. Emma Watson is known to be a HUGE book nerd, so I feel like we’d have a lot to talk about. And she seems pretty down to earth. I’ve been a HUGE fan of Oldman for as long as I can remember. Getting to hear in person about his experiences would be phenomenal.

Ten. If you were on the Quidditch team, what position would you play?

I’ve actually done a test this, because I’m THAT much of a nerd. Apparently, I’d be a keeper, which is flippin’ awesome in my opinion!

Eleven. Were you happy with the ending?

Yes and no? Yes because I thought it ended beautifully, a series that actually seemed to be perfection by the end of the final book. A part of me wanted a couple of chapters of them rebuilding themselves and of their adult years, but I was very happy with how Rowling chose to end Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

However, there’s always a part of me that’s INCREDIBLY sad when something ends. I’m TOTALLY one of those people that gets super emotional when something they love comes to an end … guys, I BAWLED at the end of the Friends TV show. It’s that bittersweet moment, for you had a lovely time during it all but know now that it’s done.

Twelve. How much does Harry Potter mean to you?

There are ACTUALLY no words. I’ve always been a huge reader, but this series opened my eyes to a completely different world. I’d never wanted to be apart of something so much in my entire life until I read these books. Dreaming of getting my Hogwarts letter, wanting to become a carer of magical creatures, meeting other magical folks … it was ALL I thought of … and I still dream of it today as a grown young adult.

This series also came at a time in my life where I struggled a lot with friendships and bonds. I didn’t really build close relationships with people until much later, since I always was hurt or disappointed. But Rowling’s series made me feel alive, as though I was a part of something when I felt lost.

So how much does Harry Potter mean to me? There really aren’t words.

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32 thoughts on “The Harry Potter Book Tag || Tags & Awards

      1. It’s fun to see peoples’ houses! I feel like that really tells you more about someone! And I love how more people have the Slytherin pride. The ONE thing I disliked about the HP world is how much that group was villainized … like honestly, they are a pretty awesome group! But now, we see how awesome they are! Determined, ambitious, self-reliant … they’re an epic group!

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  1. I feel like we can all agree that The Chamber of Secrets is scarier than the other books. The spiders didn’t bother me but the Basilisk did! *shivers*

    I love how you mentioned Luna as one of your favourite character! She doesn’t get the attention she deserves and that’s a shame! She’s unapologetically herself and we could all learn from her.
    My heart hurts when I think about Fred and George. As a twin, I cannot imagine what that loss feels like. I read somewhere that George won’t be able to produce a Patronus because his happiest memories were with his brother…how heartbreaking!

    And it never really hit me until now, but you are completely right about Hedwig! Her death is very symbolic and she does sacrifice herself for Harry and it shows the love and bond between them. It’s simply awful. I love how the books teach children (and adults) about love but also death and how to deal with grief and pain. Truly amazing!

    Your Patronus is sooo cute and original! Most people have dogs, cats or horses.

    Amazing post! 💕

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    1. I found it a pretty creepy book in general, especially in comparison to book one.

      I know, eh?! I absolutely adore her character. She’s so carefree and doesn’t care what others think!

      Oh my gosh … I read that part about George and actually got chills and instantly sad. I can’t even imagine that heartbreak. I’ve heard a lot of twins have this natural connection; do you feel like that with your twin?

      Ugh yes. I remember Rowling in an interview answering why she killed Hedwig, and it was basically a symbol of Harry’s childhood leaving. It’s honestly so sad … and animal deaths in general just get to me.

      And thanks! I was so happy with the stoat!! They’re so flippin’ adorable! I think they’re similar to a weasel, which is what Arthur Weasley has … and he’s SUPER cool!

      P.S. When I click your name in the comments, the URL doesn’t work. It tries to connect to “peoplewillstaremakeitworththeirwhile.com” , not “anotherbookworm”. You have to go into your profile and change the URL. Thought I would let you know!

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      1. Yes, my twin sister and I understand each other without words; it’s such a weird and unique bond! And she sure is a part of most of my happy memories…

        Right?! The death of animals hits differently…

        The Weasleys are THE BEST and I love how loving and kind they were to Harry!

        Thank you so much for telling me;I had no idea how to change it Hopefully, it’s okay now 🙂

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      2. Aweeee … I don’t know why but that actually melted my heart. I love hearing when families have beautiful bonds.

        And yes … i actually can’t handle it. It just ruins me. Especially dogs …

        Oh my gosh yes!! I always put Molly and Arthur Weasley as my top for parents in novels because they take care of their own and everyone else. They honestly don’t have to take care of Harry put they do.

        I just checked it for you and it works now! 🙂

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  2. Thank you SO much for tagging me, love!❤️ I LOVE this because Harry Potter will always be in our hearts, right? I can’t believe that Daniel Radcliffe has turned 30 years old, for me he’ll always be a child, I swear. 😂

    I love Luna too, she’s great & your Patronus is SO ADORABLE, I can’t! I never made mine, so it will be fun to find out which one it will be!! 😄

    I hope I can do it soon, I’m nostalgic reading your answers 😭👏🏻

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  3. I didn’t even know this tag existed! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 😀

    I’m so surprised that 4th book is your favorite! It’s my least favorite of all of them :O ahaha
    I guess the transition to darker themes didn’t sit well with me, I LOVED the first 3 books so so much, and then with the 4th it was an eye-opener – “oh wow, things are getting serious”. And apparently I don’t like serious.

    I’m soo excited to do this tag! I feel like I need to re-read HP soon. It’s been over 10 years since the last time I read the books. (but I know them by heart anyway 😀 )

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    1. He-he-he! You’re welcome! Thank gosh for the Internet!

      I think it’s actually cool we have different opinions about the 4th book but for the same reason! It was definitely a shocker moment when I started reading it, but I loved getting more “things just got real” moments! I also just love the Triwizard Tournament ha-ha!

      Yup … I feel you. I plan to re-read them either this winter or early next year 🙂

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  4. Omg, even just READING this tag makes me tear up 😭 UM JENNA, ARE WE ACTUALLY THE SAME PERSON?! Not only did I just find out that you’re also in Hufflepuff BUT NOW I FIND OUT THAT YOUR FAVE BOOK IS ALSO GOBLET OF FIRE & YOUR LEAST FAVE IS ALSO CHAMBER OF SECRETS?! 😱 THIS IS INSANEEEEEE

    #HOUSEPRIDE #HUFFLEPUFFFORLIFE 😂

    💛 Ngoc

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    1. LMFAO!!!!!!!! ARE WE?!!? OH MY GOSH! NO ONE EVER AGREES WITH ME ON THESE BOOKS!!!

      It’s official … we are friends #hufflepufffriends #hufflepuffforlife #housepride #twinsies

      Lots of love! 💛💛💛

      P.S. I don’t know if I mentioned this to you but the URL in the comment under your name doesn’t connect properly to “https://nishandngoc.wordpress.com/” . It shows “nishandngocsbooknook.wordpress.com” . You have to go to your Profile and Account Settings to change it 💛

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  5. Oh my gosh I love this post so much!! It gave me all the Harry Potter feels and I’m going to try to not fangirl in this comment too much.😭❤️

    It’s so hard for me to pick a favorite too, because every time I do I feel like I’m saying that I like one of the other books less, but that’s not the case?? My favorite will probably always be OOTP because of the DA, we get to know Luna, etc., but I seriously love them all equally anyway. My fave movie is maybe Goblet of Fire?? (I loved the World Cup and the tournament.) But I don’t know they’re all fantastic.

    “The question is what parts didn’t make me cry” is definitely a mood. All the parts you mentioned are so emotional, ahh. I also feel like Fred’s death hit me hard because I remember staring in shock at the book- I truly didn’t expect him to die, and that was what made it all the worse. I was expecting all the kids to make it out alive, so it was horrible when he didn’t.

    Also, another part that makes my heart feel heavy is when in the sixth book the minister is trying to get information out of Harry and he says Harry is “Dumbledore’s man through and through” and then when Harry tells Dumbledore later, he says that he told him he was, and then Dumbledore gets emotional…cue ME getting emotional.

    Okay, so I utterly failed at not fangirling too much, but this was a great post and I loved reading it!! 🙂

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    1. Guuuuuuuuuurl … I’m ALWAYS fangirling over HP lol!!

      The fifth is definitely up there for me in the books and the films … I just thought it was overall a great story. AND LUNA!! MY GURL! I feel like I’m the ONE person who disliked the fourth movie the most. I don’t hate it at all! But it wasn’t my cup of tea like everyone else. I think I just hated how much they missed in the novel.

      RIGHT?! Seriously, I blubbered throughout most of it ha-ha! I wish I had added Fred’s death to this but my list was getting so long lol! Fred’s death still pains me, especially after learning George can’t summon a full patronus since his happiest memories are with Fred … Rowling … WHY?!?!

      Oh my gosh yes … Dumbledore RARELY gets emotional like that, so that really killed me.

      LMAO! It’s ALL good! I love replying to detailed comments!

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  6. Ah, I love your answers, Jenna! Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite movie, and probably my favorite book! Sirius and Lupin! Ah, my LOVES! I adore them both so much. I wept like a baby at the ending of Order of the Phoenix (among so many other scenes that caused me to wallow in despair) Luna is such an underrated character, and I wish she received more praise. And I 1000000% with what you said about the end of the series! Great post! ❤

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    1. Thank you, darlin’! ❤ Ah yes … Sirius and Lupin … my babies!! I really wanted more of the two of them. UGH!

      I still get emotional over OOTP … movie and book wise.

      I COMPLETELY agree … Luna is such an inspiration. She also just has so many wonderful words of wisdom in the novels and films.

      Awe thanks! I feel like a lot of people feel the same way. It's a lovely ending but still sad because it's done, yea know?

      And thank you!!!

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