Harry Potter Read-A-Thon: Discussion #1

Harry Potter Readathon

In honor of the 2015 Harry Potter Read-A-Thon, every Monday, I’ll be posting an update here at Brewing Up Books as to my own reading progress, as well as a discussion that you’re more than welcome to continue onto your blog.

I apologize for the delayed posting of this discussion – an oh-so-pleasant snow/ice storm decided to come through and annihilate my wifi for approximately 24 hours.

Anyway, before jumping into this week’s discussion, here is a potential schedule that you can follow that will help you stay on track and finish up the Read-A-Thon by May 31st:

  • Feb. 1 – Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Feb. 18 – Chamber of Secrets
  • Mar. 1 – Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Mar. 20 – Goblet of Fire
  • April 13 – Order of the Phoenix
  • April 28 – Half-Blood Prince
  • May 1 – Deathly Hallows


“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”

As seen within the first several chapters of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, there are severe distinctions in the Wizarding World based upon class, socioeconomic status, and blood status.  Most people argue that a witch or wizard cannot break from the thinking and mindset that he/she is taught while growing up.  For example, they claim that Draco is beyond hope due to his proud, snobby, pureblood family and the severe parenting tactics of Lucius Malfoy.  This same arguments fails to explain Harry’s behavior, however, because it does not mirror that of the Dursleys – if anything, he is the exact opposite.

What do you think plays into whether a witch or wizard embraces the light or darkness inside of them?  Leave a comment down below or start a post on your own blog (you can also leave the link in a comment, and I’ll make sure I look at it!).


Instead of creating my own trivia game this week, I decided to share a 25 question quiz that I stumbled across earlier this week on Buzzfeed.  Don’t be fooled, it may be short, but it’s certainly challenging:


Feel free to comment your score below!

Last Week’s Trivia Answers

  1. William (Bill) Weasley
  2. Bathsheba Babbling
  3. Katie Bell
  4. Arabella Figg
  5. Angelina Johnson
  6. Elphias Doge
  7. Augusta Longbottom
  8. Lavender Brown
  9. Pansy Parkinson
  10. Aunt Marge
  11. Cadmus Peverell
  12. Colin Creevey
  13. Rodolphus Lestrange
  14. Marietta Edgecombe
  15. Cuthbert Binns
  16. Mary Riddle
  17. Gellert Grindlewald
  18. Tom
  19. Cormac McLaggen
  20. Alecto and Amycus Carrow
  21. Merope Gaunt
  22. Morfin Gaunt
  23. Aberforth Dumbledore
  24. Irma Prince
  25. Frank Bryce
  26. Kendra Dumbledore
  27. Igor Karkaroff
  28. Padma Patil
  29. Reginald Cattermole
  30. Madam Hooch
  31. Stan Shunpike
  32. Madam Rosmerta
  33. Charity Burbage
  34. Pius Thicknesse
  35. Fleur Delacour
  36. Parvati Patil
  37. Penelope Clearwater
  38. Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore
  39. Lee Jordan
  40. Septima Vector
  41. Romilda Vane
  42. Witherwings
  43. Sir Cadogan
  44. Grawp
  45. Kreacher
  46. Peeves
  47. Norbert
  48. Trevor
  49. Errol
  50. Pigwidgeon

Completely Unrelated Side Note

Note: This is extremely off-topic…It’s not even Harry Potter related.

I’ve recently taken up writing and have been working on a YA novel.  I want to post it online so that I can get some feedback, but I wasn’t sure where exactly I should post it.  It would be tremendously helpful if you could select an option from the anonymous poll below, and that will help me decide where I should post the chapters that I’ve written.

Signature Olivia


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