Dumbledore’s Past (Harry Potter Read-A-Thon Discussion #10)

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.

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

Discussion – Dumbledore’s Past

After Dumbledore’s death in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, we learn quite a bit about his childhood and adolescence, particularly his family life and time at Hogwarts.  His good friend, Elphias Doge, publishes a lengthy obituary in the Daily Prophet, preceding Rita Skeeter’s lengthy, but somewhat twisted publication, The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore.

During his lifetime and interactions with Harry, Dumbledore remained very private, sharing little of his past.  It was not until after his death that Harry learned of his childhood in Godric’s Hollow and troubled familial relationships. Why do you think Dumbledore kept this information from Harry?  Do you think it had any benefits in the long run?  Did it alter Harry’s perception of his former headmaster?

Trivia

This week’s trivia game is a word search related to character names that are mentioned throughout the series.  Each week, along with a discussion, there will be a trivia/puzzle component of our post, giving participants (and non participants) an opportunity to pit their Harry Potter knowledge against one another. When you think you’ve solved one of the weekly puzzles, type out your answers (or scan/take a picture of them) and email them to brewingupbooks@gmail.com

The first person to email us all of the correct answers will be featured in next week’s post, along with his/her blog and Goodreads account. Ready to test your luck?

Y H G Y S M C K T W E A G L F H M Y I R X H A
N D E W C H D R J P J I N L D I T W U R G A N
Y G M R A R O F A Z X V V A L X B H Q O F G X
C O O R M M E N C U D K S G R U T C C Y L R J
E Q L Y E I S P M E K Q S A E R A I I L I I J
K I J D L V O N M G Z Y N N A M C M M L T D F
E D L U O E J N Y R W A Z O Y N N I G O W C N
W O K M V D H W E O T D Y G E H J X O M I N Z
V V A Z F J K B P E F W X C O K N M I P C N F
L T X O R W D D G G E I J M I S R P V Y K B N
E L I M E W E L L I V E N Q C M E U N M K W N
H R B A D B C P R J P Z V Z L M P J T S V I C
A F O T R E L A W N E Y J O C Q N I S N Y A W
R T V D R A C O B K T O Y P T B D J B U D R B
W Y Q I E Y K M Q W C C D Q F M D I C D O F K
K E J G E L C Y S M Z Q R W O I Z V W H W J Y
L U C I U S B F U U M E C A Y G R M C S M M A
H W H Y Z B K M D F M Z H V B G U Q W J B H T
N K D B V O W J U U C A D A K B T X Q D V A U
N T I M X C M D N D R I E M E S E I I H M V O
P L Y R O K I G W R P K J H U Z Z M A A C T R
L U V V S C Y Q Y G C J I L S W E U N K S E X
V W Q Y V Y M L I I N X P V O R F V H N O R I
ARTHUR BILL CHARLIE
CRABBE DRACO DUMBLEDORE
FLITWICK FRED GEORGE
GINNY GOYLE HAGRID
HARRY HERMIONE LUCIUS
MCGONAGALL MOLLY NEVILLE
PERCY RON SHEAMUS
SNAPE TRELAWNEY VOLDEMORT

Last Week’s Winners

Unfortunately, we didn’t have any winners from last week.  If you submit your answers to this week’s puzzle, however, you may be featured in our post next week!

Answers to Last Week’s Puzzle

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