The crux of the issue is that ultimately I don’t have time to be on here. I just don’t. Between the classes I’m taking, the class I’m teaching, working on my thesis, and applying for PhD programs, there’s not spare time to do much but sleep and eat. But I don’t want to give anyone abandonment issues, and I don’t want to lose all the stuff I have here but string people along waiting for posts that never come.
In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list.
1. A Separate Peace - John Knowles 2. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 3. Peter and Wendy - JM Barrie 4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chboksy 5. Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging (and so on) - Louise Rennison 6. The Devil’s Arithmetic - Jane Yolen 7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - JK Rowling 8. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad 9. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman 10. Timequake - Kurt Vonnegut
[I haven’t been on in a minute, so I’m not sure who’s done this so if I tag you and you’ve already done it you can do another list or not]
HOGWARTS/PLACES: 1. Hogwarts: Where's your favorite place in the world?
2. Sorting Hat: What Hogwarts House would you place yourself in?
3. Gryffindor: Talk about a situation where you had to be brave.
4. Ravenclaw: What's something you're good at?
5. Hufflepuff: Talk about someone that you are loyal to.
6. Slytherin: Talk about your greatest ambition.
7. Diagon Alley: What is something you've always wanted to buy?
8. Ministry of Magic: What would be your dream job?
9(3/4). Platform 9 and 3/4: What's something that's always seemed impossible to you?
10. Hogsmeade: What's the best school trip you've ever been on?
PEOPLE/CREATURES: 11. Harry Potter: Talk about a challenge you've overcome.
12. Ronald Weasley: Talk about a friend you once/still have.
13. Hermione: What's your favorite book?
14. Luna Lovegood: Do you believe in any superstitions?
15. Neville Longbottom: Talk about a fear you've overcome.
16. Ginny Weasley: Talk about someone you've admired.
17. Draco Malfoy: What's something you regret?
18. Fred and George: Talk about a time you pranked someone/were pranked by someone
19. Dobby: What's a cause you're loyal to?
20. Hedwig: Would you bring an animal to Hogwarts? If so, which one?
CLASSES/SPELLS: 21. Astronomy: What's your favorite object in the night sky?
22. Potions: Talk about someone you initially mistrusted but proved to be cool.
23. Quidditch: What's a hobby you enjoy?
24. Transfiguration: If you could be an animagus, what form would you take?
25. Defense Against the Dark Arts: What would you guess your patronus is? Why?
26. Divination: Talk about a dream you've had within the past week.
27. Muggle Studies: Name one muggle item you'd take to Hogwarts.
28. Care of Magical Creatures: Unicorns, Dragons, or Hippogriffs?
29. History of Magic: What's your opinion of Merlin?
30. Herbology: If you could grow any plant, real or not, what would it be?
31. Nimbus 2000: What's something you've always wanted?
32. Wingardium Leviosa: What's something you had initial difficulties with?
33. Boggart: What's your greatest fear?
34. Invisibility Cloak: What's something you've wanted to hide from?
35. Polyjuice Potion: What's something you wished you could change about your appearance?
36. Amortentia: What would your amortentia smell like?
37. Marauder's Map: If you could have a secret passage in your house, where would you want it to lead to?
38. Time Turner: If you could go anywhere in Time, where would you go?
39. Mirror of Erised: What do you think you'd see in the Mirror of Erised?
40. Deathly Hallows: If you had the choice, would you pick, the wand, the stone, or the cloak?
MISC: 41. Bertie Bott's: What's your favorite candy?
42. Parseltongue: What language would you love to speak?
43. Ollivander: Describe your wand.
44. Ghosts: Who's your favorite ghost/poltergeist in the series?
45. Miranda Goshawk: If you could invent a spell, what would it do?
46. Goblet of Fire: If you had the chance, would you put your name in the Goblet of Fire?
47. Room of Requirement: What sort of Room would you want to see in the Room of Requirement?
48. Gilderoy Lockhart: If you could live the life of a book character, who would you pick?
49. Fidelius Charm: Who would you pick as your secret keeper?
50. Pensieve: What memory would you love to relive?