Hey hey hey!
You all may have one simple question for me: What is Potterhead July? Well, let me answer this quick for you:
Since The Cursed Child releases this month Aentee from Read At Midnight decided to host a Potterhead July blog tour (of sorts) where a bunch (like over 80 participants) of bloggers will share a variety of blog posts all pertaining to an aspect of Harry Potter. Spoiler alert: I signed up for a House Pride Post.
Now, onto the important part: HOUSE PRIDE!
There are four houses at Hogwarts, as many of you probably already know: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff. Throughout the entire Harry Potter series readers see a variety of these houses in beloved characters. I, personally, am a Ravenclaw. How do I know this? I took the Pottermore quiz. So head on over and discover which house you belong in!
The real question here (amidst this very jumpy post) is why should you be proud to be a Ravenclaw? Before Potterhead July I never really gave the idea much thought. I simply accepted the idea that I belonged in Ravenclaw. After doing some research I came up with this quick list of reasons why Ravenclaws should be proud to be a Ravenclaw.
- Luna Lovegood: I grew up loving Luna Lovegood before I knew I was a Ravenclaw. Her quirkiness and uniqueness is accepted by everyone in the Wizarding World. As a child, my uniqueness and quirks were looked down upon, but for me to see her character grow strong and passionate was everything.
- We’re freaking smart: Everybody knows it. Ravenclaw is the smart house. We come up with all the brilliant ideas because we think outside the box.
- Unique: The argument here could be that all the houses hold something unique about them. But can you argue that, really? (Says the girl horrible at arguing things.) If you look at the characters of the books that belong in Ravenclaw, many are misunderstood due to their uniqueness or attachment to the other side. I love that!
- Connections: We Ravenclaws love to talk about superstitions and ghosts. Luna saw ghosts all the time. Professor Trelawney held an entire superstitions class and helped read tea leaves! (Always loved her, too.)
As I said earlier, this list is pretty short because we’re pretty amazing.
Which house do you belong in? Why are you proud to be in that house? Tell me in the comments below! Also, link up to your Potterhead July post in the comments, so I can go check it out!
Much love, XOXO,
~A Writer Named Charley~