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Accio Friday Five!

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As posted by reverendmother at RevGalBlogPals, where there is a second, non-Harry option, too.

1. Which Harry Potter book is your favorite and why?

Book 3, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban. The writing reached its peak, the characters were better-drawn, the relationship between Harry and Sirius added a lot to the series, and this book finally made me feel I was reading a series with a through-plot. I’ve enjoyed 4, 5 and, to a lesser degree, 6, but Rowling has fallen into writing set pieces with movies in mind, and I find that distracting. (Not that I don’t enjoy the movies, too.)

2. Which character do you most resemble? Which character would you most like to get to know?

I don’t see it, but when I do the quizzes I get Hermione. At least I don’t come up as Mrs. Weasley.

I would like to get to know Snape, as long as he arrives in the person of Alan Rickman…

3. How careful are you about spoilers?
a) bring ’em on–even if I know the destination, the journey’s still good
b) eh, I’d rather not know what happens, but I’m not going to commit Avada Kedavra if someone makes a slip
c) I will sequester myself in a geodesic dome to avoid finding anything out

c) I am usually a major spoiler addict, but not with Harry Potter. I’ll be offline next weekend until I finish the book. Seriously. Good thing it comes out during my vacation!

4. Make one prediction/share one hope about book 7.

That Snape will turn out to be one of the good guys.

5.
Rowling has said she’s not planning any prequels or sequels, but are
there characters or storylines (past or future) that you would like to
see pursued?

No, I’m ready for closure. (But ask me again when I’ve read the book.)

26 thoughts on “Accio Friday Five!”

  1. You know I’m with you on #4. And good call on The Rickman. Wish I’d thought of that. Don’t like the greasy hair look in the movies, but maybe he’ll let you wash it… fanning self

  2. OK, listen. You can have either Clooney, Olbermann, or Rickman, but you canNOT have all three. I will happily take any leftovers.

  3. I’m like you. I usually am all for the spoilers, but I can’t do it with Harry Potter. I have to read the actual thing — can’t rely on someone else’s perception.
    As for #4, I am waffling on whether or not Snape is good or evil. My main thing is that I do not want Harry to die. I know that death happens, but I seriously hope that Harry does not die.

  4. Alan Rickman is not merely appealing…He’s utterly drop dead gorgeous. Truly, madly, deeply gorgeous.
    Even if Snape turns out to be evil through and through….

  5. Loved Rickman in Dogma.
    And in that horrible version of Robin Hood that still makes me laugh whenever Dances With Wolves opens his mouth to speak with an “English” accent…
    I can’t imagine that Snape is evil, really. He’s done way too much already for the OP. I think he’s hanging onto the old HS issues to maintain some sort of cover, not unlike the mind control he attempts to teach Harry…
    I’m looking forward to watching 5 this weekend, then reading like a mad-woman ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Great play! I can take Snape becoming a good guy as long as Malfoy gets it… One of my friends commented that she probably would like Snape if he were played by Teh Clooney!!!
    ๐Ÿ™‚
    d

  7. Interesting turnaround if Snape is a good guy. I am hoping and hoping Harry does not die. Having the last book is good though–an end.

  8. I want to see a book featuring Ginny Weasley. I heart Alan Rickman, too. Doesn’t everyone? He looks great in the Snape outfit. I’m hoping he turns out to be a good guy in the end.

  9. I don’t think Snape is evil. I think he’s profoundly conflicted. I believe he’ll turn to good at the end. And Alan Rickman can sit and read the yellow pages and I’d watch. The man rocks. Loved Dogma too!!
    Read really fast Songbird because we’re gonna miss you when you’re offline.

  10. I’m with you, liked #3 the best, ready for last book. I agree with those who hope Harry lives … and those encouraging you to read fast, ’cause you’ll be missed. Have a great vacation.

  11. Mmmm, I really liked Alan Rickman in the first Die Hard movie. He was very sexy in that. Evil, but sexy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have to admit, though, I don’t have quite the same feelings for Rickman in his role as Snape.
    I have no opinion as to whether Snape will ultimately prove to be evil or good. And, for once, I’m okay with that. I’m willing to wait until I’ve read Book 7 for myself to find out. Who knew that my inner spoiler slut could have this much self-control?
    My own choice for characters that I would like to know more about include Remus Lupin and Lily Potter. I hope that Rowling gives them some more “screen time’, so to speak. And I really hope that Remus lives. I will be crushed if he should die.

  12. Here. Rickman fans: this YouTube clip will make your little hearts go pitty-pat (you’ll have to cut-and-paste b/c Songbird’s comments don’t do html). Non-Rickman fans, watch this, then go rent a copies of “Truly, Madly, Deeply” and “Blowdry,” and buy a new box of kleenex to go with.

  13. Songbird, we are of one mind regarding Snape (and Alan Rickman… I think it’s the voice, don’t you?) and book 3.
    Loved your play!
    Peace, Mags

  14. “At least I don’t come up as Mrs. Weasley.”
    She’s a great character in the book though – and I love the way she finds it hard to accept Fleur until she sees how much she really loves Bill don’t you ๐Ÿ™‚ …
    I hope bill and Charley come into the last book more – DD loves the idea of his earring ๐Ÿ™‚

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