Monday, January 9, 2023

Week 2 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling

Welcome to 2023!  On Mondays this year, let’s discuss and have fun with books. No I’m not writing book reviews. But this website is for writers, and writers like books right? So let’s have FUN with books!

Week 2 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling

Harry Potter is an orphan who lives with his emotionally abusive aunt and uncle who make him sleep in a room under the stairs.

On his eleventh birthday, he receives a visitor, Hagrid,

who informs Harry he's been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

During the school year while studying magic, Harry learns he has an archenemy whose goal is to destroy him.

All seven Harry Potter books [along with associated movie]:

Philosopher's Stone (1997) 76,944 words. Movie (2001) 152 minutes
Chamber of Secrets (1998) 85,141 words. Movie (2002) 161 minutes
Prisoner of Azkaban (1999) 107,253 words. Movie (2004) 144 minutes
Goblet of Fire (2000) 190,637 words. Movie (2005) 157 minutes
Order of the Phoenix (2003) 257,045 words. Movie (2007) 138 minutes
Half-Blood Prince (2005) 168,923 words. Movie (2009) 153 minutes
Deathly Hallows (2007) 198,227 words. Movie part 1 (2010) 146 minutes, Part 2 (2011) 130 minutes

Total 1,084,170 words, 1181 minutes [19.6 hours]

Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Scholastic Press (US) [first book Sorceror’s Stone instead of Philosopher’s Stone]

Movies distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures

Hogwarts houses:
...values – courage, bravery, nerve, and chivalry
...mascot – lion
...colors – scarlet red and gold
...element – fire
...values – hard work, patience, justice, and loyalty
...mascot – badger
...colors – canary yellow and black
...element – earth
...values – intelligence, learning, wisdom and wit
...mascot – eagle
...colors – blue and bronze
...element – air
...values – ambition, cunning, leadership, and resourcefulness
...mascot – serpent
...colors – are green and silver
...element – water

On this quiz, I’m a Hufflepuff [45.5%] but almost a Ravenclaw [45.2%].  What are you?

On this quiz, I’m a Hufflepuff [85%] with second place of Ravenclaw [39%].  What are you?

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