Harry Potter Month (19)


Today is day nineteen of my challenge to post each day about Harry Potter.  Quotes, books, films, discussions and silliness.

As part of my challenge I found out about this fun discussion event called Hype or Like over on Rant and Rave About Books – check it out here if you’re interested in taking part.  And here’s the link to the Goodreads page to link up with everyone.

The Discussion this week is:

10 Things I Like About Harry Potter

Ahh, let me count the ways!  There are so many – great books, great films, amazing actors, interesting themes, steadfast friendships, loving families, evil baddies, spells, bewitched objects.  I could go on and on but I’ve decided to have a bit of a theme and go with Flora and Fauna:

Gillyweed – and more to the point the results achieved by taking it!  Swimming underwater with gills and all!


Mermaids – Peter and Wendy never had to put up with mermaids like these! Scary.


The ultimate guard dog!  Three heads not one.  Although one sweet lullaby and you could be in the clear.


Mandrake – ‘Whenever unearthed, the root screams. The scream of a mature Mandrake when it is unearthed will kill any person who hears it, but a young Mandrake’s screams will usually only knock a person out for several hours’


Aragog – do I need to elaborate – huge spiders! Huge. Spiders.


The Womping Willow – A majestic tree with a bit of an anger problem!

whomping willow

The Hippogriff that we’d all love to befriend.  Buckbeak.


Thestrals – the huge beasts that are used to pull the carriages from the station to Howarts.  ‘A Thestral is a breed of winged horses with a skeletal body, face with reptilian features, and wide, leathery wings that resemble a bat’s. They are very rare, and are considered dangerous by the Ministry of Magic. Thestrals are, undeservedly, known as omens of misfortune and aggression by many wizards because they are visible only to those who have witnessed death at least once or due to their somewhat grim, gaunt and ghostly appearance.’


Devil’s Snare – another one of the traps set to protect the Philosopher’s stone – don’t mess with this!

devil's snare

Dragons – because – DRAGONS!!



12 Responses to “Harry Potter Month (19)”

  1. Alex @ Young At Heart Books

    Oh Buckbeak! I forgot about him. This is also a great list. Makes me nostalgic for some Harry Potter.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It really does doesn’t it! I forgot how great it was looking forward to either the release of the next book or the next film!
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I must have removed those mermaids from my memory, because I didn’t remember them – and looking at that picture I can understand why! Brrrrr….

    • @lynnsbooks

      They’re scary critters to be sure! I love the Goblet of Fire – it’s my second favourite story and film.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Nikita @The utter and complete bookworm

    Harry Potter month, great idea!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – I wondered how I’d get on with this but there are so many books and films it’s easy to spotlight something every day!
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    GAHHH Aragog! Go away, gigantic spiders!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – that scene with the spiders! I’m with Ron on this one.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    I love Buckbeak and who doesn’t love a dragon…except maybe when its chasing you!

  6. Carmen

    Aragog is fear personified!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, he really is! Especially if he’s sending all his minions after you!

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