My Harry Potter Bookshelf

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Hello witches or wizards,

Today I’m presenting to you my Harry Potter bookshelf (I know, what a surprise, the title didn’t give it away at all ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

So let’s start off with the books:

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First of, I know, I know, I don’t have the Crimes of Grindelwald screenplay. Who am I?! I’m just afraid that it won’t fit next to my other books, but I will buy it someday (I hope). There’s a second copy of the chamber of secrets on top of the rest of the books for no reason at all. I found it once, took it and put it on top of the books. Now it’s there and it doesn’t bother me, so I leave it there.

Now, we move on to the wands:

Of course I have Hermione’s wand, who’s shocked? No one, as I expected ๐Ÿ˜€ . I love that girl sooooo much, and her wand is beautiful! And then I have my wand, the one I got at the Universal Studio’s. I’ll cherish them both forever. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Next, we have the chocolate frog cards:

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When I bought Chocolate Frogs I was so happy because I got great cards as you can see. The ones I’m the most grateful for are the one with Helga Hufflepuff (of course, as a proud Hufflepuff ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) on it and the Albus Dumbledore one (of course, as a proud Hogwarts student ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). And it was actually quite interesting to receive the Bertie Bott card because not a lot of people have it.

After that there is a chocolate frog “box” (I don’t know how to call it):

I really like this one, it’s made out of ceramic and it’s really, really nice. I don’t have much to say about it. Of course it didn’t come with a chocolate frog or card in it, it’s just a display peace. But a really nice one.

And, lastly, I just have some bits and bots to show you that make up some of the details:

At the far left you can see a book holder (in the picture at the beginning of the post you can see that it’s on both sides of the books). When I saw it in the shop, I was thinking: “These ones are nice ๐Ÿ˜€ “. And when I was putting my shelf together it ended up there which I think is great because it fits well with the theme.

Next we have a keychain of Hermione that my mom managed to put there. I love Hermione and love this keychain so I’m really happy with it there.

Then we have the Ollivander box my wand came in. I wanted to keep the box and it was nice in the back next to the golden leaf so I left it there, and again it fits really well.

And last of the last, Harry’s glasses that were from a costume that we had for so long. Even before I read the series, and I think the costume was my brother’s. And under that there is a Gryffindor coaster that I got from a bookshop when I bought the Cursed Child.

That is it, thanks for reading my post. Hope you liked it! And see you next time (I can’t really “see” you, but you get it ๐Ÿ˜‰ )!

Bye, – ChH

International Women’s Day

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Hello witches or wizards,

First of all, thanks for hitting 200 subscribers with me! I’m so grateful!

And second, I know what you might be thinking. ‘International women’s day? That’s not Harry Potter related.’. If you’re thinking this, you must be new. Hello and welcome to my blog! I know you’re new because you don’t know yet that I can make everythingย Harry Potter related.

International women’s day was Friday, so I’m making a post about it ๐Ÿ˜€

Let’s start off with a fun fact about a great brave woman, Nymphadora Tonks! Nymphadora comes from the two Greek words numphรช which means “the young girl” and dรดron which means “the gift”. So, her name literally means “the young girl with the gift”. And in theย Greco-Romanย mythology the word numphรช (in Latin nympha) refers to the nymphs. So Nymphadora actually has a beautiful name, even if sheย doesn’t think so.

Another interesting fact about a website called bechdeltest.comย . This test is about measuring equal representation of women in movies. To pass the test the movie has to have at least two (named) women in it who talk to each other about something besides a man. You may think that almost all movies have that conversation, but unfortunately that’s not true. For example the Harry Potter movies (not books) do not fall under that category.

For me, personally, one of the things I love the most in the Harry Potter books are the female characters. Like, of course, Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Nymphadora Tonks, Ginny Weasley, Molly Weasley, Lily Evans and lots of other girls/women.

And we could never forget that the person that invented and created this whole world was a great and feminist woman!

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That was it for today, I hope you enjoyed reading my post! And happy international women’s day (’cause really it’s every day ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) โค

Bye, -ChH

How Harry Potter came into my life.

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Hello witches or wizards,

A few months ago I read a great post from The Bookaholic called My journey with: Harry Potterย . Make sure to check it out, it’s great. And I thought maybe I could also do a post of how Harry Potter came into my life.

Here is how it all began. I was about 8 years old, I think, and for Christmas me and ย my family watched all the Harry Potter movies. Each night we watched one. I remember that my mom told me that the movies were based on really popular books. And 8 year old me was like: ‘Those must be big books! I don’t think I’ll ever read them.’ Little did I know back then that I would have a blog about it later, that’s how much I loved the books. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€

Some years later I had forgotten the movies. I remembered that I saw them, but I didn’t remember what they were about. What you need to know is that I take the bus to school and I always sit next to my friend. She was reading the Harry Potter series and she loved it so much she read it in the bus each morning. And I was like: ‘Those must be really good books.’ So I began reading them, and loved them!

That’s how Harry Potter came into my life! I hope you liked it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€

Bye, -ChH

 

The Crimes of Grindelwald – movie review

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Hello witches or wizards,

Today I’m going to talk about the new fantastic beasts movie The Crimes of Grindelwald.

*warning, this post contains spoilers*

So, when I got out of the movie theater I had a lot of thoughts at the same time. We’re going to discuss them one by one.

The first one was: Theseus is cute! I know that wasn’t the most important thing that happened in the movie, but it needs to be said.

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And the second one was (don’t worry, this one is about the story of the movie): What just happened, Credence and Dumbledore are brothers??? When did that happen? Well, I can actually answer myself, it happened at the end of the movie. But, like, huh? Nagini was totally right. It’s not where he comes from that is important, it’s who he wants to be. But I understand that he wants to know.

The third one was: Queenie, oh Queenie, Queenie, Queenie. Why? Why? If you go into that fire it won’t be with Jacob. And guess what? She went into the fire. Queenie I love you, your a great character and I understand that it’s not easy that you can’t be with Jacob, the person you love. But Grindelwald won’t help you with that. (That was my little conversation with her in my head. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ )

The fourth one was: Thank god we’ve got Nicholas Flamel and Leta Lestrange, ’cause I don’t know what we would have done without both of them!

The fifth one was: All these new beasts are so cool! They are so beautiful, the little nifflers for example, and the zouwu! I am a big fan of the zouwu!

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The sixth one (I told you I had a lot of thoughts) was: Talking about beasts, thank you Niffler! Wouldn’t have been able to win this war without you!

And that was it, I hope you enjoyed my post. I really liked this movie, and I really liked the “You have eyes like a salamander.” moment from Tina and Newt. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€

Bye, -ChH

Mythology in Harry Potter

Hello witches or wizards,

My mother bought me a book about mythology in Harry Potter. That means, you got it, the best combination ever. Percy Jackson in Harry Potter! (Shout out to the Rick Riordan fans!) I’m just at the beginning of the fourth one and loving it!

So one of todays story is about Bellatrix Lestrange. Bellatrix means woman warrior in Latin. It’s the female word from bellator which means man warrior. These words both come from the same family as the word bellum which means war.

Bellatrix is also a star from the constellation of Orion. It was a traditionย in the Black family to give a name of a constellation or a star to your children. That shows that she is related with Orion Black, her uncle on her father’s side. ๐Ÿ˜€

The second one is about Hermione and Athena and their resemblance. By her intelligence, her knowledge, her prudence and her wisdom, Hermione can be compared with Athena. Hermione is exceptionally good in all areas to which Athena presides.

Now here is the fun part I didn’t know about: While Athena devotes herself to the arts of weaving and embroidery, of which she is the appointed protector, Hermione knits hats, socks and scarves for the Hogwarts elves. ๐Ÿ˜‰

That’s it for todays post I hope you liked it ๐Ÿ˜‰ :-D,

Bye, -ChH

Fantastic Beast 2 Trailers

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Hello witches or wizards,

The last fantastic beasts trailer came out, so, in case you haven’t seen the trailer(s) yet (or you just want to re-watch them), here they are:

The first one: here

The second one: here

(It’s normal that the second one has the same beginning as the first one)

And, finally, the third one: here

These are all three the trailers from Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald.

I can not wait for the movie! The trailers are great! I think this film is going to be really important in the history of the wizarding world. And I have the feeling so many pieces of the puzzle are going to fall right in their place ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope you like them as much as me ๐Ÿ˜€

Bye, -ChH

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How to get Chosen at Ollivander’s Wandshop?

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Hello witches or wizards,

Today I’m making a post about Ollivander’s wandshop at the Universal Studios.

I, of course, went to Ollivander’s wandshop. But one thing you need to know before you go there, is that they let you in not one by one but with a group of people. So in all the group they only choose one person (usually a kid or teenager) to live the experience of receiving your wand from Ollivander. The rest of the group watches you.

I got chosen by Ollivander, luckily ๐Ÿ˜€ . And I’m going to give you a tip how to be chosen, when it’s your turn, hopefully. It’s simple and something we’re all good at ๐Ÿ˜‰ , show that you’re the biggest Potterhead in the room and show yourself. I did it by wearing my Hufflepuff tie.

That’s how Ollivander looked at me and said: ‘I see we have a fellow Hogwarts student in the room. Do you already have your wand?’. And of course I was like: ‘No.’. And in my head: ‘But I hope I will have it in five minutes ๐Ÿ˜€ .’ And so I became the chosen one (they called me like that, and I loved it! ๐Ÿ˜€ ).

If you don’t get to be chosen by Ollivander, there is a big wand shop behind the door of his office where everyone gets to buy his wand. And there you can choose a wand, they’re not character wands, they’re unique ones. But I think it’s more fun when you have the experience to get to be the chosen one. They also explain their composition, their skills, ect.

That’s it for my post today, I hope you all had a great first day of school back Hogwarts! I really enjoyed McGonagall’s speech this year ๐Ÿ˜€

Bye, -ChH