Brown Owl Girl

Potterhead from the East Coast. I like to make stuff, create art, write, be a mom and wife, and be a big dork about Harry Potter. I read the Philosopher’s Stone in 1998 when I was 9 (*EDIT* it was released that year in Canada, but I just did a bit of quick research (because my 1st copy was actually an American Scholastic published paperback, which was not released until Sept 1999)… so now I feel my whole life unravelling HAHA)

SO, it was 1999…. and I was 10 years old. Months away from my Hogwarts letter. Months.

ANYWAY I fell in love with it like millions of others. I’ve since read the books more times than I care to keep track of, watched the movies maybe not so many times (but a lot). Each time you read them, there’s some other little thing you notice, some connection. It’s such a well imagined world, it’s hard not to become absorbed in it.
I mean, I’m clearly not ashamed to admit how obsessed I am. We are here, aren’t we? and this edited Slytherin picture, I mean, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ come on, it’s cool. Stop it.

So, this is a place where I can empty my head of all Potter-related thoughts! The beautiful thing about starting this now, is that the WW Book Club by Pottermore is in session and there are SO MANY great discussions happening, I want to take all the weekly questions and delve just a bit deeper, because I absolutely cannot help myself. It’s like a book report that goes on forever! OK, although I made an account specifically for book club, I don’t always have time to participate live on twitter (which is noon for me, an unpredictable time with two tiny humans. so I do what I can). This is a good way to make sure I cover everything (eventually)!

One Important Note: If you haven’t read the books, or if you’re reading them currently and are not past the first two, please be warned that this blog is FULL OF SPOILERS.I won’t put spoilers on twitter, but on here I am not holding back. 😀

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There will be more than just Book Club stuff on here though. Besides my random opinions, I want to share my slowly growing Harry Potter collection! Posts for that page will be coming soon.

(If anyone else is on Pottermore, here are some nuggets of info:
I was sorted into:
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JKR’s American school of witchcraft & wizardry, Ilvermorny, also has 4 houses:
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My patronus ended up being this super cool rare one:
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… and also my wand combination is:

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My old username was GlowStar1976. I made a lot of potions. It was fun while it lasted, the old Pottermore, but I very much enjoy the new format.

Anyway I hope that, if you enjoy Harry Potter, you’ll enjoy this blog. I’d love to hear your thoughts!!!

Happy reading!