Brown Owl Girl

Potterhead from the East Coast. I like to make art, write, be a mom and wife, and be a big dork about Harry Potter. I read the Philosopher’s Stone in 1999 when I was 10 (my 1st copy was not the Canadian published version, but actually an American Scholastic published paperback, which was not released until Sept 1999. Saw it randomly on the back of a Scholastic book order. I have since retired it, as it is quite literally falling apart, and found an old Bloomsbury edition to complete my original Raincoast/Bloomsbury set!) The rest is, as they say, history.

SO, I was 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 WW Book Club by Pottermore is in part responsible for keeping this blog alive for almost an entire year! Book Club has recently ended, and there were SO MANY great discussions, I’ll be forever grateful for the HP Fam I’ve gained through participating. I aim to take all the weekly questions and elaborate on my answers and delve just a bit deeper, because I absolutely cannot help myself. It’s like a book report that goes on forever! I will have pages set up here that will transport you to each weekly discussion.

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 will try not to put spoilers on twitter, but on here I am not holding back. By the way, if you’ve never read the books then a) why are you here and b) GO READ THEM 😀

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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… and the new one after that.

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

Happy reading!