Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Hey guys! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s topic was ‘Ten Reasons I Love X’, so I decided to go with the obvious and talk about the
ten seven reasons why I love one of my favorite things in the world – the world of Harry Potter. I decided to go with seven reasons instead of ten to stick with the theme revolving around the number seven in the wizarding world.
1. The School
I love everything about Hogwarts – quidditch, the houses (although the sorting process admittedly has its flaws), the ghosts, and even the classes and professors. I’ve never really gotten over my disappointment at not receiving my Hogwarts letter when I was 11 😅.
2. The Food + Drinks
Is this slightly trivial? Yes, but I can’t help myself. The food described in Harry Potter, as seen in my favorite fictional foods post, sounds incredible (butterbeer!!!).
3. The Ingenuity
I think everyone can agree that Harry Potter is one of the most original and inventive things that anyone could read. I’ve always loved and appreciated how everything in Harry Potter is like nothing I’ve ever seen before.
4. The Friendships
The Golden Trio is the friendship that I feel everyone aspires to have. It’s not only the Golden Trio, though – it’s also the friendships within the D.A., the Marauders, and Luna, Ginny, and Neville. The Harry Potter series has some of the most earnest, beautiful, and loving friendships that I’ve ever read about.
5. The World
Harry Potter is one of the most well developed and complex worlds I’ve ever read about, and as someone who adores fantasy, I’ve always appreciated and loved that.
6. The Messages
The themes and messages present in Harry Potter are so important – we have symbolism of racism (blood purity), and strong messages of friendship and bravery. Through quotes like “happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light,” Harry Potter has some of the most important messages that anyone can grow up with.
7. The Characters
Above almost everything, I love the characters in this universe. They’re all so beautifully written, and I have so much love for all of them. From Harry to Hermione to Ron to Ginny to Neville to Luna, even to Dean Thomas and Draco and Bellatrix, they’re all so incredible and vibrant and irreplaceable.
I know my choice of topic this week may have been a bit generic, and even predictable, as everyone knows how much I love Harry Potter, but I just really wanted to talk about it more this week – since I always want to talk about it, HAHAH.