H is for Hermione

“Oh, are you doing magic? Let’s see it, then.”
She sat down. Ron looked taken aback.
“Er — all right.”
He cleared his throat.

“Sunshine, daisies, butter mellow,
Turn this stupid, fat rat yellow.”

He waved his wand, but nothing happened. Scabbers stayed gray and fast asleep.
“Are you sure that’s a real spell?” said the girl. “Well, it’s not very good, is it? I’ve tried a few simple spells just for practice and it’s all worked for me. I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

And this was my introduction to Hermione Granger. She was intelligent, read A LOT, could be annoying but was fiercely loyal to those she loved. In the first book alone she grew as a person and by the end of the book, she was off and running. I connected with her because she was prepared for classes (and everything else) and she was always annoyed when others were not as prepared. Boy, is that me! Throughout my education and even in my adult life at meetings… She is also fearless, strong and tough but not afraid to cry. I want to be like her when I grow up!

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Have a nice weekend!

-Kat

The Great Book of Lists: Chapter 1.4- The Books That Transport You

Chapter 1.4 for The Great Book of Lists is The Books that Transport You.

I love reading and books are found in every room of our house. It was hard to narrow it down but I finally settled on these as the books that transport me:

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  • Entire Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Dead Witch Walking (and the rest of the Hollows series) by Kim Harrison
  • All Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The list could go on and on……

If you would like more information, you can find it at The Great Book of Lists, hosted by La duchesse d’Erat.

Which books transport you to another time and place?