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Harry Potter and the First Time Readers

Jon, Danny, Kristen, Jenn

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It's every Harry Potter fan's dream to read the books for the first time again. The wonder, the joy, the excitement and forums and not knowing what is going to happen on the next page. It's one of the best experiences ever. Join four readers (Jon is a read-harry-potter-every-year kinda guy, Kristen has only read it once, and Jenn and Danny haven't read it at all) as they read and talk about Harry Potter, theories, plot points, favorite characters, and everything else Harry Potter universe. So come vicariously live through some first-time readers!
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Ch 2-5

Harry Potter and the First Time Readers


10/10/22 • 95 min

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Chapter 2 - The Scar

  • No, the thing that was bothering Harry was that the last time his scar had hurt him, it had been because Voldemort had been close by... but Voldemort couldn’t be here, now...the idea of Voldemort lurking in Privet Drive was absurd, impossible...

Q1 - Why do you think Harry’s scar hurts whenever things like that happen?

Q2 - Do you think Voldemort knows where Harry lives, and would he ever attack the house?

  • As far as he knew, he was the only living person to have survived a curse like Voldemort’s.

Q3 - Do you think there is anyone else alive or even dead who has survived a curse like Voldemorts?

Q4 - If you had to choose a bird to deliver mail to you, which bird are you picking?

Chapter 3 - The Invitation

  • The school nurse had seen what Aunt Petunia's eyes – so sharp when it came to spotting fingerprints on her gleaming walls, and in observing the comings and goings of the neighbors – simply refused to see: that, far from needing extra nourishment, Dudley had reached roughly the size and weight of a young killer whale.

Q1 - What are your thoughts on Dudley?

Q2 - So far in this series, if there is a character who is irredeemable, who would it be?

Q3 - Is it animal abuse to keep sending Errol to deliver your mail?

Q4 - What do you normally eat for breakfast?

  • “Look at this,” he growled. He held up the envelope in which Mrs Weasley’s letter had come, and Harry had to fight down a laugh. Every bit of the letter was covered in stamps except for a square inch on the front, into which Mrs Weasley had squeezed the Dursleys’ address in minute writing.

Q5 - Who do you think is going to win the Quidditch World Cup?

  • A slight spasm crossed Uncle Vernon's large purple face. The mustache bristled. Harry thought he knew what was going on behind the mustache: a furious battle as two of Uncle Vernon's most fundamental instincts came into conflict. Allowing Harry to go would make Harry happy, something Uncle Vernon had struggled against for thirteen years. On the other hand, allowing Harry to disappear to the Weasleys' for the rest of the summer would get rid of him two weeks earlier than anyone could have hoped, and Uncle Vernon hated having Harry in the house. To give himself thinking time, it seemed, he looked down at Mrs. Weasley's letter again.
  • “If they say yes, send Pig back with your answer pronto, and we’ll come get you at five o’clock on Sunday. If they say no, send Pig back pronto and we’ll come get you at five o’clock on Sunday anyway.”

Q6 - Harry eats his birthday long can he hide birthday cake under his floorboards before it starts to get moldy and inedible?

  • He was going to the Quidditch World Cup. It was hard, just not, to feel worried about anything — even Lord Voldemort.

Q7 - Should Harry be more worried about Lord Voldemort and his scar?

Chapter 4 - Back to the Burrow

Q1 - Thoughts on the Dursley’s nerve and annoyance in the beginning of this chapter?

Q2 - Are the Weasleys wrong for being so late?

Q3 - Is the Floo Network a normal show up in someone's living room just unannounced?

  • The electric fireplace shot across the room as the boarded-up fireplace burst outwards, expelling Mr Weasley, Fred, George, and Ron in a cloud of loose chippings.

Q4 - What are your feelings on all of this happening?

  • Indeed, from the tone of his voice when he next spoke, Harry was quite sure that Mr Weasley thought Dudley was quite as mad as the Dursleys thought he was, except that Mr Weasley felt sympathy rather than fear.

Q5 - What do you think of the idea of having sympathy on people who are different from you? What should you do?

Q6 - What is the rudest anyone has ever acted toward you?

Q7 - Petunia in particular seems very terrified of magic, why do you think that she is?

Chapter 5 - Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes

Q1 - Would you rather work with dragons or work at gringotts?

  • “It isn’t funny!” Mr Weasley shouted. “That sort of behavior seriously undermines wizard-muggle relations! I spend half my life campaigning against the mistreatment of Muggles, and my own sons —”

Q2 - What is the Wizard perception of Muggles?

Q3 - What do you think the of Fred and George’s inventions?

Q4 - What else do you think they’d make, or that you would make, if you were making a joke shop for wizards?

  • “A report for the Department of International Magical Cooperation,” said Percy smugly. “We're trying to standardize cauldron thickness. Some of these foreign imports are just a shade too thin — leakages have been increasing at a rate of almost three percent a year —”

Q5 - Wh...


10/10/22 • 95 min

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Ch 21-22

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09/26/22 • 112 min

Chapter 21 - Hermione’s Secret

  • “You surely don’t believe a word of Black’s story?” Snape whispered, his eyes fixed on Dumbledore’s face. “I wish to speak to Harry and Hermione alone,” Dumbledore repeated.

Q1 - What do you think about the dynamic between Snape and Dumbledore in this book?

  • “But you believe us.” “Yes I do,” said Dumbledore quietly. “But I have no power to make other men see the truth.”

Q2 - What do you think of the time turner?

Q3 - Have you ever felt like you ran into a past or future version of yourself?

Q4 - What would you do if you had one day with the time turner?

  • REDDIT - alphaWLFgang1 - For me it’s like someone asking that question if I’d rather have all the time in the world, or all the money in the world. My answer to that question is all the time in the world. With all the time in the world, if I wanted to be rich and have all the money in the world, I could do that. So for me, having a time-turner, I feel like I would be able to either own multiple companies or have multiple jobs while still spending time with family. Obviously it’d be tricky living that way and making sure I don’t go crazy, but that’s what I’d try to do at the most. Just being able to be more than one place at a time and be even more productive would open countless opportunities.
  • “Macnair, if Buckbeak has indeed been stolen, do you really think the thief will have led him away on foot?” said Dumbledore, still sounding amused. “Search the skies, if you will...Hagrid, I could do with a cup of tea. Or a large brandy.”

Q5 - Do you think Dumbledore was just playing here, or did he assume Harry would fly Buckbeak away?

  • “Yeah, I saw him,” said Harry slowly. “But...maybe I imagined it...I wasn’t thinking straight...I passed out right afterwards...” “Who did you think it was?” “I think—” Harry swallowed, knowing how strange this was going to sound. “I think it was my dad.”

Q6 - Hermione’s response is that Harry’s dad is dead, is she the single worst comfort giver on the face of the planet?

Q7 - Did you think this might have been James at this point?

  • “We’ll see each other again,” he said. “You truly are — truly your father’s son, Harry...”

Q8 - Should their goodbye have been a little longer?

Chapter 22 - Owl Post Again

  • Dumbledore looked up, and a wide smile appeared under the long silver mustache. “Well?” he said quietly. “We did it!” said Harry breathlessly. “Sirius has gone, on Buckbeak...” “Well done.”
  • “Well, there you have it, Severus,” said Dumbledore calmly. “Unless you are suggesting that Harry and Hermione are able to be in two places at once, I’m afraid I don’t see any point in troubling them further.”

Q1 - Do you think Snape is good?

  • “Perhaps we should think about dragons at the school entrance...”

Q2 - Do you think Fudge is serious?

  • “Yes, your father was always a stag when he transformed,” he said. “You guessed right...that’s why we called him prongs.”
  • “Didn’t make any difference?” said Dumbledore quietly. “It made all the difference in the world, Harry. You helped uncover the truth. You saved an innocent man from a terrible fate.”

Q3 - Do you think Dumbledore or Harry is more right here? Did Harry actually do anything of worth?

  • “Do you know, Harry, I think she might have been,” he said thoughtfully. “Who’d have thought it? That brings her total of real predictions up to two. I should offer her a pay rise...”

Q4 - After Dumbledore even thinks she’s only had two real predictions, do you think Trelawney is a fraud or actually good?

  • “Pettigrew owes his life to you. You have sent Voldemort a deputy who is in your debt. When one wizard saves another wizard’s life, it creates a certain bond between them...and I’m much mistaken if Voldemort wants his servant in the dept of Harry Potter.” “I don’t want a bond with Pettigrew!” said Harry. “He betrayed my parents!” “This is magic at its deepest, its most impenetrable, Harry. But trust me...the time may come when you will be very glad you saved Pettigrews life.”

Q5 - What do you think Dumbledore is talking about here?

  • “You think the dead we have loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don’t remember them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself most plainly when you have need of him. How else could you produce that particular Patronus? Prongs rode again last night...So you did see your father last night, Harry...You found him inside yourself.”

Q6 - Do you think Dumbledore is right here?

  • “I’ll fix it up with Mum and Dad, then I’ll call you. I know how to use the ...

09/26/22 • 112 min

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Ch 9-10

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10/24/22 • 96 min

Chapter 9 - The Dark Mark

  • “Get up! Ron — Harry — come on now, get up, this is urgent!” Harry sat up quickly and the top of his head hit canvas. “S’matter?” he said. Dimly. He could tell that something was wrong. The noises in the campsite had changed. The singing had stopped. He could hear screams, and the sound of people running.

Q1 - Have you ever been in a riot or a situation this scary?

Q2 - What do you think of these masked people’s actions?

  • The colored lanterns that had lit the path to the stadium had been extinguished. Dark figures were blundering through the trees; children were crying; anxious shouts and panicked voices were reverberating around them in the cold night air. Harry felt himself being pushed hither and thither by people whose faces he could not see. Then he heard Ron yell with pain.

Q3 - Do you think Lucious might be out there among the masked people?

Q4 - How many magical schools do you think there are?

  • A rustling noise nearby made all three of them jump. Winky the house-elf was fighting her way out of a clump of bushes nearby. She was moving in a most peculiar fashion, apparently with great difficulty; it was as though someone invisible were trying to hold her back.

Q5 - Do you think Harry is right, that Winky is just disobeying, or do you think she was cursed?

Q6 - Do you think Stan Shunpike would ever become minister of magic? And would he do better than Fudge?

Q7 - What do you think Bagman was doing deep in the woods? Do you trust him?

  • For a split second, Harry thought it was another leprechaun formation. Then he realized that it was a colossal skull, comprised of what looked like emerald stars, with a serpent protruding from its mouth like a tongue. As they watched, it rose higher and higher, blazing in a haze of greenish smoke, etched against the black sky like a new constellation. Suddenly, the wood all around them erupted with screams. Harry didn't understand why, but the only possible cause was the sudden appearance of the skull, which had now risen high enough to illuminate the entire wood like some grisly neon sign. He scanned the darkness for the person who had conjured the skull, but he couldn't see anyone.

Q8 - What do you think of the Dark Mark?

Q9 - Do you think Crouch is good at his job or is he mad?

  • "Here, look. " Mr. Diggory held up a wand and showed it to Mr. Weasley. "Had it in her hand. So that's clause three of the Code of Wand Use broken, for a start. No non-human creature is permitted to carry or use a wand."

Q10 - Are wizards right to restrict wand usage to just humans?

Q11 - What are your thoughts on Amos Diggory’s interrogation style?

Q12 - What do you think of the Prior Incantato spell?

Q13 - What do you think of Mr Crouch and Winky’s relationship?

  • "Of course it's not Him," said Mr. Weasley impatiently. "We don't know who it was; it looks like they Disapparated. Now excuse me, please, I want to get to bed.”
  • "I don't get it," said Ron, frowning. "I mean. . . it's still only a shape in the sky. . . " "Ron, You-Know-Who and his followers sent the Dark Mark into the air whenever they killed," said Mr. Weasley. "The terror it inspired. . . you have no idea, you're too young. Just picture coming home and finding the Dark Mark hovering over your house, and knowing what you're about to find inside. . . . " Mr. Weasley winced. "Everyone's worst fear. . . the very worst. . . " There was silence for a moment. Then Bill, removing the sheet from his arm to check on his cut, said, "Well, it didn't help us tonight, whoever conjured it. It scared the Death Eaters away the moment they saw it. They all Disapparated before we'd got near enough to unmask any of them. We caught the Robertses before they hit the ground, though. They're having their memories modified right now. " "Death Eaters?" said Harry. "What are Death Eaters?" "It's what You-Know-Who's supporters called themselves," said Bill. "I think we saw what's left of them tonight - the ones who managed to keep themselves out of Azkaban, anyway. "

Q14 - Who do you think actually conjured the Dark Mark?

Q15 - What do you think of the Death Eaters?

Chapter 10 - Mayhem at the Ministry

Q1 - Is it a little crazy that they slept at the campsite rather than just going back home?

  • “I shouted at you before you left!” Mrs Weasley said, starting to sob. “It’s all I’ve been thinking about! What if You-Know-Who had got you, and the last thing I ever said to you was that you didn’t get enough O.W.Ls? Oh, Fred ... George ...”

Q2 - Do you remember the last thing you ever said to someone?

  • “Ron,” said Hermione, in an I-don't-think-you're-being-very-sensitive sort of voice, “Harry doesn't want to play Quidditc...

10/24/22 • 96 min

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Ch 1

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10/04/22 • 77 min

Chapter 1 - The Riddle House

  • The villagers of Little Hangleton still called it “the Riddle House,” even though it had been many years since the Riddle family had lived there.
  • Fifty years before, at daybreak on a fine summer’s morning, when the Riddle House had still been well kept and impressive, and a maid had entered the drawing room to find all three Riddles dead.

Q1 - What do you think happened to the three Riddles?

  • “Frank!” cried several people. “Never!” ... By the following morning, hardly anyone in Little Hangleton doubted that Frank Bryce had killed the Riddles.

Q2 - Are you guys into true crime podcasts?

Q3 - Have you ever been to a spooky or haunted place?

Q4 - What are Wormtail and Voldemort talking about?

  • “I will allow you to perform an essential task for me, one that many of my followers would give their right hand to perform.”

Q5 - What do you think this task is?

  • “But I am not a man, Muggle,” said the cold voice, barely audible now over the crackling of the flames. “I am much, much more than a man.”

Q6 - What does Voldemort mean that he is much more than a man?

Q7 - Who is Voldemort's most faithful servant?

Q8 - What happened in this chapter and how did you like this opening chapter compared with the other books?


10/04/22 • 77 min

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Movie

Harry Potter and the First Time Readers


09/30/22 • 107 min

We're talking about this movie! So join Jon, Jenn, Danny, and Kristen as they talk over the movie of Prisoner of Azkaban. They talk over some theories about what will happen, impressions of the characters, and see how Hogwarts should have a Weeping Willow that can cry with you rather than a Whomping Willow.

09/30/22 • 107 min

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Ch 13-14

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11/03/22 • 76 min

Chapter 13 - Mad-Eye Moody

Q1 - Would you want to squeeze the pus out of a bubotuber?

Q2 - Which lesson would you rather go to—care of magical creatures or herbology?

  • You are preoccupied, my dear. My Inner Eye sees past your brave face to the troubled soul within. And I regret to say that your worries are not baseless. I see difficult times ahead for you, alas... most difficult... I fear the thing you dread will indeed come to pass... and perhaps sooner than you think.”

Q3 - What do you think Trelawney is talking about here?

  • “I was saying, my dear, that you were clearly born under the baleful influence of Saturn,” said Professor Trelawney, a faint note of resentment in her voice at the fact that he had obviously not been hanging on her words. “Born under — what, sorry?” said Harry. “Saturn, dear, the planet Saturn!” said Professor Trelawney, sounding definitely irritated that he wasn’t riveted by this news. “I was saying that Saturn was surely in a position of power in the heavens at the moment of your birth... Your dark hair... your mean stature... tragic losses so young in life... I think I am right in saying, my dear, that you were born in midwinter?” “No,” said Harry, “I was born in July.”

Q4 - Trelawney is wrong.

  • “Oh, professor, look! I think I’ve got an unaspected planet! Oooh, which one’s that, Professor?” “It’s Uranus, my dear,” said Professor Trelawney peering down at the chart. “Can I have a look at Uranus, too, Lavender?” said Ron.

Q5 - Do you still like Rita Skeeter? Do you think her portrayal of Moody is accurate? (A handshake from attempted murder)

  • “Professor Moody!” said a shicked voice. Professor McGonagall was coing down the marble staircase with her arms full of books. “Hello, Professor McGonagall,” said Moody calmly bounding the ferret still higher. “What — what are you doing?” said Professor McGonagall, her eyes following the bouncing ferrets progress through the air. “Teaching,” said Moody. “Teach — Moody, is that a student?” shrieked Professor McGonagall, the books spilling out of her arms.

Q6 - What do you think of Moody?

Chapter 14 - The Unforgivable Curses

  • “ any of you know which curses are most heavily punished by wizarding law?”

Q1 - Should Moody be teaching them these things?

Q2 - Thoughts on the imperious curse?

  • “Some job for the Ministry, trying to sort out who was being forced to act, and who was acting of their own free will?”

Q3 - How do you think the ministry did this?

  • Hermione’s hand flew into the air again and so, to Harry’s slight surprise, did Neville’s...Neville looked surprised at his own daring. “Yes?” said Moody, his magical eye rolling over to fix on Neville. “There’s one — the Cruciatus Curse,” said Neville, in a small but very distinct voice. Moody was looking very intently at Neville, this time with both eyes. “Your name’s Longbottom?” he said, his magical eye swooping down to check the register again.

Q4 - Thoughts on the Cruciatus Curse?

  • “Not nice,” he said calmly. “Not pleasant. And there’s no counter-curse. There’s no blocking it. Only one known person has ever survived it, and he’s sitting right in front of me.”

Q5 - What are your thoughts on the killing curse?

Q6 - What do you think this means to Harry to know?

Q7 - Do you side with the students in thinking this was a good lesson, or with Harry and Hermione?

  • “You’ve got to know. It seems harsh, maybe, but you’ve got to know. No point pretending.

Q8 - What do you think about Neville?

  • “No—that sounds like we’re accusing him. Got to be careful...”

Q9 - What are Fred and George up to?

Q10 - What do you think of Harry and Ron’s predictions, and what would you predict about yourself?

  • “You’re treasurer, Ron. I got you a collecting tin upstairs — and Harry, you’re secretary, so you might want to write down everything I’m saying now, as a record of our first meeting.”

Q11 - Why is Harry such a bad pet owner?

Q12 - Do you think Sirius coming back is a good thing?

  • The dormitory was completely silent, and, had he been less preoccupied, Harry would have realized that the absence of Neville’s usual snores meant that he was not the only one lying awake.

Q13 - Why is Neville awake?


11/03/22 • 76 min

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Ch 11-12

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10/31/22 • 83 min

Chapter 11 - Aboard the Hogwarts Express

Q1 - How do you like the name Mad-Eye?

  • Mrs Weasley took a piece of buttered toast from a stack on the kitchen table, put it into the fire tongs and transferred it into Mr Diggory’s mouth.

Q2 - have you guys ever had a mountain pie?

  • “Your father thinks very highly of Mad-Eye Moody,” said Mrs Weasley sternly. “Yeah, well Dad collects plugs, doesn’t he?” said Fred quietly, as Mrs Weasley left the room. “Birds of a feather.”

Q3 - Which is your favorite Weasley?

Q4 - What is your favorite part of the books?

Q5 - You don’t know a ton about Durmstrang and Beauxbatons, but which would you rather go to?

  • “But Hogwarts is hidden,” said Hermione, in surprise, “Everyone who’s read Hogwarts: A History, anyway.” “Just you, then,” said Ron.
  • “If a Muggle looks at it, all they see is a moldering old ruin with a sign over the entrance saying DANGER, DO NOT ENTER, UNSAFE.”

Q6 - Is this sign keeping you out?

Q7 - What do you think of the summoning charm?

Q8 - Would you wear Ron’s robes?

Chapter 12 - The Triwizard Tournament

Q1 - Do you like Peeves?

Q2 - What’s the best prank you ever pulled?

  • “Now slip me snug around your ears, I've never yet been wrong, I’ll have a look inside your mind and tell you where you belong!”

Q3 - Thoughts on Dennis Creevey?

  • “There are house-elves here?” she said....”Certainly,” said Nearly Headless Nick, looking surprised at her reaction. “The largest number in any dwelling in Britain, I believe. Over a hundred.”

Q4 - What are your thoughts on Hogwarts having house elves?

  • A man stood in the doorway, leaning upon a long staff, shrouded in a black traveling cloak. Every head in the Great Hall swiveled toward the stranger, suddenly brightly illuminated by a fork of lightning that flashed across the ceiling. He lowered his hood, shook out a long mane of grizzled, dark gray hair, then began to walk up toward the teachers' table. A dull clunk echoed through the Hall on his every other step. He reached the end of the top table, turned right, and limped heavily toward Dumbledore. Another flash of lightning crossed the ceiling. Hermione gasped. The lightning had thrown the man's face into sharp relief, and it was a face unlike any Harry had ever seen. It looked as though it had been carved out of weathered wood by someone who had only the vaguest idea of what human faces are supposed to look like, and was none too skilled with a chisel. Every inch of skin seemed to be scarred. The mouth looked like a diagonal gash, and a large chunk of the nose was missing. But it was the man's eyes that made him frightening. One of them was small, dark, and beady. The other was large, round as a coin, and a vivid, electric blue. The blue eye was moving ceaselessly, without blinking, and was rolling up, down, and from side to side, quite independently of the normal eye - and then it rolled right over, pointing into the back of the man's head, so that all they could see was whiteness.

Q5 - Is this her best description of someone that she’s given so far?

  • “It is my pleasure to inform you that the Triwizard tournament will be taking place at Hogwarts this year.” “You’re joking!” said Fred Weasley loudly. The tension that had filled the hall every since Moody’s arrival suddenly broke. Nearly everyone laughed, and Dumbledore chuckled appreciatively. “I am not joking, Mr Weasley.” he said, “though, now that you mention is, I did hear an excellent one over the summer about a troll, a hag, and a leprechaun who all go into a bar —” Professor McGonagall cleared her throat loudly.

Q6 - What are your thoughts on the Triwizard Tournament and what do you think they’ll have to do in it?

Q7 - Neville falls through a trap step...why does Hogwarts have these?


10/31/22 • 83 min

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Ch 6-8

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10/17/22 • 83 min

Chapter 6 - The Portkey

INTRO - Character impressions in your mind.

  • Harry felt as though he had barely lain down to sleep in Ron’s room when he was being shaken awake by Mrs Weasley.

Q1 - Is this the worst feeling ever? Non-snow days? What is the worst feeling as a kid?

Q2 - You need a license to Apparate? Do you think anything else should require a license in the magical world?

Q3 - What’s the earliest you’ve ever woken up?

  • [Portkeys are] objects that are used to transport wizards from one spot to another at a prearranged time.

Q4 - Would you rather travel by broom, apparition, or portkey?

Q5 - Amos Diggory works for the department of the regulation and control of magical creatures...did he vote yes to killing buckbeak?

  • “I’m sure Harry’d say the same, wouldn’t you, eh? One falls off his broom, one stays on, you don’t need to be a genius to tell which one’s the better flier.”

Q6 - How do you like Amos and Cedric?

Q7 - Thoughts on the wizarding world spreading trash around the planet in the form of portkeys?

Chapter 7 - Bagman and Crouch

Q1 - If you had to hide a quidditch world cup game, how would you do it?

  • “Been having a lot of trouble with him. Needs a Memory Charm ten times a day to keep him happy. And Ludo Bagman’s not helping. Trotting around talking about Bludgers and Quaffles at the top of his voice, not a worry about anti-Muggle security.”

Q2 - How should they deal with Mr Roberts...should some Muggles just be able to know about Wizards?

  • “Always the same.” said Mr Weasley, smiling, “we can’t resist showing off when we get together.”

Q3 - How do you like the magic of expanding something like the tent into being massive inside?

  • It was only just dawning on Harry how many witches and wizards there must be in the world; he had never really thought much about those in other countries.

Q4 - How large do you figure the wizarding world is?

Q5 - There’s a description of all sorts of other witches and wizards here, if you could travel to see magic from any other country in the world, where would you go visit?

  • “I’m not putting them on [referring to the trousers],” said Old Archie in indignation. “I like a healthy breeze around my privates, thanks.”
  • Harry laughed but didn’t voice the amazement he felt at hearing about other Wizarding schools. He supposed, now that he saw representatives of so many nationalities in the campsite, that he had been stupid never to realize that Hogwarts couldn’t be the only one.
  • “That’s Bode and Croaker...they’re unspeakables.” “They’re what?” “From the department of mysteries, top secret, no idea what they get up to.”

Q6 - What do you think they do in the Department of Mysteries?

Q7 - How do you like Bagman and Crouch? Which do you like more?

  • “Ali Bashir’s on the warpath. He wants a word with you about your embargo on flying carpets.” Mr Weasley heaved a deep sigh. “I sent him an owl about that just last week. If I’ve told him once I’ve told him a hundred times: carpets are defined as a Muggle Artifact by the Registry of Proscribed Charmable Objects, but will he listen?”

Q8 - Broom or Carpet?

  • A sense of excitement rose like a palpable cloud over the campsite as the afternoon wore on. By dusk, the still summer air itself seemed to be quivering with anticipation, and as darkness spread like a curtain over the thousands of waiting wizards, the last vestiges of pretense disappeared: the Ministry seemed to have bowed to the inevitable and stopped fighting the signs of blatant magic now breaking out everywhere.

Q9 - Harry gets Ron he cheap for saying he won’t get anything for him for Christmas?

  • And then a deep, booming gong sounded somewhere beyond the woods, and, at once, green and red lanterns blazed into life in the trees, lighting a path to the pitch.

Chapter 8 - The Quidditch World Cup

  • “Ah, sir,” said Winky, shaking her head, “ah, sir, meaning no disrespect, sir, but I is not sure you did Dobby a favor, sir, when you is setting him free.”

Q1 - What do you think of House Elves? Should they be set free?

Q2 - Do you think it’s cruel to have a house elf sit at the booth who is afraid of heights just to save a seat?

  • She would have been nice looking if she hadn’t been wearing a look that suggested there was a nasty smell under her nose.

Q3 - What are your thoughts on the Veela and the Leprechauns?

Q4 - What would the American mascot be?

Q5 - What do you think of Victor Krum?

Q6 - Would you want to go to this game?

Q7 - Was Krum an idiot for ending the game when th...


10/17/22 • 83 min

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Ch 18-20

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09/19/22 • 123 min

Chapter 18 - Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs

  • “They’ve — got — a — right — to — know — everything.” Lupin panted, still trying to restrain Black. “Ron’s kept him as a pet! There are parts of it even I don’t understand! And Harry — you owe Harry the truth, Sirius!” Black stopped struggling, though his hollowed eyes were still fixed on Scabbers, who was clamped tightly under Ron’s bitten, scratched and bleeding hands. “All right, then,” said Black, without taking his eyes off the rat. “Tell them whatever you like. But make it quick, Remus. I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for...”

Q1 - Who is right here? Lupin for waiting, or Black for wanting to kill Peter first?

Q2 - Why didn’t Scabbers try to escape earlier on?

  • “Because ... because people would know if Peter Pettigrew had been an Animagus. We did Animagi in class with Professor McGonagall. And I looked them up when I did my homework - the Ministry keeps tabs on witches and wizards who can become animals; there's a register showing what animal they become, and their markings and things...and I went and looked Professor Mcgonagall up on the register, and there have only been seven Animagi this century, and pettigrews name wasn’t on the list.”

Q3 - I ask again, what would you be if you could be an Animagus?

  • “It seemed impossible that I would be able to come to Hogwarts. Other parents weren't likely to want their children exposed to me. But then Dumbledore became Headmaster and he was sympathetic.”
  • REDDIT - alphaWLFgang1 - So if we were looking at it from that perspective then I’d be a Nebelung Cat (according to Wizarding World) But, I mean if I had to choose I’d want to be something that could fly. So like an Eagle or maybe a Hippogriff would be sick too if that’s even possible? I’d want to fly or swim! So maybe a shark? I’d want to be an animal that can either fly/swim under water. I’d want to fly so I can travel faster places and swim because I love the water.

Q4 - Was Dumbledore right to let Lupin come to school?

Q5 - Why does Hogwarts have such a rag-tag bunch of teachers?

  • “Now, my three friends could hardly fail to notice that I disappeared once a month. I made up all sorts of stories. I told them my mother was ill, and that I had to go home to see her...I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they, like you, Hermione, worked out the truth and they didn’t desert me at all. Instead they did something for me that would make my transformations the best times of my life. They became animagi.”

Q6 - Do you know and understand how truly difficult it is to become an Animagus?

Q7 - What was the craziest/most dangerous thing you’ve done in your life?

Q8 - Have you ever put someone else’s life in danger?

  • “Sirius thought it would be — er — amusing, to tell Snape all he had to do was prod the knot on the tree-trunk with a long stick, and he’d be able to get in after me. Well, of course, Snape tried it — if he’d got as far as this house, he’d have met a fully grown werewolf — but your father, who’d heard what Sirius had done, went after Snape and pulled him back, at great risk to his life.”

Q9 - Do you have any sympathy for Snape?

Chapter 19 - The Servant of Lord Voldemort

  • “YOU'RE PATHETIC!” Harry yelled. “JUST BECAUSE THEY MADE A FOOL OF YOU AT SCHOOL YOU WON'T EVEN LISTEN _” “SILENCE! I WILL NOT BE SPOKEN TO LIKE THAT!' Snape shrieked, looking madder than ever. "Like father, like son, Potter! I have just saved your neck, you should be thanking me on bended knee! You would have been well served if he'd killed you! You'd have died like your father, too arrogant to believe you might be mistaken in Black. Now get out of the way or I will make you.”

Q1 - What do you think of both Harry and Snape’s statements?

Q2 - Were they right to attack a teacher?

  • "Harry I as good as killed them; he croaked. I persuaded Lily and James to change to Peter at the last moment, persuaded them to use him as Secret Keeper instead of me ... I'm to blame, I know it ... the night they died, I'd arranged to check on Peter, make sure he was still safe, but when I arrived at his hiding place, he'd gone. Yet there was no sign of a struggle. It didn't feel right. I was scared. I set out for your parents' house straight away. And when I saw their house, destroyed, and their bodies - I realized what Peter must have done. What I'd done. His voice broke. He turned away.”

Q3 - What do you think of this whole story so far?

Q4 - Do you get the secret keeper thing still?

  • Harry remembered what Mr Weasley had told Mrs Weasley. “The guards say he's been talking in his sleep .... always the same words... "He's at Hogwarts.” “It was as if some...

09/19/22 • 123 min

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