Author Archives: Nicole L Rivera

WOULD YOU RATHER…Be Best Friends with Ron or Fred & George? Tell Us Your Choice Using #MNWYR

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WOULD YOU RATHER…Drink Umbridge’s or Voldemort’s Polyjuice Potion? #MNWYR

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WOULD YOU RATHER…Be Sorted Into Slytherin Or Ravenclaw? #MNWYR

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In this series of posts started last week, Tori and I will be asking, “Would you rather…” and presenting two options along with a list of their pro’s and con’s. Your job: let us know which wins for you and why. For this post the question is: Would you rather be sorted into Slytherin or Ravenclaw? In order to weigh our options lets look at what we know about each house along with a few pros and cons: Read More »

Book Review: Dragons Riders of Berk – Volume 1: Dragon Down

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Snoutlout's dragon, Hookfang, is shedding scales--scales that rain down fire on the village of Berk. For this he is cast out until his shedding season ends. When Snoutlout goes to look for Hookfang the next morning, he is nowhere to be found... Read More »

Knowing Harry, Knowing Yourself: Discover Your “Potter” Personality

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Who needs a stuffy personality test? Let's find out what our "Potter" personalities are! Read More »

Is Harry Potter Divergent?

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Hogwarts sorts students into houses via the Sorting Hat. Divergent sorts people into factions via the aptitude test and the choosing ceremony. If Harry entered Veronica Roth's world, would he be deemed divergent? Read More »

Why Do You Think Lily Chose James?

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Snape loved Lily. James loved Lily. She wasn't happy with either one of them, so why did she choose James? Read More »

Which ‘Deathly Hallows’ Ending Did You Prefer?

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At the end of Deathly Hallows, Harry is faced with what to do with the three Hallows. The stone, he discards in the forest. The cloak, he keeps as an inheritance. But the wand finds two different endings. Read More »

Fantastic Beasts for Muggles: Which Would You Have as a Pet?

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After reading through Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by “Newt Scammander,” I realized there are quite a few beasts that knowledgable Muggles may be able to handle and a few  I would like to have for various reasons. If you are unfamiliar with these beasts, I suggest grabbing a copy of the book or heading over to the Harry Potter Wiki for a refresher. Here’s a countdown of the most useful:  10. Flobberworm – The ... Read More »

Whom Would You Have Saved Who Died?

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If any of you are on Goodreads and subscribed to the Harry Potter Group, you may  have seen and even answered this question. To some it may seem senseless–whoever is dead is dead, and there is no point in trying to change the facts. But I believe fandom is about asking questions of the stories we love, not just reading and accepting. Fandom is about digging deep, tearing stories apart to find their core, and ... Read More »