The month of August is Harry Potter Month in the Hype or Like Friday group I’m in over on Goodreads! Our book of the month is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and today’s post poses this question:
If you could choose 3 magical items from any Harry Potter book, which would you choose and why? Explain what you would do with them and how you would use them to your advantage.
Since I’m going to assume that I already have a wand, and magical abilities, I’m not going to waste one of my choices on that!
So here are my three choices:
- Wizard’s Chess. Wizard’s chess first appears in book one, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I love how clever JK Rowling was in creating Wizard’s Chess, a somewhat regular chessboard, except the pieces are magical. I would keep this around and play it. I’d play against myself and play against my friends. It would be fun and keep me occupied.
- A thestral. I mean c’mon. It’s a reptilian-like black horse that flies, that you can only see once you’ve witnessed death. Thestrals are in every book, but you don’t know they are there until Harry witnesses Cedric’s death at the end of book four. The scene where he and Luna bond after realizing they both can see the thestrals is very touching. I don’t exactly know what I’d do with one, but I would certainly want to have magical creatures around me, and thestrals seem friendlier than dragons. Perhaps I would ride one instead of a broom. Although let’s be honest here. If I’m a witch, and am in the Harry Potter universe, I’m apparating everywhere.
- The Whomping Willow. A giant tree that destroys everything that gets near it. It is just so cool. And looks so nice and peaceful when it isn’t whomping away! Who wouldn’t want one of these in their yard guarding something?? But I guess the yard would have to be awfully big so that the Whomping Willow wouldn’t destroy everything…
Anyways, those are three of the many magical items I’d love to have.
And look for my review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on the last Friday of the month, August 26th! I haven’t started it yet, so no spoilers please.
And I’ll leave you with this wonderful video. We all need a little DARK LORD FUNK in our lives. The link should take you to YouTube, and I’m sorry for putting this song in your brain. But it’s a great song for a Friday!
What magical items would you want? I almost put Hermione’s beaded bag on here, but then I realized I could create my own! Another one that almost made the cut was The Marauder’s Map. What would your three choices be?