[Harry Potter Book Challenge] Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Thoughts and Links

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We have reached the end of month 2 of our Harry Potter Challenge! Did you all enjoy reading/re-reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? This is only the second time that I have read the book, and there was so much I didn’t remember, I loved rediscovering the characters.

If you haven’t signed up for the challenge yet you can get all the details and do so here.

Now on to the fun stuff, this month I once again asked some of the Daemon’s Books writers to answer another Harry Potter question:

Which class at Hogwwarts would you have liked to have taken?

Here are their answers (and mine):

Jose – People who know me would say that I would be all over Defense Against the Dark Arts classes, but I would actually want to take Potions. One of my favorite quotes of the whole Harry Potter series is Snape tells Harry he’s not a good potion-make because he lacks subtlety, and I’m all over the kind of details and work that a potion-maker would excel at.

For example, I always loved the lab parts of the different chemistry classes in high school and college especially when you would have to do multiple steps or solutions to get the desired results. I also enjoy baking, where attention to the details is the difference between a sweet dessert or a disaster.

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Kelly – Not gonna lie, I’ve thought about this question probably more than is actually healthy. Pretending I was at Hogwarts the class that I would LOVE to be in would probably have to be charms. I love the idea of being able to bewitch objects to fly around the room, set things on fire, or to make intimate objects dance.

Who wouldn’t want to do that?!

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Kristen – I’d actually sign up for divination class. It doesn’t get much respect in the wizarding world (or the muggle one for that matter), but I think the practice of predicting the future is fascinating.

I think I’d be more interested in Firenze’s centaur method of divination that involves watching the stars and planets to predict tides of change than reading tealeaves in Professor Trelawney’s class, but, either way, it would be cool to be able to foresee the future.

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Sandie – If I was at Hogwarts, I think I would love to study Defense Against the Dark Arts. It sounds like such a fun and interesting subject. I would have such a blast learning all the counter spells and ways to defend yourself.

Unfortunately, it seems that this is the class that has the hardest time finding and keeping its teacher. But if I had a choice of teacher for that class, without a doubt it would have to be Professor Remus Lupin.

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So now you know our answers, but we’d love to hear yours. For those of you who has signed up to participate through the comment section, please answer this question in the comments: “Which class at Hogwwarts would you have liked to have taken?”.

For those of you who have written either a review or opinion piece on your blogs, Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing, Amazon, or YouTube, you can leave a link in the comment section. Feel free to also let us know which class you would have liked to take at Hogwarts. (Please note: Your comment might be held for moderation because it includes a link, but we will approve all the relevant links. If your comment hasn’t been approved within 1-2 days, please resubmit it so that we count your participation into the challenge).

Remember, your comment and/or link will count as one proof of participation, which will give you one entry into our final giveaway. Also you can add your January links/comments here if you haven’t done so yet.

Please make sure to use the same name you signed up with for the challenge. You can find a full list of participants here.

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  • Avidreader25

    Here’s my review post…

    http://avidreader25.blogspot.com/2011/02/harry-potter-and-chamber-of-secrets.html

    I would love to have taken transfiguration classes or really just attend Hogwarts at all.

  • Jade W.

    If I could take a class at Hogwarts it would be Care of Magical Creatures. I mean, how cool would it be to work with mythical creatures like unicorns, dragons, and hippogriffs? Granted, if I lived in a magical world and was able to attend Hogwarts in the first place, I likely wouldn’t find these creatures as fascinating.

    Also, Hagrid.

    • http://www.daemonstv.com/ Sandie

      Good choice Jade! Care of Magical Creatures is pretty great and I think it would be fascinating even if you lived in a magical world. I’m sure you don’t get to see these creatures everyday three either.

      Although I’m not sure about Hagrid as a professor, sure he’s really sweet but I would be afraid to be injured in his classes seeing his fondness of dangerous creatures, haha.

  • Dwndrgn

    I would love to take Potions even though Snape teaches it. It sounds so cool! I’d probably have to take Herbology also just so I know what is going into my potions. I can’t really cook to save my life but I can follow directions and from what I can tell, the potion directions are basically a recipe with directions. I can do that! I want a potion that makes everyone around me think I’m thin and beautiful!! 😉

  • Elda

    Defense Against the Dark Arts would be my favorite class. How cool would it be to be fearless in any situation..!

  • DeAnn

    I’m always torn between charms and transfiguration. Charms is definitely much more fun, but I think I would do well in transfiguration because it is very precise and organized, which is what I do well in. I wish we could have seen more what Arithmancy was like, that sounds like it would’ve been up my alley as well.