10 thoughts you have when rereading Harry Potter

Harry Potter will always have a special place in my heart. We’re not going to talk about the Cursed Child, like one of my previous posts, but rather what I loved when rereading the original series. And also what frustrated me, obviously.

  1. Ginny is not a dickhead in the books, why is she a dickhead in the films?

    Why is Ginny such a dickhead in the films? Probably because they cut out anything to do with her that makes her look even relatively good. Ginny is so much more than Harry’s crush and it doesn’t come across in the films the same way.

  2. The allegories and metaphors are so much more real

    The dementors become so much more than just monsters. The AIDs metaphor for Lupin. So many metaphors you completely overlook when you’re reading it as a child.

  3. What happened to Percy Weasley in the films?

    WHERE DID HE GO? He just sort of disappeared after the Chamber of Secrets, when there was a whole backstory surrounding him being estranged from his family.

  4. Harry & Ron are awful with women.

    Well actually, people as well. Talk about no communication skills. These guys are the worst. I would not date either of them.

  5. Viktor Krum is a bit weird

    She’s a fourth year, he’s a seventh year. That’s like a 4/5 year age difference at the age of 14. And it’s perfectly normal for him to ask her to this dance? Personally, I find the whole thing a bit weird to be honest and a little creepy.

  6. Professor Trelawney is frankly too good for everyone

    Trelawney is a great character that is not an idiot. She’s so heartfelt and her sacrifice in the books towards the end is amazing.

  7. Nobody listens to the centaurs, ever.

    Ever. And most of the time these guys are correct. It’s very frustrating. This is usually Harry’s fault, as always.

  8. Harry is really annoying

    And ridiculously judgemental about everything and everyone. He also doesn’t listen to anyone, ever. He stereotypes and whilst he’s the protagonist of the books, he’s still super annoying.

  9. There’s not enough about the house elves in the films

    I do feel like the house elves were kind of glazed over a little in the films. Yeah Dobby dying was sad, but you didn’t learn enough about him in the films. Kreacher is also more interesting. And what happened to Winky?!

  10. Wizards and witches are no way near as lazy as muggles.

    Jesus christ, I would just apparate everywhere not gonna lie. These guys actually move and don’t just use accio for everything. The opportunity to be seriously lazy is there, but they still don’t take it.

I’m also a Gryffindor according to Pottermore. (but have sways to Ravenclaw as well). It’s frankly shocking that I’ve not been to the Harry Potter studio tour yet, and I’m still bitter about it.

What are your favourite moments in the books? And did anyone else notice anything?

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13 comments so far.
  • Vicky

    I’d never thought about the Percy thing before. I guess there’s just sooooo much detail in all the books that it would be impossible to show it all in the films without making them all 10 hours long.

    I know it’s nerdy but my favourite thing about all of the books is the vivid imagery. The descriptive language Rowling uses is so good that feel like you’re watching a movie while you’re reading.

    • Eleanor

      Oh yeah definitely. I still get frustrated thinking about it. No that’s not a bad thing at all! I definitely love the books for that reason, there’s always something new you can add to the books as well.

      E x

  • Agree with Harry being annoying. But I like that about him. We’re all annoying at that age!!

    • Eleanor

      Well true… Who isn’t annoying at that age hahah?!


  • Imogen

    And why, in the second book, did they NOT JUST DRIVE ON THE TRACKS BEHIND THE TRAIN?! It’s my biggest pet peeve of the whole series.
    Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

    • Yep, I like this book too. I hope that the next books of the author will be as interesting as the previous.

  • Always here for a HP post! I found myself reading this and just thinking “Yaaaas” and I’d never thought about the centaur thing before!
    I’ve recently finished listening to them all on audiobooks and it just doesn’t get old. I do love Harry but he’s a first class idiot!

  • This made me smile so much on reading, I loved your observations haha! I think I’m a Ravenclaw – and I haven’t done the studio tour either yet ahhh! 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

  • haha I always think number 10! I would literally just apparate myself to so many destinations overseas and don’t even get me started on how much I would accio- I would never move again!


    • Eleanor

      Yes! I think so many people would tbh haha. e x

  • Hey! This post was so true! Literally everything you mentioned I was like, yep! My favourite part of the Harry Potter books is the fact that even after 3 times reading all the books over and watching the movies (which, tbh aren’t that good) there’s still so much backstory and connections and other things to find out about! I love it sooooo much!❤️

  • There is so much in this post that I like SO SO SO much! Hahaha! I’m a big Potter fan and yes every single point you mention above is absolutely correct!
    Oh and reading the books again also makes me so angry at the change in the new Dumbledore they added to the movies. They could have easily maintained the same calm and strong character but God knows why they turned him into this fidgety old man! So annoying!

    Just found your blog today and liking it already!
    ~ Saraallie
    Sara Writes ~ The Crazy Life of a Silly Little Sister

  • I’m actually re-reading them now for the first time since I was a teenager and you’re completely right: it’s amazing how you read them differently when you’re an adult! And they definitely needed more house elves in the film! And Ginny not to be so annoying! Great post!


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