Fictional Friday

Book Reviews, Life

So, last week I mentioned that I wanted to change my Favorite Fridays to something with a little more substance, instead of wish lists and weekly recaps, because those are boring(ish). Especially now that I’m spending all my weeks inside, hiding from the cold and my recaps would probably look like this:

I watch TV // I blog and work on freelance work on the couch // I work while Alex works, watching him, constantly watching him, getting none of my own work done, but watching him….always // I go to bed 
(This is not actually how I spend every day, obviously, I’m kinda making a joke here) 

So, to spare you from that, I’ve taken the advice of my commenters and decided to do something called Fictional Fridays! I’m basically going to cover a book character, a book in general that I haven’t reviewed before, a series, or basically anything book related and gush all about it on fridays! I’m also, for the first time ever, going to add a link up to this! You can all feel free to link up any book related (or fiction related things, I suppose) to the bottom of this post! So we can all participate in Fictional Fridays together! I’ll even include some buttons at the bottom, if you wanna grab them, but you don’t need to!

For the first ever Fictional Friday I’m going to talk about a book character: Hermione Granger, from Harry Potter! Of course, I have to talk about her, since the NovelTea Book Club is currently doing a re-read/re-watch of Harry Potter. There is something about Christmas time that makes me want to re-watch all the movies.

I loved Hermione when I first read the books, she was a character just like me! A total bookworm! (Although, I would have been in Ravenclaw, so says every quiz I take!) She had frizzy hair and didn’t get along too well with others. I really loved watching her grow through the books and be kick-butt, considering she was way more book smart than the rest of the gang. 
So let’s share some Hermione facts!
Some funny names she has been called: Hermy, Herm-own-ninny, Her-my-own, Herm-i-own, Penelope Clearwater (A fake name), and Bored Yawn. 
Her wand: 10 3/4″ vine wood, dragon heartstring
Patronus: Otter
Like most kids that grew up when I did, I always dreamed of being the Hogwarts universe. I liked to think that I could totally have been friends with Hermione. I mean, I did meet Emma Watson on set once in Pittsburgh. That was pretty cool. 
So, some of my favorite Hermione moments in the books. I loved her introduction on the train (I loved it in the movie as well) she is just so snappy and a little bit sassy. Another favorite is when she put that extension charm on her purse. (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) I mean that is my dream! I would use that charm all day, everyday! I feel like I could always use more space in my purse and props to J.K Rowling for adding this quirky little detail. Every girl wants a bottomless purse. 
Also, no one can forget that wonderful moment when she turns Draco into a ferret. That scene was probably one of favorites in the movies. I mean, that was just perfect. She is such a fantastic girl! She’s got brains, courage, and sass. 100 points to Gryffindor!! 
Join in with the Fictional Fridays link up!
Only posts about books / writing / fictional universes (aka movies/comics/tv shows count)
It can be an old or new post
You don’t have to add a button from the link up on your blog, but it’d be nice to get other involved so then more people can see your links too! 
Give someone in the link up some love (comments or just a view is fine!)


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By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • This is great! WAIT, did you say you MET Emma Watson?!

  • Meeting Emma Watson!? Awesome

  • Kay

    I totally pronounced her name Her-mee-own until I saw the movie haha! My mum and I were so excited to see the movie JUST to see how they pronounced it! Also, love her Patronus. Otters are just adorable.

    And SUPER COOL that you met Emma Watson! I do hope she was nice. 🙂

    Can't wait to join the link-up! I'm getting a little burnt on my current link-up for Friday's, so this will be an excellent switch up!!

  • I love this! The bloggy world needs more of these kind of linkups 🙂 I didn't want to link one of my Fandom Friday posts, so I ended up choosing a random book review from earlier this year. That's awesome that you met Emma Watson! I've always thought she looks so nice and friendly, I hope she really was!

  • What a great idea! I'm really looking forward to more Fictional Fridays! It's super cool that you actually got to meet Emma Watson in person!


    Miss Blue Eyes

  • I'm glad you like it! I'm excited to write more of these too and get to read other posts too! I love link ups! It was fun to be a movie extra!

  • I'm glad you like it! I loved your book review too! I just read that same book!! She was amazing! It was so hectic on the set, but she was always calm and practicing her lines!

  • I can't wait to see what you link up!! 😀 I was so excited to see the movies too! I still get excited when I see them! They are just so great!

  • Yeah! I happened to be an extra in a film that she was starring in, so I get to see her on the set. She was so nice!

  • Yeah! I was an extra in the movie "Perks of Being a Wallflower" and I got to meet her!

  • I LOVE this!! So much! This is going to be so fun to read every Friday and I'm looking forward to the other characters that you feature! Jealous that you got to meet Emma Watson!

  • I'm so happy that everyone is enjoying this! 😀 I'm excited to keep writing this series! It's going to be a blast to see what everyone links up as well!

  • I LOVE this!! And so jealous you got to meet Emma Watson! I'm horrible at getting out to movie sets in Pittsburgh, even though I must've walked past Batman's tumbler a handful of times at CMU. Oops.

  • They parked all the bat mobiles and other set cars in the lot right next to my building, so everyday I could look out my window and see four bat mobiles sitting in a row, it was great!!

  • Oh wow, I loved this so much. I need to get my thinking cap on and try to join in next week! When you say writing, can I talk about translation as well? Because I have a post lined up about the English translation of this Japanese book…

  • I consider books to be part of the fiction world, so yeah that would totally count! That sounds like a really interesting post…I feel like a lot of things can get lost/messed up in translation.