My name is Miss Scarlett and I couldn't be more excited to be here!
I had the good fortune to stumble upon Harry Potter and The Philopsher's Stone before the book was a sensation. I picked it up to read with the school aged children at my Daycare and while they weren't interested (that is a sad story) I was thoroughly hooked. I have read all of the books and am looking forward to reading them again in preparation for the final book. (I am torn - I am ready for the series to conclude, but I wish that we could follow everyone on and on...sigh)
As to my favourite of the novels...I think I would have to say it is The Goblet of Fire. Things are getting darker, much darker by the end, but it is before Harry becomes a snarky brat -- yep, I had a hard time with him in OtP. I found the ending of this book to be the saddest and most moving. Being able to see and speak to his parents. Diggory's tragic death. Sigh...
I was especially upset with the way Harry treats Dumbledore in OtP. Dumbledore's conversation with him at the end of the book - he broke my heart when he explained why he didn't make Harry prefect.
My favourite movie is the 1st. The music, Dumbledore, the brickwall opening into Diagon Alley, the Gryffindor common room, the Great Hall, Hagrid, Hedwig. I do love Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort - I think they have done a brilliant job with the casting in general. Don't even get me started on how fond I am of Severus Snape...
Despite being a diehard Snape-is-good fan, I have been sorted into Ravenclaw. Which fits me to a t. I have always been fascinated by Ravens, in fact I am First Nations and the Raven is my totem animal.
I bought my wool today to begin my Ravenclaw House Scarf. I hope to cast on this week. Pictures to come.
Oh and I do have a knitting blog - come on over: Knittnfool.