I've just started re-reading Prisoner of Azkaban. What struck me right away when I started re-reading the books was that Hagrid borrowed Sirius Black's motorcycle to deliver baby Harry to Dumbledore and the Dursleys. And now in PoA I'm struck by noticing that everyone so far, including Mr. and Mrs. Weasley are convinced that Sirius Black was Voldemort's second in command.
So (and maybe this will be answered later - but I've forgotton lots over the years) was Sirius Black working undercover to penetrate Voldemort's group?
If he was working undercover, who were the ones who knew about it? Certainly Hagrid had no worries about him, otherwise he would not have borrowed the motorcycle. I would imagine Dumbledore knew too. But did McGonegall know? So far in my reading, and I'm not yet all that far in the book, it seems that almost everyone (maybe even including Lupin) are warning Harry about Sirius Black. But surely some know that Sirius was wrongly accused. Who are those people?
In PoA, when Harry, Ron, and Hermione go visit Hagrid at night after the Hippograff incident, Hagrid was a bit tipsy. After he sticks his head in water to sober himself and realizes that the three were visiting him at night, he yells at them that they should not be wandering about at night. Is this because he's worried about the dementors, or about Sirius Black? I can't imagine that he would be worried about Sirius Black if he wasn't back when Harry was a baby.
Anyway - those are my questions so far.
I'm hoping that everyone in Ravenclaw (and the other houses also) are doing well and that their projects are going well.
My tie is coming along. I've used up all my blue and bronze yarn in the striping up the front of the yarn, so now I will have to just do the back section of the tie in boring solid navy. I have other projects going as well and will post some new pictures soon.
I am very happy to welcome Jo, our Ravenclaw ghost, and all other ghosts to the blog!