phanofficial:

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jaebberjay:

 book meme:2/7 heroes

» Harry Potter

"It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew — and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents — that there was all the difference in the world."

Anonymous asked:
"wait but harry potter isn't great literature, though. i'm a huge fan but i wouldn't disagree with people who point out that Rowling is no Tolkien nor Austen or whomever else. I think she's a great writer in comparison to others of this age (cough Stephanie Meyers or that idiot who "wrote" 50 Shades of My Inner Goddess Wants To Be Touched There cough), one of the best. But she doesn't measure up to long gone writers. if that makes sense."

simplypotterheads:

Who are you to define what is and isn’t great literature? Is it fun to be an elitist who thinks only the classics deserve a spot on that shelf? Also, I’m not for bashing other authors in order to make Jo look good in comparison. A.) Stephenie Meyer built up a massive fanbase on her own and she’s someone’s role model and beacon of light, so it really stinks you feel the need to indirectly insult her and B.) EL James herself has admitted she’s shocked by the response to 50 Shades because she knows it’s not the most well-written thing out there, but you know what? At least it made people want to pick up a book and read. And C.) Jo doesn’t need your kind of “publicity”. She doesn’t need to be pitted against ANYONE to prove her worth as a writer, her book sales speak volumes. As far as whether or not she measures up to long gone writers, you don’t have the authority to make that call because that is an opinion, not a fact, and if there’s anything I absolutely detest, it’s when someone wants to state their opinion as fact. 

I’m not sure you thought this ask through at all. This a blog dedicated to Harry Potter and, by extension Jo, if you haven’t noticed, and we’re all pretty firmly attached to the series and to her.

-Ashley

simplypotterheads:

On this spot, on the night of 31 October 1981, Lily and James Potter lost their lives. Their son, Harry, remains the only wizard ever to have survived the Killing Curse. This house, invisible to Muggles, has been left in its ruined state as a monument to the Potters and as a reminder of the violence that tore apart their family.

simplypotterheads:

On this spot, on the night of 31 October 1981, Lily and James Potter lost their lives. Their son, Harry, remains the only wizard ever to have survived the Killing Curse. This house, invisible to Muggles, has been left in its ruined state as a monument to the Potters and as a reminder of the violence that tore apart their family.