Welcome to the twentieth episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya.
This episode is in honour of Harry Potter Book Night! This special event is being held in libraries, book shops and living rooms all over the world on February 5th 2015 to celebrate JK Rowling’s beloved series. We discuss the results from a survey about the series, as well as our own experiences reading the books and watching the films. We also talk about what other books we’ve been reading lately and what we’ve got coming up. This episode was recorded on February 4th, 2015.
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The music in this episode is from the soundtrack of the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets film, composed by John Williams in 2002.
Topic: Harry Potter Book Night! February 5th 2015
Thanks to everyone who took part in the survey, especially those who helped to spread the word by tweeting, retweeting and sharing on Facebook.
Survey results are at the bottom of this post.
Please note: There are spoilers in this discussion!
A couple of corrections: At the start Ang says that its the twentieth anniversary of the publishing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I’m not sure where I heard that, but it was actually completed in 1995, and not published until two years later in 1997.
Ang also says that she saw the start of Deathly Hallows part 1 in a 3D promo. Actually it’s the start of the Half-Blood Prince where Harry and Dumbledore meet Professor Slughorn! We would have seen it in 2009. The Deathly Hallows parts one and two were released in 3D. Sorry about that, we didn’t meant to mislead anyone!
Angelya’s HP Pinterest board.
Other books you might enjoy if you liked Harry Potter:
Magisterium: The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (adult age group)
The Eighth Day series by Dianne K Salerni
OTHER BOOKS MENTIONED
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
Fairest (Lunar Chronicles prequel) by Marissa Meyer
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Waiting for Doggo by Mark B Mills
Onyx Javelin by Steve Wheeler
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) by George RR Martin
A Court of Thorns of Roses by Sarah J Maas
(Promo for Throne of Glass) “Celaena is as much an epic hero as Frodo or Jon Snow.” – Tamora Pierce. Um, what?
Harry Potter Night survey results:
Q1: How many Harry Potter books have you read?
One person who had read none of them. The majority have read all.
Q2: Have you re-read any of them since?
Over 50% had read all of them multiple times, with some reading the whole series once more and a few more one or two of them again.
Q3: Which Hogwarts house do you identify with?
Gryffindor have won the house cup with 34% of the vote
Ravenclaw follow with 32%
Slytherin with 20% and Hufflepuff with just 12%
One respondent who’d rather be a teacher and no muggles.
Q4: Which Character is your favourite?
Q5: Which character’s death hit you the hardest? (39)
Q6: Molly Weasley: BAMF or over-protective helicopter mum?
BAMF, with 83% of the vote.
Q7: Which character/s do you love to hate?