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“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.”
Though I am admittedly a Slytherin, Ravenclaw has always been my favorite house. The colors are blue and bronze, their common room is at the top of a tall spiral staircase and, well, they’re smart! Not just smart. Also witty, wise, motivated and eccentric.
Hm. I’m not sure what the difference is between being ambitious (a Slytherin trait) and being motivated. And the line between witty and cunning is pretty thin too. Furthermore, how does one become wise without exhibiting bravery or loyalty? I know I’m splitting hairs. But I’m just saying: these house distinctions leave something to be desired. But, ya know, I guess that’s why so many people could belong in multiple houses (Harry chose Gryffindor over Slytherin, the Sorting Hat agonized over Hermoine’s placement).
Anyway, with no further ado: 5 books every Ravenclaw should read (or at least add to her already massive TBR list). Plus an Honorable Mention from Morgan at the bottom! Continue reading