Brené Brown Meets the Sorting Hat Chats

I’ve been thinking about Hogwarts Sortings again recently, for two reasons. One, a little while ago a co-worker clued me in on the Sorting Hat Chats quiz. And two, I’m re-reading Braving the Wilderness as part of my work with Mormon Women for Ethical Government, and one of our discussions centered around our core values.

So today we’re going to talk Hogwarts. Again.

Book Review: Piecing Me Together, by Renée Watson

Piecing Me Together was a bit slowly paced for me, but in the end I loved the book. 5/5 stars. Spoilers to follow. Pacing For the first half of the book, we watch Jade live her life. While we’re getting used to her reality, this is interesting. However, for me, this get-to-know-Jade period lasted too…

The Hufflepuff Files: Of Bears and Badgers

My mom, my sister, and my youngest brother definitely have some good Hufflepuff qualities, which have inspired today’s post. Let me know in the comments what you’ve learned from people with different personalities.

How to Find Your True Hogwarts House: Part 2, Tales for the Wizengamot

Last week I told you how I think J.K. Rowling’s bias toward Gryffindor established an inherently flawed Sorting system that has been reformed by fans. This week, I’m here to give you textual evidence that the books themselves both explicitly and implicitly lead people to believe Gryffindor is superior. Ready for your evidence? Great! I’ve…

How to Find Your True Hogwarts House: Part 1, The Parting of the Ways

Like any self-respecting Potterheaded self-improvement bookworm, I’ve spent a lot of time agonizing over what my one true Hogwarts house is. In the process, I’ve spent a lot of time analyzing the Sorting system itself. My conclusion? I think I’ve found a way to sort people. But it’s not a quiz, and before I finally…

Sorting Obsessions and Human Nature

  Like every good Harry Potter nerd, I love talking about Hogwarts houses. However, as a good general nerd, I also realize that like every personality test, the Sorting system is inherently and ridiculously flawed. One reason? No one is simple enough that you can just shove them into a house. Like, how are hat…

3 Questions to Help You Get to Bed

Last week, I wrote about how lack of sleep has kept me from writing and reading. And why do I often not sleep enough? Quality of sleep aside, I have a hard time getting to bed on time. And while I’ve found 500 articles about sleep hygiene, I’ve found very few about how to go…

3 Ways to Make Time for Writing

  Amid work, relationships, community service, and everything else I have to or want to do, writing and reading get lost more often than I’d like. Sure, I write every day — I am a professional writer — but my creative writing tends to take a back seat to everything else I have to or…