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 3, Your Hogwarts Home

This post comes at you about a month late because life happened, but onward we press. Now that I’ve shown you how the Sorting system is stupid, we’ll finally discuss how fans have reformed it and how you can choose your House. Sorting Quiz Evolution As most people reading this post know, for years before…

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…