When I closed Order of the Phoenix last night, Umbridge had been carried off by the Centaurs, the students had broken into the Ministry of Magic and battled the Death Eaters, Sirius had been killed by Bellatrix, and Dumbledore had battled Voldemort and sent Harry back to Hogwarts for safe keeping. The decision to put the book down at that moment was not easy, but it was 1 a.m. and anything I read from that point forward wasn’t going to be as interesting if I was half asleep. So with Hermione unconscious, Neville bleeding, Ginny broken, Ron babbling, and Harry reeling, I went to sleep. Chapter 36: The Lost Prophecy is next.
I have so much to say about the last 4 chapters and the book isn’t even done yet! But I said the Readers Poll would close on Friday and be replaced by a new one, so I’m going to focus on that instead. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the other stuff, and God knows what will happen in the remaining 40 pages.
When asked which Hogwarts class you would want to take, an impressive 42% of the voters chose Charms. I have to be honest, when it comes to “really cool things wizards can do”, casting spells is probably at the top. The variety is endless, making for both a useful and interesting class.
At 27% is Defense Against the Dark Arts, which I can only assume would be taught by someone who isn’t Umbridge. If I had to take the class, I’d personally choose Lupin. Anyway, over a quarter of the voters recognized that perhaps knowing how to defend oneself would be a useful skill and settled on this class.
Next in line in Transfiguration, taking 18% of the vote. Is it that turning things into other things sounds really fun, or does everyone just adore McGonagall?
Potions came in at 6%, though I’d venture a guess that the percentage would be higher if Snape didn’t teach it. I’m going out on a limb and saying Sanpe finally gets to teach Defense Against the Dark Arts in the next book. Perhaps that influenced things.
Coming in at 3% each, Herbology and Muggle Studies. One person wanted to learn to take care of magical plants, the other wanted to learn about herself through the eyes of the other.
And receiving absolutely no votes whatsoever: Divination, History of Magic, and Care for Magical Creatures.
Flying Lessons weren’t an option, since they only seem to appear in the first book, but I’d venture a guess that they would have swept the board if put up to vote.
Check out our BRAND NEW POLL in the sidebar. Voting is open until Friday. And check back for endless ramblings about the end of Order of the Phoenix – they’re coming - I just have to clean up my brains that seeped out my ears while reading last night.