What Hogwarts House Are You In?

You people know me, right?

Well then you know I’m a knowledge free zone when it comes to Harry Potter. I’ve blogged about this before and almost worn this ignorance like a badge of honour. Well, no more. My chickens have well and truly come home to roost. Serving of humble pie for Mr. Black? Er, that’ll be me. And you might want to bring a bigger spoon as this could take a while.

I’ve been researching literary agents for some time now, drawing up a shortlist who I’m about to query with my first novel. Today was to be the day I forwarded my first submission. My literary baby was about to leave the nest and venture out into the big bad world of rejection letters and less than flattering critiques of my writing style and plot development. But I’m a big boy and was ready for it.

What I wasn’t ready for was the submission criteria. Five page sample? Check. Query letter? Check? Book synopsis? Most definitely. E-mail address, contact telephone number, full name and address. Yes, Yes, Yes! Then I saw it, near the bottom of the screen. What is your Hogwarts house? What is my Dumble what? Turns out this agent is a huge HP fan and dropped that question in there to flummox smug wannabe authors like moi.

So I need your help. I need you PotterHeads to look me up and down and tell me what you think I am. Isn’t there a hat or something I need to put on? I think there’s a hat. While you’re at it, let me know why I belong to that house so I can lie to the agent if she has follow up questions. Leave your comments below. I’m off to the library to beg, steal or borrow a copy of The Philosphers Stone. Whatever that is. Sighs.

What Hogwarts House Do You Think I Belong To?

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We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

61 thoughts on “What Hogwarts House Are You In?

  1. Be careful – it could be a trap. After all that genre has been and gone, done to death, so maybe they are looking for someone who has not been swayed by the jottings of JKR. So I think you’d be better sticking to the truth (hmmm, I recall that always being the best policy…) and tell them that you have no idea (and, perhaps, nor do you care). Though I’m sure you will dress it up much better than I. Perhaps that’s what they are looking for – the best excuse not to have read HP. Either way, good luck!

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  2. I loooove Harry Potter and while I dont know you, I would suggest you go to Pottermore, make a free account, and take the test to get sorted! You strike me first as maybe a hufflepuff but I don’t know you other than you’re writing. Take the test and read up it’s so fun!

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  3. Wish I could help, but I have no idea about Harry Potter either. My kids were never into it. They liked The Chronicles of Narnia better. It’s really cool you are submitting your book to literary agents! God bless!


  4. Be true to yourself, man. “Not a fan” ma be an appropriate answer. Then shake the dust from your sandals, and move on. Of course that is easy for me to say because I have nothing invested. I just hate to see you chasing some else’s fantasy.

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  5. now, by now, you’ve been told about the online tests. they’re fun, albeit probably more fun if you’re a potterhead. that being said, you asked for our opinions: i’m going to sort you into hufflepuff.


  6. I’d ping you as the dreaded Huffleclaw – a combination of Hufflepuff (hard working, kind, loyal) and Ravenclaw (clever, curious, thoughtful). As for your Dumblename? Hmmm… Well, you are not a wooded valley… Dumblerun?
    Honesty is likely the best policy, although being funny about it – as you often are – I think will work in your favor.


  7. Honesty is definitely best here—”not my genre” is probably the best answer for you. The 4 houses are given descriptions, but JKR was not honest in her assignment of students to houses (Hermione was definitely a Ravenclaw, but was put in Gryffindor so that all the main characters would be together).

    Hufflepuff: hard-working slogs, mostly just scenery for JKR.
    Ravensclaw: brilliant students, almost totally ignored by JKR
    Gryffindor: bravery before anything else (tend to be egotists). The only house JKR liked.
    Slytherin: power before anything else (often evil)

    I don’t know you well enough to characterize you.


  8. Funny, I just had a thought. What if she stumbles on this post or is a follower? 😆 you’ll need more than a sorting hat to explain. I know I’m late responding to this post.


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