'Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.'- Angela Carter

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Harry Potter A-Z

A Saturday post I have been doing to spread the Harry Potter love and to take us all on a trip down memory lane :).

S is for S.P.E.W
Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare 
Founded in 1994 by Hermione Granger in response to what she saw as gross injustice in the treatment of house-elves. The Society didn't exactly catch on among Hogwarts students, but she persevered. Eventually she started knitting hats and socks which she left lying around Gryffindor tower, hoping to free some unsuspecting elf who picked them up while cleaning the common room. Once the elves discovered the hidden garments, they were deeply offended and refused to clean Gryffindor Tower anymore. Dobby picked up the slack, doing all the cleaning himself.

Previous A-Z posts:
A is for Animagus
B is for Boggart
C is for Crumple-Horned Snorkack
D is for Diagon Alley
E is for Epilogue
F is for Forbidden Forest
G is for Galleons
H is for Hogsmeade
I is for Inferius
J is for Lee Jordan
K is for Knight Bus
L is for Remus Lupin
M is for Mirror of Erised
N is for Nicolas Flamel
O is for Occlumency 
P is for The Potters
Q is for Quick-Quotes Quill
R is for Ravenclaw


  1. I found it so good that Hermione addressed these issues, and that later in life she was even more involved in these things. :)
    Good pick!

  2. Ahh I loved all the parts about SPEW! Hermione's dedication was really admirable and I imagine all the little hats and socks was adorable :3 Though, since the Hogwarts elves are treated well and seemed to enjoy their job, I feel like she should've perhaps invested her time in trying to help those outside of Hogwarts first. Good pick :)

    Laura @ What's Hot?


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