'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, 21 December 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 :). Today's is the last post so I hope you've enjoyed them!

Z is for Zonko's Joke Shop
“They make a fuss about Hogsmeade, but I assure you, Harry, it's not all it's cracked up to be. All right, the sweetshop's rather good, and Zonko's Joke Shop's frankly dangerous, and yes, the Shrieking Shack is always worth a visit, but really, Harry, apart from that, you're not missing anything.”

"Zonko's Joke Shop was a favourite place for Hogwarts students to shop on Hogsmeade trips as it carried "jokes and tricks to fulfil even Fred and George Weasley's wildest dreams." Such products were Dungbombs, Hiccough Sweets, Frog Spawn Soap, Sugar Quills and Nose-Biting Teacups.

During the events surrounding Lord Voldemort's second rise to power, Zonko's was closed and boarded up. Fred and George visited Hogsmeade with an eye towards the possibility of buying the premises and turning it into a Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes outlet."

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
S is for S. P. E. W
T is for Thestrals
U is for The Unbreakable Vow
V is for Lord Voldemort
W is for Whomping Willow 
X is for Xenophilius Lovegood
Y is for Yule Ball


  1. Ooooh I wanna shop there and everywhere else in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. <3

  2. I can't even begin to think of how much fun it would be to go there - even as an adult! Imagine going there in your teens XD Can't we all just move to Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley?!

  3. This is the theme I did this year! Looks like we only doubled up on Epilogue, Unbreakable Vow, Xeno Lovegood, Yule Ball, and Zonkos! Not bad considering there weren't a whole lot of options for those letters! I'll have to come back and read all of your posts soon! Can't wait!

    Michelle @ In Media Res


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