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In Honor of JK Rowling Coming Out with New Books

So JK Rowling announce that there will be two new harry potter universe books coming out in October, sadly not about the Marauders :( So I’ve decided to post about my headcanon for a Marauders book, because while we all would love a Marauder series that probably isn’t going to happen rather a single book might.

Lily’s Journal- Picked up when she visit Diagon Alley for the first time, it never runs out of sheets

1st Year will cover

-Hella excited about starting at Hogwarts, list of spells she has tried, stories of adventures with Petunia

-Excited to be sorted in Gryffindor but sad Sev got sorted into a different house but they’ll still be friends

-Annoying toad Potter and his gaggle of friends, so stupid their pranks are and how dare they target Sev, why cant they just leave him alone (little does she know, he made fun of Remus’s scars)

2nd Year will cover

-Sadness about the anger and distance Petunia is keeping between them

-Toad Potter starting to ask her out in increasingly outlandish ways

-Sev starting to hang with the older darker Slytherin’s

-Rumors of a war brewing

-New spells and doodles in the margins

-Becoming friends with Remus over “muggle” books

3rd Year will cover

-Petunia ignoring her all summer, Sev reading dark books

-Excitement over new classes and new books from Diagon

-Running into the Potters and just being charmed by his mother and wondering why Potter couldn’t be like that

-In Defense, realizing Remus’s secret and being extra nice around the full moon

-Fucking period came and what do you mean there isn’t a charm to stop it? (Her rant inspires Potter)

-Doodles and hearts with boys names

4th Year will cover

-Relief that petunia is away at a camp for the summer, Sev both ignoring and being clingy all summer

-Sneaking away from female friends one of the nights in the first to get some alone time because so many people, and walking into an abandon classroom and discovering Sirius trying to wrap his ribs that were a parting gift from his mother

-Staying and helping Sirius wrap them and spending the night talking and building a friendship

-Lots of homework as the professors are gearing up to OWLs next year

-Going on a first date with a cute boy from Hufflepuff and bloody Potter ruining the date with one of his horrible pranks (actually that was totally fine cause the date sucked and she was looking for a way out, but don’t tell Potter!)

-Fears of the first war becoming more apparent

-Increasing tensions between her and Severus

5th Year will cover

-Tense summer with Severus and Petunia, spends time away with female friends

-Annoying Potter and how he is disturbing her studying for the OWLs

-More secret hangouts with Sirius, that end up being spa nights, when she notices his smile is more brittle than normal (insert pic of Sirius in green mud mask, pink curlers, and cotton balls between his toes)

-Increasing anger and frustration with Severus over his standing by and doing nothing when his darker friends start to torment younger mudbloods which ends at the end of the year with Snape calling her mudblood

(little does she know that this is why James always seemed to be picking on Snape, when really James was getting Snape to stop tormenting and injuring younger students)

6th Year will cover

-Starts with Lilly ranting about Petunia’s new boyfriend, Vernon, and how he is so boring and so obsess with being very proper

-Regret and anger over the end of her friendship with Snape

-Excitement over getting 6 O on the Owls and shock that 3 of the Marauders all did better than her cause all they ever did in class was goof off

-Rant on getting paired up with Potter on a month long Charms assignment

-Realizing how smart he is (coming with uses for spells that never crossed her mind) and how funny he is in conversation and how kind (she saw him approach a stressed out 2nd year and give her a small basket which contained chocolate, pads, tampons, small book on charms that help, spells to use when a guy says “oh you’re just mad cause you’re on your period”)

-Which then leads to her noticing that a lot of the younger girls approach him for extras because he carries them (Potter’s idea from Lily’s rant in 3rd year)

-More fear and more hopelessness over the war

-More spa days with Sirius and they talk about him and Remus

-Tea time with Remus where they talk about Sirius

-Confusion and shock and some other unknown feeling over Ja-Potter dating a Ravenclaw for a few months

-Year ends with her realizing she has feelings for Jam-POTTER

7th Year will cover

-Inviting Sirius to escort her to her sister’s wedding, finding out he is living with the Potters and how Remus is now jealous about Sirius ‘dating’

-Getting on the train and discovering Potter is headboy and them having a conversation that ends with her agreeing to call him James

-Seeing how good he is with scared first years and with all younger students (even Slytherins) that are afraid of the war

-Watching him start a defense class in response to the growing war, and growing closer as they write lesson plans together and share the headboy dorm

-(Spot of drool on the page from lily seeing James without a shirt)

-After the first quidditch game was extremely close and fast pace and thrilling, and after winning she ran across the field and tackled hugged James and gave him a peck on the lips (it was several, it was hard to tell what McGonagall smiling more for)

-Later they have a conversation about whether they should be a couple or not with the war happening and they decide it would be better to die with love in the heart than regret on the mind

-Joining the Order

-Worrying about Remus when he leaves on Dumbledore’s useless missions

-Peter acting weird, but assuming it just from the war

-Discovering Snape is a death eater

I’m officially 12,000 friends richer! Thank you to everyone that follows my blog! I honestly didn’t think much would come of this blog and was excited at the thought of 100 followers, but it has come a long way! Sorry, I don’t have a better or more special picture for this wonderful occasion, but this is my book haul from Saturday!

December Wrap Up-
Thank goodness for the Christmas break! I got so much reading done this month and loved every book so much 🎄
P.S my arm still hurts from trying to take this picture… the books were really heavy okay! 😂

I loved the books growing up in large part because of the world building, and in even larger part because of getting to grow up with Harry and collectively anticipate each new book with all my friends; but I honestly never thought JK Rowling was a very good writer. A huge part of what made the books consistently enjoyable for me over the years was the community that formed around it, more than the books themselves.

(confessed by anon, graphic made by @weasleyismyking540!)

  • Radio: "Coming up next, JK Rowling has decided to make new Harry Potter books? The details, after this"
  • Me: !!!!WHAT!!
  • Also Me: *how have I missed it this entire time? There was no chatter on the blogosphere and I'm on it every five minutes*
  • *Let's just wait and see what he says*
  • Radio: *plays commercial*
  • Me: !!!
  • Radio: *Plays commercials for 12 BLOODY MINUTES*
  • Me: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Radio: *plays song*
  • Me: *Starts to freak out and then realizes that it's Michael Jackson so I might as well enjoy the wait*
  • "BILLY JEAN IS NOT MY LOVER "
  • RADIO: *PLAYS ANOTHER SONG*
  • Me: !!!!!!!!!!!!!! CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SOOOOOOOON, THERE'LL BE PEACE WHEN YOUUU ARE GOOOONE
  • LAY YOUR WEARY HEAD TO REEEEEEEST
  • Radio: *starts to play another song and then*
  • "So it's been released that JK Rowling is going to publish new History of Magic books. Come on, I thought she was done with all that stuff"
  • *Plays "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"*
  • Me: *Immediately planning on a course syllabus and lecture schedule because this is new required reading for my students*
  • "Worth it"
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Two of the prettiest covers in my Christmas book haul. School has made reading a chore, so I figured I’d combat that by reading for pleasure for the first time in a while.