Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a weekly meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts, and is a fantastic way to keep the Harry Potter magic alive year round, even when not reading the books!
The Theme This Week: Which Weasley Character Would You Be?
Bill was — there was no other word for it — cool.
(Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
Though little page time is devoted to Bill until much later in the series, I was immediately taken with the idea of the eldest Weasley brother. Harry had heard Ron mention his older brother in ways that seemed remniscient of Percy: Head Boy, extremely intelligent, responsible, good career in the wizarding world. Yet upon meeting Bill in the fourth book, Harry is taken aback by the fact that Bill is quite the opposite of Percy, being very personable, laid back, and stylish. I love Bill because he reminds me of myself in a lot of ways. I’m very academically minded and love school and books, but I also have a lot of interests outside of that and I adore fashion and makeup (fun fact: if I didn’t have a book blog, I’d have a beauty blog). I love that Bill is a character who shows that intelligent and academically minded people don’t always fit the stereotypical bill, and just because you’re bookish doesn’t mean you’re boring! Plus, his job sounds pretty awesome, as he works for Gringotts as a curse breaker in Egypt. It would be so fascinating to work abroad and learn about different cultures (or in this case, other wizarding cultures, which I would LOVE to learn more about!) Also, Shell Cottage is absolute perfection.
Which Weasley character do you find to be your kindred spirit?