Questioning Katie: What’s Your Patronus?

July 28, 2015 Personal, Questioning Katie 11

Greetings Bookworms!

I’ve been feeling uninspired and unconnected lately. I don’t have good reasons as to why, I just do. It makes me think that I ought to change things up a little blog-wise, so I thought I’d take a page out of Reddit’s book. Only not really, because Reddit is easily the meanest corner of the internet. But! They do feature AMAs (Ask Me Anything!) and those are the most fun. I thought I’d try an AMA on for size, only I’m not famous so nobody probably cares. Therefore, I’m going to interview myself, at least for today. I’d LOVE for y’all to submit questions for me in the comments or in email or wherever. You are welcome to ask ANYTHING. Bookish stuff, personal stuff, hypothetical stuff (I especially love hypothetical questions). I also reserve the right NOT to answer a question… Because I’m making up the rules and it’s important to me that there are loopholes so I can cheat the system. Sooooo…. Let’s do this, shall we?


QUESTION OF THE DAY: What is your Patronus? (Submitted by ME.)

I have given this question waaaaaaaaaay too much thought, which is precisely why I asked it of myself. If you’ve never read Harry Potter, don’t tell me because I’ll probably cry. But on the off chance some of you exist, a Patronus charm is an animal manifestation of your joy that can fight off soul sucking dementors and occasionally carry messages. A very useful charm, the Patronus. A spirit animal, if you will. OBVIOUSLY, penguins are extremely important to me, but I was concerned that your standard Adelie or Magellanic or even Emperor penguin wouldn’t be fierce enough to fight off a dementor. I knooooooooow Hermione’s patronus is an otter, so obviously extreme cuteness is among a dementor’s weaknesses, but a cutesy penguin still didn’t feel quite right. That’s when I read an article about these big-ass prehistoric penguins. This mamma jamma was 5 feet tall and FIERCE. Meet my Patronus, Penguinsaurus Regina (she’s a lady.) Cower in fear, all ye dementors! You have no power here!

Any of you Bookworms have anything else you’d like to ask me? If you don’t contribute questions I’m going to continue to interview myself, and I’m not sure that’s a good idea. Fire away, y’all. I’m listening.

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11 Responses to “Questioning Katie: What’s Your Patronus?”

  1. Jancee @ Jancee's Reading Journal

    I wonder what my patronus would be – I’m not really an animal person. Maybe a dinosaur though, my reasoning being that when I play video games, my style is to just bust into the action and take out everything without stealth or grace. So maybe like a T-Rex or something.

    Bookish question: If you had to live in the universe of one book or series, but it was a permanent move, which universe?

  2. Andi (@estellasrevenge)

    This is, easily, the best thing ever! Of COURSE you found a prehistoric penguin patronus! If I were picking my own patronus, I’d first be lured into the Honey Badger or the prehistoric Megalodon shark, but those don’t have ENOUGH of the joy factor. I need to think on this.

  3. Jenny @ Reading the End

    I don’t know what mine would be! I wanted to say swan, but I am neither as pretty nor as mean as a swan. Maybe like a, some kind of fairly introverted mammal that also bites sometimes? I don’t know. I need one of those binders that you got free in the mail when you were a kid where they had little fact sheets about all the animals that ever there were, with pictures. That would help me in this instance.

    Questions to ask you! I have one! At what point in a book does information about the book become spoilers if someone tells it to you? Like if someone dies in the first chapter, is that a spoiler? Third chapter? Middle? (This is a selfish question because I do not understand how human brains comprehend spoilers, but I am trying to learn so I don’t accidentally spoil things for people.)

  4. Jennine G.

    My patronus would be a bookworm – probably the only time ever a worm could win against anything else strength wise! Lol!

  5. Abulafia

    A three-part question for you:

    If, like the protagonist of David Gerrold’s “The Man Who Folded Himself,” you received a time travel belt from your eccentric uncle,

    1 – Would you use it selfishly or altruistically?
    2 – To which time period would you most wish to travel?
    3 – If/when you met one of your alternate selves, what advice would you give and/or seek?

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