Which Tolkien Book Should You Read Based on Your Hogwarts House?

15 thoughts on “Which Tolkien Book Should You Read Based on Your Hogwarts House?

  1. Dennis says:

    I’m a bit interested in how you make your choices. I seem evenly split between Slytherin (_Beowulf_ and especially “The Monsters and the Critics” are the modern introduction to the poem), Revenclaw (_The_Silmarilian_ has, in my mind, one of the most beautiful creation stories I have read) and Gryffindor (_The_Lord_of_the_Rings_ because… _The_Lord_of_the_Rings_). Hufflepuff loses primarily because I don’t know any of the works except _The_Hobbit_ which still seems like a children’s story, which is proper and good but still a bit lite.

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    • Krysta says:

      I put proud characters in Slytherin, loyal ones in Hufflepuff, and brave ones in Gryffindor. Some of the more challenging texts I put in Ravenclaw. But there are overlaps and you could make a compelling case to put a particular text in any House, probably. πŸ˜‰

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  2. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    Oy, this is SUPER embarrassing but other than The Hobbit I cannot read the titles of the other Tolkien texts for my house. Even when I look at the big image! Poor Hufflepuff here needs to get some readers or something. What are the books listed? I’ve only read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. I should obviously expand my reading of Tolkien!

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    • Krysta says:

      I was worried about the small text. 😦 I wanted to do a Shakespeare version of this, but it was even more difficult to find covers with large titles on them!

      The Hufflepuff ones are: Beren and Luthien, The Hobbit, “Leaf by Niggle,” and Roverandom. It doesn’t help that they make Tolkien’s name large and the titles tiny!

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      • Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

        Thanks! I’m not surprised that they make his name large- most people (like me!) only know his four most famous works. But there seems to be a ton more out there I haven’t read yet! How else will people pick up these books if they don’t see the famous author? πŸ˜‰

        Hm. Perhaps for the Shakespeare version you can still use the covers, just add subtext naming the plays/sonnets? Or, create a separate image for each HP house? Then they can be bigger when we click to expand the image, but all four can still be displayed in the post easily? Just some ideas– take them or leave them.

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        • Krysta says:

          Hm. Those are good ideas. I’ll have to think about them. I pretty much have posts scheduled into May right now so I’m trying to slow down a bit…. I know, I know. That’s not a real problem.

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          • Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

            !! I am SUPER jealous that you have posts scheduled that far into the future! I can barely keep on top of my reading, let alone writing reviews and scheduling posts!

            I mean, it can be a problem if you want to slide something in there, right? You would have to update alllll the scheduled posts. Which would be a mess.

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            • Krysta says:

              I had some free time earlier so I just did it all once. It works for me because then if I get busy later I don’t have to worry about posting anything. Sometimes I just don’t post for a month and no one can tell.

              Yeah, moving stuff gets weird. Then suddenly I find I’ve chunked six reviews next to each other and all the discussions together, instead of mixing it up. It’s awkward.

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            • Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

              That’s amazing. Perhaps I’ll do that someday… I can aspire to scheduling a ton of posts, can’t I? πŸ˜‰

              I have a “schedule” I loosely follow. I basically outline all the posts I want to get published next week, and inevitibly have to push two or three out later. I try for two posts a week at minimum. We shall see if I can maintain that!

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