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Posted by: Rosi
June 24, 2011, 06:09 PM

Allowing a day off for the Pottermore news, we now are on to day three of Leaky's Dear Mr. Potter Daily Giveaway. To take part, leave the answer to the following question in the comments: where would you sort yourself and how has that changed? A quick reminder that this contest is open to registered Leaky members who can be contacted via their MyLeaky profiles, are over age of 13, and who are resident in the United States. Over the next three days we'll be giving away one copy of Dear Mr. Potter: Letters of Love, Loss, and Magic each day to a lucky commenter.

Leave your answers below, and good luck!

Dear Mr. Potter will be released on the 1st July -- find out more information about the book, including where to pre-order, on the official website.

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117 Comments

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73 Points

I’ve always sorted myself into Gryffindor. However, the reason for that has changed. Ten years ago, I would have said it was because I was brave and fearless. Now, I think it’s because I’m willing to face fear, but not fearless. Six years ago I faced fear when I almost lost my son to a drunk driver. My son survived, and he’s okay now. However, I know now that I am NOT fearless, but I can and will face fear. And I think that makes me a truer Gryffindor than I ever was before.

Posted by Nevilla on June 25, 2011, 04:58 PM report to moderator
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56 Points

At first I thought I was a Gryffindor because I thought that Gryffindor was the coolest house out of all four houses. Also, I felt like it would be the most comfortable and homely one because I already knew so much about it because of Harry. However, a few years ago, I felt like I was more likely to be in Ravenclaw because I loved school, had good grades, and was a good student. That changed a little bit over the past few years because school has become increasingly more difficult, and I like high school less and less. However, I still think I am more a Ravenclaw than a Gryffindor because I still like the idea of school, even if I don’t like high school that much, and I am really excited for college. Additionally, one of my favorite colors is blue, and one of my favorite characters is Luna Lovegood, a Ravenclaw. Lastly, I believe that Ravenclaw is for people who are not merely book smart; it is also for people, like Luna, who are clever in many unique ways.

Posted by shipleyweasley on June 25, 2011, 06:17 PM report to moderator
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I would sort myself into gryffindor because I’m a gryffindor at heart. At one point I might have thought myself to be a hufflepuff. But I’m not. I would never be a syltherin just for the simple fact that syltherins are gifted at magic but usually use it wrong. Never considered being a ravenclaw. So I’m a gryffindor at heart and always will be!

Posted by Dharereal on June 25, 2011, 10:43 PM report to moderator
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37 Points

I’ve always wanted to know everything. I was never the kind of girl to wish for one million crayons or the chance to become a popular singer because, well, those things are very, very, very unlikely. But, if there’s one irrational wish I’ve ever wished for, it’s to know everything. It is for this reason that I was sure that I would be a Ravenclaw because in my strive to know everything, I’ve become quite clever. But, you see, I think I’ve become too smart for my own good and made myself, for lack of a better word, arrogant. And not only am I rational, intellectual, and rather arrogant, I am also bold and tend to have more of a fight resoponse than a flee response to bad situations. So, as I’ve come to realize myself for my lovely faults, I’ve realized that, despite my other notable traits of cleverness and loyalty, I’ll always be a Gryffindor.

Posted by doctorginny on June 25, 2011, 11:04 PM report to moderator
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150 Points

How wouldn’t want to be in Gryiffindor? House of the brave, and couragous. I automatically put myself in that house when I was younger in hopes that I would be more like the characters. It seems that as the books have grown and new characters have began to arise, it seems like I forgot there was 3 other houses. I’m not brave, evil, or have a love of cooking like the head house of Huffelpuff. I have always loved the wisdom of life, and I think I would be suited well in Ravenclaw Tower. A true Edgar Allen Poe in the making. (note: Raven joke)

Posted by AndreaB09 on June 25, 2011, 11:08 PM report to moderator
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I would sort myself into Gryffindor, and that hasn’t changed at all!

Posted by pinklaura on June 26, 2011, 03:23 AM report to moderator
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174 Points

I have and still do sort myself into Ravenclaw. Even at eleven, I always had a thirst for knowledge. Sure I have a Gryffindor house tie, but that was because I wanted to be with Harry and his friends. Not because I felt any affinity to that house. I am know, and always will be, a proud Ravenclaw!

Posted by AldenF on June 26, 2011, 09:45 AM report to moderator
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1749 Points

I too, at first, would have said Gryffindor…I think I do possess some of the qualities of Gryffindor…and perhaps at the age of 11 the hat may have considered putting me there. Now I think it would place me in Ravenclaw. Now that I am out of college, I learn about things I want to, and find it very enjoyable. My nose is often in a book, when I have the time.

Posted by Rin68nyr on June 26, 2011, 12:21 PM report to moderator
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4852 Points

Good luck to all who enter!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on June 26, 2011, 05:26 PM report to moderator
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227 Points

i would put myself in gryffindor! i mean i am daring and brave than some of my friends :]. i just love the concept of the house and what they do and i am not book smart i know that.

Posted by handhrfan18 on June 26, 2011, 11:13 PM report to moderator
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788 Points

When I was eleven, you could say I was a real Ravenclaw. Always top in class, eager to learn about anything. But as I grew up I think I became more of a hufflepuff. I’ve grown to be friendlier with people and I don’t lose my patience easily.
It is only now that I give mysef a thought about the underestimated house of hufflepuff. Not all hufflepuffs are like “chill let’s get some more butterbeer”. Actually I find it more honorable to work hard than to be brave or smart. OK so I’m a real coward…what’s wrong with that?

Posted by radishraven...WBM on June 27, 2011, 07:27 AM report to moderator
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At first of course I wanted to be a Gryffindor like everyone else but not only because Harry, Hermione, and Ron were in it, but because my older sister is in that house. I look up to her a lot so of course I want to be with her. But I know that I would either be a Hufflepuff or a Ravenclaw. Hufflepuff- I am very diligent and hard-working, and I am loyal, and people are always commenting me on how I am always smiling and turning something bad into something good and I am respectful. Ravenclaw- I am intelligent and clever, but thats not why I would be a Ravenclaw, its cause I love learning and finding the truth.

Posted by MissingHedwig on June 28, 2011, 01:47 AM report to moderator
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