Ever since it became available on Pottermore, a lot of Harry Potter fans have been sorted into their Ilvermorny houses. I have yet to see an Ilvermorny book tag, but that might be due to its blatant cultural appropriation. I am not here to talk about that today, but feel free to look into the discussion further with the link I provided and the many other posts that exist on the subject. Today, I wanted to make the Ilvermorny House Book Tag to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday and for the last day of Harry Potter Month.
- Thank the creator of the tag (Carrie @ Cat on the Bookshelf) and the person who tagged you.
- Answer the questions.
- Add pictures (optional).
- Tag five people.
Horned Serpent is considered to represent the mind of a witch or wizard and therefore favors scholars. When this house chooses you, the crystal in the statue’s forehead glows.
Since the horned serpent is known for emitting a low musical note to sound danger, name a book that focuses on music.
I haven’t read this one yet, and it’s been on my shelves for several years now. I picked The Bells by Richard Harvell. A boy possesses an extraordinary gift for sound and has an angelic voice. He joins a choir and is later castrated so that he will forever have his angelic voice. He is forced to hide this shame from the Swiss Confederation and his wife.
Wampus, with the mascot of a wampus cat, represents the body of a witch or wizard and favors warriors. The wampus statue roars when it chooses you.
Since the mascot is a wampus cat, name your favorite feline character.
For this one, I’m going with Grimalkin, the cait sith in Julie Kagawa’s The Iron King. While he gains a life debt from Meghan early on, he becomes her friend and ally in the world of the Fey.
Thunderbird is considered to represent the soul of a witch or wizard and favors adventurers. The thunderbird statue beats its wings when it chooses you.
Since Frank’s natural habitat is in Arizona, name a book that is set in a desert.
For this one, I’m going with Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle. Part of the novel is set in The Waste, which is an arid desert where nothing grows. It’s also where the Witch of the Waste was exiled several decades before the start of the novel.
This House represents the heart of a witch or wizard and favors healers. When this house chooses you, the statue raises its arrow.
Since William the Pukwudgie could not reveal his real name, name a book where names have power or significant meaning.
I will go with Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom, by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, for this because you have to know both a person’s real name and their face for a Death Note to kill them.
Pick either your favorite Founder or the Founder of your House and recommend a book to him or her.
I was sorted into House Thunderbird. The founder of my House is Chadwick Boot, one of Isolt Sayre and James Steward’s adopted sons. He liked traveling, so I recommend that he reads 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson. It’s about a girl who travels all over Europe on a mission for her late aunt.
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Thank you for stopping by. Happy birthday, Harry Potter! Have a good start to August.