If Hogwarts Houses Were Represented by Pokemon

So, I’ve been bitten by the Pokemon Go bug! I haven’t been posting here as much because I’ve been out and about catching various Pokemon. 🙂 So every month the Silph League holds a themed tournament and this month’s tournament is inspired by Game of Thrones. I don’t plan on participating, but it got me thinking – what if Hogwarts houses were represented in Pokemon?

The only Pokemon knowledge I have is through Pokemon Go, so I’m really only using the first four generations of Pokemon. Hopefully the information I have is accurate. 🙂 Also, this is just for fun!



Type: Fire
I’m not sure why, but I associate fire with courage and bravery. Maybe it’s firefighters, or walking across a hot coals, or just the fact that lions looks like they have a mane of fire. Also, according to Wikipedia, Gryffindor more closely matches the element of fire. (I definitely didn’t see this fact until after I’d chosen fire, but it makes so much sense!)

Mascot: Arcanine
This is a fire-type Pokemon that seems to be a cross between a lion and a dog. The lion is a nod to Gryffindor’s actual mascot. But I also think this Pokemon is a good fit because it’s pretty kick-butt.



Type: Normal
Although “normal” seems like a pretty plain type, I think they represent a lot of what Hufflepuff stands for – hard work, patience, and loyalty.

Mascot: Linoone
I picked this one mostly because it looks closest to Hufflepuff’s original mascot. Also, Hufflepuff somewhat represents the element of Earth, which fits pretty well with this Pokemon



Type: Dragon
In most lores, dragons are known for being highly intelligent creatures. This fits very well with Ravenclaw’s value on intelligence, learning, and wit. (Unfortunately dragons aren’t super-intelligent in the Harry Potter series, so it isn’t a perfect fit.) Also, Ravenclaw fits the element of air, and Dragons spend a lot of time in the air. Flying type would be a second contender for their type.

Mascot: Latios
According to pokemongo.gishan.net, “It understands human speech and is highly intelligent.” It’s also a dragon type, and it’s blue!



Type: Poison
Poison/venom is often associated with snakes. (And yes, I know the difference between poison and venom, but Pokemon only has a poison typing and not a venom typing.) Additionally, the use of poison seems to be associated with ambition, cunning, and resourcefulness.

Mascot: Seviper
A pretty sweet snake. Fits with the different personality types associated with Slytherin.


Anyways, I had a lot of fun putting this together. What typings/Pokemon would you chose for each Hogwarts house?

❤ Annette



Book Review: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Chris Voss is an expert hostage negotiator with the FBI. In this book he shares different techniques for negotiating in any situation, as well as examples and stories from his time with the FBI. 

What I Liked

  • There are some really great techniques presented in this book, especially in the first 100 pages or so. I didn’t realize how realistic these techniques were until I watched a video on Conflict Resolution on Lynda.com – and everything they outlined I’d pretty much already learned from this book! 

What I Didn’t Like

  • The book got a little repetitive after a while. 
  • He includes both positive and negative examples from the FBI. While you can definitely learn from mistakes, the amount of negative examples provided made me doubt his credibility a little. 
  • One of the methods he mentions is waiting it out. While I understand that saving someone’s life is definitely more important than a quick rescue, if you’re being held hostage, waiting for days (or weeks, or months, or years) has got to be excruciating! 

In Conclusion

I’m glad I read this book and it definitely contains a lot of valuable information, especially in the first 100 pages. It’s worth a read, even if you don’t agree with all of his methods. 

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Books I Loved with Less Than 2000 Ratings on Goodreads

I was surprised at how many books I’ve read that have low amounts of ratings on Goodreads! Per the Top Ten Tuesday prompt, here are books I loved with less than 2000 ratings on Goodreads. A couple of them are series that I rated highly, instead of just single books.

(Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by ThatArtsyReaderGirl, and I would have linked there if I had finished this post in time!)

Maya Davis series by Erynn Magnum

Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland

Only Everything by Kieren Scott

The Hermux Tantamoq Adventures by Michael Hoeye

The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch by Glynnis Campbell

The Secret Life of Samantha McGregor by Melody Carlson

Bachelors of Buttermilk Falls by Robyn Neeley

The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction by Jeff Gerke

Meet Your Match series by Rachael Anderson

Love and Chocolate series by Beverly Farr

Copy of cozy

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Book Review: Ms. Marvel Volume 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Book 2 in the Ms. Marvel Collected Editions


Kamala is finally getting a hang of her powers as Ms. Marvel, just in time to face a new enemy. 

What I Liked

  • You get to see more of her culture. I mentioned this in my review of the first book, but I really like it for two reasons: 
    1. It’s different than my culture 
    2. It’s refreshingly not the same as pretty much everything else I’ve read. (Which is sort of sad really….) 

What I Didn’t Like

  • The message of the story was very in-your-face this time. If you have to explicitly state the moral of the story, then you didn’t do a good enough job showing it as an author. It should be obvious without being said. (To be honest, it would  have been obvious without being said, but it was said anyways. Blech.) 

In Conclusion

Another great edition to the Ms. Marvel series. 

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Five Beautiful Bookish Quotes

Hi all! Sorry for the intermittent posts! I’m working to become more consistent. 🙂

Today I have for you five bookish quotes that I think are very pretty/printable. I had fun playing with different fonts and formatting while making them. I hope you enjoy!

(If you want a list of 100 bookish quotes, you can check out this post.)

_I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book._With freedom, books, fowers, and the moon, who could not be happy_Everyone is a reader... Some just haven't found their favorite book yetBe our new copywriter.Beach Vibes 2020

Which one is your favorite?

❤ Annette

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