Top Ten Tuesday #42

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Bookish People I’d Like to Meet

Today’s prompt nearly stumped me enough to skip this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post. However, since I haven’t joined in the fun since January, I decided to work through it. The original prompt is “Bookish People I’d Like to Meet.” I decided to put a spin on it and go with “Hogwarts Teachers I’d Like to Take Classes From.” Here are my top ten:

Albus Dumbledore

Any Subject

Minerva McGonagall

Transfiguration

Filius Flitwick

Charms

Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank

Care of Magical Creatures

Rolanda Hooch

Flying

Horace Slughorn

Potions

Bathsheda Babbling

Ancient Runes

Aurora Sinistra

Astronomy

Septima Vector

Arithmancy

Remus Lupin

Defense Against the Dark Arts

I don’t really have an interest in Herbology or I would’ve had Professor Sprout on my list. If I had to take Divination, I’d take it from Firenze not Professor Trelawney so I’d actually learn something. Because I’ve been sorted into Slytherin, I may take potions from Snape but I’m a little iffy on that since he’s so moody. And, even though I love Hagrid and could learn a lot, I think Professor Grubbly-Plank would be safer, LOL.

What about you? Which bookish characters would you like to meet?

I learned in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that life is full of dialectics, or two opposing truths. In this case, the two opposing truths are: 1) I don’t agree with JKR’s stance regarding trans people, and 2) I still love Harry Potter.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Ha! Yeah, the mandrakes are pretty scary. I think if I were more into yard work and gardening, I’d love Herbology. As it stands, though, I’m not really into plants. πŸ˜€

  1. Jo
    Jo says:

    I would definitely love to take Transfiguration, though I do think McGonagall would probably scare me a little in person. Charms too would be a fun class and of course flying. Lupin seems like a great teacher so I’d definitely take DADA from him, and I actually think I’d quite enjoy the potential carnage of one of Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures’ classes. I don’t think I’d particularly want to do Runes, Arithmancy or Astronomy. Such a fun take on this week’s topic!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/03/07/top-ten-tuesday-410/

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Ha ha! McGonagall would be scary. But, I think she’d be a great teacher. And, I love Lupin so much that I’d brave DADA. I’d love to lear about some of the creatures Hagrid would teach–hippogriffs and thestrals–but I’d probably be like Neville and get eaten by the textbook. LOL.

  2. Greg
    Greg says:

    Now THIS is fun. My daughter’s totally into HP right now so I’ll have to show her this post, see what she thinks

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Lindsey! πŸ˜€ Definitely my top three teachers. Lupin’s at the bottom, though, because I’m not sure about the subject, lol.

  3. Wendy Williams
    Wendy Williams says:

    I skipped TTT this week because I was stumped. I might do it next week. I love how you twisted the topic this week. It’s perfect!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I understand. I could have done a list of authors I’d love to meet or spend quality time together with, but my list would only be of 5 or so authors. πŸ˜€ I love forward to seeing your list next week!

  4. Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys says:

    Fun way to twist the topic – and I read HP SO long ago, I don’t remember most of the teachers, but actually I think it would be fun to have a class with any of them. Thanks for stopping by.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Yes, Transfiguration and Charms would be my favorites, I think :D. And, your reason is exactly why I wouldn’t enjoy Herbology, lol.

  5. Kami
    Kami says:

    Same! Hagrid’s class would be fun, but probably scary. Didn’t Dumbledore teach transfiguration?

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Definitely! πŸ˜€ And, he did teach transfiguration before he became headmaster. However, since Dumbledore is one of the most powerful wizards, I’d love him to teach me any branch of magic. LOL.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I had to look up some of the teacher’s names. πŸ˜€ I knew I’d like the class so I looked up who the best teachers were. LOL.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I was mostly stumped because it was 2am and I was tired. πŸ˜€ Now that my brain’s less exhausted, I could come up with a few other “bookish people I want to meet” lists. LOL.

  6. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra
    Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra says:

    Oh, this is fun! McGonagall is one I’d definitely love to take a class with, and I’m sure Dumbledore would be amazing too. I’d add Hagrid to my list in hopes of being able to ride Buckbeak, haha.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks! πŸ˜€ I really enjoyed coming up with this list. Yes, Buckbeak. I’d love to see the hippogriffs and thestrals, but some of his other creatures are a little too scary, lol.

  7. Jen at Introverted Reader
    Jen at Introverted Reader says:

    I love Harry Potter but I have to admit that I don’t remember Grubbly-Plank, Babbling, Sinistra, or Vector. My much-younger cousins used to look at me in horror when I admitted I didn’t remember something from the Wizarding World. πŸ™‚ Your schedule looks like a lot of fun though! Great twist!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Grubbly-Plank took over for Hagrid in the fifth book. She’s the one we see the most of in the books. The other teachers are mentioned in passing, but I looked up which ones were the best teachers of those subjects. LOL. πŸ˜€

  8. Jennifer @ My Book Joy
    Jennifer @ My Book Joy says:

    Firenze would be a super cool teacher, especially with the classroom transformation he does! I also vibe with his perspective of “we don’t know shit so mostly just don’t worry about it” πŸ˜‚

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