As University is just around the corner (we know others have started already but it is for us,) Megan (Probability Reading) and I thought it would be interesting to write a pair of blog posts looking at this transitional period from a book worm’s perspective; taking a format where we write half a post each. For this post, I have hosted on my blog ‘Our Dream Fictional Flatmates’ which is introduced by Megan and if you would like to check out our other post ‘6 University Essentials for a Bookworm’.
Enjoy! Megan and Alex 😃
When coming up with this idea for a collaboration post, I thought it would be a fun and easy task. Surely, I’d love to be flatmates with loads of my favorite characters but it turns out it is a lot harder than I thought. Not only upon writing this did I forget every character but also every book I’ve read too.
Anyway, onto the flatmates.
MAGNUS BANE from the Mortal Instrument series
Not only is this Warlock fun, energetic and magical, he also throws the best parties. Pre-drinks would be the main event with Magnus which would be awesome. He’d also be able to protect you from any danger that university throws your way.
MOLLY WEASLEY from Harry Potter
I was going to agree with Alex and say Hermione Granger for a fun study buddy, however, I decided that Molly Weasley would be my next choice. She’s lovely, bubbly and a mother so would be there for when you needed comfort, advice or just a positive smile. She’s also brilliant at putting spells on household objects to do the chores for you, who wouldn’t want that?
EVIE from Am I Normal Yet?
Evie has a fantastic film collection so I’d hope film nights were a regular event in the flat. She’s also a Spinster club member which means 2 things, we could have fun feminism chats and eat loads of cheesy snacks.
When I came with these dream flatmates just like Megan I forgot all the characters I had encountered. So, in attempt to ignite some brain activity I returned to reading where I gained the inspiration for my first choice and the rest just followed….
Onto my picks…
Annabeth from Percy Jackson
I have only recently started these (I know what have I been doing?!) and I began thinking of dream flatmates Annabeth was the first person who came to my mind. She is extremely wise so I think she would provide brilliant advice. However, this smart half-blood has many other less obvious attributes which make her perfect flatmate material: fiercely loyal, funny, kind. And I mean who wouldn’t someone with her smarts and fighting skills to join them through University?
Hermione from Harry Potter
As Megan mentions she would be the perfect study buddy! She’d have all the class notes, make sure you don’t miss deadlines and help when you’re stuck. But, Hermione is not only a Brainiac she is also very protective and caring which I think would result in having someone who’d always be able to look out for you. And with her brilliant magic skills, Hermione would be able to resolve any problem with a little magic!
Matilda from Matilda
Like Hermione, she is brilliantly smart! However, it is not her brain which would make her a great roommate but her love of books. She would be able to hold a conversation about whether Severus Snape was truly a villain? or about the true meaning of Angela Carter’s ‘The Bloody Chamber’. And if you think of her life with Miss Honey she would probably arrive with a great selection of books- which you could always borrow!
I hope you enjoyed reading Megan and I’s ideas you should now go and check out her post ‘6 University essentials for a Bookworm’.