Pottermore.com is J.K. Rowling's official website about Harry Potter. You can go online and "let your wand choose you" and then be sorted in your house at Hogwarts using a test designed by
I was delighted to find that unlike the tests made by fans, which say things like "Which is more important to you: bravery, intelligence, power, or loyalty?" it said things like, "Which smell is more attractive to you? The Sea, Fresh Parchment, Home, A Crackling Fire?" Or what types of magic do you want to study? What are you most afraid of? Etc.
I watched my brother Jack take the test first, and with very few exceptions, I would have answered exactly the same. Each quiz is written with different questions, so I took the quiz right after Jack, and we were sorted into the same house. Ravenclaw.
I was so pleased. Is that silly? I think of it as a personality test, to some extent. Jack and I have really similar personalities. And even though we aren't very scholarly, we are both "bookish" and (I think) really artistic, and we make our own opinions and don't care if they're not the popular decisions, etc.
The next morning, with my family all sitting around together, the rest of the family took the tests. My 7 year old sister Kathryn was delighted to be sorted into Hufflepuff. Their common room sounds the nicest. Homemade quilts on the beds, plants growing everywhere and a view of fields of dandelions and daisies out their window. My Dad was sorted into Gryffindor, where dwell the brave at heart. That seems perfect, too. He's smart, hardworking, funny, and likable. The only surprise was that my mom was sorted into Slytherin! She wants to be well-liked, and sticks up for her friends and family, which are Slytherin-y traits, but I think the real reason that she was sorted into Slytherin is that she loves water and the Slytherin common room looks out over the lake, and the sounds of the waves lapping against the lake are the sounds that lull Slytherins to sleep.
My dad instantly said, "Well, I'm going to sneak into the Slytherin common room so I can be with your mom."
"Don't people usually marry people from their own house?" asked my mom.
"Only because they know them the best, it's not a thing." I said.
"Gryffindor and Slytherin," said my dad, "We're two sides of the same coin. We're the same."
It's cute. I like it. I am going to make Travis take it when he comes home from California tonight.
I suspect that he is Hufflepuff. Loyal, hardworking, trustworthy, and um.. did I mention handsome?
It's time for him to come home and reign in my nerdy.
Also, what house are you in? You should go to Pottermore and take the quiz. :)