Monday Muse

Good afternoon Monday! It's the holidays and I've been in a little bit of a rut as of late. I can't give specifics I'm afraid. What I can reveal however is that this week's muse is going to be someone I try to channel as refocusing becomes a priority.

Hermione Granger was first introduced to me as a 7 year old. It wasn't until I saw Emma Watson's onscreen portrayal though that this character really began to fix itself on my young mind. Hermione is of course one of J.K. Rowling's characters from the acclaimed Harry Potter series. Her bookish, academic nature is said to be in line with that of her creator's.

Hermione in The Chamber of Secrets.

Hermione is the best friend of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. She is described as an overachiever which can irritate other characters at times. In spite of this Rowling notes she is "very loyal, upright and good". Hermione possesses a lot of insecurities and a fear of failure, despite the intelligent image she projects of herself. This is something many young women can relate to and accounts for her universal appeal among readers. Some friends of mine often wanted to be Hermione Granger,  myself included!

At the Yule Ball in The Goblet of Fire.

Emma in Teen Vogue, August 2009.

It is her bookish nature, academic smarts and loyalty towards her friends that I found most admirable reading the books growing up. Emma Watson's portrayal really bought the character to life as she replicated exactly what readers knew to be true of Hermione.

Emma notes that; "There are too many stupid girls in the media. Hermione's not scared to be clever." and "I'm so close to her that I feel like I don't have to act anymore...she turned into someone that a lot of people can identify with. She's a great role model." 

So, this week seek inspiration from one of literature's most honorable heroines. Revisit the books and films if needs be.

'The less you reveal the more people can wonder,' -Emma Watson


Some of Hermione's shining screen moments. Enjoy!


  1. AHAHAH I love that photo of Hermione. The top one. I actually got it printed at the start of the year to inspire me to be smart like her :P

    1. Aww! Is it somewhere you can see it? That photo was on the front of one of my schoolbooks.