Wow, I don't have any notes on the actual sorting itself? I really like the way that the Hogwarts ghosts' entrance defused Harry's nervousness with yet another amazing thing. Emotional rollercoaster!!! I feel as though it would be great if Hogwarts would release a pamphlet to muggleborns and similar to inform them about stuff that they need. I feel as though Hermione would make an awesome version of this. Speaking of Miss Granger, how adorable is she at explaining stuff because she's read 'Hogwarts: A History'? What I love about this series: infodumps happen in character and are genuinely interesting. Speaking of Miss Granger again, I was surprised that it wasn't she who'd asked the, "Nearly Headless? How can you be nearly headless?" question, but Seamus. The movie's re-written a lot of my memories of this story :))
Dumbledore tells them about the corridor, and Percy says something that made me bark in laughter, "It's odd, because he usually gives us a reason [about stuff]..." and seriously, Percy does he give you reasons or do you make them up for him because, you know, he's Dumbles.
I'd forgotten about Harry's dream during his first night at Hogwarts, and I'm inclined to believe that it's a very diffused version of his later visions due to Voldemort's leakage. Because hello, look at that dream.
This is a short chapter with a lot of content about how Hogwarts works, what classes Harry's taking, and our first glimpses of magical classes! Transfiguration and Potions get the highlight, because J. K.'s all about the /dichotomy/ and the comparison here. Everyone who's read the latter parts of this series knows exactly what Snape is on about here, and still want to thwap him.