This week's theme was "Tradition" and as Fall becomes unusually chilly (wintery!) the Yule Ball theme matched the situation. Wizarding World Book Club mentioned the theme and the chapters as follows:
About the theme
The Triwizard Yule Ball is traditional. School champions leading the first dance is traditional. House-elves serving witches and wizards without pay or holidays is traditional. Some wizarding world traditions are harder to stomach than others – especially for Hermione.
As a guide, we’re reading chapters 21-25 this week. When neither can go with who they really want to, Harry and Ron are miserable at the Yule Ball. Hagrid has an even worse time – revealing he is half-giant to an angry and insulted Madame Maxime. The night ends, though, with a useful tip from Cedric which, after a good bath, helps Harry learn what he must do for the second task.
Pre-Discussion Tweets: Professor Lockhart Accepts My Yule Ball Promposal!
This week we've reached 'The Yule Ball' chapter. Who would you take to the ball? pic.twitter.com/WtWg4QhAnS— WW Book Club (@wwbookclub) November 9, 2017
I would respectfully ask @MagicalLockhart to accompany me to the Yule Ball! Best company is that of celebrities. He has the flare for dancing, good taste in clothes, and amazing adventures to share!— The Abbie (@theabbies) November 10, 2017
I’d love to!😉✨— Gilderoy Lockhart (@MagicalLockhart) November 10, 2017
Some of the world's biggest revolutions began when someone empathized because they themselves felt injustice in some way. Hermione has faced enough as a muggleborn - been called 'Mudblood' - she can tell how elves are downgraded for their kind pic.twitter.com/w6EuH741D3— The Abbie (@theabbies) November 10, 2017
It was quite the ‘unexpected task’ for Harry, almost as difficult as the dragon… pic.twitter.com/c9luYCQpOY— WW Book Club (@wwbookclub) November 10, 2017
The Yule Ball was a festive treat & a grooming and character development exercise! But dear, simple old Harry had to step out of his comfort zone a LOT to score a date - was turned down - and then had to learn dance! Too much for a simpleton! pic.twitter.com/Z2T0flnTE2— The Abbie (@theabbies) November 10, 2017
In Hagrid’s absence, Parvati and even Hermione enjoy Grubbly-Plank’s lesson… pic.twitter.com/cmmPFOHzL9— WW Book Club (@wwbookclub) November 10, 2017
I cheer Professor Hagrid all the way - of course I'm biased - I like my teachers for their personalities! Like Professor Lockhart @MagicalLockhart 🤓 Learning we can do from textbooks! pic.twitter.com/QSMqawUwFJ— The Abbie (@theabbies) November 10, 2017