I'm amassing background for a story and so I've been reading. Re-reading, actually. I've finished PoA, I've started OotP, and I'm reading bits and pieces from GoF. A few things that came to mind:
* In PoA, Sirius has been trying the whole book through to kill Peter. But when it comes down to it, both he and Remus try to do the job. And thinking about it now, it surprises me that Remus was so nonchalant about it.
"Not at all, Padfoot, old friend," said Lupin, who was now rolling up his sleeves. "And will you, in turn, forgive me for believing you were the spy?"
"Of course," said Black, and the ghost of a grin flitted across his gaunt face. He, too, began rolling up his sleeves. "Shall we kill him together?"
"Yes, I think so," said Lupin grimly.
Black and Lupin stood shoulder to shoulder, wands raised.
"You should have realized," said Lupin quietly, "if Voldemort didn't kill you, we would. Good-bye, Peter."
I can easily understand why Sirius plans to kill Peter himself. I can understand why Remus would *want* to. But still, I would have expected Remus to want Peter brought to justice, especially so that the truth could come out. I'm puzzled.
* In GoF, when they're taking the Portkey to the World Cup, Mr Weasley asks Mr Diggory if anyone else is coming. "No, the Lovegoods have been there for a week already and the Fawcetts couldn't get tickets," said Mr. Diggory. Soooooo, if the Lovegoods are in the area, maybe they're close enough for a little Ron/Luna summer romance.
I don't *ship* Ron/Luna, but I'm fond of awkward fumblings between them.
* In OotP, I was struck by one scene in Grimmauld Place, where the portrait of Mrs Black had been screaming out in the hall, driving everyone mad. Once she got calmed down, Mrs Weasley went out in the hall and screamed at people. It made me smile.
* Just why was Hermione at Grimmauld Place all summer long?