"These... these aren't for classes, actually." She admitted, a little sheepishly, "It's just, well... This is all rather new to me, and I'm trying to learn as much as I can. Hasn't been anyone in my family with magic for a while, now... save my Uncle, but he... well, he wasn't very good, and never made it into Hogwarts. Anyway, I guess I just don't want to be behind everyone else."
In lieu of her fingernails, which were currently trapped beneath several volumes about famous wizards of the current century, she chewed on the edge of her lip, "I don't suppose... How many of your families are... Are you all from big... what's the term they use... pure blood families? Most of the people in Slytherin are. Or at least, that's what I hear, and I guess that makes sense. But I hadn't realized it was so important, you know?"