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Harry Potter Spells Book Tag

I’ve seen this tag many times on booktube, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never done it (and, of course, I wasn’t tagged for it 😛 ). Maaaaybe on tumblr, ages ago? It seems familiar, but that might just be because pretty much every booktuber I watched in the early days of booktube did this tag at some point haha.

Anyway… I’ve been binge watching Book Roast’s videos lately, and she did this tag a while back, and I thought it sounded like fun. I couldn’t find the creator, so if you know, please tell me in the comments!


1. Expecto Patronum: A childhood book connected to good memories

This one is hard because I don’t have a lot of happy childhood memories, and most of the ones I do have involve Harry Potter (which I think you’re supposed to avoid using as an answer for these). Possibly the Goosebumps books, though.

2. Expelliarmus: A book that took you by surprise

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. We read it in my college AmLit class, I think, and I was dreading it. I like classics, in general, but I’d tried to read it before then and couldn’t get into it. After I got about halfway through, though, I ended up really enjoying it.

3. Prior Incantato: The last book you read.

Okay, I have to use HP for this one, because the last book I finished was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets :/ Before my HP re-read, it was A Christmas Carol (for the 15th-ish time).

4. Alohamora: A book that introduced you to a genre you had not considered before

Maybe The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares for contemporary? I was always more into fantasy and horror as a kid, but I started this series when it came out and loved it. (I still don’t reach for contemporary often, though.)

5. Riddikulus: A funny book you’ve read.

I’ve read quite a few, but to go with one I don’t see talked about a lot, Pop Sonnets by Erik Didriksen.

6. Sonorus: A book you think everybody should know about.

*cricket sounds* I’m just going to go with a book I’ve tried to get everyone to read: If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio.

7. Obliviate: A book or spoiler you would like to forget having read.

Claiming Sleeping Beauty A.N. Roquelaure (aka Anne Rice) oh my freaking gods. I wish I could forget this book even existed. I hated this even more than 50SoG.

8. Imperio: A book you had to read for school.

We didn’t really have a lot of assigned reading ( 😦 ), and the few things we did have were really common things pretty much everyone seems to read in school. I remember reading Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther in middle school, though.

9. Crucio: A book that was painful to read.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Even thinking about this book now, more than two years after I read it, I get pangs remembering it.

10. Avada Kedavra: A book that could kill (interpret as you will).

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab, omg. I think this book murdered and resurrected me at least three times.


I’m not going to tag anyone because I’m not sure who cares enough about Harry Potter to want to do this haha. If you do, please consider yourself tagged, and don’t forget to leave a link so I can read your answers 🙂

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Harry Potter Moment of the Week: September 28th

This weekly meme was created by Uncorked Thoughts and is now hosted by Lunar Rainbows.

 

The topic this week is: Would you rather get a disapproving glare from McGonagall or Dumbledore? 

 


You know, my first instinct was the say “Dumbledore!” because I would hate to disappoint or annoy Professor McGonagall, but…I wonder if Dumbledore’s glare would actually be worse.

He didn’t strike me as the type of character to glare at people very often, so I think it might be more shocking and possibly even a little scarier than Minerva’s glare (I’m sure she glares at people daily).

So I’m going to actually say McGonagall. It might make me feel awful, but I can’t shake the feeling that Dumbledore glaring at me would terrify me.


Who would you rather have glare at you?

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Harry Potter Moment of the Week: September 14th

This weekly meme was created by Uncorked Thoughts and is now hosted by Lunar Rainbows.

 

The topic this week is: Favorite quote from Half Blood Prince?

 


I hate trying to choose just one favorite quote from any book, but it’s even more difficult with the Harry Potter books. I excluded amusing exchanges and statements from this (like when McGonagall asked why it was always the trio there when something bad happened), because there are always a few of those. I decided to go with something that stood totally on its own, without context from the story.

I couldn’t choose between these two as my favorite, and I’m not even sure they would still be my favorites if I re-read the book again, but they’ve stuck out to me for a long time, so…

“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”

and

“Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.”

 

I just really like both of these (and so many more oh my gosh), and I think they’ve resonated with me since the first time I read them.


Do you have a favorite quote from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince?

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Harry Potter Moment of the Week: September 7th

This weekly meme was created by Uncorked Thoughts and is now hosted by Lunar Rainbows.

The topic this week is: Which character confused you the most through the series?


I’m not sure any character really confused me, at least not throughout the entire series. But, Dumbledore definitely frustrated me a lot with his secrecy. I feel like it wasn’t necessary, or at least not to the extremes he took it, and so much would have been easier for everyone if he’d been just a tiny bit more open with his plans, ideas, history, etc.

So, it wasn’t really him, or his presence, that confused me, it was his actions/choices. Everything worked out in the end, and maybe even in the best possible way, but I wonder a lot about what things would have been like if Dumbledore hadn’t been so secretive and manipulative.

Does that make sense?


Were there any characters that confused you?

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Harry Potter Moment of the Week: August 31st

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This weekly meme was created by Uncorked Thoughts and is now hosted by Lunar Rainbows.

The topic this week is: Rename the books from  Neville’s point of view


I’m really terrible at trying to do these things, but I’m giving this one a shot because I love Neville.

  • Neville Longbottom and the Quiet Gryffindor Bravery
  • Neville Longbottom and the Conniving Cornish Pixies
  • Neville Longbottom and the Password Blunder
  • Neville Longbottom and the Unforgivable Curses
  • Neville Longbottom and the Prophecy
  • Neville Longbottom and the O.W.L.s
  • Neville Longbottom and the Final Horcrux