The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag!

I saw this amazing tag over on That weird brown girls blog and I just had to scope this one up since we are rivals 😛 Me being a Gryffindor and her being a Slytherin, it became a challenge for me to do this naturally 🙂

So thank you That weird brown girl for sharing this amazing tag with us! 🙂 If you aren’t following her you should definitely go check her blog out and give her a follow!

For those that have not finished reading the Harry Potter series or is currently reading the series for the first time, there may be spoilers!

So here we go, lets have some fun with this one!

1. Favourite book?

This is a hard one, because I like all the books. I think I would have to say that my favourite book would be maybe the third book because this is when Sirius black is introduced and he is one of my favourite characters so I am a bit biased in that area 😛 I think if I was not going to go by Sirius I would chose the Deathly Hollows because I think this book was just beautiful in so many ways but also sad. I do not have the words to explain my feels for this book.

2. Least favourite book?

The Chamber of Secrets, I found this one  little bit boring and irritating because Ginny as a character annoyed me a little bit… oops 😛 sorry everyone.

3. Favourite movie? 

My favourite one would have to be The order of the Pheonix because it was just brilliant the way it was made and all the different story lines going on at once. You were never bored but at the same time its my least favourite because Sirius dies and Harry is so heart broken and destroyed at that moment in time.

4. Least favourite movie? 

As stated above The Order of the Pheonix, but also The Chamber of Secrets, but this is because my younger brother use to watch it all the time and because Ginny annoyed me as a character in this movie.

5. Favourite quote?

Oh, this is hard, there is so many!!

I’m going to have to share a few! You asked for this guys! 🙂

‘You’re a wizard Harry’ – Rubeus Hagrid.

‘Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, If one only remembers to turn on the light’ – Albus Dumbledore.

‘For in Dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own. Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud.’ – Albus Dumbledore.

I keep reading these quotes and I can actually here the characters voices to each quote in my head perfectly! its so amazing! Does anyone else do this?

6. Favourite Weasley?

That’s easy. The Twins. Fred and George.

‘I’m only joking, I am Fred’

7. Favourite female character?

Mrs Weasley

8. Favourite villain?

Bellatrix Lestrange just because the faces she pulls makes me laugh so much. She really is a psycho path, it’s great! Well done to the actress that played this villain.

9. Favourite male character?

Hagrid! I love this guy.

10. Favourite professor?

Professor McGonagall

11. Would you rather a) wash Snape’s hair or b) spend a day listening to Lockhart rant about himself?

OMG who would even chose to do b! That guy annoyed me so much I wanted to smash my TV into pieces! He as so bad in the movie. I would by far chose to wash Snape’s hair!

12. Would you rather duel a) an elated Bellatrix or b) an angry Molly? 

Definitely Bellatrix, because Molly is just one of those women you do not mess with, like EVER!!

13. Would you rather travel to Hogwarts using a) the Hogwarts Express or b) a flying car?

Definitely choose the Hogwarts express because hello! its the Hogwarts express and we do not want another incident with the flying car and the whomping willow!

14. Would you rather give a) Voldemort a kiss or b) Umbridge a bubble bath?

Give Umbridge a bubble bath, because I can kill her easily that way by drowning her, feeling her ‘bubble bath’ with acid. I’m not a psychopath I swear!

15. Would you rather fly a) a hippogriff or b) a Firebolt?

A hippogriff because who doesn’t want a beautiful majestic beast that hates Draco 😛

16. Is there a character you felt differently about in the movies?

Dumbledore, because I feel Dumbledore was not displayed correctly in the third movie on wards. I didn’t like the new actor for Dumbledore.

17. Is there a movie you preferred to the book?

I cant believe that this is even a question.

Books are way better!

18. Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore? 

Richard Harris, RIP ❤

19. Your top thing that you wanted in the movie that wasn’t in there?

Oh, please don’t make me answer this one 😦

20. If you could remake any of the Harry Potter movies, which would it be?

I really do not know…this is hard…

21. Which house was your first gut feeling you’d be a part of?

Gryffindor all the way

22. Which house were you actually sorted into on Pottermore? 

Do you even have to ask? Defs Gryffindor

23. Which class would be your favorite?

Defense against the dark arts 😛

24. Which spell do you think would be most useful to learn?

Defs expect Patronum

25. Which character do you think you’d instantly become friends with? 

Ron, because he hates spiders like me 🙂 and he isn’t scared to say what he thinks.

26. If you could own one of the three Hallows, which would it be?

The Invisibility Cloak because then I could get up to all kinds of Mischief, who didn’t wish this was a thing that actually existed when they were a teenager?

27. Is there any aspect of the books you’d want to change?

nope, you cant change anything, however I wish Sirius Black didn’t have to die.

28. Favourite marauder?

Padfoot.

29. If you could bring one character back to life, which would it be?

Sirisus Black or Dobby!!

30. Hallows or Horcruxes?

What’s the point in being scared of dying that much that you have to separate yourself multiple times?… Hallows for the win because at least you will be having fun in life and not fearing it.

 

I really enjoyed participating in this, it makes me want to go read the book series again because it has been a while since I last read them!

I invite everyone who wishes to participate in this, if you do not want to blog this please feel free to share your thought with me in the comments! I look forward to hearing from you! 🙂

 

 

 

 

3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 2

Today is day 2 of the 3 Day quote challenge. I’m choosing my 3 quotes from my favourite book series Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.

1.

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2.

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3.

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So these are my 3 quotes for today (day 2).

I would like to nominate:

  1. Anna
  2. Between Folded Pages
  3. Kate’s Bookish Library
  4. if anyone else would like to participate please do 🙂

Rules:

  • post 3 quotes for 3 days
  • thank the person that nominated you
  • nominate 3 people

 

Have fun ! 🙂

3 Day quote Challenge – Day 1

I’ve been Nominated by Josephine to do the 3 quotes for 3 days tag Challenge. Thank you Josephine! 🙂

For Day 1, I choose to choose quotes from one of my favourite book series: Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

  1. This quote was said by Jace to Clary. I thought this was absolutely beautiful and is one of my favourite love quotes.tumblr_mpfcrssbmd1sz0ngjo1_500

2. This was said by Isabelle and I just thought it was hilarious and brilliant.

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3. I found this quote so accurate, and it is a habit a lot of people fall into.

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I nominate:

  1. Karandi
  2. That weird brown girl
  3. Alex

I also nominate anyone else that wishes to participate. 🙂

Rules:

  • post 3 quotes for 3 days
  • thank the person that nominated you
  • nominate 3 people

 

 

Top 10 Tuesday 8th November

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish: http://www.brokeandbookish.com/

This week the topic for top 10 Tuesday is: Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately. I like this topic because its the beginning of a new month and I have bought lots of new books recently.

My TBR list includes these 10 new books 🙂

1.Girl Online Going Solo by Zoe Sugg.

I’ve added this to by TBR list, because it gets released on the 17th of this month. I’m quite excited for this book as it is the 3rd book in the Girl Online series! I wanted to add a description or a blurb to this book, but since it has not been released yet, I wont.

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2. Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham.

Lauren Graham is one of my favourite actresses and when I found out a few months back that she is also an author I just had to buy her book and add it to my TBR 🙂 someday-someday-maybe-by-lauren-graham.jpg

‘ Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing ‘important’ work. But all she has to show for her efforts is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters. She needs a backup plan because she’s not ready to give up on her goal of having a career like her idols Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep. Not just yet.’

 

 

 

3. A court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass.

This one because of all the good reviews I have hearda-court-of-thorns-and-roses. It sounds amazing and seems like my type of book 🙂

‘Feyre is  huntress.

She thinks nothing of slaughtering wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price…

Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy’s kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape. Her captor’s body bears the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked – but his piercing stare draws her ever closer. As Feyre’s feelings for Tamlin begin to burn through every warning she’s been told about his kind, an ancient, wicked shadow grows.

Feyre must find a way to break a spell, or lose her heart forever.’

4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass.

Again, because of all the reviews and because it was on my local book stores top 101 book shelf 🙂

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‘ Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice, Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament – fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?’

 

 

 

5. Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige.

The cover of this book tempted me to read this book because its beautiful! So I just had to add it to my TBR after hearing reviews about this.

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‘She will bring down the world. Snow barely remembers a time before she was locked in a psychiatric hospital. But when the love of her life disappears in the night, Snow must follow a mysterious stranger into a magical frozen world to find him. Amidst witches, thieves and spells, secrets unravel as Snow discovers she is heir to this world’s corrupt and twisted king. And she has great ice powers of her own. Now Snow faces choices that will decide the fate of a kingdom – and if she can ever return to the life she knew before.’

 

 

 

 

 

6. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

I had to add this to TBR after hearing Zoella, who is a You tuber, add it to her book club. She had high recommendations for this book 🙂

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‘Theodore Finch wants to take his own life. I’m broken, and no one can fixt it.

Violet Markey is devastated by her sister’s death. In that instant we went ploughing through the guardrail, my words died too.

They meet on the ledge of the school bell tower, and so their story begins. It’s only together they can be themselves….

I send a message to violet: ‘You are all the colours in one, at full brightness.’

‘You’re so weird, Finch. But that’s the nicest thing anyone’s ever said to me.’

7. Where she went by Gayle Forman.

This book is the second story to If I stay So I just had to add it to my TBR list because If I Stay was just beautiful.

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‘It’s been three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life. And three years he’s spent wondering why.

When their paths cross again in New York City, Adam and Mia are brought back together for one life-changing night. Adam finally has the opportunity to ask Mia the questions that have been haunting him. But will a few hours in this magical city be enough to lay their past to rest, for good – or can you really have a second chance at first love?’

 

 

 

 

8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

I’ve heard a lot about this book, and I got intrigued.

illuminae-kaufman-kristoff.jpgThis morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporation’s are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.’

9.  We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

This book intrigued me. A lot of books intrigue me, especially when they are young adult books 🙂we-were-liars

‘ A beautiful and distinguished family. A Private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four – friends – the liars – whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon.

This book has had so many good reviews so I just had to grab it! 9781620401392_custom-7b685c3426b519eaa2745c21ff4462bdbc179f56-s6-c30-jpeg

‘Scion, No safer Place.

The year is 2059.

Nineteen year old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dream walker, a clairvoyant – and in her world, the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing. But outside the repressive boundaries of Scion, a powerful, otherworldly race waits in the shadows. The season has come and Paige’s life is about to change for ever.’

 

 

 

 

What is on your TBR list? I would love to know! 🙂

 

Pokémon Go Book Tag

I’m doing another book tag while I finish reading this book, because I do not have any reviews at the moment as I have been flat out with UNI exams. The Pokémon Go Book Tag was created by Read At Midnight, you can find their Pokémon Go book tag here: https://readatmidnight.com/2016/07/18/pokemon-go-book-tag/

I saw this on Sophie Reads who tagged anyone that wanted to participate, so I’m going to take this opportunity because not only do I love books but Pokémon also. You should check out Sophie’s post here: https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/103503485/posts/6158

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This is a tough one because there was two books that got me reading, because I was very little when I first started reading. I would have to say that the series was Harry Potter J.K. Rowling.

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This was the series that started my love of reading young adult books at the age of 7 and I absolutely loved it. But there was a series that actually started my love for books, so I am going to share this with you also. The Fairy Realm series by Emily Rodda.

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Twilight, I loved this series as a book, I did not really like it as a movie series, and no matter how much backlash I will get, this series will always be a classic I would read again.

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I would say The Fault in our Stars. I found this quite hard, growing up with a brother that is mentally and physically disabled and who was always really badly sick, always living in hospitals, this book annoyed me with its popularity. I thought that this book was very sad and I remember crying through most of it, the book was not the problem it was the fact that it was everywhere and people were in love with the idea of this book. It annoyed me that it was everywhere and they didn’t even acknowledge the truth about what this story was about, yes it was a love story but what about everything else?

 

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Vampire Diaries, this reminds me of Twilight because in Twilight the love story is about Belle choosing between the bad guy (Jacob the werewolf) or the good sweet guy (Edward the Vampire). This is a very similar love story in Twilight where Elena has to choose between the bad guy (Damien) and good guy (Stefan) who are both vampires but are brothers. In both book series they end up becoming a vampire themselves. But I still like this series because I love books that deal with the fantasy world.

 

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I’ve never had this problem, I love long series 🙂

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I’ve never had a series that has kept me up at night because of being scared, so I’m going to use this chance to state a book that kept me up all night because I couldn’t put it down. This series is Vampire Academy and The Morganville Vampire Book series. I absolutely love these books, they are always in my top 5 favourite book series.

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OMG there is so many!!

I would have to say Jace and Clary from The Mortal Instruments Series, Rose and Dimitri from Vampire Academy.

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Girl Online by Zoe Sugg. I found this series really fast-paced and easy to read because everything about it just drew you in and just flowed really well! I love this series, because its just so beautiful and fast-paced to read!  It’s great!

 

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Hunger Games, I love this series, I could never get bored of it because it is just so full of action and twists 😀

 

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I would have to say Splintered by A.G. Howard. This was amazing even thought it is a spin off of Alice in Wonderland! I absolutely love it!

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Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass.

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There is so many!!

Harry Potter, Mortal Instruments, Vampire Academy and Girl Online.

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To be honest I am not sure if I have one at the moment…. :O

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Cassandra Clare and Richelle Mead ❤

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Girl Online Going Solo, book 3 in the girl online series by Zoe Sugg 😀

 

 

 

Reading Habits – Book tag

I’m doing this Reading Habits- Book tag, so that you can all get to know me a bit better as a reader! 🙂 I saw this over on between folded pages who invited anyone to participate in this book tag, you can follow them and read their tag here: https://betweenfoldedpages.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/reading-habits-tag/

So I thought that I should give this a go, because I quite like knowing the reading habits have and thought you all might like to know my reading habits, since I’m a bit of a book worm and have been since I was about 5.

  1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I’ve been living out of home for the past 8 months now, so some of my reading habits have changed. I use to love reading in my parents lounge room by the fire place with a nice hot chocolate while my little brother came up to me to see what I was reading all the time, but now that I am being an adult and living out on my own, soon to move in with my fiancé, my favourite place to read is cuddled up in my bed next to my fiancé of a night time when all the house work and University work has been completed. There’s nothing better than being cuddled up with the one you love in a warm bed reading a book 🙂

2.  Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I love bookmarks, they are so beautiful. If I see one I love, ill buy it, or I’ll make one for myself. I hate using random pieces of paper, I always have to use a bookmark because then I feel like my book is being looked after and not associated with random old bites of paper that are probably laying around.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or a certain amount of pages?

I really dislike stopping in the middle of a chapter, especially if something exciting is happening. If I really have to stop in the middle of a chapter I will but I will get right back to it! Most of the time, I’ll stop at the end of the chapter. One of the reasons I try to read of a night once everything is done is so that I do not have to stop half way through a chapter.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

I like to have a hot drink, or a nice cold drink if it’s summer, but I do not eat while I’m reading because I do not want to get the pages covered in finger prints from greasing fingers or crumbs on my books, I dislike my books getting dirty, so even with my drinks I am very  careful! I do not lend my books to people unless I trust them with my life because I am so worried that my books will get covered in food by people.

5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

I do not play music or TV while I’m reading if its for me. But I got use to reading in my parents place with the TV going because of my disabled brother watching TV. I learnt to tune out noise. My fiancé is also usually playing games or having YouTube playing in the background, so I guess the TV is usually always playing, but it’s not something I put on for myself. When I am on my own (which is not often because I live with a housemate and my fiancé) I do not have any TV or music playing.

6. One book at a time or several?

I don’t like reading several books at once, being dyslexic I get confused and can not read several books at once. Instead I just read one book at a time but I’m a fast reader so it’s okay 🙂

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

I read everywhere, I take a book with me everywhere. There is always a book in my handbag. I  do not read on buses or cars though, I wish I could but I get car sickness if I’m reading. 😦

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

I read in my head, if I come across a part that I really like and want to share it, I’ll re-read that particular part out loud to my fiancé or who ever I am with at the time. But, generally I read silently in my head. Sometimes my little brother will sit with me when I am at my parents and I’ll read out loud to him for a little bit, which is cute 🙂

9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

No, I do not want to miss anything when I am reading a good book.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I can not bring myself to break the spine, I always have to keep my books like they are brand new!

11. Do you write in your books?

NO! I keep a note book next to me when I am reading and if I like something or want to take not of something I write it in my note book, I wouldn’t dare put a writing tool on my books.

12. Who do you tag?

I want to tag anyone that feels like participating in this tag!

What are your reading habits? please share! 🙂