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Tag Time | My Bad Reading Habits

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Bonus post! I was tagged today by  the wonderful Whitney over at Whit Reads Lit. and I needed to do it today. It is such a fun idea for a tag. Anyway, Whitney is a lovely person and you should check out her blog. She is always writing something fun to read.

Like Whit said in her post, “If you enjoy reading, you likely have some reading habits that you are embarrassed by or ashamed of”. So here we are, reading about my bad reading habits that I don’t always share with everyone, but I often do.

Bad Habit #1: Rarely finishing series

I am horrible when it comes to series, I love the idea of them. Spending so much time with characters and a world you love. The bad part for me comes when I put off reading the next one because I feel guilty about not reading the other books I already own instead of going out to buy the next book in the series. It has gotten so bad that I actively look for stand alones, if I find out a book I a part of a series, even if it sounds amazing, I won’t pick it up. So I think I kind of miss out.

Bad Habit #2: Impulse buying an authors books if I find them on discount and I enjoyed one of their books.

When it comes to finding new favorite authors, I get really excited. So excited if I read a single book by an author and love it, I will then be on the lookout to buy EVERYTHING they have written at a discount shop or on bookoutlet. I won’t even be interested in the description, but in the past few months I have gotten better with this.

Bad Habit #3:I don’t always stick to my buy 5, read 1

While I have been buying a lot less books this year with my buy 5, read 1 challenge. I do end up not following it from time to time. This could be because I go to a book sale or a friend invites me to go shopping with them. I am not going to say no to hanging out with friends and books. Perfect combination.

Bad Habit #4: Sometimes if I don’t like a book after 5 pages I will DNF it without giving it a “good” chance.

I am very brutal when it comes to DNFing. If I am bored early in the book I put it down for good. While I have never regretted doing this. I do wonder from time to time if I missed out. But, then I remember that the writing style annoyed me or the characters already annoyed me only that far in and chances are it would have continued.

Bad Habit #5: I feel like I could read more broadly than I do.

At times I feel like I read the same type of book too often, so I would love to read more outside of the circle I currently do, or at least type.

Bad Habit #6: If I am bored I will skip sections in a book.

I will admit it, I will skip sections of books from time to time. It could be because I don’t care about that event or I don’t like the characters so I want nothing to do with them. Do I miss things from time to time? Yes. Do I care? No, not really.

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Misty 

Jill 

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What bad reading habit do you have?

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TAG | The Literary Dinner Party

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I was tagged by the wonder Whit over at Whit Reads Lit, you should all check her blog out and her other social media accounts, she is so kind and sweet and talks about some pretty awesome books. Anyway, when she tagged me in this I was so happy because it is such a fun tag and asks some pretty fun questions about a literary dinner party.Divider

1: One Character Who Can Cook/Likes to Cook

Sally from Practical Magic, she is always cooking good food for her family even at a young age so she has to be a pro by now.

2: One Character Who Has Money to Fund the Party

Feyre from the Court of Thorns and Roses, I mean she is a High Lady so she has to have some series resources.

3: One Character Who Might Cause a Scene

Weylyn Grey from Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang, I mean he lived with wolves and odd occurrences always seem to follow them.

4: One Character Who is Funny/Amusing

Fred/George Weasley from the Harry Potter series… they are one character because you cannot separate them!

5: One Character Who is Super Social/Popular

I honestly cannot think of a single character/person for this, fiction or nonfiction.

6: One Villain

Bellatrix Lestrange, once again from the Harry Potter series, because I feel like she may be a more controllable villain? Also, she is an aristocrat and probably knows a lot about dinner parties.

7: One Couple – Doesn’t Have to Be Romantic

I am going to go non-fiction here and pick Teddy Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. I would love you have them both at a tea party. Such interesting human beings.

8: One Hero/Heroine

Bilbo Baggins, from The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings series, because he is the best adventurer and hero! He would have loads to talk about.

9: One Under-appreciated Character

Raven from the DC comic book universe. I say she is underappreciated because I feel like they could throw her into more than teen titans. Although, lately she was given her own comic book, so many I am wrong here?

10: One Character of Your Own Choosing

May from Little Women, because she is such a nurturing and lovably strict character I think she would be able to keep everyone in line.

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#Blogoween |Bonded, Bewitched, Drowned

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Prompt:

Tuesday 23rd: Bonded, Bewitched, Drowned
A Halloween version of Kiss, Marry, Kiss with your favourite book characters!

The Three Characters

Jackaby from the Jackaby Series by William Ritter

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Sherlock Holmes from The Sherlock Series by Arthur Conan Doyle

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William “Bill” Weasley by the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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The Results

Drowned: Sherlock Holmes

I know, I know this sounds horrible but, it is what I have to do with the choices I am giving myself. The reason I picked Sherlock Holmes is because he has done a lot with his life and his creator tried to off him, but the masses wanted him back. So ultimately I am trying to help Doyle.

Bewitched: Jackaby

I feel like being around Jackaby would be a lot of fun for a short amount of time. Being around him for a period longer than even an hour could be very dangerous for anyone because of the things that always seem to happen around him and the creatures that find him.

Bonded: Bill Weasley

He is a kind and caring individual and stands up for what he beliefs in. On top of that,  family is important to him and to me that is kinda important if you are going to marry someone. Also, he is mature enough to actually be in a place where marrying could be an option.

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TAG | Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 6

TagTimel12:17So over the past few months I was tagged three times to do the Sunshine Blogger Award and I am so honored to be tagged to answer so many fun questions. I want to say thank you to Sahi, Reg, and Whit for tagging me. All three are awesome women you should check out. I hope you enjoy reading and learning a little bit more about me and my readings loves.

RULES:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and ask them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog

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Previous Editions

TAG |The Sunshine Award Vol. 5

TAG | The Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 4

TAG | Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 3

TAG | The Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 2

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  1. What book do you think made you into an avid reader?
    • The Love at Stakes Series and Twilight Series, I read before that, but I never read routinely.
  2. If you got the chance to interview your favorite author, who would it be and what would you ask them?
    • Louisa May Alcott and I would ask them how she stayed so dedicated to writing and how she stayed true to herself as a writer even though she was a women writing during the Civil War times.
  3. What’s the book that is on top of your summer TBR?
    • I would have to say that as of right now I am looking forward to reading Labyrinth Lost
  4. What do you like the most about being a blogger?
    • The best part is being able to talk to others about book and finding new ones I have never heard about before.
  5. Have you ever bought a book purely based on it’s cover and which one was it?
    • No, I normally do not cover buy, if anything a cover catches my eye, but I never buy without loving the description.
  6. Are there any classics/books that you think everybody should read and why?
    • Little Women because a young reader can learn a lot from it.
  7. Have you read a hyped book that disappointed you a lot?
    • I really did not like The Poppy War, I felt like it jumped way to much and I really didn’t care about any of the characters.
  8. Which book characters do you want to be best friends with?
    • Jo March
  9. What’s your favorite genre and why do you like it?
    • Right now I would say my favorite genera is thriller/horror. I have really been finding great books to read. Some of my favorite authors right now are Shirley Jackson, Liz Nugent, and Ruth Ware
  10. Do you like going to the bookstore or buying books online?
    • I love going to the bookstore and supporting them when I can afford it.
  11. What book would you like to recommend to me?
    • I would recommend the Jackaby Series.

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  1. If you could meet any author who would you meet?
    • Louisa May Alcott
  2. What is the last book you regretted buying?
    • I regret buying A Court of Mist and Fury, I really did not like the 3rd book in the series.
  3. If you had the chance to write a book with any author who would you pick?
    • I think I would either pick Louisa May Alcott or Shirley Jackson.
  4. What book made a really big impact on you?
    • The Bag of Bones by Stephen King, it was the first real thriller/horror book I read and got me into my current favorite genre.
  5. Where is your favorite place to read?
    • In bed or outside on the hammock
  6. If you could turn any book into a movie, what book would you pick?
    • As of right now all of the books I would want as movies have already been made into movies.
  7. Which bookish character do you look up to and why?
    • Jo March because she was passionate, had fun, and stayed herself no matter what society told her to be.
  8. If you could live the life as any character who would you pick and why?
    • I have no idea, I feel like my favorite books and characters have such hard lives and that is why I admire them so much. But, I really don’t know if I would be able to handle it realistically.
  9. Would you ever get a bookish tattoo or do you already have one? What would you get?
    • I would get a harry potter inspired one, I don’t know if I will or not though.

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  1. If you were transformed into a magical creature, what would you want to be?
    • I would like to be a Valkyrie I just feel like they are badass.
  2. What time of day do you get the most reading done?
    • For me I tend to get  a lot of reading done before 1 or after 4.
  3. How do you come up with new and creative blog content?
    • I either get inspiration from others and credit them or it just hits me.
  4. What author have you been a fan of the longest?
    • I think I have been a fan of Louisa May Alcott the longest, but I have loved Stephen King movies and shorts before I knew he was a writer when I was little.
  5. What is the longest series that you have ever finished?
    • The Love at Stakes series, the series True Blood was based upon. I think that is the longest one I have completed.
  6. If you had to choose a world from literature to be plopped down into, which would you choose?
    • Harry Potter after Voldemort was defeated, I don’t want that kinda of drama.
  7. How do you choose what to read next?
    • I just pick up what I am feeling at the moment, I am a very big mood reader.
  8. What was the last book you bought?
  9. Do you have any books that you used to love, but now you don’t?
    • I am thankful that has not happened to me, all of the books that I have loved I still do.
  10. What is your favorite thing to do, other than reading?
    • I love creating things. I enjoy embroidery and drawing a lot lately.
  11. Who would be your book bestie?
    • Chances are it would be either Luna or Hermione because I was either the outsider in school and because I spent a lot of my time in the library during my schools years.

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  1. What was the last funny video you saw?
  2. What three words best describe your current read?
  3. What is your earliest bookish memory?
  4. How do you organize your books?
  5. Do you have an auto buy author? If so ,who?
  6. What’s your favorite season? Why?
  7. What fictional character do you think is most likely to hide in the dark?
  8. What was your favorite book as a child?
  9. What book has influenced you the most?
  10. How often do you go to the library or bookstore?
  11. What are the three best apps on your phone?

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Tag | The Liebster Award #3

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I want to thank Whitney for nominating me for this award, you should all check out her blog it is wonderful and she is very kind. Since this is my 3rd nomination I will link to my two previous ones incase you would like to read my answers from those previous times. It is always interesting how people change and their opinions change over time and as we grow.

The Liebster Award | 2018

TAG|The Liebster Award #2

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Rules for The Liebster Award:

• Thank your nominator and provide a link to their blog

• Answer your nominator’s 11 questions

• Create 11 questions of your own

• Nominate 11 blogs

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Whitney’s Questions:

  1. What standalone book do you wish had a sequel?
    • Oh this is an awesome question, I think I would love if Sleeping Beauties by Septhen and Owen King has a sequel. Since I finished the book I always wondered how the world would have changed after then end of that book.
  2. What is your favorite bookish object purchase?
    • My favorite bookish object I have purchased would have to be any bookmark. I feel like out of all the things I have bought, that is the thing I maintain my use of and continue to use.
  3. Who is your favorite romantic pairing in a novel?
    • Easy, Jo March and Professor Friedrich Bhaer from the Little Women series, yes it is a four book series.
  4. How do you choose what to read next?
    • It is totally mood based or if I have a deadline coming up.
  5. Do you like to see the movie adaptation of a book first, or read the book first?
    • I honestly don’t have a preference, I tend to see these as two separate entities.
  6. What is your favorite bookstore? (online or physical)
    • I love Indie Bound and Books a Million
  7. What is your favorite and least favorite genre?
    • I love thrillers and non-fiction, I have recently realized that I do not like science-fiction and I am VERY picky about fantasy.
  8. How long do you normally take to finish a book?
    • I can take me a day or months, there is no rhyme or reason for it.
  9. What character would you choose to be your companion on an adventure?
    • Bilbo Baggins or the Weasley Twins, you need some fun and smart people to help keep you alive and your spirits up.
  10. What is your Hogwarts house/do you feel that it is accurate?
    • Hufflepuff and I feel that it is very accurate!
  11. Who would comprise your ultimate girl squad?
    • Oh this is too difficult! Um, I would have to pick Eleanor Roosevelt, Jo March, Hermonie Granger, and Professor Minerva McGonagall.

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My Questions

  1. What books has the most sentimental value for you?
  2. What does your dream bookshelf or library look like?
  3. Have you had a pet that you gave a bookish name? If not, if you did get a pet what bookish name would you give them?
  4. Have you ever DNF’ed a book? What book was it and why?
  5. Do you reread books? Please explain because I am very curious.
  6. What is your reading routine?
  7. What was the first book you remember reading?
  8. What format do you usually read?
  9. How many books are currently in your TBR?
  10. What book are you most excited about reading this year?

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Jess & Teagan

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Sammy 

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Jasmine Eclipse

Megan @ Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest

Jacquie (Rattle the Stars)

Justine

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Tag |What’s In My Bookshelf

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Hello, I am here with a way overdue tag. I was tagged by the amazing Misty over at Misty’s Book Space to do the What’s in My Bookshelf tag. As soon as I saw her post I was so excited to be tagged for it. I love learning about the bookshelves of others and sharing information on my ever changing shelves.

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The Rules

  • Link back to me so I can see everyone’s answers! (Naty’s Bookshelf)
  • Also link back to the person who tagged you!
  • Name one book for each category; try not to repeat books to make this more fun!
  • Tag at least 5 people

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A Library Book

I currently have two books from the library, I have American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Songs of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

American Values: Lessons I Learned from My FamilyThe Song of Achilles

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Over the years I have gotten many editions of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, which is my favorite book of all time. P.S. you may not realize that this book is actually a series.

Little Women

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 The first book to pop into my head when I think about my childhood is Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish and Fritz Siebel. These were my absolute favorite books as a small child.
Amelia Bedelia  (Amelia Bedelia #1)

 

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Harry Potter, the entire series. It is magical, do I really need to say more? I am picturing my favorite of the series. If you want to know my ranking order please see my post Tag | Ranking Harry Potter Books & Characters.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)

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The first “romantic” book I saw on the shelf is The Seafarer’s Kissby Julia Ember. It a wonderful F/F retelling of The Little Mermaid, apparently there is a second one coming out that I am very excited about.

The Seafarer's Kiss (The Seafarer's Kiss #1)

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I have none, sorry. I don’t often read classic “romance” or “steamy” books anymore. If you asked this question 5 years ago I would have a list read for you.

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The oldest book I own is A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. I cannot find my edition on goodreads, so I linked to a different edition. Here is a picture I took of it over on instagram nearly a year ago.

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The funniest book I own is Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen. It is hilarious and I actually made an entire review on it. REVIEW | Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen.

Herding Cats (Sarah's Scribbles, #3)

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Even though this is non-fiction The Witches by Stacy Schiff, what that town went though and the story of the individuals that should not have lost their lives. It was heart breaking, it made me very angry. One of the best non-fictions books I have ever read.

The Witches: Salem, 1692

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I got rid of every book I did not like the ending of, so there are none of my shelf. I think the one that I can remember was the second book in the Lara Jean Duology, I was not happy with who she ended up with.

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Honestly, I wish all books were required to have some images in them that were approved by the author. That was I can really see what the author envisioned. I think that would be fun, but if I had to pick one I would go with Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent. It is no shock that I love her writing and I would love to see how she pictured each of the narrators. If you wanna see all my thoughts on this book you can see my review, REVIEW | Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent.

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Any book is perfect for a rainy day! But, once again if I had to pick one genre for a rainy day it would have to be a thriller. I mean, creepy weather mixed with a suspense filled read would be perfect!

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Tag | Mid-Year Book Freakout

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I cannot believe that 2018 is almost already halfway over, where has the time gone? I have a sneaking suspicion that I have been just having too much fun and that is why time has gone by unnoticed. Whether that is the reason or not I want to check in on my reading regardless and make sure I am on track with my reading. So, here is what my reading has been like so far in 2018!

Books I Read in 2018

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Best book you’ve read so far in 2018?

Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent, it was an absolutely wonderful thriller.

Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2018?

The Dire King by William Ritter, it was fun and wonderful just like every previous book in the series.

New release you haven’t read yet, but want to?

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, I have no idea why I have not read this book yet.

Most anticipated release for the second half of 2018?

Honestly, I am not too sure. Lately I have been focusing more on what I have.

Biggest disappointment?

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, it just was not for me.

Biggest surprise?

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, I did not expect to like this classic as much as I did. Now I keep telling everyone to get it and read it.

Favourite new author?

Liz Nugent, I have read two of her books this year and I loved them both.

Newest fictional crush?

I don’t  have one oddly, that usually happens a lot.

Newest favourite character?

I can’t decide! I found so many awesome ones this year.

Book that made you cry?

None made me cry, but some made me come very close.

Book that made you happy?

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, it just made me feel happy and I flew through it.

Favourite book to movie adaptation you saw this year?

I haven’t seen any so far, any recommendations?

Favourite review you’ve written this year?

REVIEW | Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent or REVIEW | The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Most beautiful book you bought so far this year?

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages

What books do you need to read by the end of the year? 

The Heart's Invisible FuriesUnder the DomeThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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What book do you want to read by the end of 2018?

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Tag | Ranking Harry Potter Books & Characters

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I was tagged by Whitney to participate in a week long celebration in honor of 21st anniversary of the UK release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This was created by  Margaret from Weird Zeal. Today I am combining day 2 and 3 of the tag. For day 2 you are asked to rank the books from your favorite to your least favorite. On day 3 you are asked to name your top 7 characters.

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Harry Potter Book Ranking

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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My 7 Favorite Harry Potter Characters

Teddy Lupin – Amazing professor and is so positive even though what happened to him.

Rubeus Hagrid – I mean, he has the biggest heart I have ever heard of.

Nymphadora Tonks – She is just awesome in my book, but a Hufflepuff!

Fred Weasley &George Weasley – They are just good ol’ trouble makers with golden hearts.

Severus Snape – I love the complexity and the divide dealing with this character, just makes me think a whole lot.

Minerva McGonagall – Awesome witch, total role model.

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What Harry Potter book was your favorite?

What character is the most memorable to you?

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Tag | The Hogwarts Tag

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I was tagged by Whitney to participate in a week long celebration in honor of 21st anniversary of the UK release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This was created by  Margaret from Weird Zeal. Since this is day one of the celebration I am here to share with you a wonderful tag!

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  • Link back to one of Weird Zeal’s posts so she can see that you’re taking part!
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1: What house are you in?

I am a Hufflepuff!

2: What is your patronus?

Mine is a Blood Hound, which I love because it is a puppy!

3: What is your wand?

My wand is a Alder wood with a Phoenix feather core 11″ and Hard flexibility

4: What would your boggart be?

Snakes, I get so afraid of snakes. I have nightmares all the time about them.

5: What position would you play in Quidditch?

I would be in the position of sitting in the stands, I am not athletic in any shape, way, or form.

6: Would you be a pure blood, half blood, or muggle born?

I have no idea, I mean any of these options would work for me because in any situation I would be a witch.

7: What job would you want to have after graduating Hogwarts?

Potions Master, I always loved mixing and making things. The bonus is that it can help others too.

8: Which of the Deathly Hallows would you choose?

I would pick the Invisibility Cloak, I feel like the others would be more detrimental to my wellbeing.

9: Favorite book?

I loved the Half-Blood Prince, I think because that is when things get very serious.

10: Least favorite book?

I never really was a fan of The Chamber of Secrets.

11: Favorite film?

The Prisoner of Azkaban I think was the best for me. I felt like the magic was very noticeable in this movie more so than previous ones.

12: Least favorite film?

The Chamber of Secrets, I really did not like this book/movie.

13: Favorite character?

I think overall Lupin is my favorite character even though we don’t meet him until a few books in.

14: Least favorite/most hated character?

Professor Umbridge, she is a monster.

15: Favorite teacher at Hogwarts?

Teddy Lupin of course!

16: Least favorite teacher at Hogwarts?

Professor Quarrel, letting that troll into the school was just not cool.

17: Do you have any unpopular opinions about the series?

I don’t think I do?

18: If you could save one character from the finale battle who would you save?

HOW CAN YOU EXPECT ME TO ANSWER A QUESTION LIKE THIS?! I WANT TO SAVE EVERYONE! If I did HAVE to pick I would pick Fred, I always felt so sad for George losing his twin.

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Tag | Book Unhaul Challenge

TagTimel12:17I have been seeing this tag everywhere and my shelves are currently at full capacity so I thought it would be a great time to complete this tag. This was created by BooksandLala over on youtube, her channel is amazing! At the end of this post I will share her video with you incase you would like to watch for yourself. This tag has 10 prompts, for each prompt you have to get rid of at least one book. So in theory I should have space for ten  more books on my shelf when this is all done.

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a book you rated low 

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

The Red Pony

I just didn’t really like it, I felt it was boring and even though it was only 100 pages it seemed to drag, a lot.

a book you changed your mind about 

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

The Female Persuasion

This was the first book that came into my head and it did not take long. The more and more I think about this book the less I like it. It seems very generic and is a story I have read a few times. So, I am unhauling it.

a series you won’t be completing 

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)

This was a very hard one to admit. I really enjoyed book 1-3 of this series. But, it is time to admit to myself that I am not going to continue on with this series. I am no longer interested in stories like these. I am unhauling books 1 and 2, but I am keeping book 3 since it is a signed edition and I want to keep it for memories.

a book you DNF’d (did not finish) 

The Pisces by Melissa Broder

The Pisces

I read 3 pages and decided I didn’t really want to read this.

a book you have multiple copies of 

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The only multiple copies of a book I have are old editions of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and I am NOT getting rid of those. I mean look at the picture, you cannot tell me that is not an adorable picture and an adorable family!

a book you’ll never actually get to 

West by Carys Davies

West

I got this as a blind date with a book from my local bookstore. It sounds interesting, but I know I will not get around to it any time soon.

a book you bought because of the hype 

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aparix Sweeney

The Nest

This book is very hyped up over the years, I picked this up because of a book club which kinda fell through due to my schedule and honestly I don’t see myself reading this on my own.

a book you bought because of the cover 

The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale

The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer

This was a total cover buy for me. It is beautiful. Oddly, this prompt was one of the hardest because I never really cover buy all that often. But, it was a cover buy. I read it earlier this year and I enjoyed it. But, it is one of those books you can only read once. I did a review for this book, you can read that here:  REVIEW | The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale

a book you don’t know anything about 

Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

This was a completely random pick up in the history section in my bookstore. I ended up really enjoy  it, which is a total win. The only reason I am unhauling this book is because I want to pass it around to my friends and tell them to give it to someone else after they have finished reading it. Maybe that isn’t really an unhaul? I don’t know. Anyway this was great and I am sad to see it go, but happy to pass it along.

a book you didn’t buy

My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran & Larisa Zageris

My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel

I got this for my birthday as a joke from my friend. I realized that I read it once and I would never really pick it up again. I am thinking about wrapping it up as a present for her to see what story she chooses and have a little bit of fun with her. So here is a fun book to unhaul! DividerSo those are the books I deiced to unhaul for this challenge. Some of these were very easy to get rid of while others were a bit harder to part with. I think the easiest one to unhaul is The West, due to it being a blind date with a book. I never actually picked it even though I bought it. The hardest book to unhaul was The Bone Season. It was hard to admit to myself that I really was not going to finish the series and acknowledge that my reading tastes have changed so dramatically.

I think my two favorite books to unhaul are My Lady’s Choosing and Never Caught. Mainly because I get to pass the books around and share them with others. My Lady’s Choosing is a perfect joke gift for my friend. Then on the other hand Never Caught was so good that I want to share it with a bunch of people. I kinda want everyone who has read it to sign it so the last person to get it gets to see the names of everyone.

Anyway, thanks for reading. I hope you have an awesome day.

P.S. Lala’s video is below if you want to read it and the question of the post.

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BooksandLala Video

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What’s the last book you unhauled?

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