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Potter Month: Harry Potter Spells Book Tag

Potter Month

Today I’m kicking off Potter Month with a good ole book tag!  I was tagged to do this one by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books ages ago but ya know, wedding planning (I wonder what I’ll have to start saying now that that excuse is no longer valid :-P)  But in all seriousness, I’m obviously thrilled to be tagged since Harry Potter is my life.  Megan and I even dedicated this whole month to Harry and gang!  I decided not to use the Harry Potter series as answers to any of the questions below because that would be too easy.

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AN UPCOMING RELEASE YOU WISH YOU COULD GET YOUR HANDS ON RIGHT NOW

I just need this is my life ASAP. Laini Taylor’s writing is a thing of beauty and my BEA chapter sampler has sat unread on my bookshelf because I know I won’t be able to start reading it knowing that I’ll have to wait months to get more. 2_600px

FAVORITE SERIES STARTER

I adore this series.  A Court of Thorns and Roses was my favorite book of 2015 and I didn’t think I could possibly love anything more.  It has all the elements that I love in a story: 1) fantasy, 2) not only a fairytale retelling but a Beauty and the Beast retelling, 3) a realm of faeries, each one named and modeled after the seasons and times of day and 4) the beginning of an epic love story.3_600px

A BOOK THAT GAVE YOU ALL THE WARM & FUZZIES

I just finished reading The Unexpected Everything yesterday and I loved it to pieces! Unlike Morgan Matson’s other books which each focus on a very specific relationship, this one covered friendship, family and romantic love.  And Clark is a fantasy writer! *swoon*4_600px

A BOOK THAT MADE YOU UGLY CRY

If you’ve ever read If I Stay, you’ll completely understand why this book really got to me.  The beginning is probably one of the saddest things I’ve ever read and just being in the mind space of a girl who’s lost her entire family and is deciding whether she wants to continue living or let go was enough to get my tear ducts going.5_600px

BOOKISH HERO OR HEROINE YOU WANT AROUND TO PROTECT YOU IN REAL LIFE

Celaena Sardothian is one badass assassin.  Over the course of the four books that I’ve read (I still have to get to Queen of Shadows – I SWEAR I will soon) I’ve come to adore Celaena’s character.  She’s a fashionable assassin with a conscience and a penchant for reading so in addition to having a personal bodyguard we’d also have to literature to discuss when our lives aren’t in danger.6_600px

A BOOK YOU WISH YOU COULD MAKE EVERYONE READ BECAUSE YOU LOVED IT SO MUCH

This is one of my favorite YA series and I’m EAGERLY awaiting the third book which finally has a title!  The Archived series follows a girl named Mackenzie who’s responsible for guiding lost souls back through a doorway which will allow librarians to re-catalog them where they belong.  Plus there’s an amazing book boyfriend that’s pretty irresistible.7_600px

A BOOK SERIES YOU WISH NEVER ENDED

As I stated in the first question, Laini Taylor is a beautiful word magician and I never want Daughter of Smoke and Bone to End (so much so that I haven’t read the final book because I can’t come to terms with not having more Laini Taylor to read).8_600px

A BOOK WITH AN UPLIFTING MESSAGE

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is such an uplifting and humorous book.  It’s full of geeky references but most importantly, it’s about discovering who you are and how to be comfortable in your own skin.  I was rooting for Simon from page 1 and I think anyone who reads this would agree!9_600px

A BOOK YOU WISH YOU COULD FORGET YOU EVER READ

Now I know you’re thinking WHAT ARE THINKING KRISTIN?! ISN’T THIS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?! And the answer to that would be a big yes!  I wish I could forget it so I could enjoy the experience of reading it over again for the first time and being immersed in Kvothe’s world.  10_600px

AN AUTHOR WHOSE BOOKS ALWAYS GET YOU OUT OF A READING SLUMP

Kiera Cass has the ability to completely get anyone out of a reading slump.  Her Selection series got me out a mini slump I was in last year because reading this series was like being addicted to an awful reality tv show.  I couldn’t stop reading and I had to know what would happen next despite disliking the main character and getting really annoyed at her life choices.11_600px

A SWOON-WORTHY HERO OR HEROINE

Two words: Will Herondale.12_600px

A BOOK THAT CAUSED YOU TO STOP DOING ALL OTHER THINGS UNTIL YOU FINISHED IT

I could not put Carry On down when I read it last year! I thought it was going to take me a while to read since it’s over 500 pages but I’m pretty sure I devoured this over a two day period.  I remember sneaking in minutes of reading any time I had the opportunity!13_600px

A BOOK THAT WAS PAINFUL TO READ (FOR WHATEVER REASON) OR BROKE YOU

Anyone who watched the December Spines with Wines book club knows just how much Cassie, Melissa and I loathed this book. All three of us only finished it because we had to discuss it for book club.  I remember always looking at it and frowning and just wishing I could move on already.  It had so much going for it with it being a standalone Nutcracker retelling but this one was just not for me.14_600px

A BOOK THAT HAD YOU LAUGHING OUT LOUD

My most recent laugh out loud read is Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley.  The main character Solomon struggles with agoraphobia but he has one of the best senses of humor.  He has the best rapport with his family and his new friends and it led to me laughing out loud on the train several times during my commute.  15_600px

A BOOK THAT MADE YOU WANT TO SEND IT (OR YOUR E-READER) FLYING

This is a book that I just could not get behind.  I enjoyed a lot of the elements of the main character (she wears retro clothes and bakes cupcakes with her grandma) but her views on astrology were just too unbelievable for me.  I couldn’t stand the way she handled choosing a relationship and sibling love triangles just kill me.16_600px

A BOOKISH WORLD YOU WISH YOU COULD VISIT

I would love to visit the faerie world in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series.  I loved the courts described in A Court of Mist and Fury way more than the Spring Court.  I took a quiz yesterday which said that I would belong in the Autumn Court which we haven’t yet seen in the books but it’s the place I would chose to live if I resided in the world.  I just want to stroll through fall foliage, drink pumpkin spiced lattes and wear chunky scarves and boots and perpetually celebrate Halloween and Christmas.17_600px

A BOOK WITH A SHOCKING TWIST OR ENDING

Don’t worry, no spoilers, but whoa!18_600px

A CHARACTER DEATH THAT DESTROYED YOU

I’m just going to leave this right here. *sobs indefinitely*19_600px

BEST SERIES CONCLUSION

Everything about this series is pure perfection.  I see so very many re-reads in my future because I just need to live here forever with the Aglionby Raven boys.

I Tag:

Cassie from The Bibliomantics

Kay from My Open Sketchbook

Sara from Sincerely, Sara

Melissa from Readerly Geek

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5 Responses to “Potter Month: Harry Potter Spells Book Tag”

  1. Cassie says:

    Woohoo! I know what I’m doing next Friday. =P
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  2. Alexa S. says:

    Yay! I’m so happy you finally did this tag <3 It's a really fun one, yeah? I loved your answer for Aguamenti especially – that book made me have all the feels too :D
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  3. YES! Can’t wait to do this tag – it’ll be Friday’s post!
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  4. This book tag is amazing! I may participate sometime soon!
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  5. This book tag was so fun to read! Really great books!

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