Hogwarts Book Tag! | A Month of Harry Potter

I spotted this book tag over at Mortal Reader and thought it would be a great way to start winding down my month of Harry Potter related posts! I bought the last bit I needed for my Hermione Halloween costume today – I can’t believe it’s almost the end of October already!

Are you a Pure Blood or a Half-Blood?

According to this quiz, I’m a pure blood.

Which wand chose me?

Wand Results

Did you take a cat, owl or toad with you?

I love cats, but I feel like an owl would be much more practical since you could send mail. I’d probably go with a snowy owl or barn owl.

Where did the Sorting Hat put you?

Sorting Results

What House did you want to be placed in?

I made a whole post on this!

What lessons are your favourite and least favourite?

My favorite would probably be Defense against the Dark Arts or Charms, and I think my least favorite would be Divination or Herbology.

What is your Patronus?

Patronus Results

What does your Boggart look like?

Total darkness. I don’t know how the boggart would pull it off, but I can’t think of anything else I’m particularly scared of.

Do you partake in any magical hobbies or school sports?

I’d definitely be part of the dueling club and maybe on the Quidditch team too. I’d like to think I’d show enough promise that I’d be invited to the slugclub.

Where would you spend your spare time?

On nice days out on the grounds, lounging by the lake. I’d probably spend lots of time in the common rooms and library too.

What would you most likely get detention for?

Being out after hours!

What career do you want after graduating Hogwarts?

Definitely, definitely auror. Maybe healing after I’m too old to fight.


What would your favorite lesson be?

Harry Potter Spells Book Tag | A Month of Harry Potter

The most recent Harry Potter Spells Book Tag I’ve seen was done by Sarika over at Between the Pages (if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, go right now! You won’t regret it!) but this tag has been floating around for a while. Let’s get into it!

Accio! An Upcoming Release You Wish
You Could Get Your Hands on Now

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October is one of the best months for book releases. Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta comes out on October 30th and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Alohomora! Favorite Series Starter

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This was a hard one for me because I tend to like the later books in a series better than the very first one, but Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire is hard to top.

Cheering Charm! A book that gave you
all the warm fuzzies

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Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke never fails to give me the warm fuzzies.

Augamenti! A book that made you ugly cry

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Okay so I refuse to cry over books or TV shows or movies. I will literally walk away and take a break before I cry. But The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate…. Boy oh boyyyyyyyyyy.

Expecto Patronum! A Book Character
You want Around to protect you

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First thing that jumped to mind was Sirius Black, but since this is a Harry Potter Tag I’ll try to refrain from Harry Potter answers. Literally anyone in the Bishop or especially the Clairmont family from the All Souls Trilogy will do just fine.

Lumos! A book you intentionally spoiled for yourself

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I watched the first season of Victoria before I read the book, which in a lot of parts was word for word the TV show. Not a spoil exactly, but the closest I’ve come to intentionally ruining a story for myself (the book was still worth the read though!).

Imperio! A Book You Wish You Could Make Everyone Read

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I went serious for this one and picked Night by Elie Wiesel. I read this book in the 10th grade (which feels like a million years ago) and it really impacted me.

Engorgio! A Book Series you Wish Never ended

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The Slow Burn series by Maya Banks hasn’t ended yet, but I hope it never does. I flew through all five of them and can’t wait for the next.

Wingardium Leviosa! A Book With an Uplifting
Ending or Message

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I loved the style that Loving VS. Viriginia was written in, but I loved the uplifting ending even more!

Obliviate! A Book You Wish You Could
Forget You Ever Read

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A lot of people really liked Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl but it just wasn’t my style.

Anapneo! An author whose books get you out of a slump

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I haven’t read a Nicholas Sparks book that I didn’t love.

Jelly-Legs Jinx! A Swoon Worthy Character

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Beau Devereaux was my favorite of the Devereaux brothers and definitely the most swoon worthy!

Aresto Momentum! A book that made you
drop everything until you finished it

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Front Lines by Michael Grant was one of my most anticipated books EVER (even though I still haven’t read the sequel…. oops) and I couldn’t put it down.

Crucio! A Book that was painful to read

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes gave me every second-hand emotion in the book. I had that weird, achy feeling in my chest for the characters the whole time I was reading it.

Rictusempra! A book that had you laughing out loud

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I tend to go for books with darker themes so this was a hard one! The main character in Daughter of the Pirate King is labeled a female Jack Sparrow and she definitely had the same witty sense of humor he did.

Expelliarmus! A book you wanted to send flying

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This book was the written version of that classic Scooby Doo scene where the gang and the villain keep barely missing each other in the hallway full of doors. It was so frustrating!

Portus! A Bookish World you Wish You Could Visit

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A world where demigods and Greek gods were real would be pretty neat. Of course, if I wasn’t trying to avoid Harry Potter answers I would totally pick the wizarding world!

Avada Kedavra! A Character death that killed you

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In an effort to avoid spoilers I’ll just say someone in A Game of Thrones (only talking about the first book, here). Since there’s a death on practically every other page it’s not a spoiler!

Stupefy! A Book with a shocking twist or ending

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I didn’t see the ending of Allegiant coming, but I’m SO GLAD Veronica Roth wrote it the way she did!

Finite Incantatem! Best series conclusion

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Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was so good I knew that the conclusion to the duology would flop, but somehow it was ten times better. Loved it!

This was the longest book tag EVER! It took some serious work not to use a book twice or pick a Harry Potter related answer.

What’s your favorite Harry Potter spell?

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You’re Not Good Enough! Harry Potter Tag | A Month of Harry Potter

I saw this version of the You’re Not Good Enough! tag at The Book Prescription


Rules:
  • Write 30 character names on pieces of paper. (You can use the character list from the bottom of the post or choose your own.)
  • Put them in a jar/mug/cup.
  • Randomly choose two pieces of paper for every question. In each of the 15 questions, you have to decide which of the two characters fits the question and which one is not good enough.

Like everyone else who did this tag, I put the names into a randomizer and went in the order they showed up.


YOU ONLY HAVE ONE MORE SPOT ON YOUR SPELLING BEE TEAM. WHO DO YOU PICK TO COMPLETE YOUR TEAM?

Dudley vs. Luna

Neither of these are good choices! Between the two, Luna.


BOTH CHARACTERS WANT TO KILL YOU. WHICH ONE WOULD YOU KILL FIRST SO YOU HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF SURVIVING?

Sirius Black vs. George Weasley

Definitely Sirius Black. George would be a tough fight but Sirius would be seriously scary.


YOU’RE ON THE BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE AND YOU’RE DOWN TO THESE TWO CHARACTERS. WHICH ONE ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE YOUR ROSE TO?

McGonagall vs. Parvati

Easily McGonagall!


YOU’VE BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE HUNGER GAMES. WHO WOULD MOST LIKELY VOLUNTEER IN YOUR PLACE?

Hedwig vs. Madam Hooch

Well, I don’t think Hedwig is allowed to volunteer since he’s a bird and all, so Madam Hooch (although I don’t think she’d be too keen to volunteer anyways).


YOU’RE STRANDED ON AN ISLAND WITH AN ACTIVE VOLCANO. WHICH CHARACTER WOULD YOU THROW INTO A VOLCANO AS A SACRIFICE?

Neville vs. Hermione

Neville! His character’s alright, but Hermione is where it’s at.


YOU’RE THE NEXT DC/MARVEL SUPERHERO (WITH YOUR OWN T.V. SHOW, OF COURSE). WHO IS YOUR SIDEKICK?

Malfoy vs. Voldemort

Malfoy for sure. We could have a whole season arc about his redemption and a dramatic season finale about him fighting Voldemort, his former boss.


YOU’RE A MANAGER OF AN AVOCADO ADMIRING COMPANY. WHO WOULD YOU FIRE FOR LACK OF COMMUNICATION SKILLS?

Ron vs. Snape

Snape. Poor customer service skills.


YOU’VE JUST FINISHED A BOOK IN WHICH YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER DIES. WHICH CHARACTER IS MOST LIKELY TO COMFORT YOU?

Fred Weasley vs Bellatrix

Fred, obviously.


UGH, IT’S HIGH SCHOOL. WHO WOULD MOST LIKELY BE PART OF THE POPULAR CLIQUE?

Goyle vs. Fleur

Fleur! She was part of the popular clique in the books.


THE DAY HAS ARRIVED – YOU’RE FINALLY A YEAR OLDER! WHO WOULD HAVE THE NERVE TO FORGET YOUR BIRTHDAY?

Cho Chang vs. Remus

I don’t think Remus would forget, so I have to go with Cho.


YOU’VE JUST FOUND AN UPCOMING BOOKTUBE STAR! WHO WOULD IT MOST LIKELY BE?

Umbridge vs. Moaning Myrtle

Moaning Myrtle has lots of time to read and she’d probably like YouTube better than talking to girls in the lavatory.


SLEEPOVER TIME! UNFORTUNATELY, YOU CAN ONLY INVITE ONE PERSON. WHO WOULD YOU INVITE?

Dumbledore vs. Percy

Gotta be Dumbledore. Although if it was Percy his brothers would probably come rescue me from the boredom with the flying car…


BAM, YOU’RE PREGNANT. WHO IS THE FATHER/MOTHER?

Ginny Weasley vs. Viktor

Hmmmm…. Probably Viktor. Ginny wasn’t my favorite character in the world.


YOU’VE JUST WRITTEN A SUPER IMPORTANT TEXT. WHO WOULD SEE IT, BUT NOT REPLY?

Hagrid vs. Cedric

Probably Hagrid, but only because he couldn’t figure out how to work the phone.


YOU’VE JUST WOKEN UP AND IT’S TIME FOR BREAKFAST. YOUR MUM’S BEEN REPLACED BY… WHO?!

Filch vs. Molly Weasley

Molly! She’s everyone’s mother!


List of Characters:

Fred Weasley | Goyle | Cedric Diggory | Sirius Black | Filch | George Weasley | Hedwig | Cho Chang | Malfoy | Bellatrix Lestrange | Madam Hooch | Luna | Umbridge McGonagall | Dumbledore | Dudley | Neville Longbottom | Moaning Myrtle | Hermione | Ginny | Remus Lupin | Molly Weasley | Hagrid | Viktor | Ron | Voldemort | Percy Weasley | Snape | Fleur Delacour | Parvati Patil

This was hard but fun!

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Harry Potter Honoring the Dead Book Tag! | A Month of Harry Potter

I saw this tag at The Book Prescription, but it was created by Books in the Skye.

Rules:
  • Thank the person who tagged you (and paste these rules)
  • Show your house pride!
  • Tag 7 other bloggers.

My House

I took the Pottermore sorting test twice (both a long time ago) and was pleasantly surprised to get Gryffindor both times! I thought I’d be a Ravenclaw. I’m going to take the sorting test again later this month now that I’m older to see if the results are still the same.


(This isn’t part of the tag, but if I had to pick someone to bring back it would definitely be Sirius Black!)

Sirius Black: A book with the best father/mother figure

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Caroline: Little House Revisited is about one of the most infamous mothers of all. As Caroline was pregnant for much of this book, there was a lot of insight into her take on mothering.


Severus Snape: A book with a redeemable character

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Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade went from murdering a Soc to saving a room full of burning kids. It doesn’t get more redeemable than that!


Albus Dumbledore: A book with a great mentor/teacher

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Diana Bishop has a ton of great mentors in the All Souls trilogy, but I think her medieval teachers are my favorite. Especially Good Alsop!


Hedwig: A book with a great animal sidekick

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The first thing that popped into my head was Rainbow and all the other hippocampi in the Percy Jackson series.


Dobby: A book with a character who created bad scenes on accident

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Rishi Patel always meant well but even with all his good intentions he managed to muddle things up.


Fred Weasley: A book with your favorite brother/sister duo

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I had SUCH a hard time picking just one set of siblings, but ultimately I decided to go with the Devereaux’s. Technically it’s two duo’s since there are three brothers and a sister, but I think it counts!


Nymphadora Tonks: A book with the best family feud

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Everyone in Game of Thrones is connected somehow either through marriage or birth or long-lasting friendships and this series is just one giant feud.


Cedric Diggory: A book where a character died too young/too soon

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The men in Lone Survivor aren’t characters, they’re real people who sacrificed themselves for each other and for their country, but I didn’t want to pick a fiction book and potentially spoil for anyone! (Plus, I totally should have used Game of Thrones for this answer! Darn!)


Remus Lupin: A book with your favorite shapeshifter

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Wolf by Wolf is one of my favorite alternate history books ever! Even though the main character is a ‘skinshifter’ Graudin doesn’t overdo it with the fantasy elements and her skinshifting really takes a back seat to the plot.


Who would you bring back?

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Finally Fall Book Tag!

Finally Fall Book Tag

I love Fall. Sometimes where I live the weather doesn’t even cool down until November, but that doesn’t stop me from staring longingly at my scarves and drinking apple cider. So, even though it’s 90 degrees while I’m typing this, here’s my Finally Fall Book Tag!

IN FALL, THE AIR IS CRISP AND CLEAR:
NAME A BOOK WITH A VIVID SETTING.

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The descriptions of the inn rooms in the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy made me drool while I was reading. They’re based on literary couples, have impeccably matched decor, and are inside of a historic inn. The best news? They’re real!


Nature is beautiful, but also dying:
Name a book that is beautifully written,
but deals with a heavy topic

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Fallen Land’s writing was so gorgeous and light, but the subject matter was heavy. It follows two young adults at the end of the Civil War, when the country is in lawless disarray, as they try to survive.


Fall is back to school season:
Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new

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I don’t read very much non-fiction, but this book is SO IMPORTANT! Not only does it provide a first hand look at childhood in the war-torn Middle East, it really drives home how important and empowering education is. Go read it!


In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend
time with people we love:

Name a fictional family, household, or friend group
you’d like to be a part of

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Literally any part of the Harry Potter universe would be fine with me, although I’d love, love, love to be a part of the marauders. Harry Potter felt too easy, so I threw another answer in for good measure. The Devereaux security company would be an awesome group of friends to have. The men are all top-notch fighters and the women all have supernatural powers. I briefly considered Game of Thrones but, like…. I want to live.


The colorful leaves are piling up on the ground:
Show us a pile of fall-colored spines

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Fall colors work so well on historical fiction book covers!


Fall is the perfect time for some
storytelling by the fireside:

Share a book wherein somebody is telling a story

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This world centers around supernatural beings with centuries of stories to tell. Code dictates that no one can tell a vampire’s story but the vampire him or herself, so a lot of this book is anxiously waiting for the vampires to cave and spill the gossip about their past.


The nights are getting darker:
Share a dark, creepy read

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The blurb on the cover of this book says it all – “Imagine Stephen King writing Little House on the Prairie.”


The days are getting colder:
Name a short, heartwarming read to
warm up someone’s cold, rainy day

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The Journey of the Heart series has 6 books that are about 100 pages each. They’re short, sweet, and heart-warming.


Fall returns every year:
Name an old favorite you’d like to return to soon

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I read the first three or four book in the Bloody Jack series years ago and loved them. Now there are a whopping 12! I need to read the series from start to finish.


What are your favorite Fall reads?

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