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Magical Readathon TBR

Hello readers! I’m back during these difficult times to share with you my tentative TBR for the Magical Readathon or O.W.L.s of 2020!

It’s my first time doing this readathon, so I’m pretty excited! I chose Culinary sorcerer for my Career, you know, because there’s food!XD

For my career, I need to complete Arithmancy, Charms, Herbology and Potions (Oh no, please, not Snape!!)

 

Arithmancy: A book outside your favorite genre

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Wool

Usually, I don’t read dystopian/post-apocalyptic novels.

Charms: a book with a white cover

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Goddess of the hunt

This cover is great!!

Herbology: a book that starts with “M”

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Mountain of the dead

Another book of the World’s scariest places series!

Potions: a book under 150 pages.

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Clockwork Gold

I don’t have a lot of books under 150 pages…

 

And that’s my TBR! Do you participate this year?

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Christmas Stocking Bookish Tag

Hello everybody! I’m back from my little vacation in London, and I’m ready to post some cute Christmas Bookish Tag!

This one I found it on Jenniely, but it was originally created by Kate at Reading through Infinity.

Rules

  • Link to the person who tagged you
  • Link to Kate, as she’d love to read your answers
  • Answer all 10 questions, choosing books for each theme
  • Tag five people to do this

You get up on Christmas morning and your stocking is full! You take it down and start to unwrap the treats inside. The first thing you see is…

An orange! Which book is refreshing and vibrant, both inside and out?

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I mean, it has Ice Cream on the cover. It’s refreshing, right? Maybe it’s not Chrismas related.

The next thing you see is a bag of chocolate coins. (Yum) Which book have you recently bought that was expensive, but totally worth the high price?

The Illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban. It’s just wonderful.

You also pull out a bath bomb. Tell us about a book that had explosive action scenes.

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All the books in this series have a lot of action scenes, and to me, it’s the best series with Vampire Hunters. The scenes about the hunting, the searching and the killing of the vampires are really well written.

Next is a pack of playing cards. Which series won you over?

The Hermux Tantamoq series by Michael Hoeye. It’s a middle grade story, with beautiful vintage inspired covers, and I love it so much.

You also get a candle. Which character is a symbol of hope in their story?

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Probably every hero in their own story is a symbol of hope: from Katniss to Percy Jackson, but this quote always strikes me. So Harry Potter is my choice.

There are socks inside too. Is there a book that you think really encompasses all the distinctive tropes of its genre?

The Twistrose Key has all the distinctive tropes: a magical land, talking animals, magic, a villain, hope and love. It’s a wonderful fantasy middle grade.

There’s also a notebook. Which author’s writing process do you find most interesting/inspiring?

Uhm, that’s a tough question. I visited Oxford this summer, and there was an exhibition in honor of Tolkien: it was so interesting, all the researches, all the maps and words he created.

To go with the notebook, there’s a fancy pen. Is there a book or a series that you’d change if you’d written it yourself?

The Hobbit: I love it, but frankly, the ending just broke my heart. In my mind and my heart, they are happily live and well.

There’s also a small bedside clock. Which book took you a long time to pick up but was worth it in the end?

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The ugly Princess was on my Kindle for at least a couple of years. I was captivated by the plot, but I don’t know why I picked it up only this year. This book surprised me, and I totally fell in love with the characters.

Your pile is getting really big. You reach in to pull out the last gift and it’s… a lump of coal? You’re a little disappointed. But you look closer and realise there’s a seam running through the coal. You crack it open and sitting inside is a tiny golden snitch. Tell us about a book that surprised you in some way.

I just finished The Sherlockian, and Wow, that book surprised me! I think it was a crime/thriller with Conan Doyle, but in fact, it was really good. The GR rating isn’t good, btw.

Tagging everyone who wants to do it!

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It’s a beautiful quote! #2

Hello to everyone! Today I’m here with a new meme, created by me, where I share a quote that I love.

The title for this meme it’s from a song of Michael Bublè (“It’s a beautiful day”, you can hear it here).

I didn’t like Harry Potter and the cursed child, but I love this quote:

“Harry, there is never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.”

 

(Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)

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Creatures of the Night Book Tag

Hello! As I already said, October is all spooky here! Here’s the Creatures of The Night Book Tag that I found on Another Book In the Wall.

Go and check Kelly’s blog, it’s fantastic!

The rule is simple: choose a book or character that features the creature listed.

Vampire: Count Dracula.

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Werewolf: Remus Lupin

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I don’t like so much the werewolfs, but Remus Lupin is probably the character that has helped me to find a new obsession: the harry potter series. I cried for days after you know what.

Zombie: Resident Evil

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I don’t like Zombies. At all. I don’t like The Walking Dead, or books with Zombies. But I like Resident Evil.

Ghost: The graveyard book

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This book is full of ghosts!

Witch/Warlock/Spellcaster: Princess Olive

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Fairy/Fae: Flights and chimes and mysterious times

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Angel/Demon: Aziraphale and Crowley from Good Omens

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I cheated a little here and I combined the two characters. But seriously, how cool is this poster? Have you seen the trailer?

Alien: The Long way to small, angry planet

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Superpowered Human: Van Helsing

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Maybe you don’t know, but there’s also a book from this movie (that I love so much!)