3 quotes 3 days day 1 (for the 2nd time πŸ˜‹)

  

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  3. Nominate 3 new bloggers each day (I’ve done this before so I won’t be nominating anyone but if you’d like to do it then please do!)

Thank you to Story and Somnomancy for nominating me ☺️ you should check out their blog!!

So here’s my quote for day 1:

  

There aren’t many books that I can quote from memory but somehow I can think of many, many Harry Potter quotes and they hold as much magic as they did the very first time I read them…

I tag you if you haven’t done this one yet and I’d love to see your quotes too ☺️xoxo

Tomorrow my book is out… Let’s party

  
This is an invitation to all of you to attend my book launch party tomorrow!

Throughout the day I’ll be online to chat with you all about the book and anything else you’d like to discuss! There will be extracts and character profiles going up throughout the day here on my blog and over at the event on my Facebook page too so come on over and join me ☺️ here

I’ll also be hosting a competition to win an advanced e-copy of the first novella in the series.

  
So are you in? 😊xoxo

The High School Stereotypes Book Tag πŸ’„πŸˆ


I’ve been tagged to do this by MelanieΒ and I’m looking forward to giving it a go! Check out her blog – you’ll be glad that you did ☺️ My method for these tags is to go with whatever comes to kind first and not overthink it so if some of answers are a bit odd, that’s why lol

The rules are:

  1. Choose characters from your favourite books who fit these high school stereotypes.
  2. Tag as many people as you want to do the tag
  3. That’s it!

1. The Mean Girl

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Isabel Lightwood in The Mortal Instruments – this is more a first impression than a lasting one and I actually really love her. But right off the bat I can easily imagine her turning to any non-Shadow Hunter and doing her very best ‘you can’t sit here’ in glorious mean girl perfection

2. The Dumb Jock

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Emmett Cullen from Twilight – he’s the kind of dumb jock I’d wanna be friends with though, he could totally beat up my enemies for me 😊

3. The Bully

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Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter books – I don’t think I have to explain this one. Is it okay that I kinda had a crush on him? No? I guess I didn’t then 😳

4. The Bad Boy

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Ronan from the Raven Cycle – he’s just so bad and he really, really, really doesn’t care and it’s probably wrong but it makes him so hot lol if you haven’t read these books do it, do it now!

5. The Girl With The Bad Reputation

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Clarke from the 100 – she’s a condemned criminal so I think that covers the bad reputation and I LOVE her, read the book and watch the show! Seriously… SERIOUSLY!

6. The Geek

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Hermione from the Harry Potter books – if there was ever any doubt that geeks are cool then Hermione fixed that! She’s the best and there’s no reason for anyone to doubt it 😍

7. The Drama Geek

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Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games – basically because she plays up to cameras and fakes a relationship to win votes so if that’s not a drama geek then I’m not sure what is (I’m English so this one may be going over my head) πŸ˜‹

8. The Band Geek

Merry and Pippin from Lord of the Rings – I just couldn’t think of anyone else but they do love singing and don’t care who knows it!

9. The Wannabe

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Bella Swan from Twilight – her wanting to be a vampire is pretty much the story for the first three and a half books lol so wannabe just made me think of her!

10. The Stoner/Slacker

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Robert Baratheon from Game of Thrones – he slacked off so badly that he screwed up the security of the throne and threw the whole realm onto turmoil – nuff said lol
I hope you liked my answers and I’d love to see yours – I tag everyone who would like to do this! Xoxo

Goodreads friends!

This is just a quick post because I would like to have all of you as goodreads friends! 

  
It’s just hard to find people who are the right kind of book crazy with no starting point and I am a bit late to the goodreads party…

  
I don’t think it’s weird to ask right? 😳 I just love getting recommendations for new books and discussing them with people who enjoy them as much as I do…

  
I have lots of wonderful friends but just not that many who are book crazy like me and even those who are haven’t always read what I have and sometimes you really really need to vent or cry or explode with excitement πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚πŸ˜²

  
And if I find something new I want to tell you all about it! 

  

So if that sounds like the way you like doing things too then please be my friend on goodreads and like my Facebook page!! ☺️☺️xoxo

Ultimate Harry Potter Book Tag

I found this tag on fandomsontherun and she kindly tagged any huge Harry Potter fans to do it so I am! Check out her blog, it’s really great ☺️

And now for the tag…

1. Favourite Book?

  

I always remember that first time I read this and I was sooooo shocked that Sirius wasn’t evil and Wormtail was Scabbers and just everything about it! I think it might even have been the first book I stayed up reading through the night 😱

2. Least favourite book?

  
This was a tough one but it basically comes down to Umbridge! I just hated her so much and I couldn’t bear being in her company lol 🐸

3. Favourite movie?

  

The Deathly Hallows part 2 adaptation was amazing! I was so excited for it to come out and I was blown away by it! I can’t even remember how many times I ended up going to the cinema, I just know it was worth every penny lol

4. Least favourite movie?

  

I just disliked the way they did goblet of fire πŸ˜ͺ. I felt that Fleur was badly cast and didn’t look or act right at all, some of the excitement that was so present in the book was just missing from the film, they cut out so many of my favourite little bits, the maze was just wrong and did anyone see the god awful haircuts they all had? πŸ’‡πŸ½

5. Favourite quote?

  
This is a tough one because I love so many but today I’d say this one! 😊

6. Favourite Weasley?

  

An obvious one but any other answer would be a lie!

7. Favourite female character?

  

Again an obvious one but at the same time I don’t think there is anyone else who even comes close!

8. Favourite villain?

  

Bellatrix was just so utterly perfectly evil. She didn’t even seem to have much motivation beyond just liking to be evil lol 

9. Favourite male character?

  

Okay, you get it, I just love the obvious ones but I can’t imagine any other answer being true!

10. Favourite professor?

  

I love Mcgonagall! She’s firm but fair, sometimes she’s a cat and she’s a total badass when it comes to the crunch 😻

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

  

I’d have to take Lockhart, I actually find him kinda funny and I ain’t touching those greasy locks for anything!

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

  

I don’t happen to be evil, so though she may well whoop my ass, I don’t think Molly would actually kill me 😲

13. Would you rather travel to Hogwarts via the Hogwarts express or flying car?

  

This is a no brainer, apart from all the great reasons to want to take the Hogwarts express, that car had no air con and no snacks! Screw that!

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

  

I’d give her a bubble bath and drown her!

15. Would you rather ride a Hippogriffe or a Firebolt?

  

I can’t really imagine any way that sitting on a broom is comfortable at all plus I love Buckbeak 😍

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

  

I loved Molly in the books but she sets my teeth on edge in the movies! I just felt she was so annoying and over-acted and her voice was so irritating and I could go on but I’ll stop myself…

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

No, I can’t really compare them like that. I love books and movies in such different ways that I just… Can’t…

18. Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore?

  

I loved them both but I think of Michael Gambon when I think of Dumbledore so I’ll go with that

19. Your top thing (person or event) that wasn’t in the movie that you wanted there the most?

  

The chase through Hogwarts at the end of The Half Blood Prince, I loved that part of the books so much, it might even be my favourite! I can’t believe they cut it and I can’t believe they made that awful explosion at the Weasleys’ house instead 😑

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

   

 
It’s a toss up becuase I felt both of these weren’t done right. I did enjoy Half Blood Prince despite the changes though so I guess I’d do Goblet of Fire because I actually find that one hard to watch 😁

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

  

I know everyone want to be in Gryffindor but I do think I’d fall in that category ☺️

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

  

Boom! It’s for true πŸ’ƒπŸ»

23. Which class would be your favourite?

  

Defence Against the Dark Arts, obviously while Remus was there ideally but that’s the one I want to do!

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

  

And this says nothing about how clumsy I am… 😳

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

  

Fred and George! (This says nothing at all about the way I used to behave at school) πŸ˜‹

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

  

I’m not entirely sure why anyone would want anything else! I don’t even think Harry should have tossed it lol ultimate power mwahahah (totally for good though)

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

  

Not Colin specifically lol but all the deaths at the end of the final book. I’m not saying they shouldn’t have happened, I just thought they deserved better. I wanted to know how they died, who they were protecting and how it went down. I hated just seeing the bodies of Lupin and Tonks and Fred and the rest and them never getting their final moment 😭

28. Favourite Marauder?

  

I’d go with Sirius, I just felt like he was so much fun at school and I would have liked to be his friend!

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

  

This was so tough! But I just think that Sirius had such a crap time of it. His best friend died and no one knew the truth but him and then he was sent to Azkaban only to finally escape and have to live in secret stuck in that house he hated and then he just died in such a random way when he and Harry could have had so much together – I just felt that he deserved a chance at happiness 

30. Hallows or Horcruxes?

  

Hallows! Apart from all of the obvious reasons, Horcruxes seem to steal your nose! 😲
I hope you liked my answers and I’d love to hear yours 😊 I tag everyone who loves Harry Potter! xoxo

Happily ever after or end of world disaster?

I have noticed recently that a lot of books don’t have happy ending anymore. Even when they do there is often a bitter-sweet element to them. This got me wondering, what do I prefer? All in all I’d have to say happily ever after (at least for the main characters) I love the struggle and grief that takes place in stories of every kind but in the end I want my main characters to be happy. (And ideally in love). Is it wrong that I feel an ache when finishing a book if I’m leaving my characters unhappy? Personally I can only really make peace with a story if I know that they’re okay. What do you think?

Here are some examples of some of the most popular of each: **spoilers**

   
Harry Potter

So Harry, Ron and Hermione made it and they were pretty happy in the long term ☺️ but boy did I sob when I read the chapter where Harry went to give himself up – I really didn’t trust that she wouldn’t do it for a little while there!

  
Twilight

I actually think the movie gave a more satisfying ending than the book because I always wanted to know what would happen if they took on the volturi but in the end I was just hugely relieved that they all survived! If any one of them had died their soulmate would have been cursed to an eternity spent alone and I couldn’t deal with that!

  
The Hunger Games

The ending of The Hunger Games series did make me really sad when I read it but despite Katniss’ personal journey kinda ending up being for nothing, they did change the world for the better (possibly lol) and even if they didn’t I still enjoyed it (though she should have ended up with Gale in my opinion) 

  
Divergent

Oh wait yes you are Four. I hated the ending to this series. I hate Caleb, he should have died so hard. I personally didn’t even understand why she died, it wasn’t at all necessary. At least then I could have made peace with it. And did I mention that I hate Caleb?

I’d love to know what you prefer 😊 xoxo

The creative blogger award πŸ†

  
Thank you Laura for nominating me for this award 😍 Please check out her blog because it’s really great!

The blog rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Share 5 facts about yourself. 
  3. Nominate some bloggers and notify them of their nomination. 
  4. Keep the rules in your post so everyone knows what to do. 

Five facts about me:

  1. I love The Walking Dead… Daryl Dixon rocks my world and that’s the way I like it! And I’m going to see him in February at WalkerStalker Con   
  2. I’m really into Studio Ghibli films and have a Totoro pillow on my couch ☺️  
  3. I love Dwayne Johnson. I think he’s pretty much everything that’s right with the world lol. And if you’ve seen the movie in this meme you’ll understand why…                           
  4. I’m a super Harry Potter fan (no duh) and I’ve been to visit the Warner Brothers studio in London which is undoubtably one of the best days out you’ll ever have. Yeah that’s the knight bus and yeah that’s a butter beer lol. 
  5.  I’m currently reading (and have nearly finished after a day and a half) Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas. Read this series. No, seriously, read it!   

My nominations:

Anne

Opher

Caroline

Ireadnovels

You don’t have to do it if you don’t want but if you do then have fun! 😊xoxo

End of bookaphobia (it’s a real thing!) πŸ˜±

You know that great feeling when you’re in the flow of a book and you love the characters and plans are starting to fall together and they’re heading on their way to take down the bad guys but suddenly you think ‘Will they all make it?’ ‘Is someone I love about to die?’. And you realise that you don’t want to carry on reading just in case but at the same time somehow it’s four am and you have to get up in the morning but you can’t possibly sleep until you know!

  
And the words ‘Just one more chapter’ are said aloud even to an empty room or an unresponsive cat

  
So you tell yourself you’ll just read a few paragraphs of the next chapter to make sure everyone’s alright but the next chapter is about a different character (and always the one you like least)

  

So you either have to give up and head for a restless sleep, read the unwanted chapter (or chapters) or (and I know this is book blaspheme) skip to the character you’re on and just make sure they’re okay!

  
But sometimes they aren’t ok! And then there’s no way you can just go to sleep without finding out if it gets better somehow

  

Ok, so everything might have slowed down but you’re in it now and there’s a good chance that the answer you’ve been looking for is on next page….

  
What? You thought it had slowed down! You thought you were safe? Whyyy why?? 😭 So now you have to read to the end just to be sure that everyone really does make it and to know how they coped with everything that went wrong

  
But when you finally read to the end and the adrenaline/terror/excitement has all been used up (and you’re satisfied or not but either way it’s really over!) at least you can get your head down and get a good night’s sleep…

  
… Oh 

☺️ xoxo

Animals in books πŸΊπŸ·πŸ΄πŸ»

I love the addition of an animal to a book especially when they further the story! This is a list of my top five animals in books and why, I’d love to know if you agree and who else you’d put on the list… 

5. Saphira- Eragon’s dragon. 

Sometimes I sit in traffic and I think ‘If I had a dragon I wouldn’t have to deal with this sh*t’ nuff said. (I’m gunna chuck Daenerys’ dragons in with this one too or it will all be me bitching about how I wanna ride a dragon)🐲

  
4. Bill the pony – The Lord of the Rings. 

Growing up my dad used to read me the works of J R R Tolkien and one question was never far from my lips. ‘Did Bill get home???? 🐴😭 but he did so that’s okay and I love him!

  
3. Ghost – Game of Thrones. 

So you’re making your way to school/work and some guy bumps into you, knocking you bag to the floor. In the real world we grumble internally, in my dreams, Ghost knocks him on his ass and scares the crap out of him while I laugh. This is Jon Snow’s reality and I want it (my own husky would be more likely to give the guy a lick). I’m counting all of the dire wolves in this but Ghost is my fave 🐺

  
2. Jacob – Twilight.

Okay so maybe he’s a person at times but when he’s wolfy he’s super wolfy and he can bring all of his pack mates to the occasion so they’ve all got your back. Oh and when he is a person he’s hot so no complaints there πŸ˜‹

  
1. Hedwig- Harry Potter. 

Was there ever any doubt? Best friend, super cute, crazy intelligent, can find anyone anywhere so you can totally find out if people are lying to you aaaaand no more waiting for the mail man? Done and done 🐦

  
Let me know if you agree xoxo