Harry Potter You’re Not Good Enough Tag

Because I haven’t done enough Harry Potter tags, am I right?

Just kidding! You can never have enough Harry Potter tags! HUGE thanks to Kay at Hammock of Books for tagging me. I know that it’s been approximately a million years, but I’m finally getting around to it, and thank goodness because this tag is SO MUCH FUN! Now excuse me while I try find 30 small pieces of paper… Or maybe I can do this in a spreadsheet?

Rules:

  • Write 30 character names on pieces of paper.
  • 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.

I tried to do all female characters, because why not?, but it was REALLY HARD. Gee, who realized HP was so male-centric? So some of these people are a little random! Oh well, just makes it more fun!

1. You only have one more spot on your spelling bee team. Who do you pick to complete your team?

Winky vs. Parvati Patil

Oh god, not Winky. She barely speaks understandable English, and I can’t image anyone bothers teaching house elves to read and write. I don’t think Parvati is probably a particularly good speller either, but she’s got to be better than Winky.

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Discussion: Waiting to Read a Series

So it has come to my attention over the course of the past year that there are people who actively avoid reading unfinished series.

This is something that would never have even occurred to me. Possibly in part because I got hooked on the Animorphs series in the 4th grade, and the author didn’t finish it until I was in sixth, so I guess I’m just used to waiting. I also grew up waiting on Harry Potter, so there’s that too.

But mostly I don’t even bother to find out if a book is even a part of a series before I start reading. I pretty much assume anything is either a stand-alone or a part of a never-ending-mega-series-that-I-will-never-finish until told otherwise. Finding out how many books are in a series is so far removed from how I pick books that I would never have even considered that.

So I was a little shocked the first time I heard this. Not because I was appalled or anything, just because I’d never thought of it and it’s kind of weird to me. But over the last year I’ve just come to accept that there are people out there who won’t read a book unless they know the whole series is available to them.

And as I sit here, twiddling my thumbs and waiting for the conclusion of The Kingkiller Chronicles which may never come, I have to say, It kind of makes sense. But, at the same time, it kind of makes me feel icky all over. So, like I do, I thought I’d make a pros and cons list. Continue reading

Frozen Book Tag

Frozen Book Tag

I saw this tag on Book Princess Reviews, and it’s right up my ally. Frozen might be my favorite Disney movie. I love the music, I love Anna, I love the sisterhood theme, I love how it kind of makes fun of the old Disney movies. Did I mention I love the music? When we went to see it in theaters and we heard the intro-song my husband and I looked at each other and said “We may as well leave, it’s not going to get any better than that.” Then it DID.

Anyway, I love Frozen.

This tag was created by Book’s Buzz way back in 2014. So here we go!


Let it Go

A book you wouldn’t mind parting with

41zqDXuSQEL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_That’s easy! Last year around Christmas-time I got gifted The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I read it last summer and it was not my cup of tea. Next time I clean out my bookshelf it’ll probably go the Half-Price. Continue reading

Sorting Hat Sunday: Christmas Characters

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Santa looked around him in confusion. He’d been teaching at Hogwarts for many, many years, and this was without a doubt the strangest assortment of children he had ever seen. Why, that child over there was actually GREEN!

But, if he had learned anything over these many years, it was that every child had something to offer. Even, probably, that weird one with the bald head. He brought the Sorting Hat forward, set it on its three-legged stool, and waited patiently for the sorting to begin.


Rudolf

Full disclosure, I’m not a fan of this movie. In fact, I quite hate it for lots of reasons that are ALL to due with it being extremely problematic. So I’ve only seen it just a few times in recent memory. However, my main impression of Rudolf is that it’s impossible to get him to NOT do something that he has his mind set to. Even if he has no idea what he’s gotten himself into, he jumps full in. I mean, this kid tries to take on the Abominable all by himself! He reminds quite a bit of an annoying Fred and George, if I’m being honest. Continue reading

90s Movie Tag

I saw this tag oh so many months ago on The Bibliphagist, and I just looooooove 90s movies so much that I bookmarked it for a rainy day. And since I’m feeling like a tag this evening, here we go!

She’s All That

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An odd pairing, but they still fit perfectly

26042767I mean, like, every couple in The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet! It’s kind of the point of the book, that it explores how relationships might become more complex if we discover more life out there, and how that will re-define what we think of as a weird relationship. Like, how do inter-species couplings work? What about how different planets have different ways of thinking about family and relationships? Can you have a relationship with a computer? It’s all so BRILLIANT, but it’s also touching and relatable, and GAH! Read it! Continue reading

Sorting Hat Sunday: Percy Jackson

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Percy looked around the Great Hall awkwardly. He didn’t belong here. All of these kids, they’d grown up knowing who they were. They were more powerful than him, they probably didn’t all have ADHD, the probably knew what the heck they were doing. But Percy didn’t.

Percy didn’t even know what he was doing here. His mom hadn’t explained anything, she’d just hurried him onto the mysterious red train on a platform Percy couldn’t even see almost moments before. He guessed it had something to do with his dad, but he’d never met him.

Whatever, at least he was away from Stinky Gabe. There was no way anyone here was as bad as Stinky Gabe.

Feeling reassured, he stood up a little straighter. He would make his mother proud. Whatever challenge Professor McGonagall was about the place before him, Percy would face it as best he could. As long as they didn’t ask him to read anything… Gods forbid.


Percy Jackson

I’ve put off sorting the Heroes of Olympus, despite it being the only book anyone has ever requested, specifically because I was worried that everyone would just end up in Gryffindor. Because, I mean, they’re heroes. Seriously, where else would I put Percy? Seaweed Brain wouldn’t fit in Ravenclaw (seriously, his utter lack of basic vocabulary is frankly embarrassing) and he doesn’t have an ambitious bone in his body. One could make the argument for Hufflepuff, except for that he’s pretty lazy. This is a no-brainer. Continue reading

The Mid-Autumn Festival Tag

So after apparently tagging The Orangutan Librarian in half a million tags while they were away for a few months, I have been tagged back with the Mid-Autum tag! I figured I’d better get to this one ASAP, because we’ve apparently used up our two days of fall for 2018 already. We’ve dropped into 40 degree weather, and I don’t have a winter coat yet because my dog ate mine last winter, and APPARENTLY the department stores don’t have their coats in yet. Not that I’m upset about that or anything…

Okay, deep breaths.

So, anyway, thanks to The Orangutan Librarian for tagging me! And away I go!

Reunion of Family

A Book with Family Goals

71LkLmxqgjLThis might be a little awkward, but I’m going with Eleanor & Park because I love how Park’s parents are still so mushy gushy in love after all those years! I hope that when we’re in our forties my husband and I are still flirting with each other and kissing in front of the kids and generally being embarrassing. ❤ Continue reading