My Harry Potter Life Tag

Guys I created another tag (yes even though I have tags from like last year that I still need to do)! This time it’s to determine what your Harry Potter live would look like.

HOW IT WORKS

You pick four books and follow the instruction for each question.

MY FOUR BOOKS

1. The Raven Boys
2. The Last Ever After
3. Carry On
4. Winter

1. YOUR WAND

Open book 1 at a random page. The first noun you see will be what your wand is made of

Okay so my wand is made of ‘breeze’. Wonder how that will work. Maybe I’m an Airbender

2. YOUR PET

Does book 2 have animals? One of those animals will now be your pet. If the book doesn’t have any animals, then I’m sorry but your pet-less. 

I know The Last Ever After has several animals, but the only ones I can remember are the rats. I do not want rats as pets. After doing some research I remembered that Agatha had a cat, so I’ll have a cat

Or two. Or more

3. YOUR HOGWARTS HOUSE

Open book 3 at a random page. Whatever House you’d think the character’s name you first see belongs to, is your House (woah that’s a weird sentence, hope that made sense)

Simon Snow. Honestly, I see Simon as a little Puff like me (and I’m not just saying that to keep my House lol). I mean he can be a Gryffindor too, of course, but in my heart he’s a Puff (don’t ask me for arguments I need to reread the book)

4. MAKE YOUR GOLDEN TRIO COMPLETE

Open book 4 at a random page. The first two names will be your best friends and complete your squad. If there’s only one name at said page, open another random page.

I swear if one of the first two I see is Levana… Cinder oh thank the Stars. And Kai!

I love my little trio

5. YOUR HEAD OF HOUSE

Open book 1 at a random page. The first name you’ll see will be your Head of House

Gansey. I think he’d make a pretty decent Head of House, if he’s even at Hogwarts and not looking for Glendower

6. YOUR ‘DRACO MALFOY’

Naturally you’ll need your arch nemesis/school rival. Open book 2 at a random page, the first name you’ll see will be your enemy.

AGATHA WHY I’VE ALWAYS LOVED YOU WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS *whispers* We’ll work through this

7. YOUR PATRONUS 

Open book 3 at a random page. The first living creature you’ll see will be your Patronus

Penny. Penny is my Patronus haha. She’ll keep me save *nods* (also I love her and she’s one of my spirit animals so this is pretty accurate)

8. WILL YOU WIN THE HOUSE CUP?

How many pages does book 4 have? That’s how many points you’ll House have at the end of the school year. If the book has more than 400 pages it will have won the Cup, congrats!

824 pages that House Cup is mine Muggles

(honestly never thought that I’d ever use a gif of Voldemort laughing but here we are)

I TAG

Angel | Aentee | Elly | Eve | Evi | Sophie | Victoria | Whoever wants to do this!

Once again, if I tagged you don’t feel obligated to do this!

Fictional Characters as Olympians

So Fadwa had the amazing idea to do a list of her favourite characters as Olympians, and in the end she turned it into a tag by tagging several bloggers. Thank you so much for tagging me Fadwa! Also if you’re not familiar with her awesome blog yet, go check it out. I couldn’t think of any character for the ‘cycling’ category, so I replaced it with ‘swimming’.

SHOOTING

It took me a while to think of a character who had ever used a gun, so when I finally thought of Scarlet Benoit I felt stupid. I’m sorry for not thinking of you sooner Scar, I love you.

MARATHON

Todd Hewitt and Viola Eade. Slightly cheating here by choosing two characters, but these two must have great stamina after the events of the Chaos Walking trilogy and I assume could run really fast.

TAEKWANDO

My first thought was Annabeth Chase (there are way too many Riordan characters here haha). I don’t know if she knows taekwando, but she can fight so I’m choosing her.

GYMNASTICS

I can see Luna Lovegood being a gymnast? Especially a rhythmic gymnast.

ARCHERY

For this one I have to go with the God of Archery, Apollo himself. Though if he were to compete it would be a little unfair, so maybe his son Will Solace would be better? Okay let’s not think TOO hard about this haha

EQUESTRIAN (DRESSAGE)

Hazel Levesque, though not on Arion since he’s the fastest horse on the planet (if you haven’t read the Heroes of Olympus series, he’s unnaturally fast) that would be unfair.

FENCING

Celaena Sardothien is the first to come to mind. She’s great with a sword, so I think she’d be pretty good at fencing too.

SWIMMING

I have to go with Percy Jackson of course. Maybe a bit unfair since he’s a son of Poseidon, but hey I’m letting Apollo enter as well, so why not. Plus in The Hidden Oracle he’s on the swim team so hey, who knows maybe the Olympics are in Percy’s future

I tag whoever wants to do this!

IT’S SUMMER AGAIN SO I CAN FINALLY DO THE SUMMER BOOK TAG THAT I WAS TAGGED FOR A YEAR AGO

Last Summer Cristina and Analee tagged me to do this tag, but before I knew it Summer was already over and I didn’t want to do it in Autumn. So I figured I’d wait until this year (yes this one is deliberately late, unlike all the other ones haha). So thank you Cristina and Analee for tagging me and check out their blogs!

LEMONADE: PICK A BOOK THAT STARTED OFF BITTER BUT THEN GOT BETTER

I feel like I always pick The Maze Runner for this question in other tags as well, but I honestly can’t think of any other books. I’m just so glad that I continued on because it really did get better

GOLDEN SUN: PICK A BOOK THAT MADE YOU SMILE BEYOND COMPARE

The Hidden Oracle seems like a good fit, since I smiled and laughed a lot and Apollo is the Sun God

TROPICAL FLOWERS: PICK A BOOK SET IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY

Well this leaves me with a lot of choices lol. I’m going to go with All The What Ifs because it deserves more love. It takes place somewhere in America.

TREE SHADE: PICK A BOOK WHERE A MYSTERIOUS OR SHADY CHARACTER IS INTRODUCED

missperegrineSharon seems pretty shady when he’s first introduced in Library of Souls, but he really grew on me (which is saying something because besides him I only like Addison. See my review here).

 

 

 

BEACH SAND: PICK A BOOK THAT WAS GRAINY AND THE PLOT BARELY DEVELOPED

Introductions didn’t even have a plot (review). Then there’s A Thousand Nights which sort of had a plot? But it wasn’t executed that well in my opinion. So I’m going with that one. Especially since I’m still salty about it.

Anyway, read my review here

GREEN GRASS: PICK A CHARACTER(S) THAT WAS FULL OF LIFE, MAKING YOU SMILE

I think Luna is a perfect choice for this one.

WATERMELON: PICK A BOOK THAT HAD SOME JUICY SECRETS

Oh wow I can’t think of any. Besides Pretty Little Liars but I haven’t read the books

SUN HAT: PICK A BOOK WITH A VAST, BIG UNIVERSE/SETTING

I love the worldbuilding of the Lunar Chronicles, so I’m going with that one

BBQ: PICK A BOOK IN WHICH A CHARACTER WAS PORTRAYED AS A HUNK

Uuh Hazel thought Percy was a Roman God when she first saw him in Son of Neptune, so I’m going with that one

SUMMER FUN: PASS THE TAG ON

Amy and Nicki | Jess | Cindy

Don’t feel obligated to do this!

What is your favourite Summer read? Let me know in the comments!

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Blogsterdam: The Amsterdam Book Tag

YOU CAN STILL SEND IN QUESTIONS FOR THE BLOGSTERDAM Q&A

This month’s Blogsterdam will combine Amsterdam and books (actually just like last month’s since then I talked about my favourite bookstore) in a tag I created!

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Seriously guys it’s not funny how many cheese stores there are in the same street. DEFY THE STEREOTYPES AMSTERDAM. Anyway, my choice for this category is The Selection series, which can be quite cheesy but still ‘delicious’. Well the first three anyway, since I still haven’t read the rest.

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I’m torn between Carry On and Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda.

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Since I’m very emotional, a lot of books make me cry, so let’s just go with the most recent one, which was my reread of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Yep, that book does make me very emotional so a good choice for this one.

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That awkward moment you realise THEY SHOULD’VE BEEN HORIZONTAL BECAUSE THIS IS THE FRENCH FLAG And the idiot of the year award goes to…

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For this category you can go with fiction or non-fiction, I’m going with non-fiction since I want to choose De Kunst van Het Woord: Zijn Mooiste Brieven (literal translation: The Art of the Word: His Most Beautiful Letters), which is a book about Van Gogh and contains, like the title says, his most beautiful letters. I haven’t finished this yet since I haven’t been in the mood to read non-fiction lately, but I love Van Gogh so I’ll continue soon. It hasn’t been translated into English I believe (at least I can’t find an English edition on Goodreads), but it might be in the works.

PIGEONS

I have a love-hate relationship with pigeons. On one hand I find them cute, on the other I find them annoying, especially at Dam Square where they tend to accidentally almost fly at your face. I found pretty much every main character in The Crown’s Game annoying to be honest (Pasha was bearable until the end). Review to come soon!

I TAG

Marie | Em | Anne | Kat | Cristina | Cátia | Alex | Whoever wants to do this!

Don’t feel obligated to do this!

Have you ever been to Amsterdam? I hope you had a good time! Also: do you like cheese? Let me know in the comments!

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The Very Late (Sorry Kayleigh) and Extraordinary Means Tag

Kayleigh tagged me to do this like a year ago… I’m so sorry it took me this long! Anyway, if you don’t know her go check out her blog right now

1. I would give up the internet for a month for a signed first edition of this book.

I’m going to give you a very shocking and unexpected answer and say… Harry Potter

2. I would give up pizza for a year if it meant I could sit next to this author on a long plane ride.

While I love pizza every now and then, I’m certain I can live without it for a year, so this isn’t that hard for me haha. Though to be honest I’d think I’d freak out if I sat next to one of my favourite authors. I don’t think I’d be able to even have a good conversation with them soo… Especially if we’re talking J.K. Rowling. I met Becky Albertali at YalfestNL and she was lovely though, plus I could use YalfestNL to start a conversation with her… Yep I’ve decided I’m choosing Becky!

3. I would sit through a thousand hours of commercials if it would ensure Hollywood made this book into a movie.

Hahaha nope. Not worth it. I’d love to see some of my favourites on the big screen, but considering that they often screw up I’m NOT going to sit through a thousand hours of commercials. I hate them, I don’t have the attention span and it’s such a waste of time. Maybe if it would ensure a perfect adaptation, but even then I’m iffy about it.

4. I would never read a new book again if it meant I could live inside this book.

Like Kayleigh I’m going with Harry Potter. That doesn’t surprise anyone right? But wait, are we talking fictional books only? Because I’m going to fail at Hogwarts if I can’t read my textbooks… (I’m overthinking this aren’t I)

5. I would let my Google search history be made public if it meant I could be best friends with this author.

Pff I have nothing to fear. Some searches might be a bit odd, but I AM AN AUTHOR. I DO RESEARCH. I honestly don’t know which author I’d want to be best friends with though? Like I love my favourite authors, but it’s hard for me imagine being friends with any of them, let alone best friends. Who do you think I’d be able to become friends with? Siriusly I’m lost here

6. I would donate everything I own to Goodwill if it meant I could date this book character in real life.

Um yeah no sorry (I’m so boring aren’t I lol). I’m not donating everything I own. I’m just not. Not for the sake of dating a book character in real life. I don’t even want a relationship lol

And I Tag:

Whoever wants to do this! I remember this tag floating around the blogosphere back then (yes I remember that but not that I had to do it lol) so I’m not sure who has and hasn’t done this.

How much would you give up when it comes to books? Let me know in the comments!

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Book Courtship Tag

Quite some time ago I was tagged by Josie from Josie’s Book Corner. Thank you and sorry it took me so long! Because when I say ‘quite some time ago’ I mean like a year woops. Fun fact: I had already started this post, but then forgot or something? I don’t know what happened. Anyway don’t forget to check out her amazing blog!

Phase One: Initial Attraction: A book you bought because of the cover

*laughs maniacally as she looks at all the pretty books on her shelves*

I mean, the cover is the first thing you see, so of course a lot of books’ covers drew me in. BUT! I do not buy a book solely because of it’s cover. I grab something because of the cover, then if the blurb sounds good, I’ll buy it.

a thousand nights

Sadly, though it sounded good, it wasn’t.

Phase Two: First Impressions: A book you got because of the summary

Pretty much every book ever haha.

Phase Three: Sweet Talk: A book with great writing

Thankfully I know quite a few for this category, but I’ll go with The Book Thief, because it is one of my favourite stand-alones (second favourite after The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and it’s beautifully written. Sadly I have the movie cover so it’s not that pretty…

ONE DAY I’LL OWN A PRETTY EDITION.

Phase Four: First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pursue the rest of the series

Oh gosh so many boooks. Actually not that many. Of course I could go with the expected answer that is Harry Potter, but let’s go with Percy Jackson. I immediately bought the rest of the series when I finished The Lightning Thief.

Phase Five: Late night phone calls: A book that kept you up all night long

Definitely The Ask and the Answer. Not all night long though. I never stay awake that long haha.

Phase Six: Always on my mind: A book that you could not stop thinking about

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I couldn’t stop thinking about Carry On for a while after I finished it. I was just so high on Snowbaz feels.

Phase Seven: Getting Physical: A book in which you love the way it feels

Oooh again every book ever. I just love the way books feel and I always pet them.

Phase Eight:  Meeting the Parents: A book in which you would recommend to your friends and family

I was going to say Harry Potter, but then I saw the next question. I’m going to go with The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which is my favourite standalone. I’d honestly throw this book at everyone if I didn’t have a no-throwing-books-policy.

Phase Nine: Thinking about the future: A book or series that you know you’ll re-read many times in the future

Does it surprise anyone when I say Harry Potter

Phase Ten: Share the love! Here’s who I am tagging

The Jouska | Holly | Victoria | Liam | Carrianna | Aria

Don’t feel obligated to do this!

What book did you recently purchase because of it’s cover? And which one would you throw at everyone you ever met? Let me know in the comments! 

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The This or That Book Tag

Thank you Brigitte for tagging me and sorry it took me a while! I noticed that people have tagged me for things almost a year ago (eep!) and I just wanted to let you guys know I haven’t forgotten. Just didn’t realise it has been so long. Once school is over I’ll try to catch up on tags!

Reading on the couch or on the bed?

Bed! I do read on the couch (quite often actually) but my bed is a lot comfier.

Male main character or female main character?

As long as they’re well written and developed and likeable, I really don’t mind!

Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?

Hmm I usually put my book down when I eat, actually. I’m clumsy and I don’t want my book to fall into whatever I’m eating, but if I had to choose I’d say sweet.

Trilogies or quartets?

As many books as it takes to tell the story! Of course the more books the better, but if it’s not necessary and just means more filler, than nope.

First person point of view or third person point of view?

While some of my favourite books are written in first person pov, I usually prefer third person.

Reading at night or in the morning?

WHENEVER I WANT. No seriously, I just read whenever I can and feel like it. But if I have to choose… No  it really depends. Sometimes I prefer in the morning, sometimes in the evening #suchavagueanswer

Libraries or bookstores?

Bookstores. They barely have any English books at the biggest library here and I’m not interested in most of them. Plus I get to take the books home and never return them because

Books that make you laugh or make you cry?

How about books that make you laugh so hard you cry. No but seriously while I’ve read both and loved them, I prefer books that make me laugh I guess. If I know a book is going to make me cry I’ll put off reading it for a while.

Black book covers or white book covers?

Hmm. I think I’m going to go with white, purely because I have so many black books and I’d like some variation.

Character driven or plot driven stories?

While I think you should have a balanced combination in a story, I’m going to go with character driven because if a story is too much focused on the plot I really don’t enjoy it.

Alright, I tag:

Alex Raphael | Liam | Raisa | NishaFadwa | Emma

Don’t feel obligated to do this!

What would you choose? Do you rather read on the couch or in bed? Or maybe somewhere else? (like a cute reading nook – if you have that I’m so jealous) And black or white books? And what do you eat while you read? Let me know in the comments!

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The Disney Princess Book Tag

Thank you Cátia for tagging me for this awesome tag! I think most of you already know that I love Disney so this tag is perfect.

3 Princess Facts

  1. I can’t choose a favourite Princess. I just can’t. I love them all, though not equally and for different reasons, they hold a special place in my heart. And my favourites? Um. Yeah. I can’t even make a top three. It’s impossible guys
  2. That said I can’t choose a favourite Disney Princess movie either. Then again I can’t choose a favourite Disney film in the first place
  3. I used to have an Aladdin themed room and thus had a big tiger plush named Rajah as well

Snow White – What’s your favorite classic?

The Picture of Dorian Gray, hands down. I really need to read more of Oscar Wilde, I love what I’ve read of his so far and he’s one of my favourite authors and people (who has a TARDIS that I can borrow so I can go meet him)

Cinderella – What book kept you up
way past your bedtime?

My memory is terrible, but I think it was Winter by Marissa Meyer. That book guys. That book. HOW COULD I PUT IT DOWN.

Aurora – What’s your favourite classic romance?

I actually haven’t read that many classic romances, so I’ll go with Pride and Prejudice which I did really enjoy

Ariel – Name a book about making sacrifices
and fighting for your dreams

Well it depends what kind of sacrifices and dreams you’re talking about. There are sacrifices and fighting for dreams in Harry Potter and The Lunar Chronicles for example.

Belle – Name a book with a smart,
independent female character

I wish I could give you an answer that isn’t Hermione Granger but honestly I can’t.

Jasmine – Name a book with a character that challenged the social conventions of his/her world

I’m going to go with the same answer as Cátia and say Alec Lightwood

Pocahontas – Name a book whose ending
was a roller coaster of emotions

Hahaha which book wasn’t (of course there are also a lot of books that weren’t). The latest book that would fit this would be The Ask and the Answer. That ending adnjfs. And I still haven’t gotten my hands on Monsters of Men yet. What is this sorcery

Mulan – Name a book with a kickass female character

How can I choose? I love that it’s hard to choose though, because that means we have a lot to choose from. I’m going with Celaena/Aelin (did I spell her name right oh my god it’s been years and I still doubt my spelling skills when it comes to her name. Thankfully her real name is much easier to spell thank you Sarah)

Tiana – Name a book featuring a
hardworking, self-made character

Alex from Made You Up. She worked really hard to fit in and do well at school.

Rapunzel – A book that features an artist

It took me so long to remember Clary Fray haha. How could I forget her?

Merida – Name a book that features
a mother-daughter relationship

Why is it taking me so long to come up with one?! Oh yeah, because mother-daughter relationships are almost non-existent in (YA) books. OH OH. Molly and Ginny. How could I forget?

Anna & Elsa – A book with a great
relationship between siblings

The Weasley’s are my favourite fictional family and I love the sibling relationships, but I also really love the Lightwoods siblings, especially on the tv show.

Now it’s tagging time! I tag:

Elly | Sophie | Kat

Don’t feel obligated to do this!

Who is your favourite Disney Princess? Or are you like me and you can’t choose? Speaking of Disney Princesses, are you excited for Moana? I just can’t wait for it (and I have been waiting ever since it was announced haha). Let me know in the comments!

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The Jungle Book Tag

Hey guys! So I don’t know when the live action The Jungle Book comes out in your country, but it came out in The Netherlands today, so to celebrate I decided (after checking if there wasn’t one already) to create a book tag!

I’m going to try to choose only one book/book series for each question, let’s see how that will go!

The Bare Necessities –
A book that makes you forget about your worries and your strife

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell makes me happy just thinking about it, and while reading it I definitely forgot about my worries and strife (especially considering I was reading it during exam period haha).

I Wanna Be Like You – A character that you want to be like

Izzy from Shadowhunters. Kind of cheating here, but hey it’s a book adaptation, and while I love book!Izzy, I love show!Izzy even more and think she’s such an inspiring young woman.

That’s What Friends Are For –
Fictional friends that you wish were part of your own friend group

I’m saving Harry Potter for a different question, so instead of saying the Golden Trio, I’m going with the Rampion Crew. I would love to travel with them through space or on Earth, or you know, start a revolution.

My Own Home – A book that no matter what, always feels like home

I think it will surprise no one when I say Harry Potter.

Trust In Me – A character you would trust with your life

‘A character you would trust with your life’ I make up for the song sung by a creepy snake (I kid you not he still creeps me out. So does Shere Khan 🙈). Anyway, I would definitely trust Annabeth Chase *nods*

I TAG

YOU! Whoever is excited for The Jungle Book and wants to do it.

Have you seen the new Jungle Book yet? I’m going to see it this Saturday and can’t wait. What is your favourite Jungle Book song? Let me know in the comments!

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The Rip It Or Ship It Book Tag

Thank you Analee for tagging me! I always thought this tag looked like fun, so now I’m finally doing it! If you’re not familiar with this tag, you have to write down a bunch of characters names and pick two at random without looking. You either ship that couple or rip it. Since I’m lazy I used a random group generator that did all the work for me haha. Let’s take a look at the ships, shall we?

Carswell Thorne + Cress 

Don’t you love it when this happens? As you may know I absolutely love Cresswell, so this makes me very happy. Obviously, I ship it.

Percy Jackson + Magnus Bane

I have one word for you: Malec

 

Wolf + Scarlet Benoit 

Once again, don’t you love it when this happens? While I ship Cresswell and Cinder and Kai more (what is there shipname? I thought long and hard about it but… Kainder? That sounds so much like Grindr lol), I love Wolf and Scarlet together. I ship it

Kai + Annabeth Chase 

You know, I actually really like this. If I put Percabeth and Kaindr (lol) out of my mind, I really like this. I think they’re pretty compatible. Annabeth and Cinder have quite some things in common, and so do Kai and Percy, so I think they’d hit it off.

But only if Percy and Cinder don’t exist.

Simon Snow + Hermione Granger 

Since Penelope is a lot like Hermione, I think Simon and Hermione would be great friends, but I don’t think it would ever be more than that. I ship their friendship but I rip their romance

Isabelle Lightwood + Alec Lightwood

I do wonder why I put Magnus and Alec in the generator if I was going to go ‘nope Malec’ anyway? I sometimes don’t understand my own brain. But this was a lot of fun! I loved that two out of three Lunar Chronicles ships were put together automatically.

TAG TIME

YOU

Because this is fun and you should all do this. Not at all because I’m too lazy to tag people

Do you ship any of these ships? I hope you don’t ship the last one… 

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