Saturday, July 25, 2015

Harry Potter Spells Tag

Soudha over at Of Stacks and Cups tagged those of us participating in Harry Potter Month with Harry Potter Spells Tag.

Swish and Flick!

Expecto Patronum - 
A childhood book connected to good memories

This book takes me back down memory-lane for sure. My sister taught me how to write in cursive using it. We played 'school' a lot and since she's 7 years older than me, she was always the teacher. One day she decided to teach me how to write in cursive. She wrote the sentences on the back cover, and I copied underneath. GASP! Writing in books now would give me a heart attack. I don't even fold corners.

Expelliarmus - 
A book that took you by surprise

If you read My Introduction to Harry Potter, then you know that I was forced to read a bunch of classics in high school, just as most of you were probably. I didn't have any love for them at the time. Once I was an adult, I saw the Keira Knightley version of the movie Pride and Prejudice and fell in love. I went to get the book soon afterwards, and it's one of my favorites.

Priori Incantatem - 
The last book you read

I haven't gotten the review posted yet, but I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES!!!

Alohamora -
A book that introduced you to a genre you hadn't considered before

The Hunger Games was my first foray into Dystopia. Before this read, I thought I was only into Fantasy. It was added to my list of favorite series, and is one that I reread and watch the movies. I haven't read a whole lot of Dystopia books, but the ones that I have read are fantastic.

Crucio - 
A book that was painful to read

Richelle Mead is a favorite author of mine. I enjoy The Vampire Academy Series and the spin-off The Bloodlines Series. I've also heard the Georgina Kincaid Series is good, but I haven't started that one yet. So I was expecting something really good. Especially with a title like Gameboard of the Gods. In my opinion though, this one was just lacking. I couldn't get into it at all. I did make it to the end and gave it 2.5 stars, but it was a rough ride.

Avada Kedavra -
A book that could kill (interpret that as you may)

The first one that came to mind is The Book of Amun-Ra or The Book of the Living from The Mummy. It's the one that is confused with The Book of the Dead in the film. The Book of Amun-Ra has spells and incantations that can take life away from mortals while The Book of the Dead gives life back. In my opinion, both cause death considering that The Book of the Dead brought back Imhotep.

As Evie says, "It's just a book. No harm ever came from reading a book."


  1. Love this post! A book that could kill? Hm... People have been killing each other for religion-related reasons for as long as mankind has been alive. Sad.

  2. The Keira Knightley Pride and Prejudice was amazing. I fell in love too.

  3. I enjoyed reading your answers for this tag :) Your pick for Avada Kedavra was just perfect! The moment I saw the picture I thought 'Why the hell didn't I think of this one?' XD

  4. When I made this post, I had to re-watch it :D

  5. LOL It was so fresh in my head because I recently watched all of them with my son. Thank you!

  6. This tag is great, I really want to do it too but I'm not sure I'll have the time to get to it! LOVE your answers Jaclyn: YES Heir of Fire ♥ SO MANY FEELS!!!! Hunger Games got me reading a genre I wouldn't have thought of before either. And well, Gameboard of the Gods was my very first Mead book and I wish I hadn't started with it. It kind of put me off to her other books for a was interesting but kind of a mess too o_O

  7. Oh no! I definitely wouldn't want Gameboard of Gods to be the first example of Mead's work. It just wasn't up to par with her other books.

  8. Alex @ The Book BannerJuly 26, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    This is a great tag! (And you've reminded me that we were all tagged.) I've been hearing so many great things about the Throne of Glass series. I'm thinking I need to read it soon. The story connected to Curious George is precious.

  9. Ally @ Rally the ReadersJuly 26, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    This post is amazing! I loved reading about the books that you related back to specific spells. You're so creative! My favorite is the Avada Kedavra one, lol. I absolutely love the Mummy movies and I immediately recognized The Book of the Living. That book definitely didn't bring anything good, lol. Thanks for sharing! :)


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