Bookish Witch Tag

From the moment I saw this tag over on Corner of Laura, I knew I’d have to do it too.

Halloween is just a few days away, so it’s the purrfect time of year to do this tag! It was created by booktuber Clair Rousseau.

Hop on your broomstick and pick a favourite witchy setting.

An Embarrassment of Witches by Sophie Goldstein (illus.) & Jenn Jordan
Moonstruck, Vol. 1: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis, illus. by Shae Beagle

Both of these are YA fantasy comic books that take place in a college setting in a fantastical world that closely resembles our own. However, the world in An Embarrassment of Witches is way more fantastical than the one in Moonstruck, although Moonstruck has more fantastical creatures in its cast of characters. I enjoyed reading both and a major reason why is because I love school settings in fantastical worlds. And although we don’t see much learning happening in either book (lol), they were still great reads that made me want to visit the academic institutions in their world.

Whip out your wand and choose a favourite magic system.

Wands in Harry Potter

For me, it will always be the magic system in the Harry Potter books. I love the use of wands to channel magic.

Gather up your magical herbs & occult ingredients, and pick some favourite tropes from witch stories.


One of my favorite tropes is the assumption (or is it an understanding?) that witches understand human nature and have great common sense, which amounts to headology in the Discworld books.

Open up your grimoire & pick a book of magic to help in your casting.

Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley

It’s set in a world that’s so suffused with magic that people’s kettles sometimes talk and they’ll have to go fetch a fairy to set it aright. I love this story, which is a Sleeping Beauty retelling. It is YA fantasy and a favorite.

Stir that bubbling cauldron & choose a witchy brew and/or wizardy snack.


My witchy brews are teas. I love herbal teas: peppermint, rosemary, garlic, etc.

If the tea dragon society was real, I’d be part of it.

Summon your familiar! Either show us your actual familiar and give them some scritches behind the ears OR tell us about your favourite fictional animal.

I like the idea of a cat or a falcon or hawk (or tea dragon) as a familiar. For now, I borrow the Jinster, my brother’s cat.

And finally, call to your coven by tagging some fellow Halloween-loving book nerds.

I tag everyone who’s feeling the Halloween spirit.

12 thoughts on “Bookish Witch Tag

  1. These all sound like fun, and your brother’s cat is fiiiine. I’ll pull my copy of Stuart Little off the shelf to entertain the little dear while everyone else talks books (but, don’t worry, I’ll keep Stuart safe too–he’ll feel like he got the last giggle).


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