Harry Potter Spells Book Tag

The end of July was Harry Potter’s birthday. Since I haven’t done a book tag in a long time (quite unusual for me), I decided to do a Harry Potter-themed one (although I’m a few days late for his birthday…happy belated?).

The Harry Potter Spells Book Tag was created by Kimberly Faye Reads.

An upcoming release you wish you could get your hands on right now

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

I’m still a little upset that I missed out on getting a copy of this AND meeting Erin Morgenstern at the ALA Conference in June. I love her Night Circus novel, which is about a magical circus that’s open only at night where two magicians compete to see who’s best. It’s beautifully written and easily sweeps up the reader in the story. I’m hoping The Starless Sea will be the same.

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Book Recs: Dragons!

Here’s another prompt for #WyrdandWonder, a month-long celebration of all things fantasy. Click here to see the other prompts.

ten books featuring dragons

The prompt is actually “top ten dragons,” but I haven’t read that many fantasy books to do a decent post listing my top ten dragons. Instead, in this post I’ll list five books I’ve read that feature dragons I like and five books I’d like to read that feature dragons.

Five books about dragons I like

In Search of Lost Dragons by Elian Black’mor (illus.) and Carine-M (illus.)

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Book Recs: Amazing Magical Systems

I’m so mad at myself. It’s already mid-May and I’ve yet to do one of these #WyrdandWonder prompts… until now. Initially, my plan was to post every day but that quickly got pushed aside as life got busy. But finally I’m able to post a prompt. Today I’ll feature

my top 10 magical systems

But it’ll be seven instead because I couldn’t think of any more to include.

By the way, #WyrdandWonder is a month-long celebration of all things fantasy. Click here to see the other prompts.

bending
Avatar: The Last Airbender by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino (illus.)

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I Heart Characters! #17: A Female DRAGON

I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani at Perspective of a Writer to share our love of great characters. Each week, Dani assigns a topic/type of character that we must find examples of in the various media we consume (books, TV shows, movies, comics, podcasts, etc.).

Since I often skip a week (or two), I mash the character types Dani assigns into one to create a bonus character type that I include at the end of the post. The title of my post indicates the bonus character type I’ll feature at the end. But for now, here are the topics Dani assigned.

March 14 topic:

A Woman You Want to Be

Literally any female character that you want to become. Just slip right into their life and take over! It can be for whatever reason, revenge, the world, her personality or loves, whatever!

Atomic Blonde

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I Heart Characters! #16: A Minor Character OTP Hook Up

I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani at Perspective of a Writer to share our love of great characters. Each week, Dani assigns a topic/type of character that we must find examples of in the various media we consume (books, TV shows, movies, comics, podcasts, etc.).

Since I often skip a week (or two), I mash the character types Dani assigns into one to create a bonus character type that I include at the end of the post. The title of my post indicates the bonus character type I’ll feature at the end. But for now, here are the topics Dani assigned.

February 14 topic:

A Minor Character Romance

There is that character that is off to the side … how should their romance go? Is it with a character in the same story world or a cross-over romance? You get to decide all the details … how do they meet? Is it love at first sight or does it entail an adventure?

Queen Kettricken & Peottre Blackwater

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Reblog: Guest Post // A Fantasy Fan’s Best Characters to go Questing with

Hey y’all!! Something great happened: Dani invited ME to do a guest blog post on her blog Perspective of a Writer!! 😀

As the title of this post indicates, I wrote about fantasy characters who I’d love to go on a quest with. And, unable to help myself, I wrote all about Robin Hobb characters!! Hahahaaa…!! It was such fun brainstorming the characters and thinking of a quest to go on with them.

Go ahead and check out my guest post over on Perspective of a Writer. I hope it’ll get you interested in trying some of Robin Hobb’s books.

BTW, check out this gorgeous portrait of the Fool that Dani found:

“The Fool” by FloorSteinz

The portrait looks almost exactly as I imagined the Fool when he became Lord Golden in the Tawney Man trilogy (my favorite of Hobb’s books).

According to the artist, she used David Bowie as her reference when creating this portrait. It’s spot on. I think she did a great job. Visit her DeviantArt page to see more of FloorSteinz’s Robin Hobb-inspired work.

10 Books Challenge | Book Tag

Tag week continues with the 10 Books Challenge, which I found Lindsey’s blog, A Rambling Reviewer. I tried to find who the creator of it is but was unsuccessful.

The rules:
  • List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way.
  • Do not take more than a few minutes and do not think too hard.
  • They do not have to be the “right” books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way.
  • Paste these instructions and tag 10 friends.
A book that made me think:

Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future by Lauren Redniss (illus.)

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