Harry Potter Christmas Book Tag

The Holidays are right around the corner and I can’t wait to have a few days off from work to relax and get some much-needed reading done.

How are you spending your holidays?

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We were tagged by the amazing Chelsie over at My Reading Escape to join in on the book tag fun. Thanks for including us 🙂

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It’s your first Christmas at Hogwarts. What’s one book you’ve asked for this year?

I’ve asked for a few books that have been on my TBR for a while but the main one I really want and hope to receive is Normal People by Sally Rooney. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about her books and I want to start with this one.

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You spot Hagrid hauling the Christmas tree through the grounds. What is the longest (or heaviest!) book you own?

I get asked this question a lot and we joke around at work about which books we would use as weapons if the occasion arose (yeah, we are kind of morbid). I always go for Stephen King. IT is over a thousand pages long and so worth the damage it does to your hands after holding it while reading.


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It’s time for the famous Great Hall feast. What’s one book you can’t read without snacks?

I usually don’t like to have food/snacks around books because of crumbs or stickiness. But sometimes I make an exception for a cute contemporary book. It puts you in the right mindset for a cup of coffee or hot chocolate with a decent cookie or two.


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Well done, you’ve brewed your first Polyjuice potion. What’s one book you’d change the cover of?

Yes, I know that they changed the cover for this one but it still drives me crazy that they first decided to go with that cover. It made me feel as if they were trying to sabotage her.


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You receive a brand new Firebolt for Christmas. What’s one book you read super quickly?

Anything by V(E)ictoria Schwab is a super quick read for me. Her books draw you in and you sit and read her entire book in one sitting.

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You join Harry for his first proper Christmas. What’s one book you’d love to receive this year?

I know that I’m so late to the party with this book but I’ve been wanting to read this for a while now and I need to own it for my book collection.


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You get hit by one of Fred and George’s flying snowballs. What’s a book you wanted to throw across the room?

I wanted to throw this book across the room because it was one of my highly anticipated reads but it was just awful.


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You’ve just visited Hogsmeade for the first time. What’s one popular book you haven’t read yet?

I own this book but just haven’t read it yet.


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Congratulations, you’ve been invited to the Yule Ball. What book about Christmas do you love?

This book is just the cutest and puts me in a better mood.


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You find Ron’s deluminator. What’s one book that’s helped you through some dark times?

This is not your typical pick me up book but it took my mind off of things that were going on around me.


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We Tag:




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Top Ten of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we reminisce about all the great books we’ve read along the way. We are going to give you a look at our top reads of the year.

What are your favorites of 2018?

Stacy’s Top 10(ish)

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These are in no order but these are my top ten of the year!

Books that almost made the list:

Noir- Christopher Moore

The Wicker King- K. Ancrum

Bring Me Their Hearts- Sara Wolf

Ace of Shades- Amanda Foody

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik- David Arnold


Shatter me by tahereh mafi

This book is about a girl (Juliette) who lives in asylum because if she touches anyone she can kill them.  So she hasn’t talked with anyone for near 265 days and has been in there for now almost three years. Then one day they (people who run the asylum) put a guy in her cell. Can she trust him??? Soon after guards come for her to find out she can either die or become part of the government to torture people with her gift. 

That’s details of the book, personally I felt this book was very bland but I knew that going in since this series is finished. So aspects I did like is the dystopian aspect since it’s a genra I have came to love. This world is built there is barely any food given the atmosphere has lost alot of layers so the weather becomes very deadly and so a new government forms slightly built out of fear. Also what you’ll learn about this book that is intriguing is how poetic at times tahereh could be with her writing, plus tidbits can take she is mumbling  or thinking in her head is she have a word written down but it’s crossed out with and another word next to it I found that cool. Only few books simular I know is illumanae. 

Some con’s: this book as said is very boring first 50 still stuck in aslyum no idea what is going to happen with her and saying I’m insane and I’m not insane. Finally get out and it’s still repeating but to who can she trust because keeps being told a question and that repeats to no end. The guy who runs the asylum and head poncho guy seems more insane than Juliette. Finally after getting to near 240ish finally get that real dystopian aspect with guns blazing and your going to die to what I like. And leaves you in spot 2 finally say I like where book 2 is going and Atleast say Atleast this book wasn’t a total dud. So one day I will rent from the library book 2 since everyone sayes the book gets soooo good. 

3.5/ mildly 4 star (can’t decide since I liked some parts) ~~~~~~~ JUSTIN