Harry Potter Moment Of The Week

Hey guys, so I don’t seem to be doing too well with this blogging thing lately but once I’m sure my mental health is in a better state then I shall be back regularly! Anway, on to the post.

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone I’ve decided to do today’s HPMOTW topic as well as a few from the past that I’ve missed too. HPMOTW is a meme started by Uncorked Thoughts and Lunar Rainbows and basically the aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/films/J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related!. To see the upcoming topics and to find out how to join then please do click on the links!

So, on to topic number one; If you could save only ONE character from death, who would it be?

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I would definitely have to choose Sirius for this one. His death is one I’ll never get over. I really wanted to see where his relationship with Harry would go as the series went on and when I got to his death my heart completely broke. Not only because we wouldn’t see more of Harry and Sirius’ relationship but also because just as Sirius was finally finding his freedom, that all got taken away from him and that’s something that hurt me the most.


Topic 2: Favourite moment from Book 1?

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My favourite moment definitely has to be when Harry met Hagrid and found out he was a wizard and then goes to Diagon Alley to get all his school items. This is where the story officially starts and it’s where we see the close bond between Hagrid and Harry start to build. The relationship between both these characters is one of my favourites and I feel like it’s extremely underrated considering Hagrid acts like a father figure towards Harry and that’s something I really love about Hagrid.


Topic 3; Favourite Molly Weasley moment?

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Okay so this scene gave me life! I absolutely loved seeing a badass Molly Weasley. She’s such a beautiful, kind and caring character and seeing her being protective over her only daughter (like she is with all her kids) and standing up to Bellatrix was one of my favourite things. That woman has balls and it was genuinely one of the best scenes for me.


Final topic; One thing you would change about the movies?

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Okay, so there’s so much I would change about the movies but one thing that I’m still annoyed at is the fact they never showed Peeves through the movies. Peeves was such a great character in the books and I felt he added so much humour to the books that it was a shame to leave him out of the films. I especially would’ve loved to see the scenes where McGonagall encourages his bad behaviour. He was such a well thought out character and I feel like leaving him out of the films was a big mistake as it could’ve added so much more to them.


So guys, that’s the end of my HPMOTW post. What are your guys thoughts on everything I’ve answered today? Do you agree? If not, what would your answers be? Let me know in the comments below!!

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Recently Added To My TBR

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Hey guys! I’m extremely late in posting this as I didn’t realise I was going to be out all day.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and Bookish.

This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR

I’ve added so many books to my TBR recently and it’s an absolute nightmare because WHEN AM I GOING TO FIND THE TIME TO READ EVERYTHING I WANT TO???? I’m just going to put the first ten book from my ‘to-read’ list on Goodreads!

 


 

Goodreads tbr

  1. Even Angel’s Fall – F.L. Darbyshire
  2. Exposure – Helen Dunmore
  3. Fallout (Lois Lane #1) – Gwenda Bond
  4. The Sin Eater’s Daughter – Melinda Salisbury
  5. The Version Of Us – Laura Barnett
  6. Suicide Watch – Kelley York
  7. The Evolution Of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkin
  8. Falling Into Place – Amy Zhang
  9. Seed – Lisa Heathfield
  10. Panther – David Owen

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What books have you guys recently added to your TBR? Let me know in the comments below or if you’ve posted it on your own blog send me a link so I can check it out!! 

Love,

 

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Harry Potter Moment Of The Week

Hi guys, so today I was going to do my first ‘Harry Potter Moment Of The Week’ of 2016 but I woke up to the sad news that Alan Rickman has passed away at the age of 69 therefore I’d like to dedicate this post to him.

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“Each character I play has different dimensions. I’m not interested in words that pull them together.” ~ English actor Alan Rickman (1946-2016)

Alan Rickman was an amazingly talented actor who became the star in whichever film he appeared in. Some of his most popular roles being; Severus Snape in Harry Potter, Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Harry in Love Actually and Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd. This man was a huge part of my childhood as I grew up with the Harry Potter series and therefore he became the man who played the part of one of the scariest teachers in the books. When I think about it now, I don’t think they could’ve picked a better person to play Snape, he portrayed the character brilliantly and did an amazing job of bringing him to life.

There are no words to describe how sad I am about this news. I was a huge fan of a lot of his work and I’m deeply saddened there won’t be more but at least he’s no longer suffering. This week has been a hard week, first with the loss of the musical legend, David Bowie and now a phenomenal actor. All this has happened so quickly in the year too. Hopefully it’ll be a long while before we lose another huge talent.

Alan Rickman will be remembered by many people of all ages for his fantastic work.

Always.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten 2015 Releases I Didn’t Get To

Hey guys! It’s been quite a while since I last took part in this meme but as I want to post more regularly on my blog I’ve decided this is a good way to go about it!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and Bookish.

This week’s topic is: Top 10 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t 

There were quite a few releases I wanted to read last year but sadly didn’t get a chance to. I’ve had to go through Goodreads just to make sure the books on my list were actually released in 2015!


 

  1. The Accident Season – Moïra Fowley-Doyle
  2. Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon
  3. One – Sarah Crossan*
  4. Playing With Fire – Tess Gerritsen
  5. Paperweight – Meg Haston
  6. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli
  7. A Court Of Throne and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
  8. Six Of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
  9. Illuminae – Amie Kaufman
  10. The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

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* Today I was lucky enough to win Sarah Crossan’s giveaway and therefore I’ve won a copy of ‘One!’ I’m so excited to receive it and read it!!


Have you guys read any of these books? If so, what did you think of them?

Love,

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What Are You Reading Wednesday #1

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Hi guys! So today I discovered this meme hosted by Andie (It’s A Reading Thing) and it looks like fun! For the What Are You Reading Wednesdays meme (WAYRW) all you have to do is grab the book you are currently reading and answer the three questions:

  1. What’s the name of your current read?
  2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your ebook and share a couple of sentences.
  3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

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  1. Right now I’m currently re-reading Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer.
  2. “Do you really have any idea how important you are to me? Any concept at all of how much I love you?” He pulled me tighter against his hard chest, tucking my head under his chin.
  3. If Edward wasn’t completely controlling and possessive and Jacob wasn’t forceful then yeah, maybe. Also Bella would need to stop being so whiny. I mean Forks is pretty much like Scotland where the weather is crappy the majority of the time so it wouldn’t really be much different except vampires and werewolves would exist.

What are you guys currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me

*i just realised I have two #8s so one will count as a spare wish if it exists because I have no idea what wish I want to get rid of :’)*

Hi guys! So today is the day I’ve finally decided to take part in the Top Ten Tuesday meme. I’ve seen loads of the people I follow take part in it and it looks like fun! Also it gives me a weekly thing to post when I don’t have any reviews to post.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and Bookish.

This week’s topic is: 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me. YOU DREAM IT AND THE BOOKISH GENIE CAN DO IT!

  1. For an entire room in my house for my own personal library. 

Like who doesn’t want this? A place where I’m surrounded by all my books and can just sit and read for as long as I want without anyone disturbing me.

2. To be able to enter/be part of any story I read.

How amazing would it be if you could jump straight into the book and experience everything along with the characters.

3. To be able to spend the day with my favourite authors with it being one author per day.

I would literally do anything to meet J.K. Rowling, Cassandra Clare, Thomas Hardy etc!

4. For there to be a brilliant adaption of The Mortal Instruments Series.

I honestly didn’t like the City Of Bones movie at all. It felt very rushed and just did nothing at all for the books. I think they were right in choosing Jamie Campbell Bower for the role as Jace lookwise however I feel he tried to hard to get the part right and it just went wrong. Hopefully the series is slightly better but we’ll see.

5. I’d wish for it to be acceptable to read anywhere.

The majority of the time I’m at some sort of gathering etc I just want to sit in a corner and read. Apparently that’s mostly frowned upon.

6. I’d wish for the ability to say the name of a book and it just appear in front of me.

Imagine being able to get any book you want just by saying the name? That would be fab.

7. To meet all my favourite book characters. 

Jace (TMI Series), Levi & Cath (Fangirl), Basically everyone from Harry Potter. Life would be great if I could meet them all.

8. To go to all the Harry Potter theme parks/tours etc.

I want to go to all the Harry Potter themed places but unfortunately at the moment I don’t have money and I’ve been desperate to go to all these places for ages now.

8. To get paid for reading.

Imagine being able to do your favourite thing all day every day and get paid for it? That would honestly be the best thing ever for me. I’d get to spend all day in my own wee library with my cats, eating food and to be honest, what more could you really need in life?

9. For Scotland to have their own Book Festival/BookCon.

I hardly ever see any type of book festival advertised in Scotland other than the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I’m desperate for there to be a Book Con type thing here though.

10. For J.K. Rowling to release a series about the Marauders’ time at Hogwarts.


So, there we have it, my 10 wishes for the Book Genie! I had a lot of fun doing this and I look forward to doing this again next week.

What would you guys wish for? Let me know in the comments below or even take part in this meme! 

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Harry Potter Moment Of The Week

Hey guys! It’s been a few weeks since I last did Harry Potter Moment Of The Week (HPMOTW) but I’m finally going to join in again.

HPMOTW is a meme started by Uncorked Thoughts and Lunar Rainbows and basically the aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/films/J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related!. To see the upcoming topics and to find out how to join then please do click on the links!

This week’s topic is: Would you rather be locked in a room with Voldemort or Bellatrix?

Both these characters absolutely terrified me as a kid and I’m not going to lie, they still kinda scare me now. There are reasons why I would choose Voldemort and reasons why I would choose Bellatrix. Whilst both are cruel and sadistic I feel like I could learn a lot from Bellatrix as she is a really clever witch and knows her stuff (even if it is used for evilness) but at the same time I feel like she would torture me slowly just like she did to Neville’s parents. For Voldemort, if I was going to be killed then I feel like he would just get it over and done with using the killing curse if I done everything he wanted me to do beforehand. None of these are positive reasons but it’s all I can come up with as I can’t choose just one of them!


What about you guys? Who would you rather be locked in a room with?

Harry Potter Moment Of The Week

Hey guys, so it’s that time of the week again! HARRY POTTER MOMENT OF THE WEEK! (HPMOTW)

HPMOTW is a meme started by Uncorked Thoughts and Lunar Rainbows and basically the aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/films/J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related!. To see the upcoming topics and to find out how to join then please do click on the links!

This week’s topic is: If you could change one thing in book one, what would it be?

I just recently finished re-reading the Harry Potter series again and I forgot how much I loved it! I love pretty much everything about the books and they’re magical in every way possible. However, if I HAD to change something then it’d probably the fact that Snape picked on Harry pretty much on his first day. He didn’t even get to know Harry before he started. He didn’t let Harry settle in to the class. It started as soon as the class began and for me that wasn’t fair.

What about you guys? Would you change anything?

Harry Potter Moment Of The Week

Hey guys, so it’s that time of the week again! HARRY POTTER MOMENT OF THE WEEK! (HPMOTW)

HPMOTW is a meme started by Uncorked Thoughts and Lunar Rainbows and basically the aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/films/J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related!. To see the upcoming topics and to find out how to join then please do click on the links!

This week’s topic is: If you had to use one, which Unforgivable Curse would you use?

Well I wouldn’t want to use any because, well the name says it all really, they’re unforgivable. Also, they’re usually used to hurt people. I mean, look at Neville’s parents who were tortured to the point of insanity by Bellatrix Lestrange and a few other Death Eaters using the Cruciatus Curse. This curse is used to torture people by inflicting excruciating pain on the victims.

We then have Avada Kadavra, the Killing Curse. This one is the worst of them all. Again, the name says exactly what it is.

If I really HAD to choose then it’d probably be the Imperius Curse as this one is probably the least harmful depending on who cast the curse.

The picture above really says it all about the Imperius Curse. Depending on who casts the curse, they could just be completely calm but if cast by someone evil a.k.a Death Eaters, then could be used to commit horrible deeds.

You can find out all about the unforgivable curses here if you don’t already know them!

What about you guys? If you had to choose, which one would you pick?

Harry Potter Moment Of The Week

Hey guys, so it’s that time of the week again! HARRY POTTER MOMENT OF THE WEEK! (HPMOTW)

HPMOTW is a meme started by Uncorked Thoughts and Lunar Rainbows and basically the aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/films/J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related!. To see the upcoming topics and to find out how to join then please do click on the links!

This week’s topic is: Which death eater would you be?

To be honest I wouldn’t want to be any of the death eaters. There isn’t a single one that I’ve ever thought ‘oh, I’d love to be them for a day.’ Bellatrix Lestrange is completely sadistic and for me probably one of the worst Death Eaters. She takes so much pleasure from other people’s pain and she happily and gladly tortured Neville’s parents to the point of insanity. What kind of human does that? She’s a vile person. Of course none of the other Death Eaters were much better but for me I have a strong dislike towards Lestrange. Then we have Peter Pettigrew, the man who betrayed Lily and James Potter after he turned them into Voldemort. Then he had the audacity to ruin someone else’s life by making them out to be a murderer (Sirius Black). I literally can’t pick any so I guess I haven’t really properly answered this week’s topic.

What about you guys? Which death eater would you be?