Harry Potter Moment Of The Week

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

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

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

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

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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Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition Award

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I was nominated a few weeks ago by the lovely Eleanor (Book Marked Reading) for the Blogger Recognition Award which is a pleasure to be awarded. Thank you so much!

The Rules:

  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
  • Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
  • Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

How my blog got started:

Throughout my life I’ve always been an avid reader. My parents used to call me their little bookworm as I would always have a book in my hand. The older I got the more books I read and so I started to think about giving something back to the author. It wasn’t until May this year (2015) that I decided I would give blogging a try to see how I got on. I originally started on tumblr but had too many accounts that I kept forgetting all my login details so eventually I decided to create a bookstagram account and see if I could get any inspiration etc on how to start a blog from there. I then discovered wordpress and so decided to create a blog on here and I transferred the couple of reviews I had posted onto this site. From there I started reviewing every couple of books I read and then I signed up to sites like Reading Alley and Netgalley to get ARCs that I could review to help authors out too. In the last 5 months I’ve started to enjoy blogging a lot however due to work commitments I’ve been unable to post a lot which has made me disappointed in myself but as soon as things calm down in both my jobs then I’ll be back posting regularly again.

Advice for new bloggers

There’s not much I can really say because I guess I’m still quite new to it all and getting used to it myself but post as much as you can. If like me you have other commitments even just one or two posts a week can help keep your following. Also, share your posts on any social media you have too! I’ve found that when I tweet my reviews to the author of the book I’ve reviewed, they often share it which helps increase your views etc. There’s also many tags and stuff that you can take part in to help you join in with the community and audience you’re trying to reach.


I tag:

I’m going to tag my first 15 followers here as a thank you to them for wanting to read my posts and sticking with my blog over the last few months.

Harry Potter Moment Of The Week

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?