Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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ETC / a halloween special, and what better way to celebrate halloween than to correspond with a spell tag?
So today’s post was meant to be for villains, and some of my favorites…but I was struck with sudden inspiration! I can across The Spooky Bookshelf‘s blog, and she did a post about Harry Potter spells and some of her favorites. And since I’m a big fan of book tags (I need to start doing more of them, though), I decided to do a little Googling to see if there was a Harry Potter Spells book tag…

Well, of course there is!

And since the Harry Potter world contains witches, magic, werewolves, and all the things we love about Halloween… I decided this was a cool thing to incorporate into #HappyHalloweek!

I found a couple versions of the tag, and decided to just pick and choose which ones I fancied. The different versions came from Wonderfully Bookish and Yer Basic Nerd.


ACCIO

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

I would really, really, really love to just have House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas in my hands already. It’s already pre-ordered, and now I just have to wait until March 2020. 🙄

AGUAMENTI

A book that made you ugly cry.

A book that just comes straight to my mind is It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. Ughhhh, Colleeeeen, you know how to write in a way that gives me ALL the feels!

ALOHAMORA

A book that introduced you to a genre you had not considered before.

A Lesson in Thorns was a book I read this year, labeled as erotic fiction. And now I will never be the same.


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Crescent City • It Ends With Us • A Lesson in Thorns


ANAPNEO

An author whose books always get you out of a slump.

I remember feeling in a major slumpish funk back in summer of 2017, and then I picked up Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer. Wow, did that pull me out of the ditch quick! I feel like Laini will always manage to make me love reading again when I’ve hit a brick wall.

CRUCIO

A book that was painful to read.

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan. OKAY HEAR ME OUT. It was painful to get through the first half for me – not sure why? Could’ve been the pacing, could’ve been my mental state in reality, who knows. But THEN, it was painful at the end be-because… 😭 If you’ve read, you know. Can’t wait to read Ruthless Gods, though.

ENGORGIO

A book/series you wish never ended.

The Grisha series! I really loved those books, and while there are still books that take place in that world (ahem, Six of Crows, which I haven’t read yet…), I just really loved Alina and Mal’s story.


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Strange the Dreamer • Wicked Saints • Shadow and Bone


EXPECTO PATRONUM

A childhood book connected to good memories.

I just have such good, innocent memories of being a kid and loving the series. I don’t remember much of it because it was so long ago, but I remember loving it and being enamored with the world and girls in the series.

EXPELLIARMUS

A book that took you by surprise.

I was just so shocked by how much I ended up loving House of Salt and Sorrows. Since it was a 12 Dancing Princesses retelling – a fairytale I admit I didn’t know much about – I thought it would be more frills than thrills! This book is SPOOKY, and kept me metaphorically on my toes! The unreliable narrator is a major turn-on for me.

IMPERIO

A book you had to read for school.

I remember my sophomore year of high school, we were tasked with reading Lord of the Flies. I flew by the seat of my pants in class discussions though, because I skimmed hardcore. 


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Avalon: Circles in the Stream • House of Salt and Sorrows • Lord of the Flies


OBLIVIATE

A book/spoiler you would like to forget having read.

I’m only choosing A Court of Mist and Fury because I want to be able to read this book for the first time again. 😩

PORTUS

A bookish world you wish you could visit.

Harry Potter, of course! Like, does this even need an explanation? I’m doing a HARRY POTTER-themed tag, for goodness sake! 😜

Prior Incantato

The last book you read.

I last read City of Bones, and while I can’t say I’m going to jump on the train, I’ll admit the fanbase has some merit to it.  I just don’t think I’m going to continue at this point in my life right now. Maybe in the future?


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A Court of Mist and Fury • Harry Potter • City of Bones


RICTUSEMPRA

A book that had you laughing out loud.

Aurora Rising had such witty characters and and amusing dialogue, and not to mention the ragtag squad that just gave me such ~good~ feelings, even when they were bickering and being nutso. I truly loved this book, and am looking forward to reading its sequels.

RIDDIKULUS

A ridiculous book you’ve read.

I was NOT impressed with Vivian Divine is Dead. And I am super bitter about it because this was the audiobook I chose to listen to when my eyes were on rest after my LASIK eye surgery. And it was not good.

SONORUS

A book that you think everyone should know about.

Broken Symmetry by Dan Rix. I will ALWAYS proclaim the love that I felt for this book when I first started book blogging. I haven’t read it since, but I am way overdue for a re-read. I think about it every few weeks or so, and how crazy the story was.


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Aurora Rising • Vivian Divine is Dead • Broken Symmetry

How is your halloweek going? Have you done anything spooky and fun yet? What books would you use for these spells? Tell me in the comments – I’d love to talk with you!
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