Friday, September 22, 2017

Ultimate Harry Potter Tag

This is an original tag from Isabeau's Literary Musings and it's Harry Potter, so I'm absolutely going to do it!

1 Favourite book? Prisoner of Azkaban
2 Least favourite book? Goblet of Fire or Half Blood Prince
3 Favourite movie? Goblet of Fire
4 Least favourite movie? Prisoner of Azkaban
5 Favourite quote? “I hope you're pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed - or worse, expelled. Now if you don't mind, I'm going to bed.”

6 Favourite Weasley? Fred/George
7 Favourite female character? Hermione
8 Favourite villain? Bellatrix
9 Favourite male character? Sirius
10 Favourite professor? Professor McGonagall

11 A, Wash Snape's hair, or B, spend a day listening to Lockhart rant about himself. - A
12. Duel A, an elated Bellatrix, or B, an angry Molly - A
13. Travel to Hogwarts via A. Hogwarts Express or B. flying car. -  A
14. A, Kiss Voldemort. Or B, give Umbridge a bubble bath. - A
15. A, ride a hippogriff, B, ride a firebolt - B

16 Is there a character which you felt differently about in the movies vs books? Dumbledore. I feel he wasn't book Dumbledore and that set the tone for a lot of the movies to not be as accurate.
17 Is there a movie you preferred instead of the book?  Goblet of Fire.
18 Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore? I think Gambon looks more the part, but I think Harris acted more the part.
19 Your top thing (person or event) which wasn't included in the movie that annoyed you most. PEEVES and a lot of the intricacies of Prisoner of Azkaban
20 If you could remake any of the Potter movies, which would it be? The third movie. I didn't like how much of the third book they left out and I don't think they really did the book justice.

21 Which house was your first gut feeling you'd be a part of? Ravenclaw
22 Which house were you actually sorted into on Pottermore (or another online sorting quiz)? I actually was originally sorted into Hufflepuff, but the new "more accurate" quiz put me into Ravenclaw.
23 Which class would be your favourite? Transfiguration or Care of Magical Creatures
24 Which spell do you think would be most useful to learn? Accio, for sure.
25 Which character do you think at Hogwarts you'd instantly become best friends with? Hermione or Luna

26 If you could own one of the three Hallows, which would it be? The cloak
27 Is there any aspect of the books you'd want to change? This can be a character, and event, anything.  No, nothing.
28 Favourite marauder?  Moony!
29 If you could bring one character back to life, which would it be? Fred. Although all the others are heartbreaking...the twins should be together, alive.
30 Hallows or horcruxes? Hallows

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Book Review: Freefall by Joshua David Bellin

Publish Date: September 26, 2017
368 pages [Kindle edition]
Margaret K. McElderry Books

When the 1% and the 99% clash, the fate of the human race hangs on the actions of two teens from very different backgrounds in this thrilling sci-fi adventure.

In the Upperworld, the privileged 1% are getting ready to abandon a devastated planet Earth. And Cam can’t wait to leave. After sleeping through a 1,000-year journey, he and his friends will have a pristine new planet to colonize. And no more worries about the Lowerworld and is 99% of rejects.

Then Cam sees a banned video feed of protesters in the Lowerworld who also want a chance at a new life. And he sees a girl with golden eyes who seems to be gazing straight though the feed directly at him. A girl he has to find. Sofie.

When Cam finds Sofie, she opens his eyes to the unfairness of what’s happening in their world, and Cam joins her cause for Lowerworld rights. He also falls hard for Sofie. But Sofie has her own battles to fight, and when it’s time to board the spaceships, Cam is alone.

Waking up 1,000 years in the future, Cam discovers that he and his shipmates are far off-course, trapped on an unknown and hostile planet. Who has sabotaged their ship? And does it have anything to do with Sofie, and the choices—and the enemies—he made in the past?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Plan With Me: Creating & Co {Thrive}

I Suck at Read-a-thons [TBR List]

 Image from Sam's Nonsense

I love the idea behind this readathon so much. The ISATRAT is hosted by Sam of Sam's Nonsense. The other readathon/reading challenges are lower pressure for me because I don't want to try and do too much, but I also love that this one is so low pressure. I totally think I can do this. Below are the challenges from Sam.

Friday, September 15, 2017

The End of the Year Book Tag

I decided that I wanted to start doing a few book tags here on the blog for fun. The first one is the "End of the Year Book Tag" started by Ariel Bissett. The year is winding down now that September has hit and it's time to wrap up the reading stuff :)

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

I need to finish The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket, Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Version by JK Rowling, and Roseblood by AG Howard. I've started all four of these books and then put them down because I got sucked into others.