Coffee and… The Harry Potter Spells Tag

This week’s coffee is being drunk whilst reflecting on the wonderful Harry Potter series. I was tagged for this by Taiwo at Stuffed Shelves last month. This tag was created by Kimberlyfaye Reads and she is also responsible for the STUNNING graphics in this post.

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The Coffee: This week I have been drinking the Guji Hambella Natural from Atkinsons Coffee roasters in my hometown of Lancaster. I always make a trip for coffee when I visit there.

The Tag:

 

An Upcoming Release You Wish You Could Get Your Hands on Right Now

I’m only allowed one? * insert dramatic sigh * Bright Ruin by Vic James. This is due out in August of next year (I think) and will complete the trilogy that started with Gilded Cage. I have loved these books and cannot wait to see how the series plays out.

 

Favourite Series Starter

Unfair! There are so many I love. Okay. I’m going to say Nevernight by Jay Kristoff because this book was unlike anything I have read before and it had all the things I love most about books: kickass women, assasins, murder and magic.

 

 

A Book That Gave You All the Warm Fuzzies

Warm. Fuzzies. What are these words? Do you even know me? I am all dark and twisty and have the most brick-like of hearts. One book this year that did give me warm feels was Wing Jones by Katherine Webber, because it is just lovely.

 

A Book That Made You Cry

Let’s just clear some things up. I don’t cry at books. Or films. Or things generally. See the aforementioned brick-heart. Seriously. I think there are only two books in the history of ever that have made me cry. They are: Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (when I was in year 7 of high school) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K.Rowling (that bit where his family come out of the wand).

 

 

Bookish Hero Or Heroine You Want Around to Protect You in Real Life

Mia Corvere. Assasin from Nevernight. She is a trained assassin with an epic kill record. I would want her on my side.

 

 

A Book You Intentionally Spoiled for Yourself

I’m sorry, what? I don’t understand. Are there people who do this?

 

A Book You Wish You Could Make Everyone Read Because You Loved it Yourself

Holly Bourne’s It Only Happens in the Movies. If you’re not planning to read it then reverse your poor decision making and get on it, because this book is utter perfection.

 

 

A Book or Series You Wish Never Ended

Ugh. No. I love so many books and series, but I don’t wish they wouldn’t end. I think books and series have to end at some point or they run the risk of losing their shine and then I wouldn’t love them any more.

 

 

A Book With an Uplifting Ending or Message

After the Fire by Will Hill. I’m not spoiling it for you if I say it is about life after trauma. Read it.

 

 

A Book You Wish You Could Forget You Ever Read

Ok. If I read a chapter and decided it was too awful to read on, then I can count it, yes? Fifty Shades of Grey. I read one chapter because everyone kept telling me it was worth the read. No. Just no. All the many worlds of no. It’s not cute or kinky, it’s abuse. And really badly written abuse at that.

 

 

An Author Whose Books Always Get You Out of a Slump

I rarely find myself in a reading slump, but if ever I am there are a few old favourites I return to. One is Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series. Miss Havisham trying to break the land speed record will always revive my love of reading.

 

 

A Swoon-Worthy Hero or Heroine

I like the unlikely heroes: the ones in the background doing the helping without being noticed. I’ll get a lot of stick for this answer, I’m sure, but Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games. He would literally die for Katniss (even if she doesn’t notice that), he helps her through her trauma even whilst suffering with his own, and that whole thing with him burning the bread on purpose so she doesn’t starve? That’s my kind of hero. If you want the one who makes me want to smooth my hair and flutter my eyes, I’ll give you Tobias Eaton from Divergent: all the tattoos and the brooding anger. I’ll take some of that. For a weekend. Until it gets dull.

 

A Book That Made You Stop Doing Other Things Until You Finished It

ALL THE BOOKS! Oh. Only one again? A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard. I didn’t even leave my bed to pee whilst reading this one (I didn’t pee in the bed either, in case you were worried). I stayed up until the unearthly hours to read it. So, so awesome.

 

 

A Book That Was Painful to Read (for Whatever Reason) or Broke You

I’m going to cheat a tad here and use the book I am currently reading. Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne. I have some MH issues including anxiety and sickness / germs are a massive trigger for me. I am finding reading this quite tough because the way the main character describes her issues with germs and sickness is so close to my own feelings and behaviours that it hits a nerve.

 

 

A Book That Had You Laughing Out Loud

Noah Can’t Even by Simon James Green. Oh my. So much laughing. This book is utterly hilarious. I gave myself a stitch from laughing (and almost got kicked out of bed for waking up husband with my laughing whilst reading).

 

 

A Book That Made You Want to Send It (or your e-reader) Flying

That follow on to the Divergent series: We Can Be Mended. THIS IS NOT OK VERONICA ROTH. It is not one tiny bit okay. Those two DO NOT end up together. Nope. Nope. Nopity. Nope. I waited so long for this and then did nothing but scream (obscenities) when I read it.

 

 

Bookish World You Wish You Could Visit

Hogwarts. Harry Potter. I want to visit Ollivander’s and Flourish and Blotts, have butterbeer and wander the halls of my epic castle-school.

 

A Book With a Shocking Twist or Ending

The ending of Tarnished City by Vic James FLOORED me. I did not see that coming. Just when I thought I had the measure of all the characters. I am not okay.

 

 

A Character Death That Destroyed You

This is really hard to do without spoilers. There is a character who dies in Nyxia by Scott Reintgen, which I have only recently finished and it hurt my little heart. Other than that, Hedwig.

 

 

Best Series Conclusion

 

The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury because it was just the best ending to that series and I loved it.

I’m tagging Louise from Book Murmuration and Aimee from Summer Reads and Moonlight Dreams

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  1. The only books I know here are Harry Potter, Divergent and Fifty Shades of Grey (I love what you said about it btw). I don’t know any other books and I feel so lost. Why???😭😭😭😭

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