Whew! Take a deeeep breath after that insanely long post title. Now breathe out.
This post has two parts: Harry Potter Spells book tag and a photo session of my darling HP books. Before you scroll down impatiently to have a look at hem, I must warn you about something.
That’s right 😉 Spines.
No, not human spines but book spines. Or more accurately, broken ones.
Broken spines and tattered books are my biggest pet peeves. I positively loathe anyone who does that to my brands new wonderful books. I mean, who could have the heart to do that?
Even the little kitty to your left can’t imagine why 😉 Trust me if I had the means to do it, I would start a BookLine. Yup, just like ChildLine. Because I take care of my books like a mom takes care of her kid.
And on the pamphlet it would say:
BookLine: Saving lives of books here and everywhere. If you have seen a book abuser in the act or find your books mishandled, call 1800-1234 immediately.
You know why Mo is my favourite character in Inkheart (Alright, second favourite! Voilante stays top) Becuse a) He loves reading books and teaches his daughter to do so b) His house is so awesome. Anyone who has read the books will remember the description of exactly HOW MANY books were in his house. c) HE IS A BOOK DOCTER! Now that is one awesome profession. A profession where it is your JOB to fix books, handle them everyday and make hem new ‘clothes’
Random thought: ‘I love duct tape’ Remind you of someone in Inkheart?
Alright, I’m done rambling, so let’s start!
PART 1: Photo Session for my Darlings
As promised 😀 :
Obviously, after looking at the state of my HP book, you must think that this opposes what I mentioned above. Of course it does! But I have to say that Harry Potter is a sole exception. (And there is the Inheritence cycle too. How are you supposed to read books that thick without getting a spine? Think about it.)
devoured read the books so many times for so long that it couldn’t be helped. I would get myself a spanking brand new Harry Potter set, but my reason: I don’t have the heart to.
I will mention an Inkheart qoute (again) for the simple fact that they are so awesome and true. It says:
“If you take a book with you on a journey,” Mo had said when he put the first one in her box, “an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you were reading it… yes, books are like flypaper—memories cling to the printed page better than anything else.”
― Cornelia Funke, Inkheart
And now you shall know why. Each time I open the book, it brings back a memory. A memory from the reading journey which changed my life and in ways made me who I am.
PART TWO: Harry Potter Spell Book Tag
You all must know by now how much I loved Enid Blyton’s mystery series as a kid. And Nancy Drew…It was these two book series which really got me into mystery book, which by the way I ADORE!
It reminds of the times where we used to live in England. We would go to one library which would allow upto twenty books. I used to take all twenty. If I wanted to get a few more books badly, the librarian would allow me to. She knew we ca,e almost EVERYDAY and always returned the books. This memory just makes me so happy and feel like smiling.
A friend gave me this book and said ‘YOU HAVE TO READ THIS NOW!’ So I did. And the fantasy and middle-grade fiction fan I am totally in love with this series. And I ship Puck and Sabrina. They are soo cute together ^-^
Lunar chronicles is the best thing that happened to me in ages! And the hardest part: Winter comes out in 2015!!
Waiting for a book is the hardest things EVER! But Marissa Meyer is also writing another book. Yup, it’s called Fairest: Levana’s Story. Eeeek, I can’t wait. I actually found this out from Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination. You can check out the post where she mentions it here.
I’m going to cheat again and do two >.< I never wanted to give contemporary YA a try before The Fault in Our Stars, but it is a Really. Good. Genre. Full stop.
I read the Hunger Games when I was eleven years old, and before it I had no idea what dystopia even was! Of course, my little sister knew what that genre was at the age of six – thanks to having such an awesome older sister like me 😄 Needless to say, my eleven year old self devoured the series.
Let me say something. I hated this book. I own a hardcover copy of it thanks to my whimsical book buying urges when I enter a book shop. It’s a parody of Harry Potter, in case you didn’t notice. It ridiculed the characters in the world I had come to love so much.
Lon Measly? Ermine Cringer? Hogwash? Not funny.
So why did I start giggling at the
distressing book halfway? Now that is a question I’d like to answer.
I would obviously say the Lunar Chronicles because that is my recent obsession, but since I’ve already mentioned it once, I’ll go with Incarceron. It has it’s flaws, but AMAZING nevertheless. And the cover is just gorgeous. I’ll have to get my hands on Sapphique soon…
I usually drop a book by the first hundred pages (or if I hate it from the start. SOMETIMES, I might stagger through the entire book. But that doesn’t happen often. Same goes for my buying habits. i can’t take a chance with my precious money in case it goes somewhere NOT worth spending 😛
I may have enjoyed it, if our English teacher had not made us reread each chapter three time. O.o
I had been
conveniently warned of the spoiler by my friend in Allegiant. She had been told the spoiler by her elder sister so when she learned that I was reading the series, she obviously could not live without NOT telling me. *huffs*
A book this size….*shakes her head* is capable of murder. You could KILL someone with the hardback. Crack their skull and other serious injuries. So, this book can kill.
Well, that was a picture heavy post. If you have nothing better to do, I dare you to count how many there are 😄
And now for the people I tag:
I do not own the pictures for the spell banners. Photo Credits for the Spell Headings all go to Brilliantly Novel. The post in which she uses them can be found here. Go check out this wonderful book blog right now – you won’t regret it. 🙂