Ravenclaw Book Recommendations

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“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.

As a lot of you will know, I am a Ravenclaw – Pottermore confirmed it and I feel it in my heart.

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Traits

  • Intelligence
  • Wit
  • Wisdom
  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Individuality
  • Acceptance

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With these traits in mind, I thought I would recommend some books for fellow Ravenclaws.

  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.                                                                41YICvWiv4L._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_
  •  Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard                                                                                                          Red_Queen_book_cover
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion                                                Unknown
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan                                                       Atonement_(novel)
  • Emma by Jane Austen                                                  dea4b84617fbfb1cc211377e41ee195c--emma-book-jane-austen-books
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl                                                                          Unknown.jpgblog-dividers.png

 

  • So, what did you think of this post and my picks?
  • Would you like it if I did the other houses?
  • Shall I do a part two of this?

Those books that stay with you forever…

 

I’ve been thinking recently what books I use as a comfort blanket and what books have stayed with me since I read them. 

  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac 
  • The Trial by Franz Kafka 
  • The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald 
  • Harry Potter and the Philospher Stone by J.K.Rowling 
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
  • Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder 
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien

What books comfort or stay with you? 

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  • So thats the Modern Renaissance Palette PLUS £/€/$ 20 to spend on books or anything bookish.
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Thank you for reading.

 

My weird (yet wonderful) bookish habits – Part Two.

I had a really positive response to the first post about my bookish habits…we are all a little weird and I LOVE IT. This is my second post and I love hearing what you reply, so please comment below and lets be weird and wonderful together.

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Read part one here –

Here I discussed my impulse to talk to anyone reading a book, stifling a yawn with my book, hating on people who abuse books and my favourite reading location.

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  1. Smelling books. New or Old I will give a book a cheeky little smell. Have you ever walked into a old vintage book shop and thought wow, it smells amazing. I wish they made candles in old book scent because I would burn that for daaayyyyssss. I always think old books smell well loved if that makes any sense at all. P.S. Early season Rory gives me life, she was a complete bookworm.giphy.gif
  2.  Leaving books scattered around the house. I am sooo guilty of this and it irritates my mum so much, she would always say she knew when I was back from university because she would just find books in random places. I need access to books at all times okay, what if something happened and I had to stay in that room…it would be okay because I would have a book with me.

rapunzel-books.gif  3. Always having a book on me.  I won’t leave the house unless I have a book with me. You never know when you will have a spare minute to read. Waiting for someone?-read. Early somewhere?-read. Unhappy?- Read. Bored?- Read. Legit the other day I went to Bath for the day with my best friend and I thought I would be early to the station so I grabbed my trusty version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 

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4. Going on holiday and packing more books than clothes. THANK YOU KINDLE FOR MAKING MY LIFE EASIER NOW! When I use to visit my dad in Denmark over summer I would take like ten books for a week trip and SMASH them all. He would have to work somedays so I would just read in his apartment or walk to the park and read.  I still sometimes take physical copies of books with me but prefer to take my kindle nowadays because it is lighter and easier to carry. Although I prefer reading books over kindle books? what’s your thoughts on this matter?

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5. Spending hours on end in libraries and bookshops.  Guilty again. I got spend an endless amount of time roaming the shelves in bookshops and libraries. Being surrounded by books fills me with a sense of comfort and belonging and I LOVE IT.

tumblr_o14lftvOZc1tzv1dpo1_500.gif 6. Talking about fictional characters as if they are real. I am a nightmare when it comes to this. They are real to me okay, they have touched my heart and now live in there. When I was going to my dissertation meetings my supervisor had to sit me down and advise me to stop writing and discussing the characters as if they were real. So…instead of writing Nick and Amy volitile relationship, I would have to write Flynn constructed the characters of Nick and Amy to give the illusion of a volatile relationship.Blah Blah Blah.

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So here are six more reading habits of mine. Do you do the same? What do you think of mine?

 

 

WHAT I AM READING NEXT 📚

…drum roll please…. dun dun dun….I am going to read… Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland. 

I got this for my mum for her birthday but I’ve been eager to read it myself for ages. Did I slyly just buy it for myself for “for her” . Sorry Mum! 🙌🏻 

   

Excuse the messy bookshelf, I had to cram a lot of stuff on it while I am home for summer. (There are still like 8 boxes of books downstairs aswell 😂) 

 

What are you currently reading? /reading next? ✨

The Sunshine Blogger Award -3

 

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Rules

  • Thank the blogger who has nominated you for this award.
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs and write 11 new questions for them.
  • List the rules and display the logo of sunshine blog award in your post.

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  1. Did you have a dream last night? What happened?                                                                 Ummm…did I dream last night? ahhh yes, yes I did…I dreamt that I was Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. This is probably because I was reading it before bed…can’t blame a girl for dreaming about Mr.Darcy.

     

  2. Elephants or giraffes?                                                                                                                 Elephants…or both. I love both.
  3. Going to the cinema or having a movie night in?                                                                           Brooke…why have you asked the hardest questions. I spent ages deciding on elephants or giraffes…now this. I honestly like both. Sometimes I love staying in but if it’s a film i’ve been anticipating I have to see it asap.
  4. Indian or Chinese food?                                                                                                           Indian all the way.
  5. In the film Cars, do they have car insurance or life insurance?                                 What an interesting and thought provoking question…ummm probably life insurance. But, maybe their care insurance is just called life insurance.
  6. Sweet or savoury?                                                                                                                                       Savoury.
  7. Never be able to wash your clothes again or never be able to wash your bedding again? You can’t change or buy new ones either.                                            I know it would be gross to never wash your bedding but I guess your skin has direct contact with your clothes daily so i’d have to pick them.  Although never washing bedding makes me feel sick and gives me the hebejebes.
  8. What are the first 5 things you do when you wake up?                                                  Check my phone, wash my teeth, wash my face, think about what I am going to wear and eat breakfast (not always)
  9. What are the first 5 things you do before you fall asleep?                                           check my phone (am I addicted to my phone?) , think about what I am going to wear the next day, think about what I have to do, read and have a cup of peppermint tea.
  10. Do you go to the gym? How often?                                                                                             Honestly, and this is AWFUL…but I cannot remember the last time I went to the gym. I prefer to do exercise at home or outside. I am too poor for the gym right now.
  11. If you could create a law, what would it be?                                                                     Another thought provoking question. Ummm I would try and do something with the stigma around mental health.

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My Questions

  1. If you received enough money to never need to work again, what would you spend your time doing?
  2. How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
  3. If your entire life was a movie, what title would best fit?
  4. Do you ask enough questions, or are you happily settling for what you know already?
  5. What is the last thing that you’ve done that’s really worth remembering?
  6. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  7. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  8. fictional or non fiction books?
  9. What inspires you?
  10. Whats your favourite book series?
  11. If you could spend 15 minutes with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? Why?

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My nominees –

  1. Emma @ The Terror of Knowing
  2. When Curiosity Killed the Cat 
  3. Han @ Amethyst Rose Beauty  
  4. BookBum
  5. Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek 
  6. Christine @ The Story Slave  
  7. Ashley @The Infinite Library
  8. Katie @Never Not Reading 
  9.   A Wee Blog 
  10. The Orangutan Librarian
  11. ALL MY OTHER FOLLOWERS

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Cannot wait to see your answers, don’t forget to tag me.

THESE BOOKS CHANGED MY LIFE

A not so secret fact about myself is that I am a sucker for an emotional narratives. It feels like a good book when my heart is penetrated by emotion and I left paralysed by long lasting thoughts. Anyone else feel this?

So I thought I would write a post today about the books that did just that and more… evidently I love a bit of sadness and romance.

  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. tumblr_nbqeo7YtmY1t0h4iro1_500.gif
  2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes tumblr_o2wzo4siN61tvwtbwo2_540.gif
  3. After You by Jojo Moyes 565460tumblrinlinen9lux5wo6V1si5usg.gif
  4. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult tumblr_munj4dk3xT1skktn6o1_500.gif
  5. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher 1.gif
  6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak tumblr_n3qqikAkad1s51xako3_500.gif
  7. The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood 997d2901a513e94d5e60cfcb0d2d6fc3.gif
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 2.gif
  9. Atonement by Ian Mcewan tumblr_lmv3l9v2NR1qzeiyio1_500.gif
  10. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness 91220636d-cc0c-4f49-b8ba-bfaa5d71d317.gif

Lucky for me 9 out of 10 of these books are films (which also BROKE ME and my poor little heart). Come on After You I am here and waiting for a movie version. I need visual closure as well. Each one of these books absolutely ripped my heart out and made me cry pools and pools of tears. I probably could have filled a swimming pool of tear after these books.

  • Have you read these wonderful books or seen the films?
  • I live by the fact that you have to read the book first but it is okay if you have not…lets chat.
  • What books broke you?
  • Can you recommend any books for me based on these books?