Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hogwarts House Re-Sorting


My love of Harry Potter is great and in the past I was sorted into Hufflepuff which is so accurate that it hurts. I also participated in a reading challenge back in 2017 and had done all of the sorting that Pottermore (now aka Wizarding World) had to offer including finding out my patronus and wand. BUT I've decided to try being resorted to see if anything has changed about me or if I'm still the little Hufflepuff everyone knows me to be.


AND.... I've been sorted exactly the same as last time. The only change is that I do not see the spot to be sorted into an Ilvermorny house this time. I hadn't included it in my post from 2017 and I cannot remember which house I was in anyway.

Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff!! No surprise there, though I thought I might be a mix of Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. Hufflepuffs value hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play. 

bookmark from Beedoo&Co
My Favourites: This is the new feature that I had not seen before. There are six favourite topics you can choose from and you can feature up to three on your Passport. The topics are Characters, Beasts & Beings, Spells & Potions, Places & Transport, Quidditch Teams, and Objects & Food. 

And of course my favourites are Luna Lovegood, Pygmy Puffs, Felix Felicis, Hogsmeade, Hollyhead Harpies and Chocolate Frog.


Choosing my wand: Redwood with dragon heartstring, 9 3/4", unyielding flexibility


Patronus: My patronus did not change either and I am glad of that. It stayed as a blackbird. Idealistic, intelligent and thoughtful. Quiet thinker and observers. Wants to do well and succeed.

Here is a full explination of what a blackbird represents as a patronus.




Have you been sorted? What house did you end up in and did it match what you thought you'd get? Let me know in the comments!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf | TTT


via That Artsy Reader Girl

I have quite the eclectic mix of books that have made it onto my shelves recently. Some are from Christmas, some purchased, some from publishers and some from Little Free Libraries (these are my personal faves). 



The Cactus by Sarah Haywood - found on the free shelves in my apartment building (we have two bookcases full of books that we use like a Little Free Library)
To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han - Little Free Library in my building
How To Build A Heart by Maria Padian - from Thomas Allen and Son
Your Perfect Year by Charlotte Lucas - from Thomas Allen and Son
Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz - from Wednesday Books via NetGalley
When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald - from Scout Press via NetGalley
The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin - a local Little Free Library
The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson - a local Little Free Library
I See You by Mary Burton - from Thomas Allen and Son
The Never List by Koethi Zan- borrowed from my sister

Let me know which books you've recently added to your shelves. Or if you've read any from this list, let me know what you thought!
 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

The ABC Book Challenge 2020 | B

I stumbled upon this challenge on a handful of blogs, but still do not know where it originates. If you happen to know who started this challenge, please send me a message or leave me a comment so I can give proper credit.

For now, here are the places I found this first: Bookworm Muse, A Book A Thought, Life of a Literary Nerd.

I plan to write a post for each letter of the alphabet, so keep an eye out for the rest.

Time for B!


Memorable Titles that Begin with "B"



Books on my Shelf or TBR that Begin with "B"




Any suggestions for books starting with B?

Thursday, January 16, 2020

TBR for the rest of January


I didn't post a TBR list at the beginning of January as I had no idea what I was planning to read, but now that we're halfway through I'm feeling the need to make myself more accountable so that I stay on track for my reading goals.

As of right now, I have only finished one book for the year - Call Down The Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater. And I have a handful on the go, some from a while back that I just haven't piked back up and some that I'm actively trying to read.

I'm actively listening to The Patient by Steena Holmes during my commute to and from work so the audio book CD stays in my car. It's really good so far and I already have a few theories that I'm flipping between. The second book I've been working on is a novella, Beautiful Boss by Christina Lauren and I should have been able to finish in one sitting, but I've only been reading during my lunch hours for a few minutes at a time. The third book I started before Christmas and keep trying to read in the evenings on my new Kindle, but most nights I've been too tired to read for very long - Don't Read the Comments by Eric Smith - I'm actually really interested in this one and need to just sit down and read. And the last book I've been trying to focus on is, Regretting You by Colleen Hoover. This will be my second CoHo book ever and I've enjoyed what I have read so far, but I just need to buckle down and read. I feel distracted lately and overly tired, so evenings have not been good for reading.


There are three other books that I've started in 2019, and one from even further back, that I still want to finish, I just need to figure out when I'll pick them back up again.


And I have a book that my toddler picked out for me to read... Things To Do When It's Raining by Marissa Stapley. This one might have to get bumped to my February TBR list. 


Have you read any of these? Which should I bump up my TBR list so that I can finally knock them off my list? What are you reading in January?
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