Bookish Survey: Harry Potter Spells Pt. 1

Posted December 5, 2013 in Survey / 1 Comment

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This survey was created by Jasmine at Flip That Page.
From her site:

So how does it work? Basically, it’s a survey of sorts, where I give you a certain spell from the Harry Potter series, and you answer with the title of a book you’d like to cast the spell on.
The first one, Reparo, for example, is all about… well, repair. So you answer me with a book you’d like ‘repaired’ in a way—a book that you thought could have had more potential if it was just tweaked up a bit here and there. Pretty simple right? But of course, I hope you have fun too! I’ll be giving you descriptions of the books so that you don’t get lost, because I know that not many of us actually pay attention to what these spells stand for
So here are my answers for part 1! Feel free to do this survey yourself, and link the post in the comments (: And click on the graphic above to go to the original survey post. Part II will be coming…eventually.

 

Reparo

                              fixes damaged objects
A book that needs some serious fixing: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Everything about that book needed a makeover. The characters were so pathetic. It was embarrassing to read. I hated it. See my review here.

Lumos

creates a narrow beam of light
A book that deserves more attention: I could actually put a lot of books on this list because I read a lot of not-as-popular books. But I would have to say the May Bird series. It provides a lot of ideas and food for thought about death and the afterlife and the importance of it all. I haven’t reviewed it yet but I will sometime. It’s Middle Grade but don’t let that put you off. It’s amazing and dark.

Nox

counters the effects of Lumos
An overhyped book: I am definitely going to say The Lord of the Rings no matter how many fans I’m probably offending. I liked the series, but it wasn’t all that. It wasn’t amazing. You know, Harry Potter may have been amazing, but I could name a lot of better books. However, it’s Lord of the Rings that I’m going to use for this one (out of respect for the series this survey was created for).

Accio

summons an object from a significant distance
A book you’re anticipating: I don’t really think that far ahead. I’m too busy re-reading old books and desperately trying to finish series’ that have all their books out to focus on new releases…but I will say the Harry Potter Encyclopedia because it sounds awesome.

Alohomora

                     opens unlocked doors, unless bewitched
A book you want to be more open about: A book I want to be more open about? Myself? Well, I’d have to say The Hunger Games series. I always have a hard time forming opinions on this series and therefore I don’t usually talk about it. I am conflicted on a number of things. One of those things is that it is probably one of the top books I know that portrays death in such a real, inevitable way. Haven’t reviewed this one either yet.

Expecto Patronum

                             conjures an incarnation of positive feelings
A book that made you cry, or at least want to: Moonrise (part of the Warriors series by Erin Hunter). It is the first book I can remember that had me bawling for the longest time. I read it in grade school and couldn’t imagine why anyone would want to get me such a sad book. But it was beautiful and I still love the series. It had a lot of death.

Morsmordre

conjures the Dark Mark
A book you wish to mark as one of your favorites: Attrition by S.G. Night. I don’t want to give too much away because I’m currently writing the review. But it was amazing.

Petrificus Totalus

                           petrifies victim
A book you wish to keep forever: Island of the Blue Dolphins. It’s a classic!

Protego

shield charm
An intimidating book you keep putting off: The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I’ve read 2 of the companion series, The Infernal Devices, and they are amazing so far. It’s just that they’re really heavy books and I don’t think I could stand another 6 books worth of those just yet.

Riddikulus

                    used against a boggart
A book with a deceiving synopsis: Magyk by Angie Sage. It really only gives you the bare bones, only one central mystery. There is SO MUCH that happens in this series that is impossible to hint at in the synopsis. Also Middle Grade. Review here.

Lacarnum Inflamarae

shoots fireballs
A book you wish to burn out of your mind completely: Nothing But the Truth by Avi. This book just really pisses me off. I won’t be reviewing it, but if I make a hate list, this would be at the top. I was forced to read this in school and just…hated it. Really.

Wingardium Leviosa

levitates objects
A book you wish to reread: Um, like EVERY book on my shelf? I’m a huge re-reader. Might as well choose the next book I’m going to re-read: Physik by Angie Sage.

Avada Kedavra

causes instant death
Worst book EVER: I already mentioned this one! Nothing But the Truth by Avi! Seriously. Don’t read it. It’s so annoying in so many ways.
 
 
 
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