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The Literary Dinner Party Tag

I found this tag over on Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books blog, and I thought it looked like so much fun! If you aren’t already following Kristin, you should go and check out her blog! She is awesome, and her blog is fantastic!


1: One Character Who Can Cook/Likes to Cook

Flora from The Cafe By The Sea by Jenny Colgan

Flora has a lot of issues, but she makes all sorts of amazing Scottish goodies! Every time Jenny Colgan describes the food in this book, it makes my mouth water!

2: One Character Who Has Money to Fund the Party

Mr. Bingley from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This answer is two-fold: Mr. Bingley certainly has enough money to throw a great party, but he is also just a delightful human being! I feel like any party thrown by him would be fantastic, as well as full of…umm…interesting moments 😉

3: One Character Who Might Cause a Scene

Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare

If there is anything that Will is good at, it is certainly making a scene. But, obviously in the most splendid way possible! He would certainly keep the party lively.

4: One Character Who is Funny/Amusing

Lady Jane Grey from My Lady Jane by The Lady Janies

While she might have her head stuck behind a book for much of the evening (that’s my kind of girl right there), when she does take notice of the rest of the party, she is certain to have many a witty thing to say. (I couldn’t stop laughing while reading this book!)

5: One Character Who is Super Social/Popular

Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

You absolutely cannot throw a good dinner party without inviting Magnus! He is precious and wonderful, and I just love him okay?!

6: One Villain

Lira from To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Okay, so she is more of an anti-hero than a villain, but Lira is just too awesome not to invite her. I hope that Mr. Bingley has a really large tank in which to put her…

7: One Couple – Doesn’t Have to Be Romantic

Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I cannot have a party without Elizabeth Bennet!! Her witticisms and brilliance will make the party have so much more sparkle! Plus, with Mr. Bingley hosting the party, Mr. Darcy is far more likely to actually show up!

8: One Hero/Heroine

Starr Carter from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I would absolutely love to see the dynamic between Starr and some of the other people at this dinner party! She is not afraid to speak her mind, so I see some really fun conversations happening.

9: One Under-appreciated Character

Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I have always been Team Peeta! I know a lot of people find him to be kind of a blah character, but I have always really liked Peeta. He is kind, funny, caring, and artistic. And he has a marshmallow heart that is too good for this world!!

10: One Character of Your Own Choosing

Suze Simon from The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot

Suze would be such a fun dinner guest! She can talk to ghosts (and on occasion kiss them 😉 ) and I just think she would add some color to an already colorful guest list!

I tag:  Bree | Lili | Luna | Margaret

What do you think of my dinner party guests? Who would you invite? Let me know down in the comments! 

Love and happy reading,


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Harry Potter Anniversary Week: Thank you, J.K. Rowling…

I was tagged by Margaret @ Weird Zeal to participate in this very special event! Every day for the next week, I will be posting a Harry Potter related post to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the UK! Today is Day 7 – a thank you! Here is what Margaret had to say:

This year, on June 26th, will be 21 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published in the UK. And yes, 21 is kind of an awkward number, but I didn’t have a blog last year for the 20th anniversary, and I guess that means the series can legally drink in the US, which means nothing because it’s British, but ANYWAYS.

I will be posting something Harry Potter related on the seven days leading up to June 26th, and I’m inviting you to join me!

The Rules:

  • Link back to one of Weird Zeal’s posts so she can see that you’re taking part!
  • Tag your friends and tell them to join in as well!
  • Have fun!


Today is the last day of Harry Potter Anniversary Week, and today’s topic is fittingly a thank you. This thank you could be to anyone/anything in the Harry Potter universe, but I wanted to thank J.K. Rowling. So, without further ado, here is my letter to J.K. Rowling:

Dear Ms. Rowling,

I wanted to take a moment to say, “Thank you.”

Thank you for creating this wonderful, brilliant world.

Thank you for being brave enough to try.

Thank you for putting pen to paper.

Thank you for giving your heart and soul to everyone in the world.

Thank you for using your platform to bring people together.

Thank you for giving a voice to so many amazing characters.

Thank you for creating a safe space for people to believe in magic. 

Thank you for continuing to expand this universe that I love so dearly. 

Thank you for writing – perhaps one of the scariest things you can do. 

And, most of all, thank you for making everyone’s world just a little bit better, happier, and more magical. 


A devoted and appreciative fan

I hope that you enjoyed joining me on this magical journey this week of celebrating this brilliant work, and the amazing author that brought it to life! If you want to catch up on what I’ve contributed to the celebration, here are the links to my previous posts in this series:

Day 1 – The Hogwarts Tag

Day 2 – Ranking the Books and Movies

Day 3 – Top 7 Characters

Day 4 – Visiting the Birthplace of Harry Potter – Edinburgh

Day 5 – Ships

Day 6 – Why I Think Harry Potter is a Masterpiece

Who would you like to thank in the Harry Potter universe? Let me know in the comments down below! 

Love and happy reading,