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You’re Not Good Enough Tag: Harry Potter Edition

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I was tagged by Margaret @ Weird Zeal for this. She knows I love all things Harry Potter, so this is perfect! If you haven’t checked out her blog, go do it now!!

The You’re Not Good Enough Tag was created by ReadLikeWildfire and Beccathebookreviewer, and turned Potterish by Live Love Read.

Rules:

  • Write 30 character names on pieces of paper.
  • Put them in a jar/mug/cup.
  • Randomly choose two pieces of paper for every question. In each of the 15 questions, you have to decide which of the two characters fits the questions and which one is not good enough. 

 

Sounds like fun!! Let’s get started!!


1: You only have one more spot on your Spelling Bee team. Who do you pick to complete your team?

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Dean Thomas ~or~ Professor Flitwick

I would have to go with Professor Flitwick! Who better to be on your spelling bee team than a teacher?

2: Both characters want to kill you. Which one would you kill first so you have a better chance of surviving?

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Albus Dumbledore ~or~ Sirius Black

Why do they both want to kill me????? I guess I would have to kill Dumbledore first to have a better chance of surviving…but I’m not happy about it!!

3: You’re on the bachelor/bachelorette and you’re down to these two characters. Which one are you going to give your rose to?

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Nymphadora Tonks ~or~ Cedric Diggory

Ooh, this is a really hard one!! I think I’m going to have to go with Cedric Diggory though. Tonks would be much more of best friend material for me!

4: You’ve been chosen for the Hunger Games. Who would most likely volunteer in your place?

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Ron Weasley ~or~ Rubeus Hagrid

Awww!! I feel like they both would volunteer! But, I feel like Hagrid would be more likely to volunteer in my place.

5: You’re stranded on an island with an active volcano. Which character would you throw into a volcano as a sacrifice?

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Dolores Umbridge ~or~ Draco Malfoy

Oh this would be Umbridge, no question!!! I actually have a little baby crush on Draco (he has so much potential!!)

6: You’re the next DC/Marvel superhero (with your own T.V. show, of course). Who is your sidekick?

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Mad-Eye Moody ~or~ Professor Sprout

Hmm, very interesting choices. I definitely feel like Mad-Eye Moody would be a far more interesting and useful sidekick though.

7: You’re a manager of an avocado-admiring company. Who would you fire for lack of communication skills?

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Seamus Finnigan ~or~ Minerva McGonagall

First, this is a very strange question. Why would there even be an avocado-admiring company? But, to answer the question, it would have to be Seamus. He proved several times throughout the series that his communication skills are pretty poor.

8: You’ve just finished a book in which your favorite character dies. Which character is most likely to comfort you?

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Hermione Granger ~or~ Remus Lupin

Oh wow, this is really hard. I feel like they both would comfort me!! Of the two though, I have to go with Hermione, simply because she will always be available, full moon or no 😉

9: Ugh, it’s high school. Who would most likely be part of the popular clique?

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Luna Lovegood ~or~ Neville Longbottom

Hahahaha, I think these pieces of paper were rigged! How could I get two of the most unpopular characters?! I think it would have to be Luna though. She is a bit more quirky, and therefore more likely to be a hipster popular girl.

10: The day has arrived – you’re finally a year older! Who would have the nerve to forget your birthday?

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Voldemort ~or~ Lucius Malfoy

Why does this keep happening?? They would both totally forget!!! I feel like Voldemort would be more likely to forget it though, because of all the evil plotting and only having a fragment of a soul and whatnot.

11: You’ve just found an upcoming booktube star! Who would it most likely be?

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Harry Potter ~or~ Molly Weasley

I definitely think it would be Molly Weasley! She would be such a fun booktube star! Also, Harry would never care enough about reading anything to even attempt to make a channel.

12: Sleepover time! Unfortunately, you can only invite one person. Who would you invite?

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Bellatrix Lestrange ~or~ Dudley Dursley

These choices are just the worst haha…wow. I guess I will have to go with Dudley Dursley, simply because I would rather not be tortured at my sleepover. Wow, in what world is Dudley the better choice for anything? 😂

13: Bam, you’re pregnant. Who is the father?

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Crabbe & Goyle ~or~ Arthur Weasley

Oh, we are totally going with Arthur Weasley!! Hands down!!

14: You’ve just written a super important text. Who would see it, but not reply?

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Cho Chang ~or~ Fred & George Weasley

Oh, for sure Fred & George would ignore me! Not for any mean reason, they would just be up to too much mischief!

15: You’ve just woken up and it’s time for breakfast. Your mum’s been replaced by…who?!

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Ginny Weasley ~or~ Severus Snape

I’m dying over here envisioning Snape as my mom!! 😂 Obviously, I have to go with Ginny! She would be a great mom 🙂


That was really fun!! And I tag…you!! If you love Harry Potter, do this tag! It was highly entertaining 🙂

What do you think? Would you have made the same choices as me? What would you have done differently? Let me know in the comments below! 

Love and happy reading,

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The Book Addiction Tag

I was tagged by Brittany @ Perfectly Tolerable for this tag. If you aren’t following her, go and check her out! She has great content, and she is also super sweet, which is just a bonus 🙂 Thank you so much for the tag!

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What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?

If I’m on a reading streak, then I pick up a book every day, and generally more than once. If I’m burned out, then I can go several days between picking up a book…but this is pretty rare.

How many books do you carry on your person (or kindle) at any one time?

I generally always have at least one physical book on me. I have about nine or ten audio books on my phone right now. I have absolutely no idea how many e-books I have…at least in the dozens. So, lots 😂

Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?

I used to keep all of my books. Lately though, I have been far more willing to get rid of books because I have such a high volume of them coming in, and I’m running out of space!

How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit?

Ooh, this varies. If I know what I want, then probably no more than 45 minutes. If I’m browsing, I could be there for at least a couple of hours.

How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

Here is a typical day for me (including work):

I tend to listen to an audiobook while I put on my makeup (approximately 15 minutes), then read while I eat my breakfast (30 minutes), listen to an audiobook driving to work (45 minutes), listen to audiobook while driving the flower delivery van at my job (2-3 hours), listen to audiobook driving home (45 minutes), read in the evening while hubby is playing video games with friends (1-2 hours), read while trying to fall asleep (30 minutes-1 hour).

So, in total, I typically read around 8 hours a day. If I’m not working, it would probably be more around 5-6 hours(taking out the audiobooks while driving, and adding in sitting around the house reading.)

Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list?

It only appears on my to-do list if I have a book I need to finish super quickly in order to write a review by a certain date. Otherwise, it isn’t something I need to be reminded to do…it’s something that keeps me from doing the stuff I should be doing 😉

How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?

I have absolutely no idea, but I’m going to guess in the multiple hundreds, potentially close to 500 or so. Someday I’ll have to count them up.

Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

I would more so now that I have a book blog. Before that, it might come up every so often, but not all of the time. I have a sufficiently wide range of interests haha

What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?

Apparently, the longest book I’ve read (according to Goodreads) is The Count of Monte Christo by Alexander Dumas at 1,276 pages. It was a required reading book in high school.

Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds (i.e. searching bookshops, online digging, etc)?

Technically, the only book I have like this is one that was given to me as a gift, so I wasn’t even the one who did the work! But, it’s still a cool story. When I was in middle school, I was very close to my school librarian. We both loved the book Winter of Fire by Sherryl Jordan. If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know that this is my favorite book. It is out of print, and the author lives in New Zealand. My librarian, when I was about to move on to high school, got me a copy of Winter of Fire from a publisher in New Zealand that had a picture of the main character, Elsha, on the cover that was drawn by Sherryl Jordan herself. That book is still one of my most prized possessions. 🙂

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The copy on the left is the copy from the story, the one on the right is the traditional cover

A book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. This book is lauded by so many, and is one of my best friend’s favorite books. I just hated it. I pushed through, thinking that maybe it would redeem itself in the end. It didn’t.

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2018?

Well, seeing as 2018 is almost over, I’ll talk about what I have accomplished, and what I haven’t really accomplished. I have already surpassed my reading goal of 85 books for the year. I am over 100, and still going strong! I’ll be curious to see where I end up. I also had a goal to try to read at least one non-fiction book per month, but I think I’ve fallen off that wagon a bit. I certainly need to do better in that regard. I also need to try to read more of the books that I already own, which probably means I will be reading a lot more backlist next year than I did this year.

Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?

I think I have, but I’m not sure. If I have converted you into a reader, let me know in the comments! haha

Describe what books mean to you in five words.

Joy. Creativity. Escape. Imagination. Knowledge.

 


I will tag a few people, but feel free to do this even if I don’t tag you!!

Luna @ Bookish Luna

Margaret @ Weird Zeal

Maxi @ Enthralling Umbrella Books

Bree @ In Love & Words


I would love to hear some of your answers to these questions! Lets talk about our bookish addiction down in the comments! 

Love and happy reading,