Bookish Survey: Cast a Harry Potter Spell! Part 1

Dec 10, 2013 by

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This survey is from Jasmine at Flip That Page. You can see her original survey here. There are two parts to the survey. The first part is where you takes the spells that she listed and cast them on certain books. The second part is a list of spells that have been cast on you by certain books. I’ll be breaking this survey into two posts.

Part 1: Cast a Spell!

Fixes damaged objects
A book that needs some serious fixing: Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwell
I really tried to like this book. I liked the idea behind it but I could not connect with the main character at all. The big secret was really just out there and random. And I completely understand why they didn’t trust the grandmother. Everything was just really ridiculous and I almost put the book down on several occasions. It had promise and could have been better.

Creates a narrow beam of light
A book that deserves more attention: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
I loved this book! And I could not believe the number of people that had not heard of it. In fact, I only knew of it because I found it in my used bookstore. I don’t even remember it being in the Barnes and Noble here. My only gripe about the book is that the sequel isn’t scheduled to come out until 2015. The language, the world building, the premise. All wonderful!

Counters the effects of Lumos
An overhyped book: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Yeah. I could only get through the first two books. And I’m honestly surprised that I got that far. This was the first series that I can honestly say that I liked the movies more than the books. In fact, the only reason why I tried the books was because I watched the first movie. My bad.

Summons an object from a significant distance
A book you’re anticipating: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Why do I let myself get sucked into a series that’s not finished yet? You would think I would learn my lesson, but I never do. Why is July so far away?

Opens unlocked doors, unless bewitched
A book you want to be more open about: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
I have started and stopped this book numerous times. I would love to read it! I loved the movies. The language is just difficult to get through. I’m going to keep trying though.

Expecto Patronum
Conjures an incarnation of positive feelings
A book that made you cry, or at least want to: On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
I cried so many times and so hard while reading this book. I loved it so much!

Conjures the Dark Mark
A book you wish to mark as one of your favorites: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
This opened the doorway to a wonderful and amazing world. I feel like it should be obvious. :)

Petrificus Totalus
Petrifies victim
A book you wish to keep forever: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This was a book that I first read in elementary school and I absolutely loved it! I’ve read it so many times since then and it never gets old.

Shield charm
An intimidating book you keep putting off: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
So many people have read it and had a lot of opinions about it, good and bad. It’s a big series with more to come. Very intimidating.

Used against a boggart
A book with a deceiving synopsis: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
I feel like the synopsis didn’t really encompass what the book was about! I loved the book, but it wasn’t what I was expecting.

Lacarnum Inflamarae
Shoots fireballs
A book you wish to burn out of your mind completely: The Forbidden Game series by L.J. Smith
I normally love her stuff. But this I just did not get! :(

Wingardium Leviosa
Levitates objects
A book you wish to reread: The China Garden by Liz Berry
I loved this book! I wish I could reread it for the first time. The magic and the mystery were so great when I read it originally. Amazing.

Avada Kedavra
Causes instant death
Worst book EVER: The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
I realize that this is an American classic. I just don’t get why! Hawthorne is incredibly wordy and preachy and I just can’t stand it! I only read it because it was a requirement for school. It may seem bad for an English major to say so, but it’s just my honest opinion.

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  1. Awww! I love all of this! I love that the post is HP themed, and I also love that it is about books. :) I’ve read quite a few of these and share, mostly, the same sentiments as you do!
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  2. I love this blog post! It’s so cute!
    I haven’t read a lot of books on your list, I should add them and check out your goodreads. I’ve set my goal to 25 books this year, but I’m 40% behind or something, haha. I have the same with the lord of the rings, we have all the books here, but I keep starting it and then stopping. I just can’t get through it. I heard if you’re past the first 100 pages, it gets better.
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    • I’ve had the Lord of the Rings series for the longest time! I finally managed to read ‘The Hobbit’ this year, thinking it would help launch me into the series. We’ll see if I can manage it next year.

  3. This is such an awesome concept! Totally agree about The Scarlett Letter. I read it in high school and even though I was disappointed, and I loved most of the books that were assigned reading in high school.
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  4. Liz

    This is quite a clever and unique meme! I really agree on the Twilight spell :p I think it really only became a hype because of the movie that was released, and then so on. The male actors (and vampire actors in general) were these movie-ready-picture-perfect people on the screen, and by marketing to the right crowd and age group, they were quite set.
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    • Honestly, I had no idea what Twilight was before the movie came out. I had not paid any attention to the hype at all. I wish it had stayed that way.

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