Hocus Pocus tag

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Questions

1. THE SANDERSON SISTERS: A GREAT TRILOGY

Oh so many to choose from! I’m afraid I have to go with A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab.  Yes I rave about it all the time. No, I’m never going to shut up about it. Deal with it. :D:D

2. WINIFRED SANDERSON: A BOOK WITH A TRULY AWFUL FEMALE VILLAIN

I’m going with awful as in a villain is a truly awful person, not poorly written here lol.  And I’m not she counts as she’s not really the main villain, but how can I *not* pick Delores Umbridge and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix here?

3. SARAH SANDERSON: A BOOK THAT UNCANNILY ATTRACTS CHILDREN

Hahaha.  I mean I mainly read YA so that’s all of them?? I don’t really spend a lot of time with small children, but when I do I tend to give books.  My current picks are anything by Oliver Jeffers (because my brothers loved them so much when they were smaller and I love his art) and Leaping Lemmings by John Briggs (because it’s super cute, teaches individuality, and Larry the Lemming is just plain cool).  I sort of have to admit to a gap in the area between picture books and middle grade, so I’m sticking with these.  If you buy books for small children, I highly recommend checking them out. 🙂

4. MARY SANDERSON: A BOOK THAT IS JUST PLAIN SILLY

I’m honestly not sure I read that many plain silly books! I am using a double answer here, as it’s the only one I can think of and I use him later, but anything by Jasper Fforde.  His books are gloriously silly while often quite serious too.  An excellent balance.

5. MAX: A BOOK THAT IS TRYING REALLY HARD TO BE COOL BUT DOESN’T ALWAYS SUCCEED

WaR: Wizards and Robots by will.i.am and Brian David Johnson. I super hated this book for trying way too hard. It could have been quite good if they’d kept it a bit simpler.

6. DANI: A BOOK THAT ISN’T AFRAID TO TELL IT HOW IT IS

I am super cheating and picking two.  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu.  Both with a strong theme that resonates with the world.  Moxie is a much lighter read but both put across a message of anger at how the world is.

7. BINX: A BOOK SERIES THAT JUST WON’T DIE

Anything by Cassandra Clare.  I’m just not a fan.

8. ICE: A BOOK WITH A CHARACTER AS DUMB AS A ROCK

Cheating slightly again, because I’m picking Good Omens here.  Neither Aziraphale or Crowley are actually as dumb as a bag of rocks (though there is a good argument for Shadwell being so!) but they have no idea what is going on the whole book, so I vote that they count!

9. THE BLACK FLAME/CANDLE: A SERIES YOU WISH YOU COULD RESURRECT

The Six of Crows duology.  I would read the book of Kaz doing his hair, let’s be honest here (or any of them really!)  Though another heist would be preferable 😉

10. HEADLESS BILLY BUTCHERSON: A BOOK THAT ISN’T AS BAD AS IT’S MADE OUT TO BE

I’ve read plenty of books I disliked when a lot of people didn’t, but struggling to come up with one that I liked and a lot of people didn’t. I’m going with Red Queen here, which I know gets a lot of hype but also seems to divide opinion.  I really enjoyed it, and the sequels, and am super excited about War Storm coming out.

11. WINIFRED SANDERSON’S SPELL BOOK: A BOOK WITH A MIND OF IT’S OWN

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I mean with AIDAN, I had to pick this.

12. GARRY MARSHALL: A BOOK WITH A CAMEO

I have to pick the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde here, because there are SO MANY cameos.  My favourite is the Tempe Brennan one.

I’m tagging:

  1. Moon (Moon Kestrel)
  2. Johnny (Aurora Sights
  3. Ellie (Faerie on the Shelf)

Though feel free to steal if you want to have a go!

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