The Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you so much, Mariana @ Fireheart Books, for nominating us for our first award!!sunshine-award

Rules;

– Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
– Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
– Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and then write 11 new questions.
– List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.


Mariana’s questions:

1.  What is your favourite kind of bookish merchandise?

Well, as much bookish t-shirts I have, there’s nothing better than drinking your warm tea or hot coco from a mug that says “shut up, i’m reading”.

2. What character from a book or tv show you like to be and why?

Maybe Clara Oswald? She saw the world and other galaxies from another point of view, she knew the doctor, she’s beautiful, I mean, who wouldn’t want to be her?

3. What are your favourite OTPs?

I like Dramione, Everlark, Stydia, Ten Rose, MALEC, Percabeth, Newtti (me and Newt), & Maleo (me and Leo Valdez)

4. Do you collect anything? (Well maybe besides books haha)

Shit, besides books, no haha, I really like to buy mugs as I said earlier aaand also candles even tho I almost never light them up. I just like to smell ’em and put them back on my shelves.

5. Why did you start your blog?

Because I wanted to write and do something fun. My friends have one too (together) so they kinda convinced me to make one.

6. Do you read or write fanfiction?

I used to do both a lot, but now I don’t have the time anymore.

7. Describe your favourite book/series in 3 words.

Harry Potter; magical, childhood, reread

8. Do you like chocolate? If so, what’s your favourite kind?

YES OF COURSE, and my favourite kind is dark chocolate.

9. What are your favourite male characters?

Newt and Leo Valdez, they’re like my boyfriends, also my sons, also my brothers. Get it?

10. If you could have any powers, what would you choose?

Teleportation, 100%!!

11. What are some of your favourite tv shows?

Doctor Who, Sherlock, Teen Wolf, Game of Thrones, Shadowhunters & Stranger Things

My Questions:

1. What is your favourite book series?
2. First merchandise (books or films) you ever got?
3. What is your Hogwarts house?
4. What book are you currently reading?
5. Can you read a book while listening to music?
6. Most beautiful book cover you own?
7. Last book you read and didn’t like?
8. Favourite author(s)?
9. What are your OTPs?
10. Do you prefer tea or coffee?
11. Someone you really look up to?


I nominate:

Yasmin & Paige @ The Wild Readers

Dee @ The Bookish Khaleesi

Not-so-modern Girl

Nicole @ Away in Neverland

Jess @ Team Neville

Maha @ Younicorn Reads

Nagina @ Oh Bookish

Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction

Audrey @ Forwards and Bookwards

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Harry Potter Spells Book Tag

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A very good afternoon readers,

Today I’m doing the Harry Potter Spells Book Tag and I’m really excited because duh, it’s Harry Potter. I didn’t get tagged or something ( I have no friends!!!11!1!1!!! jk) but I still wanted to do this tag so lets get started!

1. Accio – the summoning charm. An upcoming release you cannot wait to get your hands on: this one’s easy for me “Carve the Mark” by Veronica Roth. I’m so excited to read this book because I love Veronica Roth’s books a lot so yay I can’t wait for January 17.

2. Alohamora – the unlocking charm. Favorite series starter: for this one I’m going with “A Court of Throns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas. I LOVED this book so much. it’s full of action, romance, magic and other stuff that I LOVE! GO READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T YET!!

3. Cheering Charm. A book that gave you all the warm fuzzies: This is a hard one, mmh. I think I’ll go with “Where She Went” the 2nd novel in the IF I STAY duology by Gayle Forman. I liked this book because of the romance but it was also kinda sad so cry bye.

4. Aguamenti – water-making spell. A book that made you ugly cry: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS BY MISTER F*CKING JOHN GREEN. I CRIED SO HARD HELP

5. Expecto Patronum – the patronus charm. A bookish hero or heroine you’d want around to protect you in real life: HarRY PottEr for sure, I mean he’s Harry Potter, he can kill you with one simple spell so yes get over here mr. Potter.

6. Lumos – creates light. A book you intentionally spoiled for yourself: I don’t really spoil books for myself actually because I hate spoilers. I only spoil books books for myself if I have to read them for school because they’re usually really boring and I never want to finish them so lol.

7. Imperio – the imperius curse. A book you wish you could make everyone read because you love it so much: I guess “Since you’ve been gone” by Morgan Matson. This is one of my favourite books of all time so everyone should read it ASAP.

8. Engorgio – engorgement charm. A book series you wish never ended: “The Mortal Instruments” by Cassandra Clare. I’m TMI trash okay accept it.

9. Wingardium Leviosa – levitation charm. A book with an uplifting mood or message: Okay I’ve never read a really fun book or something so yeah I guess I’m going with “Paper Towns” by John Green? I hated that book but it was kinda funny I guess?

10. Obliviate – memory charm. A book you wish you could forget you ever read: uhhhhhh in a good way or a bad way? In a good way “Harry Potter” because I would love to read them all over again an not knowing what’s going to happen. and in a bad way “The vampire diaries”by LJ Smith. Gosh, that book was so bad *Pukes all over the floor*

11. Anapneo – clears the target’s airways. An author whose books always get you out of a slump: Morgan Matson, she’s such a good author and I love her (books) a lot. Her stories are really unique and goooooosh give me all of her books please.

12. Jelly Legs Jinx. A swoon-worthy hero or heroine: I have no idea what this means but I guess  like Neville Longbottom or something idk k bye.

13. Arresto Momentum – slows down the target. A book that caused you to drop everything and read it: LOL this is going to be ”Lady Midnight” by Cassandra Clare. I told my teacher a lie to get out of class early to get a copy of this book. Told ya, I am TMI trash.

14. Crucio – the cruciatus curse. A book that was painful to read: TFIOS BY JOHN GREEN BECAUSE YEAH WE ALL KNOW WHY

15. Rictumsempra – the tickling charm. A book that made you laugh out loud: I never laugh out loud when I’m reading a book?????? Maybe I don’t have feelings??????????

16. Expelliarmus – disarming charm. A book that made you want to send it flying: a dutch book called “Familieziek” by Adriaan Van Dis. I hated everything about that book so send it to the sun please.

17. Portus – turns an object into a portkey. Bookish world you wish you could visit: I would want to go to Idris (I. Am. The. Mortal. Instruments. Trash.).

18. Stupefy – stunning spell. A book with a shocking twist or ending: ain’t gonna tell you ’cause it wouldn’t be a surprise anymore so yeah ok accept it.

19. Avada Kadavra – the killing curse. A character death that destroyed you: Jason from The Heroes of Olympus series. Gosh, I hate that guy so much so yeah that’s why he destroyed me.

20. Finite Incantatum – terminates all spells in the area. Best series conclusion: and for the last question I’m going withhhhhh *drum roll*

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LOL I actually loved The Maze Runner series and this one was the best of all of them. ACCEPT IT!!!!

So that was it! I really enjoyed this tag and I hope you guys did too!

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next sunday!

xoxotom

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling Review (may contain spoilers!)

Series ; Harry Potter
Genre ; Fantasy, Drama, Adventure
Pages ; 320
Age ; 12+

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a two-part West End stage play written by Jack Thorne based on an original new story by Thorne, J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany. Previews of the play began at the Palace Theatre, London on 7 June 2016, and it was scheduled to officially premiere on 30 July 2016. The rehearsal script, not a novelisation of the play, was released on 31 July 2016 and became the eighth story set in the Harry Potter universe. The story is set nineteen years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and follows Harry Potter, now a Ministry of Magic employee, and his younger son Albus Severus Potter.

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I absolutely loved this book. Even though you can’t really call it a book. I thought at first it’s kinda written like a fanfiction because like this person says “…” this other person says something “…”, you get me? It totally didn’t bother me while reading and I loved that too. The book was not only so well written but Joanne really did a good job on the characters! I hope we can all agree that Scorpius is the biggest fluff ball you’ve ever read about and we all want one ourselves. I did have conflicted feelings of him being in love with Rose while she gave him 0 attention. My otp of this book is obviously Scorbus (Albus and Scorpius) because they belong to each other and yeah well. I don’t know if you had seen the plot twist coming of Delphi being the Cursed Child. When I hadn’t read the book yet I thought the title ‘Cursed Child’ would be about Albus. When I started reading I thought that title might belong to Scorpius but oh no it wasn’t his title either. Anyway, if you (STILL?) haven’t read this yet you really should because you’re extremely missing out on something big!

I’m so so so sad I possibly can’t go to the play in London but if you’ve seen it or are going to, please tell me everything about it. Anyway this was my review on The Cursed Child! Comment your thoughts below like always. I love you guys! (I made a post again because Tom’s currently having a very busy week and he didn’t have any time, soooo you get me again instead hahaha, I hope you don’t mind)

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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ book+movie review (spoiler free!)

Hey Teacups and Literature readers! If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve probably noticed the release of the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ movie. Well I’ve seen it on Tuesday (in premiere omg, I won tickets) and I’ll tell you what I thought about it. Not only the movie but I’ll also do the book review as I’ve read that aswell. Let’s start with the book review. Enjoy!!

 

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→Series; Harry Potter Series
→Genre; Fantasy
→Pages; 128
→Age; 10+
→Rate; ☆☆☆☆

img_0056Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them contains the history of Magizoology and describes 85 magical species found around the world. Scamander says that he collected most of the information found in the book through observations made over years of travel and across five continents. The book features doodles and comments added by Ron Weasley. The comments would appear to have been written around the time of the fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. These doodles add some extra information for fans of the series.
A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.

I read Fantastic Beasts a while ago. I got the Hogwarts Library box and it was the first one I read out of the three in there. It was a very quick read because it only has 128 pages. It’s lovely to read something more about the mythical creatures in the wizarding world. I’ve always wanted to hear more of their backstories and now I had the chance to actually read a whole encyclopedia-ish book to get to know them better. I loved that Ron wrote little notes in the book because it refers to the main Harry Potter series and the tingly feeling of that little throwback is amazing. Anyway, if you have the time to read it you really should, it’s a nice little book and I love it.

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Now for the movie! I got to see the movie on the 15th of November, which means it was in premiere. I won tickets on the Snapchat of the Belgian premiere and so I went with my friends and dad. We had a very great time and also got a few goodies because it was an event. I got two pins that say ‘I want to be a wizard’ (one’s from my dad) and three posters (my dad took 2 extra lmao).

The movie itself was sooo beautifully made. Not only the special effects and script was amazing but also the casting was just wonderful. I can’t picture myself a better Newt Scamander than Eddie Redmayne. Newt was also sooo cute and funny in the movie. I swear I am in love with him and he needs to be protected at all costs omg. Even though the beginning was a bit confusing, I quickly got really into the movie. I laughed out loud at some times and at the end I even cried because the movie was done and I wouldn’t see it soon again. I miss Eddie already, so now I’m just watching interviews, what am I.

I hope you liked these two reviews! I’ve never done a book+movie review before so it’s kinda new for me. Leave a comment below to tell me your thoughts on the book and if you’ve seen it already, the movie too? And maybe if you liked this post?

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October Wrap-up & November TBR.

A very good afternoon readers of Tea Cups & Literature.

I know, I am very very LATE on my October wrap-up & November TBR but hey, it’s here now!

October wasn’t the best reading month for me, I’ve read a total of 3 books. I know, that’s not much, but I was really busy with school and stuff so I didn’t have a lot of time to read. I’m currently in a reading slump and it’s so BAD 😦 I’m planning on reading 2 books in November to get me out of my reading slump. Let’s get on with my wrap-up now!

The first book I read was actually a re-read and that was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling. This was the 19th time I’ve read this book and I still enjoy it a lot.

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The next book I read was Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. I’ve written a review about this which you can also find on Tea Cups & Literature. I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I thought I would, but oh whale.

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And the last book I’ve read in October was Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them which is also written by the amazing JmK Rowling. This is a companion book to the Harry Potter series. I read this because of the film that’s coming out on November 18th. It was a really fast read because it only has like 70 pages and it’s a really fun read too!

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So those were all of the books that I’ve read in October, lets get on with my November TBR now. Continue reading

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares review.

 

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  • Series; Dash and Lil duology
  • Genre; Young Adult, contemporary
  • Pages; 260
  • Age; 12+
  • Rate; 3/5


“I’ve left some clues for you.

If you want them, turn the page.

If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”


So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

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If I Stay by Gayle Forman Review

→Series; If I Stay series
→Genre; Young Adult-Fiction, Romance
→Pages; 210
→Age; 14+
→Rate; ☆☆

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On a day that started like any other Mia had everything: a loving family, a gorgeous, adoring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and full of choices. Then, in an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, between a happy past and an unknowable future, Mia spends one critical day contemplating the one decision she has left—the most important decision she’ll ever make. Simultaneously tragic and hopeful, this is a romantic, riveting and ultimately uplifting story about memory, music, living, dying, loving.

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