Who Am I? | Book Tag

I haven’t done a book tag in a loooong time, but when I saw this book tag on Charlotte Annelise’s blog, I just had to do it. So, allow me to introduce… well, me.

What is the meaning of my name?

My name is Ilona. Here is the meaning of my name according to Names.org:

“The name “Ilona” is of Hungarian origin, and it means “Light”. It’s a name commonly given to girls.”

What is my Meyer-Briggs Personality Type? (Link)

I am the Mediator Personality (INFP T)

Famous Mediators: 

J.R.R Tolkien
Amelie Poulain
William Shakespeare






What is my Zodiac Sign?

I was born on the 15th of February. So that makes me an Aquarius.


What is my Hogwarts House? (Link)

I am proud to say that I’m a Slytherin! 

What are my Learning Styles? (Link)

According to the test, I have a mild kinesthetic learning preference.

  • Visual 7
  • Aural 3
  • Read/Write 9
  • Kinesthetic 13
Am I Left or Right Brain Dominant? (Link)


What is my Blood Type?

My blood type is A+

What career am I meant to have? (Link)

Apparently, I am meant to be a writer. I’m kind of surprised that I should be a writer.

“You have a skill for language, your imagination is vast and you are artistic and creative. Your brain is just overflowing with ideas, and all you have to do is get a piece of paper and share it with the world. You were born to turn words into magical stories.”

Which Divergent Faction do I belong in? (Link)

I knew I’d end up being Divergent. I think my traits are spread out between all factions. Maybe not equally, but I can definitely see myself being in all factions. And yet in none of them.

What does my birth order say about me?

The Baby

Stereotype: Free spirit, risk taker, charming.

Why it’s true: Parents are less cautious. (Hey, the older ones ate the dog’s food and lived!) And they also probably have more resources than they did when starting out. “Parents are more lenient, so youngest kids tend to be less rules-oriented, and yet they still get lots of attention,” says Salmon.

When it’s not: “Some babies resent not being taken seriously,” says Linda Campbell, a professor of counseling and human development at the University of Georgia, in Athens. “They might become very responsible, like the oldest, or social, like the middle.”

This Book Tag was so much fun. I learned so many new things about myself, and some things that I always suspected to be true, were proven to be so. 🙂






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You’re Not Good Enough Book Tag

So, I’ve been wanting to do a book tag for a while now. I decided on this one because it seems super fun, and I’m sure there are some very weird decisions to be made here!

This book tag was created by ReadLikeWildfire & Beccathebookreviewer.

What you have to do is write down 30 character names on little pieces of paper. Then you take those pieces of paper and put them all together in a hat/cup/bowl or whatever! And then for every question you must randomly take out two pieces of paper, and choose which one of the characters aren’t good enough for the task. 🙂 Easy Peasy Right? So let’s check it out!

You only have one more spot on your Spelling B team, who would you pick to complete your team?

Louisa Clark {Me Before You}  VS. Levana Blackburn {The Lunar Chronicles}

What a way to start this tag. This is so difficult. I feel like both characters would probably be on the same level spelling wise. But I’m pretty sure that Levana would have NO interest in competing in a Spelling B. It’s not really something I see an evil queen doing. So I’m going to have to choose Lou! She’d definitely bring tons of quirk and cuteness to the Spelling B.


Both Characters want to kill you, which one would you kill first so you have a better chance of surviving?

Brienne of Tarth {Game of Thrones} VS. George Weasley {Harry Potter Series}

I really don’t have to think too much about this one. Although I’m sure that Fred would be able to kill me using cool spells, I’d rather not take my chances against Brienne of Tarth. All you Game of Thrones fans out there will probably agree with me. Brienne is fierce and vicious! (Brienne is also one of my Game of Thrones characters)


You’re on the Bachelorette and you’re down to these two characters, which one are you going to give your rose to?

Magnus Bane {The Mortal Instruments} VS. Harry Potter {Harry Potter Series}

This one is pretty easy. I know that I stand no chance with Magnus, so I’ll pick the other magical dude. Harry isn’t one of my favorite characters, but he has a good heart and is a good friend. Anyone would be lucky to have him. So I’ll choose Harry Potter.


You’ve been chosen for the Huger Games, who would most likely volunteer in your place?

Neville Longbottom {Harry Potter Series} VS. Sebastian Verlac {The Mortal Instruments}

I feel like so far, all these options have been pretty easy. This one is no exception. There is no chance that Sebastian, the evillest dude in the Shadowhunter world, would ever take my place in the Huger Games. He’s probably the one organizing it! Neville is very brave and sweet. He’d volunteer for me, no doubt. 🙂


You’re stranded on an island. Which character would you sacrifice to engage in cannibalism?

Minerva McGonagall {Harry Potter Series} VS. Klaus Baudelaire {A Series of Unfortunate Events}

Hmmm… This really is a tricky one. I feel like McGonagall could just transfigure literally anything into food. And Klaus probably once read in a book somewhere that if you do it right, sand and salt water can be very nourishing. Both are very smart, and very useful on a stranded island. I wouldn’t be surprised if they decided to eat me. I’m clearly the weak link here.

You’re the next DC/Marvel superhero, who is your sidekick?

Katniss Everdeen {The Hunger Games} VS. Tobias Eaton (AKA “Four”) {Divergent}

Four is a total bad-ass and a great fighter. He’s strong and smart and handsome too! But let’s face it… Katniss is the girl on fire. She started a revolution! I’m not saying she’ll be a great side-kick, she’s probably upstage me, like all the time. But I still choose Katniss. Girl Power!


You’re the manager of an Avocado admiring company, who would you fire for lack of communication?

Arya Stark  {Game of Thrones} VS. Princess Jezelia {The Remnant Chronicles}

This one is a bit more difficult. I feel Arya is fine with communicating when she needs to. Jezelia on the other hand is very stubborn and keeps to herself more, I think… I really don’t have a good reason for this, but I’d probably fire Jezelia, because I’m scared Arya might kill me…


You’ve just finished a book in which your favourite character dies, which character is most likely to comfort you?

Peeta Mellark {The Huger Games}  VS. Blair Waldorf {Gossip Girl}

Is there really even a choice? Unless my name is Chuck Bass I’m sure that Blair would just look at me funny and insult me for crying on her Louis Vuitton Booties. Peeta on the other hand is the sweet and sensitive guy that everyone seems to love. He’s probably crying with me at the loss of my favorite character. So I pick Peeta.


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

Aiko {The Lunar Chronicles} VS. Bella Swan {Twilight Saga}

Another super easy choice. We all know that Bella is the awkward new girl that tries to make new friends, but secretly just wants to be left alone. There is no chance in hell that she’d be in the popular clique. Aiko on the other hand, is obsessed with all things hip and happening. She follows the latest fashion trends, she’s always up to date on Celebs, and she’s cute and friendly. Aiko would definitely be part of the popular clique.


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

Valentine Morgenstern {The Mortal Instruments} VS. Kadin {The Remnant Chronicles}

Valentine hands down. HANDS DOWN! Again, I’m not so sure that evil people care much about other people. I’m about 100% sure that Valentine would forget my birthday.


You’ve just found an upcoming BookTube star. Who would it most likely be?

Lord Voldemort {Harry Potter Series} VS. Ned Stark {Game of Thrones}

Can we just we just take a moment to image Lord Voldemort in front of a packed book shelf filled Funko Pops and cutesy bookmarks. Him being all happy and bubbly telling us about his 10 favorite YA summer reads. Can’t imagine it? Me neither. For that reason alone, Ned Stark will most likely be the BookTube star.


Sleepover time! Unfortunately, you can only invite one person, who would you invite?

Phillip Gallagher {Shameless – TV} VS. Alec Lightwood {The Mortal Instruments}

If you’ve ever seen the TV show Shameless (US) you’d know that having Lip Gallagher alone in your room, would not make for an innocent sleepover. You’d have a serious PG Rated sleepover right there. If you know what I mean… Alec on the other hand doesn’t really come across as a sleepover kind of guy. I can’t imagine us in ugly/comfy PJ’s swapping boy-gossip. This one is hard (That’s what she said) I really cannot choose!!


Bam! You’re pregnant. Who’s most likely the mother/father?

Jaime Lannister {Game of Thrones} VS. Ian Gallagher {Shameless – TV}

Is my name Cersei Lannister? No, it is not. Well, then I can’t really see me and Jaime “getting it on” I’m not really his type. Ian on the other hand, is definitely, 100% gay. So, the only way I’d be pregnant with his baby is if he were kind enough to be a sperm donor. Which he totally would do.  He has a good heart.


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

Effie Trinket {The Hunger Games} VS. Moaning Myrtle {Harry Potter Series}

Easy-Peasy! Moaning Myrtle would see the text and not reply, because she’d have to physically hold the phone and press buttons. And seeing as though she’s a ghost, that might be problematic.


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

Remus Lupin {Harry Potter Series} VS. Celaena Sardothien {Throne of Glass}

Remus Lupin!! Obviously, it will be Lupin. He is one of my very favorite H.P characters! Whereas Calaena is one of my very least favorite book characters ever. I’d be pretty distraught if my mom was replaced by Calaena. Lupin is also such a great guy and great mentor to Harry.


I had so much fun doing this book tag! There were some super easy choices and then some that were a bit harder to choose. I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. 🙂



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Get to Know Me Tag

I have been blogging for approximately 4 months now, and I am having so much fun! But I think it’s time we get to know each other a little bit better. So here are a couple of things about me that you guys probably didn’t know about me. 🙂

Q: If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?

A: I have no clue. So I’ma just skip this one…

Q: What do you think about most?

A: Most of the time I’m either thinking about what to blog about, new topics to blog about or what the next book is that I’m going to read. Currently all my thoughts are very Blog-orientated. So yeah!

Q: Do you have any strange phobias?

A: I am crazy scared of the dark. And I’m also very paranoid that someone will break into my house just to kill me. Pretty crazy… The first phobia is only strange because of my age though (which is 23 BTW) It’s a legit phobia!!

Q: What’s your religion? 

A: I am not a religious or spiritual person. I am an Atheist.

Q: If you are outside, what are you most likely doing?

A: If I’m outside between the hours of 8am-5pm I’m probably in a dog park with my boyfriend and our Beagle, Chaos. If i’m outside after that, I’m probably at a Braai (or BBQ) or taking Chaos outside to pee.

Q: What was the last lie you told?

A: “I’m definitely NOT watching YouTube videos when I’m suppose to be blogging!!” 

Q: Do you believe in Karma?

A: I absolutely believe in Karma!

Q: Who is your celebrity crush? 

A: Up until the whole Tay-Swift crap, I had a MAJOR crush on Tom Hiddleston. I think my new celebrity crush is probably Joseph Gordon Levitt. Or Francios van Coke. *Swoon*

Q: Do you have a collection of anything?

A: If you count the remains of countless incomplete DIY projects as a collection. Then yeah! Sure! I do also have quite the collection of E-books. So that’s pretty cool.

Q: Do you believe in ghosts? How about Aliens? 

A: I am very paranoid about all things unknown. So I do sort of believe in ghosts. I’ve never seen or heard one. I’ve also never had a paranormal encounter. So I really can’t 100% say. Aliens on the other have I definitely believe in. There is no way in hell that we are the only living beings in the universe. The universe in fucking HUGE! So I’m not ignorant enough to believe that we can be the only beings out there! 

Q: Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed? 

A: I’ve been driving since 2011 and I’m very happy to say that I’ve never been in a car crash. (touch wood)

Q: What is your Astrological sign? 

A: I was born in February, and that makes me an Aquarius. But to be honest, I have absolutely no clue what that even means! Hehe!

Q: What is the last thing you purchased? 

A: The very last thing I bought was dinner. But other than that I bought Cool Mint and Vanilla Amaren hubly molasses for my hubly (or shisha. or water pipe. or hookah)  

Q: What is your secret weapon to get someone to like you?

A: I’m a very VERY shy person. So I find it so hard to socialize and meet new people. But when I do, I just try to make the person feel comfortable around me and be really friendly. That usually seems to work.

Q: What were you doing last night at 12AM? 

A: Yesterday was Friday so I should be telling you about this amazing party or event I was at. Just having the best time of my life! But that would be a lie. I was passed out by 10pm. So yeah!

Q: You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do?

A: I’d definitely try my best to save the dog. I absolutely love animals, especially dogs. I’m sure that my boss would understand. Also just for the record. I’m NEVER late for work. And my boss is super nice! So I can’t ever see myself in this scenario. 

Q: You are at the doctor’s office and she has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. a) Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? b) What do you do with the remaining days? c) Would you be afraid?

A: a) I would tell my family. I’d want them to be as prepared as possible. It would feel like such a dick move if I just died and they find out I knew my fate. b) I would spend the time with my family. Probably set up a will for the small amount of possessions I own. And I’d also arrange my own funeral. I’d do whatever I could to make the grieving period as comfortable as possible for my family. c) I would be hella afraid. Who in their right mind wouldn’t be? I’m shit scared of the unknown. And I also don’t believe in Heaven/Hell. So what’ll happen next??

Q: What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far?

A: The best decision I’ve made was to start reading for fun. I’ve read so many great stories and went on so many great adventures. I’ve also “met” a bunch of great bloggers and people who share the same love as books as me.

Q: What would you want to be written on your tombstone?

A: “Daughter. Sister. Wife. Mother. All round kick-ass human being”

Q: What is your current desktop picture?

A: I picture of a galaxy. So Pretty!


Q: If your significant other smoked pot, would you care? 

A: I could not care. As long as it’s nothing worse than pot, I could care less.

Q: Are you close with your dad? 

A: My dad actually passed away in 2005 so I’m not currently close to him. In any way. But before he passed away I was really close to him. Or as close as I could be. I’m definitely a daddy’s girl.

Q: You can only drink one liquid for the rest of your life – what is it? 

A: I’d choose water. Because it’s kinda like super important. 

Q: Do you always answer your texts? 

A: I don’t always answer my texts. I’m actually a sucky texter. People have expressed their annoyance at my terrible text answering abilities.

Q: Were you happier for months ago than you are now?

A: I honestly don’t have any idea. I think this has overall just been a really good year. 

Q: In the past week, have you cried?

A: I did cry. We were watching Shameless and I almost always cry because that show is just the best!

Q: What colour is the shirt you are wearing?

A: I’m currently wearing a black sheer T-Shirt. I also don’t very much like the line of questioning! 🙂

Q: Do you have any summer plans yet?

A: To quote the amazing RiRi, my plans for the summer are: “Work.Work.Work.Work”

Q: Do you have a secret that you have never told anyone before?

A: I absolutely do. And I’m not planning on telling anyone anytime soon!

Q: Do you own anything from other countries?

A: I recently came back from a trip to Madrid, and I bought myself a I *heart* Madrid cup. There was also the most gorgeous scarf I saw and just HAD to buy. I also have a super old Ninteno DS that my sister brought me from the UK. My boyfriend bought me a cool M&M’s hoodie and T-shirt and a bunch of cool souvenirs. 

Q: Do you curse around your parents? 

A: I do curse in front of my parents. But never too crude and also not as much as I swear in front of my sister or my boyfriend. I have one hell of a potty mouth!

Q: Do you cook? 

A: I cook dinner almost every single night, and I absolutely HATE it! I do not enjoy cooking at all!!


So yeah! That was a couple of facts about me. Please let me know some of your own weird phobias and then we can all laugh at you! Together! 🙂






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The Disney Book Tag

I haven’t done a Book Tag in quite some time. But today is a rainy, cold day so I decided it’s time to get my Book Tag on! Disney movies always have a way of making me feel all cuddly and warm inside.

So today I’ll be looking at some book characters who relate to some of the most loved Disney movies ever. So let’s GO!

The Little Mermaid – A character who is out of their element, “a fish out of the water.”


Me Before You

Louisa Clark from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

I immediately thought about Lou Clark when I saw this first character description. Lou worked as a waitress at a coffee shop for a long time. After being “let go” she took a job as a carer for the quadriplegic, Will Traynor.

I don’t think you can feel more like a fish out of water in a situation like that.



Cinderella – A character who goes through a major transformation.


The Selection

America Singer from The Selection by Kiera Cass

Although I didn’t enjoy the series very much, America Singer goes through a pretty big transformation. I mean physically. Mentally/Emotionally she’s still just a whiny little girl. -blegh-

America when from being a poor, underappreciated singer to a candidate to be the next princess of wherever this book takes place.

America Singer and Cinderella are perfectly matched! They even have the same color dress!



Snow White – A book with an eclectic cast of characters.



The cast from Winter by Marissa Meyer

This is absolutely one of my favorite book series ever. This is huge thanks to the awesome characters in this book. We have Cinder, Scarlet, Ze’ve, Cress, Carswell and all the others.

They have the best friendship and relationship ever, while they are all so very different from each other.



Sleeping Beauty – A book that put you to sleep.


This photo provided by Riverhead Books shows the cover of the book, "The Girl on the Train," by author Paula Hawkins. (AP Photo/Riverhead Books)

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

This book was so over-hyped this year. There is also a film that’ll be released sometime soon, I think. I just cannot understand the hype.

I tried a few to times to read The Girl on the Train, but I just could not get into it. It was boring, the characters were awful and the end was SO predictable. Thriller or Mystery books aren’t books I usually read. The Girl on the Train just put me off reaching for that genre again for a while!



The Lion King – A character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood.


If I Stay

Mia Hall from If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Mia probably has the most traumatic thing happen to her in her childhood than a lot of other YA books.

This isn’t a spoiler as this happens in the very start of the book.. Mia loses her whole family in a huge car crash on a snowy day. Her mother and father were killed on impact. This is pretty damned traumatic as far a traumatic events go, in my opinion.

This book was great and so heartbreaking. Just like The Lion King!



Beauty and the Beast – A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful. 


A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin

I wouldn’t particularly call this a “beautiful” story, but it was really just great! I’ve never really read a lot of high fantasy books, and was quite intimidated by the size of this book. However, I did manage to read A Game of Thrones and I enjoyed it completely!

A Game of Thrones is 835 pages long, and one of the biggest book I’ve ever read.



Aladdin – A character who gets their wish granted, for better or for worse.


The Fault in our Stars

Hazel Grace Lancaster from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Before falling in love with Augustus Waters, Hazel Grace had a love affair with the book An Imperial Affliction by Peter Van Houten.

Hazel Grace dreamed of meeting Peter so that she could ask him questions about the book. After Hazel Grace gets her wish granted she realizes that meeting Peter Van Houten is nothing like she imagined.



Mulan – A character who pretends to be something or someone they are not.


Count Olaf from The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

This actually applies the the WHOLE series. Count Olaf is know to transform himself into anyone he wants to be in order to get his hands on the Baudelaire fortune.

Count Olaf is constantly scheming and pretending to be someone he isn’t. From Al Funcoot (an anagram for Count Olaf), Stephano, Shirley T. Sinoit-Pécer, etc. Count Olaf takes on the identity of literally ANYBODY!

He’s like a villainous chameleon.



Toy Story – A book with character you wish would come to life.



Everyone from the Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling

I really wanted to say the whole cast from The Lunar Chronicles, but seeing as though I’ve already used Winter above, I’ll go with Harry Potter.

I loved this series so much and everybody in the books are so amazing. Even the baddies.

Also If the character in Harry Potter comes to life it means the wizarding world exists and that would be the greatest thing ever!



Disney Descendants – Your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character. 



Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling

I love Draco so much! <3

He obviously made some very bad choices, but I can almost understand it when you look at his family. Especially his father.






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The Harry Potter Tag

The release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is only days away, so I though it would be a good idea to dust off this Book Tag created WAY back in 2014.

I had such a great time answering these questions as it made me think back to all the great, and not so great, moments I experienced while reading Harry Potter. So let’s go!


What is your favourite book?

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This might not be the best book in the series or the one with the most significant plot, but it is the book that introduced us all to Harry and the wizarding world. For that reason, the first book is my favourite!


What is your favourite film?



Not many people like this book or film, but as a movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was the best movie in my opinion. It had action, adventure and awkward first dance scenes. I do acknowledge that A LOT of details were left out of the movie, but what’s new? As a movie Goblet of Fire was the most entertaining to watch.

What is your least favourite book?

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Without a doubt Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This book felt unnecessary and was just kind of boring.


What is your least favourite film?

Again, I have to say Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for the same reasons as above!


Parts of the books/films that made you cry

Lupin & Tonks
Lupin & Tonks

There are so many cry-worthy moments. Many caused by death. Some caused by my attachment to characters. And ALL caused by J.K Rowling! We are all familiar with the most famous deaths: Sirius, Dumbledore, Dobby, Fred even Severus Snape. But two deaths that really got to me were the deaths of Remus Lupin & Nymphadora Tonks. They were such a great couple. They struggled with insecurities and had true love. Lupin has been there for Harry since he started working at Hogwarts and beyond. What makes their death worse if that not only does Teddy lose a mother or father, he loses both. Orphaned before he could remember his parents. Almost like a Harry Potter 2.0. Also it saddens me that their death was announced in one sentence. Just one.

“As Ginny and Hermione moved closer to the rest of the family, Harry had a clear view of the bodies lying next to Fred: Remus and Tonks, pale and still and peaceful-looking, apparently asleep beneath the dark, enchanted ceiling.”

Also this beauty found on Tumblr.

“But seriously do you ever think that all those who died in the battle of Hogwarts probably went on the chocolate frogs’ cards . And Teddy opening one before going on the train to Hogwarts and seeing his parents smiling at him, so they were actually there to see him off on his first year.”

Frank and Alice Longbottom
Frank and Alice Longbottom

Also just to add to this very long answer, what happens (or doesn’t happen) to Neville’s parents. J.K Rowling did a “Where are they Now” about most of the characters and my hearth broke when it was mentioned that Alice and Frank Longbottom were still in St. Mungo’s. It seems so unfair that everybody had relatively happy endings, but Neville still has to visit his parents who cannot remember him.


If you could hook up with any character, who would it be?

“Hook up”? If that means date and probably break up a while late then Viktor Krum no doubt! Who doesn’t like a sexy, strong Quidditch hero hunk? But if I had to choose someone who would be by my side on Platform 9 ¾ waving goodbye to my magical baby, I’d have to choose Bill Weasley. Yup! I like him!


Who is your favourite character?



This is like asking a mother to choose her favourite child. It’s cruel and unfair! BUT one of my favourite characters is without a doubt Minerva McGonagall. From the very first chapter she’s had Harry’s best interests at heart. She didn’t want to leave Harry with muggles (looking back now, her apprehension about leaving Harry with the Dursleys was spot on) She encouraged Harry to take Potions so that he can become an auror. She also supported Harry fully before, during and after the battle of Hogwarts. Not many people think of her in this way but I think she was an amazing mother-figure for Harry Potter.


Who is your least favourite character?

Peter Pettigrew


Peter Fucking Pettigrew. That guy pissed me off so much. He’s a real RAT. Bloody SoaB!


What is your least favourite line?



Whenever anybody says “You-Know-Who” or “He who must not be named” instead of Lord Voldy. As Dumbledore said: “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself


What would your patronus be?



I’d hope that it would be a cat. A cute little sphinx cat!


If you could have the resurrection stone, invisibility cloak or elder wand, which would it be?



It’s quite the morbid choice but I’d choose the resurrection stone. That’s all I’ll say about that!


Which house would you be in?



I always fancied myself a Hufflepuff. But after taking a trip over to Pottermore I found out that I’m actually a Slytherin. At first I was sort of insulted. But after reading more about my house I kind of got it. Slytherin is is a house that values ambition, cunning and resourcefulness. Besides, not all Slytherin are bad. Merlin was a Slytherin! And so was Severus Snape.


If you could meet a member of the cast, who would it be?


I’d like to meet both Emmas’. Emma Watson and Emma Thompson. I love and respect them both so much!


If you were on the Quidditch team, Which position would you play?



I’d probably be a Beater. It sounds like so much fun trying to keep the Bludgers from seriously maiming or or killing your team mates! Whoo hoo!


Were you happy with the ending?



SO happy considering the numerous deaths!


How much does Harry potter mean to you?

It means so so much to me. I read the books at a time when I didn’t know how to deal with the loss of someone very close to me and it taught me so many wonderful lessons that’ll stay with me “Always”



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The Book Courtship Tag

It’s time for another Book Tag! 🙂 As I am very new to this whole book blogging scene, I want way back in search of awesome book tags to do! So some of the tags I’m doing might be ages old but whatevs. I felt like doing it anyway! 🙂

So I’m doing the Book Courtship tag, and I have no idea who created this tag so I’m sorry for not mentioning them. But without further ado, here is my Book Courtship answers:

Phase 1: Initial Attraction (A book you bought because of the cover)

A Thousand Pieces of You {Claudia Gray}

A Thousand Pieces of You


I was casually browsing the books on an online bookshop with my boyfriend pointed out the beautiful cover of this Young Adult/Science Fiction Novel. I instantly loved the cover and decided that I needed this series! 🙂 Luckily I did end up Loving the series (so far).

Phase 2: First Impressions (A book you got because of the summary)

Every Heart a Doorway {Seanan McGuire

Every Heart a Doorway

“Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.

No matter the cost.

Phase 3: Sweet Talk (A book with great writing)

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender {Lesley Walton}

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.” This book was written so beautifully. It was written in such a way that is was, at some parts, hard to tell if something was meant literally or metaphorically. I absolutely loved that!

Phase 4: First Date (The first book of a series that made you want to pick up the rest of the series)

Anna and the French Kiss {Stephanie Perkins}

Anna and the French Kiss

I have to admit that I was a bit apprehensive to read Anna and the French Kiss. The name alone kept me from reading this book for such a long time. But now that I’ve read it I feel like such a goof for not reading it earlier. It’s such a cuddly and romantic stories. And that’s right up my alley! After reading Anna and the French Kiss I immediately picked up Lola and the boy next door. I’m so glad I gave this book a chance!

Phase 5: Late Night Phone Calls (A book that kept you up all night)

Twilight Saga {Stephanie Meyers


This happened a couple of years back now. It was just as the Twilight craze was starting to die down a bit and I felt like I had missed out on something AMAZING! After binge reading this series for 2 days straight I can say with great confidence that I didn’t miss out on anything. Except for hours and hours of sleep!

Phase 6: Always on My Mind (A book you could not stop thinking about)

All the Light We Cannot See {Anthony Doeer}

All the Light We Cannot See


This was the first Historical Fiction book that I read and it amazed me so much! I was obsessed with how great this book was and I kept thinking and talking about this book weeks after finishing it. It was so amazing and I wanted everybody to know! 🙂

Phase 7: Getting Physical (A Book which you love the way it feels)

This is a tough one… I kind of like the way all books feel. I can’t pick a favorite at this moment. Sorry! 🙂

Phase 8: Meet the Parents (A book you would recommend to your friends and family)

Me Before You {Jojo Moyes}

Me Before You

I am the youngest girl in my family and also (as far as I know) the only one who really reads YA books. So when I read Me Before You, I felt like I finally read something that I could recommend to my mother and two sisters! I’m pretty sure none of them have read the book (or seen the film) but that’s their loss. 🙂

Phase 9: Thinking About the Future (A book you know you will reread many times in the future)

Winter {Marissa Meyer}


This whole series was so amazing to me. I loved the characters and the adventure and the end of Winter was absolute perfection to me! 🙂 I’ve read all the books (except Winter) 3 times and I know that I will read this series many many MANY more times in the future, no matter how old I get. This series is so precious to me!


And that’s my book courtship Tag! If you’ve done this tag please send me the link so I can go check it out! 🙂 I love book tag!!

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My Life in Books – Tag

Hello there 🙂

It’s Friday night and I’m in the mood to do another Book Tag! So I’ll be doing the My Life in Books tag. I wasn’t nominated or anything, but whatev’s. So Enjoy!!


Find a book for each of your Initials:

Well my initials are I.V.D.B so my books are –If I Stay– –Vain– –The DUFF– -The Beauty of Darkness-

If I StayVainThe DUFFThe Beauty of Darkness


Count Your Age Along Your Bookshelf:

I am 23 years old 🙂 And on my Goodreads bookshelf book number 23 is The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender


Pick a Book in Your City/State/Country:

I live in South Africa and I haven’t read many books that plays out in my City, Province or Country. I did read Vain from the Seven Deadly Sins which largely takes place in Africa,  Uganda specifically. The characters do end up taking a trip to Cape Town and that’s at least in my country 🙂




Pick a Book that Represents a Destination You Would Love to Travel:

This one was really easy! I totally want to travel to any magical place in the Harry Potter universe. I don’t care if it’s Hogwarts, Hogsmeade or even the Burrow, I want to go there 🙂 NOW please!


5 Pick a Book that is Your Favourite Colour

I love colours! Every colour of the rainbow is beautiful (maybe not yellow :/ ) At the moment I’m really loving the colour red though. Bringing some warmth to the winter months  ahead 🙂 so here are some beautiful books with red book covers.

Me Before YouIlluminaeThe Girl in 6EThis Shattered World



Which Book Do You Have the Fondest Memories Of?

Well there are two book series that mean so much to me. The Lunar Chronicles got me into reading in the first place. It’s the first series I read because I wanted to, and I fell in love. I felt that if a book can make me feel so good and stay with me for so long after reading it, I need to go out and discover more books, more stories. And I did just that and haven’t looked back yet! The book series that had the biggest impact on my life is hands down Harry Potter. I learned so many things reading the series 🙂

Harry Potter Lunar Chrinicles



Which Book Did You Have the Most Difficulty Reading?

Fiela se Kind. I’ve tried so many times to read this book. It was prescribed reading in school for 2 years and I still have not managed to finish this book. It is an Afrikaans book and really REALLY well known in South Africa but damn I just couldn’t read it. And I will not try again. #sorrynotsorry

Fiela se Kind



Which Book in Your TBR Pile Will Give You the Biggest Sense of Accomplishment When You Finish Reading It?

This is a tough one… I really feel a sense of accomplishment after every book I read. I get to see a new world every time I open a new book and that is so amazing. 🙂

And that’s it 🙂 Whoo hoo!





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