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Top 5 Wednesday: Books For Your Hogwarts House

I used to be a Hufflepuff but last year I took the new Pottermore test and I got Ravenclaw. There was a lot of commotion surrounding that new test but to me, it was perfect. Hufflepuff is the person I used to be. I made decisions based on how it made me feel, I was extreeeeemely loyal. Now, I’m still those things but I’ve learned a lot, I have become wiser over the years. Not everyone deserves my loyalty. I’m smarter than I used to be. So I’ve decided that I’m a Huffleclaw, a Ravenpuff.

So I’m giving you books for both of them 😉

hufflepuff books

The Princess Bride – William Goldman (buy)

book the princess bride

A story about adventure, loyalty, love and friendship.. It doesn’t get more Hufflepuff than this..

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green (buy)

book the fault in our stars

Same. Friendship.. You get it..

Uprooted – Naomi Novik (buy)

book uprooted

Let’s say I’d have to recommend this book in the HP world. I’d recommend it because it’s a different magic system from theirs. Earth magic, nature magic.. and I think they’d really like it.

ravenclaw books

The Martian – Andy Weir (buy)

The Martian - Andy Weir

Figuring out the science in this book can be seen as a challenge, you don’t HAVE to understand ALL of it but it’s fun to try. Also, sarcasm… lots and lots of sarcasm.

Any book by Dan Brown (buy)

inferno dan brown book

I know that there are a lot of different opinions on these books but when I read Inferno, I really enjoyed myself. I put it on the list because of the details, the information and the history in these stories. I always feel like I learned something and had a good time.

Books

Epigraphs

Epighraphs… They are the quotes or bits of poetry right before the story begins.
If they are well chosen, they can immediately put you in the right mindset, if not, well..

Booksandquills did a video on epigraphs on her YouTube channel and this made me look through my books to see if I could find some.
Needless to say, I found a lot but I picked three favorites plus the one from the book I’m reading right now..

1)

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This was the last book I read. Sometimes you only understand the epigraph after you read the book.
Edward Beresford Todd is Teddy’s full name. Teddy is Ursula’s brother. Ursula is the main character in this book. And Teddy actually says this at one point in the book. I love the fact that Kate Atkinson chose to quote him. He’s quite the poet so it fits perfectly.

2)

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Another epigraph that you won’t fully understand before you read the book. Sanne explains this in her video, so I won’t just copy what she said.. You’ll just have to watch the video ;).
The reason that I put it here is because, well how could I not? I love The Fault in our Stars and John Green is just so clever. He is.. I love that man!

3)

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A more somber one because the world is not a wish-granting machine… Everyone who fought in the wars saw horrible things.
The things that happen in the book are things that happened to people in real life. Nothing can surpass that..

4)

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And last but not least, the book I’m currently reading: Before I go to sleep.
The story of a woman who loses her memory every time she falls asleep. And it’s a thriller 😉 so I’m guessing that explains the epigraph?

Tadaaaaa.. Four awesome epigraphs.
I hope you enjoyed them.
If you want to look through your books, let me know which epigraphs you like best.

See you soon!
Love

Ellen