Winter Wonderland Book Tag

Hi everyone and welcome to day 10 of A Very Posty December! Today we’ve finished off the last of the GOT7 posts and I figured it was a good time to bring back some festive spirit with a wintry book tag! Enjoy.


#1: What book is so happy and sweet it warms your heart?

Okay… but is there really another answer?


#2: What’s your favourite book with a white cover?

This book (obviously) has a predominantly white cover. It was also one of the most heart-shattering and heart-warming books I have ever read and thrives in the paradox. 

Reading this book is not simply absorbing a new world, but embarking on an emotional journey in which you can be tossed around my hurricanes, spat out hundreds of miles away by tornadoes and drowned by tsunamis the size of large skyscrapers. 

If you were to only read five contemporary books in your entire life, this should definitely be one of them. 


#3: You’re sitting in a nice, comfortable chair with a cup of tea. What monster book are you reading?

I don’t even know anything about Sarah J. Maas’ next book, but I know that I really want to read it… and given the length of her recent books it may well be a monster book!

To be fair, I might still be a bit in denial that the Throne of Glass series has ended… I’ve been reading that for a good 4 or 5 years and it’s all over….. 😦

I wonder what she has in store for us next…


#4: It’s snowing outside and you decide to have a snowball fight. What fictional character do you want to have this snowball fight with?

Hagrid is the personification of the gentle giant… in book character form. Having a snowball fight with him would be a blast and he would definitely know where all the best spots were!


#5: Sadly, your campfire is dying. What last few chapters of a book would you throw in the fire to revive it and keep yourself warm?

There are not words to describe how much I hate this book. Forget the last few chapters, the entire thing can be sacrificed for my warmth (or at least given away so I never have to look at it again, because I don’t support book burning).


#6: What book do you love so much that you would buy another copy of it to give someone as a gift to inspire them to start reading?

To be fair, this might not be the best book for someone who is starting to get into reading, as it is written in a very lyrical way, which can slow down the pace of the story a bit. That being said, it’s an absolute masterpiece and I love it, so I decided to include it anyways!


#7: Who do you tag?

Okay, so I’m going to tag Kat, Bianca, Vicky, Fadwa and The Orang-utan Librarian, but if you want to do this tag, feel free to do so and link back to me so that I can read your post! Equally if I’ve tagged you, don’t feel that you have to do the tag!


And that’s it! Did you enjoy? Let me know by leaving a comment… I love hearing from you guys. Happy reading, Keira x. 

Why do we want to go to Hogwarts?

It’s just a school, right? A fictional school, but still a school. So why did so many of us want to get that magic letter and be whisked away from the parents who baked us cakes, gave us clothes and tucked us in to bed to attend Hogwarts? (Not that all parents do those things, but mine certainly did.)

Originally this post was supposed to talk about some books set in schools that I love, but I actually don’t usually love books set in schools, and I certainly don’t love them because they are set in schools, so that post wouldn’t have been very fun to write or read. Hence, I decided to talk about this instead, which is why I am currently typing this whilst waiting for my new textbooks to arrive in the post so I can do my homework and whilst wearing gloves so that my bones don’t freeze and break because my room is freezing and the heating hasn’t kicked in yet.

Anyway, so today is really more of me asking a question than providing an answer. Why did you want that Hogwarts letter?

For me, I think it was a combination of reasons. My mum always joked that I was basically a Hermione, so that was probably a pretty major factor. And who wouldn’t want cool magic?! But really, if I think about it critically and a little bit cynically, I read and loved Harry Potter during a time where I wasn’t having the best time at school, and perhaps more importantly, wasn’t completely happy with who I was. I didn’t every really have a desire to be “like everyone else” and that wouldn’t explain why I wanted to go to Hogwarts into my early teen years, but I did always want to be unique, special, different, as if that would somehow make a more worthy and likeable person. There’s not much more special than going to Hogwarts now is there?!


So why did you want to go to Hogwarts?

Let me know if you want more sort of discussion-type posts like this or maybe more posts about my personal journey through mental health problems and how I’ve become much more understanding and knowledgeable about the type of person I am. I think I might like to do some posts like that, but only if someone was going to be interested in reading them!

Thank you for reading, Keira x.