Even though it’s not a Danish tradition I wanted to do something special for Halloween. Don’t get me wrong, it does exist, but because we kind of have our own dress-up tradition in Feburary Halloween is secondary and is seen as something American (which is weird since it originates from the UK). I borrowed this tag from Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward as a way of celebrating Halloween – or as it’s known in the blog world: blogoween – as a fun way of participating in this spooky tradition.
A Magical Character or Book
Being a major Harry Potter fan is this question even a thing? I will, of course, always choose the Potter books!
The Perfect Book to Read at Night
Aren’t all books perfect to read at night? Perhaps not horror books as I am really sensitive to that kind of thing.
A Book that Truly Shocked You
I have to say The Hate U Give because I knew that there were big racial problems in the US but I must admit that I had no idea that it was this bad! That truly shocked me.
A Dark, Evil Character
I suppose there are the classic ones like Voldemort from Harry Potter or Sauron from The Lord of the Rings but I tend to be more frightened and/or creeped out by “real” evil villains like some of the characters from Game of Thrones, or the murderer in Career of Evil.
A Character that Should Never Have Died
Being a Harry Potter fan I HAVE to say Fred Weasley! For some reason I still can’t get over his death and even though other characters may be more deserving (like Cedric) I would want to bring back Fred and pretend he never died in the first place.
A Book that Made You “Hungry” for More
I lot of books have made me hungry for more but no book has done a better job at that than the Harry Potter books. I’m sorry, okay, but that’s just how I feel!
A Character that You Would Protect at All Cost
I suppose I have to try to move away from the Potter universe and choose someone else. I think I’d pick Peeta from The Hunger Games. He definitely didn’t deserve what came his way (not that a lot of the characters did but his heart was especially pure). Perhaps I’ll throw Prim in there as well. Peeta and Prim (I sure love my Ps, haha).
A Book that Sucked the Life Out of You
Recently? I have to say The Cruel Prince. I tried, I really did, but it’s just not for me. At all! If not recently then I choose The Cursed Child. Mostly because it was such a huge dissappointment but how could it be otherwise with that kind of false advertisement? The 8th story my arse! It’s kind of a mockery of HP fans as well. Just because we love Harry Potter doesn’t mean we’re stupid and will accept any kind of shit thrown our way – okay perhaps some fans will – but a large proportion of us still strap on our brain when we read and want good quality writing. What made us love Harry Potter is the amazing plot and complex characters that feel like real people! John Tiffany and Jack Thorne can’t even write good dialogue… What a bunch of wank! *sigh* Okay, I think I’m done (for now).
A Book that Still Haunts You
That would still be The Cursed Child. Or perhaps Fifty Shades. Hm, it’s tough to choose between two so epically bad books.
A Book that Really Scared You
In my childhood I read a few of the Goosebumps books by R. L. Stine. Those were the last horror books I ever read. Why? Because they scared the crap out of me! Horror is definitely not my genre.
A Character You Have a Bone to Pick With
Er……. I honestly don’t know. Please tell me who you would choose in the comment section down below.
A Book You Would Preserve Throughout Time
One book? As in only a single book?? I can’t do that! There are too many amazing books!
A Cover too Scary to Look At
There is one that I saw on a school friend’s shelf when I was a kid and that was really scary but because I can’t remember the title or the author I don’t know how to find it. So I have to go with the Danish cover of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which, in my opinion, is pretty creepy.
And that it is! I don’t have much more to say than I hope that you enjoy Halloween and the rest of Autumn, and remember to go outside and enjoy the pretty colours while they last.
Want to do this tag yourself? Go to Keep Reading Forward for a blank template.
Do you celebrate Halloween?
What is your favourite thing about the tradition?
Leave your thoughts and comments down below.