Jacques and Blue have stolen my heart and refuse to give it back

BE WARNED!! There may be slight spoilers for the book and movie down below. What I may not think is a spoiler may be one for someone else, so here is my warning just in case!

As you may or may not know, I read Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda last month. It was just what I needed at the point and time to lift my spirits and make me smile uncontrollably while reading. I told myself afterwards that I was definitely going to watch the movie, Love, Simon, some time in the near future.

Well that time arrived last night. Of course I found myself pointing out differences between book and movie. The biggest difference for me though: how many times I cried. Omg I swear I shed tears like 5 times. I just wanted to grab Simon and hold him and shelter him while simultaneously fighting Martin. He was way worse, in my opinion, in the movie than the book. I swear this movie was out to grab every last tear I owned!! Especially the scene(s) with his family 😢 THIS MOVIE WAS SO DAMN GOOD!!

I actually liked Leah so much better in the movie than in the book. I don’t know why, but she was just more believable that way to me. Nick is my third favorite character (behind Simon and Bram of course). He is just so lovable!! Abby and the theater teacher are literally my thoughts in human form lol they say and do things I only imagine myself saying in my head. Ethan surprised me and I’m here for it! Of course I couldn’t forget Bram 💚 I loved him in the book, but the movie just made me fall even more in love with him. My little Oreo loving President.

I really loved the email parts, and how Simon imagined each person he thought was Blue. Even though I knew who Blue was, I found myself so invested in the journey that the reveal still had me like 😁😍😁😍😁😍

The book and movie are both 5 stars, and I will definitely be reading and watching them again 💚

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August book mail (so far)

Hello everyone!! I apparently can’t stop buying books so I decided to let you all know what I have received so far in the month of August 💚

The Cart itself…not the books on it lol

This just arrived and is the reason behind this post lol Let’s see what’s inside

Now I want to read these 😫😫 I really should go on a book buying ban, but I doubt i would stick to it lol

Have you read any of these? Are any on your TBR? Did you like/dislike any of them? Let me know!! Have a great day 💚

Currently reading (also known as Help Me Decide What to Finish) 😊

Hey everyone! I just wanted to post this and see if I hold myself accountable lol apparently I have no problem starting a book. Finishing it, however, is the hard part. My mood reading has definitely kicked in hard. I will start a book, get to a good stopping point, and then don’t feel like picking it back up later on. So hopefully you all can help me decide which one to pick back up. So without further ado, here are all the books I’m currently reading.

If all goes well, I’m hoping to finish at least two of these this week. Your help is greatly appreciated!! ❤️

Recent finishes and Newts update

Hey everyone! I have finished 3 books so far this month. I planned on doing full reviews, but thought it would be easier on myself to just do mini ones. So here we go!

Read this for A in Astronomy 🔭 (Moon in title or on cover) This was an ARC I received from Netgalley, and it was so good. Definitely getting a finished copy.

Read this for A in Herbology (Listen to an audiobook). This book played with my emotions big time. I am definitely continuing on with the series.

Read this for A in Arithmancy (Ends on an even page number) Why have I waited so long to read this?? I literally finished it in two days. This also played with my emotions and I loved it!

I have given each book 4 stars. Still looking for that 5 star book. I am currently reading Beautiful Creatures and Of Fire and Stars, so one of these might be a 5 star read.

Harry Potter Spells Book Tag

I have to start this by saying: HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY! I couldn’t let this day go by without doing a Harry Potter tag. This was created by Kimberlyfaye Reads and BookNerd Betsy (can’t find a link to this blog). Let’s get to it!!

Accio- Summoning charm: An upcoming release you wish you could get your hands on right now

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell I cannot wait for this!! This is the sequel to Carry On. It releases in September but my copy (this edition) doesn’t release until October. I wanted a match to my edition of Carry On. Plus I have matching bookmarks for each.

Alohomora- Unlocking charm: Favorite series starter

I loved this, and I just ordered Gemina and Obsidio through Amazon Prime so they should arrive tomorrow!

Cheering Charm- a book that gave you all the warm fuzzies

I couldn’t help but smile throughout this book and will definitely reread it over and over.

Aguamenti- Water Making Spell: a book that made you ugly cry

This was very close to making me ugly cry. I feel like the sequel will make hurt even worse and I’m only slightly prepared.

Expecto Patronum- Patronus Charm: Bookish hero or heroine you want around to protect you in real life

Agatha from The School for Good and Evil series by Soman Chainani (girl on bottom). This one is the latest in the series, and I NEED to find out what Agatha and Tedros will do after the conclusion of book 4.

Lumos- A book you intentionally spoiled for yourself

Does Harry Potter count? I mean I have seen the movies first, but that was years ago and the only one I remember is Prisoner of Azkaban because it’s the only one I’ve seen multiple times.

Imperio- A book you wish you could make everyone read because you loved it so much

The only book (besides the Twilight series) that I own more than one copy of. I absolutely love this book and I have no idea why. It’s not the best thing ever, but it’s my happy book 😊

Engorgio- Engorgement Charm: a book or series that you wish never ended

The Splintered series by A. G. Howard. I have a great idea for a spin-off series that I would love to see, but I can’t say more about it because it spoils something lol just know it’s killing me that I probably won’t ever get it 😫😫

Wingardium Leviosa- a book with an uplifting ending or message

I’m having a hard time thinking of one 🤔 Can someone recommend me one??

Obliviate- Memory Charm: A book you wish you could forget you ever read

The House is Night series. I only read books 1&2 and DNF book 3. It just got to be too much.

Anapneo- an author whose books always get you out of a slump

Soman Chainani. Being with Agatha, Tedros, Sophie, and the gang from The School for Good and Evil just makes me feel good and the books just suck me in. Makes me want to keep reading afterwards.

Jelly-Legs Jinx- A swoon-worthy hero or heroine

Morpheus, Morpheus, Morpheus. Jeb as well ❤️

Aresto Momentum- A book that caused you to stop doing all other things until you finished it.

I had to know how the actual series ended. Of course I read Untamed (the companion novella collection) shortly after.

Crucio- Cruciatus Curse: a book that was painful to read (for whatever reason) or that broke you.

This was painful to read because of how graphic the descriptions of the battles and destruction were. It held nothing back meaning we even get descriptions of what was done to babies. That is what killed me.

Rictusempra- Tickling Charm: a book that had you laughing out loud

This is told in all emails from employees at an advertising company. It is definitely an adult book, but it had me laughing hard and yelling at certain characters. It is a series, but I don’t have plans on continuing.

Expelliarmus: Disarming Charm: a book that made you want to send it (or your E-reader) flying

Chosen by P. C. And Kristin Cast. I was just getting so fed up with the MC and her drama she was causing herself romance wise that it pulled me away from the real reason I was interested in the series to begin with which is her vampire mark. I DNF it and I unhauled all three books I had from in this series (House of Night)

Portus- Bookish world you wish you could visit

Hogwarts of course 😊

Avada Kadavra- The Killing Curse: a character death that destroyed you

All of the deaths in Harry Potter. ALL OF THEM!! Probably why I have been putting off reading Goblet of Fire.

Stupefy- Stunning Spell: a book with a shocking twist or ending

THIS IS WHY I HAVE TRUST ISSUES!!! I should have seen it coming but of course I didn’t.

Finite Incantatem- Best series conclusion

Y’all are probably sick of me talking about this series and book, but I have to go with Untamed. Plus I haven’t really finished many series so yea lol

This was fun to do! Once again, happy 39th birthday Harry, and also happy birthday J. K. Rowling 🎂🎈

N. E. W. T.s Magical Readathon TBR

It’s N. E. W. T.s time people!! If you don’t know what this is, it is a continuation from the O. W. L.s that happened in April. Both are based on the wizarding tests taken at Hogwarts (O. W. L.s in 5th year, N. E. W. T.s in 7th year). These are taken to determine your wizarding career. The amazing creator of the magical readathon is G at Book Roast. Here is where you can find the information for this round which starts in August.

During the O. W. L.s, I chose the career of Potioneer (because to know me is to know I love Snape). So that meant I had to complete the prompts (or exams) for Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Herbology, and Potions. However, I decided to go for all 12 classes and completed all but Astronomy. Therefore, for N. E. W. T.s, I can read for all subjects except Astronomy since I didn’t pass it. If this is confusing, G explains it way better lol I’ll just get right into the books I’m planning on reading (all 33 since I’m aiming to complete all that I can)

Priority TBR for Potioneer

First exam I need is Potions and I need an Outstanding, meaning I need to read three books. The prompts are:

A- Polyjuice Potion: Read your friend’s favorite book

E- House Ingredient: Read a book in your house color (I’m a proud Slytherin 💚🐍)

O- Book that starts with a Prologue

Next is an E in Herbology so I have to read two books

A- Mandrake! Quick, put your headphones on! Listen to an audiobook (If not- green cover)

E- Read a book between 350-390 pages

O- Read a book with a flower on the cover (extra credit)

Next I need an A in CoMC

A- Follow the spiders! Why couldn’t it be follow the butterflies? Book title that starts with an A for Aragog

E- Book under 300 pages (EC)

O- Grab onto Fawkes tail! Read a book with a bird on the cover (EC)

And lastly, I need to get an A in Arithmancy

A- Book that ends on an even page number

E- Read a stand-alone (EC)

O- Book that is longer than 350 pages (EC)

All extra books I will try to accomplish

Ancient Runes:

A- Ehwaz (partnership): read recommended by a friend

E- Book written in past tense

O- Book that has been on your TBR for ages

Charms:

A- Read a book you think has a gorgeous cover

E- Read a comic/graphic novel/manga (or a book under 150 pages)

O- Spongify (softening charm): Read a paperback book

Defense Against the Dark Arts:

A- Book that’s black under the dust jacket

E- Gilderoy’s memory charm: (grab a pen) first book that you remembered just now from your TBR

O- Cornish Pixie! Swat it away with a book written by an English author or set in England

Divination:

A- Read a white book

E- Read a short story or a collection of short stories

This will be an in the moment pick because I have no idea

O- Read the last book you bought/ borrowed from the library

History of Magic:

A- Read a fantasy

E- Read a book that includes a map

O- Tom Riddle’s diary: fond memory- reread a favorite or read a classic

plan on reading both stories

Muggle studies:

A- Cover that includes an actual photo element (person, item, place, etc)

E- Book set in our real world

O- Book written by a person of color

Transfiguration:

A- Read a book with LGBTQIA+ representation

E- Read a book that is not a first in a series

O- McGonagall does not mess around! Read a book over 500 pages

I truly believe this is the most ambitious TBR ever for me lol that is definitely the Slytherin in me 🐍 I hope to at least complete my whole priority TBR done and whatever doesn’t not get read will probably make it on to September lol