Welcome to the Hogwarts School of Blogcraft and Bookistry! It’s now my turn to start my class! Settle in class, and get your wands ready!
BOOKS: A book you wish you had written (or had excellent writing you were charmed by)
Tuzi: This is a super hard question and I don’t think I could have written any of my favorite books. But a few whose writing I was charmed by include The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh and Angelfall by Susan Ee.
Tiffany: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids! It has a poetic-writing-style, but it didn’t confuse me. I also like how Sarah Ockler write the interactions between the characters (if you didn’t know, the MC is mute)
Shannelle: I wish I had written The Summer of Chasing Mermaids. It’s such a beautiful, heartfelt book that captured me so much, and I love it so much.
Nori: I honestly feel like I could have written Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson, just because I related to it so much. But, I’m glad that Morgan wrote it, because I couldn’t have ever expressed my thoughts as well as she did!
Aentee: I wish I had Catherynne Valente’s command for the English language. Her proses are absolutely magnetic. See The Orphan’s Tale or Deathless for examples!
Aila: I wish I had written Harry Potter, because let’s be real – who DOESN’T want to write a book that has inspired millions of readers and watchers alike?
Joey: Although not my favourite read by Patrick Ness,, there’s something special in the The Rest of Us Just Live Here story in a mundane and apathetic lifestyle that I wish I had written. But I don’t have his wit, so.
BLOGGING: A favorite blog post of yours/ book bling
Tuzi: Soulless by Gail Carriger is one of my favorite reviews.
Tiffany: My favorite blog post is my review of Golden by Jessi Kirby
Shannelle: The Mockingjay pin of course. What else? But if that’s not your fandom, a time turner! Bigger and Better should be one of my favorite posts that I’ve written.
Aentee: I love my neat bookmarks, especially the set of Harry Potter ones I got from Hello Happy Art and the Game of Thrones one from Nook and Burrow! I also purchased some in Tokyo from the Ghibli museum featuring real movie reels from Spirited Away, one of my favourite memorabilia.
Aila: I like book jewelry a lot! I think they’re pretty cute and can be great conversation-starters.
Joey: It’s not really book bling, but the most important accessory for me is my rucksack to carry my book and other stuff in. Some of my favourite blogs to write are my discussion posts found here.
What have you learned from this class? Share your own answers on the comment section below!