Monday, March 20, 2017

[Book Tag] The Hufflepuff Appreciation Book Tag

The Hufflepuff Appreciation Book Tag

In honor of Hufflepuff house pride day (March 20th), I thought I'd put together a book tag. While this post is mainly dedicated to my fellow 'Puffs, other Potterheads are more than welcome to take part!

Enjoy!

The Hufflepuff Appreciation Book Tag

(Created my myself, Erica Robyn Reads)


The only rule here: you must pick things that are outside of the Harry Potter world.

Good luck!


1. Hard work- Name a difficult read that you were proud to have finished.

The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

Content wise, this was one of the most difficult books I have ever read. It is also pretty long, (740 pages). Because I had to put the book down and distract myself with something else many times, it took me a very long time to read. However, I think this is such a powerful read, and I am so glad that I finished it.


2. Patience- Name a book with a slow start that you almost gave up on, but ended up loving.

The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris

I had trouble getting into the beginning of this story because it gives you a bit of history. But once Loki got his bodily form, I was hooked! Joanne M. Harris did such a fantastic job capturing the character of Loki! I highly recommend this book to any marvel fan!


3. Loyalty- Name one of your favorite loyal sidekicks.

Samwise Gamgee from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 

Sam will always be one of my favorite sidekicks. His loyalty was incredible!


4. Fair play- Name a book or series that frustrated you because things just didn't seem fair.

The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

I wanted to see the Baudelaire Orphans get their happy ending so very badly. But of course, these siblings were really put through the ringer. Just when you thought things were looking up for them, something ridiculous would happen that just wasn't fair at all.


5. Newt Scamander (Magizoologist)- Name a book or series with creatures that you would like to see come to life.

The Black Ledge Series by Paige W. Pendleton

There are so many fun creatures in this series that I would really enjoy seeing in real life!


6. Cedric Diggory (Prefect, Captain & Seeker for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team, Triwizard Champion)- Name a character that is a great leader.

Owen Chase of In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick

I cannot even begin to imagine how difficult being a leader was during the course of this tale. Not only were the crew up against some very harsh realities, they were also attacked and followed by the largest whale they had ever seen. But Owen Chase never faltered; he stayed strong for his men.


7. Pomona Sprout (Professor of Herbology & Head of Hufflepuff House)- Name a book with a character in the teaching profession. 

Miss Lupescu of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

While Miss Lupescu is seen as a bit of a terrifying character at first,  but she teaches Bod a number of very important lessons that come in handy when he runs into a bit of trouble. I really loved watching the relationship between her and Bod develop.


8. Nymphadora Tonks (Auror & member of the Order of the Phoenix)- Name a strong female character.

Nimona of Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona is described as a "young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy." Not only is she funny and a bit of a wildcard, she also doesn't take anyone's crap. Whether that be in a battle or a side comment that is made. She is most definitely one of my favorite fictional female characters.


9. Fat Friar (House Ghost)- Name a book that you would like to get more attention.

Even Halos Can Be Crooked by L.M. Schukraft 

I was very lucky to have been given this free ebook in exchange for an honest review. After reading, I noted that there were some things in the book that needed to be tuned up. But I would love to see this get more attention! I would also really love to see this end up on the big screen someday!


10. Helga Hufflepuff (Founder of the Hufflepuff house)- Name your favorite bookish organization (real or fictional).

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 

This is a fictional society from the book by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I chose this society for this prompt because I thought that it has an incredible story. The society was created on a whim to get the members out of hot water during the war. But soon, the society transformed into much more.


11. Hengist of Woodcroft (Founder of Hogsmeade)- Name a world/town/setting/etc. of a book that you would love to visit.

Jurassic Park of Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton 

I know, I know, things end badly! But if I could pop into Jurassic Park just for a moment to see real live dinosaurs, I think that would be incredible!


12. House Colors (Yellow and Black)- Name a book with a cover that is mainly yellow and black.

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa

The background of this book is yellow and the text is black. This book is a tough, but incredibly important read for all. It is about the heated conflict of Seattle's 1999 WTO protests.


The blank prompt list: 

1. Hard work- Name a difficult read that you were proud to have finished.

2. Patience- Name a book with a slow start that you almost gave up on, but ended up loving.

3. Loyalty- Name one of your favorite loyal sidekicks.

4. Fair play- Name a book or series that frustrated you because things just didn't seem fair.

5. Newt Scamander (Magizoologist)- Name a book with creatures that you would like to see come to life.

6. Cedric Diggory (Prefect, Captain & Seeker for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team, Triwizard Champion)- Name a character that is a great leader.

7. Pomona Sprout (Professor of Herbology & Head of Hufflepuff House)- Name a book with a character in the teaching profession.

8. Nymphadora Tonks (Auror & member of the Order of the Phoenix)- Name a strong female character.

9. Fat Friar (House Ghost)- Name a book that you would like to get more attention.

10. Helga Hufflepuff (Founder of the Hufflepuff house)- Name your favorite bookish organization (real or fictional).

11. Hengist of Woodcroft (Founder of Hogsmeade)- Name a world/town/setting/etc. of a book that you would love to visit.

12. House Colors (Yellow and Black)- Name a book with a cover that is mainly yellow and black.


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8 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading this post. Too bad I live in Slytherin House.

    Can't wait to share this post!!

    Awesome work, Erica!!!

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  2. Sorry, but I didn't really understand how it works to complete the tag

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    1. Hey there! All you do is copy and paste the information under "The blank prompt list:" and then pick your own books/characters/settings as the prompt asks :)

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  3. I love this tag! As a proud Hufflepuff I was so excited to do it! Thanks so much for creating it!!

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  4. I love this tag! It's so clever! If I don't get Gryffindor as an answer with Hogwarts House quizzes, Hufflepuff is always the other answer!

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