Here we are again, another month, another Reading Challenge from the Blogger Book Nook! I love this time of the month as it’s exciting to take part and most of the time, introduce yourself to a new genre or even book. I’m thankful for the Reading Challenge being different each month to find something new each month.
This month’s Reading Challenge is Fantasy!
We receive our monthly Reading Challenge from either Abbey or Tabitha, two of the kindest girls, on the Facebook page. Here we have some great conversations and are able to talk books! This is also the perfect opportunity to get to know new bloggers, ones that have a similar interest, books and reading.
Right, let’s get on with July’s Reading Challenge.
If you missed my Introduction to: Blogger Book Nook you should definitely check that post out here, before reading July’s Reading Challenge! I don’t want to fill this post up with too much of that as it’s all there for you to enjoy. For each Reading Challenge, Abbey and Tabitha come up with five questions for us to answer in relation to the prompt.
1) Fantasy books create amazing worlds in our minds, from Narnia to Terabithia. Which fantasy realm from a novel would you most like to visit and why?
There are so many different fantasy realms, I have grown up with a fair few in my lifetime. It’s hard to choose one though, Narnia is something special and pretty. I love how all the creatures speak and everyone seems really friendly.
2) Do you prefer fantasy books that are entirely set in a fictional realm or ones that have links to the real world?
I don’t have a preference when it comes to a fictional or real world, as long as the book is written well and I get sucked in, I’m not bothered about the setting.
3) Popular fantasy series include Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, A Game of Thrones, and His Dark Materials. If you had to wave your magic wand and obliterate one of these from existence, which would it be and why?
I would obliterate His Dark Materials, I love the trilogy of Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass but the story is horrible with children being abducted by Gobblers who experiment on the children by severing the bond between human and dæmon. Lyra is such a loveable and strong character but the path she goes down is a long one.
4) Imagine that you’re a character in a fantasy novel and that you get to design your own magic power or superweapon – what would you choose and why?
Thinking about your own magic power is always amazing, as a child you always dream about what it would be as well as role-playing. There are a couple of magic powers I have always wanted to have, how about having teleportation? Then you would never have to travel by transport ever again! Also, you could travel wherever whenever.
5) Which sub-genre of fantasy appeals to you most? Mythical? Paranormal? Quest fantasy? Magic? Or something else?
I think I love most sub-genres of Fantasy, there’s something special about them all! The one that appeals the most is most definitely Mythical, I love the whole range of Percy Jackson books also The Mortal Instruments.
Of course, we couldn’t have July’s Reading Challenge without indulging in a Fantasy book! This month I’ve picked up Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling. When I first watched Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, I fell in love! So I’ve always wanted to read the book but never have until now. Let’s chat a little about Harry Potter.
I realised how much more entertaining this book is compared to the movie. Nothing against the movie because I LOVE it, but this book has so many more fun scenes! J. K. Rowling really knows how to write a great book, I loved the plot and conflict, even though it wasn’t as intense as the others were. I was definitely shocked at the end…so epic and mind-blowing.
I’m glad I’ve been able to read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets again, I am a massive fan of the movies. I watched the movies before reading the books, I’ve always seemed to do it this way and then be upset by the movies because the books are so much better! One more thing when it comes to books / movies is the characters, some characters are the same or completely different.
I always forget how different book Ginny is from movie Ginny (way better all around) and how she has such a bigger role in the books than the films.
I hope you have enjoyed this post! What’s your favourite Fanasty book?