Fade Away


i am a shimmering 
evanescent bubble                                                   
ready to fade away
at any moment

a bubble floating 
among many others,
other people, 
massive stars,
meteors, comets, moons,
everything in the entire universe,
everything that exists

and at any moment, 
the universe could wink out of existence,
into oblivion
and no one would be existing 
to remember any one of us.

all of these bubbles,
everything that exists,
constantly moving,
constantly changing.

the breath of the wind
can chisel away
entire immense mountains

the cries of a brutal storm
can destroy
entire towns

the click of a gun shot
can end
a life

nothing is perpetual,
nothing is unchangeable,
nothing is infinitely eternal

all of us will change
all of us will end
all of us will f a d e  a w a y.........

Yeah, anyways, I just wrote that poem on a sudden whim. But, I wanted to add that this poem is not supposed to come off as depressing(sorry, if it does). In the poem, I was just making the point that a) changing is inevitable and b)at some point, everything will probably end. It's kind of like that saying, "Live every day like it's your last." Because, our time on this planet is limited! It's easier to just accept that and enjoy your life than to be worried and bothered about it. Anyway, I just wanted to clear that up..
So, I hope you got something out of that, 
thanks for reading!


A Jumble of Recent Thoughts

Hi, so this post is a little different from what I'd usually do, but it's basically a combination of different thoughts that I've been having recently. Some of the thoughts are a bit random, but they are what has been on mind lately. So, on with it!!

-What's up with all the gum under the desks at school? I asked these same questions last year, and I still don't have answers. Like seriously, how hard is it to take a little extra time to spit out your gum in a piece of paper or a tissue and then put it in the trash can? #themysteriesoflife

-And, what's the whole deal with people thinking an age difference of a year is a big deal?!? Just because someone is younger than you, that doesn't give you the right to treat them like dirt.

-The Presidential Election is causing me to lose faith in humanity...I'm still dumbfounded over the fact that people are willing to support a Donald Trump, who is such an idiotic candidate. 

-And then we have Hilary Clinton, who claims that she didn't know that the "c" in emails meant classified, to explain why classified emails for work were on her private server......Seriously??

-Whenever I see someone reading a really amazing book, I always want to go up to them and start talking about what they're reading, but I never act on that feeling, mostly because I feel like it would be weird if I approached someone that I didn't really know and started randomly talking to them about books. The the last time this happened was when I saw someone reading Clockwork Angel.

-I don't get how some people can read books in series out of order and still enjoy them. One of my friends started reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer, got bored, then started reading Scarlet, got bored, and then started reading Cress, got bored, and then finally settled on Winter. I asked how she was understanding anything that happened in the book, as she didn't read most of the first three books in the series, and she said that though she didn't really completely understand what was happening, she still was enjoying it. The only time I've not really read books in the right order was when I read Lady Midnight before reading TMI and TIF. Anyway, I don't get how some people can just skip books and read them in the wrong order. 

-I hate it when I have to wait forever for the next book in the series. For a while, I thought that Lord of Shadows, the next book in the Dark Artifices series was coming out in early March, to only recently find out that the release date was extended to the end of May. Now, I'm left to ponder how I'm going to deal with the extra two months of wait.

Yes, how dare the publishers of The Dark Artifices extend the release date!

-On the subject of books, have you ever held a book that you really wanted to read at the library, and then started obsessively checking your email and library account to see if was available yet? Well that's what's happening to me with A Torch Against the Night and Empire of Storms. With A Torch Against the Night, I'm in the 14th position, and with Empire of Storms, I'm in the 48th position. 

-Have you ever noticed how teachers always say that there's no reason for you to be late to any of your classes because there's plenty of time to get from one class to another, but then once the bell rings they don't let you leave their class to go to their next one? Like sometimes, they make you stay in the class even during part of the transition so they can finish something or pass out some papers, and then they blame us for being late to our next class. I've actually never been late to any of my classes because most of them are pretty close by, but the whole teachers keeping students in the classroom even when class is over is a problem. 

-So, I went to Montreal recently, which was cool. Anyway, Montreal is very famous for it's poutine, which is basically French Fries with sauce and cheese curds. It's said to be really good and super addicting once you start eating it. My whole family tried poutine in Montreal. None of us really liked it that much, but I'm glad that I tried it out, and that I got to experience it. 

-I'm pretty much obsessed with the book, And I Darken, by Kiersten White. For whatever reason, I can't stop thinking about it. I even found my self using names of the characters in And I Darken in English in my grammar notes. It's normal for me to constantly think about a book for a few days after I've finished it, but not for an entire month. 

-Shadowhunter Academy is pretty amazing, I just love Simon. Plus, I before I read Shadowhunter Academy I felt pretty meh about Isabelle, but now I really like her. 

-I'm looking forward to Adam Silvera's new book, History is All You Left Me. If it's anything like More Happy than Not, I'm also prepared to be utterly destroyed by it. 

So, I hope you enjoyed that.
Thanks for reading,
Jollygirl :-)


3 Great Middle-Grade Reads

Hey, everyone!
Middle grade books kind of bridge the gap between the children's section and the young adult section in the library. While middle grade books are meant for younger ages, I think that there are a lot of middle grade books out there that anyone at any age could enjoy, just like YA books. Anyway, I wanted to share some middle grade books that I think anyone could enjoy.

1. Wonder by R.J Palacio

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances? - Goodreads summary 

This is probably my all time favorite middle grade book and I've read it countless times.This book has a sort of nostalgic feel when I read it, mostly because it reminds me of my elementary school, particularly fifth grade as I read this book so many times around that time, and because the 2 day field trip that Auggie and his friends went on reminded me of a field trip I went on in fifth grade. Auggie and the other characters are all likable and they all develop so much through the book. I loved seeing friendships and relationships progress and change through the book, not just with Auggie, but with his older sister Via as well. Wonder is actually told from several different perspectives that intertwine together, which is great, as we get to see what the people around Auggie think of him. The book is full of strong friendships and positive messages, and is overall, very up-lifting.  I really do think anyone could get enjoyment out of this, in fact, my grandmother read this and really enjoyed it. 

2. The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy #1) by Jennifer A. Nielson

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point—he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together. - Goodreads summary

This book is the first book of a trilogy (all three books are already published) and even though it's a middle grade book, it reads like YA. It's told in first person point of view, from the main character, Sage (who is super smart), and reading from his point of view is really fun as he is a smart, snarky, and sarcastic character. All the secondary characters are really interesting as well, I was really interested in Tobias, Amarinda, Roden, and Imogen's stories throughout the series. There's also a huge plot twist at the end of this book, I actually kind of predicted it when I was reading it, but I think that most people will be surprised by it.  I think if you're a fan of books that involve kingdoms, princes, pirates, war, etc. you'll enjoy this book. 

3. Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Bridge is an accident survivor who's wondering why she's still alive. Emily has new curves and an almost-boyfriend who wants a certain kind of picture. Tabitha sees through everybody's games—or so she tells the world. The three girls are best friends with one rule: No fighting. Can it get them through seventh grade? 
This year everything is different for Sherm Russo as he gets to know Bridge Barsamian. What does it mean to fall for a girl—as a friend? 
On Valentine's Day, an unnamed high school girl struggles with a betrayal. How long can she hide in plain sight? - Goodreads summary 

This book is written by the popular author Rebecca Stead,  and you've probably read her other book, When You Reach Me. This is her more recently published book. It's about friendship, and how friendship is tested by different challenges. Rebecca Stead is a great writer, and within the first few pages you'll already find a meaningful and thought provoking story. This book has a lot about change, particularly about change in a person. My favorite part of this book was the friendship between all the three girls, and how they had each other's back, and Sherm's friendship with Bridge. 

So, I hope that if you haven't read any of these, that you'll try them out. All three of these books are great, and books that I think people of any age can appreciate and enjoy. 



Success is something that we all strive for. We all want to succeed in all our endeavors, to achieve all our hopes and dreams. 

But, what do we need to achieve success? Talent? Charisma? Determination? 

It's the last one. You can be as intelligent as Stephen Hawking and have loads of talent, but without determination you won't get anywhere. 


  1. 1. 
    firmness of purpose; resoluteness.
    "he advanced with an unflinching determination"
    synonyms:resolutionresolve, willpower, strength of character, single-mindedness, purposefulness, intentness; 

You can have immense athletic talent, and still not make the basketball team. You can be really good at science, but still fail the subject in school. 

But, with determination, you can excel at almost anything whether you have talent or not. For example, I'm horrible at memorizing facts, especially relating to history in social studies. But, with determination and hard work, I regardless of my talent at the subject, I was still able to get high grades. 

I believe that talent has some part in success, but only when paired with determination. Alone, talent doesn't serve any meaningful purpose. 

My teacher two years ago (my favorite teacher) while discussing a similar matter with a student in the middle of a lesson gave some good advice about determination. The situation involved the student's performance in language arts. When confronted about his poor performance, the student made a comment saying that his performance was due to his lack of natural talent in the subject. He added that some people would never be able to excel in certain subjects because they lacked the necessary skills. My teacher responded to this by agreeing that some people just didn't have talents in some subjects. "But," he said, "that doesn't mean that you can just give up." He went on, saying that if you don't have talent in a subject, you just need to struggle through it, work harder, and stay determined. You can't just accept that you'll never be good or successful at that particular subject. While this advice may seem obvious, I think it's important to remember. To not be discouraged when you struggle at something, to instead work harder. This advice was meaningful coming from my teacher, as when my teacher was a student he struggled with school subjects and had to repeat a grade. But, even though he struggled, he stayed determined and eventually became a great teacher. 

And, the advice my teacher gave to the student is a philosophy that I've been following for most of my life, and that I think everyone else should follow. If you are talented at something (for example math), then that's great. You'll still have to have a lot of determination but whatever you're talented at should come relatively easy for you. If you struggle at something (for example public speaking), then, to put it frankly, you suck it up, work harder, and stay determined to succeed. 

Of course, it's okay if you don't succeed at something, as long as you really did try and work hard instead of giving up. There are some things that we may not be able to achieve, for example, a super short person becoming a famous basketball player, because of physical limitations, or maybe not being in the top 10% in school. 

Even with determination there are some things you may not succeed at. But without it, you won't succeed at or achieve anything. 


No Spoiler Series Review: The Infernal Devices

Hi, so..pretty recently I read The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. They're a pretty cool series, so I decided to review them, as I have not published a book review on this blog for a long time..

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare


Background Information
Okay, so you can obviously see that The Infernal Devices (TID) are a trilogy made of three books: Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, and Clockwork Princess. Before reading this series, read books one through three of The Mortal Instruments Series (TMI ), and then alternate books four through six of The Mortal Instruments with The Infernal Devices in order of publication. I know that's a weird order to read them in, I didn't even read them in that order, but you'll understand the books the best in that order. After reading both TMI and TID, you can read The Bane Chronicles, Shadowhunter Academy, and then the ever amazing Lady Midnight! For more about the order in which you should read Cassandra Clare's books, click here.  All of Cassandra's books are about Shadowhunters, but about different characters, different places, and different time frames. 

What's it about?
Well, the summary of Clockwork Angel, the first book in The Infernal Devices, from goodreads, is as follows:

In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them...
To read the summary of Clockwork Prince click here.
To read the summary of Clockwork Princess click here. 

The plot of the book is really interesting, especially seeing how it plays out in 1878. I actually think that reading a fantasy book that takes place during that time frame is a really refreshing experience as most fantasy books either take place in present time, or the medieval age. And, the author made the time frame work. The characters actually act and speak in a way that it is believable that they live in 1878. The plot itself is very engaging and definitely a page turner. The plot was orchestrated with just enough twists to surprise you but remains believable at the same time. One of the things that I especially love about the plot, and just the writing in general is that the scenes in the books are often funny while also remaining dramatic (shoutout to the worm scene in Clockwork Princess with Gabriel Lightwood.)

I think more than the plot, the characters really shine in this book, specifically the relationships between the characters. The relationship between Tessa, Will, and Jem really warmed my heart and I don't think I've read another book where three characters cared for and loved each other as much as Tessa, Will, and Jem did. Their relationships were sometimes a sticky, goopy mess, but through it all, it was evident that they loved each other.

As for the main character, Tessa Gray, she is amazing. I wasn't a huge fan of Clary Fairchild in the first few books of The Mortal Instruments, even though I did eventually warm up to her. But for Tessa (and even Emma and Julian from Lady Midnight), I was able to immediately connect with her character. While Clary is impulsive and courageous, and Emma is sassy and a fighter, Tessa is a clever, kind girl who loves reading. I also appreciate how much Tessa develops throughout the series. In the first book, she has preconceived notions that women cannot fight, that they cannot be too forward, etc. These beliefs were obviously because of the time frame that the books took place in, where the belief that women were "the weaker sex" was something generally accepted by everyone. But, over the course of the three books, Tessa moves beyond these beliefs. There were a lot of strong female characters other than Tessa, as well, such as Sophie Collins and Charlotte Fairchild, which I appreciated. Tessa, Charlotte, and Sophie defy many stereotypes about women that were present in the 1800s.

James Carstairs (Jem) and William Herondale (Will) are another two very important characters in the series. They both have their own unique personalities, Will being more teasing, and in the first two books, sometimes even rude, while Jem is more attentive and kind. I really respect their brotherly relationship, though, and I'm glad that we got to see a relationship like that in the book. I'm not sure if I've ever seen two closer friends in any other book that I've read and they set a great example for a true and strong friendship. These two characters develop a lot throughout the books as well, especially Will.

The secondary characters really stand out as well. They each have their own distinct personalities and their own positive attributes. Charlotte Fairchild, Henry Branwell, Sophie Collins, Gideon Lightwood, Gabriel Lightwood, Jessamine Lovelace, Magnus Bane, and Cecily Herondale were all extremely well developed characters and all of them did something significant to move the plot along.  

A lot of people aren't a huge fan of the ending of Clockwork Princess, and even though I was very satisfied with the ending, I understand why some people would be sad, or even disappointed. I thought the ending summed things up nicely and it gave a satisfying conclusion to the characters in the story (except..wait!!..you'll be seeing some of these characters in The Dark Artifices and The Last Hours!) But, I'm warning you, the ending is pretty controversial, not everyone was happy with it, and part of that was probably because of the romantic element of the book. Also, most people find the ending extremely sad, but some people (like me) actually find it to be a happy ending. Whether you like it or not, I really do think that the ending does justice to the rest of the story.

So, I hope you got something out of that review, and if you haven't read this series I hope you consider reading it.

Also if you've read the series, do you have any preference over Jem and Will? Do you have a favorite secondary character? What do you think of Tessa?


Hawaii: Part 1

Hello, if you read my last post you know that I recently went to Hawaii. I had never been there before and it was such a new and exciting vacation experience. I wanted to share my experience and my thoughts about what I got to do, and that's basically the purpose of this post.

We had to travel for about twelve hours to reach Hawaii. The flight was quite boring but we were able to see brilliant views of the landscape of Hawaii towards the end of the flight. We landed in Maui, at the Kahului airport, and drove to Lahaina from there. We arrived at our hotel and walked along the grounds and the beach. At our first hotel it became kind of a ritual to wake up early in the morning, get ready for the day, and then walk the shore of the beach while the sun rose. The sunrises and the sunsets are quite beautiful in Hawaii. The bright rays of the sun tinge the clouds a light yellowish peach. Often near sunset, the air is humid, and small raindrops and a bursting yellow sun result in vibrant colored rainbow. 
There was a high surf alert, so the waves were quite high. Where we were, it wasn't that bad, but I heard from someone who visited Wailea around this time, that over there were ten to fifteen foot waves. But, as we walked along the beach, more than one or two rogue waves got the better of us, meaning, sometimes by the ends of our walks, we were drenched. 

We visited a kind of town in Lahaina, and saw this extraordinarily large banyan tree. It was large enough that it had trees growing off of it. There were many stands near the banyan tree, where people were selling all kinds of different products.

After exploring the town for a few hours, we headed to Iao Valley to see the "needle." It was a very scenic drive up the mountain, surrounded by a lush green. There are a few short walks you can complete at the valley, which lead to scenic lookouts. 

I wanted to share the above pictures to illustrate the sheer beauty and powerfulness of the Pacific Ocean. I've seen the Atlantic Ocean many times as I live on the east coast, but the pure blueness of the water in the Pacific took my breath away. But what's most amazing is the various different shades of blue shown. 

After this, we headed back to the small Lahaina town for parasailing. I'd never been parasailing before, so for obvious reasons, I was quite nervous. We put on life jackets and some other gear. We were hooked to the parachute by some clasps, and as the boat moved, the parachute slowly lifted up. It was a nice view from above, we saw the tiny town, the lush green mountains, the wide expanse of the pacific, etc. However, I actually didn't particularly like it. But, that's fine. I'm glad I got to have the experience and at least find out what it feels like, even if I didn't necessarily like it. It was really a meh experience for me but if you ever get the opportunity to parasail I suggest that you try it out. You may like it!!

That same day, we went to a Luau. I don't have pictures of it, though. While we were eating, it started raining. The interesting thing about Maui though, is that it rains pretty frequently but the rain only lasts about 2 of 3 minutes before it stops. And, the rain, always, always, results in a rainbow. The rainbows in Maui are the most beautiful rainbows I've seen by far. Where I live, we don't get very many rainbows at all, and the rainbows we do get are so dull that you can hardly see them. But, in Maui, you can see each individual color of the rainbow clearly, and the rainbows actually make semi circles. 

The next day we went to a plantation. In the town in Lahaina, my family all ended up buying Hawaiian style shirts, which we wore on this day. We first walked through the visitor center/gift shop. They had but up pineapple on a plate that was from the plantation. It was the most juicy and flavorful pineapple I've ever tasted. I've always found the pineapples that we buy from the store chewy, dry, and not very flavorful. But the pineapples in Maui are wonderful. Not just the one that I had on the plantation- we had pineapples from several roadside stands and they were delicious, too. The same roadside stands that we got pineapple from, we also got coconuts from. We just stuck a straw down the coconut and drank. We got to drink sugarcane juice at these various roadside stands, too.

The grounds of the plantation were really pretty, and we were able to walk around them before we took a tour of the plantation. It was a really interesting tour and we got to learn about a lot of the different plants they're growing plus how to husk a coconut. 

The next day, we went to Wailea. The above is I think, Little Beach. the waves were huge, and lots of people were surfing.

All in all, I had lots of fun. I'll be publishing another post soon, about the second half of my trip.


Wildfire Heart, Wayward Mind

Not Mine!!! To get to the source where I got this picture, click here!!!!

she had a wildfire heart                                          
and a wayward mind,
"a recipe for destruction, for sure."
said the old mailman.

her wildfire heart soared,
shooting spurts of fiery fire ,
leaving behind thick smoke
that everyone choked on, 
their throats convulsing.
"told you, destruction."
said the old mailman
and a few people murmured
in agreement

her wayward mind
made her something of an outcast,
a spectator looking in on her small hometown
as if she was watching a movie
rather than playing a part in the movie
and if she did indeed have a part
it was the odd character
that everyone always laughed at,
the dispensable character 
"honestly, I feel kind of sorry for her,
but like I told all of you, destruction"
said the old mailman.

everyone distanced themselves from her,
afraid of her wildfire heart
that burned as brightly 
as all the twinkling stars in the night sky,
her wayward mind that 
ostracized her,
deeming her rejected.
"nothing good can ever come out of a wildfire heart
and a wayward brain"
the old mailman said.

"i want to be more"
the girl with the wildfire heart
and wayward mind said,
"i want to be thought of as more.
more than an odd destructive girl."
so with her wildfire heart
she loved and loved and loved,
and her love unfurled out
all the way across the town
healing broken souls and relationships
with her wayward mind
she planted seeds and watched them grow
into ideas,
brilliant ideas
with her fiery wildfire heart and her odd wayward brain
she changed the world
"well," the old mailman admitted,
years later
"i was wrong, a wildfire heart and a wayward brain
are not the recipe for destruction,
they are the recipe for love, passion, and knowledge."


Hi, this is just something that I wrote, kind of like a story..I hope you enjoy..Also, in a few days I'm going to Hawaii on vacation and when I come back, I'll be sure to share pictures :-) 



Reaching For The Stars

Hey guys! The below is just something I wrote..I'm not exactly sure what it is, though. It's not really a poem even though it looks like it is. I guess I would describe it as a short story written in a poem-like format. Anyway, it's not that good, but it was fun to write, and I do want to share it with you guys, so without further ado.....

you had so many dreams
even as a young child,
you wanted everything
"can you really do so much?",
"can you really have so much?" i said to you.
"i want to reach for the stars," you said back,
"and i will, i will reach the stars." 
a big smile grew on your face 
in anticipation,
and i smiled back.
we grew older,
a few years later,
i was walking through the school
and i found you
hunched up on a bench,
"what's wrong?" i asked.
"i'm not sure if i'll be able to reach the stars,"
you said through tears.
"why do you think that?" i asked.
you explained what had happened to you.
"It's just one setback, it doesn't mean anything" i said,
i encouraged you,
"don't give up," i said.
you nodded,
"i will reach the stars," you said,
began to smile,
and i smiled back. 
we grew older,
i didn't talk to you much
in the years following.
whenever i saw you,
you were busy,
busy trying to reach the stars,
to accomplish all your dreams,
too busy to make time for me. 
i went to college,
got a job,
started to forget about you
and your dreams. 
and then,
i found you again,
years later
perched on the doorstep of my house,
dark circles ringing your eyes.
"i didn't accomplish my dreams," you said.
"i didn't reach the stars."
i tried to encourage you,
to keep going,
keep trying,
you didn't listen. 
"stop," you said.
"stop, look at me."
"i'm a failure."
"i didn't reach the stars and i never will."
and then you ran off,
i ran after you,
we ran and we ran and we ran,
and then as the day faded away
and night came,
you finally sat down,
in the middle of the woods,
and i sat down next to you,
you didn't say anything,
i didn't say anything,
and together,
we watched the sky meet the stars,
the stars meet the sky,
forming a world of indigo
dotted with shining lights.
we sat for hours,
and just watched,
the enchanting stars
of the beautiful night sky,
listening to the silence of the night. 
you turned towards me,
took a finger and pointed it to the stars,
"well," you said,
"i guess i've finally reached the stars,"
you began to smile,
and i smiled back. 


The Quiet People

You see them,
laughing, making everyone laugh along
talking, with an ensemble of witty comebacks
slung over their backs.
walking, with buckets of confidence
slathered over their bodies,
the shining stars in a bland black sky,
noticed and admired by every beholder
including us,
the ones who are so different 
from them,
the quiet people,
who laugh silently to ourselves,
who often listen to and observe 
the peculiarities and ordinaries 
in life,
rather than talking,
who walk quickly and quietly,
eyes flitting this way and that,
we, the quiet people,
who blend into the black sky
in almost transparent wisps,
but we don't mind,
we, the quiet people don't care,
because we ourselves
know just how powerful we are,
and knowing that,
is enough for us.  



The Harry Potter Spell Tag

Hey, guys!

I saw this tag on Noor's blog, and I thought that it would be fun if I tried, it out as well!

1. Expecto Patronum- A childhood book connected to good memories

I'm still definitely experiencing my childhood, but if I look into my earlier years...probably Junie B. Jones. I read this series a lot when I was four or five, and as young child it was really funny and engaging. I devoured the entire series..and I loved the entire thing. It really did spark a love of reading in my five year old self.

2. Expelliarmus- A book that took you by surprise

This would probably be Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, the second book in the Throne of Glass series. There was this huge plot twist that happened at the end (if you've read it, you know what I'm talking about) that really surprised me. I really didn't anticipate the plot twist at all. The fourth book in the series, Queen of Shadows also surprised me a lot. There was another huge plot twist at the end, that completely blew me away. Sarah J. Maas is the absolute master of surprises. I need the next book NOW!

3. Prior Incantato- The last book you read

The last book I read was Dumplin' by Julie Murphy. I rated it three out of five stars. It was definitely entertaining and a fun read, but I just didn't like most of the characters, especially the main character, Willowdean. I just feel like she was really selfish, and she just annoyed me. Also, I expected the main focus of the book to be the pageant that Willowdean entered to earn back her confidence or something like that, but I think the author sacrificed this plot line, to talk about other things that Willowdean was going through, but those things just didn't interest me...

4. Alohomora- A book that introduced you to a genre you hadn't considered before. 

I'm not sure if this counts, but anyway, a few years ago I really loved fantasy books. Most of my reading was fantasy but then I started to get bored of it, and neglected fantasy for a while. A few months ago, I started reading a lot more fantasy, though, and the reason for this is because of The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. The Lunar Chronicles are an amazing series (I've rated every single book in the series five stars), and they really re-introduced me to fantasy. 

5. Riddikulus- A funny book that you read

For this one, I would definitely chose Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. This book actually wasn't a comedy, but it was still an amazing light and feel-good read, and I did laugh at a few moments. It really is a great book- I've never really read another book like it before. The characters were fantastic, too, especially the main character Simon. I loved his obsession with oreos ( I have one too, I can go through a pack of oreos in like, three days), and his love for Harry Potter (like when he dressed up as a dementor for halloween, and nobody could figure out what he dressed up as,)

6. Sonorous- A book that you think everyone should know about

I'm tempted to say The Lunar Chronicles, but since I already used it for another question, I'm going to say Harry Potter by J.K Rowling. Yes, I know, most people have already read this series. But, for the small fraction of people who haven't read it, I've made it my life mission to force this book upon them (meaning, encourage them to read it.) I think that there is something for everyone in Harry Potter, and that it is just a really enjoyable book, with some great messages.

7. Obliviate- A book you would like to forget having read

For this one, I would have to say Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I hated this book, and that is all I'm going to say about it for now,

Another one, would have to be Fans of an Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa. I actually really really really liked this book, and the only reason why I would want to forget it, is because of the huge emotional turmoil it caused me. LIKE SERIOUSLY, WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO SEBBY AT THE END? WHAT WAS UP WITH HIM? WHAT WAS HE EVEN DOING? WHY? If you've read this book you probably know exactly what I mean...

8. Imperio- A book that you had to read for school

I actually don't know..I've never really read that many books for school. I do remember that last year my class read Peter Pan, though.

9. Crucio- A book that was painful to read

For me, it was the Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristof. I know a lot of people loved this book, but I just didn't enjoy it. I read about 65% of it,  and then stopped. It was extremely boring for me, and I didn't get much of the sci-fi lingo. However, I did appreciate the unique way the authors wrote the story. And I definitely loved the evil computer machine- Aidan. 

10. Avada Kedavra- A book that could kill (interpret as you will)

The first thing I thought of when I saw this was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It has a lot of themes of death in it, in fact it is narrated by death. It is a heartbreaking, but wonderful story about a girl in World War II, who loves to read books. You can read a full review of it here

I hope you enjoyed that! I certainly did! I'm not going to tag anyone, but feel free to do this tag if it looks interesting.