04 November 2013

A Spellbinding Survey (Part 2)

We all know that I'm a huge fan of lists and surveys, so when I saw this one posted on Mel's blog, The Daily Prophecy, I knew I couldn't resist.

So how does it work? For each Harry Potter spell named, you list a book/movie that corresponds best to that spell. For example, Reparo is a repair spell so you pick a book that had tons of potential, that with some tweaking, could've been perfect.

Check out Part 1 here and please feel free to join in! Post links to your surveys in the comments below.


puts victim in unconscious state
A book/movie with a chapter you couldn’t seem to get over: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. The Quarter Quell. Peeta. Finnick. MAGS. That ENDING! Need I say more?


causes befuddlement or forgetfulness
A book/movie that generally confused you: The Last Condo Board of the Apocolypse by Nina Post. Still the weirdest book I've ever read. But I liked it.


inflicts unbearable pain
A book/movie that was a painful: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I know it's a classic but I can't. I just can't.


heals relatively minor injuries
A feel good book/movie that you enjoyed: Pitch Perfect by Jason Moore. Aca-bitches + Hot Boys + Rebel Wilson = TOTAL ENJOYMENT.


temporarily disarms an opponent
A book/movie with a swoon-worthy character: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. One word: Sturmhond.


impedes target’s progress
A book/movie that kept you up all night reading/watching: Legend by Marie Lu. It's the first dystopian book I've really loved since reading The Hunger Games.


immediate silencing
A book/movie that left you speechless: Jurassic Park 3-D by Steven Spielberg. Jeff Goldblum AND dinosaurs in 3-D. Like the visual? You're welcome.


allows you to delve into someone’s mind
A book/movie with well-developed characters: Don Jon by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. This is one of those movies that's more than meets the eye. Not only is the message wonderful but the characters are what made it so brilliant!


a spell that turns you upside down
A book/movie that changed your mind about a character: Oblivion by Joseph Kosinski. This movie made me believe that Tom Cruise is actually a human, which is no small feat! 


used to hide memories
A book/movie with a story you can’t remember: Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Again, I blame my Hunger Games hangover for this.

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useless spell
A boring book that had absolutely no effect on you: Terra by Gretchen Powell. I had none of the FEELS. Just, meh.


breaks through solid objects
A book/movie that convinced you to reconsider a certain genre: Every Day by David Levithan. I'm not a huge contemporary fan but am a TOTAL book pusher when it comes to this one.


tickling spell
A book/movie that made you laugh: Encino Man by Les Mayfield. Even after 20 years, this movie still has not lost its luster!


offensive spell that violently wounds the target
A book/movie that may have scarred you for life: The Notebook by Nick Cassavetes. I haven't read the book but this movie is more sadistic than any horror film I've ever seen. Seriously?! You're gonna do that to old people?! That's f*cked up, man.


makes you dance uncontrollably
A series finale that made you feel giddy: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. I saw the movie first, so I knew what was coming, but there was still nothing more satisfying than this bookish ending. So well done!

Bombarda Maxima

causes an explosion that breaks through obstacles
A book/movie that made you explode with ALL THE FEELS: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan. Tiny Cooper. THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Finite Incantatem

nullifies other spells
A book/movie you thought you’d dislike, but ended up loving: Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. You and I, we had a rough introduction, book. But you pulled it out and over time, you captured my heart. THIS is the reason I have trouble DNF'ing--because sometimes you end up with gems like this.
Survey originated from Jasmine at Flip That Page.


  1. Oh my goodness, this is the coolest survey ever!

    My Crucio would be Heart of Darkness. And I had to read it twice. *sobs* Or Jude the Obscure. Hmmm.


    I've not even heard of Don Jon. O_O

    Ha, not sure that Every Day is strictly contemporary, but I'm super excited to read it. I used to hate contemporaries until the last couple of years and now I'm a bit obsessed.

    1. Yikes! You poor girl! As much as I love Shakespeare, I HATED Hamlet and was forced to read it about 6 times throughout my educational career. Mmmm, Sturmhond.

      You're right, Every Day sort of transcends genres, but it definitely brought me into the contemporary world and I'm SO glad for that!

  2. Yeah, Catching fire! And definitely Sturmhond <3 That is one wonderful book with awesome characters. I really liked Legend too! I wish every series ended like HP. That is the perfect way to conclude a series.

    1. If you couldn't tell, my crux is dystopias. And fantasy. LOVE THEM! And I don't think anyone got an ending more right than Rowling. SO GOOD!

  3. Stop making me want to do a survey! lol I could think of a few for Expelliarmus, like Pride and Prejudice.
    I totally agree with Tarantallegra and the ending of the HP series. I read the books first and cried my eyes out many times. Dobby!!!
    And I refuse to read The Notebook because I just love the film so much. They are old, but at least they died together! BWAAAA I love when he carries her in the rain and says ITS STILL NOT OVER!

    1. DOOOOOOO IT! It's so much fun!

      See, I was inconsolable during The Notebook. I can't handle tragedy with old people, it breaks my fragile little heart.


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