Fairy Tales have magic, so I decided, it was okay to participate in the #Buchmagie (Bookmagic) tag alongside my Fairy Tale Summer. 🙂
You can obviously participate as well using my translated or the original questions. Though, just to be clear: This doesn’t count towards the Fairy Tale Summer Challenge. 😉
The tag was created by Blue Siren over at Babsi taucht ab and is about different magical topics regarding books – be it about witches/wizards or just magical experiences while reading. She put together thirty questions that you can answer on any social media channel you like. I decided to answer them in two parts on here. Today you’ll get the first fifteen questions. 🙂
1. What is your Hogwarts House? Alternatively: Would you want to attend a Wizardry School or rather learn to use Magic by yourself?
I was sorted into Slytherin on the Beta-Version of Pottermore, which let me to an quite fascinating experiment. As I had anticipated from the first try, the new version then put me in Ravenclaw. By now I had accepted being a Slytherin and will always remain one at heart. 😉 (In Ilvermorny, the American school, I’d be a Pudwudgie, you know, those creatures that generally don’t like people. 😉 )
As for learning magic: I think a school would be the better idea for me, as I otherwise might be too lazy…
2. Who is your favourite witch/sorceress from a book and why? (For Authors: Introduce a sorceress from your book!)
That would be Hermione from the Harry Potter series. She’s smart, funny and manages to excel in this new world, she had never heard of before. I didn’t really mind studying in school, so through her I learned it was okay to know stuff.
Though, it was, and still is, hard for me to add the „o“ to her name, for me she’ll always only be Hermine. 😉 (Took me quite a while to realize it was NOT a spelling mistake, but the original spelling…)
As for my own characters: Meet Mara from The Queen’s Wish. 🙂
Mara is another apprentice of Emry’s master and a really good Healer. She’s rather shy, but that doesn’t keep her from helping out whenever and however she can. With compassion and empathy and a vast knowledge of Healing Spells and Herbology, she makes her patients feel better in no time.
3. Your favourite three magical books (one per series 😉 )
I would say….
The Prisoner of Azkaban is definitely on this list, though I haven’t read it in a while. But back in the day I really liked this one.
If book-magic counts, then I’d say: Die Seiten der Welt by Kai Meyer, though I’m not sure which one I’d choose they’re all pretty great… As I said in the review: The world and the way their „magic“, their bibliomancy works is just so fascinating.
As for the last one…maybe the first part (The Wizard of Earthsea) of the Earthsee Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin? I like the description of the school and the idea that names are a very powerful thing.
4. What is your favourite Mythical Creature?
Who doesn’t like Dragons? I mean they are pretty awesome. Fire breathing, flying and stuff 😉 By now I also got a liking for Griffins, but that’s basically because it’s in our town’s/state’s coat of arms.
And of course there is this weird relationship I have with Unicorns…
5. Spells, Wands or inner Power? Which form of Magic do you like most?
I kind of like inner power the most. Doing something with just a thought/look/hand gesture feels way more epic than waving around a wand. Though spells are nice too, they seem to focus all the above a bit better.
6. Your favourite Sorcerer/Mage from a book and why? (For Authors: Introduce a sorcerer from your book!)
I have to go with Harry Potter again: Remus Lupin. He just seems like such an incredible teacher and person…
Another one from The Queen’s Wish: Meet Andres
Also an apprentice of the aforementioned master who excels in sensory Magic. He can sense Magic and its purpose from far away and figure out what charms were used on people and things. He is fiercely loyal to his friends, but still somewhat of a loner. Not willing to settle down, he is always on the move across the land, but that doesn’t mean he won’t come running when he is needed.
7. Which magical discipline would you like to master and what would you do with it? (e.g. Alchemy, Clairvoyance, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Herbology, Flying, mastering elements?)
I’d go with teleportation. It would make travelling SO MUCH easier….I’d just have to master it enough to take things and people with me. 😉
8. Which books about Magic would you like to read/are still amongst your unread books?
Well, Cursed Child is still on my reading list, but so far I just haven’t felt like reading a play again.
Other than that am I more or less interested in reading a bit more about Arthurian legends and through that more about Merlin, but that’s a rather low priority.
9. Which Rune would you choose? (z.B. Runen (German) – e.g. Runes (English))
I decided to choose Isa. It just fits well for several things going on right now, or rather not going…
10. Your favourite EVIL wizard/witch in a book?
Puh…I usually have quite a liking for the darker characters, but I can’t remember any good EVIL wizards I rooted for…(and no, I didn’t even do that for Snape).
The only bad guy I can think of right now is one of the antagonists from The Queen’s Wish, but I won’t tell you about him yet… 😉
11. What would be your Familiar or Accompanying Creature and why? (e.g. Raven, black Cat, Toad)
Maybe a Raven? It could scout ahead and let me know what’s going on, but I don’t have to take care of it that much? I really don’t know…
12. Which children’s book has fired your fondness for magical things?
If you count them as children’s books then definitely the Harry Potter series, it’s the series that shaped me the most after all. 😉
13. Which Tarot card would you choose? (Tarotkarten – Tarot cards)
As I’m too lazy to look through all of them I decided to go by looks and names to read through a few.
What I came up with is The Moon, though the English description I found sounds quite different from the German one… It has to do with imagination and inner stuff and it has a wolf and the moon on it. No idea why that sounds familiar. 😀
14. Which Covers are just magical?
Hmm…the only one I could think of right now would be The Hunter’s Moon by O.R. Melling.
But in general I’d say covers that are playful and show scenery and maybe characters.
15. Whom would you wish to have as your Magic teacher?
If it counts: BBC Merlin, he just seems like the lessons would be fun . 😀 If not: Definitely Lupin, see Question 6.
To be continued…