Bookish Item| #FaeFriday

I always like trying new things every once in awhile for bookish items. Today I decided to participate during #FaeFriday. This weekly tag was created by Kristy from Caffeinated Fae. Definitely check out her blog, because she’s the sweetest! She decided to create a tag that’s a bit magical and the header was created by her as well. Each Friday has a different prompt, so let’s take look at this week’s topic!

This week on #FaeFriday, we’re talking about healing! Faeries are known for their healing abilities. It doesn’t matter if it’s a dying plant or a broken heart. The fair folk can help mend what is broken. So this week’s prompt is: What book helped you through a difficult time?

I totally agree that books are great sources of comfort and the needed escape in difficult times! This is something I’ve talked about before on the blog, but that was a really long time ago. When I was 13 I moved from the United States to The Netherlands. Let’s say that’s not an easy age to move halfway across the world and not know the new language. Before I got settled into school and life here, there was a lot of free time on my hands.

The year before we moved, I received the fourth book in the Harry Potter series. That was the first one I owned (I don’t think my mother realized it was the fourth book and thought it looked interesting). I didn’t know better at the time and actually read this one first. After reading it, it left me wanting more. Hogwarts was definitely a comfortable place to escape to while adjusting to my life in a new country and continent!

Harry Potter quickly became a place I liked to call home. I don’t reread that often, but this is a series I can never get enough of. It always feels great diving back into that world. Reading was always something I loved, but I definitely found my way back with these books!

 

I really enjoyed participating with #FaeFriday and may have to do so more often! Let’s talk books though. What book helped you through diffcult times? Or made you feel like you were home? Let me know in the comments!

7 thoughts on “Bookish Item| #FaeFriday

  1. Great post!! I feel the same way about Harry Potter! I love re-reading it, it was one of the series that really got me into fantasy and one that really made me love the worlds that are created! 💜💜

  2. OMG, Candyce. Harry Potter means the EXACT SAME THING to me. I got it to face moving to a new country at 13 years old too!!! It’s the first book/series I’ve ever read in English and it helped me to live through bullying.

    1. I’m sorry to hear you had such a hard time, but what a coincidence we both moved to a different country at the same age.

  3. I had seen this tag around a bit but this post wa the first one I’d really checked out to find what it was. I feel like HP is such an important book for so many people and its always special to have that work you continue to go back to in life

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