Right, here we go then:
Flagrate - Writing Charm
A book you found the theme interesting but you'd like to rewrite:
Urm... let's see... ooh! I know!
I'm going to go with These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly (UK - US), just because in places I found the prose slow and restrictive (which, in fairness, reflected the character's situation very well, but made for slow reading.)
Alohomora - Unlocking Charm
A series where the first book made you hooked:
For this one, I'm going to say The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (UK - US) because it started a love affair with A Series of Fortunate Events that had me buying the new one whenever it came out :)
Accio - Summoning Charm
A book you wish you could have right now:
The Fireman by Joe Hill (UK - US) - dudes I need this book! I had a preview and it's so so so so so so GOOD!
Avada Kedavra - Killing Curse
A killer book:
I'm not sure what's meant by 'killer' here, so I'm going with a book that killed me with feels:
Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult (UK - US) has so many the feels! It's like 'NO! LEAVE HIM ALONE NOW, THAT'S ENOUGH! STOP IT!'
...or something like that, anyway ;)
(You can read my review of Salem Falls here.)
Confundo - Confusing Charm
A book that you find very confusing:
Golem by Lorenzo Ceccotti (LRNZ) (UK - US) - an exceptionally beautiful graphic novel... but I still have no freaking idea what was going on.
Expecto Patronum - Patronus Charm
Your animal sigil* book:
*The original wording for this category was 'your spirit animal book.' But I'm aware that many Native Americans find the use of the phrase by non-native-peoples offensive.
Doubtless, I've used this phrase before myself, as I wasn't aware it was problematic, and if I find any instances where I have used it, I'm going to remove them. I just feel like I don't know enough about the culture to use this phrase correctly, so I'm not going to use it at all.
In terms of this tag-category, I'm going to interpret the 'patronus charm' as a personal sigil or emblem (or, in this case, a book) which symbolises an aspect of the bearer.
Righty-o, I'm gonna throw you lot a curveball here (Bookish Rebel and all that) and go with Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's Umbrella Academy series of graphic novels (Vol 1: UK - US)... because it's just me all over.
As The Bestie assured me: 'Gerard Way is officially in your head!' (You can always count on your Bestie to believe in the catastrophic levels of your randomness.)
Sectumsempra - Dark Charm
A dark, twisted book:
Right... I read a lot of dark and twisted books. (I'm kind of a goth at heart. (Yes, a goth-punk nerdgirl, it happens dammit!))
So... which one to pick...
Right! I'm going to go with The Crow by James O'Barr (UK - US.)
I met James O'Barr at a Con a few years ago.
It's one of the best moments of my life, in honesty. He's a very dark person - but a very beautiful one, all the same. And I have a pic with him, me, and The Bestie, which is one of my most prized possessions.
Aparecium - Revealing Charm
A book that surprised you in a good way:
Straight James/Gay James by James Franco (UK - US) - somehow, James Franco, that uber-skilled filmmaking human bean, can also write AMAZING POETRY.
(You can check out my review of Straight James/Gay James here.)
I'm not going to tag anyone - do it if you want to!