Hello Fellow Bookworms!
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Today’s Bookending Autumn prompt was created by the wonderous Haley @ The Caffeinated Reader. Go check out her answers and click on that follow button for great content!
If you could be any witch or warlock from any book, which witch would you be and why? Would you be a Hogwarts student? Part of Coven, or maybe more like old school Sabrina the Teenage Witch?
Witches are my second favorite occult type (the first being Vampires and you can read my love for them here). Growing up in a family that comes from an island where witchcraft is very real to the culture, growing up I would hear some negative things about Witches. Witches were the devil’s followers, eater of children, and you damned your soul if you associated with it/with anyone that was a witch.
Reading Harry Potter was a huge ordeal with my extended family who believed in such a thing; and as I grew, I realized that my culture’s superstitions were not something I was going to incorporate into my own life. I loved and love Witches. Over the years that love has only grown. I am absolutely fascinated by all aspects of Witches. Whether it is the pagan religions or fictional witchcraft, I enjoy reading about them immensely.
If I were a witch, I would like to be Naomi Novik’s Witch from Uprooted. This particular type of Witch appealed to me because of how connected to nature it was. Stories in where Magic and Nature live side by side, each one an essential part of the balance, have always been Witch stories I favored. The one thing that made me love Naomi Novik’s type is the wildness in magic that comes from Agnieszka. Without giving away too much, Nature calls to her. There are no rules with it, only trust and understanding. We see Agnieszka not only change because of the pull she feels but also face an evil so ancient that her magic might not even be enough to defeat it. How do you defeat the very thing that fuels your own magic?
I feel like few Authors that I’ve read don’t relate magic to nature anymore. To be honest, I feel like the story is much more compelling when it does. The risks are higher. Not only are you endangering yourself by not being able to control something so raw but you are endangering the surrounding environment as well. Then again….that is a sole personal opinion 🙂
What kind of Witch would you be? I would love to see your answers! Drop the link or just answer the question in the comments below!