Blogger Banter #23: Auggie (@Odrah) from Auggie Talk!

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The art of gossiping, gabbing and chatting with awesome book bloggers!

Today, I'm featuring AUGGIE from AUGGIE TALK! 

Thanks for stopping by! Let the Banter begin!

Auggie with her favorite book!


GFC: 2021
Bloglovin’: 1284
Twitter: 1518
Facebook: 3637
Goodreads: 402


Blogging Since: 2012

Lives in: United States

Solo (blogger), duo, trio...: I run the blog but I have a beautiful contributor, Tori, who submits occasional reviews and participates in weekly memes.

Print or eBooks: Print!

Average number of books read a month: Anywhere between 5 and 10

Favorite Genre: Middlegrade Fantasy

Book Boyfriend: Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle

Rating System: Ink Quills!


What was the very first post you ever made on Auggie Talk

Auggie Talk was originally a blab blog full of just whatever. My very first book-related post that started off the book blog was centered around ice-storms but I brought up one of my favorite books, ABARAT, and chatted about it for a bit. That was January 21, 2012.

First Book Reviewed: Ransom Riggs “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”.

What are the characteristics of the perfect villain/antagonist in a book? Example of a character?

To me the perfect villain/antagonist is someone/thing that still has a spark of humanity or compassion hidden somewhere in the darkness. Or maybe they weren’t always evil, or they don’t see themselves as being evil at all. It adds flavor and depth to the character and even though you’re not rooting for them you can’t just hate them with all your might. You might feel conflicted about your dislike for them.

The Witch of the Waste from “Howl’s Moving Castle” by Diana Wynne Jones is a good example of a really infuriating antagonist that ends up surprising you in the end. Also, of course, Snape from the Harry Potter series.

If Auggie Talk had a theme song, what would it be? 

Maybe a much longer version of “Alone” by Bruno Coulais from the movie “Coraline”.

Interesting choice!

What has been the best book-to-movie adaptation you’ve ever seen?

If animations count then it was definitely “Howl’s Moving Castle”. The creators really explored the color of the Diana Wynne Jones’ fantasy realms. If animations don’t count then it’s “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. 

Of course animations count! I've never seen this one but it looks pretty awesome :)

 What is the BEST thing about being a book blogger? The WORST?

Best: I get to share my love of books with other book lovers, it’s relevant to my career, and I have the opportunity to meet great authors and readers alike.

Worst: Running up against authors, readers, or other book bloggers who are discourteous. But really, that happens anywhere you are and it’s certainly not specific to the book blogging sphere. Overall, though, I’d say book-people are all pretty easy to get along with! So this scenario is pretty rare.

Write out the recipe for the perfect love potion.


1 load of Admiration

2 big heaps of Friendship

1 bucket of Starshine

1 pack of Playfulness

1 cup of Comfort

A bit o’ really good Wine (however much you want, really) Ha! Yeeeessss....

To make: 

First mix Admiration and Friendship together

Pour in the starshine and let boil until sparks fly.

Toss in that Playfullness and then stir in your cup of comfort to calm down the concoction. 

Let simmer.

Add Wine for a bit of a kick. ;)

Drink up!

I LOVED your recipe. Uber cute and creative :)

Thanks, Auggie!