Birthday Book Tag – 17th birthday!

Birthday Book Tag – 17th birthday!

I am back! After months of absence, I am back. And yesterday, the 7th of May 2021, was my 17th birthday. It’s become a sort of tradition for me to do this Book Tag, so I decided this would make a splendid “I’m back” post! I didn’t want to make a whole post about what’s been going on and how I’ll be regularly posting now. Things have been weird the past couple of months, juggling school and finals and life in the pandemic. The point is I’m back, and I’ll be posting consistently. Let’s start the questions for this tag!

Count your birth date along your bookshelf and then subtract your birth month. What book does it land on?

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green. This is one of my all-time favorites! Also, whilst counting I noticed I’ve dropped a couple of books behind the shelf. I promise I’ll pick them up after writing!

Which character would you like to spend your birthday with?

I would spend it with Jude from The Cruel Prince. I am currently reading it, and I feel she would be a good person to show me around the Faerie land. (I feel like a lot of the answers in book tags are heavily influenced by my current read.)

Find a book that takes place in the season you were born in.

The Great Gatsby. The summer of 1922.

Find a book that is the colour of your birthstone.

Birthstone = emerald = green

One of the first book series I fell in love with. Percy Jackson and The Lightening Thief.

Is there a series with the same numbers of books as your age? If so what is it?

A book series with 17 books? I haven’t got a clue.

Pick a book set in a time period, a world or country you would like to have been born in.

The Lunar Chronicles. I cannot express how much I love this series.


So, that’s the end of the Birthday Book Tag. Just a quick update on how I plan to post now. I’m going to be posting on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. And I am really exicted to be back on here, I really missed it. Now, I’m off to catch up on the possibly thousands of posts I missed during my ‘hiatus’. (I’m also going to pick up those books, don’t worry!)


Until next time.

Jess. xx


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My Favourite Characters In Quarantine Book Tag!

My Favourite Characters In Quarantine Book Tag!

Hi! Hope you’re all doing well. I saw this tag over at Sophie’s blog and decided to do it! Go check out her blog for many, many more fun tags!


My Favourite Characters During Quarantine


Rules

  • Take 5 or more of your favorite book characters and imagine what they would be doing if they were quarantined with us in the real world.
  • You can have them be in their own squad if you want, or working on their own.
  • Tag 5 friends.
  • Link back to this post and credit Reader Voracious.

1. Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase  (From Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan)

Percy would probably be happy to spend time at home with his family and Annabeth. He would also be pretty worried about monsters seeing this as an opportunity to attack humans. He would also be the one to disasterously bake blue bread…!

Annabeth would just shake her head and help him bake! She would also spend the free time to design some architectural stuff.

As a couple, I think they will spend some time together. When neither of them are on the verge of death, or in hell, or on a death-wish quest.


2. Artemis Fowl (From the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer)

Let’s face it, quarantine would not be the hardest thing for Arty. He basically never goes out of the house.

And! He will probably also be the one to find a cure. I can just hear his brain whirring with the possibilities.


3. Hermione Granger (From Harry Potter by J.K.Rowilng)

She would read 24/7. To her it will seem like a golden opportunity to read everything she has ever wanted to!


4. Thomas (From The Maze Runner by James Dashner)

He would laugh his guts out and say, “We survived a shucking maze, the bloody relievers, the scorch and the death of several loved ones. We would shucking kill to stay at home. THANK YOU!”

[P.S. My favorite character from The Maze Runner is Newt, but as he is dead (I know, it hurts) I went with Thomas instead.]


5. Lara Jean (From To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han)

Bake, bake, crafts, bake, Netflix, bake. That seems about right.


6. Katniss Everdeen (From The Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins)

I feel quarantine will really take a toll on her mentally and she would have quite a hard time adjusting being indoors all the time. If she is near the woods, then perhaps she might be able to hunt. Nevertheles, she will always have her family to support her.


7. Augustus Waters (From The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)

He would make a lot of jokes to lighten the mood. Even if he was suffering mentally, he would try to be cheery.


I TAG:

Whit |Erik|Carly |booksadndbakes1Christina | YOU!


Thank you for reading! Hope you liked it!

What would some of your favourite characters do during quarantine?

Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Until Next Time...3


 

Birthday Book Tag! 🎉💕

Birthday Book Tag! 🎉💕

Hi everyone! Hope you’re doing well. Today is my 16th birthday! 🎈🎉💕

The Birthday Book Tag has become somewhat of a tradition, so here we go!


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Count your birth date along your bookshelf and then subtract your birth month. What book does it land on?

Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie!!! How ironic is that?!?


If you could spend your birthday with any fictional character who would it be and why?

Newt from The Maze Runner. I am currently re-reading TMR and he is my favorite character!


Find a book that takes place in the season you were born in.

I can’t think of any. Most books I read seem to take place over many seasons, instead of just one. I can think of many winter ones, but not one summer book. Let me know in the comments if you can think of one.


Find a book that is the colour of your birthstone.

My birthstone is emerald. And as I said, I am re-reading The Maze Runner.

So…downloadIt’s kind of green…


Is there a series with the same numbers of books as your age? If so what is it?

I don’t know of any. There might be.


Pick a book set in a time period, a world or country you would like to have been born in.

Harry Potter. ( Like I was going to choose anything else…)


So, that’s all! Have a great day! I plan to read all day and make the most of a quarantine birthday!


Until Next Time...3

April 2020||Wrap-Up

April 2020||Wrap-Up

Hi everyone. Hope you’re all doing well! Today I am going to be doing an April Wrap Up post. I managed to do it early this time. Hooray for me!


MONTHLY WRAP-UP
Those are stars, not snow. 🙂


This month felt like 20 minutes. March seemed to drag on and on. Whilst, April went by just like that. It was not very eventful. There were good days, bad days; days I just did school work, etc. etc.  It took me a while to realize that the current world situation is having a stronger impact mentally than I thought.

It is impertinent to keep your mind occupied. Feeling bored, I feel, often leads you down a never-ending spiral of thoughts. To keep my mind occupied, I mainly read, write, or watch a movie or TV show.

I love photography. It is one of my favorite hobbies. I had sort of given up on it in the last 3-4 years, and now I have taken to it again. I have a good collection of photos on my laptop now and am thinking of posting a few in a while. J

The “project” that I have been working on, (last mention in the March wrap-up post) is still going on. The main aspect of creating something of your own is the right motivation. And some days, the old motivation tank is just empty. In short, it’s going on. It’s a slow process but it’s taking a shape.

I have been having online classes. And although I deeply appreciate and respect my teachers for going the extra mile, I am still not ashamed to admit the fact: it feels terribly weird to study classroom material in a non-classroom environment. We are having a one month break from the 10th of May. That’ll give me some time to catch up on everything properly.

The main bookworm highlight of this month (towards the end) was my renewed love for The Maze Runner. I had read the books a long time back when I was not very into YA, dystopian books. Recently, I watched all three movies and am re-reading the books again. And I will say it every chance I get, “Newt should not have died.”


Books I Read:

Reckless by Cornelia Funke

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Reckless by Cornelia Funke

Re-reads:

Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (again…)

Yeah, only 5 books this month. Despicable Act.

Movies:

Little Women (10/10)

          Maze Runner (10/10)           

 The Scorch Trials (10/10)

Death Cure (9/10)

Les Miserables (9/10)


Top Songs:

Something Just Like This – Chainsmokers and Coldplay

Hey Brother – Avicii

1000 ships – Rachel Platten

Some things never change – from Frozen 2 soundtrack.


Blog Posts

March 2020||Wrap-Up

Feminism in My Life||A Teenager’s Thoughts

She’s gone…||Short Story

Poems From My Journal

Faith – A Thought

A Little Life Update…!

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Book Review: Reckless by Cornelia Funke


I am quite looking forward to this month. It is my birthday on the 7th, and I am curious to know as to how it’ll go. I am also hoping this crisis we are in lessens and this month brings good news for us all. 

I am ever so grateful to the people who are working during these times. Thank you! 

Stay at home. Stay safe. Take care. 


Thank you for reading! Let me know you’re thoughts in the comments!

Until Next Time...3


 

March 2020 ||Wrap-Up

March 2020 ||Wrap-Up

Hi everyone! Hope you’re all doing okay. Today I am going to be doing a March Wrap Up post. I know we’re already almost a week in April, but I really wanted to do this, so here it is!

P.S. I would love to get some feedback on the image I designed below. It’s a step forward in my designing abilities and I really hope you like it!


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This month was a whirlwind and definitely one that I will remember forever. To be honest, it started out great for me. I had just finished my annuals and was ready to begin a month of reading and writing before my new session started. Alas, just as I was getting out of my short break of doing nothing but reading and watching movies all day long, this happened.

Now, I will be completely honest and say I am not good at dealing with stress. I don’t think anyone is good at that. What happened caused my worrying scale to rise up and my reading to plummet.

After my annuals, I was awaiting the results. I had given the exams and was confident about my results and was quite looking forward to it. 13th March was the last day I went out of my house. We were supposed to go to collect our results on the 16th but instead got them online on the 27th.

And needless to say, online classes began for me and all fellow students. And I won’t lie, they are a pain.


But, on a more positive note, there were some good things that came out of all of this. First, I made an Instagram account at the ripe old age of 15. It was one of the “YES!” moments in my life. I had previously not been allowed to go on social media. Any child who grew up in a strict environment can relate to me here. I just can’t explain the happiness. Username: thebookofjess2004

I got into reading a whole new genre. Murder Mystery. It was a genre I did not divulge into previously. But, during this time, something changed. I promise I did not become mentally unhinged. I just really wanted to try something new.

I finally had the guts to watch two horror movies. I watched the Quiet Place and Better Watch Out. I am also a major fan of Doctor Who. While watching the fourth season I had skipped two episodes because they fell into the “Horror” genre. I finally watched them.  I have finally reached the stage where I can watch horror movies without internally screaming. So, that’s really good! Nothing with ghosts though, they are terrifying.

I reached 500 followers! Thank you!!!

I am currently working on a Project. It is my own personal project, not school-related. I am proud to say that I have progressed but you will get to know in a few weeks. Just a hint, it was inspired by a short story called “Venturing” which I wrote on my Stock Images Inspired Stories post. Here’s the link if you want to check it out! – Click here!              I am really excited for everyone to read it and I promise it’s going to be worth the wait.


Books I read:

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus.

The Couple Next Door by

Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K.Rowling. (No surprise there.)

In my short break (when I had just finished my exams and the world was normal) I had read these five books my friend had given me for my birthday:

The Secret of the Old Clock

The Hidden Staircase

The Bungalow Mystery

The Mystery at Lilac Inn

The Secret of Shadow Ranch

By: Carolyn Keene. (Nancy Drew series.)


Movies:

A Quiet Place (9/10)

Better Watch Out (6/10)

Frozen 2  (10/10)

Spider-man Far From Home (again…) (10/10)

Spies in Disguise (9/10)

Onward (10/10)

Bad Moms (7/10)


Top songs:

The Man – Taylor Swift

You Need to Calm Down – Taylor Swift

Rise Up – Andra Day

No Judgement – Niall Horan

Counting Stars – One Republic

Dancing Queen – (Mamma Mia soundtrack; originally by ABBA)


TV shows:

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (10/10)

Doctor Who (10/10)

The Good Place (7/10) – I have only watched two episodes.


Blog Posts:

The Book Snob Tag

Here’s to the…

Stock Images Inspired Stories

Your Name

Milestones- 500 Followers

How To Manage Stress During the Pandemic.

Quiet||A Thought

It’s going on…

One Of Us Is Lying – Karen M. Mc.Manus||Book Review||


In brief, this month was…unexpected.

I am very grateful to the people who are working so hard during this time. We all appreciate you and are so very very thankful to you. I know bloggers out there who have family members working, some of them are in direct contact with the virus. I want you to know the blogging community is a family and we all got your back!

Be safe, stay home, be healthy. We’ll get through this. Let’s hope this month is better for all of us. Lots of love to everyone.


Thank you for reading.♥

What were some positive highlights of your month? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you’ll.♥


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The Book Snob Tag|| thebookofjess

The Book Snob Tag|| thebookofjess

Hi! Hope you’re all having a great day! Today I am going to be doing The Book Snob Tag. I saw this tag a few weeks ago and screenshotted the questions, so I do not know which blog I stole it from…! If you do know, do let me know in the comments!


The Book Snob Tag


Adaptation Snob: Do you always read the book before you see the movie?

 I try to definitely. But sometimes it just so happens I do not know that a book adaptation exists. This has happened only 4 or 5 times. I have also watched movies of books that are in another language. 


Format Snob: You can only choose one format to read for the rest of your life. Which one do you choose: physical, ebooks, or audiobooks.

PHYSICAL!! I do, admittedly read a lot of ebooks and have listened to a few audiobooks, but physical books are THE BEST!! No arguments! The feeling, the joy of holding a book is incomparable. 


Ship Snob: Would you date or marry a non-reader?

My friends have asked me this before and I think that I would. If the person is ready to listen to my rants about books, and be okay with my reading, then it could work out. They have to LISTEN.


Genre Snob: You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?

HORROR. I am sorry to horror fans but I am not a very brave person when it comes to ghosts or dolls… I have gotten into reading a bit of horror but so far I have read only 5 books. So, if I had to ditch a genre forever, it would be horror. 


Uber Genre Snob: You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?

This is so hard!!!! Hmm…I’m going to say..fiction? That’s a very big genre. Hopefully, I could outsmart the question…? 


Community Snob: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?

ROMANCE! I get a lot of hate for liking Twilight and Me Before You and a hundred other books. People think it is very sappy and soft. But they do not know the absolute joy of reading these books. The hate, the love, the peril that you feel…I’m going to stop now. I will literally go on for years…lol! 


Snobbery Recipient: Have you ever been snubbed for something that you have been reading or reading in general?

Yes! I get snubbed for reading on a daily basis but I mostly get snubbed for reading autobiographies. I love autobiographies and people, in general, don’t. I’ve gotten pretty used to it and let their words fall on deaf ears. Everyone in the book community has been snubbed about their books at some point. 


Thank you for reading! Hope you liked it! 🙂

Let me know your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear from you’ll! ♥

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The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag||thebookofjess

The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag||thebookofjess

Hi! Hope you’re having a lovely day! ♥ Today I am going to be doing a tag I saw over at Sofii’s blog! And it looked really fun, so I decided to do it! Hope you like it!

P.S. I know I mentioned in my last post that I am going to be posting “Me Before You review” and “Recommended Reading”, but this was the only post in my Drafts for a very long time, so I decided to let it out!

So, Book Bloggers, I’m about to reveal all our secrets! Haha! Just kidding! I would never betray you! (Honestly, I am so weird! Lol!)


BOOK tag


How long have you been blogging?

That is comp-li-cated! I opened my blog back in 2016 but was very insecure and anxious about what I should post. Discouragement from my peers resulted in me just leaving it. Two years later, on May 2018, I finally decided to come back and let’s just say it was one of the best decisions I ever made! ♥ So, I have been properly blogging for about 1.5 years now!


At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging?

…NEVER!! My ghost will come back to the blog! I’m sure of it…! I might take little breaks occasionally as I juggle a lot of things and it is impertinent to take a break from certain things to keep everything in order. But I would never altogether stop blogging! I love it way too much!


What is the best thing about blogging?

The fact that I get a platform to express myself is the best thing about blogging for me. In real life, I am a weird, quirky, awkward teenager who reads books and is basically just missing the nerd glasses. (In fact, I do have glasses, just hate wearing them!) Here, on my blog, or any written media actually, I am still that weird person but I am me. I feel right.


What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?

The pressure of blogging is somewhat of a stress-causing element. The feeling that people will read this and will think about it, leaves me a bit anxious.

But, this was the reason why I stopped blogging in 2016. So, I don’t let this affect me now. To make it okay, I just blog. It helps me ease my mind. In the past year, I have mentally made my blog one of my ‘safe places’ and it’s a great feeling!


How long does it take you to make/find pictures to use?

Mostly I use book covers, which I usually download from Google. I use a lot of Canva to design Featured Images and Header Images. Canva is amazing! I love to design and it has really useful tools which I can use!


Who is your book crush?

Percy Jackson. It’s impossible to not have a crush on Percy if you have read Percy Jackson!


What author would you like to have on your blog?

I read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire a few months ago and I absolutely loved it. I would love to interview him, as I think it’s a pretty underrated book. It is one of the best books I have read that is based in real life.


What do you wear when you write your blog posts?

I wear PJ’s literally ALL the time! Except for school and the rare days, I leave the house are the only times when I have not worn PJs! What can I say? They’re So comfortable! Do you feel the same about PJs?


How long does it take you to prepare?

A book review of a book I’ve recently read takes me about half an hour to write as I am literally full to the brim with ideas! Other types of posts take me about 2-3 hours; designs and writing all included. I mostly write on Friday/Saturday in school time and just any day of the week during holidays!


How do you feel about the blogging community?

It is literally like a family. The blogging community provides encouragement and constructive criticism, both of which are crucial to growth, in the right proportion. Exploring other blogs has also helped me to better understand the views and interests of people better than I would have if I learned about people in real life! So, a big THANK YOU to all of you!!!


What do you think one should do to create a successful blog?

I am about to say something really cliche and cheesy. BE YOURSELF. If you become successful by pretending to be someone you are not, it no purpose. Be you and that’ll attract the kind of people that like your weird, quirky self!


Thank you’ll for reading! Let me know your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear from you’ll!

Have a great day! ♥♥


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The Pancake Book Tag!

The Pancake Book Tag!

Hi! Hope you’re having a lovely day! ♥ | I was tagged by Anna @ RoseandThornBooks for The Pancake Book Tag! She’s probably very mad at me as I’m doing this literally months later! Sorry, Anna!

Also, this is my third post in the past three days! Wow! Who is this!?! Lol!


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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

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How can this book not come to your mind when you think of prose and descriptions! Love this book. Just no words.

But can we take a moment to admire the cover…it’s so perfect for the story.


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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

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Artemis Fowl is the youngest criminal mastermind, who has exploited the fairy civilization living under the earth. He is the description of sharp wit and intelligence. How can you not pick him!?


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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (duh…)

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I have already “devoured” it about 20 times. And I’m still down to re-reading it! Don’t underestimate me where Harry Potter is concerned!


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Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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It is such a homely book! I really admire the author’s writing style!


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The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery

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The Little Prince may seem like just another Peter Pan to some. But only by reading can one interpret the deep meaning behind it. The meaning of Life and Death. The character Little Prince has a mysterious yet familiar history.


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The Selection by Keira Cass

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In the first few chapters, I totally shipped America and Aspen and it broke my heart when they broke up and she got Selected. Then, a few more chapters into the book, I shipped The Prince and America. And then, when Aspen got recruited for the royal guard and came to the palace, I got…torn. And this whole freaking series just kept me guessing! Nonetheless, I loved it!


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Ascend by Amanda Hocking

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Loki and Wendy from Ascend (#3 in the Trylle Trilogy). Loki just came out of the blue and at first, I absolutely despised him but ended up shipping those two! (And admit to a friend that yes, they were the perfect match.)


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Percy Weasley from Harry Potter. He was a brat in the fifth and sixth book and although he had his “turn over a new leaf” moment in Deathly Hallows, I still can’t forgive him fully. I am just happy he made peace with his family before Fred’s death…


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Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

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This book has everything. The Greek Gods, Demigods, Hunters of Artemis, Amazons and what will all the characters accepting who they were. This book just has a little bit of everything…love, action, drama, YA, Paranormal, contemporary…even horror if you get scared as easily as I do!


I Tag:

Anyone who likes pancakes! Or if you just think it’s a fun tag! (Which it totally is :3)


Thank you for reading! Hope you have a great day!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear from you’ll!


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June 2019 TBR

June 2019 TBR

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a lovely day! Today I am going to be sharing the books I plan to read this month. Last month’s TBR was thrown in the trash as I read only one book off it! I read 9 books, 5 of which I didn’t know about till last month!

This month, I am going to stick to my TBR. That is not because I trust myself to follow a plan but the reason being that I went out and bought these books before making the TBR for the month! So, with the books staring at me in the face, I’ll have no option but to read them! I’m a freaking genius! Lol!!


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Becoming by Michelle Obama

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I started reading this last month but couldn’t finish it. I love reading autobiographies but I am very very slow with them. It takes me about two months to finish a 400-page autobiography. People my age don’t generally go for autobiographies, and when I took the book to school, people were like, “What the hell are you reading? Are you out of your mind?” I am! Screw them! I love reading them and that’s what I’m gonna do!

Autobiographies are a bit tedious but very enriching. I have always admired Michelle Obama and looked up to her and it’s mind-blowing the things she went through to reach where she is now!


Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

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I read Fault in Our Stars by John Green a few months ago. (And did I cry!!) I saw this book in the bookstore and brought it home to give it a home in my bookshelf! Very excited to read it!


Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer

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Jeffrey Archer is a new author to me. I saw many of his books at a local library months ago and had thought of reading one. I picked this one up at the bookstore as the story on the back cover is very intriguing and definitely a new branch of books to me.


Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer

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This was on my TBR for last month. I feel really bad for neglecting the Artemis Fowl books for a whole month. I’m coming back, Arty!! Lol!


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K.Rowling

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I re-read not a single book last month!?! So, I am going to be reading one from the best series in the world!!


City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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This was also on my TBR for last month. I want to read this so bad, but something is holding me back. This feeling usually means that the book is good, as I had this feeling towards the HP books and now I love them!


Invisible People by Harsh Mander

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This book is on my summer reading list. So, I HAVE to read this… I have no idea what it is about. I purchased it on Kindle and with the size of font I’ve selected, the book is about 700 or 750 pages long! Just thinking about answering a paper on it gives me a headache!


I am only going to be listing 7 books, as I am unsure of what I might like to read in during the course of the month. Also, I am doubtful I will be able to read more than 7 with all the other things this month. But 7 is a good number considering that my school opens this month, we’re moving, so it’s a whirlwind in my house, and I’m studying like a mad person! So yeah.


Thank you for reading! Hope you have a great day and a great week ahead! ♥

Have you’ll ever completely disregarded your TBR like me? Have you read these books?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear from you’ll! ♥♥


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Birthday Book Tag

Birthday Book Tag

Hi! I hope you’re having a great day and week! Guess what!? Today is my birthday! I am officially 15 years old! Gosh, I feel old! (I really don’t but isn’t that what people say!?) So, anyways, I wanted you guys to know that today was my birthday but didn’t know how to say it without being a snob! I didn’t want to go like, “Hey! Today is my birthday! Wish me!” (Although I would love it if you did…hehe!) Sofii @ A Book A Thoughtcame to my rescue! I saw this tag on her blog and it seemed like a fun way to say that today’s my birthday! Okay, that’s a lot of intros! Let’s get on with the actual post!


Sunshine Blogger Award (1)


Count your birthday along your bookshelf and then subtract your birth month.
What book does it land on?

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What a beautiful book to land on! I love The Little Prince!

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

-Antoine De Saint-Exupery


If You Could Spend Your Birthday With Any Fictional
Character Who Would It Be and Why?

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He’s a demigod for freaking’s sake! Like I’m gonna pass that up! He could take me to Camp Half-Blood! Dream come true!


Find A Book That Takes Place In The Season You Were Born In

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I love this book so much! I am not sure whether it does take place in summer or not. So don’t kill me in the comments!


Pick a Book Set in a Time Period, World or Country You’d Like to Have Been Born In.

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The UK. All my life I have loved the UK and everything about it!

And of course, I would love to have been born in the Wizarding World!


Find A Book That Is The Color of Your Birthstone.

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My birthstone is turquoise and this is one of the prettiest covers I know in that color! One of my friends in my new class recommended this book to me and my god! I fell in love with it! So much that I finished the first two books in the series in three days! I am very grateful to her for recommending this!


Is there a series with the same number of books as your age? If so what is it?

Wow! I have no idea of a book series having 15 books! If you do then do let me know in the comments! I’d love to read it!

My biggest complaint with books is that they don’t have enough books! 15 reaches close to my target!


Thank you for reading! Hope you have a great day and a great week ahead! ♥

Let me know your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear from you’ll!♥♥


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Song Request Book Tag

Hi! I hope you’re all having a great day! ♥ | I was tagged by the amazing Sara for the Song Request Book Tag! And I must say I loved the idea of this tag and I wanted to do it as soon as possible! Go and check out Sara’s blog for more fun tags like this and great content!


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RULES: 

  • Thank and link back to the tagger.
  • Credit to Daniel @ Page to Page
  • Listen to tagger’s song requests! After you’re done listening to the three songs the person who tagged you has chosen, choose a book that you think best goes along with that song and tell us why you chose it!
  • Request 3 songs of your own! Give any three songs (and your corresponding book choices that think to go well with the said song) you want for your taggers to listen and respond to!
  • Tag 5 people!

Sara’s Requests! 

1. “Too Proud” by Broods 

Here’s the link: Too Proud by Broods

 

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer 

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So many times that I’ve been
Too proud to let it out
(When I feel it’s too much to handle)
So many times that I’ve been
Too proud to let it out
And then I start to get nervous
What if I never resurface?
No one can hear me down here
The pressure gets worse
The further I fall
The dimmer the light
The lower I go
And I’m getting cold

Artemis Fowl is a criminal mastermind, child prodigy and perhaps, the cleverest person on this planet. But, he is a very lonely person and suppresses emotion. This is the first book that came to my mind when I heard this.


2. “Strangers” by Sigrid

Here’s the link: Strangers by Sigrid

 

Ascend by Amanda Hocking 

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Like strangers
Perfect pretenders
We’re falling head over heels
For something that ain’t real
It could never be us, eh
Just you and I
Strangers
Perfect pretenders
We’re falling head over heels
For something that ain’t real
It could never be us, eh
Just you and I

In the book Ascend by Amanda Hocking, we see our main character, Wendy falling for the Vittra Loki and vice versa. They are complete strangers and still, they know that they can trust and believe each other. This song is so perfect for this book that I can’t help thinking that it was written for it!


3. “Vindicated” by Dashboard Confessional

Here’s the link: Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional

Artemis Fowl (yet again…)

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Vindicated
I am selfish
I am wrong
I am right, I swear I’m right
Swear I knew it all along and
I am flawed
But I am cleaning up so well
I am seeing in me now the things you swore you saw yourself

Okay. I feel like I am horrible at answering questions like these. But this song reminds me of the Artemis Fowl series yet again!! Artemis is so selfish and self-centered during the first stage of the series, but as the series develops, Artemis does too. He begins to be more empathetic and considerate and the good qualities of his personality bloom, especially with the help of Holly, the fairy elf. So, yeah I’m going with this answer!

 

I want you to know, my dear friend that without you I would not be the person I am today. I was a broken  boy and you fixed me. Thank you.

-Artemis Fowl to Holly Short (The Last Guardian)


My Requests!

1) Head Above Water by Avril Lavigne 

Here’s the link: Head Above Water by Avril Lavigne

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

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Yeah, my life is what I’m fighting for
Can’t part the sea, can’t reach the shore
And my voice becomes the driving force
I won’t let this pull me overboard
God, keep my head above water
Don’t let me drown, it gets harder
I’ll meet you there at the altar
As I fall down to my knees
Don’t let me drown, drown, drown
Don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me drown
This song screams The Hunger Games to me! The way Katniss volunteers for Prim and the way she fights to make everything okay, the torture and pain she goes through, and yet she doesn’t lose hope and keeps on fighting!

 


2) Two Young Hearts by Sabrina Carpenter

Here’s the link: Two Young Hearts by Sabrina Carpenter

 

Divergent by Veronica Roth

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It’s a narrow line I’m walkin’
Better watch myself
‘Cause we got everybody talkin’
And I can hear ’em say
Maybe in another lifetime
Maybe when you’re older
What they don’t know is
I’ve already made up my mind (My mind)
And yes I know what love is

I think of so many characters from different books when I hear this song!! But I am going to pick Divergent. Four and Tris don’t get to be together in the end. (Tris dies!!!) I picked Divergent as it is one of the books that I love and haven’t spoken about on my blog much. Also, I feel that this song signifies what Four and Tris had.


3) Seamless by Sabrina Carpenter

Here’s the link: Seamless by Sabrina Carpenter

 

Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling 

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Good morning, you’re leaving
I’ll see you in the evening
My best friend till the end
My better half no pretend
Our language is sacred
No people try to solve it
New adventures on the way
You and me together
Take on the world forever
I know all your secrets
And I promise you I’m gonna keep them
I’ll be there when you are feeling clueless
You and me, oh yeah we’re seamless
Woah oh, yeah, woah oh
Did you think I would leave this book out?!?
There is no better bookish friendship than The Golden Trio. They’re Friendship Goals!

 


I tag:

The Happy Book Blog | Sophie  | Maia | Kristyn  | Andrea  | YOU!


Thank you for reading!! Hope you have a great day and a great week ahead!!♥

Let me know your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear from you’ll! Bye! ♥ ♥


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The Harry Potter Tag!

The Harry Potter Tag!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! As many of you might know, I am a huge HP geek! and if you didn’t, you must be new to this blog! HI! I am a bookworm and a huge HP geek!

So, I was going through some of my old posts and I came across this tag that I had done and I saw that my answers have changed a lot! My house, patronus, everything! So, I decided to do this again!


What house are you in? 

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I am divergent. First time I got Hufflepuff (…). Then I lost that account and got Gryffindor. A few weeks ago, one of my friends told me to retake it. She told me since I read so much and I am always on the lookout to learn anything and my dream house is a library, so I must be a Ravenclaw. I took the Pottermore quiz yet again! And I am a Ravenclaw!! I’m sticking with that. To be honest, Ravenclaw seems more like me. It feels right to me.


What is your patronus? 

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Dolphin. Um..that’s it.


What would your boggart be? 

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I actually took a quiz for this! (Crazy idea. I know!) And I fear fear itself. Like Harry.

I am Harry Freaking Potter! (You’ll get this pun if you have watched A Very Potter Musical!)


What position would you play in Quidditch? 

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Seeker. I am small and fast. I could be a Chaser too. But I could never get the ball through the hoop. I’m terrible at basketball!  (For the Witches and Wizards reading this. Basketball is a game like quidditch but without brooms and on the ground and there is only one ball.)


What job would you want to have after leaving Hogwarts? 

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An Auror. Imagine all the adventures I could have!


Which of the Deathly Hallows would you choose? 

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The Elder Wand is too much! Resurrection  Stone is freaky. I think The Cloak of Invisibility is the safest and most useful one. So the Cloak of Invisibility! And it would be very handy while I’m fighting evil!


Favorite book? 

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Philosopher’s Stone. It is the book where everything began. I just love it. No explanation!


Least favorite book? 

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I love all the books. But if I HAD to pick, I would pick Order of the Phoenix. I get it that Harry is going through his teen years and he has problems to deal with, but he is so freaking moody in that book!


Favorite film? 

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Chamber of Secrets. I have watched it about 12 times! It’s so perfect. *remembers “Bad Dobby!” scene!*


Least favorite film? 

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Deathly Hallows Part 1. They just didn’t get it right.


Favorite character? 

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Hermione Granger. She never gives up, always fights back, is super intelligent and well, without her, the others would be long dead.


Least favorite/ most hated character? 

Least favorite: Rita Skeeter. How can one person be so annoying!

Most hated: Umbridge. No words. Everyone knows.


Favorite teacher at Hogwarts? 

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Minerva McGonagall. She is strict but also very kind-hearted. Harry had so much respect for her that when Carrow spat in her face, he was so enraged that he cast an Unforgivable Curse!


Least favorite teacher at Hogwarts? 

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This evil toad.


I tag!

YOU! If you’re a HP geek then I highly recommend doing it!


Thank you for reading! I hope you’ll have a great day and a great week ahead! ♥

 Let me know your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear from you’ll! ♥♥


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Easter Time Book Tag

Easter Time Book Tag

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! HAPPY EASTER!! I was tagged by Theresa@CalicoBooks for the Easter Time Book Tag! Go check out her awesome blog!


RULES:

  • Answer the prompts.
  • Tag some friends.
  • Link back to this post, and be sure to mention the creator (Theresa @ The Calico Books)
  • Have fun!

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Easter Eggs!

Name a book that feels like a hidden gem!

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I went to the bookstore with very very little time on my hands, which is very rare. That day I felt like I HAD to take a book. And I saw the Trylle trilogy on a shelf. The cover and the summary on the back was so intriguing that I got it. Came home, read it and I couldn’t put it down!


Bloom!

A debut novel you loved!

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This book was sent to me by Diana and I absolutely loved it!


Chocolate Bunny!

A book so good you didn’t want it to end!

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The narration is so hilarious! The struggles Apollo has after he is converted into a normal teenager are hilarious!


Cheep, cheep!

A book you bought for super cheap!

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I bought this book at a sale for $1.50. In all of Agatha Christie’s books, this book along with a few others seem to the only ones which do not have a dark, mysterious and philosophical cover!


Jelly Beans!

A book that you thought was just so sweet!

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A classic sweet book! (Yes, I finally read it!) Loved it!


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A book that changed your life!

The Harry Potter books changed my life. They introduced me to a whole new genre of books! And it just changed my life. I cannot put it in words how much these books mean to me…


Easter Basket!

A book filled with so many surprises!

Every single book!


I tag:

You! If you’re interested and haven’t done it yet!


Thank you for reading! Hope you have a great day and a great week ahead! ♥

Let me know your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear from you’ll! ♥♥


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Book Addiction Tag!

Book Addiction Tag!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! I saw this tag over at Siobhan’s blog and I just HAD to do it! Go and check out her blog for many such fun tags!

Meanwhile, my book review list is towering! As school JUST opened, I cannot find time to balance everything out! It’ll be okay in a week or two. So thank you, everyone, for waiting and being so supportive!

And also, HAPPY EASTER!! I’ll be sharing my Easter cheer in Sunday’s Easter Book Tag post, but it seemed a bit mean not to wish you’ll right now!


Book Addiction Tag


What Is the Longest Amount of Time You Can Comfortably Go without Picking Up a Book?

It is torture for me to go a long time without reading! I can go for 4 hours, tops!


How Many Books Do You Carry on Your Person (or Kindle) at Any One Time?

I am so scared of carrying a Kindle! It’s so big! So, I have a Kindle app on my phone. So, I’m basically carrying a mini library with me wherever I go! But I also like to carry a physical book with me at all times. It doesn’t matter whether or not I read it. I just like having a book with me!


Do You Keep Every Book You Buy/Receive or Are You Happy to Pass Them on to Make Space for More?

Ok. Confession: I hoard books. I am so protective of my books! I don’t care how much space they take, I’m keeping them! Call me crazy!


How Long Would You Spend in a Bookshop on a Standard Visit?

I can spend a day in a bookshop if I could! I normally spend 4 hours in a bookshop…that’s not much…right…?


How Much Time Per Day Do You Actually Spend Reading?

4 to 5 hours a day. I’d love to do nothing but read for a day someday.


What Is the Biggest Book (Page Count) You Have Finished Reading?

I think it would be the Trylle Trilogy. (3 in 1 )It has 1002 pages. But if I pick like one book it would be Arabian Nights, it has about 1300 pages.


Is There a Book You Had to Get Your Hands on Against All Odds (i.e., Searching Bookshops, Online Digging, Etc)?

Yes! I don’t know why, but I spent hours trying to find the hardcover version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. And I was successful in my mission!


A Book You Struggled to Finish but Refused to DNF?

Agatha Christie. the thirteen problems. I read it in 6th grade. My English teacher used to tell me that once I read one Agatha Christie book, I would all of them And boy was she right!


What Are Three of Your Main Book Goals for 2019?

  1. Read as much as I can!
  2. DNF books as less as possible.
  3. Explore a new genre.

Have You Ever Had the Privilege of Converting Someone into a Reader (Maybe via Inspiration or Incessant Nagging)?

Oh, I nag people all right! But I am yet to convert someone into a reader! (I’m surrounded by idiots… that’s a Lion King reference… )  I won’t give up until I have!


Where Does the Task ‘Picking up a Book’ Appear on Your Daily To-Do List?

I counter this question with a question. Do you write, ” go to the bathroom” or “remember to breath” on your reading list? No! Reading is like that for me!


How Many Books Do You Reckon You Own in Total (Including Ebooks)?

Over 600. I have never counted it out, to be honest. But I’m sure it’s over 600. There are about 50 books I own that I haven’t read.


Approximately How Often Do You Bring Up Books in Conversation?

Whenever I can. Today, I brought up books twice!


Describe What Books Mean to You in Five Words.

My escape from this world.


I Tag: 

You! If you haven’t done this tag already, I’d love to hear your answers! 


Thank you for reading! Hope you have a great day and great week ahead! ♥

Let me know some of your answers to these questions in the comments! I’d love to hear from you’ll! ♥ ♥


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Book Blogger Confessions Tag

Book Blogger Confessions Tag

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! I was tagged by Sophie for the Book Blogger Confessions Tag! Go and check out her amazing blog! As you’ll may have noticed I have been trying to post more often than before and so far I have been successful! From mid-April, however, I’ll be posting about two or three times a week as my school will be starting! But I promise not to slack off!


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Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who tagged you and link to their post.
  • Answer these questions truthfully.
  • Tag 5 other bloggers.

1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish?

 

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Lord of the Rings and Pride and Prejudice.

I do not hate these books. They are amazing books. But right now, I am not in the mood for reading them. My temptation for YA books is higher right now. I will read them though! I promise!


2. Which book is your guilty pleasure?

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Switched by Amanda Hocking. You need to read it to find out! It’s a great book, but I didn’t expect it to be so intense…


3. Which book do you love to hate?

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. I have not read the book. This is because of three reasons: I am not interested in Norse Mythology as much I am interested in Greek Mythology. The cover does NOT appeal to me. My friend, who loves the book, is urging me to read it, but I really like to annoy her!


4. Which book would you throw into the sea?

Hmm…probably Twilight! The whole point of the book seems useless to me! (I’m sorry if you are a fan of the book!)


5. Which book have you read the most?

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I have read it about 15 times I think…!


6. Which book would you hate to receive as a gift? 

I would be happy to receive any book as a gift! I’ll be in the seventh heaven of delight! It is the perfect gift anyone can give to me!

I wouldn’t hate it if someone gave me a book I’d already read, as a gift, but it would seem unnecessary and a waste. I would probably give it to someone who hasn’t read it.


7. Which book could you not live without? 

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Ooh! There are so many! I would pick Harry Potter. It is my favorite book in the world. I just cannot live without it.

Seriously though, my blog should be about Harry Potter, considering how I mention it in every, dang post


8. Which book made you angriest?

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Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan.

I love the book. But in the end, he just plunges the two main characters into Tartarus! Just like that! Arrggghh! (It makes me sad and angry!)


9. Which book made you cry the most?

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Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne.

It’s set in WW2 and it’s a very sad story. I recommend reading the ending with a box of tissues.


10. Which book cover do you hate the most?

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The Little Prince. I love the book very much! It’s a beautiful book. But I have seen people interpreting it to be a children’s book by its cover. *cough* my classmates *cough*. The cover doesn’t do the book justice.


I Tag:

Kristyn

Shalini

Anupriya

Vrunda

Annemieke

You!

To the ones I have tagged, if you have done this tag or don’t really wanna do it, it’s okay! If you do, then have fun!


Thank you for reading! Hope you’ll have a great day! Let me know some of your answers in the comments! I’d love to hear from you’ll! 🙂


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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! So, when I started blogging, I saw this tag all around WordPress and I decided to do it. Sadly, I could not maintain it. 😦

Now I really hope to!


WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is super easy to do. All you have to do is answer three questions and have fun! I recommend doing this if you haven’t done it already!


WWW Wednesday


What are you currently reading?

Catling’s Bane by Diana Peach Wallace, Switched by Amanda Hocking, and Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan.

Two amazing books! Usually, it wouldn’t have taken me this long to read three books, but I have been pretty down lately. Recovering from infections and colds is not fun! I feel really bad for taking this much time to read Catling’s Bane as the author herself sent it to me! And I really hope she’ll forgive me for taking so long! (Sorry!)


What did you finish recently reading?

Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer. And re-reading Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan.

I love to re-read books. Especially books that helped me go through times. It’s very comforting.


What do you think you’ll read next? 

Torn by Amanda Hocking, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkein, and Oathbreaker’s Guild by Diana Peach Wallace.

I started reading LOTR but unfortunately, I found it a bit tedious and I moved onto another book. Don’t get me wrong, I plan to read it after getting a few books off my TBR.


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March Speculative Fiction Prompt ||Diana Wallace Peach||Her Dream||

March Speculative Fiction Prompt ||Diana Wallace Peach||Her Dream||

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! At the beginning of this month, I saw a post over at Diana Wallace Peach’s . And she has a great way by which people can express their creativity.  She gives her readers an image every month and they can write a story or poem on it and link her and she will repost it on her blog. (I really hope I explained it right!) This month’s image was really appealing to me so I decided to do a post as well!


Here’s the image:

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Her Dream 

People say she can’t do it. She should just give up now. There’s nothing anyone can do about it. he believed them too for a while. After all, how could she continue her dancing career with a transplanted hip? But no matter what she did, her mind was stuck on the same thought. “Why can’t I?”. Tonight her parents called her downstairs to talk about “what path she had to take?”. They didn’t even consider dancing. She couldn’t take it anymore. It was like all her welled up emotions burst inside of her. And she rushed out of the house and into the street. All was quiet and deserted. She kept on running. It seemed like hours. But finally, she slowed down and started walking. She felt oddly calm and relieved now. It was like the moon has injected new energy in her. She didn’t care what they said anymore. She would dance and prove them wrong.


Thank you so much for reading! Have an awesome day!


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Bad Book Habits Tag

Bad Book Habits Tag

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! I have decided to post more often than two days in a week for the next month or so as I have quite a bit of time on my hands as I am still recovering. I have also been writing a story series and I am very excited to post it! (soon!)  And there are a lot of book reviews in line too!

Today I am doing a tag I saw over Nicky’s blog and I related to it so much that I simply had to do it! Comment down below if you can recognize yourself in these answers! (Which many of you might!)


Bad Book Habits Tag


Before I begin. I have recently discovered that people can follow blogs through their email a.k.a email followers. So, if you are interested please do follow me! All you have to do is visit my actual blog, thebookofjess.wordpress.com and on the left sidebar you can see “Follow Blog via email”. Thank you! 🙂


1) Spending too much money on books. 

I am literally broke at the end of the month because I buy TOO many books. I make up my mind to do not spend too much, I can always download more e-books(which I do! But that’s another problem!). With all these resolutions in mind, I go to the bookstore and then when I’m there. I’m like, “Who cares about those silly old resolutions!? I am going to buy all these lonely books! They need a good home!” When I get back home. “Next time. Next time I’ll do better. Promise.” …My Life!


2) Trying to read too many books at once. 

Oh boy, I do this! I am currently reading The Dark Prophecy, LOTR, Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident and re-reading Deathly Hallows! So, yeah.


3) Hoarding books. 

As I said above. This is yet another problem! I buy books (normal and e-books), download .pdf and do whatever I can do in my power to acquire books. If I were a criminal and if I kidnapped someone, in ransom I would ask for 2000 books! So this a huge problem and I don’t think I’ll ever come out of this maze! As it happens, I am pretty happy to live in this maze!


4) Not utilizing my library enough.

The nearest library is about 8 kilometers away. So I don’t even get to go to the library. Lately, though, I have been thinking of getting a subscription so that I can stop being broke at the end of the month. But not owning the books that I’ve read is a horror for me! I like to own the books I read, whether they are a hardcopy or softcopy! That’s another bad habit for you right there!


5) Tuning out the world.

HAHAHHAHAHAHA!! Is this a problem for me? Yes! I literally live in the book I’m reading and have ears and eyes for nothing else! I also need to get out of the house more to soak in more sunlight. I have been detected with a low vitamin D level. So, from around mid-March, when I’m completely okay, I am going to going out in the morning and do some running beside the lake, which is not that far and I love running. So maybe I need to keep in mind that my reality is okay before diving into my book world for the next few hours!


Phew! We’re done and I don’t have to admit anything else about my bad book habits…

Thank you’ll for reading! Let me know in the comments if you can relate or if you have seen these symptoms in some other person! There has to be at least one bookworm in your life!


I Tag:

Everyone is hereby tagged! I tag everyone who is interested in doing this tag!


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20 Questions Book Tag

20 Questions Book Tag

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! Today I am going to be doing the 20 Question Book Tag! I was tagged by Sarah and if you haven’t checked out her awesome blog then please do! You’re missing out a lot!


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How many books are too many in a series?

I need at least 6 books in a series. Trilogies are okay. But to me, there can’t be enough books in a series. I want so much more!!


How do you feel about cliff-hangers?

If a book ends in a cliffhanger. I’m like, “Hello darkness, my old friend.”

I hate cliffhangers. If I finish a book at midnight and it ends in a cliffhanger, I will want to go to the bookstore then and there to get the next book or buy an e-book.

God forbid if the next book has not been released! I will spend the whole day thinking about what could have happened.

Unfortunately, the authors really like cliffhangers. (At least they make me wanna read the next book!)


Hardback or paperback?

Either.


Favorite book?

I.Can’t.Choose. If I HAD to though, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. (don’t judge me…)


Least favorite book?

Prisoner of Zenda. This was on my sixth-grade summer reading list. And I remember hating this book. I still have it somewhere.


Love Triangle… yes or no?

Yes and no. It depends on what the story is about.


The most recent book you couldn’t finish?

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. I loved the movie. Watched it 3 times. But I couldn’t finish the screenplay for the life of me!


A book you’re currently reading?

Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident. 2nd book in the series. Love it!


The last book you recommended to someone?

I don’t actually have anyone in real life to talk about books. But I vaguely remember recommending someone to read Percy Jackson and Hunger Games. Two of my favorites!


The oldest book you’ve read (based on publication date)?

I don’t remember all the books that I’ve read. But I think Anne of Green Gables could be the oldest book I’ve read.


The newest book you’ve read (based on publication date)?

I guess The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan.


Favorite author?

Is this a question? J.K.Rowling, duh!


Buying books or borrowing them?

Buying them. Even if it’s an e-book. I like to own the books I read. If I borrow a book, then I’ll forget I even read it!


A book you dislike that everyone else loves?

I wouldn’t say, everyone! Magnus Chase. Some people really like it. I didn’t. So, I’m going to give it another shot one of these days. (maybe…)


Bookmarks or dog-ears?

I lose bookmarks So often! So I started using small, silver paperclips to mark exactly where I left off. It’s really useful.


A book you can reread over and over?

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer! Right now I am obsessed with the series!


Can you read while listening to music?

No. One at a time.


Multiple POVs or one POV?

Multiple POVs. I didn’t think I would like this until I read Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan.


Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days on average?

Multiple days on average. Unless I really like it!


I tag:

BusyBeeReads|Snazzybooks|alwaystrustinbooks|Cupofbooks|thebookcollector32

And anyone else who is interested!!


Thank you for reading! Let me know in the comments what you’ll do. I’d love to hear one or two answers from you’ll!


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5 W’s Book Tag!

5 W’s Book Tag!

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re all having a great day! I am much better. But I will need to eat meds for the next month or so :/. Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive! THANK YOU!

Today I will be doing a Book Tag on Sophie‘s blog quite a time ago and I had decided to do it but didn’t get any time. I am very excited to do this tag!


5 W's Book Tag


1) WHO? Who is an author you’d love to have one on one with?

I’d love to have a one on one with J.K.Rowling! My favorite book series is HP and I would go CRAZY if I met the person who wrote it!!!

I would also like to meet Rick Riordan or Eoin Colfer (Authors who wrote Percy Jackson and Artemis Fowl respectively).


2) WHAT? What genre or style do you most gravitate to?

I gravitate towards YA, fantasy, adventure, paranormal, fictional, biographies and history. I am open to all genres, which I wasn’t until a few months ago. But now, I am open to all genres, however, I do tend to gravitate towards the genres I mentioned above.


3) WHERE? Where do you prefer to read?

I prefer to read in my room. On the bed, chair, floor. ANYWHERE IN MY ROOM. I also read at school during recess and free periods. Like, come on, I’m getting EXTRA time to read. Like I’m gonna give that up!


4) WHEN? What time of the day do you prefer to read?

Anytime. I am happy to be able to read. If I HAD to pick, I’d pick night, mainly because it’s quiet and no one will disturb me!


5) WHY? Why is your favorite book?

My favorite book series is Harry Potter. But an individual favorite book… How can I pick!?!?!

Ok…Philosopher’s Stone. This would be because it is the book which introduced me to Harry Potter. After reading this book series my life changed. So yeah. 🙂


BONUS! How do you go about selecting what you’ll read next?

Hmmm… I search for books on the internet. Go to the bookstore or download the e-book. I usually read series or at least trilogies. Duologies are also okay. But I think that a single book for the characters is too little. Basically, I just go with gut feeling. There’s no particular method.


I tag:

jennacidebybibliophile

Book Beach Bunny

abookathoughtblog

bionicbookworm

Kristyn@Bibliophile Empress

Maggie@dreaming of guatemala

I have tagged some bloggers I met recently and some of the bloggers I met a long time ago. Just to be clear, you don’t have to do this tag, but if you do then please do link me so I can read your answers.

And anyone else who wants to do is welcome to do it!!! 🙂


Thank you for reading! Let me know in the comments whether you’ll do the same as me or differently. I’d love to hear from you all!


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You’re Not Good Enough Harry Potter Book Tag.

You’re Not Good Enough Harry Potter Book Tag.

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a great day! I got the results of my test, I am fine, I have some sort of inflection which is totally curable though I have to rest for a few weeks. Thank you to everyone who supported me in the last post. I really appreciate it!

Today I am going to be doing a Harry Potter book tag which I saw many people do, and I am so excited to do this!!!!


The Create-a-preneur


RULES:

 

  • Write 30 character names on pieces of paper.
  • Put them in a jar/mug/cup.
  • Randomly choose two pieces of paper for every question.
  • In each of the 15 questions, you have to decide which of the two characters fits the question.

 


You only have one more spot on your spelling bee team. Who do you pick to complete your team?

Ginny vs. Dean

Ginny, because she is a very intelligent person. In the books, she is more badass. I might have to stop her from doing the Bat-Bogey Hex on the opposite team if they played by any unfair means…


Both characters want to kill you. Which one would you kill first so you have a better chance of surviving?

Harry vs. George

Ahhhhh!!!! Are you trying to kill me bowl???? How can I kill Harry or George? George already lost Fred! I can’t kill another Weasley?! What have I done that they want to kill me.??? I guess I would…kill…Harry as he IS much better at spells and stuff. Sorry, Harry.


You’re on the bachelor/bachelorette and you’re down to these two characters. Who are you going to give the rose to?

Lily Evans vs. Fred

Duh… Fred obviously.


You’ve been chosen for the Hunger Games. Who would be most likely to volunteer in your place?

Luna vs. Neville

Both would I guess. I think Luna would more? She’d survive though. She would probably get Wrakspurts and other creatures to help her and she’d survive.


You’re stranded on an island with an active volcano. Which character would you throw into a volcano as a sacrifice?

Tonks vs. Mrs. Weasley 

I CAN’T KILL ANOTHER WEASLEY! AND I CAN’T DEPRIVE TEDDY OF HIS MOTHER! AHHHHHH!!! Tonks, I guess(I don’t want to do this!)


You’re the next DC/Marvel superhero (with your own TV show, of course). Who is your sidekick?

Bellatrix vs. Charlie

Bellatrix wouldn’t be anyone’s sidekick! She’d be the villain! Charlie might be. He’d have a dragon to assist him maybe…


You’re the manager of an avocado-admiring company. Who would you fire for lack of communication skills?

Fleur vs. Cho

Fleur is a veela! She’d have no problem! Cho might. Cho.


You’ve just finished a book in which your favorite character dies. Who is most likely to comfort you?

Bill vs. Hagrid. 

Hagrid. He’d probably offer me tea and rock cakes, which I wouldn’t eat…Hagrid seems like a comforting person.


Ugh, it’s high school. Who would most likely be part of the popular clique?

Hermione vs. Snape

Neither. Snape(you know…) and Hermione, though an amazing, badass witch, would be classified as a nerd. If I have to choose, then Hermione, because she is my favorite character, I know I am partial…


The day has arrived – you’re finally a year older? Who would have the nerve to forget your birthday?

Draco vs. Dumbledore

I wouldn’t be friends with Draco. So, Dumbledore. He’d probably do some amazing magic trick! One never knows with him!


You’ve just found an upcoming booktube star! Who would it most likely be?

Ernie and Dudley

Dudley…..really???? Ernie is a studious kid. So Ernie could be the booktube star!


Sleepover time! Unfortunately, you can only invite one person. Who would you invite?

Ron vs. Albus Severus

Albus obviously. He’d be much adventurous!


BAM, you’re pregnant. Who is the father/mother?

Minerva vs. James Sirius

Firstly this wouldn’t happen to me! But if I have to pick, James, Obviously, he’s the only boy!


You’ve just written a super important text. Who would see it, but not reply?

Seamus vs. Sirius

Seamus. Sirius would text for hours on the end. Not Sirius! Maybe Seamus would say, “Me mam didn’t want me to reply.”


You’ve just woken up and it’s time for breakfast. Your mum’s been replaced by … WHO?!

Lily Luna vs. Voldemort

LILY LUNA!!!


I TAG ANYONE WHO WANTS TO PLAY!


Thank you’ll for reading! Let me know in the comments if you agree or disagree. I’d love to hear from you’ll. Also, let me know if you liked my answers or were they slightly partial!?


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Currently Reading Book Tag

Currently Reading Book Tag

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a good day! Today I am going to do the Currently Reading Book Tag which I saw at Boston Book Reader and I thought it’d be fun to do!


HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU USUALLY READ AT ONCE?

I read about 3 or 4 books at once. As of now I am reading 6 books.


DO YOU EVER SWITCH BOOKMARKS WHILE YOU’RE PARTWAY THROUGH A BOOK?

I read e-books and it is rather rare that I read paperback or hardback books. But, I do own a large collection of paperback and hardback books and I have a bookmark for each of them. I generally do not lose bookmarks.


WHERE DO YOU KEEP THE BOOK(s) YOU ARE CURRENTLY READING?

I keep them on my bedside cabinet or on my desk.


WHAT TIME OF THE DAY DO YOU SPEND THE MOST TIME READING?

Hmm… that’s a difficult question. Lets see, on holidays I read in the morning and on school days I read in the afternoon. And I also read at night for half an hour to help me sleep regardless of school or no school!


HOW LONG DO YOU TYPICALLY READ IN ONE SITTING?

I read about 30 mins in one sitting. It’s just impossible to tear me apart from my book before that…(all my fellow bookworms will understand…)


DO YOU READ HARDBACKS WITH THE DUST JACKET ON OR OFF?

I read hardbacks with the dust jacket off. Otherwise it just keeps on slipping away!


WHAT POSITION DO YOU MAINLY READ?

I usually read in a sitting or half-sitting position.


 

I TAG EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO PLAY!


I hope you’ll like my answers. Let me know in the comments section if you did or if you can relate to them.


Thank you for reading! Have a great day! 🙂


 

Reading Habits Book Tag

Reading Habits Book Tag

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a good day! I am! My exams are done!

Back to the point! Today I decided to do this book tag I had seen a few days ago at a blog. I forgot the name of the blog and also who created it. So, if you know who did, please tell me in the comments section.


DO YOU HAVE A CERTAIN PLACE AT HOME FOR READING?

Yes. I prefer to read sitting on my bed or chair. It is just a comfortable position for me!


BOOKMARK OR RANDOM PIECE OF PAPER?

I have 99.99% of my books on Kindle.(And after that I am having a problem to keep my real books in one big shelf!) . Well, if I read a book and it’s mine I would just fold the pages. Otherwise a bookmark.


CAN YOU JUST STOP READING OR DO YOU HAVE TO STOP AFTER A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PAGES?

I can just stop reading anywhere. I always know how the story went till there even if I read after a few hours.


DO YOU EAT/DRINK WHILST READING?

I sometimes eat some small snack but not very frequently. I am afraid of damaging my tablet!


MULTITASKING: MUSIC/TV WHILST REDING?

NO!!!!!!!!! I just go into the book. Music and TV is VERY distracting!


ONE BOOK AT A TIME OR SEVERAL?

SEVERAL! I read about 4 books at a time. I am currently reding 3!


READING AT HOME OR EVERYWHERE?

Home is the most peaceful place to read(my room!). At school there are people WHO HATE READING AND DON’T GET IT WHY I READ!!!!


READ OUT LOUD OR SILENTLY IN YOUR HEAD?

Silently in my head. Though sometimes….


DO YOU READ AHEAD OR SKIP PAGES?

I read every word of the book!


BREAKING THE SPINE OT KEEPING IT LIKE NEW?

I read in a Kindle. I have to keep that like new or else! But since that is not an option, I don’t care!


SO WHAT ARE YOUR READING HABITS ?

You just read them!


I TAG

TheBibliophileEmpress

JessicaRachow

InspireSquare

BooksAndBakes

ForeverAsipringWriter

And anybody else who wants to do this tag is free to do it!


Thank you and I hope you all have a great day!😃😊

Reader Confession Tag

Reader Confession Tag

Hello everybody! I hope you are having a nice day. Today I am going to do a book tag I saw at Becky @ Velvet Spade Reads and I really wanted to do it. So here goes!



HAVE YOU EVER DAMAGED A BOOK?

Well, most of my books are on my tablet, so I haven’t damaged my tablet! But I never got into the habit of taking care of paper storybooks! I have a few paperback books now, but I take care of them as much as I can.


HAVE YOU EVER DAMAGED A BORROWED BOOK?

No. I have hardly borrowed books and to be truthful I hate to borrow or lend books…for many many reasons. I borrow books from my school library because I have to(it’s a rule).


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO READ A BOOK?

Depends whether I like it how much. If I like it, about a week. If I don’t, well, then I don’t know if I will ever finish it!


BOOKS THAT YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED?

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard… I started to read it but found another amazing book instead and forgot about this.


IS THERE ANY BOOK YOU WOULDN’T TELL ANYONE YOU’RE READING?

Nope. There is no such book. I have to tell almost everyone I know about the book I am reading! It hust cannot be a secret!


HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU OWN?

I own a lot of books, both Kindle and paperback. It must be over a thousand!


ARE YOU A FAST OR A SLOW READER?

I am a very very very fast reader. I can read a 600 page book in 10 days utmost. (Normally, it takes me 5-6 days)


DO YOU LIKE TO BUDDY READ?

I have never done a buddy read. But I might give it a try Someday!


IF YOU WERE ONLY ALLOWED TO OWN ONE BOOK WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

That is a very difficult decision for me. I would probably not listen to that person but I have to answer the question here! So, I would keep HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS with me. It is my favourite book and I could re-read it for like years!


Thank you so much for reading till the end!

I TAG ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO PLAY!

THANK YOU!