The Silent Observer

The Silent Observer

Hi! Hope you’re all doing well. Today I am going to share a short write-up.

Hope you like it.


The Silent Observer


||The Silent Observer||

My life went by in looking at everything. I saw a woman screaming for help, but I chose not to be involved. I saw a child getting slapped by his father for wanting a candy, and I just walked by, choosing not to interfere. I saw a colleague being denied a promotion because of which gender he loves; I chose to stay quiet in the fear of losing my own. I used to laugh at those who said we needed change. I chose to stay away and created blissful oblivion for myself. A world where everything was alright. A world I had crafted to keep myself uninvolved.

Now, I am here and I see everything. The oblivion I had crafted, shattered to bits. My life long wish of being The Silent Observer has been granted.

I look at her as she scrounges for food in the garbage. I look at him, as he is denied job after job for his skin color; with no money to feed his little daughter at home. I look at the boy as he runs away from home, for he’d rather wear a dress. I look at all this and it pains me to know I never did anything, and now I can’t. The oblivion I lived in was made of poison.

What further horrifies me is the fact there are millions who have crafted oblivion just like mine. And every day, it grows stronger.

You see so much around you and you wonder. You have the power to make changes, but you hope somebody else does it. You have the capability to make things right, but you chose to stay away from the trouble.

Don’t make the same mistakes as me. No matter how little, try to make a change.
Don’t become The Silent Observer.


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Poems From My Journal||Part 3

Poems From My Journal||Part 3

Hi! Hope you’re all doing well. This is Part 3 of Poems From My Journal. Enjoy! 🙂

I have a habit of writing short poems in my journal(s). Recently, I was going through some of them and wanted to share them. Since there is quite a bit, I will post them in parts.

I get inspiration for these poems from the people around me, from books I’ve read, songs I’ve listened to, movies I’ve seen, people I’ve met. They are not related to my own personal life.


Poems From My Journal


||Now That You’re Gone I See||

Now that you’re gone I see,

The blame I took on my head.

Now that you’re gone I see,

The weight of the worlds on myself.

Now that you’re gone I see,

How I wasted my life;

On someone good at framing a lie.


||In The End||

In the end, we’re all little kids staring at the sky.

In the end, we all cry ourselves to sleep at night.

In the end, we all made the decision of getting back up.

Deep down, we’re all a little awed at the big world before us.


||Night Time||

Night-time was her kingdom,

When everything was quiet and dark,

When the birds didn’t chirp and the crickets could be heard.

The glare of the sun never pleased her.

It was the tenderness of the moonlight that brought her home.


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Thoughts of a Coffee Mug!

Thoughts of a Coffee Mug!

Hi! Hope you’re all doing well. The coffee trend has been going around for a while now. So, I thought I would contribute something a little creative. Thoughts of a Coffee Mug! Read below.


Thoughts of a Coffee Mug


||Thoughts of a Coffee Mug||

My human is NOT an early bird. She wakes up at – well, I don’t know when! I’m a coffee mug for goodness sake! I have to wait so long! You see, being a coffee mug, you are taught to be early and bright. But unfortunately, humans are not taught the same principles in a factory.

Most days are pretty ordinary. I wake up, wait for my human to wake up, wait for her to finish doing whatever she does in the room with the big white bowl. And then, at long last, she makes coffee! Ah! How that warmth wakes me up!

Then she takes me to her desk, where she proceeds to press buttons in front of a lit-up screen. Apparently, that’s her job! Ha! Can you imagine that!? Having to do nothing but to sit in front of a screen pressing buttons! It cracks me up! I wish my job was that easy.

As soon as she finishes the coffee, she rinses me out and sets me on a shelf. She’s pretty good that way. You didn’t hear it from me, but Lindy (the potted plant near the shelves) bets that the neighbours leave the mugs in the sink for days on the end! I shudder to my core thinking about it.

You must think, that’s pretty much my life. No, sir! I hate to burst your bubble, but my life is a complete rollercoaster!

Let me tell you something about last Tuesday. Well, I think it was Tuesday. It’s the only day I know. (Lay off me, I’m a coffee mug for the last time). Lindy calls me dramatic sometimes. She’s a potted plant; don’t listen to her.

Anyway, that day was perhaps, my worst day ever! She got up early for once and made coffee. As soon as she finished pouring, she violently set me down on the table, and rushed out of the house with her kid; while yelling to her husband, “It’s an EMERGENCY!”

Can you imagine the audacity!? She just left me! I tried to stay optimistic and hoped she would come back before I would have to experience the horrors of cold coffee! But she didn’t and I grew bitter and colder (literally!) by the second.

Her husband entered the kitchen twice whilst she was gone. But he didn’t even glance at me. He’s one of those green tea people, anyway.

Finally, she had the guts to come home and face me. I decided not to be angry at her. After all, I badly needed a wash. But she didn’t even come into the kitchen; she went straight to bed!

If I had eyes, they would have definitely sprouted water like humans. I don’t exactly know what it’s called. It’s when their eyes become watery and their face goes all red. Lindy tells me it’s called crying but I don’t think so. She’s a potted plant; don’t listen to her.

I sat there the whole night, wondering if that is what the neighbour’s coffee mugs felt like. I wasn’t sure if I was ready to forgive her.

At last, morning came and she came into the kitchen. She looked at me and said “Oh no!” I decided to forgive her. (Between you and me, I also really needed a wash!)

One time, I had a near experience with death. It all started with my human’s kid deciding to take me off the shelf and make “pretend coffee”. I am lucky that my human saw me and placed me back on the shelf. Or by now, I would be pieces of ceramic in a dumpster.

One night I was sleeping and dreaming about Lindy. (NOT because I like her! If you tell her I dreamt about her; you are dead to me. I will never hear the end of it! Oh, I can just hear her smug voice…)

Back to the point. I was rudely awoken by my human. And she didn’t even make her regular coffee. She made a DARK one. But I didn’t complain. I could see red circles around her eyes. After my years of service, I know that red circles around the eyes mean that humans are tired.

She took me to her desk and began pressing those buttons again. I realized she needed me to keep her awake and I puffed my, well, (hypothetical) chest. I tried my best to keep the coffee warm as long as I could. I felt pretty smug to know I could help her. I mean, what could Lindy do? Look pretty? A fat lot of good that would do.

In all, being the coffee mug of a human is hard. You have to deal with their terrible sleeping schedules. Sometimes you have to endure being left with cold coffee inside of you. But there are perks to this job too. You see them smile a genuine smile every morning when they take the first sip of coffee. They hold you tight in their hands; as if you are their whole world. You are the thing they turn to when they need to stay awake. (They don’t turn to a potted plant now, do they, Lindy?) You get to watch those moving pictures with them sometimes. (I absolutely love  those times!). But most importantly, you know your human loves you.


Thank you for reading!

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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!


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Milestones – 500 Followers

Milestones – 500 Followers

Hi everyone! Hope you’re all having a lovely day! Also, I hope you’re all healthy and safe.

Today I am rather excited. I reached 500 followers just a few days ago!!!!♥♥


Milestones


First of all, THANK YOU!! I couldn’t be more grateful to the blogging community for the love and support I received in the past year and a half. I’ve always said it, and I’ll say it again, my blog is my safe place. I have not been the most regular blogger as I have to juggle the blog, school, reading, home tasks and what little socializing I do! So, thank you to everyone for always being there.

I recently made my very first Instagram account and I would like to thank everyone who has followed me on there! Here’s the handle: thebookofjess7504


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

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Here’s to the… ||thebookofjess

Hi! Hope you’re all having a great day! We see so many little things around us. Little things that we appreciate, but then forget. Personally, I feel that I need to acknowledge them. So this post is dedicated to all the little things that come my way.


Here's to the...


Here’s to the lady who takes morning walks every day. Here’s to the mother who drops off her children to the school each morning. Here’s to the plants that grow in the cracks of the sidewalk. Here’s to the people who don’t hide their scars. Here’s to the people who accept their past. Here’s to the brother who bought chocolate for his sister with his last money. Here’s to the neighbors who say hi to each other. Here’s to all those people who miserably fail at an Aussie accent but keep on trying. Here’s to the fragile, delicate young love. Here’s to the ones who never lose hope. Here’s to all the beautiful, little things that come my way.


“The little things?

The little moments?

They aren’t little.”

– John Kabat-Zinn


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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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Me Before You: Book and Movie Review||thebookofjess

Me Before You: Book and Movie Review||thebookofjess

Hi! I hope you’re having a lovely day! Today I am going to be reviewing Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I read the book in late September and even though it made me cry a river of tears, in the end, it is one of the best plots ever created. It turned out that my sister had the movie on her hard drive, so I watched it too and well, it made me cry more than the book did if you can believe that! Today I am going to be reviewing both the book and the movie. Let’s go!


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Book Name: Me Before You

Author: Jojo Moyes 

Rating: 5/5 

Genre: Drama, Romance 

Summary: She walked the 180 steps from the cafe to her house, clutching the letter containing her last salary, she did not know how this unexpected turn of events was going to lead her to know who she really was. Louisa Clarke is a particularly unusual woman, who loves to wear outfits that might look like they’ve been put together by a very bright and enthusiastic kindergartener who aspires to be a fashion designer! She is described by others to be very chatty and lively. After losing her job at The Buttered Bun, she walks the 180 steps from the cafe to her house, clutching the envelope containing her last salary. Having spent 6 years working at The Buttered Bun, she was quite lost. 

After trying out some jobs that don’t quite appeal to her, she stumbles upon a six-month contract that requires her to take care of a man, Will Traynor, who suffers from quadriplegia, a condition in which one is unable to move his four limbs and torso.

Do you imagine living 28 years of your life filled with adventure, jumping off cliffs and surfing big waves and then, after an unfortunate accident, being restricted to a chair, where people have to take care of every aspect of your life? Well, that is what happened to Will Traynor. After two years of living in pain, he asks to end his life through Dignitas (a Swiss non-profit members’ society providing assisted/accompanied suicide to those members of the organization who suffer from a terminal illness and/or severe physical and/or mental illnesses, supported by qualified Swiss doctors.) His mother asks him to wait for six months, during which she makes up her mind to make ends meet if it meant for her son to have a desire to live again.

She hires Louisa Clarke as a carer for her son, thinking that the presence of a lively, young girl, would help him build a desire to live.

Once a very intelligent, witty, young man; after his impairment, has become quite moody, angry and bitter, with practically no goal in life. During the first days of her employment, Louisa finds it very hard to connect with Will, as he is adamant about sneering her and avoiding her on all costs.

But slowly, Louisa becomes pretty much the only reason Will gets out of bed in the morning. Louisa soon gets to know about Dignitas and helps Will to find a reason to live by taking him to concerts, horse races, and vacations. The question is, will she be able to save the person she has slowly fallen in love with.


Before reviewing the movie, I would like to gush about it a bit first! First of all, the movie was very similar to the books! That is rare in book adaptations. Secondly, this movie has Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter), Sam Claflin (Finnick from The Hunger Games), Jenna Coleman (Clara from Doctor Who) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys from Game of Thrones; which I am not allowed to watch, being a minor). So this movie has the cast of three of my favorite fandoms (Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Doctor Who). That…that was what drove me to watch this movie in the first place! Now, onto the review!


Movie Name: Me Before You (Based on the book “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes)

Genre: Drama, Romance 

Director: Thea Sharrock 

Starcast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Mathew Lewis, Jenna Coleman 

Rating: 4.5/5

Summary: The book and the movie are pretty similar and even though, the movie does not include some aspects of the movie, I really liked the way they portrayed the story. I understand that the movie cannot have all the aspects and details of the book. (even though we would all love that, wouldn’t we?)

The casting of the movie was also pretty immaculate. The book gives you more of an insight into what the characters are like, their morals, the story of their life. So, although the movie did not do injustice to the characters (like a few books to movie adaptations I could name*cough* Percy Jackson *cough*), I would recommend reading the book before watching the movie, because a) you’ll have the thrill of having your story come to life and b)you’ll get to cry over Will’s death again…”Yay,” said her readers, in a sarcastic tone….sorry!

If you’re the type of person who doesn’t watch a book to movie adaptation, then this movie is not for you. Reading the book, I imagined the castle, the gardens, will’s house mentioned in the book to be much more magnificent, but the movie did not exactly meet my expectations. So, if you have come to terms with the fact that nobody can actually turn a book into a movie, you’re good!

The movie, by itself, is very well directed and the cast is amazing and I would say it’s a must-watch, whether you are a book person or movie person.


Thank you so much for reading! Hope you’ll have a great day and a great week ahead! 

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

P.S. I got my laptop back! I can even describe how happy I feel!


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73 Questions with Jess (Vogue Inspired)

73 Questions with Jess (Vogue Inspired)

Hi everyone! Hope you’re all having a great day and a great week! Today I am going to be doing this really fun tag I saw over at Maggie’s blog and felt that I had to do it. So, Vogue does interviews with celebrities and asks them 73 Questions. I always love to see those interviews and had always wanted to do them and I got the perfect opportunity! This tag was created by Dawn@ Drawing Closer to Christ.

73 Questions [Vogue Inspired]


  1. What’s your usual Starbucks order? I don’t go to Starbucks.
  2. What does your work station look like? Very neat, practical and a lot of papers (arranged neatly!).
  3. Favorite food? Pasta.
  4. What do you think of open relationships? No comment.
  5. What is your favorite video game? I don’t play video games. I used to when I was 6 or 7, and I loved time management games.
  6. Guilty pleasure treat? Chips. You see, I have a sensitive stomach and don’t really eat outside stuff a lot.
  7. Your favorite movie? Bride Wars. 
  8. Favorite author? J.K.Rowling, duh.
  9. Favorite book? I don’t want to pick one…but I guess, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
  10. Twitter or Instagram? I don’t have either nor do I support them very much.
  11. Desktop or laptop? Laptop.
  12. Best advice you’ve ever received? Be Yourself. 
  13. What project are you working on right now? Writing.
  14. Favorite color? Powder blue.
  15. Did you get good grades in school? I am still in school and I get good grades in English and Social Studies and average in others.
  16. Dream job? Writer.
  17. Play any sports? I took part in a lot of races. That’s all.
  18. Do you have a degree? Not yet.
  19. Nationality? Indian.
  20. What is your favorite kind of blog post? All of them, really.
  21. What’s something that can always make you smile? Books. 
  22. Describe yourself in three words? Creative, Dreamer and Stargazer. 
  23. If you were a rapper, what would your stage name be? I don’t know…Elsa maybe. I would SO not be a rapper!
  24. Who was the last person you DM’d? I don’t have an Instagram.
  25. What’s on top of your wish list right now? A new phone.
  26. Sorting house? Ravenclaw.
  27. How many tattoos do you have? None.
  28. What are you most grateful for this year? New Opportunities.
  29. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this month? I made a new friend.
  30. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you today? Designing my bookshelf.
  31. What’s the best thing ever? Life.
  32. Favorite season? Winter.
  33. Favorite holiday? Christmas.
  34. What fictional character do you relate most to? Annabeth from Percy Jackson.
  35. Do you like surprises? I like the fact that someone took the time and energy to arrange it for me! But I do not particularly like being shocked. I do get over it very soon.
  36. What’s the biggest surprise you’ve ever had? When I got my first laptop.
  37. Which surprise made you cry? I’m too surprised to cry.
  38. What’s the best surprise you’ve given somebody else? A surprise party.
  39. Do you like muffins? Yes, I’m not a monster!
  40. Do you cook often? About 10-15 times a month. I love to bake, which I do about 3-4 times a month, depending on how much time I have with school, writing, blogging, and other day-to-day activities.
  41. What’s your favorite dessert? Ice-cream. Chocolate Ice-Cream.
  42. Is there a dessert you don’t like? None that I can think of right now.
  43. Cake or pie? Cake!
  44. What’s your least favorite food? Cottage cheese…hate it.
  45. What’s your favorite condiment? Mayo.
  46. It’s 4 AM on a random Saturday. What are you eating? I am sleeping, dear!
  47. If you could teach a college class, what would it be called? Reading and Writing 2. (I don’t know why! I just like it for some weird reason!)
  48. Best animated film? Frozen.
  49. What has a guy done or said to impress you? Nothing.
  50. The best thing to do on a first date? Talk and get to know each other.
  51. The worst thing to do on a first date? Be ignorant.
  52. What’s the last video you watched? A lyric video.
  53. Best comic book character? Spider-man.
  54. Name three things that can always be found in your purse? My phone, purse, and keys.
  55. Favorite drink? Coke.
  56. If you could play a historical character in a movie, who would it be? 
  57. Kittens or puppies? Both!!
  58. Favorite sushi roll? I have never eaten it.
  59. What lipstick do you use? When I do…Revlon.
  60. What foundation do you use? When I do…Maybelline
  61. Blow-dry or air-dry? Air-dry.
  62. Who is your fashion icon? I don’t really have one. I like Bohemian style but I don’t really follow anyone in particular for fashion.
  63. Favorite Disney character? Rapunzel.
  64. What are you doing tomorrow? I will be doing a bit of cleaning tomorrow. That’s all I know for sure.
  65. Movie you laughed the hardest through? Home Alone.
  66. A movie that made you cry? Titanic.
  67. If you could sing a duet with anybody, who would you choose? Bridget Mendler.
  68. If your life was a song, what would the title be? Something related to books…like “I read it all” or something cheesy like that.
  69. What’s your favorite animal? Dolphin.
  70. Favorite illustrator? 
  71. The person you want to have coffee with? J.K.Rowling and make her hate me by asking a million questions…hehe…
  72. What country would you like to visit? The United Kingdom.
  73. Best way to decompress? Write it all out.

I tag anyone who wants to participate! Be sure to link me, so I can read your answers! If you don’t feel like doing the tag, but like a few questions, you are free to share them in the comments below! I’d love to read it! 


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

Have a great day and a great week ahead! ♥♥


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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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Recommended Reading #2 ||Books for your Winter TBR!

Recommended Reading #2 ||Books for your Winter TBR!

Hi! Hope you’re having a great day! And I know, you might have read the title and thought, “Umm…which planet have you been on?  Fall is the next season, honey.” The reason behind it is I just finished an amazing book, A Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire. And I loved it! It’s a love story and it is oh so beautifully written! Now, I read a lot of genres but I LOVE to read a good love story in winter! It feels so…right.So, I decided to make a recommended reading on romance novels for you’ll to put on your winter TBR! Let’s start!


A Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire.

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Abby Abernathy is the perfect image of a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear has perfect grades and the same boyfriend for all the four years of high school.  Looking at her nobody would guess her dark past. Wanting to distance herself from her toxic parents, she moves across the country with her best friend, America, to Eastern University. She thinks it’s the start of a new beginning and it is. But not exactly in the way she thought. 

Travis Maddox, lean cut and covered in tats, the college charmer who wins money fighting in a floating fight ring, is exactly the kind of boy Abby steers clear of. Used to having girls, especially freshmen, crowd around him, he can’t help but notice Abby’s resistance to his appeal. He manages to convince her to be his friend. But, wanting to get closer to her, he places a bet – if he loses, he has to stir clear of all girls for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for a month. 

Abby is the one who sees the REAL Travis, without his faults and flaws, as someone who would make ends meet to make someone he loved happy. And Travis sees the Abby who is hidden…even from her own self. 

Beautifully Broken. Perfectly Imperfect. All Together A Beautiful Disaster. 

Recommended Age: 14+


Twilight by Stephanie Meyers.

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If you haven’t read it, you should! Because you might either love it or hate it! It introduces Bella Swan, a seventeen-year-old, who moves from Phoenix to the small town of Forks, Washington, and finds her life in danger when she falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. It is followed by New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.

Recommended Age: 14+


Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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The Fault in Our Stars, published in January 2012, is the sixth novel by author John Green. The title is inspired by Act 1, Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, in which the nobleman Cassius says to Brutus: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” The story is narrated by Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old girl with thyroid cancer that has affected her lungs. Hazel is forced by her parents to attend a support group where she subsequently meets and falls in love with 17-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee

v.i.a. Wikipedia

I read this book a while ago and couldn’t recall all the details, so I used the summary off of Wikipedia to give y’all a brief description of the book.

I loved the book! I read the title of the book when I was 10 years old but I had to wait three years to read it. It was worth the three-year-long wait! It is a beautiful book with a sad ending that has me in tears even after two years! I would recommend reading it with a good ‘ole box of tissues…

Recommended Age: 13+


Trylle by Amanda Hockings

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“What if your entire world was built on a lie?”

Wendy knew she was not normal. Her mother had never been fond of her. On her sixth birthday, her mother tried to kill her and accused Wendy of not being her daughter. Little did she know her mother had been right. Since then, she has lived with her older brother, Matt and their aunt, Maggie. They are the only people who love her and care about her.

But there is one secret she cannot tell anyone. Not even Matt and Maggie. How could she? They wouldn’t believe her! She can influence other people’s decision just by staring into their eyes. But she doesn’t like to use unless it’s absolutely necessary. It makes her feel dirty and manipulative.

There is one mystery that’s almost eating her up. Finn Holmes. A dark and handsome newcomer at school who stares at her every single minute. And has no legitimate answer as to why he does so.

One night, after a disastrous dance at her school, Finn Holmes turns up at her bedroom window confirms all the suspicions she had been harboring. All the horrible things her mother had told her were true. He tells her that she is a changeling who was switched at birth with a human child – and he has come to take her home.

He knows who she truly is, the answer to her strange power and holds the door open to a place she never imagined could exist. Förening, the home of the Trylle.

Now Wendy is about to journey to a magical world which holds both beauty and fear. She must leave her old life behind if she wants to save those she loves and discover who she is meant to be.

The best things in life happen unexpectedly! I bought this book without having any idea what it was about and I have been urging others to read it since!

Recommended Age: 14+


 

The Selection by Keira Cass

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I was recommended this book by a school friend. It was a rainy day (a pretty stormy one at that!) and I wanted to read something new and exciting. I decided to put aside my TBR and read this book instead. And I ended up reading all the five books in the series. (So we all know how that went…!)

So, this book is based in the future where the world is even more messed up than now!  In the country of Illea, the Prince chooses his wife by selecting 35 women from all over the country and chooses one of them to be his wife for a few months. It’s like a longer version of Cinderella with more details and where Cinderella has a secret lover and does not actually want to marry the Prince! Yes, people! You read that right! America Singer, our main character is in love with a boy named Aspen and only entered her name in the Selection because Aspen told her to. She considers the Prince to be a allow, self-absorbed, snobbish person, but in reality, he turns out to be a sweet, caring and a rather handsome person. And America feels herself falling in love with him. She is at battle with herself with these thoughts when Aspen turns up at the palace as a guard. Yeah, it’s complicated.

Based in the future, which has problems similar to ones faced by us in today’s world and also problems faced in the past in some countries. For instance, there is a system of castes. From One to Eight. The Ones, Twos, and Threes are the most privileged, Four are the middle class, Five, Six and Seven are the poor sections with Eight being the banished and poorest of the poor. I was really drawn to this book as it was pretty relatable to our world. It had no concept of magic or anything supernatural. I love to read that kind of books but it was a nice change to read something like this!

Recommended Age: 13+


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

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Lara Jean wrote a letter to every boy she loved in her life and kept it in a vintage hatbox that her mother gave her. One day she finds out that all those letters (five) got posted and are now with all the boys she wrote about! Wow, imagine that! Now, she must figure out what to do!

She ends with a “fake” relationship with one of the boys, Peter. I am not going to say anything about that as I am sure I will give spoilers that might ruin the books for you if you haven’t read them!

My favorite character has to be Lara Jean. She is so… me. Loves reading, baking, have one parent, is Asian, loves crafts, loves to keep trinkets and souvenirs, has an awesome big sister!

The best thing about this book was the way I felt instantly at home with it. After reading a few pages, I felt like I have seen Lara Jean’s house and I have seen these people in real life. That is one thing that I absolutely adore in books!

Recommended Age: 14+


For people below 18:
I would strongly advise following the Recommended Age for all the books. If you have any doubts, you should consult an adult before reading. Thank you!

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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Mystery Blogger Award

Mystery Blogger Award

Hi! Hope you’re having a great day! ♥ I was nominated for The Mystery Blogger Award by Ink’em Down and it’s very fun and I am super psyched to do this!


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What is the Mystery Blogger Award?
“The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.” – Okoto Enigma


Rules:

1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2. List the rules.
3. Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.
4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well.
5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
6. Nominate 10-20 people.
7. Notify your nominees.
8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, specifying one weird/funny question.
9. Share a link to your best post.


Three Things About Me.

  • I have four journals. I keep things like little paper notes passed in class, things written on napkins, little trinkets from occasions or from a day that I spent with someone special or a good day…you get the idea.
  • I am somewhat of a workaholic and worrier. I get anxious about things a lot. It has gotten better, though. But, I have come to see that I can actually use this anxiety and worry to my advantage. I always get things done on time…way before time actually. In the past few months, I have been pretty positive and I hope to continue it!
  • I listen to songs. But, I am the kind of person who listens to the same batch of 30 songs for a good few years. I do listen to new songs but not more than 5 times. Those 30 or so songs are CONSTANT! (I’m not ashamed to add that my list also has Let It Go from the 2013 movie Frozen because (a) I feel in love with it 6 years ago and (b) that song is freaking awesome!).

My Answers

What makes you laugh hard?

So many things. As of now, I would go with the show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It’s so funny! I can’t wait for the seventh season! Let me know in the comments if you’ll have heard of this show?

What is the one fruit you can’t survive without?

BANANAS!!!!! LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!

The biggest change in your life over the past year?

I sort of re-arranged my life in the past year. Last year was, there is no other word for it, crappy. A lot has changed since then, my classes, my house (we recently moved) and my general attitude towards things, the type of people I hang around with (I had some pretty bad “friends” all last year). So, a lot has changed and I think it would be difficult to put it in a paragraph because honestly, as simple as it seems, it’s not.

A book you’ve read more than once?

I always read a book at least twice if I really like it. I have read the Harry Potter books at least 15 times.

But…

I always reply to these questions with Harry Potter. this time, I’m going to give a different answer. I have read The Hunger Games books a good couple of times! I absolutely LOVE The Hunger Games!

If you could ride one wild animal, which would it be?

A lion! Ever since I read The Chronicles of Narnia, it has been my dream!


My Questions

  1. What is your favorite band?
  2. What is your favorite song?
  3. Would You Rather: Never be able to use a laptop ever again or never be able to use a phone ever again? (Sorry, I know it’s HARD!
  4. What is a melodramatic thing that you do?
  5. How healthy do you think your lifestyle is?

I Tag:

Ashleigh | By Hook or By Book | Sara | Jeyran Main | Justine Little Fears | Shalini | Ris | Maggie |

To the ones I’ve tagged, feel no pressure to do it soon, or at all! Just know that I absolutely think you are worthy of this award! ♥♥


Best Post

I think that my best post would be My Thoughts On Hermione Granger’s Behaviour in Philosopher’s Stone and Why She is the Main Hero.

Admittedly, it is one of my least viewed and liked posts. In my eyes, it is my best. Hermione is an extremely misunderstood character. People see her as a know-it-all and a stickler for rules and goody two shoes. But she is actually much more and inside, she is, after all, a girl who is scared of discovering the world. It is her attitude and skills that save Harry and Ron from the beginning. I put a lot of passion and work into this post and I would like it if you could pop over and give it a read!


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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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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Book Review: Beautiful Disaster||Jamie Mcguire

Hi! Hope you’re having a great day! I am the type of person who goes through quotes on Pinterest A LOT! The reason being that I love to cover things in quotes. My journal, my textbooks, notebooks…and my desk…is another story. Anyways! I came across a quote from the book and then literally hundreds “beautiful disaster quotes”. So, I decided to dwell in it and find out their origin. Then I discovered this book, read the short description and immediately downloaded the ebook and started reading! and boy did I love it!


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Book Name: Beautiful Disaster 

Author: Jamie Mcguire 

Genre: YA, romance, contemporary 

Rating: 5/5

Summary: Abby Abernathy is the perfect image of a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear has perfect grades and the same boyfriend for all the four years of high school.  Looking at her nobody would guess her dark past. Wanting to distance herself from her toxic parents, she moves across the country with her best friend, America, to Eastern University. She thinks it’s the start of a new beginning and it is. But not exactly in the way she thought. 

Travis Maddox, lean cut and covered in tats, the college charmer who wins money fighting in a floating fight ring, is exactly the kind of boy Abby steers clear of. Used to having girls, especially freshmen, crowd around him, he can’t help but notice Abby’s resistance to his appeal. He manages to convince her to be his friend. But, wanting to get closer to herhe places a bet – if he loses, he has to stir clear of all girls for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for a month. 

Abby is the one who sees the REAL Travis, without his faults and flaws, as someone who would make ends meet to make someone he loved happy. And Travis sees the Abby who is hidden…even from her own self. 

Beautifully Broken. Perfectly Imperfect. All Together A Beautiful Disaster. 


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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Monthly Wrap-Up||May 2019

Monthly Wrap-Up||May 2019

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all having a lovely day! I’m back with another monthly wrap-up! Last month, I took up my never-ending TBR list and picked 10 books to read in May. And then, being the amazing person I am, I completely disregarded it and went on to read a lot of books but only one from the TBR I had planned for this month! Don’t judge me…

So here goes!


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Selection Series by Keira Cass – 5 books

 

I loved these books! I started reading them on the 2nd and they were the main reason why I diverted from my TBR. But, I am very happy that I did! Let me know in the comments if you guys have read these and what were your thoughts? Also, the covers are breathtaking, aren’t they?

My Review: The Selection Series Review


To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Series by Jenny Han – 3 books

 

I’ve seen this book series everywhere and it has been on my TBR for quite a while now. They’re amazing, of course! Plus, the covers are just so perfect! Let me know what you’ll think of these books! I’m very excited to hear from you’ll!

My Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Series Review


The Hidden Language of Your Handwriting by James Greene and David Lewis

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My father gave me this book as I am very interested in such topics. I am still yet to read about 50 pages of it but it is a very interesting book. I will not be writing a review on this as this book is like a very detailed essay on what your handwriting indicates about you, your health, etc. Let me know if you’ll have heard of this?


Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer

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Nobody. Literally, Nobody can read The Artemis Fowl series and fail to love it! I shall be reviewing this with the fifth book, The Lost Colony, later in the month.


I did not re-read any book this month!!! What!?! That is extremely unlikely of me. But I have been very busy this month and will continue to be so until September!


I read…9 Books!

Same as the past two months! I’m really happy! But my eyes are not, they’re tired!!


Song of the Month:

Blonde by Bridget Mendler

I love this song! The way she has said ” Haters, Back-Off” to the people who think that blonde girls are stupid, earns a standing ovation!!


Movie of the Month

Avengers: Infinity War

Okay, so here’s the thing. I watched the Spiderman: Homecoming movie a few weeks ago, and I loved it! And I became an Avengers Fan and watched almost all the movies during the course of two months! On May 30th, I watched Infinity War and OMG THE END KILLED ME!!!!


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

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


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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before||Jenny Han||Series Review

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before||Jenny Han||Series Review

Hi! Hope you’re all having a lovely day! Today I am going to be reviewing the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series! I have seen these books everywhere and had wanted to read them for a long time. When I was done with The Selection series last month, I had time for about 3 more books left in the month. So, I decided to pick this up. And boy, I’m glad I did!


Book 1: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (4.5/5)

Book 2: P.S. I Still Love You (4/5)

Book 3: Always and Forever, Lara Jean (5/5)

Author: Jenny Han 

Genre: Young Adult

Series Rating: 5/5 

Lara Jean wrote a letter to every boy she loved in her life and kept it in a vintage hat box that her mother gave her. One day she finds out that all those letters (five) got posted and are now with all the boys she wrote about! Wow, I imagine that! Now, she must figure out what to do!

She ends with a “fake” relationship with one of the boys, Peter. I am not going to say anything about that as I am sure I will give spoilers that might ruin the books for you if you haven’t read them!

My favorite character has to be Lara Jean. She is so me. Loves reading, baking, have one parent, is Asian, loves crafts, loves to keep trinkets and such things, has an awesome big sister!

The best thing about this book was the way I felt instantly at home with. After reading a few pages, I felt like I have seen Lara Jean’s house and I have seen these people in real life. That is one thing that I absolutely adore!

I have only two words to describe my feelings for this series. LOVED IT!


I definitely hurried through this review. This is because a) I have so little time! And b) I am not going to review any books that I read in the past (i.e., I started reviewing books on my blog only a few months ago and I have been reading books for the past 5 years!). So, I wanted to finish reviewing the books I had read in May. And now I’m done with that! From next month, I am going to be reviewing books separately and in a little more detail. But I hope you guys liked this!


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

Have you read these books? If so, do you like/love them? Or do you plan to read them anytime soon?

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


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400 Followers + 1-year blog anniversary + New Look!

400 Followers + 1-year blog anniversary + New Look!

Hi guys!!! I hope you’re all having a great day!! I am having an amazing day! I reached the milestone of 400 followers and this month (May) I completed one year of blogging! I am so so happy!! Thank you every single one of you! I couldn’t have done it without your support and encouragement! I’d also like to thank my family for always being there and encouraging me!


Milestones!!


I started my blog in November 2016. I proceeded to post some stories and stuff but left blogging in about two months and didn’t do anything till late April 2018. This was mainly because of the teasing and bullying I got at school because of it and also the reason that I was very insecure about writing what I think. In April, I browsed through other book blogs and discovered a great many things about blogging that I had no idea of!

Even so, in the first few weeks, I was really paranoid about what I posted. But eventually, I became really comfortable and at ease with blogging and it became one of my “safe places”.

Now, a year later, I am very proud of what I accomplished. I have posted about 130 posts, gotten around 10,000 views this year a and reached 400 followers!

I wanted a change. A sudden change to my blog. So I did this:

The previous layout of my blog:

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The new layout:

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I really like this new color and the header image (which I designed, by the way!). I am the sort of person who does not like sudden changes. But sometimes I feel the need to change something suddenly. And a pretty drastic change at that! I had hair almost to my knees and then one day I decided to chop it off. I went to the parlor and made it shoulder length! And I really like my hair now. It’s just above my waist now and I am allowing it to grow for a few more months and then I’ll decide what to do with it! Okay, the point is that sometimes I really like these drastic changes that I make and sometimes I regret them. (Like when I decided to paint a pair of boots…let’s not go there…not my brightest moment!)

Changing my blog layout is something I am super into! I had been wanting to change it for a few weeks now. I was thinking of changing it to white or beige but it looked a little too plain and did not match my idea. This color is actually the perfect one as I have been gravitating towards blue in general for the past few months.


So that is all for today’s post! Once again, THANK YOU!! I did promise that I will be uploading the book reviews for all the books I read this month. I managed to read only seven books this month for various reasons! The reviews will be up tomorrow and the day after!


Thank you for reading! ♥♥

What do think of the new layout? Let me know in the comments!

I’d love to hear from you’ll! ♥


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The Zodiac Challenge

The Zodiac Challenge

Hi! I hope you’re all having a great day! ♥ | I saw this tag over at Hannah’s and Sara’s blog and as I adore Disney (Yes, I’m almost 15 and I love Disney. Problem?), I decided to this tag! Go and check out Hannah and Sara’s blog for more fun tags and great content!


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Rules:

  • tag the creators @bookprincessreviews
  • share one thing you learned about the person who tagged you
  • for each prompt say who matches your zodiac and if they fit your personality/likes/dislikes
  • tag at least two other bloggers you want to get to know better

Who Am I?

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CINDERELLA. Wow. I am happy but so much as I would be if Belle were my Disney Princess (like duh…) But I can relate with Cindy on loving nature and believing. What I cannot relate to is the fact that women need a man to save them. And also my favorite princess is Belle.


Who Do I Love?

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Flynn Rider. Okay, I can go with that! Tangled is one of my favorite Disney movies! (Toy Story and Beauty and the Beast being the others!) Flynn Ryder is also the coolest and nonchalant yet very brave and loyal and cute!


Who’s My Best Friend?

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Meeko! I am not a huge Pocahontas fan but I love that raccoon!


What’s My Greatest Weakness?

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Gaston. At last! Something from Beauty and the Beast! He is the most obnoxious and vain villain I came across. But I don’t think he is a weakness.


Thank you’ll for reading!!

Hope you have an awesome day and week ahead! Let me know your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear from you’ll! ♥ ♥


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Hi!

Hi!

Hi guys! I hope you’re all having a great day! I’m posting after about 10 days! There are quite a few reasons behind my sudden absence. The first and major reason being the heat! It’s 113 degrees(43 c)  here! So, it’s fair to say that I am dying! The second reason being my studies. Some people may already know, but for those who don’t, I suffered from a chest and stomach infection which had me sick for about 3 months. I missed everything during that time, school, play, blog, everything. So, needless to say, I couldn’t give my 9th-grade finals and have to repeat it. Overall, I am happy with this. It has helped to relax and be a little more sociable. (I am very very introverted.) But having missed about 3 months of school, I’m a bit behind. So, in order to pick up my pace, I need about 70% of my attention on my studies. That does not mean that I will stop blogging! I will just be making a few changes.

  •  A different pattern for book reviews. Now, here’s the thing. I read too much and too fast. I don’t struggle with book reviews, but I am always a bit nervous writing them. It takes me about two to three days to completely perfect a book review. (i.e., writing, typing, editing) So, I’ve decided to take a break from book reviewing. But not exactly completely. Instead of talking about the plot and what happens in the book, I’m just going to write my thoughts and how I felt after reading it. So, I’m not completely eliminating book reviews, just changing it up a bit. These “reviews” are going to be posted on the very day or the next day I finish the book.
  • Forgetting the past books. I started writing book reviews only a few months ago. But I have done book reviews of the books that I have read in the past as well. No more. I am going to review the books that I’ve just read. I am going to start by first reviewing the books I read in May before June.
  • One book a week.  I do get tagged for a lot of book tags and awards. (Or I see interesting tags and just wanna do them!) But from now on, I am going to do one book tag or award post once a week, on Saturdays.

So, that’s it. But these changes are going to make blogging a lot easier for me! Thank you for reading! I hope you’ll have a great day! Tomorrow I’ll be back with a book review (the new kind!)


Let me know what you think of these changes 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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Sunshine Blogger Award!

Sunshine Blogger Award!

Hi! Hope you’re having a lovely day! ♥ | I was nominated by TheIntrospectiveScribbler and Whitney for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Go and check out their respective blogs to check out their answers and great content!


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The Sunshine Blogger Award is per recognition award for bloggers that inspires positivity and joy.


Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.

Questions:

1) If you were to meet your self from an alternate universe, what would you do with them?

Do a switcheroo! Obviously! Have her live a day of my life and live one day of her life! I feel like that would be so interesting, especially if that universe is technologically advanced.


2) What’s more important for you, food or sleep?

Food!❤ How can I go to bed hungry!? And well, food is food!


3) Favorite breed of dog/cat?

Favorite breed of cat is Turkish Angora and favorite breed of dog is Welsh Corgi! ❤They’re sooo cute!


4) Five people, you cannot live without?

My sister, father, grandmother, and two of my really close friends. (If you’ll are wondering why I didn’t include my mother…that’s because she died when I was 2 years old…)


5) Do you think you would survive a zombie apocalypse?

It depends on so many factors! Like where I am, who I am with, what I have with me…?

I am a very good planner, so I think that I could think of a plan to escape and hide, and hopefully survive…


6) What is the best name you can think of for a baby?

I love proper English names! ♥ So, the best name I can think for a baby girl is Darcy or Rose. And for a baby boy, Harry or William. They are so cute names! I can’t pick!


7) Do you like your own name or would you want to change it? What would you change it to?

I like my own name as it’s pretty unique. Many people’s real name is Jessica or Jessie or Jesse and they use “Jess” as a short form! But my name is Jess! I’m pretty happy and content with my name.


8) Would you rather lose your feet or your hands?

Neither!!


9) If you were to meet me, what is the first thing you would say to me? (except for the “good mornings and afternoons and stuff” of course)

If I meet somebody, then the first thing I talk about is books! If they are not into reading, then I move the conversation to movies and shows or songs. I am also a very shy person and wait for others to make the first move. But after you get to me know me, I can annoy you to another dimension with my talking!!


10) Do you sleep on your back or on your stomach?

Generally, I fall asleep on my side, but while sleeping, I become a freaking gymnast!


11) Are there any habits you wish to get rid off? Or any habits you want to develop?

I wish to get rid of the habit of reading too late into the night! And I wish to develop the habit of exercising and going out more!


Whitney’s Questions:

1) How many books do you typically read at one time?

I read about 2 to3 books at a time. As of the day I am typing this, 3rd May 2019, I am reading Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer and Selection by Keira Cass.


2) What genre are you the most drawn to?

I am most drawn to YA. I just love it sooooo much!


3) What is your favorite summer activity?

Staying inside…haha! Just kidding! My favorite activity is cycling!


4) Do you shop for books mostly online or in physical bookstores?

I mostly shop for books online, ebooks. Although I do go to bookstores about once or twice a month. I love going to the bookstore! It’s like a maze of books!


5) What is your favorite bookish app?

Kindle app. I can easily read books on my phone and it’s very convenient.

Another app I use is a blue light filter app. The blue light in the mobile screen is what really damages your eyes. So, by downloading a blue light filter app, you can avoid specs! I discovered this way after I got my specs though!


6) Do you ever write in your books?

Okay, I do something weird. On the first page of my books, I write, “Property of a bookworm” I know it’s stupid but I love doing it!


7) What is your biggest pet peeve?

Little noises like table tapping, humming, pen clicking! Ugh! I hate these noises! Especially when I’m reading!


8) Speaking of pets, do you have any?

No. I don’t have any pets…yet…

I plan to get a cat in the near future.


9) Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Night owl. I am very moody and grumpy in the morning. I hate waking up!


10) How often do you read throughout the day?

Every two to three hours. Its like oxygen to me!


11) What is your favorite thing about blogging?

I can be myself.


I tag:

Sofii | Shalini | SimplyMe | Maia | Maggie | PerfectlyTolerable | Sophie | Shannah | Ich lese | Michelle | You!


My Questions:

1) How many hours a day do you spend reading?

2) Chocolate or Tea?

3) What is your favorite TV show?

4) Who is the person you go to if you have any problems?

5) Is blogging an important part of your life? If so, why?

6) Netflix or TV?

7) Do you have any pets?

8) What is your favorite music genre(s)?

9) At what time do you go to sleep and wake up?

10) Do you have any plants in your house?

11) Pancakes or Waffles?


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

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


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TBR || May 2019

TBR || May 2019

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day and a great week! Welcome to my first ever TBR post!

My TBR list is about four pages long and I am so overwhelmed every time I look at it! Every month, on average, I read 9 to 10 books. So I decided to pick some books I’ll read this month. Of course, I may add another book or DNF a book, but I’ll try to stick to the list!


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1) Quiet Power by Susan Cain

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Being a (true) introvert myself, I am very excited to read this book. People say they are introverts but they pick to spend time with others to spend time alone. An introvert seeks solitude and peace. So, I am eager to read this book and to discover what are the secret strengths of an introvert?


2) Frostfire by Amanda Hocking

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This book is the sequel novel to the Trylle series and the first installment in the Kanin Chronicles. I am excited to venture once more, into the world of the Trylle, and read another character’s story!

“This is the stunning first installement in a tale of love, betrayal and the need to belong.”

-Amanda Hocking

 


3) Artemis Fowl – Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer

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The fourth book in the Artemis Fowl series! Can’t say how excited I am! Opal Koboi, the villain of the second book, was said to be in a coma for a year but was she really?

I’ve already finished like 2/3rd of the book!


4) Artemis Fowl – Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer

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The fifth installment in the Artemis Fowl series! I’m nearing the end!!


5) City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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The first installment in the Mortal Instruments series! Can’t wait to get started! Many bloggers love the series and I can’t wait to see why!


6) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

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I’ve been trying to read LOTR since so long! Now I am hell-bent on reading at least the first book this month!


7) 30 Women in Power by Naina Lal Kidwai

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I am a strong believer in feminism and I love to read stories and autobiographies on women empowerment. This is a book I saw in my school library, and if I can, I’ll try to issue it. If I can’t, then Hello Amazon!


8) Re-read – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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How can I not? Like how?


9) Re-Read – Mockingjay by Suzzane Collins (#3 Hunger Games book)

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I love The Hunger Games!! The last one is perhaps my favorite! As I haven’t re-read any in quite a while now, I decided to re-read the last one!


10) Bookstore Surprise!

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I bought the Trylle Trilogy without even knowing what it was about. (Almost like a blind date with a book!) So, I’ve decided to take my lazy butt off the couch and go to the bookstore and buy a book that I know nothing about! Let’s see how it goes!


I must say, it feels nice to have mapped out what I’m going to read this month. Now I won’t have to go through my never-ending TBR to look for the next book to read!


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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Monthly Wrap-Up||April 2019

Monthly Wrap-Up||April 2019

Hi! I hope you’re all having a lovely day!♥ |It’s May already!! How time flies! It’ll be the middle of the year in a month! I am always super excited for May, as it is the start of my favorite season, summer! (It’s kind of a toss between spring and summer! But I like summer more as I suffer from allergies during spring!)

This month was pretty good for reading! I managed to read 9 books (3 re-reads). I feel that this month was definitely better than last month, where I re-read pretty much the whole month! (Although re-reading can be a very good thing!)

And also, I am so happy that I am publishing this right on time! (I finally did something on time! Lol!)


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Torn by Amanda Hocking

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The second installment in the Trylle Trilogy. Lovely book! I highly recommend reading it!


Ascend by Amanda Hocking

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Third and final installment in the Trylle Trilogy! I am a bit sad it ended!


Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code

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I was so happy that in this book the fairy People and Artemis actually have respect and gratitude towards each other! I must say this series is developing into a complex, and diverse yet lovable story!


 

Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan (Trilogy)

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Rick Riordan, the author of the Percy Jackson series, inspired me to read this! This is based on Egyptian Mythology and focuses on the two main characters, Sally and Carter, brother and sister. I wasn’t very interested in Egyptian Mythology until I read this! And needless, to say I loved it! I have never yet read a book of this author that I didn’t like! (And I don’t think I will tbh!)


Re-reads!

Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

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As I mentioned in my last month’s wrap-up post, where I re-read the House of the Hades, I feel like I have rushed through the last two books in the Heroes of Olympus series. So, a re-read was in order.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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Deathly Hallows

 

Like duh!


I read…9 books! 


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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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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Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian||Rick Riordan||Book Review||thebookofjess

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian||Rick Riordan||Book Review||thebookofjess

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! At last, I found some time to type one book review out! Though there are still PLENTY more in the queue!  Today I’ll be reviewing Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan.

Just to be clear, I’ve read the Percy Jackson series and Heroes of Olympus multiple times. (I just felt the need to clarify that…hehe…)


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The feels this cover gives you!

Book name: Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: 5/5

Summary: Every since Percy was claimed by Poseidon, he knew that he shouldn’t have been born. There was a Prophecy about him, how at the age of sixteen, he would be the one to make the choice which would decide the fate of Olympus.

And now, Percy is sixteen and he finally gets to know the full prophecy. The Great Prophecy.

A half-blood child of the eldest gods

Shall reach sixteen against all odds

And see the world in endless sleep

The hero’s soul, the cursed blade shall reap.

A single choice shall end his days,

Olympus to preserve or raze.

Endless sleep? Cursed blade shall reap? Percy’s sword, Riptide, is known to be an ancient, cursed blade…

All year, the demigods of Camp Half-Blood have been preparing for battle against Kronos’ forces, whose power becomes stronger with every half-blood he manages to recruit. 

As the Gods of Olympus struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos gets the perfect chance to advance on New York and towards the unguarded Mount Olympus.

Now it’s up to Percy and his friends (as usual) to save the day. But this is Percy’s deadliest battle yet. The world’s fate rests on this war. Olympus to preserve or raze. 


This book is everything. This is also the book where Percy and Annabeth become Percabeth. (Even Clarisse, the typical scary frenemy, was happy about that!) This book was the kind of book which gives you thrills and the feeling of “OH MY GOD! NOW, WHAT?!?” And just to be clear, this isn’t my first time reading this book! It’s about the 6th time. Don’t judge me…


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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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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Catling’s Bane||Diana Wallace Peach||Book Review||thebookofjess

Catling’s Bane||Diana Wallace Peach||Book Review||thebookofjess

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! Today I am going to be reviewing Catling’s Bane by Diana Wallace Peach. This book, along with the other three in the series was sent to me by Diana Wallace Peach.


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Book Name: Catling’s Bane 

Author: Diana Wallace Peach 

Genre:  YA, Fantasy, Paranormal 

Rating: 4.5/5 

Summary: I was introduced to a world which had flaws so similar to ours, it was hard for me to believe that it is fiction and not a story of some hidden country. 

In the city of Mur-Vallis live Farlanders who possess magical abilities connected to nature.  The Ellegeans establish an order where they are the ones who control society.  The Farlander’s magic was a threat to the Ellegeans and their system. Something had to be done. 

Every hanging day, the ones with magic who posed a threat to the Ellegeans were persecuted as a showcase of entertainment for the people. The Influencers’ Guild within the Ellegeans held control over the people’s emotions. The people had no control whatsoever over what they were feeling while their own family was being slaughtered. A mother could be grinning like a fool while her son was being put to death. 

All, except for Catling. Catling possessed a birthmark resembling a rose around her eye which allowed her to see and cut the threads of influence binding her and the people around her. Naturally, they want her dead. 


Ok. I’ll admit something. This book was not easy for me to read as it was very different from the books I read. But this book actually opened up a whole new horizon of books for me. The problems faced by the world are somewhat similar to our world. The people who posed a threat to the system were persecuted in this world. They were hushed up. Similar to our world, wouldn’t you say?

Thank you, Diana, for this opportunity! I really enjoyed reading it! ♥


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


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Also, so sorry for the long absence. My internet has not been stable here due to repairs and it won’t be stable until a few more days. Everything has been going on great. I managed to read 5 books before the 15th of April and I really hope to read at least 10 this month. Let’s see!

Monthly Wrap-Up||March 2019||thebookofjess

Monthly Wrap-Up||March 2019||thebookofjess

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! ‘Bout time I did one of these isn’t it!?!


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Switched by Amanda Hocking 

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At the beginning of the month, I went to the bookstore with very little time on my hands. I had barely 25 minutes to spend and I decided to take any book that appealed to me. I bought the Trylle trilogy. I went home and started reading it and couldn’t stop! My hands were glued to the book! It was that good!


Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer

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The second book in the Artemis Fowl series. I loved the book! I cannot wait to read the next one!


Catling’s Bane by Diana Peach

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Diana sent me this book, along with the other three in her series, and it took me a lot of time to read the first book! This was because I usually read books with a friendly, casual narration and fairly simple plot. This book was somewhat complicated and was definitely a step up for me! After reading this though, in the future, I will be much more comfortable reading books like these! I really enjoyed the book, though it took me time to read.


Trials of Apollo|Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan 

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I started reading this book December last year, right after finishing the first book, but I did not finish it because my examinations had started. The beginning of the book was pretty boring but as you read on, it becomes very exciting. Can’t wait to read the next!


Arabian Nights by Sir Richard Burton 

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The stories in the book were very captivating and the writing was beautiful, but I did not enjoy the book as much. You can read my book review if you want to see my rant about why I don’t like it!


Re-reads

I love to re-read books. I just cannot say goodbye to a book. To me, it is not just a BOOK, it is a world that I have entered. It’s almost as if I have a life there. However, this month, I did re-read a lot of books. Mainly because I was unwell and unhappy for a large part of the month and didn’t want to enter many new worlds!


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K.Rowling (re-read)

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I was recovering for a large part of this month and feeling down as I didn’t get to do the things I normally do. I was/am a little stressed. In the past, this book got me through depression and not very good times. Reading this book always makes me feel happier. I have read this book approximately 16 times.


House of Hades by Rick Riordan (re-read)

 

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4th book in the Heroes of Olympus series. I feel that I somewhat rushed through the last two books in the Heroes of Olympus series and this was my first time re-reading this book. And I loved it! (like duh!)


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K.Rowling (re-read)

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This was a wild decision. I was going through YouTube and came across a scene from the movie. I was nostalgic and decided to read the book! It was almost like a book craving!


Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan (re-read)

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Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse. This is my favorite book in the PJO series and I love it. This was my…5th time re-reading it. I don’t record how many times I read a book (I really should!) so this is a rough estimation.


No. of books read: 9

Nine is a good number. My monthly average is 10 books So, 9 is great! I am happy with myself! But next month, or rather, this month, I plan to re-read no more than 2 books!


Thank you for reading! I hope you have an awesome day! Let me know your thoughts and views in the comments! I’d love to hear from you’ll! ♥♥


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Artemis Fowl: Arctic Incident||Eoin Colfer||Book Review||thebookofjess

Artemis Fowl: Arctic Incident||Eoin Colfer||Book Review||thebookofjess

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! So, in my last post, I mentioned how I have been on a book review marathon! I have written many book reviews and this is the one I would like to share first! Enjoy!


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Book Name: Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident

Author: Eoin Colfer (pronounced “Owen” Colfer)

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction 

Rating: 4/5

Summary:

By the age of thirteen, Artemis Fowl has displayed signs of an intellect greater than any human since Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Artemis has beaten European chess champion Evan Khashoggi in an online tournament, patented more than twenty-seven inventions, and won the architectural competition to design Dublin’s new opera house. He had also written a computer program that diverted millions of dollars from Swiss accounts to his own, forged more than a dozen impressionist paintings that now hang in various galleries worldwide, and cheated the Fairy People out of a substantial amount of gold. 

The question is, why?

The answer is his father, Artemis Fowl Senior. 

Artemis Fowl Senior had bought a cargo ship, stocked it with 250 thousand cans of cola, and set course for Murmansk in Northern Russia, where he had arranged a business deal that could prove profitable for decades to come.

Unfortunately, the Russian Mafiya decided they did not want an Irish tycoon cutting himself a slice of their market and sank the Fowl Star. Artemis Fowl the First was presumed dead. 

Artemis Fowl the Second was now the head of an empire with limited funds. To restore his family’s vast fortune, he embarked on a criminal career that would earn him millions in two short years. 

As Artemis refused to believe his father was dead, this vast fortune was mainly spent financing rescue missions to Russia. 

The loss of her husband had a profound effect on Angeline Fowl, his mother. It is doubtful that she would have recovered had not her son, Artemis Fowl the Second, done a deal with the elf Holly Short. His mother’s sanity in exchange for half the ransom gold he had stolen from the Fairy People. 

Angeline, distraught over her son’s obsession and afraid of the past year on Artemis’ mind signed him up for treatment with the school counselor. The world’s youngest criminal mastermind against a school counselor. That’s not fair. Artemis himself had read more psychology books than the counselor! But the counselor left Artemis with one question. Does he consider anyone worthy of his respect? 

Artemis receives an email with a picture of a man dressed in rags of a once fine suit, with a sign around the man’s neck. Zadravstvutye Syn. Hello, son. 

His father is a captive. 

He gets the help of the Fairy People in this mission in exchange for his help to stop the goblin uprising. Although this is a deal, Holly Short and Commander Root almost sacrifice themselves to save him and his father. Butler, his bodyguard, and only friend is ready to die for him. Artemis believes that he has at last found people worthy of his respect. 


This is the second book in the Artemis Fowl series. In this book, we get to see Artemis develop as a person. He is more considerate, warm and caring. He also learns that life is not just about running after a mission, sometimes you need to think of family and friends as well. Overall, we can see every character developing and becoming a better person. (Or, um, fairy…) In my book reading experience, this is the book where we see characters developing, but not fully. They still have lots to learn and plenty of room for development. Overall, I enjoyed the book.


Thank you for reading! Hope you have an awesome day! Let me know your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear from you all! ♥

And also, I have reached 300+ followers!!! Thank you, everyone! I couldn’t have done it without you!!♥♥♥


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Switched||Amanda Hocking||Book Review||thebookofjess

Switched||Amanda Hocking||Book Review||thebookofjess

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! Today I am going to be reviewing a book that I actually bought by accident but ended up loving it! For the past two days, I have been on a book review marathon. In two days, I must have written about 15 book reviews! So, brace yourself for many upcoming reviews! 


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Book Name: Switched 

Author: Amanda Hocking

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal 

Rating: 4.5/5

Summary: 

“What if your entire world was built on a lie?”

Wendy knew she was not normal. Her mother had never been fond of her. On her sixth birthday, her mother tried to kill her and accused Wendy of not being her daughter. Little did she know her mother had been right. Since then, she has lived with her older brother, Matt and their aunt, Maggie. They are the only people who love her and care about her. 

But there is one secret she cannot tell anyone. Not even Matt and Maggie. How could she? They wouldn’t believe her! She can influence other people’s decision just by staring into their eyes. But she doesn’t like to use unless it’s absolutely necessary. It makes her feel dirty and manipulative. 

There is one mystery that’s almost eating her up. Finn Holmes. A dark and handsome newcomer at school who stares at her every single minute. And has no legitimate answer as to why he does so. 

One night, after a disastrous dance at her school, Finn Holmes turns up at her bedroom window confirms all the suspicions she had been harboring. All the horrible things her mother had told her were true. He tells her that she is a changeling who was switched at birth with a human child – and he has come to take her home. 

He knows who she truly is, the answer to her strange power and holds the door open to a place she never imagined could exist. Förening, the home of the Trylle. 

Now Wendy is about to journey to a magical world which holds both beauty and fear. She must leave her old life behind if she wants to save those she loves and discover who she is meant to be. 


It should be noted that this book does contain some bad words. So if you’re below the age of 13, please ask your parents before reading the book!


Thank you for reading! I hope you have an awesome day!♥

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


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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||J.K.Rowling||Book Review||thebookofjess

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||J.K.Rowling||Book Review||thebookofjess

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! A few days ago, I realized the amount of rant I do on how much I like Harry Potter and the fact that I have read the books multiple times, and yet, I have only reviewed the first book! And that too a long time ago! So, I am going to start reviewing the Harry Potter books, a.k.a my favorite book series in the world! I promise my reviews will be completely honest!


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Book Name: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J.K.Rowling

Genre: YA, fiction, fantasy

Rating: 4.5/5

Summary:

Harry Potter is an unusual boy in many ways. For one thing, he hates summer holidays and can’t wait to get back to his school. (You would too if you were going to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.) He cannot wait to get back to school after a particularly horrible summer with the Dursleys.

One night, the Dursleys hold a dinner party for a potential client for Grunnings, the Dursleys’ drill-machine company. Obviously, Harry is not invited and is banished to his room. He is to make no noise that might give away the fact that he exists. Of course, things do not go as planned!

He receives a visit from Dobby, a house-elf. Dobby tells Harry that he must not go back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for danger awaits him there. When Harry refuses, Dobby sneaks downstairs and ruins the dinner party by dropping pudding on the guests. (Really what a waste of perfectly good pudding!)

The Dursleys, under the impression that Harry has caused the havoc, lock him in his room and forbid him to return to his school. (Most teens probably long for that punishment! I know I do!)He is rescued by his best friend, Ron and his brother, Fred and George in their flying car.

Despite Dobby’s interventions, Harry manages to return to Hogwarts, only to stumble into the mystery of The Chamber of Secrets. (Dobby was telling the truth, Harry!)

On Halloween night, Harry, Ron, and Hermione find the message “The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Enemies of the heir, beware”, on a wall, painted with something that looks horribly like blood. Below this message is a petrified Mrs. Norris, the caretaker’s cat.

Suddenly, students who didn’t come from “pureblood” wizarding families start getting petrified.

The school is in a lot of danger and there is a rumor that if the threat doesn’t go, Hogwarts may be closed for good.


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


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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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Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth||Rick Riordan|| Book Review||thebookofjess

Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth||Rick Riordan|| Book Review||thebookofjess

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a great day! In the past, I have reviewed the first three books of the Percy Jackson series and here is the fourth! I must have read the books…6 times? I am NOT satisfied with reading a book just once!


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Book Name: Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The Battle of the Labyrinth

Author: Rick Riordan 

Genre: YA, fantasy, fiction, mythology 

Rating: 4/5

Summary: During a game of Capture the Flag, Percy and Annabeth find themselves lost in a strange and unknown place. They don’t know how they ended up there but they manage to get out in a few minutes. They come back to Camp to find people searching for them. They had been gone for over an hour. 

They had, unknowingly, entered the Labyrinth. 

Demigods are the only beings who can fight Kronos forces. Therefore, Camp Half-Blood is the first place on Kronos’ “To Destroy” list. (Not “To Do”! “To Destroy”! Screams evil!) He is planning the invasion to come through the Labyrinth, one of whose entrance is located at Camp Half-Blood. (How convenient!) 

Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson venture into this forbidding and constantly shifting underground world, seeking a way to stop Kronos’ forces. 


Prophecy:

Before going on a quest, each demigod has to visit the Oracle of Delphi for a prophecy. This is the Prophecy received by Annabeth:

You shall delve in the darkness of the endless maze,

The dead, the traitor, and the lost one raise.

You shall rise or fall by the ghost king’s hand,

The Child of Athena’s final stand.

Destroy with a hero’s final breath,

And lose a love to worse than death.


This is the fourth book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. This is the book where the actual war starts. Until now, it had been dangerous quests, riddles, and training. In this book, we also see characters blooming and former simple relationships turn to complicated and dramatic relationships. This is definitely a turning point book. (If that makes any sense!)


Thank you for reading! I hope you have a great day! Let me your thoughts 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!


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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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Trials of Apollo||The Hidden Oracle||Rick Riordan||Book Review ||thebookofjess

Trials of Apollo||The Hidden Oracle||Rick Riordan||Book Review ||thebookofjess

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! Here is another book review. I have been trying my hardest to write book reviews as fast as I can but the fact that I read faster than I can write has drawn me back! I am trying my hardest to catch up and I hope that you’ll understand. Today I am reviewing a book by one of my favorite authors in the world!


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Book name: Trials of Apollo. The Hidden Oracle

Author: Rick Riordan 

Genre: Fantasy, YA, Mythic fiction, adventure fiction, Drama

Rating: 4.5/5

Summary: Apollo wakes up in a dumpster in New York City. He has very vague memories of his father, Zeus, punishing him for revealing the Prophecy of the Seven too soon and thus, causing the whole fiasco of the series Heroes of Olympus. He learns that he is now a human teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. (Woah, that’s a name!) However, he has no time to ponder upon this as some thugs attempt to mug him. No longer a god, he does not have the power to fight them without training. A girl by the name of Meg McCaffrey saves him by knocking the thugs out with garbage. (She sorta specializes in that…)

Apollo learns that she is a demigod and it is unsafe for both of them to be wondering in the streets of New York without weapons. Luckily, Apollo knew someone who could escort them. Percy Jackson. (Calm yourself fangirls!) 

They reach Percy Jackson’s house and are greeted warmly by his mother, Sally Jackson. She makes them a seven-layer dip (Can I join in?) and supplies them with proper clothes. With Percy’s help, Apollo and Meg manage to get to Camp Half-Blood. 

Upon their arrival, they learn that the Oracle of Delphi, in the form of Rachel Elizabeth Dare, cannot issue prophecies. Communication methods have been unfunctional as well. With a cherry on top, Chiron informs them that campers have been randomly disappearing into the woods. (Think that this is kind of a weird welcome? That’s how we do it at Camp Half-Blood!)

That night Meg McCaffrey gets claimed by Demeter, goddess of agriculture and harvest.  It stuns Apollo that how can garbage-girl be the daughter of the goddess of agriculture. (And to be honest, it stunned me too!) 

The next day, Apollo tries to practice music and archery. As he is not a god anymore, his skills are imperfect. Frustrated, he swears on the River Styx to never use a bow or a musical instrument until he is a god again. (Yeah, bad decision Apollo.)

Rachel Elizabeth Dare returns to camp with news. A secretive company named Triumvirate Holdings is attempting to destroy all the oracles and means of knowing the future in the world. Hereby, making the future unpredictable for all creators. And they are staring with the Grove of Dodona, which is located at Camp Half-Blood and has been drawing campers to itself. 

It is up to Apollo to save the campers and the oracles. Apollo may be a scrawny demigod, but he knows where his loyalties lie. 


Till date, I have loved all the Rick Riordan books I’ve read. The thing I most loved about the book was how Apollo narrated it. Seeing things from his POV was hilarious! I really recommend this book to people who enjoyed reading the Percy Jackosn series and to people who love YA books.


Thank you for reading! I hope you have an awesome day! Let me know your views in the comments! I’d love to hear from you’ll!


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Arabian Nights||Sir Richard Burton||Book Review||thebookofjess

Arabian Nights||Sir Richard Burton||Book Review||thebookofjess

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a good day! Today I am going to be reviewing the book “Arabian Nights” by Sir Richard Burton. The book I read is written in Victorian English and is 716 pages long. I don’t normally go for books with short stories but the reason why I read this is… I wanted to read the original version of the book I read when I was eight. Reading this really changed my outlook.


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Book name: Arabian Nights

Author: Sir Richard Burton

Genre: Fairy Tale, Fiction. 

Rating: 3/5

Summary:

The Arabian Nights, also known as The Thousand and One Nights is a collection of fables, fairy tales, romances, and historical stories, originating from various ethnic sources, including India, Persia, and Arabia. The mainframe concerns a Persian king and his new bride, Scheherazade (My I had trouble spelling that out!). The Persian king, Shahryar, is shocked to discover that his brother’s wife is unfaithful and is shocked to discover his own wife to be even more blatant. In his bitterness and grief, he decided that all women are the same and should be punished. He begins to marry a succession of virgins, only to execute each one, before she has a chance to hurt him. Eventually, it is Scheherazade’s turn. On the night before her execution, she begins to tell the king a tale but does not end it. The king, curious about the conclusion, postpones her execution to the next day. The next night, she ends the tale and begins a new one. But only begins it. The king, eager to hear the conclusion, postpones her execution once more. So it goes on for A Thousand and One Nights. (It is unclear as to whether he executes her or not in my edition of the book). 


I usually do not give books such a low rating. Although this book was interesting to read and the stories were very capturing, there was something very shameful. Women treated like they were dirt. Even the women of high standards are considered a thing of pleasure and worthless. A doll, if I may say. They have no other job other than looking after the house and look pretty. I may be biased because I am a feminist. Actually, I am sure I am biased.

I heard about Arabian Nights as a child, but the stories that I read had women who were fighters. even princesses were brave and could do whatever the hell they wanted to. I was under the impression that all the things in the world nowadays, did not exist back then. ( Mind you I was like eight then!) But now, after knowing the truth and having read this book, not at all!

In my life, I have seen various examples of women being treated unequally. I have seen men say that women are weaker, women cannot work after marriage, women cannot go out in the evenings and they cannot do a hundred different things that men can. I live in India. In typical Hindu families, there is a rule that women must always cover her face with her saree when she is in front of her in-laws. Here most women are not allowed to wear western clothes, i.e., t-shirt and jeans. I am not disrespecting any religion, but what is the reason for which women are considered to be so weak and fragile?

Don’t get me wrong. The stories are really capturing and fascinating. But the fact that fathers could sell off their daughters, suitors could buy them, women being nothing but a toy, women having to sell themselves for money, is just too much.


Don’t let my views cloud yours! I’ll give you two reasons to read it: 1. the stories are good and most have a strong moral.

2. It’ll give you a really good description of how women were treated. (especially in countries like India, Persia, and Arabia) I would really recommend this to people my age who need to discover how women were treated and may not want to read lengthy textbooks.


Thank you for reading! Let me know in the comments your thoughts on this book, whether you have read it, or would you like to read it?


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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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Childhood books that will remain with me forever.

Childhood books that will remain with me forever.

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! I have good news. I am pretty much out of the danger zone that I had been in with my health. I am still taking some really nasty meds but well, it’ll be over in a few days! I am very grateful to everyone for understanding my decision of repeating a year, especially my friends. I expected to drift apart from them but I have actually bonded more than ever. It is not easy. Repeating a year, making new friends(especially friends who like books…) but well some things have to be done whether we like them or not. It is completely my decision and the reason I have made this decision is that it will be beneficial for me in the long term.

Ok, enough rant! Let’s get on with this post! This is my story of becoming a bookworm and the books that I used as stepping stones to lead me!

So, a few days ago, I was looking through my bookshelf to find a book and I saw that I have so many Famous Five and Secret Seven books and so many Enid Blyton books. I also have Narnia books and Peter Pan. I became a bookworm because of these books and I keep them like they are diamonds! I don’t lend them or take them out of the house! I gravitate towards YA and fantasy and sci-fi books now. But I remember every single thing that happened in these books. Today I’ll be sharing the story of how exactly did I become a bookworm that I am! Maybe I have shared bits and pieces of it already but who cares?


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I designed this just as I would have done when I was 10. Now, almost five years later, I am starting to think about how I would have looked when I went out in my sparkly hot pink jacket…yikes!

How I became a bookworm?

I was ten or eleven when our family went to a friend’s house. I was terribly shy and nervous. My father’s friend, Mr. Dias, asked me if I read books. I replied, “Sometimes…maybe” (Yes. That was my answer!) He had a table which had a lot of books on it. He took out two Famous Five books and gave them to me. I came back home and started reading one book. I was no more there. I was in Kirrin village. And I became a bookworm. Two years ago, Mr. Dias died and although I hardly knew him, I’ll forever be grateful to him for introducing me to this amazing world!


Now, I am going to be listing some books that I’ll always love, no matter how old I get. I am not including all the books I read nowadays, like Harry Potter, Hunger Games and all because they fall in the YA, fantasy category which I read nowadays, a.k.a after becoming a bookworm.


Famous Five 

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As mentioned, these books were the ones that made me fall in love with reading. After reading all the 21 books, I feel that Julian, Dick, George, Anne, and Timmy are real people. I still read this if I am feeling very sad because no matter what these books always cheer me up!


Secret Seven

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After finishing Famous Five, I was SO excited to find out that there was a similar series. Their meetings were so thrilling to me! I remember there was a small shed and an oil-lit lamp and it used to be dark and spooky when they sat down to discuss the newest, juiciest mystery!


Malory Towers

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So much of school drama and midnight feasts. I remember wanting to go to boarding school so bad after reading this! I have never had a midnight feast. Only light snacks when I stay up late reading or studying. Mostly reading. And every day. Ok, drifting away from the topic here! Anyways, I think no kid would have wanted to go to boarding school more than me at the time.


St. Clare’s

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My school is sooo boring compared to these books! I mean come on! They have girls here who formerly worked in a circus! The best I get in my school is a badminton or table tennis champion! No circus people in my school! I am so disappointed!

(While editing this, I am imagining all The Greatest Showman characters in my school. All like, “Oh! This is the Greatest Show!”)


Chronicles of Narnia

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Narnia! I remember watching them with my sister when I was 5 or 6. I didn’t really understand anything but I just loved it! I read the books a few years ago and I watched the movies again about a month ago and absolutely loved it!


 

Peter Pan

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I will still go to Neverland if I could get the chance. Who wouldn’t?!?! Seriously who wouldn’t? I’d like to ask them why?


And many many Enid Blyton booksenid blyton books.jpg

Enid Blyton was my favorite author when I was 10 and 11! I have read so many series like The Faraway Tree, Adventure Series, Barney series, Naughtiest Girl. And many others. If I name them all, we’ll be here for the next two days!


Thank you’ll for reading! Let me know in the comments if you’ll like to read these books when you were younger or if you liked to read something else? I would love to hear from you all! Have a great day!


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The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! I was nominated by Siobhan for the Liebster Award! If you haven’t checked out her blog already, then please do because you’re missing out on a lot!


The Liebster Award


Rules:

  1. Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award.
  2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you.
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination.
  5. Give these blogs 11 questions to answer.

1. What was your most recent DNF book?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Before you’ll kill me in the comments, let me clarify that I don’t hate the book! It’s just that the e-book I’m reading has a very small font and for some reason, I can’t increase it. So, I’m going to get a paperback of Pride and Prejudice soon and read it.


2. Which book got you hooked onto your favorite genre?

Harry Potter. Before Harry Potter, I used to read mainly adventure books and I wasn’t interested in books that introduced the reader with a whole new world.


3. Which well-loved author do you not like?

Meg Cabot. I don’t hate her. I just do not like books like Princess Diaries. I loved the movies though. (And it is very often I say that I like the movies more than the books!)


4. What book would you love to rewrite for whatever reason?

Allegiant. Tris dies. *Me: WHO KILLS OFF THE MAIN CHARACTER?!?!?*


5. If you could be one character, who would it be?

Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson books. She is smart, brave and just wow. And I would get to call Percy Seaweed Brain.


6. What’s your favorite dessert?

Blackcurrant Ice-cream. Love it.


7. Who was your first book boyfriend or girlfriend?

Um… If I have to say…Percy Jackson.


8. What’s your most recent obsession?

The songs from The Greatest Showman. They are so inspirational and have a good beat!


9. If you could be transported anywhere (fictional or real), where would you go?

Hogwarts is my home! *Daring anyone to say that it is fictional.*


10. What book or series would you love to reread for the first time?

Artemis Fowl. I am reading the second book as of now. And I would like to reread it in the near future.


11. What’s your most hated pet peeve?

Bugs. I cringe if I see a spider or fly or any insect in my house. My shout is so shrill that humans can’t hear it! Ugh.


11 Facts About Me:

  1. I have thousands of ideas for stories in my head but the moment I sit down to write them I have immense difficulty grasping those ideas.
  2. I had a throat infection when I was five and I wasn’t allowed to eat or drink anything cold for 6 years. No ice-cream or cold drinks or even cold water.
  3. I can’t sleep if there is too much light or too little light in the room. There has to precisely the right amount of light.
  4. I can run a mile in 1.75 minutes.
  5. I am two inches taller than my sister. We are ten years apart so this is a great achievement for me!
  6. I love baking. Especially cakes and pizza!
  7. I live in India but I do not like typical Indian food.
  8. Famous Five by Enid Blyton was the series that got me into reading.
  9. I have a memory jar. Let me explain. I found an empty glass jar in my kitchen and inspiration struck me! I decided to decorate it with random symbols and washi tape. And every time something good or memorable happens, I write it in a paper and put it in the jar. It’s like Dumbledore’s Pensieve but for good memories only.
  10. I hate mint. It’s the most disgusting thing according to me.
  11. I am a neat freak. But here’s a confession. I throw used papers and stuff on the ground and clean it up before sleeping.

My Questions:

  1.  What is your favorite book genre?
  2. What is your favorite musical instrument?
  3. How do like to spend your weekends?
  4. Is your workspace tidy or cluttered?
  5. What is favorite color? Why?
  6. What is your dream city?
  7. Who is your favorite author?
  8. What is your favorite movie?
  9. What is your style? (such as casual, elegant, etc.)
  10. Books or movies?
  11. What was your favorite cartoon when you were little?

I TAG:

  1. Diana
  2. Nassima
  3. Lorraine
  4. Sarah
  5. Elizabeth
  6. Hannah
  7. Kerys
  8. Shawn
  9. Tiffany
  10. Lisa
  11. Sahi

Thank you for reading! Let me know in the comments if you’ll like my answers. I’d love to hear from you’ll!



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The Marvellous Music Tag

The Marvellous Music Tag

Hello everyone! Firstly, this is my 101st post!! Today I am going to be going to a tag at Sarah’s blog and really wanted to do it! I know this is not exactly “book related” but hey, it’s fun! Also, forgive me if you find that most of the answers are from The Greatest Showman. I watched the movie last week and I am obsessed with the songs!


Rules:

1) Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their blog.

2) Share the tag graphic.

3) Link to the original blogs (i.e. Scribes & Archers and Of Rainy Days and Stardust Veins)

4) Answer the questions (links to the songs are optional)

5) Tag 5 bloggers.


The Tag Graphic.

What is your favorite song?

A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman. I watched the movie recently and I absolutely love it! This song is just…wow!


What song defines you as a person?

Who I am by Natasha Bedingfield. I heard this song when I was 11. It got me to think who I was? What did I like? Pretty deep thoughts for an eleven-year-old. Now I’m almost 15 and I know who I am and what I can do. So, this song doesn’t really define me as a person but because of this song, I knew who I was. (It’s okay if you didn’t understand! It’s pretty messed up!)


What song defines who you want to be as a person?

This is Me from The Greatest Showman. (Yes, I am obsessed with the songs.)

The way they accept who they are and don’t care what others think is a very courageous thing to do and something that very few can.


What is your favorite song from a musical?

Somebody from Lemonade Mouth. This is a Disney movie. I watched it in 2011 and re-watched it last year and it’s my favorite song from any musical.


What is a song that you can’t help but love?

Never Enough from The Greatest Showman. The high notes kill my ears every single time but I still love it.


What’s one song you can’t help but dance to? 

I know my answers are mostly from The Greatest Showman but seriously I love the movie.

The Greatest Show from the Greatest Showman.


What’s one song you can’t help but sing to?

Double double toil and trouble from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!


What is a song that reminds you of a book/series you love?

Neverland by Zendaya reminds me of Peter Pan. I searched “Peter Pan songs” a while back and I simply loved this song!


What is a song that makes you cry?

There is no such song. Sorry, but if you would have asked which book made me cry, I would have a freaking 50-page list!


I tag:

ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED!


Thank you for reading! Let me know a few of your answers in the comments, I’d love to hear from you’ll! And if you plan on doing the tag then do link me so I can read your amazing answers!


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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!


20 ques book tag


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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My views on Hermione Granger’s behavior. And why she is the main hero.

My views on Hermione Granger’s behavior. And why she is the main hero.

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! I am posting today instead of tomorrow because I may not be home tomorrow. Today I am going to do a post I have been wanting to do for a very long time!

Also, before we start, I want to let you’ll know about something new! I have recently updated my Contact page and I have also published an About page. So please go and check it out! And leave a comment if you like it!

I have seen many people posting hate posts about Hermione, I even got into a heated argument with one blogger. I am not saying everything she did was justified. But what was the ding dang reason!?!

Let’s explore!


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She discovered a whole new world at the age of eleven. That’s bound to affect her. 

Let’s be real. How many of us discover a world? Much less at the age of eleven!

Hermione Granger did not know she was a witch until the age of eleven. She was not very pretty but she was very smart. She had never had many friends. Then one day, after learning she was a witch, a whole new world of opportunities and possibilities opened before her. She would get to start over her life in a new world! She was/is bossy. Because of three reasons:

  • She thinks she’s always right.
  • She is almost always right.
  • She wants people to know she is right and wants them to stop teasing her and call her a know-it-all or nerd. (As we know, Hermione is a strong character and does not yield to circumstances, she bends the circumstances to suit her.)

As she is not a weak person and with the fact that people judge her by her high intelligence. She is no other resort but to be bossy. That is how she can get people to know her presence. Of course, it was a bad resort, but Hermione was a freaking eleven-year-old, a very intelligent eleven-year-old no doubt. (All through the books, I think, that Hermione wants authority, is capable of handling that authority, but isn’t always given the authority. In the fifth book, the Professors understand this and make her perfect.) She didn’t yet know how to cope with situations in a simpler and less bossy way.

House pride. 

She was very proud to be a Gryffindor and from her very first day she started earning points for her house with the help of her intelligence. She was not good at anything besides studies and magic. Sports was way out of her league. She was proud of being able to earn points! She tried to stop Harry and Ron from doing stupid things because she was afraid that if they were caught, they would lose house points. She had a lot of house pride.

Being expelled was a nightmare.

We all know Hermione’s iconic quote “…killed or worse expelled.”. There was more than her thirst of learning behind that. She was afraid that if she made any mistake, she would be expelled. Of course, later on, she learned that Hogwarts did not expel students for small rule-breaking. But then, she was very very afraid of it. If she were to be expelled, then she would have to return to the Muggle world and live there for the rest of her life. That thought was unbearable to her!

She was ashamed that she didn’t have any friends.

Ron made fun of her when she outshone him in Charms. Ron is a very sweet and nice person but he can be a tad too unkind. She wouldn’t have given it a damn if Ron had sulked. But he chose the mean path and made fun of her. Of the fact that she did not have any friends. So she cried and hid in the bathroom. You can say that Ron was angry that she beat him and was taking out his anger. Like an eleven-year-old would.

Why she lied to Professor McGonagall?

Yes, she was ashamed to admit that she hid in the bathroom. Anyone, even a freaking 30 years old would be ashamed to admit that. Her fear of being expelled also worked on her. But I think that she saw that Harry and Ron had risked their lives to save her. She did not want any trouble for them after that. So, she took the whole blame on herself and made it sound as if Harry and Ron had risked their lives, which they had. Maybe McGonagall saw through this. Maybe she didn’t. But anyways, all that was done was some point deduction and addition. Harry and Ron saw that Hermione appreciated their help and they became friends.

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Why Hermione Granger is the main hero?

Let’s go book by book, shall we?

Philosopher’s Stone

She helped the other two figure out what was hidden under the trap door. (The Stone)

She also brought them out of the Devil’s Snare. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, Ron yelled to light a fire. Only after she said, “it hates the light”. It is normal to panic at times like this! Harry and Ron would have died then and there. She also figured out the Potions Riddle. Without her, Harry would have drunk the wrong potion!

Chamber of Secrets

She was the one who figured out the whole basilisk thing. Without that crucial bit of info, Harry and Ron might not even have gone down to the Chamber and Ginny would have died and Voldemort would be back to power. So yeah, even in a petrified condition she helped!

Prisoner of Azkaban

It was because of her thirst of learning did she acquire the time-turner. Without the time -turner, Sirius and Buckbeak would have died.

Now, people say she tormented Ron with the whole Scabbers thing. Did Ron expect her not to get a cat for herself? Did he want her to apologize for her cat’s natural instinct? She handed in the Firebolt because she was worried about Harry. Nobody knew at the time that Sirius was a good man after all (Except Wormtail and all my fellow Harry Potter re-readers!). It was wrong of Harry and Ron to get angry with her.

Goblet of Fire

She helped Harry learn all the spells for the Triwizard Tournament. She stayed up all night to help him learn the Accio spell. Without her help, Harry wouldn’t have been able to get past the dragon. She also excepted the truth about Harry not entering his name. She was a support pillar for Harry for the coming books and Harry to her.

Order of the Phoenix

She was the one who thought of the DA. All because she wanted to be prepared for what was out there. And boy did that come in handy! She also helped Harry from being Crucioed by Umbridge. And she fought bravely in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.

Half-Blood Prince

Ron was a prat to her throughout this book. She was annoyed because of Ron and the Potions book. This book mainly focused on these things, along with Dumbledore’s lessons and Draco’s plot. She had been right about the Half-Blood Prince, but I agree that she was jealous too. She, along with Ron, Neville, Luna and many others fought bravely on the night of Dumbledore’s death.

Deathly Hallows

Every. Five. Seconds.

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Nailed it!

Thank you for reading! I hope you liked it! Let me know in the comments whether you did or not (critiques are also welcome!).


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I hated doing this! But now its a new beginning I guess!

I hated doing this! But now its a new beginning I guess!

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great day! I know you hate me for disappearing from the face of the earth for the past two months! I am ALIVE! I have been very stressed and pretty unwell for the past year. I went to the doctor and it was detected I have a sort of inflection in my large intestine or something. Today is the test to detect exactly what the inflection is. It’s curable and everything but I don’t think I will be able to give my final exams which means I will have to repeat 9th Grade. It came as a shock but I think it’s all for the best. Once this inflection is kicked out, I’ll be healthy as a horse(is that a phrase or did I just make it up!?!?!). Due to health factors, my and my family’s and the fact that all I have been doing this year is gulping up my book and throwing up on my paper which is not good. I am a person who likes to understand things. I am not a brainiac but I like to know what happens instead of just mugging it up! So, as I do have a pretty thorough background of what will be taught, I will be able to go back to my normal, much better way. Because of school, I did not pay attention to my sports (which I love), blog(a very important part of my life), my family and most importantly my health. So, this new session will be a repairing stage of my life. I’ll be much free. And I will get a chance to start new friendships and have a “gap” from my old “school chums”. So, overall, it’s the best decision.

Thank you’ll for reading this rant!

Edit: Thank you, all of you, for being so supportive! This is beyond words! 🙂


I’ll post every Tuesday and Saturday, so be sure to check it out! (Today was an exception!)

Have a great day!

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Through thick and thin. Books are always there for you.

Through thick and thin. Books are always there for you.

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a good day!Today I want to do a post about something which I love…books.I have been wanting to do this post for a long time. So here goes!

We lose ourselves in books but we find ourselves there too…

Every book that I have read has a unique plot and with my own imagination I have always made another fictional character in the plot which I felt like ought to be there!

I have been reading since I was 9 years old. Before that…not so much…I never found a book that I really liked. Then one day I went, with my family, to the house of a friend of my father. He asked me whether I read books? I answered “Sometimes. I have been trying to read the Secret Seven.”

He gave me two books. Famous Five. Five on Kirrin Island Again and Five go to Billycock Hill. I went home and started to read the first one. This was the sixth book in the series but I understood the plot quite well. I have never had problems with these kind of things. I stared to read the third PJO book and I understood.

From that day onward I have been addicted to reading. I love to sit and read and read and read. I don’t understand what people do in their free time if they hate to read! So many people I know HATE READING!!!

When I am happy books make me happier. When I am sad, books make me happy. Whatever books always make you happy!


Do you read books? If yes, what genre of books do you like? Let me know in the comments!


Thank you and have and amazing day!