Q/A||thebookofjess

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all having a lovely day! Today I thought I would do a Q/A to let you’ll know to know me a bit better. Most of these questions I found on different Pinterest posts (Pinterest never fails you!) and some of them I came up with myself.


Q1. What did you learn a little too late?

I think the fact that even when you are willing to go the extra mile for people, most of them don’t even want to take an extra step for you. You need to recognize the people who are appreciative and loyal but they are hard to find.


Q2. What habit do you have that you think not many other people have?

I collect little things that seem extremely insignificant. A little note that someone writes to me. A pen that I love. The tag from a piece of clothing that I love. I keep these small things in a journal and currently, I have 3. (And 5 writing journals)


Q3. What are you too hard on yourself for?

I always have the feeling that I have to make things perfect. I am, admittedly, too hard on myself sometimes if things aren’t perfect.

Also, I wish that I was the type of person who doesn’t get affected by what others say. But I do. So, I guess I am a bit hard on myself when I get affected by trivial things.


Q4. What do most people underestimate about you?

I am a shy, quiet person. I used to hate talking in front of an audience. And people generally think that I am incapable of being a powerful speaker. I also sing, which hardly anyone has heard, except my sister. I do sing in school sometimes but not in my real “singing” voice. I have quite a shrill voice when I talk but while singing it’s quite deep. So, in general, people tend to think I am not an assertive speaker.


Q5.What’s the biggest sign of weakness in a person?

I feel that a person is weak if they are not able to make a sincere apology. Making someone feel bad is no achievement and it is something quite despicable. I consider a person to be weak-minded if they are not able to express their opinions, apologize for their mistakes, and cry.


Q6. If you dropped everything and went on a road trip, where would you go?

I would love to go to the Grand Canyon. I have always wanted to hike up the Grand Canyon.


Q7. What makes you angrier than it should?

The fact that I make a promise to myself to wake up and go to sleep early, but failing to do it every time just drives me up the wall!


Q8.What is the favorite part of your daily routine?

At night, when I’m done with everything, I crawl into my bed with a book and read for an hour (…or two..!). That’s my favorite part of the day.


Q9. What’s the ideal weekend for you?

The ideal weekend for me is when I don’t have the pressure to complete some of the other work for the coming week and when I’m just able to write and read.


Q10. What did you want to be when you were younger?

I badly wanted to be a detective. I don’t know why. I am a person who would like a creative and safe job. A detective’s life (though amazing) is a bit too risque for me.


Q11. If you could identify with one fictional character, who would it be?

Hermione Granger or Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter.


Q12. What are the ten things most important to you? (thing, not person)

  • My memory journal(s)
  • My writing journal
  • Books
  • My mother’s ring
  • Laptop
  • Mobile phone
  • Spectacles
  • My pillow (sounds weird but I can’t sleep with my pillow!)
  • Food ( I love food…)
  • My whiteboard

Q13.What is your favorite physical and non-physical attribute about yourself?

Physical: Hair Non-physical: My thoughts.


Q14. What do you daydream about?

I create an unnamed character and put them in a scenario and think about how it would go on. I tend to watch it in my head. Also, I am a light sleeper but a heavy daydreamer. If I start daydreaming, it will take a marching band to wake me up again!!


Q15. If your life was a novel, what would the title be?

Writing My Way Through Life. (I just typed the first thing that came to my mind!)


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!💞


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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