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Just Some Bibliophilic Things #2 |Favorite Author|and Lost in Translation #1

First of all pals, thank you so so much for the 200 followers 😍!! I am beyond grateful to you all. I would’ve made a post earlier, but I only post on Wednesdays and Sundays. But you all are so wonderful, I love you pals!! Thanks to each one of you for making me reach this milestone πŸ’–.


Now, for the two tags, here we go:

Just Some Bibliophilic Things

Hey Pals!! Today, I am participating in another Just Some Bibliophilic Things. This is a weekly tag hosted by Riddhi @ Whispering Stories.

This Week’s Question: Who is your favourite author? Why? Which book is an absolute favourite of yours written by that particular author?

My favorite author for now is definitely Neil Gaiman. I haven’t read many books by him, just three, but I surely will read many more. There is just something unique about Gaiman’s writing style that I haven’t seen in any other author. He writes as one would use magic. His words have a lot of power and he always creates a dark, quiet, beautiful atmosphere in his books.

And that’s not the only thing. He’s a remarkable storyteller. I listened to Norse Mythology by him and though it took me a little while to get used to it, I was hooked to Gaiman’s voice. It is just spellbinding!! Absolutely incredible.

My favorite Neil Gaiman book is probably Norse Mythology or The Graveyard Book.

I loved this book so much that I have actually listened to it 3 times and since I don’t usually reread audiobooks, that says a lot.

I read it this one quite a good while ago and I emerged out of it being absolutely stunned. I can’t choose between the two, both are awesome.

Lost in Translation #1

This is tag created byΒ Eryn @ Love Your Shelf. I was tagged by the creator herself. Thanks for tagging me Eryn. Basically, we take our last reads and use Google Translate to translate them into 3 different languages and then back to the original language to see how messy the results can be.

The Rules:

  1. Pick the last book you read.
  2. Put that book in Google Translate and translate it into 3 different languages, then back to English. (Please put which languages you used to translate them!)
  3. See how close (or how far) it is to the original book title.
  4. Lastly, put the original book title at the bottom and talk about your last read!

Translated Title (English-Kazakh-Portuguese-Serbian-English): Glass Odd

Any guesses? Which book could it be? Haha, time to roast Google Translate!!

Actual Title: Throne of Glass

Wow, what a roast, isn’t it!? I don’t think this book was “odd” in any way, so the translated title comes out as weird πŸ˜‚.

I Tag:

I had a lot of fun doing both of these tags, you should check them out too, they are really interesting. Also, there is no pressure in doing the tag if you don’t want to for any reason.

That’s all. Thanks for reading. Let me know who your favorite author is down in the comments. Stay safe. Ciao!!


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61 thoughts on “Just Some Bibliophilic Things #2 |Favorite Author|and Lost in Translation #1

  1. ✨ OHH MYY… NEHAL CONGRATS ON *200 FOLLOWERS* πŸ₯³ I’ve been loving your blog so much, especially how friendly you are and that enthusiasm just shines through your posts and makes me smile. πŸ˜ƒ

    Ahhhh I have heard SO SO SO much about Neil Gailman…. oooh I would love to try out an author with powerful writing a thank you for the recommendation. πŸ’—

    Haha glass odd was so funny πŸ˜‚

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    1. Why, thank you so much Cherelle 😍. Your comment literally made my day, I was sulking after my tuition test today, u made me so happy 😍😍. I’m so glad u like my posts πŸ˜ƒ
      Yeah, he is fab!!!! πŸ˜„
      I know right, stupid google translate πŸ˜‚. Thanks once again

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      1. πŸ˜—I love doing that so, no, I won’t stop. And FYI, that means congratulations my friend.
        I’m dissapointed, you could just give me ice cream? Even with emojis? Ce nest pas juste.

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  2. Congrats on 200 followers! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I think I’d actually be pretty intrigued by a book called ‘Glass Odd’ – from that title, I can’t pinpoint what it’s about at all πŸ˜‚ But it certainly doesn’t give me Throne of Glass vibes…

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  3. Congrats on reaching 200 followers🀩πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰! You have an amazing blog Nehal and I absolutely love your liveliness!🀩✨❀
    Neil Gaiman’s books sound really interesting and I especially love his quotes!
    Also how did Google Translate Thone of Glass to Glass Odd!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Google Translate should be the odd one.
    Thanks so much for tagging me!❀

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    1. Thank you so much Tess for your sweet comment 😍. It made me so so very happy 😁!!
      Yeah, he just has a magical way of writing you would love πŸ˜ƒ.
      I dont know πŸ˜‚. Glass and Odd are two diffenret words! πŸ˜‚
      You’re Welcome πŸ˜™

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  4. Congratulations on reaching 200 followers πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’•. I enjoy reading your blog. My favourite authors are many Victor Hugo, Ravindranath Thakur, Amina Said, Emily Dickinson, P G Wodehouse, and so on…
    My experience with Google Translate is similar, horrific and hilarious at the same timeπŸ˜„πŸ˜‚

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    1. Thank you so much πŸ˜πŸ˜€!! It really means a lot πŸ€—!!
      Ah, I haven’t read these authors but they seem nice. Glad to know ur a bookworm too πŸ˜†
      πŸ˜‚ I know how messy it is


  5. I love Neil Gaiman too! Norse Mythology is one of my favourites from, I also listened to the audiobook and it was an amazing experience! If you like Norse Mythology, you should try Odd and the Frost Giants from him!

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    1. Ah 😍😍😍 finally found someone who shares my love for Neil Gaiman!!!! 😍😍. Ikr, it was an incredible experience πŸ˜ƒ.
      Thanks a ton for the suggestion!!!!! I’ll check this book out πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ.
      Thank u, so so much

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  6. Congratulations on 200 followers – what a milestone! πŸŽ‰ I’ve not read any books by Neil Gaiman but Norse Mythology is on my TBR so I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed it so much. I might give the audiobook a go as I think mythology retellings come across even better when you can listen to them πŸ“šβ€οΈ X x x

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