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Discussion Post: Why I Don’t Read Self-Help Books

Hey pals!! Today I am bringing you a post about why I don’t find myself reading self-help books and why I think my reason, if not right or popular, at least makes some sense.

Not me realizing its high time I post something meaningful instead of full stops for blog names and commas for comments πŸ™‚

Note: I don’t mean to insult anyone’s opinions. I am just sharing my own opinions. Also, this is a discussion posts so feel free to share your views in the comments.


Firstly, they sound hella boring. They feel like a long, tiring lecture that hardly helps. Everything just crowds inside of my brain and nothing makes much sense at all. It’s like getting a thousand pieces of advices all at once. I know there are some wonderful books out there, I might even read them some day. And though I know a few of these books can even make an impact on me, I just don’t find myself interested.

I avoid non fiction. It sounds too real and I read to escape this world, to escape the cruelty of humanity for at least that small period of time. To some point, even autobiographies are interesting because they at least they have a plot, a story. Self help books are completely different. They stretch on and on, with no meaningful story at all. Just hey-this-is-how-to-become-a better-individual stuff.

Mainly, I find the concept kind of weary. All the this-book-will-change-your-life thingy doesn’t interest me and I find it hard to believe. Also, they act as if they are great books when in reality, most of the advice is not even required. They give us advice on things we don’t even think about and that makes me feel useless.

What is believable is instead of giving tips about what to improve and how to be better, I would like to read about it in the form of a story. Basically, it’s like in a story or tale I witness those lessons instead of reading about them. And the concept of reading this thing seems boring while if I am actually going through an incident that will make me learn, that is something that leaves an impact. And story books are the best way to do it.

Okay, this GIF is totally unnecessary, but helllllo, Spongebob!!!

Another major reason is that the main focus of a self help book is to help us become a better person, so these books are filled with tips and tips and tips on self improvement. And instead of feeling like a book they feel like my school’s morning assembly which tries to give so much information that most of it just goes out of the head πŸ˜ͺ.

To summarize, I feel that self-help books give one so much information that hardly any of it sticks with them. On the other hand, if one is reading a random fantasy novel that they are totally loving and it has some random quotes thrown here and there, I feel like that’s what has a profound impact.

Now, I am not saying that these books are bad or that they do not help you at all. What I mean is that they teach us a 100 things and only 10 of those things will actually be able to fit into our little minds.


Now, I want to hear all of your thoughts on self help books. Do you agree with me? Why? Do you disagree with me? Why? Let me know in the comments so we can all chat.

So, that was it! The basic reasons why I don’t read self help books. Don’t forget to share all of your thoughts on this too.


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Discussion Post: 7 Popular Books I Will Probably Never Read

Hey Pals!! So, today I’m going to be sharing 5 Popular Books that I have No Interest in Reading. Without much ado, let’s get started. Yeah, cause I really don’t know what else I can do with the intro πŸ˜‚πŸ˜.

Note: I do not mean to insult the following books or their authors. I do not mean to hurt anyone’s opinions. Also, this is a discussion post, so feel free to share your views in the comments.


1: The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles

This was one of the cringiest films I’ve ever watched and being someone who barely dislikes movies, it says a lot when I say that absolutely I hated it. This movie was just ugh. It was so clichΓ© and so obvious. It was worse than just the normal clichΓ© that we usually see in contemporary stories where the authors or directors can make the story better through a fine plot progression but in this movie, none of that! I found it super awful and cringey so I’m never reading this book. Rant over.


2: 50 Shades of Grey by E L James

Don’t really need a reason for this one now, do I? I am never watching the movie and never reading the book. I want to stay away from the kind of “stuff” this book offers for as long as I can, and I can do that pretty easily considering I have endless books on my TBR.


3: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

I have read one book by this author- An Enchantment of Ravens, which I DNFed after reading half of it. The reason is that this author has a very metaphorical writing, and it’s very descriptive when it comes to nature, and I personally do not enjoy beautiful writing in books. I love it in poems, but in books, nope! So I to conclude, I know that I won’t enjoy this book, so why waste my time on it?


4: The Heir by Kiera Cass

This is the sequel (though I like to call it companion novel) to The One by Kiera Cass. It follows the story of the daughter of the main character and I just don’t wanna read it because for some reason, I feel like I won’t like it. Firstly, this book is kind of unnecessary, and it’s also not loved by the majority of fans of the original trilogy. I remember absolutely loving The Selection trilogy, and its characters, but from what I know, those characters don’t even play a major role in this book, which I don’t find interesting.


5: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k by Mark Manson

Okay so, we all know that this is a truly popular motivational novel. And that’s basically it! The reason why I am not interested in this book. Because I don’t freaking read self-help books. They sound soooo real, and I read to escape real, not to find myself immersed in it.


6: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

From what I know, this book deals with some very mature topics like suicide, mental health, and a lot more. And it’s also a pretty sad and depressing read as people say it, so I’m.not really inclined towards reading it. I have to admit that I’m kind of intrigued by it but I don’t think my little brain would be able to handle such stuff so I’ll just avoid it for now.


7: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

The reason I’m not going to be reading this book is that I wasn’t that big a fan of The Hunger Games trilogy or its prequel, both being written by the same author. Plus I don’t like the cover of this book, or the synopsis (which I haven’t even read by the way πŸ™‚) so I will probably never give it a shot. Plus, committing to another series when I’ve got so many unfinished ones already is pretty hard. Do you feel the same way πŸ€”? Do you ever feel that you want to read a book but can’t commit to another series? ‘Cause I certainly do.


So, that was all for me. What are your thoughts on this? Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? Should I maybe give any of them a shot? Let me know all in the comments πŸ˜€.

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Discussion Post: 5 Drawbacks of Being a Reader (or 4 cause I can’t really think of 5 πŸ§)

Hey Pals!! Today, I am going to be sharing 5 Drawbacks of Being a Reader…kind of.

So, being a reader, we readers are constantly in the habit of telling people the benefits of reading and just how much reading helps us and brings us happiness. But every thing in life has its disadvantages and while we may try to oversee them at all points, we can’t deny that this beautiful, heavenly and joyous act of reading also has some drawbacks. Today, I am going to be sharing 5 such drawbacks that I have come across. Here they are are:

Note: This is a discussion post, so feel free to share your veiews down in the comments.


1: People expect me to be a writer

While reading increases our vocabulary and broadens our imagination, it doesn’t mean that every reader aspires to be a writer someday. It doesn’t mean that every reader sees in them the potential to be a writer someday. I personally, have been in several situations where people not only want me, but expect me to be a writer, considering I read so much and also post tons of writing blogs. And this may come as a surprise but I am not sure if I really want to be a writer.

I think that I have fine writing skills, not maybe good but fine, and if I try, I can become quite an author. But there is just so much pressure that it takes the fun away. It may not really sound like much of a drawback, but sometimes it can be petty overwhelming for me.


2: It makes me hate the real world to an extent that is not healthy

We all know why readers read- to escape reality. Sometimes, I start to think so much about the lives of book characters that I begin hating my life and begin overthinking everything about it, and it has changed my outlook on several things that I would have preferred to see in a different way. At times I just feel like all I want is to escape this reality, to run away from it, and it makes me so ungrateful yet I still keep feeling this way. And it is not a healthy way to feel at all as it gives me nothing but pain.


3: It harms my eyesight

I don’t understand why people aren’t bothered by this at all, considering that fact that I freak out on a daily basis due to this. The major reason I avoid e-books and buy physical copies of books only if the audiobook is not available is due to the fact that I already wear glasses and don’t want my number to increase any further. I already use mobile phone too much, and reading through laptop or phone further adds to my screen time.


4: At times, reading gets me so engrossed that it affects my schedule

Except…there’s only one thing in it: yes, you guessed right- reading πŸ™‚

We all know how this feels. We keep reading a book so much that all we care for are the lives of our favourite characters, and I know full well how freaking hard it is to put the book down and study for your finals which are happening in less than a fortnight. At times, I just keep on reading and waste valuable time in that, and regret later when I begin stressing about exams!


I had to think A LOT to come up with the final point and it still does not fully apply to me, and hence the title of the post is the way it is. So, forgive me!! πŸ˜‚

5: People keep judging for no reason

I’ll be honest, I’m besides the point in my life where I’m bothered by people who judge me due to the fact that I’m reading. But sometimes, it can be a little exhausting. But as I said again, it doesn’t bother me much and not many people judge me anyways, but when they do, all it does it remove them from my good books. So yeah, I included this point taking in view that just because I’m not bothered, doesn’t mean others aren’t. Some people, I’m pretty sure, might find it really hard to deal with all the judgemental people and it makes them less of a “socializer”. So people, get your judgy eyes off us please. We’re probably way better than you, go get a mirror and judge the person who stares back instead.


Despite all this, reading still rocks! And all these points easily get overshadowed due to my love for it.

So, that was all. What are your thoughts on this? Do you relate to any of this stuff being a reader? Is there any other drawback you feel like you experience being a reader? And if you’re not a reader, what did it feel like having an insight of our lives? Let me know all in the comments πŸ˜€.

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5 Light and Heartwarming Books to read this Valentine…β€œπŸ™‚β€

Hey Pals!! Today, I am here to share five books that you should read on Valentine’s Day… πŸ˜šπŸ™‚

Note: This list consists of the most light-hearted, fun, sweet and heartwarming books, with amazing love stories ο₯°. It totally does NOT deal with any gory, horror, sad and depressing stuff. I’ll say that again- it does NOT… β€œπŸ™‚β€ . So, let’s begin then!!


1: Animal Farm by George Orwell

This book NAILS it for romance. Don’t believe me? Have a look at the pink cover. A bunch of animals rebelling against their master under the leadership of a corrupt pig? Sure gimme that. What else could you want on this Valentine!?

The romance in this book was epic! From humans being overthrown by a flock of geese to pigs singing songs in the dead of the night, the love story in this book is just apt! A truly must-read on Valentine’s Day ο₯°.


2: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

In this series, three children are trying to flee from the clutches of their evil uncle who decides to show up after their parents’ deaths to be their legal guardian and spends the entirety of the 13 books in the series trying to kill his nephew and nieces. This oh-so-romantic tale will have you swooning 😍.


3: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

See…the list just keeps getting better and better πŸ˜ƒ.

This book follows the story of a girl who has just moved to her new house, and while exploring strange places as is obviously πŸ™„ the habit of every typical YA female protagonist, she finds out some awfully romantic things. Here they are, why don’t I show you πŸ™‚:

See, so heartwarming and sweet 😚

From fake mothers with black buttons for eyes to spirits of lost souls trapped in closets, the romance in this book will have you gushing till you can gush no more πŸ˜ƒ.


4: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Want a light read? Sure. This book deals with the three most non-serious topics of all time- death, grief and gun violence.

The light-heartedness of this book makes me sigh. *sighs dramatically 😌*

The book starts in such a way that you know it’s going to be a love story better than Titanic as…it starts with the main character trying to control his emotions after his brother has been shot to death πŸ˜€.

Throughout the entirety of the book, we encounter the “usual” YA characters like ghost visitors who come to give a piece of advice to this boy on his way to kill his brother’s murderer.

I bet you got your perfect pick for 14th Feb then…if you don’t, I still have one more bomb to drop.


Adding the cherry πŸ’ to the cake πŸŽ‚, I have…πŸ™‚

5: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 😍

If you still haven’t read this book, read it specifically on Valentine’s Day and thank me later 😊.

Yeah so, this book has the usual romantic drama, what with the two main characters falling in love with each other… Oh and did I mention, falling in love with each other on top of battling to stay alive among 22 other kids in an arena where only one can come out alive, and the rest are either killed…or worse.

So be ready to be a part of a world where the oh-so-unclichΓ©d love triangle between the average best friend and the new handsome guy is wrapped up in the most unexpected way possible.

Well then, happy reading The Hunger Games!πŸ™‚


So, those were all the overly heartwarming books to read this Valentine’s Day β˜ΊπŸ’–. Let me know your thoughts on them down below.

πŸ™‚πŸ™ƒ

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Discussion Post: 5 Books I Meant to Read in 2020 but Just Couldn’t

Hey Pals!! Today, I’m going to sharing 5 out of a gazillion books that I had intended to read in 2020, but as is the case with every typical, procrastinating, weird book lover, was just not able to πŸ™„πŸ˜‚.

This post was inspired by Kaya @ A Fictional Bookworm . So, thanks for the inspiration. Do check out her post, it was really cool!

Note: This is a discussion post, so feel free to share your views down in the comments so we can all chat.


1: The Girl who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhil

The cover! The title! The hype! Nothing else matters, I really wanted to read this book just because of these three factors. But as soon as I got my hands on it, all my excitement vanished. Please tell me it’s happened to you too and I’m not alone 😭.


2: Specials by Scott Westerfeld

Can I just say that the first two books in this trilogy- Uglies and Pretties, are utterly fantastic! I loved the first book, and I liked the second book too, and I just can’t wait to get to the third one. This is such a thin book, and I really wanted to finish the series, but I just don’t know why I never felt like reading it. Hope to get to it this year.


3: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

At this point, I’m actually really ashamed for not having read this book. Seriously, who am I kidding!? I am already in love with the synopsis, and I haven’t read many fiction books that deal with serious issues, so I’m like really excited to give this one a shot. Hopefully, I’ll end up loving it just as much as everyone else.


4: Save the Date by Morgan Matson

I have been meaning to try this author’s books since a really long time now and I had finally decided to start with Save the Date, but…will it be weird to say that I don’t even have a proper reason for not picking it up, except that I just wasn’t in the mood? I hope not.


5: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I had literally even started this book and was like one or two chapters in when I stopped cause a) I didn’t feel like reading another series cause b) It requires a lot of commitment when c) The first book is pretty long in itself and d) The hate opinions about it kinda turned me off. So, there you go!


Bonus book which nobody asked for πŸ˜ƒ:

6: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I.Love.This.Book’s.Cover 😍! *makes a mental note to buy it on her birthday, so the long wait can finally be over*


So, that was all for me. What are your thoughts on it? Have you read any of these books? What is a book you meant to read in 2020, but were never able to? Let me know in the comments πŸ˜€.

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3 Types of Bookworms

Hey Pals!! Today, I am doing a post on 3 Types of Bookworms.

There are bookworms everywhere in life. It doesn’t matter how many books you read, you are still a bookworm. Today, I randomly decided to break down all bookworms into 3 categories on my observations…you know, just for fun 😁. So here they are:


1: The Bookworm who Reads a Couple of Books a Few Months or so:

These bookworms are the ones that read books from time to time. They enjoy reading and find pleasure in it but not enough that they are usually found reading. There could be various reasons that prevent them to read a lot but still, reading is something they appreciate rather than something they love.

2: The Bookworm who Reads Books as a Hobby:

These bookworms totally love reading books and it is usually what they do when they are free. While they have a lot of other hobbies too, reading is usually in their Top 5. They are crazy for books and always find time to do some reading.

And next, we have the topmost category of bookworms, the ones who…

3: live and breathe books ✌🏻

Bear be like: I don’t freaking caaare about what you wanna tell me, just lemme read in peace!!

For these people, their life literally depends on books, not figuratively. Books to them are what food is to others. They don’t read books, they devour them. Reading to them is not a passion but a necessity of life. Something they do in order to stay alive. A kind of a healthy addiction! These people get awkward when answering questions like: What are you doing? Coz the answer is always the same. They have reached that point in their life where they cannot imagine a future without books. They are never too busy to not be able to read.

Pro tip: Never, never, never, never, never, NEVERRRR in your wildest dreams, disturb such readers while they are reading…unless you want a mortal enemy πŸ™‚.


Note: It’s perfectly okay to be any kind of these bookworms. I’m saying this to make sure nobody thinks I’m trying to be insulting, because I obviously am not πŸ˜‰.

Anyways, let me know in the comments which of these three categories you put yourself in 😁.

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Discussion Post: 5 Books That Did Not Quite Live Up To Their Hype For Me

Hey Pals!! Today, I’m going to sharing 5 books that I read and felt like they were a little over-hyped. These books aren’t necessarily bad, but just not as amazing as they sounded either. Let’s begin!

Note: This is a discussion post, so feel free to share your thoughts down in the comments.

Disclaimer: I do not mean to insult these books, or their authors, or anyone who loves them. These are just my personal preferences. I don’t mean to offend anyone.

1: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

This book is a Cinderella retelling. Wow Nehal, nobody knew that! Thanks for stating the so unobvious fact.

So anyways, I went into this book with super high expectations, because I had heard so many good things about it. And I’m not saying that it did not live up to the expectations, the thing is, after I got used to the story, I actually started to feel pretty immersed in it, and I was just swept away reading this book. But as soon as I finished it, I don’t know why but all those love feelings about it vanished. Like, I cannot connect to it the same way now as I did when reading it. It was a good book, a fun read when you’re reading it, but that’s it for it. It wasn’t a book that was memorable or anything…it was just fine.


2: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass

And that’s me signing my death warrant πŸ˜ΆπŸ˜‚.

I really don’t know what was wrong with this book, what made me feel like I didn’t absolutely love it, but all I know is that I didn’t. I enjoyed it a good amount when I read it, but I could not find myself connecting to it at an emotional level, or even caring about the characters at all. I guess Elena’s bragging and her inability to act like a normal person kinda pissed me off. The girl has faced so much but for some reason, on top of making her the strongest assassin in the book, the author also made her someone who never cries, never allows herself to be overwhelmed by her losses or just, you know, act like a normal girl who has suffered a lot, and it was done to a point that it got super annoying. I’m currently reading the second book, and from what I’ve heard is that after reading more and more books in the series, the first two don’t even have any significance left anymore, which…I’m just, how can I not be less interested in a book I’m reading if you say that about it to me!?

I am yet to read the rest of the series, so maybe I’ll like it later though.


3: The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Okay, before you freak out, hear me out, okay?

I have never in my life had expectations as huge as I had for this particular series. I was severely disappointed!

Like I totally loved reading the first book, everything was so fast-paced and adventurous, but it never made it to my favorite series list or anything as I had expected it to. Moving on, the series went totally downhill from there. The second book was totally unnecessary and the third book…man, do I have serious issues with it! Like, that book was so freaking long considering nothing was happening. And what the hell is wrong with Katniss! She never feels? At the death of THAT PARTICULAR character, I did not shed a single tear, why? Because we never got to see Katniss’ emotions upon that death. All we got was the dying part, and then Katniss going into shock or something, I don’t know, I just found it was too unrealistic.


4: Paper Towns by John Green

This was another severe disappointment. Well guess what? I have learned not to have high expectations…like ever!! It’s not healthy dude.

There is this mystery in this book where this really popular girl in school- Margo, disappears and the main character- Quentin, whom she hasn’t ever talked to in her life until last night, thinks she has left clues for him to find her…or something like that. Now for the part where I tell you what I didn’t like: it is unnecessarily long and throughout the majority of the book, the characters are just trying to solve the “Margo-mystery” and nothing actually happens but for them failing continuously. I was hooked only because I wanted that mystery to be solved, and believe me, the long wait was so not worth it. The book ended in the most clichΓ©, not at all surprising or plot-twisting way, and it was all just super meh!


5: Tunnel of Bones by V.E. Schwab

This is the sequel to City of Bones and I really enjoyed the first book, didn’t really care about this one though. Looking back on it, both of these were kind of bleh.

These books are middle grade paranormal, what with all the chaotic poltergeists and the ghost best friends…oh, and the dead main character who can see the souls of the dead and has to “send them on”. Jokes aside, I really enjoyed the first book, but it did not have any lasting impression on me, it was easily forgettable. And the second book was just like a replica of the first one, and I was bored of the same plotline, so I didn’t like it much.


What are your thoughts on this? Have you read any of these books? Do you feel the same way about any of them or do you absolute love them? Let me know in the comments, so we can all chat.


That’s all. Thanks for reading. Stay safe. Ciao!!

Ps: If you liked this post, do you want me to a second part too?

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5 Tips On How To Read More #2

Hey Pals!! Today, I am here to share some tips on How To Read More Books. So, I did a really similar post like this a few months back, and I shared some 5 tips on this subject. Today, I will share 5 other tips.


Click here to check out my other post: 5 Tips on How to Read More


1: Create the atmosphere

Choose the quietest place at your home and sit on a comfy chair, just relax, make yourself comfortable and beautify your surroundings a bit so that they make you feel at ease and motivate you to read. Light a few candles, bring a mug of coffee, change the light settings, even click photos of your books and you will feel a sudden urge to read.


2: Watch and/or make Booktube Videos

Booktube is a big community out there on YouTube that uploads bookish content. These people have great videos up there that interest readers worldwide. From monthly TBRs to monthly wrap ups, from tags to challenges, from recommendations to least favourite books, they have bookish videos ranging from anything to everything. Watching their videos will be the biggest motivation you can get.

For a start, here are five cool and popular Booktubers to check out:

  1. Jessethereader (my absolute fav, bubbly and fun)
  2. Merphy Napier (great for writing tips)
  3. Hailey in Bookland (diverse book recommendations)
  4. A Clockwork Reader (honestly, her unpopular opinions are the best)
  5. PeruseProject (another one for good book recommendations)

3: Set a reading goal

This is actually one of the simplest and yet one of the most effective ways to ensure that you read more. Set reading goals for every month of the year or for the year as a whole. Knowing that you still have to read a number of books to finish the goal, you will constantly pick up books and it would become a habit. But make sure that goal is neither too short (otherwise it would be futile to set the goal in the first place) nor too long (otherwise reading would become forced and would cause stress).


4: Make your account on Goodreads

Goodreads is the app that every reader needs (well, not exactly, but it’s helpful). It helps you not only to keep a track of all the books that you have read but also to get personalized recommendations. There are millions of readers on Goodreads writing reviews and having book discussions and you could be one of them. People’s reviews about books will help you decide whether you should read a particular book or not, not to mention that you will be able to establish your own opinions of books. It will make sure that you complete the reading goal for the year by keeping a track of all the books that you want to read and such a motivating platform will definitely help you read more.


5: The art of DNFing Books

DNF stands for did-not-finish. This term is used when you don’t finish a book you are reading. If you are not enjoying a book that you are reading, there is practically no need to finish it. Put it down and pick another book. It would save a lot of time, energy and would allow you get to a book you might actually enjoy. And I know full well how hard it can be to DNF a book, but here is a quote that might help you: So many books, so little time.


And lastly, READ TILL YOUR EYES BLEED…..

JUST KIDDING, don’t do that. LOL!!


That’s it! I hope this helped you πŸ˜€. Do let me know how if benefitted you and tell me if you liked my tips and if you would suggest the same to a friend. Thanks for reading. Stay safe. AdiΓ³s!!

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Discussion Post: Drawbacks of Reading Multiple Books at the Same Time

Hey Pals!! Today, I am going to be talking about the drawbacks that I come across as someone who reads multiple books the same time.

Number 1: You eventually fall down 😞

Some people feel bad for reading only one book at once, others feel bad for not reading only one book at once. Some people consider reading multiple books at the same time an art. Me- I think it’s not an art or talent, just something you do because you want to. And though, I mostly read more than one book at once, because I have commitment issues when it comes to books, I have come across some things in this “art” 😜 that actually trouble me. Here they are:


1: It makes me appreciate each book I am reading less

When I read multiple books at the same time there are usually those two books that are just F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. So naturally, my main focus is on those two books. And though I do read the other books too, I feel like they aren’t that good, which is true, but the thought comes from comparing those books. So when I finish that less good book, I don’t know what was bad about it but I still find it hard to give it a good rating. One month later, I realize that it was actually a pretty good book πŸ˜‘.


2: It makes me DNF perfectly good books

This is something that doesn’t happen if I read only one or two books at the same time. But when I read five to six books at once, I usually don’t like every one of them and that is the major reason for me to DNF them. DNFing books is, in my opinion, pretty good. But if it happens because I am not interested in a book just because I am reading better books than that one, then it makes me feel bad for doing it.


3: It delays the amount of time I would’ve taken to finish a book if I had read it as my main focus

Since I am not focusing on that particular okay-okay kind of book, it takes me a longer amount of time to finish it than it would’ve taken me had I not been reading it along with my instant all time favorites. And it’s really frustrating when I take a lot of time to finish a book. Sometimes, it’s taken me moooonths to finish a book due to this reason 😐.


4: It makes me easily forget what happened in the last few chapters of a book

I would stop reading that particular meh kind of a book for a week and when I would eventually return to it, I wouldn’t be able to remember what happened in the last few chapters. This makes the comprehension of a story hard because I forgot why a particular character just acted a certain way. Now, I don’t forget everything but I forget those little details that would add so much more to a story had I just remembered them. This is the by far the worst disadvantage especially in audiobooks because sometimes Google doesn’t have chapter summaries of the less known books so I can’t even Google what just happened.

😭The Struggle is Real😭

That’s it guys!! These were all the disadvantages that I could think of. Despite all this, I know I will still read multiple books at once 😁. Yeah…it’s a bad habit I have and can’t get rid of. But hey, it helps my reading slumps!!

What about you? How many books do you read at once? What are your thoughts on reading more than one book at the same time? Let me know in the comments.

That’s all. Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed it. Stay safe. Ciao!!

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Discussion Post: 5 Popular Authors I Need To Give A Try

Hey Pals!! Today, I am gonna be talking about some popular authors whose books I haven’t yet read. These are the authors I am yet to give a try and I feel like I should.

Spoilers: By the end of this post, I’ll probably lose half my followers because of the wonderful list I have here πŸ™‚.


1: John Green

Yes, you read right. John Greeeeeeen! I haven’t read a single book by this author, and yes, that includes The Fault in our Stars. There isn’t much of a reason for not reading his books except that I was never much of a YA contemporary romance reader and so I have recently gotten into these kinds of books. Everybody keeps on praising this author and I think I will read a few of his books quite soon.


2: Maggie Stiefvater

So many people are all in awe of the writing style of this author. I don’t care about any of that. The reason I want these books is purely because of the gorgeousness (that’s a word, right?) of these covers. I have never seen any book covers as beautiful as these. This is the probably the part where you realize that yes, I judge books too. But I can’t help it, these covers are goals, man!!


3: Brandon Sanderson

I know πŸ˜—, I know 🀐, I know 😬! This is getting more and more unpopular and I bet many of you are probably wondering what in the world is wrong with me.

But here’s the thing: I discovered this author pretty recently and I just haven’t gotten around to reading any of his books. The other trouble is that I don’t know where to begin. I do own The Mistborn Trilogy but I am not entirely sure why I haven’t read it yet. I gave it to my sister as a birthday present and currently she’s reading the first book so I’ll just wait until she finishes it. And then… I’ll probably still not read it πŸ€ͺ but I’ll think about it.


4: Laini Taylor

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy has been on my TBR since forever. I have been avoiding it mainly because of, well, content. I feel like this is a dark series and so up to this point, I haven’t picked it up. But I was always so excited to read it. I think that the books in this trilogy have amazing covers and I have heard so many praises on Booktube about this author’s books that I can’t help but feel that it’ll be worth reading.


And now, to add the cherry πŸ’ to the cake πŸŽ‚, I have:

5: Rainbow Rowell

Please don’t kill me πŸ˜•!!

Like I said, YA contemporary romance wasn’t my thing until a really long time. Believe me, all of these books are on my TBR, I’m just waiting for that right moment to come, that moment when something happens that hits me with the sudden irresistible desire to read Fangirl.


Have you read any of these authors’ books? What are your thoughts on them? Do you think I should give them a try in the near future? Do you have a similar tbr? Did you just unfollow me 😱? Let me know in the comments.

That’s all. Thanks for reading. Stay safe. Ciao!!