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Save One Drop One Book Edition

Hey Pals!! Today, I will be doing the Save One Drop One Book Edition.

Once again, I expect some applauding at the ginormous length of this intro ๐Ÿ™‚.

It’s not over yet, so I expect some applauding for real. ‘Coz it honestly doesn’t feel the same sitting alone at home and applauding yourself at a totally inappreciable thing you did (yes, I have done that).

So, Save One Drop One basically involves me having to choose between two books- which one would I save and which one would I drop. Easy peasy, except…it can get hard! But it’s the first time I am doing it so I hope it goes good. This is a pretty trending video idea on Booktube, which was why I thought to do it too! I asked Riddhi @ Whispering Stories to browse my GoodReads and suggest me some books to choose from, so thanks to her! Now without further ado, let’s get started!!


1: Six Of Crows vs Crooked Kingdom

This one is actually not that hard. I have read Six Of Crows twice because the first time that I read it the politics and stuff flew over the top of my head. So I reread it after reading Shadow and Bone, and boy was it good! The second book was an amazing sequel, but I still prefer the first one because it kind of feels more like home somehow, plus the second one is a bit too long. So, Save Six Of Crows and Drop Crooked Kingdom.


2: The Upside of Falling vs If I’m Being Honest

Another easy one. I found The Upside of Falling to be pretty meh. It had fake dating, and that’s not usually a trope I like, but apart from that, it was good, but definitely not as good as If I’m Being Honest. The latter had a lot more drama that felt refreshing instead of…well, the usual. And I liked the characters more too, it just felt a little more realistic. So yeah, Save If I’m Being Honest and Drop The Upside of Falling.


3: The Cousins vs One Of Us Is Lying

If you knew how much I love One Of Us Is Lying ๐Ÿคฉ! The Cousins was an awesome book too, though. It was the first book by Karen M. Mcmanus that I read, but it does not have the same charm and allure and swoon (NATE MACAULEY, GUYS!) as One Of Us is Lying. So, I am saving that!


4: The Lightning Thief vs The Lost Hero

Hmm…I do really love the way Rick Riordan began The Heroes of Olympus series, unliked most people. Even though The Lost Hero did not have Percy in it, I enjoyed it a lot because of all the drama that Leo, Jason and Piper had to face, it was super fun. But then again, The Lightning Thief is just so precious to me for introducing me to the world of Percy Jackson, and it was super intriguing! So, Save The Lightning Thief and Drop The Lost Hero. Sorry Leo, you know I still love you though, right? ๐Ÿ˜˜


5: Fangirl vs The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Funnily enough, these books are very different from each other, and yet I have had similar reading experiences with both of them. I had high expectations for both of them, I was fairly disappointed by both of them, and at the same time I could not put them down, and both of them got 3.5 stars from me. I appreciated them and have fond memories of reading them, but apart from that, these are the kind of books I wouldn’t want to reread unless I don’t remember what happened. So, this is a little hard. I guess, that for now, I will just go ahead and Save The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Drop Fangirl…I don’t even know why I am doing this. Maybe because if not for this book, I would never have won the inter-house debate (long story), so I kinda owe it. It was also a lot more inspiring to me than Fangirl.


6: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban vs Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Okay wow, this is so cruel! I mean, this is just so freaking cruel, Riddhi, how could you do this to me!? You just had to choose two of the funniest Harry Potter books now, didn’t you? Couldn’t have chosen Deathly Hallows or Philosopher’s Stone or something now, could you!? This is so unfair!

CAN I SAVE BOTH!??!??!????? PRETTY PLEASEEEEEEEE *insert puupy eyes as my phone doesn’t support it*

Ugh. Okay, so…I choose…um…

Ugh. I can’t do this ๐Ÿ˜ญ. *dies*

*Nehal’s ghost has entered the chat*

Okay, stop it, Nehal. Just choose one of them, it’s not a big deal, you still have the box set. And wrong timing to die too, bruh, I really have to pee, catch you later~

*Nehal has kicked the ghost out*

Won’t ever stop being useless, will you? Anyways, you’re right, I do still have the box set, heh. So, I will Save The Prisoner of Azkaban and Drop The Half-Blood Prince. And you know, I actually never liked The Prisoner of Azakaban that much, it was like one of my least favourites, not for any reason but that I did not have any strong feelings for it. The Half-Blood Prince, however, was one of my favourites, but I recently reread the third book and it made me laugh so hard and made me remember all the reasons why I still love Harry Potter, plus I won’t have to go through the pain of seeing someone die, so there’s that.


7: The Silent Patient or All the Light We Cannot See

I know what you did there! I know it, thou cruel, bood-thirsty, nauseating devil (that was me attempting a Shakespeare reference)!

Both of these were my second and third 5-star reads of the year respectively. I loved them both, and also both were gifted by my best friend (coincidence!). And both are so different!! I would love to save both, this is hard.

But If I do have to pick one, I will choose All The Light We Cannot See over The Silent Patient. I just can’t get over the beauty of that book. While the latter was mysterious and creepy, the former was just so achingly beautiful. Historical fiction is like a comfort genre for me, this book was very heartwarming, and I love the character of Warner too much to drop it.


So, that was it for me! I had loads of fun doing this. Now, I want you to find out which were the last two books you gave five stars to, then I want you to decide which one you want to save and which one you will d.r.o.p. Let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ˜€.

Ps– If this post turns out to be well-received by y’all I might do another edition of Save One Drop One. Do you want me to?

Ps 2- Also, I’ve got my Maths exam tomorrow, so if I don’t respond to your comments for the next two days, feel free to assume that I died giving the paper ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

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Discussion Post: Renaming Songs by Olivia Rodrigo using Book Titles

‘Cuz you said forever, now I drive alone past your street. *dies of heartbreak*

What a cheerful way to start a blog post! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hey Pals!! So recently, I posted a blog where I chose some book titles that would make cool band names, and that post was quite a hit, so I decided to do something else that includes both songs and books! That post was inspired by Ashmita @ the fictional journal‘s post- characters who would most likely vibe with ts, and this post is inspired by the band post, so it’s technically inspired by Ashmita’s post…and I sincerely hope that this did NOT make sense at all. So basically, I’ll be renaming songs from Sour album by Olivia Rodrigo based on book titles (not plots, titles). I hope you enjoy. Let’s start!!

Note: This is a discussion post, so feel free to share your views in the comments. Also, I’m not going to be mentioning the authors of these books. I tried doing that, but it took the feel away. I know it doesn’t make sense, but once you read the post…well, it still won’t make sense, so let’s just ignore me and move on.


brutal- Dear Life, You Suck

Don’t worry, even I hadn’t heard of this book until I specifically searched up the word “suck” on GoodReads, so yeah, just in case you thought I’m a very productive person, I am glad to prove you wrong ๐Ÿ™‚. This song is about Olivia rambling on and on about how much she hates her life, so it seemed only fitting.


traitor– The Kiss of Deception

This song is not about kissing, by the way, lol, but it’s about how Olivia feels betrayed by the guy she used to date, how he didn’t cheat, but is still “a traitor”. So, I thought this title depicted that feeling in a convenient way. He deceived her.  


driver’s license- Since You’ve Been Gone

This one was so tricky! Nothing could capture the specificness of this title of the song, so I went for the theme behind it. The song is so raw and sad. I think since you’ve been gone was the only name that could fit and make a little bit of sense as it describes Olivia’s feelings after the guy left her.


1 step forward, 3 steps back– Ugly Love

The relationship Olivia describes in this song is super toxic! Like ugh, it’s just too ugly to be called love, hence the title of this book.


deja vu- Been There Done That

Deja vu is about Olivia singing how her ex is being the exactly same person to his new girlfriend that he was to Olivia, how they have the exact same kind of fun that Olivia used to have with him. And been there done that just sounds so accurate! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


good 4 u– This Savage Song

This is one of the most savage songs that I have ever heard, not just the lyrics but the way she is so vicious, the way she practically spits the words out, oh-so-savage! We are here for it, Olivia, you go, girl ๐Ÿคฉ. Guys, remind me never to break a Pisces’ heart because this sounds scary an–hold up…*realizes she’s Pisces too*.

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Um uh…this just got a litttttle inconvenient, so um, let’s move on.


enough for you– Always Never Yours

Despite the cute cover, the title makes a really sad name. This song is about how Olivia always tried to be enough for the guy she dated, but he never accepted her the way she was. So no matter how hard she tries, she never really managed to be his.


happier– Still Not Over You by Nicole Snow

This person is scary, holy cowwww~*runs*

Excuse me for not including the cover pic here, but that cover is straight up horrendous!! It shows this super manly guy with a buff naked chest and just…no ๐Ÿคฎ! If you’re interested, go search the book up and we can hate on the cover together ๐Ÿ™‚.

As for the book title, it fits perfectly! The song is about how Olivia wants her ex to be happy with his new girlfriend but not as happy as he was with her, because she still lurrrrves him.


jealousy, jealousy– Confessions of a Klutz

No, I am not calling Olivia a klutz. I used this title because it fits the sing so well! I dont know about the book but the song is all about your usual teenager who feels super insecure and jealous of all the pretty little kids with their perfect little lives. WHO ELSE RELATES?! ๐Ÿคง

I’m only kidding, I don’t relate…I guess ๐Ÿค”.


favorite crime– Once Upon a Broken Heart

I feel like more than half of the songs in this album are about heartbreak but for some reason this one relates to this particular book title a little more accurately than the others. While the other songs are more like different kinds of feelings after a breakup, like anger, jealousy, etc, this one just focuses on the heartbreak.


hope ur ok– I Wish You All The Best

I love how this song is a little more positive…not that positive ๐Ÿ™„, but a little. I like how Olivia earnestly misses the people she’s mentioned and how she hopes the best tor them. The title of this song perfectly manages to capture that!


Click here to check out my other post: Book Titles That Make Great Band Names


So, that was all. Mind you, it was hard! I have no idea if these names look good enough but they are fine, I guess. I had fun, so that counts for something!!

Now, I want you to come up with a book title to replace Olivia’s album name- Sour. Comment it down below ๐Ÿ˜€.

Ps– To all Swifties out there, four amazing bloggers- Riddhi, Panna, Sep and Simran started a collab blog- Miss Americana and Us. It’s all about them gushing over Taylor Swift and writing poems based on her songs. Do check it out, you’ll love it!

Update: Just to clear any confusion, I haven’t read all the books in this list. I browsed my GoodReads to find book titles that fit the songs.

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Need some book recs? ๐Ÿ‘€ Guest Post with Riddhi!

Hey guys! Welcome or welcome back to my blog! The series of blogger interviews/ guest posts continue, and today Iโ€™ll be having over one of my best blogging friends- Nehal @Quirky Pages! She has an amazing book blog and you must visit it! *Pops open a confetti canon* R- Say hi Nehal, itโ€™s rude not [โ€ฆ]

Guest Post with Nehal!

I have got 70+ drafts in my folder and still nothing to post ๐Ÿ˜ญ. So I’ll just be roblogging this because I have no time to write a post right now. So, I did a collab with Riddhi @ Whispering Stories where I recommended some books to her based on her taste in novels. We had loads of fun, do check it out!

Take care, and you better check it out ๐Ÿ™‚.

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Discussion Post: Book Titles That Make Great Band Names

Hey Pals! Today, I’m going to be talking about 7 book titles that I think would be great as song band names! Ashmita @ the fictional journal did a post recently where she talked about various characters that would dance on Taylor Swift’s songs. Plus I guess Jesse @ Jesse The Reader (who is an amazing Booktuber) did a tag where he talked about books as song and band names. So, inspired by both of them, I decided to see how well I would do with such a post. So, thanks for the inspiration. Without further ado, let’s get started!

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


1: Skyhunter by Marie Lu

If you just add an ‘s’ after the title and make it Skyhunters, I think that would be a pretty cool name. Though it would seem kind of ethereal, it would be unique too.


2: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

This one was used by Jesse too, and I really like the vibe of it. It somehow fits. I think this will make a popular boy band that will have deep, hard-hitting songs and a night-ish aesthetic.


3: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

So, this one would be a little controversial because this would either be the most popular band or the least known out there…I mean, The Darkest Minds! What a name! It would definitely have songs featuring dark humor. We love that, don’t we? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


4: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

This one miiight have been inspired by Why Don’t We because it’s kinda cool to have such a name, confuses the people who have never heard of the band before. Hey, I think Iโ€™m getting at this naming band thing!!


5: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Oh god, this would be like that super cool band with swoon-worthy guys who are actually pretty sweet inside, or a band of badass girls like those of BlackPink….hm yeah, I’m definitely getting good at this ๐Ÿ˜Ž.


6: Loveless by Alice Oseman

This would make a great band name for both male and female bands. I think the band would have songs either like those of Billie Eillish, or ones that are like Brutal by Olivia Rodrigo, girls screaming their heads off ๐Ÿ˜†.


7: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I saved the best one for last, because you have to accept the fact that no other book title surpasses all others in being a band name! Plus, it is Six of Crows guys, SIX OF CROWS!!!!


Man, this was harder than I thought, and I’m not exactly satisfied with the results ๐Ÿ˜•. But I hope you liked this post. My creativity cells were dead when I wrote it ๐Ÿ˜ต.

Anyways, that was all. I hope you liked it. Let me know a book title that you think would look cool as a band name ๐Ÿ˜€!

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Discussion Post: 5 Popular Books I Did Not Like

Hey Pals!! Today, I will be sharing with you some popular books that I did not like. Once again, wow what a long intro, but I have tests coming up and I am writing this in a hurry and my intros are never really long anyways so I guess, this is longer than usual, for which I expect to receive a good amount of praise ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ”ช.

Disclaimer: ๐Ÿฅฑ

Note: This is a discussion post so feel free to share your views in the comments. Now, let’s get started!


1: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

This is a historical fiction novel set in the time of World War 2 and written from the perspective of a 9-year-old who is an absolute moron and can’t even pronounce the word “Fuhrer” ‘cuz let’s accept it: kids are that dumb. This book has the most pathetic writing style I have ever read, and being the awesome critic that I am (bragging intended ๐Ÿ™‚), I couldn’t even bear to read this without cringing. If I frown every time this book used the phrase “mouth in the shape of an O and eyes wide”, I would become a permanent sulker and all happiness would be stripped from y’all’s lives ‘cuz obviously, what would happen to you if I stopped making you all laugh!? ๐Ÿ™„

This book was super boring, there was absolutely nothing interesting about it. It did get better halfway through when the main character (I don’t even remember his name) befriended a Jew kid in a concentration camp who looked exactly like him, which, by the way, was a very obvious attempt by the author to show everybody is equal. The ending was just as weird, it felt like it was written just to show the cruelty of war and not very well executed. This book had a solid plot, but the worst execution ever. Didn’t enjoy it at all.


2: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle

I reread this book this year because I had loved it the first time I had read it 2 years ago, but now? Man do I have issues. This book was so weird…and not in a good way. There was too much telling and not even a little showing. I can’t even remember the number of times Calvin, this random guy, shows signs of caring for our main character- Meg, (whom I hate more than online classes). Meg is probably the most frustrating character I have ever read, and that says a lot because I have read about characters like Clary Fray. The characters were all awful and everything felt exaggerated. Important scenes were not written with enough….well, importance. This book was just so clichรฉ and so badly executed, I wanted to throw it at the wall and never see it again ๐Ÿ˜ค.


3: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

I read this book last year itself and it was a pain in the butt. This book was so boring, like oh-so-boring ๐Ÿ˜ญ, I can’t even…ugh! It took me ages to finish this. At one point I got so annoyed that I skipped complete pages and yet I was still able to figure out enough of what was happening. This book was not bad, but if only it had been shorter I would have enjoyed it. I found Mockingjay boring too, but this was just another level. When I read it, the only thing I liked was the ending, which was very shocking, but looking back on it, it seemed pretty forced and Snow did not previously show any signs of doing “such” a thing. But well, it was still thrilling and that saved the book for me, but I still do not like it.


4: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

This book was not bad at all, it was pretty clever and it was even funny at times. I listened to the audiobook and the narration was good. The thing is, this book was too clever if that makes sense. The author made impossible things sound so possible and so exaggerated that after a point, it just crossed the limit. It was so confusing, I would read one chapter and not get a single word. This was a good book, but it did not work well for me. Even though I love science-fiction, I am not sure if I will continue with the rest of the series.


5: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Yes, sadly enough, I did not enjoy this book. After having finished the Heroes of Olympus series, I went into this book with expectations higher than Leo’s dragon- Festus can fly. And boy was I disappointed. This book had a great concept, seriously. I liked the idea of a God being turned mortal and I even liked how it was portrayed, but I did not feel anything else throughout the whole story. I just kept reading because I did not want to DNF this, and it was such a tiring journey ๐Ÿ˜ด.

1) this book follows the same plotlines as every typical Rick Riordan book out there, and I have had enough of that. 2) this book was really slow and boring even, the lack of involvement of the seven main characters from the previous series did less to lift my spirits. And D) the plot itself felt very flat. After reading Heroes of Olympus, I was expecting some super grave, life-threatening danger, worse than Gaia herself. However, the danger in this book was so underwhelming that I don’t even remember what it was in the first place. People do tell me that the series gets better, but I never really continued.

*sighs deeply*


Click here to read my other, similar post- Popular Books That Did Not Quite Live Up To The Hype For Me


So anyway, that was it for me. Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? Do you plan to read them? What is a popular book that you do not like? Let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ˜€.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Titles or Covers that make me Want to Read the Book

Hey Pals!! Today, after a veryyyy long time, Iโ€™m doing a Top Ten Tuesday post.

For those unaware: Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. โ€œIt was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.โ€

The topic for this week is: Titles or Covers that make me Want to Read the Book. Without further ado, letโ€™s get started.

So here are 10 out of a billion books that I have judged because of their mesmerising covers or breathtaking titles because letโ€™s face it: I judge books and I will keep judging them shamelessly ๐Ÿ™‚.


1: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiegvater

The pure reason I want to read this series is because of its covers, because hands down, they are too good to be true! I don’t even think I will like this series all that much, I heard it has beautiful writing and I don’t like that in books, plus I am really not in the mood for any new worlds, but I don’t freaking care, I want these gorgeous delights!


2: On The Fence by Kasie West

Did I tell you I am kinda done with contemporary books? Because yeah, I am. But look at this cover, I might just die with cuteness overload! A guy who is thin, wears a white T-shirt and jeans? This cover artist has brought to life exactly what my ideal guy would look like (not talking about personality here, we’re talking about looks). Let’s just ignore the fact that we can’t see his face, and assume he has Damon-like hair.


3: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Yes, I still haven’t read this book! The cover artist of this book deserves an applause *here I actually applaud*. I don’t think this is the most original cover out there, but I love it nonetheless. Not to mention, I do not think I will like this book either, like I said- high fantasy is a no for me right now. But the cover!!


4: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

The font of this title is everything! I have actually tried reading this book two times, but I always gave up after the first two chapters. I don’t think the way author kept using the word “monsters” fits well with me. But the cover guys, the COVER!!


5: The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

It’s the title for this one. Doesn’t this title intrigue you? I mean, what a clever way to title your book, just name it something that makes sense just as much as it doesn’t make sense and bam! Readers buy the book only to avoid dying with suspense ๐Ÿ™‚.


6: Ace Of Shades by Amanda Moody

I love classy this cover is, and I love the word shades in the title. I don’t even know what this book is about so don’t bother asking me ‘cuz I am too busy gawking at the cover ๐Ÿคค.


7: And I Darken by Kiersten White

See what I meant by These Violent Delights’ cover not being the most original one out there? For this one, once again, it is both the title and the cover. And I Darken is such a mysterious title, if only kids like us knew how to title our imaginary books like this. *sighs*


8: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

This title has always sounded very quirky to me and the cover in itself is just too cute. But once again, I never picked it up due to the fact that contemporary is not my comfort genre anymore.


9: Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q Sutanto

I mean ๐Ÿ˜†, this title. I even started reading this book, I started the audiobook because I was unable to sleep…fortunately this book made me fall asleep and after 2-3 chapters, I woke up and realized that the book is on and shut it and went to sleep again, never bothering to pick it up again.


10: They Went Left by Monica Hesse

This is a historical fiction novel set after the events of World War 2. I like the title because it sort of depicts how most people would take the right path, but here, the characters took left, I guess, I don’t know, I just like it.


That’s all for me. Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? Do you think I should give any of ’em a shot? What is a book you want to read only because of its cover? Let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ˜€

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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 it is high time I post something meaningful instead of full stops for blog names and commas for comments ๐Ÿ™‚

Note: I don’t mean to insult anyone’s opinions. I am just sharing my own opinions. Also, this is a discussion post 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 advice all at once. I know there are some wonderful books out there, I might even read them someday. 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 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.

Okay, I know this GIF is unnecessary, but helllllo, Spongebob!!!

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. 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 going through an incident that will make me learn, that is something that leaves an impact. And storybooks are the best way to do it.

Another major reason is that the main focus of a self-help book is to help us become better people, 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 ๐Ÿ˜ช.

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 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 100 things and only 10 of those things can 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜.

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 clichรฉ and so obvious. It was worse than just the normal clichรฉ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚) 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 ๐Ÿค”? 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 ๐Ÿ˜€.

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Discussion Post: 5 Drawbacks of Being a Reader (or 4 cause I can’t really think of 5 ๐Ÿง)

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜€.

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5 Light and Heartwarming Books to read this Valentine…โ€œ๐Ÿ™‚โ€

Hey Pals!! Today, I am here to share five books that you should read on Valentine’s Day… ๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ™‚

Note: This list consists of the most light-hearted, fun, sweet and heartwarming books, with amazing love stories ๏ฅฐ. It totally does NOT deal with any gory, horror, sad and depressing stuff. I’ll say that again- it does NOT… โ€œ๐Ÿ™‚โ€ . 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 ๏ฅฐ.


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 ๐Ÿ˜.


3: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

See…the list just keeps getting better and better ๐Ÿ˜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 ๐Ÿ™„ the habit of every typical YA female protagonist, she finds out some awfully romantic things. Here they are, why don’t I show you ๐Ÿ™‚:

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 ๐Ÿ˜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 ๐Ÿ˜Œ*

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 ๐Ÿ˜€.

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 ๐Ÿ’ to the cake ๐ŸŽ‚, I have…๐Ÿ™‚

5: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ๐Ÿ˜

If you still haven’t read this book, read it specifically on Valentine’s Day and thank me later ๐Ÿ˜Š.

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-unclichรฉd 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!๐Ÿ™‚


So, those were all the overly heartwarming books to read this Valentine’s Day โ˜บ๐Ÿ’–. Let me know your thoughts on them down below.

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