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The “I Should Have Read That Book” Tag

Hey Pals!! Today I am doing the… Well, you read the title, of course, soΒ  I am not gonna repeat, coz I am lazy. Just kidding!! This is the “I Should Have Read That Book” tag. Obviously, I’m doing it even though I wasn’t tagged, but that’s because it’s a fun tag and it has been in my drafts since last year and I’m too busy to write new posts right now what with boards going on 🀧. So, let’s do this!!


1: A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read

One of my blogger friends, Ashmita, has been begging me to read The Inheritance Games, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, since ages! And I can’t say that I’m not tempted, I’m just not in the mood to read the ebook and the paperback…well, I won’t be able to buy the paperback because, ahem, boards πŸ™‚. Yes, I do live a happy life, don’t worry *sniffles*.

cAn i gEt a tIsSuE?!


2: A book that’s been on your TBR forever and you still haven’t read the hell out of it

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. This is just such a terrifyingly long book that it intimidates me. It is really popular but it was written by an author who lived so long ago that I am reluctant to pick it up. Yeah, judging books, I know! I can’t help it though. I do think it would be a fantastic read though if I read it eventually.


3: A book in a series you started but haven’t finished

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken. This is the sequel to The Darkest Minds. Once again, I haven’t read it because of the paperback-unavailability thing. I am excited for it because the first book was very good!


4: A classic you have always liked the sound of but never really started

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I have no idea what this book is about but its title, cover, and popularity interest me. So one day, I will read it and know why it’s so freaking loved.


5: A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

You better not unfollow πŸ™‚πŸ”ͺ. Yeah, I haven’t read The Fault in our Stars by John Green. I haven’t read any of his books except for Paper Towns and one other that I dnfed. And I see this book everywhere. Everybody loves it so much it does indeed feel like I am the only one who has not read it yet.


6: A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet

The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot. I absolutely lurve the movies even though the second one wasn’t based on any book. I still don’t know why I haven’t read these books. Hope to get to them soon.


7: A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet

I am not on Instagram~


I tag: Anyone and everyone who wants to do this tag! This was really fun to write and so I would love to read all your answers too!

That’s it. I hope you enjoyed it. Have you read these books? Do you have any of these books on your TBR? too? Let me know in the comments πŸ˜€.

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The Animal Crossing Book Tag |what is this even supposed to be πŸ€¨?|

Ignore that weird title, and ignore me. I just have no clue as to what this “animal crossing” is supposed to be. It’s a game apparently? Seriously, no idea. When I hear the phrase “animal crossing”, I start thinking of biology and…and hybrids and reproduction and… you know…but let’s not go there πŸ‘€.

Hey Pals!! Today, I am doing The Animal Crossing Book Tag. I was tagged by the lovely Claudia @ Claudia Reads Books. And it sounded really fun! Thanks a lot Claudia for tagging me πŸ˜„. Guys, go check out her amazing site, filled with fun book-tags, reviews and much more. She is on a hiatus right now though. As for the tag, let’s begin!!


The Rules:

  • Please link back to the original creator of the tag, Bookish Things and Tea.
  • Answer the following Animal Crossing themed book questions.
  • Feel free to use graphics, but be sure to credit Bookish Things and Tea.
  • Tag some friends to spread the love!

1: Gamecube- A classic that you want to read

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I am not much of a classic fan, I just don’t like the concept of considering certain books to be “classics” but this is the one that I actually really wanna read. It has a great synopsis, it sounds like a shocking, dark and deep, twisted story and I am dying to read it. So, if you have read it, please let me know your opinion of it in the comments.


2: Wild World- Your favorite second book in a series

Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld. This is the second book in the Leviathan trilogy and it was just amazing. While the action in the first book took a little time to build up, this one started the story with a bang. I loved the whole plot and I couldn’t put this book down because I was waiting…waiting for something to happen. This was the book where I actually felt like these characters had finally found a place in my heart.


3: New Leaf- The best new release you’ve read recently 

Um, hehehe…

How about none? 😳


4: City Folk- Your favourite book that is set in a large city

From what I know, Manhattan is a pretty densely populated city in and one of my favorite books, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, takes place in Manhattan. I could be wrong here, about Manhattan being so large, so correct me if I am πŸ˜….


5: Isabelle- A book that’s been with you through thick and thin

Harry Potter…


6: Bells- A book that’s rich with charcater

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. From the most annoyingly dumb to the most inspiringly smart characters, this book series leaves nothing. There is a wide variety of characters that this series has to offer.


7: Pitfall- A book that you wouldn’t mind never seeing again

The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales by the Grimm brothers. This is an exceptionally long book and I only read it because my sister bought it for me. It was a really boring read and half way through I had to DNF it. So, I wouldn’t mind never seeing this book again.


8: Fossil- Your favorite history/historical fiction book

I guess it’ll have to be All The Light We Cannot See. I can’t get over Werner 😭. He’s the best! And this book was such a comfort read. I loved everything about it. World War 2 rocks! 🀩 Wait, no-


I Tag:


That’s it! I hope you enjoyed it! Lemme know a book that’s been with you through thick and thin, down in the comments πŸ˜€.

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The Guilty Reader Book Tag πŸ€«

Hey Pals!! Today, I am testing just how much of a guilty reader I am (Spoilers: a lot). So, this is me doing The Guilty Reader Book Tag. This was created by a Booktuber named Chami. Her video doesn’t exist anymore because it is private but anyways, it’s a cool tag, so I’m gonna do it today.

Also yeah, I wasn’t tagged by anybody. I’ve had this tag in my drafts folder since last year, when I was new to blogging and didn’t know many book bloggers and just kept writing cool book tag posts I came across. And this is such a cool tag, it would be a shame not to post it when I’ve got it written. Plus, Kathryn @ Kathryn Books kindaaaa tagged me for it, you can say that, I guess. I have other tags that I need to post too that I have actually been tagged for, I’ll get to them too so don’t be mad at me…that being said, let’s dive right in!!

Wow, my intros are getting longer, after all. And it is not a good sign 😞.


1: Have you ever re-gifted a book you’ve been given?

No, that would be bad, I guess πŸ˜‚.


2: Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?

I mean, come on!! I have but not really πŸ€ͺ. I mean I might’ve acted like I have a lot of knowledge about a book someone just said something about just because I have heard a lot about it. And in a sense, I might’ve said yes but still, not really…!! πŸ˜›


3: Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?

I’ve done that 😳. It’s…it’s a tragic story actually. So right before lockdown happened in India on 22nd March, 2020 (yes, I remember the exact date!), me and one of my friend’s sister exchanged novels. I gave her my Percy Jackson book 1, and she lent me a…well…she lent me a, ahem, *intense coughing*…a Wimpy Kid (HEY, DON’T JUDGE ME! SO WHAT IF I READ WIMPY KID? DO I JUDGE YOU WHEN YOU WAKE UP AT 2 A.M. TO READ EROTICA 😀!?) And the thing is, we never got to meet again because of COVID and now it’s been over a year and we still have each other’s books. So hehe.


4: Have you ever read a series out of order?

For sure! I have read various books in The Famous Five and The Secret Seven and The Naughtiest Girl series by Enid Blyton and The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney and all out of order. I mean, in these series it doesn’t really matter if you read them out of order. You just need to know a little bit about the characters and so after the first book, I read any book in these series without bothering to read then chronologically. But if it is a series like Percy Jackson, Harry Potter and similar ones that follow adventures that could spoil what happened before, I read them in order.


5: Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

Yes, I have 😏. It’s so much fun to spoil a book to someone and feel satisfaction at the look of indignance on their face. But I usually do that with friends who have already spoiled a book that I am reading so I do it to take revenge. And sometimes, just for fun, with friends. But don’t worry, it’s safe to read my posts on WordPress. I won’t spoil anyone here πŸ˜‡.


6: Have you ever dog-eared a book?

No, I haven’t. But I don’t think it’s a bad habit at all. I’m perfectly fine with those who dog-ear their books. I mean, they are your books, you can do whatever you wanna do with them.


7: Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?

As far as I can remember, I haven’t done that.


8: Have you ever told someone you haven’t read a book when you have?

Nah, I haven’t done this either. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME, WHY HAVE I NOT DONE MORE GUILTY BOOKISH THINGS?! 😀


9: Have you ever skipped a chapter or a section of a book?

Omg, I do this all the time. If I am not enjoying a book or I just wanna skip to the part where things actually start happening, I skip the extra portion. If the author is being really descriptive about the scenery, I skip that too. One time, I even skipped a couple of pages in a book because it was so boring.


10: Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?

Nope! I am honest about my opinions towards the books I read πŸ˜„.


I Tag: Anyone and Everyone who wants to do this tag πŸ˜ƒ. I would love to read your answers so let me know if you make a post or just comment the answers below of you don’t feel like making a blog of it.

Plus, it won’t be right to tag anyone when I wasn’t tagged either πŸ˜‚.


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The Just Some Bibliophilic Things Tag

Hey Pals!! Today, I am doing The Just Some Bibliophilic Things Tag. This used to be a weekly tag hosted by Riddhi @ Whispering Stories. She then converted it into a one time tag. I’m sad to see it go, nevertheless this is going to be just as fun. Thanks to Riddhi herself for tagging me. Do check out her post through the above link. Let’s begin (I wrote this intro months ago, when it had only been like a day since she had tagged me)!!


The Rules:

  1. Link to original creator of the tag here: Riddhi @ Whispering Stories ,so that I get a pingback every time someone does the tag.
  2. Use the header image I used in doing the tag, display the rules in your post and use the tag JSBT in your post.
  3. Answer the bookish questions given below and add an original bonus bookish question
  4. Add a random fact to the post
  5. Tag 5 or more book blogger friends of yours
  6. Have Fun!!

1: How many books do you think should there be in one series? Which book series is your favourite in that particular format?

I am just not a fan of series in general. But I’ve read a good number of them and well…I still think people shouldn’t write series πŸ˜‚. It’s always intimidating for me start a series, especially when authors write all these big, ginormous books. But if done well, three books is enough, and even sounds nice.

My favourite series in that format would be The Uglies trilogy by Scott Westerfeld, which is a scifi dytopian. The author added on an extra novella, but I still consider it a trilogy. This series was super cool, I really loved it. I loved all the twists and turns. This was the book that made me realize that dystopian is one of my favourite genres.


2: Which book format do you prefer: Paperbacks, eBooks or audiobooks?

I prefer physical books! Audiobooks have really helped me, but they aren’t the same as physical books, really. And e-books are just meh.


3: Organized bookshelves or outrageous bookshelves? If outrageous, then do you feel like organizing them but are too lazy to do so?

Organized bookshelves, please! I see all these booktubers having color-coded bookshelves, or shelves arranged according to authors…aah, they’re so pretty! I don’t have that many shelves honestly, but the ones I do have are kind of arranged.


4: Which Rick Riordan series do you like the most? The original Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus or Magnus Chase?

Okay, this is hard! I love all the three series, but I prefer Heroes of Olympus and Magnus Chase over Percy Jackson. I can’t get over the humor of the latter, and I can’t get over Leo from the former one, so this is like really hard! I will just go ahead and choose Magnus Chase because that really made me laugh. I STILL LOVE HoO THOUGH!


5: Which bookish fictional land you would want to travel to? Why?

Hogwarts, for sure! It’s the most amazing place ever, magical and away from our horrible reality! I am still waiting for my Hogwarts letter…I mean I have finally got the Platform 9 3/4 ticket, but without the letter it’s really no good, is it?


6: One book related memory that you love.

Hmm…πŸ€”

Okay so, when I was like 12 years old or something, I only used to read books that were age-appropriate. I would look the age ratings on Common Sense Media before reading a book. So my 12-year-old brain was always fed-up as to why I couldn’t read the same books as my sister. It was the time when my bookshelf was filled with her books- Twilight and Chetan Bhagat stuff, lol. So, when I was really bored, I would go to her shelf and pick out books like that and flip through the pages to find something…adulty (if you know what I mean). Okay, I mean stuff related to romance (but hey! I was 12!). And the few times that I did come across such stuff, those would be like the glorious, victorious moments of the day. Hehe πŸ˜›.


7: Which genre do you not read? Why? Would you like to read any book from that genre?

I don’t read much of paranormal and horror. I am not a fan of paranormal, I easily get bored of stuff like monsters, poltergeists, variations of known mythical creatures. I like them in mythology, but not otherwise. As for horror, I am just a big scaredy-cat, so…


8: Which genre is your absolute favourite? What draws you to it? If demanded, would you be able to stick to it for the rest of your life?

Right now, I would say historical fiction. I find comfort in books that are historical fiction, there is something so wonderful about reading about people’s lives in our own worlds, except in a twisted version of our reality. Though I would not stick to it for the rest of my life, because I know I will get bored by it.


9: Who is your favourite author? Why? Which book is an absolute favourite of yours written by that particular author?

I would say Neil Gaiman, even though I have only read three books by him, but I loved 2 of them with all my heart. My favourite book by him would be Norse Mythology. I have legit listened to the audiobook of it five times now! It is that good! I know the title sounds pretty meh, but give it a shot, you will not regret it! You will fall for the characters, the writing style, Loki, the world-building, Loki, oh and also…Loki!


10: Which fictional character (s) would you like to date? Why?

Leo Valdez! He is such a caring friend 🀩.

You know, over time I have started to think my crush for Leo has reduced to just I-want-to-be-your-best-friend thingy. I hope it’s not true though. Let’s just think that it’s because I haven’t read the heroes of Olympus series in a long time now.

AND ALSO… Nate Macauley!

He is so hot gorgeous and has the bad-boy vibes 🀩.


11: What are your views on Read-a-thons? Have you ever participated in one? If yes, then which one? And if no, then do you wish to?

I think Read-a-thons are fun! I have only participated in one, that was the Taylor Swift Read-a-thon, and I took part in it last year, and it was lots of fun! They can be stressful and stuff, but I think they are great ways to read more books.


I tag:

To all those I’ve tagged, there’s no pressure, only do the tag if you can, and if you want to. And if you’ve already done this tag, that’s fine too. And yeah, anybody else who wants to do the tag can feel free to do it.


That was all for today! I hope you enjoyed this post, I know I did the tag late, but I loved doing it anyways. Let me know what are your thoughts on organized and messy bookshelves, in the comments πŸ˜€.

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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 πŸ™‚.

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 🀩! 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 by 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? 😘


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?! 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 😭. *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 πŸ˜€.

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 πŸ˜ƒ.

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The Currently Reading Book Tag

Hey Pals!! Today, I am doing The Currently Reading Book Tag. I like this tag a lot, it’s fun and even has nice questions. I was kindaaa tagged for this by Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner. Don’t ask why I used kindaaa here, it’s an embarrassing tale πŸ™‚πŸ™ƒ. So anyways, let’s do the tag!


1. How many books do you usually read at once?

Four to five usually because I just can’t stay committed to one book. There would always be other books asking for my attention and I gotta listen to my books because they always behave well with me. But sometimes, I read less when on a tight schedule. I’ll be reading three audiobooks, one physical book, one reread, etc etc 😜.


2. If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch to reading the other book?

I have no particular order. I just read whichever book I feel like in the mood for and whichever one is more close to me (here, I mean a book that is lying close to me, could be in any format). Many times, I focus on the book that I should finish within a particular time because of a deadline.


3. Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re part way through a book?

No, I don’t. I might’ve done that once maybe but not that I can remember.

These are some of the bookmarks I have made in the past few years.


4. Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?

My physical reads can usually be found lying anywhere but my bookshelf and my e-books and audiobooks are in my phone πŸ“± and laptop πŸ’».


5. What time of day do you spend the most time reading?

I have never really thought about that and it’s honestly really hard to say. I don’t know when I read the most because I don’t have a fixed time or schedule. Sometimes, I even read during my online classes 🀨. But I think I read more at any time in the day 🌞 than in the night 🌟.


6. How long do you typically read for in one go?

Totally depends on my interest in the book and the amount of time I can spare without feeling guilty for not studying πŸ€“ and the amount of time I can keep the fact that I am reading hidden from my father 🀫. Yeah, coz he knows I read way too much and scolds me from time to time 😬.


7. Do you read hard covers with the dust jacket on or off?

Sometimes on, sometimes off. If I feel like the cover is irritating me or is being damaged I remove it. Otherwise not.


8. Which position do you mainly use to read?

If it’s an e-book or physical book, then I prefer to read with my back straight (though I forget and later find myself leaning back 😐). I read audiobooks lying on my bed or while doing yoga or just sitting and doing… absolutely nothing!


9. Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?

Mostly yes. I usually take my phone πŸ“± (which has most of the books I read) with me wherever I go, but not always.


10. How often do you update your progress in the book you’re currently reading on Goodreads?

I don’t, usually. I just mark the book as finished once it’s done.


I Tag: Everyone who wants to do this tag. If you do this tag, let me know. I would love to read you answers 🀩.

That’s all. I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know how many books you typically read at once, down in the comments.

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25 Bookish Facts About Me

Hey Pals!! Today, I will share some bookish facts about me with you all. So, I was tagged for this by the lovely Claudia @ Claudia Reads Books, long ago. Go and visit her site, it’s pretty cool, filled with loads and loads of bookish content. She’s on a hiatus right now though.

So here are: 25 Bookish Facts About Me πŸ˜€.


1: I began reading novels when I was probably 8 or 9 (maybe even 7) and my first novel was The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton. I credit my sister for making me a reader today because she was the one who gifted me this novel and also the one who brought me more and more books to read over the past years.

Thank you Di

2: Every year, on my birthday, I have made it a tradition to ask for a book series as a gift and since it’s my special day, my parents can’t deny 😁.

3: I am really guilty for having 90% of the books on my TBR pile to be hyped ones. I can’t help it, they just draw my attention 😍.

4: When I don’t wanna lend out my books to someone, I don’t really refuse, all I say is that it’s with my best friend and I look at her meaningfully so she immediately exclaims just how long it would take her to finish it 😜. We both are…

5: Before starting a book, I usually used to look it up on Common Sense Media to see if it’s appropriate.

6: Often, when I am alone in my room, I pretend to make Booktube videos. And don’t tell me you’ve never done that because I know you have. It’s just so fun.

7: Once, I told my History Teacher that at times I actually read novels during her class, she said that that’s good. I thought she’d misheard me or something so I repeated the theory, emphasizing that I read novels when she teaches History. Her reply: “But at least you are reading something!” I just hope she wasn’t being sarcastic πŸ™‚.

8: I don’t have a signed copy of any book πŸ˜’.

9: At times, I feel genuinely sad for not receiving my Hogwarts Letter 😫. And believe me, I am still waiting because I still have some hope. And guess what, I’ll wait for as long as it takes, even if it means waiting forever! I’ll be here Hogwarts, waiting…and….waiting and still waiting.

Come fast, the popcorn won’t last long πŸ˜’

10: I have a habit of reading a cute moment between two characters over and over until I get bored of it 🀭.

11: I love unpopular opinions about literally any book, I find them really interesting.

12: I love DNFing books.

13: At times, I don’t feel like watching certain movie adaptations just because I think that they might ruin the way I imagine the characters look.

14: I only read e-books as a last resort. I prefer physical ones and audiobooks over ebooks.

15: I Love Books

15: My favorite genres are historical fiction, science fiction and dystopian.

16: I actually have two accounts on GoodReads. I was never able to log in to my previous account so I had to create another one as I had forgotten the password, but it’s still there, lol.

17: I prefer hardcovers over paperbacks.

18: When I first saw a Booktube video, it took me a really long time to accept the fact that many people actually own more than 100 books. But hey! I was very young then and had only 20 books or something. So you can’t blame me!!

19: Here’s an unpopular opinion: I definitely do not HATE the Percy Jackson movies though I do strongly believe that they weren’t good.

Please don’t unfollow!!!!!!

20: I heard my first audiobook in 2019 on YouTube: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.

21: I miss visiting my school library and Hans Ma’am (our lovely librarian) so much 😭.

22: I don’t read much non-fiction, neither have I explored much of the horror, mystery and thriller genre.

23: I can easily skip parts of a book that I am not enjoying. I actually like doing that at times 😜.

24: When I was very young, I used to read Champaks and comics like Billu, Pinki, Tinkle and Chacha Chaudhary. Those were the best…😌. I miss reading them so much. I am gonna ask my dad to bring me some.

πŸ˜‚omg, they are so hilariousπŸ˜‚

25: A few times, I have changed the lyrics of songs to fit them to make a song relatable to a reader. Like: Bad Blood, The Climb, Story of my Life πŸ˜€. Do you wanna read some?


I Tag: Every bookworm out there!! I want to know more bookish facts about you all so make sure you do this post if you like, and notify me. Consider yourself tagged πŸ˜€!!


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The Book Snob Tag

Why am I always late in doing tags πŸ™‚?

Hey Pals!! Today, I am doing The Book Snob Tag. I was tagged by Riddhi @ Whispering Stories for this one so a big thanks to her for the tag. When did she tag me, you might ask? Oh, not long, just about an eternity ago or something. She has a super cool site of bookish content you definitely shouldn’t miss out. So, do have a look. And now, for the tag:


Adaption Snob:
Do you always read the book before you see the movie?

Preferably yes. But at times, I do watch the adapted movies of certain books, but that sometimes demotivates me from reading the book so I avoid it as much as possible. For instance: after watching Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, I was like:


Format Snob:
You can only choose one format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which do you choose: physical books, e-books, or audiobooks?

Physical, duh.


Ship Snob:
Would you date or marry a non-reader?

Absolutely! It doesn’t matter if my partner reads books or not as long he respects my love for reading. And who knows, maybe I’ll make him a reader too 😎. But I guess I would actually prefer a non-reader as a partner.


Genre Snob:
You have to ditch one genreβ€”never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?

Non-fiction 😁. Easy! I read books to escape the real world and non-fiction is mostly the real world. I am not a fan of it, I don’t hate it but I just don’t often find myself reaching for that genre too often. So, I would happily bid it farewell.


Uber Genre Snob:
You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?


Fantasy because that includes several of my other favourite genres like dystopian, science fiction and romance. So I’ll get a combo. Fantasy in itself is not actually my favourite genre anymore. My favourite is historical fiction, but reading too much of it might bore me, so fantasy it is.


Community Snob:
Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?

Romance definitely. I also feel like at times boys are mocked for reading YA and many adults mock people who read YA which is ludicrous. We have a to read whatever we like and nobody has the right to insult those who read stuff that they enjoy. This is something that really drives me crazy.


Snobbery Recipient:
Have you ever been snubbed for something you have been reading or for reading in general?

Not really. Over time, my friends have always realized that I love books a lot and they respect it. They don’t make comments about it. It’s like when you are a BTS fan and you try to bring them in all conversations, then your friends are like: uhh, he’s started again. But they don’t actually insult you. That’s the case with me.

Aw, my lovely friends πŸ˜’πŸ’–

When I was younger, at times I used to hide the fact that I read a lot from certain people but they never actually felt like was being boring and stuff at all which made me open up to being honest about my passion. So, now if someone asks me what I’m doing, I happily say that yes, I am reading 😊.


I Tag: You!! If you loved this post, be sure to do it and notify me πŸ˜„. I’d love to read your wonderful answers.


That’s all. Thanks for reading. Whoa, I had so much fun doing this tag. Let me know in the comments if you have ever been snubbed for reading a specific book.

Posted in Book Discussions, Book Tags, Book Tags and Challenges, Bookish Stuff

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

Hey Pals!! Today, after a veryyyy long time, I’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. β€œIt was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.”

The topic for this week is: Titles or Covers that make me Want to Read the Book. Without further ado, let’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 let’s face it: I judge books and I will keep judging them shamelessly πŸ™‚.


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 πŸ™‚.


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 🀀.


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 πŸ˜†, 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 πŸ˜€

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The Zodiac Music + Book Tag

Hey Pals!! Today, I am doing The Zodiac Music+Book Tag. I was tagged by the creator herself- Pannaga @ Just Dreamland, Rayna @ Ray’s Realm and also by Georgia @ Lost in Neverland. Btw, many many manyyyyy congrats for coming up with the tag, Panna (I know I sound late but I started writing this post long ago). I’m so proud of you 🀩. This sounds so amazing and I’m so glad to be finally doing it! Let’s begin!!


The Rules:

  • Link back to the creator, i.e, Swift Walker @Just Dreamland
  • Link back to the person who tagged you!
  • Answer all the prompts.
  • Use the original graphics and credit the creator (Pannaga).
  • Tag at least 5 bloggers and provide links to their blogs.
  • Name your Zodiac sign!!!!β™ˆβ™‰β™Šβ™‹β™Œβ™β™Žβ™β™β™‘β™’β™“??
  • Don’t forget to add #ItsAZodiacThing tag.
  • You can either do the zodiac book tag/the zodiac music tag or both them. Graphics for separate tags should be given at the end.
  • Enjoy doing the post.

So, my zodiac sign izz….PISCES!!

Did I really just use that GIF!? I need to get a grip on myself…

So anyways, let’s get started, I’m so excited πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜!!

Note: View the post through the site if YouTube videos appear as links. 


Will I ever stop gushing about this book? Apparently not 🀩.

No Body, No Crime by Taylor Swift. This song gives the chills!


Percy Jackson, of course! It nails it for the combination of witty and cheeky.

Usually, when I’m angry and don’t know who to go to, what to do, what to say, Brutal by Olivia Rodrigo is my go to song, lol.


City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. This book will NOT tear families apart, lol. I really enjoyed it though, the tension between the characters due to the supposedly problematic love triangle kept me on the edge of my seat (not proud of that at all). I was spoiled from before hand about the love triangle and the actual chemistry so I just wanted them to end up together (not going to say who “them” are because of spoilerzzz).

Love Soooooooooooong by Why Don’t We!! Yes, if you can’t tell already, I love this song too much, and every single one by this band. So listen to their songs so we can remain friends πŸ™‚. Got it? πŸ™‚πŸ”ͺ


The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Do I have a sensitive heart? Hm…when it comes to books, I am not sure anymore. But this book did touch me deep and is one of my favorites now!

Uh, none! πŸ™‚


My Life With The Walter Boys by Ali Novak, a guilty pleasure of mine, I just loved this book. Except of fancy dress, it has all of the above- drama, love and hope.

If We Have Each Other by Alec Benjamin. I’m not a big fan of this song but I like it, the lyrics are awesome.


Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson. So y’all probably know by now that I do not like pitch-perfect endings in contemporaries. Hence I liked how this one did not end too happily, it ended with hope, and yes, it has all the above elements too.

Roar by Katy Perry. Oh yes, we all love this song now, don’t we!?


The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This book was a big disappointment to me, it was not bad or anything, but it was not that great either. What actually blew me was how horribly real it all felt. It was a good insight into the lives of actors.

Perfect by Ed Sheeran. This is one of my favorite love songs!


The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. And whoa, what an intense prompt, Panna! When I read this book, I was mind-blown to another level, it was terrifically awesome. Then I read some rant reviews on GoodReads and I came to know about the various flaws in it, but eh, I still love it. I don’t read thrillers usually, so this was a great start.

Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes. Is it just me or do you also like the tu tu tu TU tu tu at the start πŸ˜‚?


I chose Panna’s answer for this one (and dude, I did not know you have read this series). I have only read the first three books in The Mortal Instruments, and aah, I loved them, I later realized all the flaws and stuff, but I LOVED them to a whole new level when I first read them.

Mic Drop by BTS! This is one of my favorite songs by BTS. It’s not possible for me to not dance on it whenever it plays.


To avoid choosing the most obvious answers, I am going with Boy Underwater by Adam Baron. I vaguely remember this book being about friendship as well as other stuff too that was a little deeper.

Don’t Change by Why Don’t We! This is one of my favorite songs, it makes me feel so happy, I think everybody, especially girls, should hear this one.


I am not sure if I am the right one to go to for unique and quirky books (you don’t need unique and quirky books when you yourself are the most awesome combination of both 😎🀘🏻). But I did find The Worst Thing About my Sister by Jacqueline Wilson to be pretty quirky.

Alone, Pt 2 by Alan Walker and Ava Max. When I think of this song, it reminds of my best friend, the lyrics could just as well be for a lover, but I think they are more beautiful when you dedicate it to a friend.


Usually, I steer clear of lyrical books, I do not like beautiful, ethereal blah blah writing in stories. But The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson provided just an enough dose of lyrical for it to not be overwhelming. It also suited the atmosphere of the story really well. The second book was kinda meh, but this one was amazing!

Two Of Us by Louis Tomlinson. This is such a heartbreaking song (should I be worried that I chose a sad song for my own zodiac πŸ€”). It’s dedicated to Louis’ mother who had passed away, and it’s just heart-wrenching, and yes, it portrays unconditional love.


I Tag (you can do either of the two tags btw):

To all the people I’ve tagged, there’s no pressure in doing the tag, also if you’ve already done it, that’s cool too. And do check out these blogs, they have great content.

That’s all I had for today, this was a super interesting tag. Let me know a song that you would use when you get tongue-tied πŸ˜€.