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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*.

๐Ÿ˜ถ

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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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 ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™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 ๐Ÿ˜œ.


2. If youโ€™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 youโ€™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) youโ€™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 ๐Ÿ“ฑ and laptop ๐Ÿ’ป.


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 ๐Ÿคจ. But I think I read more at any time in the day ๐ŸŒž than in the night ๐ŸŒŸ.


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 ๐Ÿค“ and the amount of time I can keep the fact that I am reading hidden from my father ๐Ÿคซ. Yeah, coz he knows I read way too much and scolds me from time to time ๐Ÿ˜ฌ.


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 ๐Ÿ˜). I read audiobooks lying on my bed or while doing yoga or just sitting and doing… absolutely nothing!


9. Do you take the book youโ€™re currently reading with you everywhere you go?

Mostly yes. I usually take my phone ๐Ÿ“ฑ (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 youโ€™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 ๐Ÿคฉ.

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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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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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 ๐Ÿ˜€.


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 ๐Ÿ˜.

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 ๐Ÿ˜.

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 ๐Ÿ˜œ. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚.

8: I don’t have a signed copy of any book ๐Ÿ˜’.

9: At times, I feel genuinely sad for not receiving my Hogwarts Letter ๐Ÿ˜ซ. 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 ๐Ÿ˜’

10: I have a habit of reading a cute moment between two characters over and over until I get bored of it ๐Ÿคญ.

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 ๐Ÿ˜ญ.

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 ๐Ÿ˜œ.

24: When I was very young, I used to read Champaks and comics like Billu, Pinki, Tinkle and Chacha Chaudhary. Those were the best…๐Ÿ˜Œ. I miss reading them so much. I am gonna ask my dad to bring me some.

๐Ÿ˜‚omg, they are so hilarious๐Ÿ˜‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜€. 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 ๐Ÿ˜€!!


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The Book Snob Tag

Why am I always late in doing tags ๐Ÿ™‚?

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 ๐Ÿ˜Ž. But I guess I would actually prefer a non-reader as a partner.


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

Non-fiction ๐Ÿ˜. 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 ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’–

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 ๐Ÿ˜Š.


I Tag: You!! If you loved this post, be sure to do it and notify me ๐Ÿ˜„. 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.

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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*


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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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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 @ Rayโ€™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 ๐Ÿคฉ. 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!!!!โ™ˆโ™‰โ™Šโ™‹โ™Œโ™โ™Žโ™โ™โ™‘โ™’โ™“??
  • Donโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜!!

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Will I ever stop gushing about this book? Apparently not ๐Ÿคฉ.

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 ๐Ÿ™‚. Got it? ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ”ช


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! ๐Ÿ™‚


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 ๐Ÿ˜‚?


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 ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป). 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 ๐Ÿค”). 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 ๐Ÿ˜€.