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The Reading Habits Book Tag

Hey Pals!! Today, I am gonna be doing The Reading Habits Tag! Now, when I read I might look like a typical bookworm, with nothing special, just trying to find a comfortable position to sit and making weird faces from time to time when the characters make dumb decisions, but that doesn’t mean I can’t do a tag to analyse my reading habits!

I was tagged by Rabhya @ Rab’s Bookish Planet. She has an amazing book blog and she posts almost daily which is so cool, go check it out! Now, let’s get started with the tag!!


1: Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

No, anywhere the lighting is maximum is my place to read, but I usually prefer reading on my bed. As for audiobooks, I read them anywhere…except of the bathroom of course, but I would read them in the bathroom too though I don’t think my mom would be too fond of that idea πŸ‘€.


2: Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Bookmarks all the way 🀩! I have this really huge collection of both DIY and readymade bookmarks and I treasure it so much, so bookmarks it is!


3: Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?

90% of the time I have to stop at the end of a chapter. It just feels right, you know? But sometimes I don’t mind stopping in the middle of a long chapter at the end of a scene break.


4: Do you eat or drink while reading?

Um, I can do both while reading but I usually don’t eat while reading a physical book. I sometimes eat my lunch/dinner while listening to an audiobook though 😁.


5: Multitasking- Music or TV while reading?

No way! I can’t focus if something else is playing around me. I don’t mind if somebody else is watching TV but I can’t do it myself.


6: One book at a time or several at once?

I can’t even play one Scrabble game online, I need to have more than one. So, you can very well imagine that it is not in me to read only one book at a time. For instance, I need to have an audiobook started even when I am reading a physical book because audiobooks provide good breaks from physical books. And I have one physical book on hold at almost all times so I read more than one book at a time.


7: Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere baby! This one time I literally downloaded the epub of a book on my cousin’s phone while we were standing inside a shop just because I was bored. And I literally read standing there while she bought her clothes. Later, she did do a very good job of making sure I understand just how much of a psychopath she thinks I am πŸ™„, but what do these non-readers know about the struggles of us readers?


8: Reading out loud or silently in your head?

In my head. Until two years ago, I used to lip sync to whatever I was reading and people always looked at me weird but I got rid of the habit, thankfully.


9: Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

Y–yes, I do that 😢. But it’s only when the author has started to ramble on and on about the scenery or some other stupid stuff that I couldn’t care less about. And yes, I have skipped pages too, but that happened in only one or two books.


10: Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Until a few months back, breaking a book’s spine used to bother me like my life depended on it. But then sense was knocked into my head somehow and I realized eh, who cares? A book will still be a book no matter if the spine is broken or not. So, it doesn’t matter to me anymore.


11: Do you write in your books?

But it’s there…

I’m gonna assume this question is not supposed to refer to textbooks because ahem, my textbooks have notes scribbled in them like craaazy. My novels though don’t have anything written on them, except of The Final Empire which I have scribbled a little bit on…I kinda regret it now but well, can’t do anything about it now.


I Tag:


That’s all for me. I hope you enjoyed reading this. Let me know if you’ve ever skim read a book or not, down in the comments πŸ˜€.

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The Totally Should’ve Book Tag

Hey Pals! Today I am doing The Totally Should’ve Book Tag. Thank you so much Claudia @ Claudiareadsbooks for tagging me. I am really grateful to you. Claudia is a massive bookworm that has some of the best bookish content I have come across, from fun tags to raving about her favorite books, she misses nothing. This tag was created by a Booktuber- Emma @ emmmabooks. Now, without much ado, let’s begin the tag!!


1: Totally should’ve gotten a sequel

The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse by Nicholas Gannon. This is the sequel to The Doldrums and I love this book a lot. It was hilarious, fun and mysterious. I love these characters so much, they are all just so full of life and make a great team. I just wish I could read another story about these characters!


2: Totally should’ve had a spin-off series

The Uglies series!! I just want more of this because that’s like my favorite series and just…


3: An author who totally should write more books

Alex Light– the author of The Upside of Falling.

This book was pretty good. Definitely not the most amazing thing out there but it was written really well. I think this author should try her hand at more contemporary books because I think they’ll turn out good.


4: A character who totally should’ve ended up with someone else

Katniss from The Hunger Games series. I felt (spoiler alert) like she neither loved Peeta nor Gale and she easily let go of Gale which I didn’t like at all. Come on, that guy was her friend, it’s like she didn’t miss him at all! But at the same time, I think a girl like her is so much better off without either of them, lol.


5: Totally should’ve ended differently

The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. This series went downhill from the 6th book and the last book could’ve been so much better if not for the ending. The last two or three chapters were so disappointing. I felt like the author just couldn’t decide how to end the series, so he wrote whatever he thought would look fine. And don’t even get me started on the very last paragraph 🀯! It was so bad that it was obvious that the author was out of ideas (Sorry that was a rant, I didn’t mean to harm anyone’s feelings).


6: Totally should’ve had a movie franchise

The Magnus Chase trilogy by Uncle Rick. These books would make an amazing movie franchise! I would love to see these characters brought to life, it would be dang good 🀩.


7: Totally should’ve had a TV show

The Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld. I love it because of the amazing plot and the characters and the twists, just everything about it is awesome. The fact that these characters get an operatiom to look “pretty” forever is such an interesting concept and would make a fabulous TV show!


8: Totally should’ve had only one point-of-view

Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney. This book had three perspectives, and I found Adam’s perspective to be useless. I mean, technically all three were needed in the story, but the guy who was narrating Adam’s parts was doing an incredible job of being thoroughly horrible at it. This book in itself pretty much sucked (long story), and I didn’t enjoy Adam’s narration all that much, it would have been better if I didn’t have to read it.


9: Totally should’ve had a cover change

The Soulful Seeker by Poonam Chadha Joseph. This is a poetry book and I have only read a few poems in it. It’s actually my sister’s book so on one boring day, I picked it up randomly. The few poems I read were utterly fantastic. The problem I have with the cover of this book is that the face of the woman just doesn’t work for me and I wish that it was something different. I mean come on, doesn’t it look weird?!


10: Totally should’ve kept the original covers

The Twilight Saga series by Stephanie Meyer. Honestly, what was wrong with those obscure, dark and mysterious covers? Why did they get movie-tie-in editions, which I don’t think suck but they are so cliche! 


11: Totally should’ve stopped at book one

Would you mind if I give an unpopular opinion? The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins πŸ˜›. I just didn’t see the point in stretching the story, I felt like the second book was unnecessary and the third one had a barely-developed plot. The last two books could’ve been combined to form a short little ending and fitted into the first one itself πŸ˜‚.


I Tag:

  1. Srishti @ The Srishti Blog
  2. Millay @ Millay’s Musings
  3. Cherelle @ A Bolt Out Of The Book
  4. Kira @Β Kira Jeanette
  5. Ashmita @ the fictional journal
  6. Suhani @ Random Reader’s Ramblings
  7. Blue @ Territory Of The Blueberry
  8. You!! If you are interested in doing this tag, go for it and don’t forget to notify me. Consider yourself tagged!

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed it! Now I want you to let me know a book series that you think should have totally had a spin-off series, down in the comments πŸ˜€.

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25 Harry Potter Facts About Me

Hey Pals!! Today, I am going to be sharing 25 Harry Potter-related facts about me. This is inspired by the 25 Bookish Facts About Me Tag. I think the original 25 Bookish Facts post was created by Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek, but I am not sure, so sorry about that. Since I do not have much else to say, let us just get started!


So here are: 25 Harry Potter Facts About Me (beware- major spoilers ahead)-

  • I first read Harry Potter when I was 9 or 10.
  • I am a Slytherdor.
  • My Quidditch position would be Chaser or Beater, because I just do not think I would be good at being any other player…but at the same time I would only play for fun because I suck at sports.
  • I have forced many of my friends to read the first book in this series and a few of them have…hehe.
  • I am an expert at Harry Potter trivia…like literally. Until two years ago, I used to spend all my waking hours taking thousands of trivial quizzes on various websites. I probably won’t remember all the details now, but I used to be a pro back then.
  • If someone walked upto me saying that I am a witch and have a place at Hogwarts, I would totally…not believe them. But I wish it could happen.
  • My favorite book is The Order of the Phoenix and fav movie is The Prisoner of Azkaban.
  • I would love to eat treacle art and chocolate cauldrons and anything sweet of the wizarding world.
  • My favorite ship is Dramione. Love them so so much! Oh and also, Umbridge and a Dementor!! Like please, that πŸ˜ƒ ship πŸ˜ƒ freaking πŸ˜ƒ rocks πŸ˜ƒ.
jk
  • I really don’t like Harry and Ginny together and nor do I like Ron and Hermione together. I just don’t. They don’t fit, at least not for me.
  • I actually don’t mind Peeves being cut off from the movies. He was really annoying.
  • My favorite house is Slytherin.
  • I used to love Harry Potter more than anything. But my love for it has decreased a little bit over the years. I mean, I started rereading the series a few months ago and I left Goblet OF Fire halfway through. 😦
  • I made a few DIY Harry Potter bookmarks from Google and YouTube and I love them.
  • I am still waiting for my Hogwarts Letter to arrive and I’ll wait as long as it takes. It’s just taking a little too much time.
  • I have read lots of Harry Potter fanfictions on fanfiction.net but uh, I only read them for the romance. And believe me, fanfictions take the romance to another level.
  • I have a Harry Potter Calendar that my sister got when 2021 started…wow, I just realized that calendar is literally of no use anymore.
  • I also own a Harry Potter popsocket that I love with all my heart, and a Harry Potter notebook, Harry Potter playing cards, and 7 bookmarks that I got as a gift on my birthday (okay, I sound like a spoiled child but you should see the amount of merchandise some other Potterheads own). I think I own a few other things too but I can’t remember right now.
  • I have not heard the audiobooks for the series though. My sister has and I heard the narration here and there and found it pretty good.
  • There was a chapter in our Hindi book in 7th standard, which was taken from an excerpt from The Mirror of Erised chapter from The Philosopher’s Stone, and as you can very well imagine, I did boast my knowledge about it as much as possible in front of all my classmates 😎.
  • Remus Lupin is my favourite Marauder, teacher, and also like my Harry Potter favourite character in general.
  • I started watching The Reunion but have not completed it yet. Oop-
  • I have not read any other book set in the Wizarding World except of the original series and The Cursed Child.
  • I used to have the unpopular opinion that The Cursed Child was actually an awesome book (yes, I know you wanna kill me but wait). I did used to really like it and I still do not think that it was an utter monstrosity because it was…fun. I mean, it did have very gross moments in it and lots of plotholes, but apart from that, I enjoyed reading it. However, I realized the book was a fanfiction and that kind of changed a lot of my opinions.
  • And lastly, I am finishing writing this Harry Potter post while my teacher is blabbering about the various isomers of Pentyne in the background πŸ™‚.

Click here to check out my other post: 25 Bookish Facts About Me


That’s all for me! I hope you had fun reading this post. Let me know a Harry Potter fact about you. Do you also have an unpopular opinion? I would love to know it in the comments πŸ˜€!

Also, if you want to do a similar post, go for it! Just mention that you got the idea from here, hehe. I would love to come across more Potterheads!

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The 2021 Book Tag!Β ft. mood swings~

MERRY CHRISTMAS, GUYS!! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€

I’m pretty sure you don’t want another person telling you how fast this year slipped by, so I’m not going to do that-

Hey Pals!! Today, I’ll be reviewing my year in book by doing The 2021 Book Tag! I was tagged by Ashmita @ the fictional journal. Thanks for the tag, lah! Usually, I don’t get to tags so quickly, but this one sounded so cool and the time is perfect to do it too!

I managed to read 60 books this year 😭. 60 is not bad considering my goal was only of 50 and this year was a little hectic, but almost all my reader friends read around 100 😭. My friends suck 😭.

I need new friends πŸ™‚.

But I did read 33 of them as audiobooks 🀩, which makes me so happy 🀩! So now enough ranting 🀩, I’m gonna shut up 🀩, so we can get started 🀩!!

Talk about mood swings πŸ™‚.


The Rules 🀩:

  • Link back to the original creator, Phoenix @Books With Wings
  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Answer all the questions
  • Tag at least 3 people
  • While the events covered in this tag are mainly centered around the going-ons in the United States of America, if you live in another country feel free to add another question or two to this tag that you think goes with an important event that happened elsewhere!
  • PLEASE NOTE: While this tag discusses events that happened in 2021, it does not at all need to be completed in 2021. This is NOT a time-restricted tag and you may do it whenever you want. (you also do not need to talk about books that you read in 2021! It can be books you read whenever!)
  • Some of these questions are rather vague; these are totally up for interpretation!

1: A sequel that did not live up to expectations

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson. This is the sequel to The Kiss of Deception, and compared to the first book, it was a huge letdown. It wasn’t bad in any way, but it wasn’t all that interesting, and it was so slow! I did like the fact that so much focus was laid on the world-building and character depictions, but I really care more for a fast pace and plot than all of this, so yeah, I was a little disappointed.


2: A book where everything immediately went badly

I’ll go with the same answer as Ashmita- A Reaper at the Gates. This is the third book in the Ember Quartet series by Sabaa Tahir, and God, it was brutal! The final book wasn’t all rainbows and sunshine either, but I still remember this one affecting me the most.


3: A book where things seemed to change for the better

How about every single contemporary romance novel out there ?ΒΏ

I’m not kidding. Almost every contemporary romance novel I read had this happily ever after sort of ending 🀨, which used to be fun until I got bored of it. So I don’t have a specific answer for this.


4: A book where some kind of science thing plays a role

Uh, I haven’t read many. But Extras by Scott Westerfeld is a scifi dystopian, and it had various technological stuff in it, that is related to science, hehe.


5: A book with sports or some competition

The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I mean…runner? Minho and Thomas were runners, they did what? They ✨ran✨. And running is a sport.


6: A book with a terrifying plot twist

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I do think that the plot twist wasn’t a very clever thing for the author to do, but had it not been for that, this book would’ve been one of my least favourites, and as much as I wasn’t a fan of that twist, it was indeed very shocking and I’m guilty of not finding it that bad.


7: A book with amazing side characters

Unravel Me by Taherah Maffi. Apart from the main character- Juliette, pretty much every character in this book was awesome. Especially Kenji! Everybody was overshadowed by Kenji 🀩.


8: A book with huge consequences to actions/events

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. If you’ve read this book, you know what happened in Miles’ past that made him so opposed to ever falling in love, and that is something that I consider to be a huge consequence of an a event.


I tag:

  1. Hermione @Β Portable Magic
  2. Naemi @Β A Book Owl’s Corner
  3. Rayna @Β Ray’s Realm
  4. Anoushka @Β Dipped in Ink
  5. Cherry @Β Cherry Blossom Books
  6. Line @ First Line Reader
  7. You!! If you enjoyed reading this and would love to give it a shot go for it. I tag you.

That’s all! I hope you enjoyed reading this! Let me know a novel that did not live up to your expectations this year, down in the comments πŸ˜€.

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The Read-Write Contest

I’m supposed to be busy, but the deadline is today aah πŸ€ͺ.

Hey Pals!! Today, I’m doing The Read-Write Contest. I was tagged by the creator- Betty @ The box of Wonder! herself, and also by Rabhya @ Rab’s Bookish Planet and Srishti @ SRISHTI’S Travel Diary. Thanks for tagging me, guys. Please check out these blogs for awesome content! Now, let’s get started!


The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you/who’s blog you find this on, give them some fun book-character name (like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, etc)
  • If you have a blog, list down the rules in a post, if not, contact/email the creator (contact page)
  • Add the logo of this competition below the rules
  • Link back to the original post and the post of the one who nominated you
  • Answer the following questions!-Do you like to read? Which book made you like reading?
  • Which book are you currently reading?
  • Which book would you recommend non book-lovers to read?
  • Which book character describes you the best?
  • Which kind of book do you hate a lot and why (please don’t spread hate!)
  • Write a story with just 5 lines (5 because their are 5 letters in β€œstory”, hehe)(you will be given points based on the story you write!)
  • make sure your story is suitable for all ages or your entry will be disqualified
  • After the story, share a cool fact you read! Mention the source too! (OPTIONAL)
  • This competition ends on 20th December 2021, winners will be announced on 1st January 2022.
  • Nominate some regular commenters of your blog to show them how much it means! Also nominate your friends! The questions are fixed, so you don’t need to make new ones!

Bookish names for the bloggers who tagged me:

For Betty, I have the name Becca 🀣from The Upside of Falling by Alex Light. The two names are so similar! I know that is not the reason to give somebody a name but it kind of feels right. For Rabhya, I think I’ll go with  and Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I think when you shorten this name, it would look good on your blog name- Kat’s Bookish Planet. See, I’m so smart πŸ˜ƒ. For Srishti, I have Shirin from A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Taherah Maffi. I think the name Shirin is kind of similar to your name (not really, but well). I think it will suit you well though.


1: Do you like to read? Which book made you like reading?

Absolutely not 😱! What, in the name of Percy’s sword, makes you think that I would like reading?! Reading is the most boring, and the creepiest habit of all.

Lol. The book that got me into reading novels was Secret Seven. Until then, I never thought I would ever read novels (I only used to read kiddish magazines), but then I got Secret Seven for my birthday by my sister, and thus began the reading journey of the girl who would later be popularly known for her amazing humor and morbid poems…and uh, her usual dose of narcissism too ☺.


2: Which book are you currently reading?

I am reading four books actually. I am about to finish Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover, and also Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney. I also started the audiobook for This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab today. And I am reading The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson, but it is kind of on hold now. Hehe πŸ˜—.


3: Which book would you recommend non book-lovers to read?

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I know I said this book is overrated, but it was a very enjoyable novel! And it has one of my all-time favorite quotes, which helped me a lot. There is a chance you might find this not that good, but I am sure you will want to finish it the moment you pick it up because of the mystery. And it’ll be a really interesting read!


4: Which book character describes you the best?

I think Archer Helmsley from The Doldrums.

Archer is a boy who hates his oh-so-perfect, monotonous life, and all he craves is an adventure! But he has a very overprotective mother. And I find this a bit relatable.


5: Which kind of book do you hate a lot and why (please don’t spread hate!)?

I do not really “hate” any kind of book. If you are asking for genre, I suppose I can say that I am not a big fan of self-help. And believe me, I have tried a few self-help(ish) kind of books but I dnfed them.


6: Write a story with just 5 lines.

Amelia looked to the left, then she looked to her right. Before moving forward, alone at midnight, she gulped and took a deep breath. She took quick, deliberate steps, trying not to draw too much attention. Keeping her head down, she hugged her arms. She was afraid of silhouetted figures of men, afraid of what the night held in its realms.


7: Share a cool fact you read! Mention the source too.

There is this fact that I read at the back of my notebook, it says that if you hold in a sneeze, it can sometimes lead to brain haemorrhage…and even death πŸ€“. So yeah, now whenever you wanna commit suicide, you know you have a better option than jumping out the window πŸ€“.


I tag: Anybody and Everybody! Today is the last day of the contest, so I am not going to tag anybody specifically and make them freak out, lol. If you wanna do the tag, go for it!

That’s it for the tag! I hope you enjoyed it! Do you know any weird facts? Let me know in the comments πŸ˜€.

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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.