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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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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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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˜!!

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


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˜€.


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The Feelings Tag and The End of 2020 Superlatives Tag

The Feelings Tag

Hey Pals!! Today, I am doing The Feelings Tag. This tag was created by Jheel @ย fantasybookworm. I was tagged by the lovely Jheel herself (looooong time back, sorry for being late ๐Ÿ˜ž) and also by Esdi @ Esdi Blogs. Thanks to both of them for tagging me, do have a look at their sites, they are lovely! โœจ


The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and give a link to the blog.
  • Answer the 5 feelings given to you.
  • Write the reason in 5 to 6 lines of why does that particular book come under that feeling.
  • Nominate between 5-12 other bloggers.
  • Give your nominees 5 feelings too.
  • Notify your nominees once youโ€™ve uploaded your post.

A book that made me cry all day!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I didn’t necessarily cry all day but this book did make me cry and gave me a hangover that lasted for quite a few days both the times that I read it. The last few chapters were just too gloomy, too well-written and too deep.


A book that was not that great…..

I can pick a LOT of books for this one but I’ll just go for this

Tunnel of Bones by V.E. Schwab. This is the sequel to City of Ghosts and I really liked that book which made me have high expectations for this one but I didn’t end up loving it as I had expected. This book felt really flat and obvious, I mean, it did have a fine plot but it wasn’t powerful. I wish I had liked it because I wanted to, but it was not that great….


A book that was next to perfection!

This is me thinking really hard about this question

Umm… I don’t really know. I don’t think that any book that I read, no matter how much I loved it, was just next to perfection ๐Ÿ˜…. This question shouldn’t be that hard but I can’t come up with anything. What would your answer be?


A book that touched my heart deep within.

Here, I’ll mention a book that I don’t talk about much and that is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I read it two or three years ago and I all I can say is that I fell in love with this book and this author since then. This is a deep, dark book with a magical feeling to it. I loved these characters, the illustrations, the writing style that seemed to flow like magic and I loved the ending. This book did indeed touch my heart and I highly recommend it, you should give it a try. I might even do a full book review ๐Ÿ˜‰.


A book that is above all the books ever written

Again, a hard one, so forgive me for choosing something really obvious…


I Tag:


My Questions To You:

  • A book that always gives you giggling vibes.
  • A book that was neither good nor bad.
  • A book character that always made you roll your eyes.
  • A book that was way too deep for you to enjoy.
  • A book you did the mistake of reading during a slump.

End of 2020 Superlatives Tag

I was tagged for this by Alicia @ A Colorful Bibliophile and Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner. Both of them have some *epic* content for bookworms, so make sure to visit their blogs. As for the tag, let’s dive right in!


Rules:

  • Fill out each of the prompts with your answer. Each character/book you chooseย has to be one you read in 2020.
  • Tag as many or few people as you want, but preferably somewhere around 10.
  • Have fun and happy new year!!

Best Villain

Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events. He…aah, he’s such a well written character. From finding him totally stupid to hating him more than anyone to feeling some weird sort of pity for him, I felt a lot of emotions for Count Olaf, and overall he made a perfect and entertaining villain.


Best Protagonist

Magnus Chase!! He makes an amazing protagonist, and a great friend. Oh, and his humor, boy is it awesome.


Best Side Character

Celeste from The Selection series by Kiera Cass. I don’t really know why, but Celeste felt like the finest character that this author created for this series. Especially in The One, I really liked her in that book.


Tough Luck– A character you’re glad you aren’t

Laia from An Ember in the Ashes. She undoubtedly goes through a lot in this book and I would never want to be in her place.


Best Place to Raise a Family– A setting, in another world, you wouldn’t mind settling in

Well, I did reread Harry Potter in 2020 so…๐Ÿ˜œ


Uninhabitable– A setting you would never want to live in

The Hunger Games…pretty self explanatory, I am sure *shudders*.


Most Likely to Succeed– An indie or under hyped book that everyone would like if they just tried it

The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonsek Lee. This is the true story of a girl who escaped North Korea, and it followed her journey into China and beyond. I was utterly mesmerized while reading this book. Like this book, it hit hard man. It really did.


Life of the Party– A book that kept you laughing and having a good time

Big Nate: The Boy with the Biggest Head in the World. This is by far the funniest book I’ve read and that says a lot. I couldn’t control my laughter reading it, so if you haven’t read it, I’m telling you, it’s worth a shot.


Most Unforgettable– A book you couldn’t forget if you tried

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. I have read this book four freaking times in the past months, and my love for it has not reduced in the slightest. I’ve gushed about this book so much already, that if you still haven’t read it…how come!?!???


Most Unique– A book unlike anything you’ve ever read before

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. It deals with important issues like death and gun violence. The concept of this book is pretty awesome and the execution kind of brought about the meaning of the book in a more profound way. It’s written in verse and takes place majorly in a freaking elevator. The execution was everything in this book. The fact that it’s so short, and yet conveys such a strong meaning is just mind blowing.


I Tag:


That’s it. I had loads of fun doing these tags ๐Ÿ˜€. Let me know the best bookish villain that you read about in 2020, down in the comments.

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The Good Times and The Bad Ones Book Tag | An original book tag

Hey everyone! So, me and Riddhi over from Whispering Stories came up with an original book tag on the album The Good Times and The Bad Ones which is sung by one of our favourite bands Why Donโ€™t We. There are tons of Taylor Swift tags flying all around, so we thought, why donโ€™t we (pun intended) make a tag for this album.

Before you read further, open your Spotify or whatever app you listen to music on and play this album. I assure you, you will not regret it.

Rules:

  1. Listen to the original album- The Good Times and The Bad Ones before doing the tag if you havenโ€™t already
  2. Credit me and Riddhi- Riddhi @Whispering Stories and Nehal @Books and Words
  3. Use the featured image used in this post in your post too
  4. Answer all the prompts (Duh)
  5. Tag at least 5 music lovers and ensure they listen to the album. *Threatens you menacingly to do so*
  6. Have fun!

Prompts:

  1. Slow Downโ€“ A fast paced book which you found a little hard to keep up with
  2. Lotus Innโ€“ A book which has a romance which develops overnight
  3. Love Songโ€“ A book in which one of the characters writes a love song for his/her love.
  4. Iโ€™ll Be Okayโ€“ A romance where one of the characters leaves his/her love interest as they think that will be good for both of them.
  5. Look at meโ€“ A book with a very explicit romance./ A guilty pleasure romance that you like
  6. Fallinโ€™โ€“ A book with a romance that makes you wanna jump up and down with happiness
  7. Be Myselfโ€“ A book with a character who faces a lot of insecurities
  8. For Youโ€“ A book with the best male love interest
  9. Greyโ€“ A book where a character regrets their decision to break up with their partner
  10. Stayโ€“ A book where a character cannot get over their breakup

Check out the full post on Riddhi’s blog- The Good Times and The Bad Ones Book Tag | An original book tag


So, me and Riddhi came up with an original book tag based on the latest album by one of our favorite bands- Why Don’t We ๐Ÿ˜. And we are feeling really proud right now. Please take a look at the post, and participate, it would mean a lottttt ๐Ÿ˜.


That’s all. Thanks for reading. Hope you like our new tag! Stay safe. Ciao!!

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Baby It’s C-c-c-cold Outside Boo-oo-ook Tag *shivers*

Hey Pa-pa-pa-pals!! Today I am doing The *aachoo* Baby It’s Cold *aachoo* Outside Book Tag.

I was tagged for this by Riddhi @ Shivering Stori– I mean Whispering Stories and Tiction @ Fictionally Crazy. Both amazing bloggers whose names you might’ve come across several times in my blogs so go check them out. As for the tag, it’s pretty cool (no pun intended, as always ๐Ÿ™‚), so I decided to do it. Let’s go!


The Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post.
  • Display the banner (copy and paste).
  • Link to the original creator: Erin @ Reading On A Star.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Tag however many people as you want.

1: Snow Day โ€“ Whatโ€™s your โ€œcomfortโ€ book?

Without explanation, I’ll just go for Harry Potter ๐Ÿ˜€.


2: Snow Angels โ€“ Whatโ€™s a book that you love so much you would want to be buried with it

No point in denying that I love The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman but the fact that’s it’s a “graveyard” will kinda keep up with the atmosphere after death so…I hope that wasn’t too depressing ๐Ÿ˜‚.


3: Warm Socks โ€“ Whatโ€™s a book that makes you feel warm inside (The fluffiest, cutest romance youโ€™ve ever read)?

That I haven’t read many romances ๐Ÿ˜›. There are several that I really enjoyed like P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han, but none of them makes me feel warm inside so I can’t say…


4: Hot Cocoa โ€“ What winter-themed novels have you previously read?

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. This is the only one I remember reading that is winter themed, it takes place in New York during Christmas time and I purely read it because of the Netflix Series, which I’m proud to say, I have finally watched.


5: Sledding โ€“ Whatโ€™s a book with the best plot twists? Whoโ€™s an author that always keeps you on your toes?

The book will have to be The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Brcaken as the ending shook me to the core. I haven’t read the last two books yet though. The authors will be JK Rowling and Rick Riordan. Both of them have terrific plots and the constant danger of the death of our favorite characters.


6: Ugly Sweaters โ€“ Whatโ€™s a book with the ugliest cover?

These are a cover edition for The Hunger Games trilogy. I don’t even want to talk about them.

Hold up, do these covers actually exist or did someone play a random joke on me ๐Ÿ˜‚!?


7: Movie Marathon โ€“ Whatโ€™s the last book you binge read? 

Paper Towns by John Green. I was super excited to pick up this book and the Margo mystery was so intriguing that I could hardly put it down. It wasn’t a great book, but one of my quick reads.


8: Letter to Santa โ€“ Whatโ€™s a book thatโ€™s on your wishlist this year?

Wish he was real ๐Ÿ˜•

I think it’s time to finally pick up Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger or its blogger fans might vitually kill me ๐Ÿค.


I Tag:


That’s all. Thanks for reading. Let me know if it’s cold at your place too. Stay Warm *aa-aa-aa-choooo*. Adiรณs ๐Ÿคง!!

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The Selena Gomez Book Tag |Original|โœจ

Guess what! I came up with my Own. Freaking. Book. Tag!!

This only partly conveys the happiness I’m feeling right now

If Taylor can have a bunch of tags, why not Selena, huh ๐Ÿ˜!? Selenators and Bookdragons unite!


Hey Pals ๐Ÿ˜!! Today ๐Ÿ˜, I Nehal ๐Ÿ˜, am here ๐Ÿ˜ to introduce ๐Ÿ˜ a new book tag ๐Ÿ˜- The Selena Gomez Book Tag. I created this tag myself, hope I did a fine job ๐Ÿ˜Œ. Let me know and don’t forget to participate ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Here is how it works: 

Note: In most of the cases, the questions are related to the lyrics of the songs. Except in Wolves, whose question is based on the fact that this song was released after Selena’s 2 year break from releasing songs (correct me if I am wrong here).


The Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the tag: Nehal @ Books and Words
  • Answer the prompts.
  • Tag at least 5 people.
  • Just have fun! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Here are the prompts and my picks for them:

Love You Like A Love Song: A romance novel that is clichรฉ but you still love it

Maybe This Time by Kasie West. I could’ve gone for To All The Boys, but I have stronger feelings for this book as I read it pretty recently. This is the same old love romance that was obvious from the very first chapter. But it was just…so…


Rare: A book with a female protagonist unlike any other

Coraline by Neil Gaiman. This character seems a bit weird but she is kind of cool that way. I don’t like her that much but she dealt with all the mysterious stuff in her life really well. She felt a bit unrealistic at times but in a sense that added to the creepiness of the story. She said a few lines in this book that I actually really adore. So I guess she is a fabulous main character.


Look at her now: A character who suffered a lot (physically/mentally) but eventually recovered and is now at the better end of life

Nico from the Percy Jackson universe. Without spoiling anything, I can only say that Nico went through a lot and being the son of that particular god, he had to go though it all alone. He is a brave character and he suffered a lot but he at least got the person he deserved.


Wolves: A book that got you out of a reading slump

I’ll be honest. Most of my reading slumps are ones where I can’t read either because of school or because of the fact that books aren’t available to when I need them. So usually, after my tests are over, I read whatever book I feel like reading. But Wimpy Kid books are always helpful here.


It ain’t me: A character you used to like but not anymore

Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. In the first book, I really liked reading about her but in the next two books, she became one of the most frustrating characters I had ever read. She took insanely stupid decisions, acted selfishly and the love triangle was just…ugh!


Feel Me: A character you can’t bear to see with anyone else but you

Leo Valdez from the Heroes of Olympus. I love this guy a little too much and I can’t help but wish to meet him at least once. I really think we would make great friends, if not more. Love you, Leo ๐Ÿ’–.


Same Old Love: A book with an unoriginal and unrealistic romance

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson. I found this book really boring and the plot wasn’t anything new. It felt like every other fantasy novel out there. Many people love it but it just wasn’t for me. The romance was so unenthusiastic that I had to DNF this book.


The heart wants what it wants: A book you regret finishing because you miss reading it a lot

The Magnus Chase trilogy by Rick Riordan. This series is based on Norse Mythology and I have recently delved into the Norse world (or should I say worlds ๐Ÿ˜‰) and I love reading about these myths. They are super captivating and feel so real. This series made me laugh a lot and I recently finished it and I already miss reading it.


Back to you: A book you read again and again even though you have other books on your TBR pile

The Harry Potter books keep on calling to me again and again even when I am reading other books. The Wizarding World is just so fun to read about that I hardly ever get bored of revisiting these books.


Hit the Lights: A book that just made you forget everything else

For this one, I will choose The Girl With Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee. This is the true story of a girl who escaped North Korea. It shows her difficult journey in other countries  and I love it, this book is fantastic. When I read this book I just got so engrossed in the story that I forgot everything else. It was hard to believe that this book had a real story as it was so amazing that it felt fictional.


Tell me something I don’t know: A book people keep recommending you which you already have it in your TBR pile

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Many people say that it’s a great book and I should read it but some also say that its a bit complicated. So, it is in my TBR but I am just not reading it in the near future.


I can’t get enough: A book series/world you just want more and more of

Like I said before, give me as much as you can of the Norse Worlds. Give me tales of the cunning Loki and the mighty Thor, of the death of Balder and the birth of Kvasir. Give me everything from the beginning of the world to Surt’s fires at Ragnarok. I just need more of these fabulous tales so if you have some cool recommendations, do leave them in the comments for me to check out.


To keep the pages turning, I Tag:

  1. Riddhi @ Whispering Stories
  2. Aanya @ Soaring Firebolt
  3. Ashmita @ The Fictional Journal
  4. Lucy @ Bookworm Blogger 
  5. Rachel @ A Bookworm’s Paradise
  6. Fajar @ The Write Path
  7. Claudia @ Claudia Reads Books
  8. Ahaana @ Windows to Worlds
  9. Angela @ The Cat With A Book
  10. Cherry @ Cherry Blossom Books
  11. Cherelle @ A Bolt Out of the Book
  12. Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner
  13. Jheel @ Krishaโ€™s Cozy Corner
  14. Alicia @ A Colorful Bibliophile
  15. Sam @ Literary Delirium
  16. Amodini @ Amodiniโ€™s Musings
  17. Abby @ Beyond The Read
  18. Prutha @ Confessions of A Music and Book Addict
  19. Julie @ One Book More
  20. Madeline @ The Bookish Mutant
  21. Tess @ Unbound Library
  22. Chana and Malka @ Paper Procrastinators
  23. Becky and Kayla @ A Couple of Bโ€™s
  24. You ๐Ÿ˜!! Please please pleaaaaase do not hesitate to do this tag if you want to, I’ll be more than glad ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

That’s all. Hope you enjoyed the tag ๐Ÿ˜€. Thanks for reading. Stay safe. Ciao!!

Ps: Alicia @ A Colorful Bibliophile came up with an awesome way to reduce the books in your never-ending TBR pile. Check it out here.

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The Finally Fall Book Tag (*whispers*- But it’s freaking winter now!)

Hey Pals!! Today, *dramatic cough* to keep up with the prevailing spirit of the season when the leaves make a pleasing crunch under our feet and we do NOT yet need to get out our rajaiyan thick blankets out and we do NOT need to wear itchy sweaters because it is sooo NOT cold, I am doing The Finally Fall Book Tag ๐Ÿ™ƒ.

Jokes aside, I was tagged for this by the wonderful Rachel @ A Bookworm’s Paradise. She has a really lovely site, just perfect for the eyeballs of a bookworm, so you should have a look at it. As for that tag, it’s pretty cool (no pun intended ๐Ÿ™‚). So I decided to do it. Here we go then:


1: In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting!

This question had me thinking a lot. But eventually, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir felt like the perfect answer as I remember reading it and being absolutely mesmerized by the whole story and I was easily able to visualize exactly what was happening right in front of my eyes.


2: Nature is beautifulโ€ฆ but also dying: name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.

Whichwood by Taherah Mafi. If I’m being honest, which I am, I’ll admit that I really don’t like this author’s writing style, it’s too beautiful for me. But as the question said, it is, in fact, beautiful. This book is what reminds me of dark beauty. Our main character, Laylee, is a mordeshoor (one who prepares the spirits of the dead for the Otherworld or something like that) in a land where people do not respect or care for her. Throughout the story, we get to see her learning to make friends and the whole concept of loneliness and friendship is beautifully conveyed by the author.


3: Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new

For I Pity Them by our own Aanya @ Potterhead Aanya. This was like my third non-fiction novel if I’m not wrong. But this book provides a completely different outlook on the human emotion termed as “pity”. I highly recommend checking it out, it’s a really lovely book.


4: In order to keep warm, itโ€™s good to spend some time with the people we love: name a fictional family/household/friend-group that youโ€™d like to be a part of

Weasleys all the way!!


5: The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: show us a pile of fall-colored spines!

Honestly, these looked so cool when I clicked the picture, not so much when I look at them now though ๐Ÿ˜‚.


6: Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. In this series, a guy named Lemony Snicket is narrating the unfortunate tale of the three Baudelaires. But also, there is some significance to him that we see later in the books (that was as far as I could reveal without spoiling).


7: The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read

I’m a really big scaredy cat if you didn’t know so I tend to keep a considerable amount of distance between the “dark, creepy” stuff and myself ๐Ÿ˜‚. Among the few books that I have read that were at all dark and creepy, I’d say The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which is also like one of my favorite books.


8: The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebodyโ€™s cold and rainy day

The BFG by Roald Dahl. As someone who discovered this author late and did not enjoy majority of his books, I can assure you that this was just remarkable. I loved the entire story, and I loved the friendship bond between Sophie and The BFG. It’s a great story, a must-read.


9: Fall returns every year: name an old favourite that youโ€™d like to return to soon

An obvious answer: Harry Potter ๐Ÿ˜›.


10: Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favourite cozy reading โ€œaccessoriesโ€

Um…none ๐Ÿ˜‚. Just give me a book and leave me alone and that’s enough for me.


11: Spread the autumn appreciation and tag some people

In my country, fall has passed and it’s winter now. So, I’m not gonna be tagging anyone specific, maybe if I’d done it before, I might’ve. But if you are reading this and would like to do the tag, go for it, consider yourself tagged by me ๐Ÿ˜€.


That’s all for The Finally Fall Book Tag. Thanks for reading. Let me a book that gives you fall vibes down in the comments. Stay safe. Ciao!!