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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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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 characters (Juliette and Warner), 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 consequences of an a event.


I tag:

  1. Hermione @ Portable Magic
  2. Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner
  3. Rayna @ Ray’s Realm
  4. Anoushka @ Dipped in Ink
  5. Cherry @ 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 “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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The Zodiac Music + Book Tag

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


The Rules:

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

So, my zodiac sign izz….PISCES!!

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Uh, none! πŸ™‚


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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Mid Year Book Freakout Tag 2021 (Is half the year gone already πŸ˜Ά?)

No way, absolutely no freaking way do I accept to believe that half the year is gone and all I did was sit back and procrastinate.

Hey Pals!! No but seriously, I literally freaked out when I realized half the year is gone 😱. Like did anybody even notice!? Well I so didn’t until various bloggers’ Mid Year tags started popping up on my Reader and I was “shook”. But anyways, today I am doing one my favourite book tags, and that is The Mid Year Book Freakout Tag.

Click here to check out the tag I did in 2020.

For those unaware, this tag is basically done around June and July when the half the year has passed, and it is just a fun analysis of how your reading year has been so far.

Sounds fun, eh? 😁 Let’s do this!!


So I haven’t read that many books so far 😭. I’ve only managed to finish 29 books (excluding the one I DNFed and the ones I am currently reading) 😭, which is killing me coz I think that’s too less 😭. Last year I had read 55 books by mid-July 😭 so this is a huge downfall 😭. But you probably don’t wanna see me rant here 😭 (bad friends) 😭, so I’ll just get on with the tag 😭:


1: Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2021 😭

Okay, I’m stopping with the crying emojis now~

For this one, I’ll be taking The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (yes, it wasn’t even hard to pick just one book, that’s how less books I’ve read so far 🀧). This book is just plain beautiful. That’s the only way to describe it. It’s a heart-wrenching tale and by the end, even though I didn’t cry throughout the entirety of the book, I felt my eyes wet a little because that ending was just…😭 (this is me forgetting I promised not to use this emoji). So yeah, this book is definitely my favorite one far this year so far.


2: Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2021

Once again 😭, haven’t read enough sequels, but A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir was a fantastic sequel. While I didn’t enjoy the second book in The Ember Quartet series, I really loved this one and I’m hoping to get to the final book soon.


3: New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To

There could be a lot of answers for this one, but I’m gonna go for Sunkissed by Kasie West.


4: Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

*Ahem* none actually 😢.


5: Biggest Disappointment

This is another one I have quite a few answers for. But I’m going for A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle. I actually reread this book because I had loved it the first time I had read it, so I was hoping to love it again, but…it was awful! This was absolutely terrible. I marvel at the fact that I once gave this book 5 stars and now I’m giving it 1 star 😐. I’ll do a full review because my thoughts are too wild to fit into one small paragraph.


6: Biggest Surprise

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson. This is my first book by this author and I hadn’t expected to like it this much, I definitely expected to enjoy it but I didn’t expect that it would be so…sweet? And deep even.


7: New Favourite Author (Debut or New to You)

I’m going for Khaled Hosseini for this one, with Karen M. McManus as close second. Though I’ve only read The Kite Runner by Hosseini so far, I’m definitely planning to read more books by him because I just loved that book. As for Karen McManus, she has an amazing way of writing books that have that addicting vibe to them and you can’t put them down until you’re done with the story.


8: Newest Fictional Crush

Omg! So many, unlike last year when I had none. But the one who is totally owning my heart right now is Nate Macauley from One Of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. That boy, aah I love him so much 😍.


9: A Book That Made You Cry

None actually, but I almost cried at ending of The Kite Runner and I spent the whole day bawling over All The Light We Cannot See too, but the tears didn’t come. So yeah, almost cried.


10: A Book That Made You Happy

None πŸ™‚.


11: What Books do You Beed to Read by the End of the Year

You really wanna know? Sure, I’ll give you a little glimpse of my TBR πŸ™‚

As if I’ll be able to finish these by the end of the year. It’ll be a miracle if I am able to finish them before Ragnarok πŸ™‚.

For real though, I’ve had this list made since the last 3 years or something and I’ve barely been able to remove 4-5 series from this list πŸ˜ͺ.

So anyways, I’m hoping to read A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir by the end of this year. And also reread at least 3 Harry Potter books.


Considering we don’t usually tag anybody for this tag, feel free to do it of you are interested. I had so much fun doing this πŸ˜€. Let me know how many books you read this year so far, or maybe don’t, because if it is more than mine, I’ll just keep crying even more 😭. I’m just kidding by the way, do lemme know down in the comments πŸ˜‚.

I hope you enjoyed seeing me bawl reading the post πŸ˜ƒ.


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The Evermore Book Tag

Hey Pals!! Today, in honor of the latest album released by Taylor Swift, I am doing The Evermore Book Tag (I just realized the album isn’t latest anymore, but when I wrote this post, it was πŸ˜‚). I was tagged for this by Ahaana @ Windows to Worlds. She also happens to be the creator of the tag, so thanks to her for coming up with such a fun tag as well as for tagging me. And guys, she even started her own Booktube Channel!!! Do visit her site and channel, it’s really nice.


The Rules:


willow: a book with a character you can’t help but fall in love with

The Magnus Chase trilogy by Rick Riordan. I love every character in this book (well, like every character except the ones who are nasty gods or evil fathers). I specifically love Magnus. He’s just got a genuine sense of humor that cracks me up everytime.

Ps- I don’t know why, but…..(please don’t kill me) I hate this song 🀐


champagne problems: a book with a broken relationship

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. When I finished this book, it kinda inhabited a major portion of my brain. Cath and Wren are two twins, and Wren decides to do her own thing when they go to college, which includes leaving her sister behind to deal with everything on her own.Β  So yeah, it does have a broken relationship.


gold rush: a book you love with all your heart

I’ll never stop saying just how much I luuurv Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. I have already read this book four freaking times, and you are telling me you still haven’t given it a shot!? Please read this book, it is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!

Pro tip: listen to the audiobook narrated by the author himself.


’tis the damn season: a book in which the character reconnects with their family/hometown

I honestly have no idea

tolerate it: a book with a suffering relationship

Gotta go with Fangirl again, can’t think of anything else.


no body, no crime: a book about murder

Oh man, I love this song! Brings all the right chillzz.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I remember reading this book with my sister and dnfing it right when things were about to start, lol πŸ˜›. I should pick it up soon or else the book blogging community might come at me with 10 foot long swords in their hands.


happiness: a book that’s an old favorite, but you just can’t relate to anymore

The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse by Nicholas Gannon. I read this book two years ago and as soon as I finished it, I declared it to be one of my all time favorites because that was the amount of fun I had reading it. But looking back on it, it was a pretty forgettable read and even though I loved it then, I can’t say I love it anymore, it’s still a pretty great book and one I recommend even now, but I am over my love for it now.


dorothea: a book featuring an old (or strong) friendships

This friendship is goals

coney island: a book that made you cry // completely destroyed you

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. Well, a character died in this book, and the way the death affected Harry was just intolerable and so heartbreaking, how could I have possibly stopped my eyes from leaking!?


ivy: a book that was an unexpected favorite

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket. I still have a lot of issues with this series but the first book was really really good. Not to mention, the narration by Tim Curry brought life to these characters.


cowboy like me: a book about thieves, or criminals

Yeah well apparently, I can only think of Aladdin right now, and I don’t know a book I’ve read that has thieves in it. Ah wait, I just remembered.. how about… The Book Thief…πŸ˜ƒ?

I know I’m very smart *pats herself on the back, smiling evilly*.


long story short: a book that made up your childhood

Enid Blyton’s book series’- The Famous Five and The Secret Seven sparked my love for reading and I still love them a lot. Her characters are always so fun.


marjorie: a book with a moving message

Heidi by Johanna Spyri. This is another one of my favorite books though I think I have read the abridged version of it, but who cares? I love the characters and the setting. It takes place in the Swiss Alps and one of the major themes of this book, as I find it, is the healing powers and the beauty of nature. Just how big an impact nature can have on a person is very well portrayed through this novel.


closure: a series in which you NEED to read the next book

I really love The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken but I haven’t read the second book yet, something I feel ashamed of, but something I was never quite in the mood of. Hopefully, I’ll pick it up soon.


evermore: the perfect conclusion to an extremely long (but worth it) series

I haven’t read many “long” series, and the one that I have read had an awful conclusion so…


I Tag: Being the very generous person that I am πŸ˜‡, I tag Anyone and Everyone who wants to this. If you are a book lover or a Swiftie, do give this tag a shot πŸ˜€.

#feelsgoodtousetheupdatedsignoff😌


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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 Don’t We. There are tons of Taylor Swift tags flying all around, so we thought, why don’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 haven’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 Down– A fast paced book which you found a little hard to keep up with
  2. Lotus Inn– A book which has a romance which develops overnight
  3. Love Song– A book in which one of the characters writes a love song for his/her love.
  4. I’ll Be Okay– 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 me– A book with a very explicit romance./ A guilty pleasure romance that you like
  6. Fallin’– A book with a romance that makes you wanna jump up and down with happiness
  7. Be Myself– A book with a character who faces a lot of insecurities
  8. For You– A book with the best male love interest
  9. Grey– A book where a character regrets their decision to break up with their partner
  10. Stay– 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 😍. And we are feeling really proud right now. Please take a look at the post, and participate, it would mean a lottttt 😁.


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