Book tags- The Bookish Snob Tag

Hey humans
Today I’ll do the bookish snob tag and thank you Riddhi for tagging me 😀
Do check out her blog (PS she’s close to 500 followers so why not help her get 500 😉 )

ADAPTATION SNOB: Do you always read the book before watching the film/ TV show?

Uhh yeah, I like to first imagine on my own and how the book would look like in my fantasy then if there is a movie and I like the book then I watch the movie or TV show so I get to tell others, “This is wrong and instead of this this happened in the books” (I love doing that, IDK why).

FORMAT SNOBYou can only choose 1 format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which one do you choose: physical books, eBooks, or audiobooks?

I used to love paperbacks so if you had asked me this like an year ago I would have said paperback but ebooks I guess are more comfortable?
Like IDK how to explain and even though the paperbacks have an awesome feeling you can’t read them inside the blanket plus you enjoy a paperback way more after reading ebooks so it makes it more special, and you don’t get papercuts with ebooks as sometimes some books don’t have great quality of pages but are awesome.
As for audiobooks I have never listened to one and nor do I intend to, so for this one ebook wins (please don’t hate me cause of that, they have become more comfortable to me the past year).

SHIP SNOB: Would you date or marry a non-reader?

Uhh I don’t wanna answer this, personal questions, plus I really don’t know.

GENRE SNOB: You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?

Romance, or biological books (the ones with facts about humans and cells and plants and that kinda thing)

UBER GENRE SNOB: You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?

Uhh I can’t choose, I love mystery, poetry, fiction and FANTASY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(and I think I forgot one)
I can’t choose don’t make me, I am begging you

COMMUNITY SNOB: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?

Young Adult I guess?

I tag

Lizzie @Abovetheclouds

Nehal @Books and Words

Tiction @Fictionally Crazy

Shamit @BookwormShamit

Priyamvada @#Discover You

Paperback badass@Paperback badass

AND THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON YOU!!

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KOTLC Book tag!!!

Soooo
I have been obsessed with Keeper of the Lost cities since the past November, and I though this totally deserves a whole new tag, then I thought why not let’s make it, so here we are!!!!
Also the commentary in brackets is just for fun, not part of the tag so um don’t use that ;p

Rules(cause we need them)

  • All headers used are made by me, feel free to use them, do give me credit though! Here is the drive folder from where you can access them
  • Mention me as the creator of the tag, and link back to this post so that I get to know.
  • At the end of the post write your favorite quote from the book.
  • No hate against Fitz(yeah I feel you all, but let’s just keep this nice)
  • Have fun!!! and try not to worry about things like Sophie 😉

Sophie-A character who is oblivious to feelings

Grady and Sandor (Yeah I couldn’t pick which one of them is more protective)-Over protective Characters

Edaline- A character you’d like to see more of(I mean seriously she is the only mom of sophie who knows what to do with her, give her more credit people

Fitz- A main protagonist loved yet hated at the same time

Bronte- A character who is not as bad as we make them out to be

Wylie- Someone who just gets dragged into it(poor guy)

Marella- A character with a dangerous power(no offence though Marelle)

Biana- A character who isn’t afraid to show her scars(Ha now what Vespera)

Alden- A character who is irritatingly calm even in difficulties(But there is no reason to worry is there Alden?🙄)

Della- A strong female character misjudged because of her beauty(Uhh hell yeah)

Tam- A mysterious character with a shady past(get it, shady?)

Linh- An gentle but not so gentle character

Dex- A character who is a loyal friend not matter what(I mean poor dude)

Keefe- A character who hides behind jokes but is broken in reality(You ain’t fooling anyone Keefe)

My fav quote

“Because our family doesn’t decide who we are. WE decide who we are.

Keefe Sencen AKA Lord Hunkyhair!

Ok since this is a new tag, I tag all of you, I do hope you all will do it!!!!!
Have a splendid day or night ahead!!!
Remember there is no reason to worry 😉

A reader

I am not a witch like Hermione
Or a demigod like Annabeth
I am not an elf like Sophie
Or a tribute like Katniss

I may not go to Hogwarts, 
Or fight the dark lord
I may not be a part of the Great Prophecy
Or defeat the Roman Kings

I may not have a cognate
And be on the chase after the Neverseen
I may not be a tribute
Trying to destroy the Capitol

BUT
I am a reader
A bookworm
A nerd
Books are my life
I live one boring life
Or boring because you say it
Because I live a 1000 interesting lives
You’ll never be part of
I am a demigod, a witch, an elf and a tribute and soo many more things
Because I AM A READER

Hey guys the above image is my very poor attempt at calligraphy🤪😜 Any thoughts on it?
Hope you all are safe!!!
Sorry I haven’t been much active, and I am trying to catch up, but everything is super overwhelming, so, I may be on semi-hiatus for some more time, sorry 😦

Book review- My Ventures & Rove Through Rhyme & Rhythm

Congratulations Aaliya on publishing your first book ever!!!!!!!!!!!

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Also this may be my first ARC review ever!!!!!!!!
Yayy!!!

Title- My Ventures & Rove Through Rhyme & Rhythm

Cover

My Ventures & Rove Through Rhyme & Rhythm by [Aaliya  Naqvi]

Description (From Goodreads)

“The magic is within us; the choice is ours we are free. So let’s change our fate and live our own destiny.” – a line from one of my poem.
This book contains attempts I made in poetry, using Disney quotes, archaic words, nature, life etc as inspiration.
Read on to find these new ventures that I made as a first time writer.

My review

“Be the star for which you were born.
Don’t worry everything you will ace”

Wow, just beautiful lines expressed by the poet, similarly the way she tells us that destiny is in our hands and we can control it, this short collection of poetry is inspiring and alluring, coaxing us to venture outside our comfort zones to discover the world and it’s beauty.Emotions speak throughout the poems, the way she travels through her journey of finding, is revenge actually worth, and many more.
This book is a must read!

My rating

5 stars!


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Once again congratulations Aaliya!!!!!

You Go Girl

The Hamilton Book Tag

Thank you so much D for tagging me for this!!!
Also I gave my site a moakeover again but I promise that this is the final one.

The Hamilton book tag was originally created by Maureen Kevy on BookTube in 2015.

SO here we go

Rules

  1. Link back to the original creator’s post.
  2. Link to the blog post where you first saw this tag.
  3. Answer all the prompts.
  4. Tag at least 3 other people.
  5. Finish your post with your favorite Hamilton song and lyric (considering you’ve heard/seen Hamilton already. If you haven’t, who are you???!!).

Room Where It Happens

A BOOK WORLD YOU WOULD PUT YOURSELF IN

Keeper of the Lost Cities

Keeper of the lost cities of course, or Artichoke hearts.

The Schuyler Sisters

AN UNDERRATED FEMALE CHARACTER

Rue of course

My Shot

A CHARACTER WHO GOES AFTER WHAT THEY WANT AND DOESN’T LET ANYONE STOP THEM

Sophie or Katniss of course, but I guess Hermione could come in too.

You’ll Be Back

THE SASSIEST VILLAIN

Umm, I don’t really know. I’d say Percy was Sassy, but he isn’t a villian 😐

Non-Stop

A SERIES YOU MARATHONED

Harry Potter all the way.

Satisfied

FAVORITE BOOK WITH MULTIPLE POVS

Umm, I usually read with one POV ssooooo

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

A BOOK/SERIES THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED THROUGHOUT HISTORY

Lord of the rings, I just started reading it, and it’s awesome!!! But yeah Percy Jackson too.

Helpless

A RELATIONSHIP YOU WERE ROOTING FOR FROM THE START

Sophitz, but now I really don’t know, like after book 2, I kinda thought he was mean, but it’s not his fault, I freak out the same wayy, so yeah, after legacy soo not ship him, but still Sophitz would be nice.

Ten Duel Commandments

BOOK WITH FAVORITE FIGHT SCENE

Hunger Games

Say No To This

GUILTY PLEASURE READ

Umm, I’d rather not tell everyone, but a close second would be St. Clare’s, Malory Towers, Roald Dahl and ok I can goo on and onnnn for days, so let’s just leave it here.

What Comes Next

A SERIES YOU WISH HAD MORE BOOKS

Harry Potter or hunger Games duh

Right Hand Man

FAVORITE BROTP

Umm, Percy or Jason(that’s literally the only I can think of right now), or Keefe or Fitz?

What Did I Miss

A BOOK/SERIES THAT YOU WERE LATE TO READING

Lord of the rings

Stay Alive

A CHARACTER YOU WISH WERE STILL ALIVE

You seriously asking me that, there are soooooooo many, I can’t decide, but here is a recent one, Kenric Fathdom, and the forever one Fred Weasley.

Burn

THE MOST HEARTBREAKING END TO A RELATIONSHIP

Pretty sure we all know how much I hate romance soo maybe Piper and Jason.

The Reynolds Pamphlet

A BOOK WITH A TWIST YOU DIDN’T SEE COMING

Ummmm, uhh IDK? More like I don’t remember.

I tag all of you!!

Also I might be posting a new post on typos on that weird club don’t forget to read it!!!

Selena Gomez Book Tag

Thank you so much Nehal for tagging me, I love Selena Gomez(bet you’ll didn’t know that about me did you?)

Check out Nehal’s post 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!

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

Uhhh, I don’t actually read romance and the most I read it was French Girl in New York series, but it’s soo awesome!!!!

Rare: A book with a female protagonist unlike any other

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The girl who drank the Moon, of course!!!
It’s awesome
Apparently all of my fav characters have the name Luna 😜

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, Thalia, Maude Laurent, Leo at times, and Sophie and of coure Keefe, gah, I soo can’t choose one, how do you expect me too?

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

Geronimo Stilton series when I hated reading because of a particular series back in grade 3, so 5 years ago, boy am I getting old.

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

Dumbledore's backstory explained

Albus Percival Wolfric Brian Dumbledore of course, I hate him now

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

How well do you know Fitz Vacker

Uhhh, IDK, but Fitz Vacker?

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

Ummmmmm, yeah so basically I hate romance, and don’t bother to read any romance books so let’s just skip this one shall we

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

You mean the most recent one right, cause there are soo many so the most recent one is KOTLC.

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

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Malory Towers of course!

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

Buy I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the  Taliban Book Online at Low Prices in India | I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood

I am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai

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

Divergent, I have it in my TBR, but don’t wanna read it now, just too much depression from books at the moment. *cough* Alvar *cough* Keefe *cough* Rex *cough*

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

Percy Jackson, I want more of Riordanverse, please Uncle Rick🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺

I tag all of you!!!
Have fun with this!!!

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To all the Fictional Characters out there


When in the sun I lay
All those crystal memories
Those make my day

All the books I read
All the lives I lived
While sitting on the bed
Dreading your end

Year after year
Each 500 pages i read

Each year hoping for the end
Yet every time anxiously waiting for it not to happen

I cried for you
I laughed with you
I fought along with you
I hushed those mocking tones for you
I lived for you
I died for you
I rejoiced with you
I grew up with you
I grew up for you
And yet you left me
You left me alone to fend for myself 
All of you left me
In this cruel harsh world

You left me alone in the real world
You may have given me a much needed break from the my world
At a place where I belonged
But you still left me

After all I did for you
You still left me 
In reality


This is to all the fictional characters out there as a punishment for stomping over my heart, after all the sleepless nights, all the times I waited and all the times I got in trouble for reading in class.

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You can email me at aanya@potterheadaanya.in

Stay safe!!
Mischief managed!

Guest post by Krisha!+Blog Spotlight

Heya peeps, today’s post is by Krisha who has an amazing blog, she posts splendid reviews you can check it out here, I hope you enjoy the post, let me and Krisha know in the comments.

Hello everyone I am Krisha. I am the author of Krisha’s Cozy Corner .Thank you so much Aanya for having me on your blog and participating in my blog tour . I am honoured to be here . So let me tell you a bit about myself.

 I am a 12 year old  and I always have been an avid reader and there is nothing more I like then curling up in a cozy corner with a good book. Reading books has been one of my favorite pastimes. After enjoying reading many fantastic book blogs for some time now, I thought that I would finally take the plunge and start a blog of my own and express my honest opinion about the books I read.  To know more about me don’t forget to visit my blog!!

From the wise words of Albus Dumbledore to the practical sayings of Hagrid to the musings of Luna Lovegood, here are the 15 of the most magical quotes that originated in the Potterverse. Here are the 15 most influential life lessons tucked into the pages of the beloved book series.

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”

Book: Chamber of Secrets

Who said it: Albus Dumbledore

Explanation: After Harry emerges from the Chamber of Secrets, he expresses fear over the similarities between himself and Voldemort, telling Dumbledore that the Sorting Hat nearly placed him in Slytherin. However, the headmaster is quick to remind Harry that while he and Voldemort are both powerful wizards, Harry chooses to use his talents for good the true measure of greatness.

HAPPINESS CAN BE FOUND IN THE DARKEST OF TIMES…ONLY IF ONE REMEMBERS TO TURN ON THE LIGHT.

Book: Prisinor of Azkaban

Who said it: Albus Dumbledore

Explanation: We can find a way to be happy in any condition if we remember that we own our happiness. Unfortunately, most of us gave this authority to people and circumstances to make us happy and sad.

The truth.” Dumbledore sighed. “It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”  

BOOK– The Philosopher’s Stone  

WHO SAID IT– Albus Dumbledore

EXPLANATION– Dumbledore shares these words with Harry while visiting him in the hospital wing following Harry’s battle with Professor Quirrell. Harry mentions some questions he wants answered about his history and his parents’ deaths, and Dumbledore urges him to treat the truth with reverence and caution. Ultimately, the headmaster decides that there are some answers Harry isn’t ready to hear—at least not yet.    

“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect”

Movie: Order of the Phoenix

Who said it: Luna Lovegood

Context: OK, so this one is from the Order of the Phoenix movie, not the book, but it’s too good to pass up. When Bellatrix Lestrange kills Harry’s godfather, Sirius Black, during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Harry is distraught. However, he finds comfort in the words of Luna, who despite having lost her mother at such a young age, maintains this positive outlook on life. This line also seems to foreshadow the Deathly Hallows scene when Harry is able to see and speak to Sirius again by using the resurrection stone.

Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open”

Book: Goblet of Fire

Who said it: Albus Dumbledore

Context: Following Voldemort’s return and Cedric Diggory’s death during the final task of the Triwizard Tournament, Dumbledore gathers the students of all three schools that participated in the tournament — Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang — in the Great Hall for an end-of-year speech, imploring them to come together to face the trouble that lies ahead. “Lord Voldemort’s gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great,” he says. “We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust.”

“What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.” –The Goblet of Fire

Book: Goblet of Fire

Who said it: Rubeus Hagrid

Context: This Hagrid quote might not seem on the surface to be full of fiery inspiration, but his are words to live by just the same. As Hagrid says of Voldemort’s return, there’s “No good sittin’ worryin’ abou’ it”—He Who Must Not Be Named will strike when he strikes, and all the wizarding community can do is try and prepare in the meantime. But catastrophizing—devoting one’s whole life to dreading the worst possible outcome of a situation—will help no one. Hagrid’s pragmatic words are a reminder that fearing the future only harms our present. 

I am what I am an’ I’m not ashamed”

Book: Goblet of Fire

Who said it: Rubeus Hagrid

Context: This full quote reads, “I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with,’” and is said by Hagrid to Harry, Ron and Hermione after Rita Skeeter publicly outs the gamekeeper for being a half-giant — an ancestry that carries a stigma in the Potterverse. The insightful advice embodies Rowling’s overarching messa

”IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT A MAN’S LIKE, SEE HOW HE TREATS HIS INFERIORS AND NOT HIS EQUALS….”

BOOK- HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
WHO SAID IT – SIRIUS BLACK

EXPLANATION – As Sirius, Hermione, Ron and Harry discuss the suspicious behavior of Barty Crouch Junier before they discover he used the polyjuice potion to disguise himself as Mad Eye Moody, Sirius gifts the trio with a nugget of important knowledge about human nature.

”NUMBING THE PAIN FOR A WHILE WILL MAKE IT WORSE WHEN YOU FINALLY FEEL IT…..”

BOOK– HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
WHO SAID IT – ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

EXPLANATION – After the fatal events of the Triwizard Tournament, Harry is exhausted and traumatized. Dumbledore asks Harry to recap his interactions with Voldemort inside the tournament arena, but Sirius interjects that Harry needs to rest and that the interrogation can continue in the morning. Dumbledore disagrees, and persuades Harry to face his most recent horrific experience head on.

“TO A WELL ORGANISED MIND…..DEATH IS NOTHING BUT THE NEXT GREAT ADVENTURE”

BOOK– HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE
WHO SAID IT – ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

EXPLANATION –Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel lived for 600 years thanks to the Elixir of Life provided to them by the sorcerer’s stone. But after Voldemort comes dangerously close to stealing the stone and its powers, the couple decide it’s best they finally lay themselves to rest. Dumbledore explains their decision to a very bewildered Harry.

”YOU THINK THE DEAD WE LOVED EVER TRULY LEAVE US? …..YOU THINK THAT WE DON’T RECALL THEM MORE CLEARLY THAN EVER IN TIMES OF GREAT TROUBLE??….”

BOOK– HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF ASKABAN
WHO SAID IT – ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

EXPLANATION – After Harry mistakes his reflection and patronus for his late father, Harry admits to Dumbledore his embarrassment in thinking he saw his dad. Dumbledore reassures Harry that he shouldn’t be embarrassed, because those we’ve lost live on within us. 

‘TIME WILL NOT SLOW DOWN WHEN SOMETHING UNPLEASANT LIES AHEAD….”

BOOK– HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
WHO SAID IT – HARRY’S THOUGHTS

EXPLANATION – As Harry rides the Hogwarts Express on his journey back from school after his fourth year and sucessfully winning Triwizard Tournament, he dreads disembarking from the train, having to say goodbye to his friends, and returning to the darkness of the Dursley’s home in the Muggle world. 

” IT DOES NOT DO GOOD TO DWELL ON DREAMS…. AND FORGET TO LIVE…”

BOOK– HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE
WHO SAID IT – ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

EXPLANATION – After Dumbledore catches Harry staring into the Mirror of Erised to see himself with his late parents, Dumbledore cautions Harry against spending time hoping for what could , or in Harry’s case, cannot , be brought back to life.

”IT TAKES A GREAT DEAL OF BRAVERY TO STAND UP TO OUR ENEMIES…BUT JUST AS MUCH TO OUR FRIENDS…”

BOOK– HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE
WHO SAID IT – ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

EXPLANATION – After awarding Harry, Hermione, and Ron points for their respective courage, logic, and chess-playing skills in battling Voldemort for the sorcerer’s stone, Dumbledore makes recognizes Neville Longbottom for his ability to stand his ground against Harry, Ron, and Hermione when they tried to sneak out of the Gryffindor common room to foil Voldemort’s plan. Neville held true to what he thought was right rather than giving into peer pressure, an act that Dumbledore deems worthy of recognition.

‘DO NOT PITY THE DEAD HARRY, PITY THE LIVING, AND ABOVE ALL THOSE WHO LIVE WITHOUT LOVE….”

BOOK– HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS
WHO SAID IT – ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

EXPLANATION – Moments before Harry finally kills Voldemort once and for all, Dumbledore urges him to not hesitate or overthink the prospect of ending another human’s life. Dumbledore’s prediction is that by killing Voldemort, Harry is actually saving countless lives in the process.

Thank you Krisha for this amazing post, I hope you all enjoyed it!!

Blog Spotlight

Ok, so I am going to tell you my favorite things about Krisha and her blog, Krisha is a teen like me who loves to read books, and she is one my my soo many favorite blogger to have a bookish talk with and the I love the headers and dividers she uses in her posts. And one of the best things about her, she is a Ravenclaw!!!!!

I hope you all check her blog out!

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Just Some Bibliophilic Things #4 Also I need your help…….

Heya people!

Anything new?

Anyway I am participating in JSBT again!
This week’s question was………

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

Hogwarts Hogwarts Hoggy Warty!! Do I really need to tell you all why? Or maybe Camp Half-Blood, yeah that works too!

Check out Riddhi’s post here.

Also please help me, I need suggestions, take my survey here.

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