New Year + Resolutions

NEW YEAR!!
Hey everyone,
2017’s coming to an end. 2018’s going to begin. Winter break is also going to end. I don’t want that to happen. I didn’t do anything productive in these holidays. Also this is not our topic for today.
Today, I’m going to talk about my resolutions for the year 2018. I’ve been thinking about a lot of these and decided to just put them all together in this post.

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Goodreads Reading Challenge – So I’ve finally decided to take part in the Goodreads reading Challenge. This sis going to be my first time. And I’m not setting my goal really high. This I read I don’t know 29 books. So keeping that in mind I’m going to set my goal to 32 books. I just thought of that number right now.
Blogging more – I don’t know how to put this in words but in November I kind of stopped blogging. Not really I did blog but it was like I wasn’t blogging. It’s hard to put it in words, but in 2018 I plan on Blogging consistently.
Making a Schedule – Scheduling is very important and I learnt it the hard way. o for the new year I’ve decided to make various schedules –
   ° Schedule for Blogging– So I feel that if I don’t make a schedule for blogging, I’ll forget about it. Because of which I’ve decided to publish a new post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday while Tuesdays will be dedicated to Top 5 Tuesday. And on Thursdays and Saturdays, I am going to be reading other bloggers’ posts and commenting on them. Hopefully I can keep up with this schedule.
Reviewing every book I read – In 2018 I really really want to review each and every book I read. Sometimes I read a book and then I never write a review on it either because it is a part of a series because I find it hard to review series or sometimes I don’t know how to write a review on a book. So in 2018 I’ll make sure to review each book, I’ll probably give myself some time to review the book but will write a review on it.
Social Media –  I am not on a lot of social media platforms, but I want to use Tumblr either to promote my blog or to just post random pictures of books. We’ll see how it goes.
Bullet Journal – So I just made a bullet journal. It’s not really beautiful but I like it. So my resolution is to continue writing in it or using it.

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So these are all of my goals, or all of my goals I can remember at the moment. Also I am supposed to be on hiatus but I wanted to write a post about all of my resolutions. I can’t believe that today is the last day of 2017. Making a blog this year was the best thing that could ever happen to me. Also thank you so much for 50 followers. Sending virtual hugs to you all. Thank you so much. Also Happy New Year!!! 2018 will be the best year for you, I promise. Do you also have the same resolutions as mine? Tell me in the comments and I’ll see you next time.
Thanks for Reading***
Spread Book Love
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Blogmas Day 25 – MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

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Hey everyone,
and O. M. G. 25 days have passed. 25 days since I have been blogging continuously. Which also means that today is CHRISTMAS. Omg! Merry Christmas y’all. I hope you all are having a wonderful time. And if you don’t celebrate Christmas then Happy Holidays or Happy New Year or Happy Monday. Whatever you celebrate, Happy that.

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And today is my last post of 2017. Actually I am not sure. I might upload something on 31 December but I am still not sure. Also I am going on Hiatus from today. This is going to be the best break ever as I will get to spend some time with my family and friends. Also I need to catch up with my homework. I am not sure but I might be on a hiatus from social media  in these days as well, but I am not sure I’ll be able to control myself. I’ll reply to your comments, though, of course. And this is going to be the last post with all these Christmas-y graphics.
These holidays are going to be filled with laughter, joy, food and loads of fights with my sister (we’ve already started). I hope you also enjoy a lot in these holidays. I don’t have anything else to say. Tell me in the comments what do you plan on doing in these holidays and I’ll see you next time( January 9th to be precise).

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! 🙂

Thanks for Reading***
Spread Book Love
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Blogmas Day 24 – Weekly Update.

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Hey everyone,
and calm down. Take deep breaths. I know tomorrow is Christmas and we’re all excited for it but we can’t lose our cool. Just kidding. You can be as excited as you want to cause it’s Christmas tomorrow. Which also means that today is Christmas Eve. Happy Christmas Eve. Also Happy Sunday. It’s time for another Weekly Update.

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Reading

Did I read any book this week? No. Did I start any book this week? Kind of. So in yesterday’s post (you can read it here) I mentioned the books I want to read in these holidays and I kind of started reading one of them. I plan on reading it in the night. So this week was actually kind of productive.

Blogging

Blogging obviously went well, thanks to Blogmas and you all guys. I posted 7 posts this week(obviously including this one) and happy that I haven’t missed a single day of Blogmas.

My Life in Books Tag 

Definitely a wonderful tag. I really enjoyed the questions. I feel like I would have,liked it more if I wasn’t in a hurry to write it.

Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Books I Want For Christmas 

This was the last Top 5 Tuesday post for this year and my personal favourite. I can’t believe that this was the last topic. I have been doing Top 5 Tuesday posts since November(not a long time) and I can’t wait for 2018’s topics. Also, Christmas is still 4 hours away, you can still buy these books for me.

Hiatus Announcement 

Yes, I am going to be on Hiatus from 26th December till 8th January and I am going to miss you all a lot. But I want to be as productive as possible in these holidays. So let’s hope for the best.

Time Out – ‘I’m Sorry How do You Pronounce Your Name?’

This is the truth. Authors sometimes go way overboard with their characters’ names and make them way too complicated.

12 Days of Christmas Book Tag 

This was a good tag but my answers weren’t. I had to skip a lot of them. My mind wasn’t working that time. I had a really important work to do but still I enjoyed the process.

Books I Want To Read in The Holidays

Definitely the most fun and easy post to write. I loved writing this post. And don’t know why but I enjoyed taking pictures of the books. Now all I want to do in the holidays is to take pictures of books. (also want to make an account on Instagram).

Life 

Holidays have started. That’s the definition of my life right now. Also the Conference that I had been talking about for so long, I’m finally done with it. I could never have been more happier, although I feel I could have done much better. Talking about the Hiatus, tomorrow is probably going to be my last post of 2017, probably, I might post something for the New Year. Also I plan on taking a lot of pictures of my books in these holidays, although they would never look “Tumblry”.

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So that is it for this week’s update. Also today is the 24th which means it’s Christmas Eve. So Happy Christmas eve to you and your families, I hope you all are having a wonderful time and weekend. This week was a good week. I also need to get back to replying to your comments but I just can’t find the time. Also lately I have been increasing my usage of Twitter and that’s because I am getting excited. Tell me in the comments how excited you are for Christmas and I’ll see you next time.
Thanks for Reading***
Spread Book Love
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Blogmas Day 23 – Books I want to Read in the Holidays

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Hey everyone,
and welcome to Blogmas Day 23. I can’t believe that tomorrow is Christmas eve and day after tomorrow is finally Christmas. Since, my holidays have started, I decided to do a post dedicated to the books I want to read in these holidays. Now I won’t read all of these books in the holidays but I plan on reading at least two.  So without further ado, let’s get on with the list.

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 

I just bought this book and it’s going to be the first book that I will read in these holidays. The cover is so beautiful that I can’t stop staring at it. Probably going to start this book by Monday.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell 

I loved Fangirl a lot and I obviously had to buy this book. It’s going to be great to read a book about which I had heard so much in Fangirl.

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

I am not really looking forward to reading this book but I really loved the synopsis. Hence, I decided to give this book a chance. Hopefully I like it.

Aristotle and Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

I have been talking about this book for a long time and that’s because I have heard so many good things about this book from other people that I just had to buy it.

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So that is it for today’s post. This was a really short post and that’s because I had a really busy day today and don’t have the power to write anymore. Hopefully you liked today’s post. Tell me in the comments which book are you going to read during the holidays and I’ll see you next time.
Happy Holidays 🙂
Thanks for Reading***
Spread Book Love
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Blogmas Day 22 – 12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

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Hey everyone,
and welcome to Blogmas Day 22. I am currently suffering from Blogger’s Block and was absolutely out of ideas so I decided to do the 12 Days of Christmas Book Tag. This tag was created by LizzieLovesBooks . Go check out her channel and let’s get on with the tag.

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ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE.

The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?

This is difficult to answer but I think my favourite stand alone might probably be Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I guess this one because I could really connect to the characters.

ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TWO TURTLE DOVES.

Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?

I have so so many but I’ll go with Solangelo or Romione. I don’t love Romione that much but I think they’re perfect for each other and love and care for each other a lot.

 

ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: THREE FRENCH HENS.

In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?

I haven’t read a lot of trilogies but I’ll go with The Maze Runner trilogy. I know a lot of people don’t like it that much but I couldn’t stop myself from falling in love with the books (or characters to be exact).

 

ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FOUR CALLING BIRDS.

Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favorite series?

I feel that I should choose something besides Harry Potter since I usually choose this series. So I’ll without a doubt go with Percy Jackson and The Olympians series. There is just something about this series which makes it so wonderful that I can’t stop loving it.

 

ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS.

One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

Bellatrix counts right? Even if she doesn’t, I am going to choose her. Definitely the best villain out there.

 

ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SIX GEESE A LAYING.

Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favorite world/world-building?

I can’t think of any at the moment because there are so many out there. So skip.

 

ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SEVEN SWANS A SWIMMING.

Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favorite animal sidekick?

Blackjack from Percy Jackson and The Olympians series. I didn’t know that even Pegasus can be funny.

 

ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: EIGHT MAIDS A MILKING.

Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?

I can’t think of any except for Harry Potter. The food is as wonderful as the characters and the world.

 

ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: NINE LADIES DANCING.

Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favorite kickass female lead?

Annabeth, definitely. That girl can judo-flip and she’s the wisest girl. Do I need to say anything more?

 

ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TEN LORDS A LEAPING.

How about your favorite leading lad?

Percy Jackson was the only protagonist I ever liked along with Leo Valdez. I love these two boys.

 

ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: ELEVEN PIPES PIPING.

What is your favorite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

I can’t think of any book right now. Can you? Tell me in the comments.

 

ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: 12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING.

Drum roll please…what is your favorite read of this year?

Best read would go to Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury. These two books were absolutely amazing.

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So that is it for this tag. Some of these questions were really hard to answer. Also good news, Holidays have started however I have two important conferences this Saturday and Sunday and I am not ready. Wish me luck. Tell me in the comments your favourite read of this month and I’ll see you next time.
Thanks for Reading***
Spread Book Love
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Blogmas Day 21 – Time Out – ‘I’m sorry, how do you pronounce your name?’

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Disclaimer – This is Time Out. Where we discuss. That’s a bad disclaimer so let’s move on.

Hey everyone,
and sorry for that weird disclaimer. But it’s time for another discussion post. And this time I want to discuss something related to authors or writers. Names. I don’t know why but authors seem to love giving their characters the weirdest or the most difficult names to pronounce. Like we know you authors want to be original and different, but sometimes you all take that originality way too far.

Also note that I am in no way making fun of the authors or the book or the characters. I just want to talk about how it’s becoming difficult and difficult to pronounce a character’s name.

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Let’s take Hermione (from Harry Potter series) as an example. Now any Potterhead out there would be like, ‘pfft, this is easy to pronounce.’ And yes, I know this is easy to pronounce. But the young eleven year old me didn’t know that. I remember when I started reading this series, I pronounced Hermione as Her-me-oh-knee. I guess Victor Krum and I were twinning, but seriously how is one supposed to pronounce Hermione. I was pretty sure I was pronouncing it right, when my sister brought me back down to Earth and told me that it’s pronounced as Her-my-a-knee. And even now when a person reads Harry Potter first time, most of the time they always pronounce Hermione as Her-me-oh-knee.

 

The let’s come to this Wattpad novel, The Face Thief, I just found. Now the novel is amazing, the plot is amazing but the names, Yeah, I’m having trouble with them. The names are actually Russian but was it so important to add this name in the book, and also when the world’s worst name-pronouncer person is reading it. So the character’s full name is ‘Malkovya “Kovya” Karazamova‘. When I read it I was amazed. I had never heard of a name like this. like why do you want to make it more difficult. It’s a good thing the author wrote a whole chapter dedicated to pronunciation but still I’ll always have to come back to the chapter to see how the name is pronounced because I’ll definitely not remember. And not just one name there are a lot of names, not to mention the names of cities, regions, countries, soldiers etc.

 

And these are just two names. There are a thousand names out there which when you first read, seem absolutely ridiculous. My question is why? Why do authors do this to us?  I mean what did I do wrong that you have to punish me by including the most unusual names in your books?
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Do you, like me, sometimes feel that authors could have gone for a much easier and less unique name or do you feel that these names make the story more magical. Tell me in the comments below and I’ll see you next time.
Ps – Can someone tell me how to pronounce Levi (from Fangirl) is it Lee-vey or Lee-vai.
 Ps s – I have a challenge for you all. Try pronouncing ‘Inessa Arshavina 5 times without fail.
Thanks for Reading***
Spread Book Love
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Blogmas Day 20 – Hiatus Announcement

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Hey everyone,
Welcome to Blogmas Day 20. And I had originally planned to do this post on 25 December, but decided to do this a bit early so that you all can prepare and on 25 December when I upload my last post, make sure to sit with a box of tissues. I’m joking. I know no one is going to miss me (that much) I was exaggerating. And I am not going to go away forever. I am going to take a break from 26th December until 8th January. Which means that I am going to be back in time for Top 5 Tuesday.

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Now I have various reasons to take a break. I have my exams in the first week of January and I am not lying but I have not studied anything, and I obviously don’t want to fail. So my main motive to take this break is to focus my whole attention towards studying.
Secondly, as I have said I am stuck in a reading slump, because of which I have read absolutely nothing in December. So taking this break would give me some time to spend with my beloved friends who I have been ignoring for a long time.
And last but not the least, I need to work on my blog (that makes me look professional). I plan on designing something, I don’t know what, but something for my blog over the holidays.
And obviously spending time with family is the most important thing. And I feel that I have been avoiding that over the past four months. So hopefully I get to spend loads of time with my family over these days.
Also I will probably read other blogger’s post because I want to know how it feels like to not use the internet at all. However, being the teenager I am, I am probably going to be present on Twitter for about 10 minutes a day. I don’t know. I am not sure.

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So that is it for today’s post. I hope I am able to do some of these things during the holidays. And I hope you get time to spend time with your family, because it the best thing in the world. And also it’s Blogmas Day 20. That means only 4 and a half-ish days left till Christmas. I can’t believe it. We’re so close to Christmas. I wish you all Happy Holidays and I’ll see you next time.
Thanks for Reading***
Spread Book Love
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