Hello everyone! I’m gradually trying to cut down the time I spend for blogging and writing and the thousand other things I do other than studying. Notice there’s only a week left for February? Time really flies too fast for my taste.
On a completely unrelated note, my pet cat gave birth and there are currently three squirming and mewing kitties at my home! They’re just so cute!!
As a happy single who’s never ever gone on a date I can only imagine what it must be like. But when you put books into the equation…well, let’s see what happens!
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First and last: a book/series you’ve read and enjoyed but can’t bring yourself to read again
Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan
With the exception of the fourth book, I really liked this series. That being said, this series isn’t on the wow-it’s-awesome level of the original Percy Jackson books, and to be honest, sometimes I grew tired of the humorous language that worked so well for me in the Percy Jackson books. So yes, while I liked this series, I’m pretty sure I won’t be rereading it for a while.
With a friend of mine: a book/series someone recommended to you that turned out to be different from what you expected
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
My friend kept bugging me to read Lord of the Rings. If you read it, she said, it’ll become your new favourite book of all time. So I burrowed this book from her and read it – and fell in love with it, something I definitely wasn’t expecting!
Double date: a book who’s sequel you immediately had to read
Every Harry Potter book ever??
Let’s go to the movies: A book series that should be adapted to the screen
I haven’t actually read Six of Crows buy I’ve read plenty of reviews gushing about it and a book this good should be adapted to the screen. And there’s this thing that literally every book that came to my mind already has a film or TV series adaptation.
Dreamy stargazing: a book that made you go ‘ahhh’ and ‘ohhh’
Anne of Green Gables. I loved it back then and I love it now. Plus, it also has my favourite ship of all time.
Fun at the fair: a book full of colours
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
They had come to the Wedding of the Waters, where the brown waters of the Amazon joined the black waters of the River Negro and they could see the two rivers flowing distinct side by side.
Then as they steamed up the Negro, Maia saw the green and gold dome of the theatre, she saw church spires, and the yellow building of the customs house.
They had reached Manaus. They had arrived.
Amusement park adventure: A book that was a rollercoaster
Divergent by Veronica Roth
This book was fun. I mean, the setting and some of the plot lines made absolutely no sense, but it was fun and full of delicious twists and a rollercoaster ride. I think there even was a rollercoaster in this book. Or was it a ferris wheel? Never mind.
Picnic with Cherries: a book whose food description made you feel all *heart eyes*
The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell
A suckling pig, brown and polished as a mummy, with an orange in its mouth, lay beside a haunch of wild boar, sticky with wine and honey marinade, thick with pearls of garlic and round seeds of coriander; a bank of biscuit-brown chickens and young turkeys were interspersed with wild duck stuffed with wild rice, almonds and sultanas[…]
[…]Interspersed with all this were the plates of small things – crystallised orange and lemon rind, sweet corn, flat thin oat cakes gleaming with diamonds of sea salt, chutney and pickles in a dozen colours and smells to tantalize and sooth the taste buds.
Note: I personally rather disliked this book, since it was full of innuendos, sexist remarks played for laughs and slight racist undertones. But I don’t think I’ve ever read a food description as good as the one in this book.
Trip to the museum: a book that taught you valuable stuff
Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
This was the book that led me to search more and deeper about the Holocaust, about all the horrors Jews faced during the Second World War. I found this book rather haunting because of the hopeful tone it is written in – it sends chills down your back when you know what happens to the family.
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