Monday, 28 July 2014

Books I have read this year till now!!!

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I can't believe we are already half way through the year. Why is this year flying so soon??This has been a really busy year till now and reading has certainly taken a back seat but still I managed to read some good books and hoping to read many more!!! 

Although I am way behind my Goodreads challenge(31 out of 75 books i.e 11 books behind) but still reading 30 books in 6 okay almost 7 months is huge for me. So I thought of compiling all my reading till now in a list. So here is the list:

  • Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (only classic that I've read this year till now)
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaleed Housseini (review coming soon)
  • Handle with care by Jodi Picoult
  • If you could see me now by Cecelia Ahern
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows(Re read)
  • The Gift by Cecelia Ahern
  • The Illicit Happiness of Other People by Manju Joseph (review coming soon hopefully)
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince(Re read)
  • The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult (Review Here)
  • The Book Of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern 
  • Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix(Re read)
  • The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Review pending from long time)
  • Truly Madly Deeply by Faraaz Kazi
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Re read)
  • Sita by Devdutt Patnaik
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (Review Here)
  • Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (Re read)
  • Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets (Re read)
  • The Night Train at Deoli by Ruskin Bond
  • Room by Emma Donoghue (Review Here)
  • Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone (Re Read)
  • Thanks For The Memories by Cecelia Ahern
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Friends in Small Places by Ruskin Bond
  • The Fault in our Stars by John Green
  • My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • Last Man in the Tower by Arvind Adiga
  • Inferno by Dan Brown
  • Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
So these are the books that I have read this year till now. I hope to read much more in the remaining year :) :)

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Living a new life!!!!!

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So it has been fifteen whole days since I started my new college and a completely new life in hostel. And I will say just one thing its awesome. I am totally loving my classes, subjects and oh yes the mighty assignments and presentations. I know that its just starting and I am going to start cribbing about the same things soon but right now I enjoying being a student again.

Before coming here I was little skeptical about living in a hostel. As this is the first time I am living away from home I was like how am I going to manage. Being lived in a very protective environment in a small city whole my life it was even more difficult for me. But I must say that I adjusted pretty soon to this environment.

Another thing that was of my constant worry was that I hardly make new friends. I never had a large friend circle, just have 4-5 friends all my life. Its not like as if am introvert, just that I take some time to open up. But here I met some really nice people and gelled with them easily and voila!! I have some really nice friends. 

Talking about living in a hostel its not that bad as I have thought about. I am slowly getting accustomed to it. But still sometimes holding a bucket in a line feels weird and all these 'keedas' are making my life more difficult. But what is a life without some struggles na.

So that's why I am just taking life here as its comes and trying to enjoy it to the fullest. Okay time for assignments see you soon. 

               Tada!!!!!!!!








Saturday, 5 July 2014

My First Award Yayyyy!!!!

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Yipeee its time for celebrations.Yes I have been nominated for my first blogger award "The Leibster Award" by Satya from Locomente.

                                             


Thanks a lot Satya for considering me worthy of the award. Since I am relatively new to the blogging world, it came as a really sweet surprise. It really feels nice that somebody likes my amateur writing. I am really sorry for not being prompt as right now I am busy preparing for shifting in hostel.

Now about rules and regulations of the leibster award:

1. Thank the person who has nominated you and post a link of their blog on your blog.
2. Display the award on your blog- by including it in your post or displaying it using a widget.
3. Answer 11 questions about yourself provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 5-11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less than 1000 followers.
6. Create a new list of questions for your nominees.
7. List these rules in your post.
8. After publishing it, inform the nominees that they are nominated for The Leibster Award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.

So here are my answers:

1. Story behind your blog name?
As everyone knows by now that I am big Harry Potter fan and Wingardium Leviosa is associated with one of my favorite scenes.

2. Your favorite book and why?
Harry Potter series because its really magical.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaleed Housseini because it shows emotions beautifully.

3. Favorite color?
White for its simplicity and blue for its serenity.

4. As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up?
    Night sky and stars had always fascinated me and I wanted to be an astronaut.

5. Your dream holiday destination?
    Can I say Harry Potter Theme Park, London :P

6. Coke or Pepsi?
    Frooti anyday.

7. Facebook or Twitter?
    Reading :)

8. Your mother tongue?
   Hindi.

9. Favorite Quote?
" It's our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." Albus Dumbledore.

10. Your Birthday?
      11th July.

11. Favorite number and why?
    2 and I really don't know why.


11 random facts about myself:

1. I am a loner.
2. I don't make new friends easily.
3. I am really messy and unorganized.
4. I prefer reading over partying anyday.
5. I am a day dreamer.
6. I don't like chocolates much but love ice creams.
7. I prefer mom-made food over any exotic dishes.
8. I hate dogs and lizards.
9. I hate money-minded people.

10. I feel uncomfortable in over-cleaned spaces. I like cozy spaces.
11. I have left-feet and can't dance to save my life.

I nominate:
1. Ashna Banga
2. Pooja T
3. Shonazee
4. SrishTi
5. Srishti Grover

My Questions for nominees:

1. Your favorite book and why?
2. One movie/book that you can read/watch any number of times?
3. Your favorite comfort food?
4. Your favorite cartoon character?
5. Your one guilty pleasure?
6. One thing that you absolutely hate?
7. Why did you started blogging?
8. Your dream holiday destination?
9. One thing that you want to change in yourself?
10. Most embarrassing thing you ever did?
11. Your favorite quote?


If hope you guys have fun answering these questions :)





 

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