YA Books Starter Pack

A while ago my bookstagram friend Vijitha @d_three_broomsticks tagged me in her post wherein she talked about how sometimes readers struggle from going to one genre to the other. Like suppose you love reading fantasy but you want to try out science fiction for a change. Where do you start? Do you start with the […]

April Wrap Up

April was crazy jam-packed with lots of interesting stuff. It was my birthday month so there were many new books, bookmarks, blog tours and Dewey’s 24hr Readathon! So let’s not waste any time and get straight to it!

I read a total of 7 books this month, which accounts for a humongous amount keeping in mind all the other things that had been going on. Here are some of my favourites!

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5/5

This was an amazing book and I was literally drunk on this one, I just couldn’t put it down! This is a must read for everyone, especially all the artists out there

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4/5

I’ve been drooling over this book ever since I read it! You can find my full review here

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5/5

I have no words for this book, it simply left me numb. Such a magical and powerful book, I finished it in mere hours and am already halfway through it’s sequel. This is one series that is definitely worth all the hype!

On my birthday I received some really gorgeous gifts including-

  • a journal that is so aesthetically pretty that it might blind your eyes woow
  • accompanied by cute bookmarks that seem to be telling me to stop reading like a lunatic but ahahahaha that’s never going to happen
  • THE CUTEST POCKET SIZED EDITION OF THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COEHLO WHICH IS NO BIGGER THAN MY HAND. DO YOU SEE THE KIND OF POWER I HAVE? I CAN CARRY IT EVERYWHERE
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins which I have a long history with but have basically never read. I will not let it out of my sight this time!
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie that my mom has repeatedly been telling me to read and now I finally own it!

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I also received a giveaway copy of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda movie tie in edition and eeep it looks gorgeous next to my original Simon version! Do I use ‘gorgeous’ too much? I can’t help it, it’s a gorgeous word.

The only downside of all this is the fact that I’m running out of space in my makeshift bookshelf which is basically two shelves in my study table. Even Hercules can’t fit one more book in there!

Looks like I need to find a new home for my babies…

Not to mention I am expecting an April book box from Booklings Crate anyday now which means even less shelf space.

But does that stop me from dreaming about getting my hands on the upcoming releases?

NOPE!

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Click on this picture to go check it out on Goodreads if you haven’t heard of it before because this is a MUST READ! I mean do you not see the title? Do you not see that this screams fangirl? It’s releasing on May 1st, which is technically today but hushh let’s pretend that I didn’t mess up with this post.

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Is there anybody who isn’t excited for this one? You sure are living under a rock if you don’t know about this beauty! Releasing May 22 which seems so far away 😥

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I’m screaming because I hadn’t realised this was releasing in May- SO CLOSE. 29 May, be on the look out!

Me: So many shiny books to look forward to!

My pocket: I’M EMPTY ALREADY

On to the topic of Dewey’s 24 hour readathon, I wasn’t able to get in as much reading as last time due to unexpected circumstances. I was really grumpy for a while because I had been waiting for this day since a long time but then I realized what really mattered were the fun interactions with all the participants and the fact that despite my hectic schedule, I carved out time for myself to read. And I got hooked onto A Court of Thorns and Roses series so it’s a win-win!

Also, some of you might also have noticed that I was posting much more vigorously this month as I had been trying out a new format. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been working out and has left me all the more stressed. I’ll be going back to one post per week with the occasional tags and reviews popping up whenever I feel like it.

I just don’t want blogging to become another chore or end up going on a hiatus, I love this book blogging community! Lately I haven’t found the time to go blog hopping at all and I have plenty of blog posts opened in google, waiting for me to get to them. Does Google have a limit on the number of tabs you can keep open? I might end up finding out this way…

So yeah, hopefully this will give me more time to visit more lovely blogs 😀

Emphasis on hopefully because school has been a struggle lately.

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That’s a wrap! How was this month for you guys? Super productive? Boring? Crazy fun? Tell me all about it! And what book release are you looking forward to the most for this month? Don’t forget to comment below 🙂

The ‘Me in Book Character’ Tag

And today in the life of Charvi we’re going to watch the main protagonist, aka me, bang her head against the wall while trying to recollect all the bookish characters she has ever read about.

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That alone wouldn’t have been a problem but she has to know which characters she actually relates to the most and hello whoever thought this is an easy job is clearly insane. Not to mention she needs to chose just 5 of them.

Serious contemplations of burying herself under her pile of books had been made.

If none of that is making any sense let me just say that I’ve been tagged for the ‘Me in Character’ Tag wherein I have to list 5 characters I relate to the most and why.

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Stages of Becoming A Fangirl/Fanboy

Okay honestly nobody is born a fangirl or fanboy, whatever anyone else might tell you.

If this was the case doctors would probably be getting heart attacks when babies sprout out reciting book quotes and squealing ‘DON’T DIE!’

There are certain stages which you have to go through during which you develop from oh-I-actually-might-like-reading to I-WILL-SHIP-EVERYTHING-IN-EVERY-BOOK. And it’s not overnight either though this transformation may occur at different ages for different people.

So let’s get into how you really become a fangirl or fanboy!

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Reading Books in Public: Pros and Cons

Ask any bookworm what their haven is, the answer will always be curling up in their comfy bed with an unending supply of books, food and coffee/tea.

See, we’re such simple creatures.

But have you ever wondered why we like to stay holed up in our bedrooms instead of venturing outside with our books? Because reading in public is a complicated process that may involve inevitable death due to embarrassment. And apparently I do have a death wish because you can frequently(read: always) find me reading in public.

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And so I decided to make a list of pros and cons of reading books in public because I’m obsessed with lists and have a severe need to analyse everything. But this can be very useful for you, so keep reading on!

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