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Blogger Recognition Award

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I was nominated by Brittany at Perfectly Tolerable. Thank you so much for the appreciation Brittany. This is my first ever bloggers award πŸ™‚ Everyone do check her blog, she is awesome 😊

This is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers as a recognition of their hard work.  I am amazed at how interactive and supportive so many bloggers have been!  When I first started my blog I really only thought my grandma would read it, but there is a whole community of book bloggers who support one another and it’s awesome!

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you’d like to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them, providing a link to the post you’ve created. (Please make sure you do this step! Otherwise they won’t know you’ve tagged them.)

1.How I started writing the blog:

From my school days, I used to maintain a diary because I love to write about everyday life, wierd experiences and everything. But saying that, I won’t say that writing a blog was a conscious decision. Few weeks back, I was going through some interesting blog. They were all about daily life and day to day experiences. That’s when I thought that why not start writing a blog, since I can then connect with the global arenas. That’s how my writing started.

2.Advice for fresh bloggers:

This part will be pretty hard for me, because I myself is a newbie! Still few things that I have learned, I can share:

  • Don’t think so much and start writing. Because I think that’s where we all lack, that we plan a lot of things and end up doing nothing. Taking the initiative and actually start writing the blog is very important.
  • Write whatever you feel like. Remember this is your blog and you can present your blog in your own style. Not because someone else has this style and that, you also have to follow their path, no. Just be expressive and innovative in your own way!!

BLOGGERS I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE:

Share your link in the comments if you participate! I would love to see your answers.  Even if you don’t participate, make sure to check out all the awesome blogs! Happy writing πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

 

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An act of kindness

This is my first 2018 post. So Happy New Year everyone! I wish all of you out there a bright and successful year. But this post is not about the new year celebration. This is about something that I experienced on last Christmas, 2017.

I am a part of a social welfare organisation and from 2016 we started this event #BeTheSanta, by celebrating our Christmas eve with the street people.

Let me put it like this way. Who is Santa according to you? Is he an old person giving away gifts and making children smile! The concept is imaginary but as a matter of fact we all can play a part in being the Santa for the corners of the society where Santa cannot reach!

We tried to make Christmas a little more merry for those deprived children who even struggle for 2 meal’s a day! We distributed the raw grocery products so that they can survive for atleast a week or more to over 350 children!

On my part, I felt the thankfulness from them. I saw their glittering eyes, the joy that they felt with the most precious gift- “food”. They thanked us million times for being the best Santa. They believed that there’s always someone looking out for them, and that’s because of us. I cannot share the thrill that I felt. I still feel so touched by their eyes filled with gratitude! I really felt just like the old Santa giving away gifts to the happy children. 😊😊😊😊😊

Me being the Santa 😊
Truck load of foods
Happy faces ✌️
My love for books

Christmas book haul

Earlier in one of my posts, I mentioned about my “Bookshelf Day” . I generally clean up my shelves for making places for new books. And Christmas holiday is the best time to go for shopping and buying new books (my favourite part!). And also because I love winters!!

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So these are the few books added to my shelves and I hope I can manage to get couple of more books by the end of this year. I will also include the Amazon links if you are interested to buy the books.

1. TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE by Audrey Niffengger

This book is a bit different from what I generally read (thrillers! I absolutely love thrillers). But I read about this book on Wikipedia and found it interesting. And moreover I like science fiction movies and so I thought to give it a try. I bought this book from College Street (one of the biggest book market, rather book street of Kolkata, India). I generally don’t buy a new book because I believe in reusing (unless it’s a damn important book for me). Buy on Amazon from here.

2. SANCTUS by Simon Toyne

This book was actually recommended by my friend who is also a bookish girl like me πŸ˜‹. We both can talk about books for hours and never get bored of that. This book is actually part #1 of the Sancti trilogy. As I am a big fan of Dan Brown, she recommended me this book because this is also a religious conspiracy thriller. I am so much excited to read it. I bought the book from Bookchor. I love this website as they sell used books at a very cheaper price and yet in a great condition. Buy on Amazon from here

3. ONLY TIME WILL TELL by Jeffrey Archer

As I mentioned earlier, I am a big fan of thrillers. So obviously wanted to try Jeffrey Archer. This is the 1st book of The Clifton Chronicles and I am pumped up to read this from all the positive goodreads review. I can’t wait to start the book and I will definitely write a review on goodreads if I love this book. I got this book again from Bookchor. I will definitely recommend this site those who like to buy used books. Buy on Amazon from here.

4. ORIGIN by Dan Brown

This is my absolutely favourite book from my favourite author. I am reading this one currently and honestly I can’t stop! This is the 5th book of the Dan Brown series. And also this one is special because my boyfriend gifted me on my birthday (6th December peep’s ✌️). He also wrote a personalized note inside the book and aww I can’t stop blushing! This one is obviously a new book and I think he bought from Amazon only. I will definitely write a review on goodreads after finishing this one.Buy on Amazon from here

Let me know if you have read any of the books! I would love to hear from y’all 😊😊

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One month completion

Hello everyone,

I know I am super late! I completed one month of blogging on 8th December and I am overwhelmed about that. But can’t express much because duh, exams are going on!! But still, I finally took some time out to share my experiences of this one month.

Honestly, I am overwhelmed with the responses. As a new blogger, I wasn’t sure that I can get so much positive response about my blog posts. Because, all these started suddenly, and I am really thankful for that. Even I received a bloggers recognition award and I am so happy for that. And now that I completed my one month, I don’t don’t want to look back. Writing is my passion and I want to continue with that.

I am planning for a month long tag, and making some notes about that. I am also researching for my upcoming posts. So I hope I can post something interesting (yes I am keeping the surprise!). Just a bit preoccupied with my exams (I know that’s sad) and will start posting once I am ready. And again thank you all for supporting me so much and also encouraging me. This means a lot 😊

My love for books

Reasons why I hate Kindle

First of all, this is absolutely my personal point of view. I know Kindle has brought a new revolution in the bookish world with unlimited collection of books, but still I cannot connect with the the fact of reading a book online on kindle. Actually, even before kindle became popular, I always used to hate reading e-books and preferred reading a paperback book, even if I had to go to a library searching for a certain book!

Now, I would like to share the reasons why I actually hate kindle:-

  • First of all, the connection that I feel while holding a book is totally missing with kindle. I mean, when I am reading an actual book, I am physically involved with the background of the story, the characters, etc. It takes a lot of time to connect with the book on kindle.

  • I love the smell of a new book!! The binding, the freshness of the pages are definitely a turn on for me, which is of course not possible with kindle.

  • It’s maybe in my head, but I kind of feel like I have more strain in my eyes while reading on kindle rather than reading a book!

  • The excitement that I feel while buying a new book is definitely not even close to buying a new eBook from kindle store! Duh!

  • Although, there is an unlimited store of ebooks available in kindle at a really cheaper rate, but still I love to save money for buying a new published book like an old school way. This has been a childhood habit of mine and I don’t want to change that πŸ€“

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Love for CoFfEe β€

Is drinking coffee is an addiction? Then I am definitely “coffeeholic”! If there’s a word like that πŸ˜‹ (lame jokes). 

Whenever I am sad or happy or tired or having my mood swings, I become frantic and only a cup of coffee can make me calm. And not only that, I love to experiment with coffee. In Kolkata (one of the metropolitan city in India), we still don’t have a Starbucks! But we do have CafΓ© coffee day and stuffs like that, and I have visited as much coffee shops as possible! Yes, starting from cold coffee to cream latte to cappuccino, I have tried it all. But my favourite “coffee recipe” is simple black coffee with very little sugar. That absolutely makes my day, whenever I feel cranky! A black coffee with a story book is like my daily routine of relaxation. And as they say- a coffee is a hug in a mug ✌️

Share with me if you are also a coffee lover like me 😊

My favourite coffee mug
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Faces

There’s always a saying that the person who laughs the most hides the biggest pain! I often used to wonder, how can a person smile in pain? But I think this is the perk of adulthood! We learn to put on faces. Sometimes we even forget our real face. The faces change with different persons, different relationships. At the end of the day only our pillow knows the real face which we keep hidden in a pandora box. Again when the sun rises in the horizon, we start with a fresh face, a fresh new day. But the beauty of life is that we still hope. We keep faith however difficult situations come in our way. We still start with a new hope and encouragement, after a night of sore eyes and lots of tears. 

Just a thought, wanted to share with you all 😊

My love for books

Bookshelf day!!

This is my primary bookshelf where I generally keep all the books am currently reading..or am going to read recently!
This is my secondary shelf, where all my studying stuffs are there plus some old books. This one is more disorganized.

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Those who don’t know me lemme tell you that am a book worm!! And I always keep reorganising my books and bookshelves because I always have excess books. And these books are like my children… whatever happens I can’t hurt them at all! Uh huh it’s a strict no no even for those who borrow my books (beware people!!). Nevertheless, today is my bookshelf day that means I am again reorganising my books. I generally go through the following steps each time I do this:-

1. I take out all my books, do the dusting of each racks. 

2. Then I go through each and every books including their covers and pages, if any of them need some treatment!

3. Then sort out my books , and if necessary (which is quite rare) I discard some old books. And often I do some giveaway so that I can make spaces for new books (basically I need reasons to buy new books πŸ˜‹)

So yeah that’s pretty much my regular bookshelf day!! Happy reading y’all 😊😊😊🀘🀘

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Random scribble

Afraid to fall in love again, I battled with you-sword in hand. For me you are the partner I have always dreamt of in my imaginations, my daydreams! It’s that I always assume the worst, what if my happiness cuts me again, just like the damn “sword” am holding? Truth is that I want to cuddle you, put all my energy I have to make “us” happy! But the damn “happy” word frightens me a lot! What if my sword cuts you while hugging? What if you bleed and I end up watching you die?