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30 Day Book Challenge | A Book that Made me Fall in Love with Reading

So… I have an exam tomorrow And I’m running a temperature. Life’s good. I can’t write. I can’t.

The book that made me fall in love with reading is… Emily Climbs by L.M Montgomery. I talk about it here.

Also, Matildaaaaaa. And Harry Potter. (Duh.)

The book I read as an adult that made me fall in love with reading is Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova. Guys, it’s EXCELLENT. It involves a lot of art. I loved  it. I love the atmosphere, the characters, the plot… I’ll review it when I’m alive-ish. Read it ok?

That’s all. Ughhhhh.

I AM GOING TO FAILLLLLLL. Gahhhhhhhhhhhh.

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30 Day Book Challenge

I came across this while blog-hopping and it sounds like a fun idea, so I think I’ll do it.  (If anyone’s wondering, I was on wantoncreation.wordpress.com. My favourite thing to do when I can’t go on Youtube is to go on his blog and hit ‘random post’. He’s posted so consistently for so long and is so entertaining that it’s basically unlimited fun.)

I’m having a bit of a reading slump, like I said, and I won’t be able to post too many book reviews as a result, so I’ll do this challenge so that I stay don’t lose touch. THAT’S HOW BLOGS DIE, PEOPLE. 

So the thirty day day book challenge works like this: I need to post everyday for the next 30 days (Duh) answering and writing a short note about the following to explain my choice. 

Day 01 – Best book you read last year

Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times

Day 03 – Your favorite series

Day 04 – A guilty pleasure book

Day 05 – A book that makes you happy

Day 06 – A book that makes you sad

Day 07 – Most underrated book

Day 08 – Most overrated book

Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving

Day 10 – Favorite classic book

Day 11 – A book you hated

Day 12 – The first novel you remember reading

Day 13 – Your favorite writer

Day 14 – Favorite book of your favorite writer

Day 15 – Book that should be on hs/college required reading list

Day 16 – A book you would recommend to an ignorant/close-minded/racist person

Day 17 – Favorite quote from your favorite book

Day 18 – A book that disappointed you

Day 19 – Favorite book turned into a movie

Day 20 – Book turned into a movie and completely desecrated

Day 21 – Favorite book from your childhood

Day 22 – The book that made you fall in love with reading

Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t

Day 24 – A book that you wish more people would’ve read

Day 25 – A character who you can relate to the most

Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something

Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending

Day 28 – Favorite title

Day 29 – A book that makes you cry

Day 30 – Your favorite book of all time

I also have another motive for doing this challenge: I don’t know what my favourite book of all time is, and this way, I get some time to think about it and figure it out. (YOU HAVE EXACTLY 30 DAYS, SINDHU. TICK TOCK TICK TOCK. Once you choose, you’re bound by it and can never go baaaack. Ok, that’s not really true. But yes. I will have to think about this a lot.)

Anyway,

That’s it for now. 🙂

Hoot.

–SIn

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My October TBR and a HUGE announcement!

Err… The announcement is coming first. Just roll with it okay? Okay.

Okay, I have an announcement to make to all my numerous (splutter) readers. I will almost certainly be taking up booktubing. I’ve created my channel, I’ve obtained a nice-ish camera. (Dad’s old one) And I’ve readied all my social media accounts… One only minor thing left to do: Record.

I’m very self-conscious, and even though I love books and I love…talking, I’m terrified! I’ll get to it eventually. I’ve set myself a deadline for the end of my holidays, which is Oct 27th so it’s happening. Very soon. THIS MONTH. Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

-hyperventilates-

I’ll still keep blogging though, may be even more frequently than usual. Maybe. No promises, unfortunately. (Yes. I know. This is what one wants to hear from a blogger they follow. :P) I’m LOUSY at motivating myself to do anything. I need to work on that. I will. THAT’S a promise.

In other news, I’ve read a lot more books this year than I intended to. My goal for the year was 50 and I’ve read 77…so far. So around March, I decided to make certain months category months, like in March I only read Classics, and in July, I read only non-fiction. It broadened my horizons of reading and made me slow down a little.

My point is, is that October is going to be one of those months. This month I’m only going to read books by authors who are from India or the Indian Sub-continent. I looked through my shelves and I discovered than I have a lot of books by Indian/Pakistani authors that I haven’t read yet so I’ve decided to make a TBR for this month, based on how much I think I can read.

Here it is. (Strictly tentative, okay?)

Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto (Currently reading and LOVING)

Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra

The Wishmaker by Ali Sethi

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

I’m also thinking of buying A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.

I think this is all I can do because I’m also interning and Sacred Games is massive (947 pages)! If anybody has any suggestions, please let me know in the comments.

Thanks!

Hoot.

-Sin