Thursday, 19 July 2018

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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2.5 stars. 
“Be a little kinder than you have to.”

I'm just gonna be honest. I loved this book, and at the same time I was really annoyed by it. First 50% was just meh. Like, I was so bored I literally felt like DNFing it. But I kept on reading because everyone seemed to love it.

Plus points for the ending. Because I usually don't cry while reading books, but this one had me sobbing! But I can't ignore the fact that I was bored for most of the part.

There's no way to describe the story, because I'll probably spoil the ending. I believe that this book is a hit or miss. If you loved it from the beginning, you'd probably end up giving it five stars.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Review: The Blue Moon Day

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Rating: 3.5

Thanks to the author for review copy!

Okay, so let me start off by saying that this is one of those rare books that you stumble upon, and end up loving it! I don't read many books in this genre, but I had seen this book around and decided to give it a try.

This book is about the journey of five men, who are stuck at a point from where they don't know how to get ahead, and are constantly thinking of ways to make their life more meaningful.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Review - Flying Without Wings

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For Milli Bajwa, life is at a stand-still. Grounded in the Chandigarh airport where she works day after day, she watches flights leaving for destinations she knows she'll never visit. Loveless and luckless, she would rather bury her nose in a book than face her grim reality. And then, on a whim, she swipes right on a new dating app, and finds the man of her dreams - someone who can sweep her off her feet and teach her how to fly. But the mysterious and charming Karan Singhania has secrets of his own, and a heart damaged in more ways than one. This is the story of two people about to find out how far they're willing to go for the promise of true love.

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Friday, 29 June 2018

Top 5 places to visit in Udaipur

Hey guys!

So I'm back again, with a different kind of blog post. This time, I decided to share my experience of visiting Udaipur. I thought, since this is my personal blog, and I love travelling, why not include that too? That way, I'll be able to keep track of my travelling adventures!

So it was a quick decision to visit Rajasthan, India. We've been wanting to take a vacation for almost entire summer, so it was about time. And finally we decided on Udaipur, which is also called City of Lakes.

So here I am going to share top 5 places that you must visit on your trip to Udaipur.


1. City Palace.

Now, City Palace is something you just can't miss! Right from its historic architecture, to the view out looking entire city, this Palace is simply beautiful. The intricate carvings on its walls, the history of Raja and Rani (King and Queen), the equipment they used in their life, it's all really intriguing. 

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Bookstagram for beginners: Posts, followers, review copies, and much more!



Hey everyone! So I’ve been thinking of writing a blog post related to bookstagram for a while, and I finally decided to go with it. I, by no means, am an expert on bookstagramming, but I’ve been running my account for two years now so I do know a thing or two.

I asked my lovely friends on instagram to send me some questions they’d like me to answer, so I’m gonna answer 7 questions in this post. It’s mainly for readers who have just started their bookstagram account, so I thought it’d be helpful if I answered few commonly asked questions here!

      1. Which apps/software do I use for editing pictures.

Okay, as many of my photos are based on themes, I have to make a lot of changes in original picture. So majority of my editing of pictures is done on photoshop, as you can easily change backgrounds, blend photos, make the background blurry, etc. about the last feature, I know many apps let you blur the background, but it also reduces the quality of your image, so I think PS is best for that.

After editing, I use VSCO for adding filters and enhancing the photos. It has a feature where you can copy and paste your coloring settings, which is really helpful if you have a theme.


 2. How to take clear pictures.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

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I read If I Stay years ago, and I still remember everything from it. The love, the heartbreak, losing family. The first book was filled with raw emotions like grief and loss, but also there was hope. Back then, If I stay was one of the most emotional books I had read, but now, after reading the sequel to it, I would definitely say that this one was more intense and engaging than the first one. Although the first book is about death, Where She Went is about healing, living with the demons of past and trying to overcome the grief that those deaths had brought.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.

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“I would never slay the dragon, because the dragon was also me.” 
I am going to be honest and say that the way Aza's OCD and anxiety is potrayed is completely on point and genuine. I can actually see her struggling through it, how even after fighting it so much, anxiety takes over her mind and makes her question her every move. That was something I could relate on some level, and I really appreciate that John Green has wrote about it in a very realistic way. You can actually see how hard Aza is trying to fight it, but then comes a point when even she cannot control her thoughts no matter how much she tries. It was all just too real and heartbreaking to see how something so small, just a couple of thoughts then becomes something more than what a human mind can control.