The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

Inspite of all my pending posts, I can’t not do this. Thank you Bhramori !! But again, I hate you for writing my answers already, I spent double time thinking of other answers!!

1. Find an author’s name or title with the letter ‘Z’ in it.

Markus Zusak. The author of The Book Thief?? Yeah, enough said. Some people are geniuses.

2. Find a classic.

The best one I own would be… The Railway Children..

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Or maybe i just want to show-off that I got this as a prize from school.. 😛

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3. Find a book with a key on its cover

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Let me take this opportunity to say that I love Sarah Dessen, for making me start reading chick-lit !! :”)

4. Find something on your bookshelf that’s not a book.

I have a ton of stuff actually.. It’ll be weird..Brace yourselves.

Item no. 1 : An I-don’t-know-how-old nail polish bottle..

Item no. 2 : A pair of earrings

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Item no. 3 : An idol of Lord Jagannath.

Item no. 4: Air-conditioner remote.

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…And…Bookmarks, pen-drives, etc. etc. 😀

 5. Find the oldest book on your shelf.

Five Go Off To Kirrin Island Again by Enid Blyton!! I have older ones, but not on my bookshelves..

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Just look at the frayed and yellow pages..

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6. Find a book with a girl on the cover.

I have so many books like that. All Eva Ibbotson books have girls on the cover.. But okay, I’ll give something different… The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.

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7. Find a book that has an animal on the cover

My Family And Other animals by Gerald Durrell

8. Find a book with a male protagonist.

Harry Potter, Paper Towns, Percy Jackson… But we’re forgetting one gentleman…

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Robert Langdon!!! 😀 ❤

9. Find a book with gold lettering

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The Time Of My Life by Cecelia Ahern.. I just love golden lettering on books.. *sigh*

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10. Find a book with only words/letters on the cover.

Ummm.. Errr.. I can’t find or think of any book like that actually. Even my school books have pictures on them!! But The Time of My Life kind of has only letters, if you can overlook the envelope design.. 😛

11. Find a book with illustrations in it.

This is the best question ever.. Check this book out..

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First comes the blurb..

“Delilah knows it’s weird, but she can’t stop reading her favourite fairy tale. Other girls her age are dating and cheerleading. But then, other girls are popular.

She loves the comfort of the happy ending, and knowing there will be no surprises.

Until she gets the biggest surprise of all, when Prince Oliver looks out from the page and speaks to her.

Now Delilah must decide: will she do as Oliver asks, and help him to break out of the book? Or is this her chance to escape into happily ever after?”

Got it?? Now.. Prince Oliver..

My favorite picture though is..

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It also has small illustrations at the corner of pages, like:

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Conclusion: Its one of my favorite books.

12. Find a diary (true or fictional)

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Sorry, Bhramori, had to steal your answer. But well, how can I not mention this. And the only other diary I own would be one (only one) book of Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. (Yikes!! )

13. Find a book written by someone with a common name (for e.g. Smith)

What is more common than Brown?? And Dan??

14. Find a book that has a close-up of something on its cover

This is the one book I own which has kind of a close up:

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I just love this cover!! ❤

And I can’t not have a Sarah Dessen book if we’re talking about close-ups..

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15. Find a non-YA book

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I love some of those classic poems.. So this takes a permanent postion on my shelf.

So once again, I’m keeping this tag open-ended. Just please send me a link, I really want to see your choices !! 😀

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In Vain

For people who have read my poems before: I wrote this more than a year back, in a melancholy and dramatic mood. Pardon me if the poem sounds dumb. I’m… just insanely insecure about this.

For people who are reading my poems for the first time: Don’t judge me on this. Check out some other poems before that. ;-P

Flashback, but I can’t find

the day I first met you

You were there in the background

But really, I had no clue

 

That one day , you would be

all I’m going to search for

I can see you, but can’t find you

You’re not who you were before.

 

Those dark eyes, that innocence

Its still seems the same

But it isn’t, not even close

So my love goes all in vain.

 

In this life, I won’t find

That same boy I knew

He’s been gone awhile now

No hint, no adieu.

 

Some day, in some other life

We’ll meet again

And that day, I’m sure

My love won’t go in vain.

The Liebster Award #2

Thank you Amy from cl0udbusting for nominating me, AGAIN!! ;-P Its been a pleasure knowing you and reading you amazing blog!! Guys, you should totally check her blog out, its super awesome, like her! 🙂 So, moving on..


The Rules:

Once you’ve been nominated, make a post thanking the person who nominated you and linking to their blog.

Include the Liebster Award sticker.

Nominate 10 blogs that you feel deserve this award, and let them know you’ve nominated them by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you if you want.

Ensure that all of these blogs have less than 200 followers.

Answer the 10 questions set by the blogger, and ask 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

Copy these rules into your post.

ALL NOMINEES ARE FREE TO REJECT OR ACCEPT THIS AWARD.


Amy’s Questions:

1. Top 5 favorite books? (Because one just isn’t enough…)

  • My Sister’s Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
  • If you could see me now (Cecelia Ahern)
  • When It Rains (Lisa De Jong)
  • Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
  • Slammed (Colleen Hoover)

😦 But I missed so many books…

2. Do you prefer to be alone or around other people?

Depends. But mostly I prefer to be around other people. Not because I’m a very people’s person or an extrovert or anything, but because it helps me to camouflage myself, it saves me from my own thoughts sometimes. Okay, I think that was too deep..

3. Is there anything you do, like a hobby, purely because you love it?

Reading. Obviously. Its my lifeline.

4. If I were to give you £50, what would you spend it on?

Books!!!! There is NOTHING else I like to shop for.. Okay so maybe I’d spend SOME of the money on cold drinks…

5. Is there anyone that you miss?

Umm.. Errrr… Okay, there is this particular person I’ll always miss, although I don’t know why. Its not like I was ever there in his life in the first place. But…. my heart is just stupid, it doesn’t know how to take a hint.

6. Top 5 favourite songs? (Again, one just won’t do…)

  • Need You Now (Lady Antebellum)
  • The Only Exception (Paramore)
  • Fix You (Coldplay)
  • Teardrops On My Guitar (Taylor Swift)
  • Wake Me Up When September Ends (Green Day)

7. *Cliché* What do you want to ‘be’ when you’re older?

I WANT to be a librarian. Or a book reviewer (is that even a job??). But these are just impossible dreams. I’ll probably have some stupid boring job. *sigh*

8. What are your favourite names?

Great question!!!!

Delilah is my top favorite.. Then there’s Dare, Asher, Adele, Maya, Samantha or Sam, Finn… I find Indian names really complicated but Shruti is is a nice name..

9. At this precise moment, what’s most important in your life?

:-/ Sorry for the boring answer, but my class 12 final exams, getting into college…

10. Why did you begin blogging?

Spur of the moment decision 🙂 But mainly because I wanted to share my opinions about books. What a dumb answer *face-palm*

My Nominees:

Bhramori@ thecrazyperfectionist : Her blog is new, but its awesome, and will continue to be so, take it from me. 🙂

Becca and Books: Responsible for my book tag addiction!! I just love the way her blog is so visually appealing!! 🙂

Senseless Scrutiny: Be it a rant or a review, her posts are so cool!! ❤ You rock, girl !

If We Shadows have offended..: Another great blog. I love the book tags here!!  🙂

And Amy, like last time, I’d love it if you answered the questions!! 🙂

My Questions:

(Including some from my previous Liebster award post, some from cl0udbustings post and some random questions)

1. Five words to describe yourself.

2. What is your best childhood memory?

3. What’s your biggest regret?

4. What’s your favorite song?

5. Favorite thing about yourself?

6. Favorite authors?

7. Who’s your favorite person in this world?

8. Who is your favorite book character and why?

9. Mention three random facts about yourself.

10. Describe your favorite time of the year.

There you go. Aaaaaand my hand hurts from typing, so …. lets end this post here.

😛