Autumn Book Tag

I saw this tag in The Worn Bookmark and decided that I haven’t done one in a long time! 😀 And plus this one seems super-short and I’m super-lazy, so you can do the math 😛

What is your favorite thing about Autumn?

We don’t really have the typical “autumn” here in India. WE have really unpredictable during this time period, and I love that as well as hate it. ^_^

What book reminds you of your school days?

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I read this book AGES ago as a kid, and it isn’t even really good, but it very school-ish.

And:

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Errr, lots of memories. I’m sure my classmates will understand. 😉

What book cover reminds you of Autumn?

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Obviously, this one will be a very common choice.

And:

What is your favorite horror or Halloween film?

Ummm, I hate horror movies. I haven’t watched ONE. Sorry. The scariest ENGLISH horror movie I watched was The Monster House (they gave it on Cartoon Network). Its a very cute movie. 😛

Can I mention Hindi movies? Then its:

Uggh, creepy..

What Fall book release are you most looking forward to?

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😀 😀 CoHo!!!!

What Autumn movie release are you most anticipating?

None. I’m not a movie person. And waiiiiit a second, I thought this was a BOOK tag!

What are three books you plan to read this Autumn?

Any three?

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I’m in a historical romance genre reading spree. 😛

So that’s it !!!! If you want to do the tag, just comment below! 😀

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Don’t Make Me Beautiful- Elle Casey- Book Blitz

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Don’t Make Me Beautiful by Elle Casey 
Publication date: September 9th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense
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SYNOPSIS:

**This story was inspired by true events. If you liked the movie “Sleeping With the Enemy”, then you might like this story too. CONTENT WARNING: Violence, foul language, and adult situations. Not meant for younger readers.**

A ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVEL. No one knew a woman lived there or that she even existed. A monster, living in darkness…

At twenty-two, Nicole doesn’t even look human anymore. The beast made sure of that. So she hides. A monster, consigned to a life of fear and solitude. This is all she deserves, she is quite sure of that.
And then one day out of the blue, the autographed baseball caught by Brian Jensen at the latest Marlins game enters her prison and manages to turn her world completely upside down.

Temptation comes in the form of pity at first, and then perhaps something more. Does she dare to believe the things she’s told, that this is not the life she was meant to live? That being a monster is not her forever-fate? And will she be willing to risk everything, to reach out and accept the helping hands around her and share her deepest, darkest secrets? She knows only too well that hands can hurt. Finding out whether they can also heal is a risky proposition, especially when the beast is still out there. Looking for her.

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AUTHOR BIO:
Elle Casey is a prolific, NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling American writer who lives in Southern France with her husband, three kids, and several furry friends. She writes in several genres and publishes an average of one full-length novel per month.
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EXCERPT:

“Maybe I’ll get lucky tonight and he’ll cheat on me and sleep somewhere else. Nicole says that to herself as a joke. He definitely cheats on her, but he never sleeps anywhere else, probably because he worries she’ll decide to go out again. He should know better. She’s too well-conditioned to dare doing that again. Besides, the locked doors make it kind of difficult.

She glances over at the table by the door that’s lit with the streetlights’ glow coming through the transom window. The framed picture is there, mocking her. She’s tried to get rid of it several times, but the monster won’t let her. It has to stay, he says, to remind her of what she’s done.

The sound of a car coming down the street makes her entire body go tense. She’s gotten very good at detecting the type of vehicle that approaches by the sound of its engine. This one roars loudly, so she knows it’s a truck. She gets up from the couch, her body stiff, and shuffles towards the front window. Twitching the curtains to the side the slightest bit is enough to tell her. Yes. It’s him.

She twists around and looks at the clock behind her. It’s late. Where has the time gone? I must have been dozing off again. Dammit! He’s been to the local bar after work.

Rushing to the kitchen, she gets a beer out of the refrigerator and scrambles to open the drawer where the opener is kept. Her hands tremble as she fits it into position over the bottle and uses it to lever the cap off. As the top flips over, she loses her hold on it, and it falls to the floor in the dark kitchen, rattling around on the tile.

“She puts the bottle down on the counter and nearly cries when some of the beer foams up and comes out the top to spill over the edge.

“Find the cap! Find the cap! Where are you, dammit?” She moans, patting the floor desperately with her hand, nearly weeping with relief when her fingers finally make contact with its jagged metal edges.

The engine goes silent. A moment later the truck’s door shuts with a muffled clunk.

“Shit, shit, shit!” she whispers, grabbing the dishtowel off the hook and hurriedly wiping the bottle and counter down. They cannot be wet, no matter what.

The sound of heavy footsteps on the front porch comes through the door…..

……The monster is home.”

REVIEW AND PLAYLIST:

For the review and playlist I posted LONG back, click here.

I, for one, vouch for the fact that this book is breath-taking and you all should definitely try it out!!! 🙂

Sripurna. XX

R.I.P It Or SHIP It Tag

I don’t remember who (sorry!!), but someone had tagged me to do this tag, and obviously, this is one of the coolest tags I’ve ever done. The rules are simple:

1. Write down the names of characters from different books on scraps of paper. You can do as many as you like, but I did 20 (10 girls and 10 boys)

2. Put them in a container of your choosing.

3. Pull out two names at the time to form your own couples.

4. Decision time! Do you ship them or do you want their relationship to die a peaceful/painful death? Tell the world!

Note: I love all the original pairings, so lets forget them for a while, and focus on the characters as single individuals. 🙂

  1. Nastya (Sea Of Tranquility) 💗 Four (Divergent)

I’m going to SHIP them, because Nastya’s troubled past, volatile temper and strong personality will cause an explosive, dramatic but passionate relationship with Four.

2. Hermione (Harry Potter series) 💗 Cedric Diggory (Harry Potter)

😀 I love them both, so yeah, I’ll ship this!!!! Strange that both are actually from the same world, so it can only be called the work of Fate. 😀 Imagine, Hermione in all her Hermione-y awesomeness and Cedric Diggory being all cute and understanding and all… *sigh* 😛

3. Augustus (TFIOS) 💔  Layken (Slammed)

They just won’t work. Somehow. I cannot imagine them together. I say, R.I.P it !!!!

4. Etienne (Anna And The French Kiss) 💔 Tris (Divergent)

LOL.. 😀 😀 R.I.P It!!! This can’t happen!! Can you imagine?? 😀

5. Day (Legend series) 💗 Annabeth (Percy Jackson series)

Match made in heaven!! They’d be so cute together! She’s intellectually badass and he’s just crazily cute and amazing, not to mention badass too.. Ship it!!

6. Christian Grey (50 Shades) 💔 Hazel (TFIOS)

Uh, no. Just NO!! R.I.P it!!!!! Heh, Hazel would take none of the initial crap from Grey.

7. Daemon (Lux series) 💔 Anastasia Steele (50 shades)

I can’t fathom these two together. Daemon is one of my all-time favorite characters, and Anastasia is….not.

8. Sebastian (The Mortal Instruments series) 💗 Anna (Anna And The French Kiss)

What if she manages to change him? You never know. So being the ultra-optimistic person that I am, and because I always felt that Sebastian (or Jonathan) should be given a chance of redemption, I’ll ship it!

9. Finn (Trylle Trilogy) 💗 June (Legend series)

Ship it!! They’d have a highly intellectual and serious relationship, and they’d make a beautiful couple.

10. Patch (Hush, Hush series) 💔 Katniss (The Hunger Games)

As much as I love Patch, he’s too alpha and casual for Katniss. She’d just kick him out of her life at first meeting. R.I.P it!!!

This was sooooo fun!!! 😀 😀 😀 If you want to do this tag just comment below, and I’ll tag you. 🙂

P.S.: I sort of stole the cute heart images from AlexTheShadowGirl .. 😛

Totally Didn’t Book Tag

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Thank you Find Me At The Library for tagging me here!! 🙂

1. Totally didn’t need to have a sequel/sequels

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This book could have been ended in one. I didn’t even like the next books so much. But the concept BLEW my mind.

2. Totally didn’t need to have more than one point of view!

I’m sorry, I ADORE dual povs.. They change the entire dynamics!

3. Totally didn’t need to change cover art through the middle of a series!

I’ve never come across a massacre like that! Sorry for another non-answer!

4. Totally didn’t need a love triangle!

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As if Edward and Bella’s drama weren’t enough, she shows us Jacob and then snatches him away. 😦

I can’t resist saying something negative from this book.. 😛

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Why was Gale even there????

5. Totally didn’t need this book to be included in this series!

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Err.. I’m aware that the series would be incomplete without this book, but c’mon!!!! I DID NOT like it.

6. Totally didn’t need a cliffhanger!

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The next book wasn’t worth finishing. I don’t know, I might try again someday. But my expectations were soaring very very high.

7. Totally didn’t need to have just one point of view!

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I wanted Christian’s POV. What could be so wrong with his head????? I’m glad to have Grey now, but I wish it was all in the same book. 😦

8. Totally didn’t need that much hype!

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SURPRISE!!!!!! Dude, what’s so special about a sparkly vampire?????

9. Totally didn’t need a relative book reference! (e.g. Hunger Games fan would love Divergent.)

I agree with Find Me At The Library. Nothing wrong with references.

10. Totally didn’t deserve my time!

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I COULD have named any bad book, but this book.. its just special. *sarcastic smile*

Tagging:

Tasha@ Head in the clouds, heart in the books

Mrin@ Dreamer Of Improbable Dreams

Bhramori @thecrazyperfectionist

CKReads@ CK’s Reading Corner

Song Title Book Tag

Finally!!!!!! I haven’t done a tag for sooooo long!!! 😀 And songs+books= awesomeness!!! So here we go…

1 – Guns N’ Roses – November Rain – Pick a book with a sad/tragic ending

As predictable as that ending was, it WAS pretty tragic. I mean, just put yourself in the shoes of ANY character in that book.

2 – Queen – Another One Bites the Dust – Pick a book which a lot of killing in it

Enough said.

3 – Britney Spears – Oops!… I did it again – Pick a book you read more than twice

Because I am a stupid person..

4 – Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here – Your currently most anticipated book

Never Never Part 3 which doesn’t even have a cover yet!!!!!! I HATE (love) Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher.

5 – Florence + the Machine – No light, no light – Pick a book that was just so bad you’d like to lock it away in a dark corner and never look at it ever again

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You can decipher the cover??? You think its bad???? Multiply it by 100000, you’ll get how bad the book is.. P.A.T.H.E.T.I.C…

6 – Skylar Grey – Final Warning – Pick a book with a kick-butt protagonist you’d not want to tick off

I’m finally reading this book, and I don’t wanna tick off Bella simply because she isn’t worth my precious time. 😛

7 – My Chemical Romance – I’m not Okay – Pick a book that deals with a hard topic like loss or bullying

I loved this book so much… :’-(

8 – Linkin Park – Breaking the Habit – Pick a book you read which was outside of your usual comfort zone yet you still enjoyed reading

I usually don’t read such realistic fiction, that too by Indian authors, but this book blew my mind.

9 – Troye Sivan – Happy little Pill – Pick a book that makes you happy

Its so adorable!!!! How can it not be a happy pill?? 😀

10 – Ladyhawk – Dusk Till Dawn – Pick a book you read in one night/sitting

It was so cute I couldn’t resist… 😀

The Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag-

Thank you so much Tasha for tagging me !! 🙂 I wanted to do this ever since I saw it on Danielle’s blog If We Shadows Have Offended…

Moving on..

The Rules

  1. Pick 5 books (preferably ones you’ve read or know the characters).
  2. Write the name of the books on pieces of paper.
  3. Put the pieces of paper in a hat or container.
  4. Pull one piece of paper out to choose your first book.
  5. Open to a random page and use the first name you see to answer question 1 (under “Your Zombie Team”).
  6. Use the same book for question 2, but turn to a different page.
  7. Pull one piece of paper out to choose your second book.
  8. You will use your second book to answer questions 3 and 4.
  9. Your third book will answer questions 5 and 6.
  10. Forth book with answer questions 7 and 8.
  11. The fifth book will answer questions 9 and 10.

The books I choose:

So here’s my team.. 😀

1. Who is the first person to die? (Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone)

Dumbledore.

No.

Noooooooo.

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Don’t worry, i won’t let it happen.

2. Who is the person you trip to get away from the zombies? (Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone)

Hagrid.

Do you have a gun? Can you shoot me?

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3. Who is the first person to turn into a zombie? (Hush, Hush)

Jules.

Yessssss. I’m awesome. I know.

4. Who is the person that trips YOU to get away from the zombies? (Hush, Hush)

Patch.

Uhhhhh..

You know what, I’d happily be tripped by Patch..

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5. Who is the idiot of the team? (Divergent)

Al.

I have noting to say.. *shakes head*

6. Who is the “brains” of the team? (Divergent)

Tori.

I’m happy.

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7. Who is the team’s medic? (Anna And The French Kiss)

Etienne St. Clair.

Thank you Patch for tripping me. Now I’ll get to visit the team medic.

8. Who is the weapons expert? (Anna And The French Kiss)

Anna.

I’m dead. We’re all dead. Goodbye team.

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9. Who is the brawler? (Legend#3- Champion)

Day.

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10. Who is the Team Captain? (Legend #3- Champion)

June.

Hurray!! Party, party!!

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Although I often felt like slapping June while reading Legend, I love her.



I loved this tag so much *content sigh*

I tag all of you to do this, its super-fun 😀

The Desert Island Book Tag

Thank you Danielle for tagging me! 🙂


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1) Water: a book you simply cannot live without

If You Could See Me Now. And I don’t even own that book. But its my favorite so…


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2) Food: a book that is a close second on your favorites list

Anything by Colleen Hoover… Ugghh, how can I choose one??? But if I HAVE to..


3) Shelter: a book that makes you feel at home and safe

I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again- Eva Ibbotson is home. Old-fashioned romance is the safest place to be


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4) Flare gun: a book that you would recommend to a person who doesn’t read

Depends on what they might be interested in, but I’d always say Harry Potter. I tried that on my sister and I think its working. 😛


5) Fire+ matches: book that warms your heart

I go, “Awwwww…” every time I read this book. 🙂


6) Compass: book that directed you towards your love for reading

Enid Blyton books!! 😀