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I’m still here and a part of the blog!

Hi everybody!

Sorry for not writing since more two months… 😬

I’ve had a lot going on. So we’ll catch up on that, first.

My summer vacations ended on 14th July. During my holidays, I went to a few places in South India! It was super fun. Then I got a library membership on 27th June. So, so happy with that. And school started all too quickly…

But I read a lot of books during my holidays! Here are the reviews of some:

1. Faces in the Water: A book on female infanticide in India. Ranjit Lal wrote on a highly repressed topic of Indian society with great sensitivity. Definitely worth a read. ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑/⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

2. Karna’s Wife: This book is told from the point of view of the Mahabharata (an epic from Hindu mythology) character’s Karna’s wife, Uruvi. To be honest, I never thought I would read such a book. The author, Kavita Kané, executed the idea perfectly. ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭒/⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

3. One of Us is Lying: If I had to sum up the book in one adjective, it would be: mind-blowing. The characters are cliché, but the unusual thing is that Karen McManus did is openly acknowledge it. And made it a bit more unique for me. And the ending left my jaw hanging. If you haven’t read it, you definitely should. ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑/⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

4. The Bone Sparrow: This book tackled a topic I’ve never read about: the lives of refugees in camps. The special thing: It was told from the perspective of a nine-year-old child named Subhi. Zara Fraillon gracefully fuses the two different lives of Jimmy and Subhi into one beautiful and crazy adventure. ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑/⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

5. The Hunger Games: OH. MY. GODS. I AM ABSOLUTELY MINDBLOWN. This book beautifully describes every single place Katniss is in, what she’s wearing and what she observes. And the storyline, oh my gods. I got absolutely addicted to this book. So much that I stayed up till 1:45 a.m. finishing it. That might not seem much to you, but it is a lot for me. 😀

Since my birthday was yesterday I got a ton of books:

  1. The Trials of Apollo and the Burning Maze
  2. The Canterville Ghost
  3. Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor
  4. Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead
  5. Atlantis Rising
  6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

And I’ll be getting a bunch more:

  1. Camp Half-Blood Confidential
  2. The Trials of Apollo and the Dark Prophecy
  3. The Trials of Apollo and the Tower of Nero
  4. The Song of Achilles
  5. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

I am soooo excited to read all of them!!

I’m so glad I finally wrote!

Cheers,
Snigdha

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