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Some of the greatest moms and mother figures in books

Hello everyone!

SORRY, I’D WORKED ON THIS POST FOR A LOOOONG TIME, BUT I COMPLETELY FORGOT TODAY.

Also, I apologise for not posting often. School has kept me slightly busy. And maybe I’m just a little bit lazy. BUT! I did write this post.

I am not going to place them in any particular order because you can’t just rank moms, come on! And I’m going to write about them as actual people, and not just as moms.

Isabel Pullman, Wonder by R.J. Palacio

From Wonder, the movie

Isabel was incredibly brave, caring and supportive. Watching your little boy go through twenty-seven surgeries must be no easy task. She left her job as a children’s book illustrator and homeschooled Auggie all by herself. Homeschooling couldn’t have been easy (she was also hopeless with fractions. Sorry, Isabel). She definitely wrestled with her protectiveness for August while deciding to let him go to middle school or not. She’s always tried to hide her negative emotions from her kids and always tried to show optimism.

Molly Weasley, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Molly in Chamber of Secrets, the movie

Molly Weasley was a queen. She knew her family so well, that she has prison as one of the whereabouts of her family clock. She was a brilliant cook and excelled at household spells. That is an art in itself (Tonks would agree). She also knew her healing spells. After all, she did live with Fred and George. Even though she had four kids to raise, she still found time to play an active role against Voldemort. Mrs Weasley took in Harry and stuffed him with her awesome food. Hermione and he were welcome at the Burrow anytime. She knows how to keep her seven kids in line (though I doubt her third son, Percy, created any trouble). That, everyone, is a talent.

Sally Jackson, Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

THE ART IS SO GOOD

Sally Jackson is Percy’s real godly parent, and no, I will not be taking any arguments against this. Though, who will? She 1. refused Poseidon’s offer of living in an underwater palace 2. raised Percy, a chaotic demigod, all by herself, 3. married a disgusting and abusive man so her son could be safe, 4. turned that man into a literal STATUE, sold the statue and used the money for putting down a deposit for a new apartment, made a payment on her first semester’s tuition at NYU, and make a deposit at a good school for Percy, 5. successfully got her son to camp when there was a Minotaur, 6. put up with her son going to life-threatening quests, 7. USED A SHOTGUN IN THE BATTLE OF MANHATTAN WITHOUT ANY TRAINING, 8. wrote a book (honestly, I worship nearly anyone capable of writing books), 9. didn’t go out of her mind with worry when Percy was missing for six months (more for Sally because nobody told her about her son being found). Wow, I am so out of breath. After all these reasons, I think everybody agrees when I say, Sally Jackson is a goddess.

Marmee, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Marmee in Little Women (2019)

Marmee was welcoming, warm and supportive. Her daughters went to her before anyone else when they were going through times of despair and distress and always listened to her daughters’ problems patiently. She also managed to keep her temper in check, which is a great feat in itself, because temper is rather difficult to control. She was a great listener and would not care about her own comfort for others.

Jennifer Honey, Matilda by Roald Dahl

I prefer the book illustration to the movie. 😀

Miss Honey is awesome. Even though she had an inhumanely cruel aunt (a bit like Dolores Umbridge, when you think about it) and was made to live with her, who she knew had most probably killed her father, as a little girl who was made to do chores all day long, she, unlike a certain Professor in Harry Potter, was not venomous towards her students because she had an abusive childhood. (Not a Snape supporter, sorry not sorry.) She moved out of her family mansion at the age of 18 and lived on a small salary in a tiny cottage. That, readers, takes courage. Let’s be honest, not many of us could be able to do that. Also, she taught small kids. You have to be ultra-ultra patient for that. All in all, we all agree, that Miss Honey rocks. *cue clapping for her* 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Who are your favourite (sadly fictional) mother figures or mothers? Let me know in the comments! 🙂

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The Percy Jackson Q & A by Snigdha

Kaashvi told me that I could do these questions, so why not! Let’s get into it.

Q: What will your dream cabin be?

A: Athena! Books everywhere! A lot of smart people! Grey eyes! Yes, I love grey eyes.

Q: What will your weapon be?

A: Nico’s Stygian iron sword. I’ve always liked it, for some reason. Or Annabeth’s knife.

Q: If you had the chance to choose your mythological parents, who would they be?

A: Athena and Hermes.

Q: What will your dream team/friend group be?

A: 1. Annabeth

2. Nico

3. Leo

4. Percy

5. Grover

Q: Which person are you jealous of for their powers?

A: My answer is same as Kaashvi, Nico di Angelo. Or Percy, on a second thought.

Q: Who do you want to have a good alliance with? (Gods only)

A: Athena, Artemis, Hermes, Hephaestus and Zeus (not because I like him, but because he’s the king of the gods)

Well, that’s all!

Keep reading!

Snigdha

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Happy Belated Earth Day!

Cartoon of hands holding up planet earth

Hello, everyone!

Happy belated Earth day! I was unable to wish everyone yesterday, because life is so, so, so hectic and busy! Someone save meeeeeee!

Coming back to Earth Day. Remember to do your part, because nobody else can do it for you. –A very wise girl named Snigdha

I don’t have much to say, so bye!

Remember to make Pan and Grover happy!

Snigdha : )

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My favourite Sword of Summer chapter titles in no particular order

There are spoilers present in this post! ⚠️ Proceed with caution ⚠️

Chapter One: Good Morning! You’re Going to Die

No better title to start off a book!

Chapter Eleven: Pleased to Meet You. I Will Now Crush Your Windpipe

This is me when I meet someone and I dislike them immediately.

Chapter Twenty: Come to the Dark Side. We Have Pop-Tarts

Loki is the coolest person in this book, even though he’s the antagonist of the series. And not to mention, super handsome.

Chapter Fifty-Three: How To Kill Giants Politely

Killing someone… politely. Wow. Demigods, learn some lessons.

Chapter Fifty-Nine: The Terror That Is Middle School

Every kid like me relates to this title. I know it.

Keep reading!

Snigdha

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Wrapping up March

My first wrap-up! I cannot believe March went so fast!

I did, let’s see, 5 posts this month. *shuffles guiltily* However, I’m very proud of my haikus! My post, Some stuff I wrote has the highest amount of likes I’ve ever gotten. Thanks everybody! I feel really appreciated! : )

I do not have much to look forward to in April. Cross that out. Anything at all. So let’s get on with Books I Read in this month.

I devoured read five books during this month, and I’m currently reading Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer and Percy Jackson and The Greek Heroes. They were:

1. Heroes of Olympus and The Lost Hero
2. Heroes of Olympus and The Son of Neptune
3. Heroes of Olympus and The Mark of Athena
4. Heroes of Olympus and The House of Hades (the first book during which I sobbed cried.)
5. Heroes of Olympus and The Blood of Olympus

Lots of variety, right?

A review may or may not be possible because of my highly packed day, I barely find time for myself.

Admittedly, I do not listen to a lot of songs. *cue you all asking me how because nearly everyone I know nowadays is addicted to songs and I’m not even exaggerating* I dunno, I’m not obsessed with artists or songs. I never was. I think. Anyway, the top 5 songs I listened to are:

  1. I Want You by Savage Garden
  2. Rasputin by Boney M.
  3. honey by Coastal Club
  4. Darling (from the Hindi movie Saat Khoon Maaf)
  5. Getaway Car by Taylor Swift

Let’s hope I do more than 5 posts in April! 😜

Until next time!
Snigdha

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Haikus yet again

Writing haikus can be stressful, but the end results are generally awesome (oh look, two syllables. Awe-some). *cue you all crying because sNIGDHA HAS GOTTEN INTO A HAIKU PHASE*

Music calms you down
But, but it can hurt you too
Forever keeps changing

A fresh start is good
Always reinvigorates
You feel positive

(I had to write this one for school.)

They are difficult
But Apollo’s haikus suck
Oh damn, I got cursed

(If anyone didn’t get it, Apollo is the Greek god of poetry, and hence, haikus. In Percy Jackson series, he recites godawful (pun intended) haikus like HUGE SPOILER ALERT FOR THE TITAN’S CURSE YOU WILL REGRET READING THIS DON’T READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT AND PLAN TO DO SO. ⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️Ok. Everyone gone? Great. “Green grass breaks through snow./Artemis waits for my help./I am so awesome.” Terrible, right? RIGHT?)

Okay then! Bye!
Snigdha

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My favourite Percy Jackson quotes

Okay, I’ve truly got the Percy Jackson bug. THE SERIES IS AMAZING, CAN YOU BLAME ME? Here’s to hoping most of them are there in the TV adaptation!

With great power… comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later. -Nico di Angelo, Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian

I cannot agree more.

Deadlines aren’t real to me until I’m staring one in the face. -Percy Jackson, Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief

*my procrastinating self shuffles guiltily*

“You hit the lord of the Titans in the eye with a blue plastic hairbrush.” -Percy Jackson, Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

Rachel is many things, and among them shines the word fearless.

Percy: “Why can’t you place a blessing like that on us?”
Grover: “It only works on wild animals.”
Annabeth: “So it would only affect Percy,”
Percy: “Hey!”Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief

Ok, so, I read the books from my mother’s school library, and I still have this one saved in my album. I loved it that much. Look:

Bye!

Snigdha

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Some stuff I wrote

Hello!!

Today you shall get tortured treated to some haikus I wrote! I’ve actually never tried my hand at writing these, so this is my first experience!

An old silent pond
A frog jumps into the pond—
Splash! Silence again.

Matsuo Basho

The rain goes pit-pat
It’s soothing, nice, relaxing
I feel peaceful, good

Books are your best friends
Always there for you, are cool
Forever listening

Beautiful and soft
Thorny stems but very pretty
Roses represent love

Keep you snug and warm
Suck you in and you just drown in
Quilts are comfortable (this one is pathetic)

And, because I’ve finished Heroes of Olympus (the series was brilliant, by the way) and don’t have new books to read anymore, I wrote one on grief.

Grief wraps, entangles
Pulls you in its deep, deep depths
Grief is absolutely vicious

*expectantly looks at everyone for applause* *is greeted by silence* *crickets chirp*

Until next time! 👋
Snigdha

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My favourite Harry Potter quotes

Because why not? It’ll be from books and movies both!

1. No need to call me sir, Professor.– Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (book)

#fearless

I clearly remember the first time I read this utterly savage quote in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, I put my book down and went, “Oh, damnnnnnnn! That must have HURT!” And I still do. Every. Single. Time.

2. Turn to page 394.– Severus Snape, Prisoner of Azkaban (movie)

I love the way Alan Rickman delivered this dialogue, which resulted in it becoming one of the most legendary lines in the Harry Potter fandom.

3. We could have been killed, or worse, expelled.– Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (book)

How 10-year-old Emma Watson (yeah, she was 10 at the time of shooting the movie) is excellent and made me laugh a lot. And I’m sure I’m not the only one!

4. We’ve got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.– Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (book)

Sirius could have been a loyal Death Eater to Voldemort, inherit his family’s vast fortune and be the perfect son in general, if he had chosen the Dark side. However, he did not do any of that. He remained loyal to his best friends, godson and The Order of the Phoenix until his last breath and fiercely hated The Dark Lord and his followers. I find that really admirable.

5. Working hard is important. But there is something that matters more: believing in yourself.– Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (movie)

This is so true. It really speaks to me. I can’t verbally express how much I adore this quote. If you don’t believe in yourself, you will immediately lose the will to work hard.

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Famous Female Authors

Happy Women’s Day to every woman (and future women, like, you know, girls) in the blogosphere!

To celebrate this occasion, I’ll be listing some world-famous female authors.

J.K. Rowling: The Harry Potter author became the first woman on the planet to become a billionaire by writing books. She also writes under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

J.K. Rowling

Louisa May Alcott: The author of Little Women and its sequels (Good Wives, Little Men and Jo’s Boys. She was one of the first women to author books when writing emerged as an option for a living for women.

Jane Austen: The well-known writer of the books Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility was a rebel, a radical and a feminist.

Dame Daphne du Maurier: Daphne du Maurier was a romance novelist, whose stories, ironically, have been described as “moody and paranormal”, wrote books such as Rebecca, Crows, Jamaica Inn and My Cousin Rachel.

Daphne du Maurier