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HP characters: As I see them

Hi everyone!

I got an idea from Selina for making book/media characters on character makers from one of her posts.

I used makowka character maker and will be making characters from Harry Potter. I’ll do Percy Jackson next, I think. Anyway, let’s get on with the post!

The Golden Trio:

Harry Potter:

Ron Weasley:

Hermione Granger:

Next, Draco Malfoy:

Then, fuelling my obsession, The (teenage) Marauders:

James Potter

Sirius Black:

Remus Lupin:

Lily Evans:

What fandom characters should I do next? Give your suggestions in the comments!

Snigdha

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HELLO I’M BACK I READ A LOT OF NEW BOOKS

Hi everybody!

Sorry for writing after so long!!! I had forgotten that my regular workday schedule could be so busy. I had literally forgotten where the ‘Write’ button was. *embarrassment*

And also, Happy Dussehra to all those who celebrate it!

I managed to devour about a lot of books since exam preparation time, considering I was under strict instructions to focus on studies from my mother.

I read:

Truly Devious (3.5 stars out of 5): I have mixed feelings about this book. When I issued it, my friend, SH, was all “OH MY GOD YOU ISSUED IT I WANT TO READ IT SO BAD IT’S MY FAVOURITE BOOKTUBER’S FAVOURITE BOOK”, so naturally I went in with a lot of expectations. To be honest, this book let me down a bit, because it wasn’t as exciting as my friend had said it would be. I mean, there was a lot of drama, but stevie seemed a bit, idk, hollow? she didn’t have much personality outside mysteries? same for other students at ellingham. they were a bit boring. But at the same time, it had some unexpected twists and turns, which made it better, i guess.

Trials of Apollo and The Burning Maze (4.5 stars out of 5): This book kept me on my toes from start to beginning. One thing that I loved about this book was that Grover played a huge role, and he’s one of my favourite characters in the entire Riordanverse. Also, 🚨*SPOILER ALERT*🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨JASON’S DEATH? I MEAN, I ALREADY KNEW HE WAS GOING TO DIE, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT I DIDN’T GET A HARD PUCH IN THE GUT WHEN I READ THE SCENE. and when leo cried, i started crying, which is a big deal for me, because only 4 books have made me cry in my entire reading career till now. (Order of the Phoenix, House of Hades, Blood of Olympus, and Burning Maze). *SPOILER OVER* This book brought me both sorrow and joy.

Aru Shah and the End of Time (4 stars out of 5): Speaking as somebody who’s grown up hearing stories from Hindu mythology, this book was a cool twist to all the demons and the gods and the beings I’ve heard of. It has its own plot twists that I couldn’t have seen coming. One thing about this book, though, was that maybe it would have left somebody who’s unfamiliar with Hindu myths feeling a bit confused.

Camp Half-Blood Confidential (5 stars out of 5): NICO SINGS IN THIS BOOK. DO I NEED TO EXPLAIN MYSELF FURTHER AS TO WHY I GAVE IT FIVE STARS? Also it basically made me revise all of Camp Half-Blood. So that’s cool as well. To be honest, I got so much nostalgia reading this book. BUT THE HIGHLIGHT IS NICO SINGING.

Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor (5 stars out of 5): I wanted to read this book so bad, because of Alex Fierro. Needless to say, it met my expectations. The plot in itself was so awesome that it kept me hooked on from start to beginning. AND ALSO I’M IN LOVE WITH ALEX. BEST. CHARACTER. EVER. 🚨SPOILER ALERT 🚨 LOKI GETTING FREED FROM HIS CHAINS. WHAT THE HELL? DID NOT SEE THAT COMING. SAMIRAH NEARLY GETTING MARRIED? WHAT. WE ALL KNEW HEARTH’S FAMILY WAS CRAP, BUT THEM BEING THIS BAD? NO. WHY. WHAT IS GOING ON YOUR MIND, RICK.🚨SPOILER ALERT OVER 🚨

Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (4.5 stars out of 5): I expected more, but it didn’t let me down. PERCY HAS A CAMEO. DO I NEED TO JUSTIFY MYSELF FOR GIVING IT 4.5? Also, Magnus’ sarcasm in this book is at an all time high. I live for Magnus’ sarcasm. This book also gives closure on Hearthstone’s family, which is so bittersweet when you take a look at what Mr. Alderman has become. And we get to know about the mystery that is Mallory Keen. You wouldn’t see it coming. AND ALEX AND MAGNUS. OH MY GOD. *faints* This book is a lot more than what I’ve written, but these are my favourite parts.

I started reading Catching Fire but there were 8 PAGES MISSING FROM THE BOOK. 8 FULL PAGES. And I’m currently reading Daughter of Empire: Life as a Mountbatten. I know, it sounds boring, but it isn’t. I’ll be reading the Song of Achilles next and then Atlantis Rising. I’m so excited ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Well, that’s it! It was great writing after such a long time.

Bye! If you’ve read some great books, let me know their names in the comments. PLEASE. I AM DYING FOR NEW BOOKS.

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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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Littler Women- A modern retelling of a classic

Hello!
How are you wonderful people doing today?


As I was exploring my home library, I found this book and couldn’t help but post a review for it so that all you people can get to know about it and read it.


The beloved March girls come to a vivid new life in this modern-day retelling that is a perfect introduction to the classic tale.

Meg is shown as a 13-year-old fashionista. She thinks being the eldest is the toughest job.

Jo is a 12-year-old bookworm. Soon-to-be published author who likes submitting entries in local papers and magazines.

Beth is a shy and peaceful 10-year-old. Would rather stay home and miss school to bake and spend time with her cat and play her piano.

Amy is the most important person in the room- According to her. A 9-year-old stubborn but cheerful girl.

I ENJOYED IT A LOT!
I’m sure you will too.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Thanks!

Bye!

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What I feel about Percy Jackson compared to other books

Hello wonderful people!

Yes, I have started writing on books.

I am A VERY BIG FAN OF PERCY JACKSON. I recently started reading its first book and now my obsession has brought me to finishing the third (Titan’s Curse) and starting the next one.

Until now I saw a lot of things unique and different about Percy Jackson compared to other books and I would love to share it with you-

1- Informal tone

This first person narrative in this book is AMAZING! and the author has used an informal tone with the readers, which makes the book very comical/humorous. A lot of books don’t have this. Most books have a third person narrative with a deep explanation and a very formal writing sense.

2- The chapter names

“A GOD BUYS US CHEESEBURGERS”

I mean the chapters name are so funny and witty, I respect the author for this. This is something you will find in NO OTHER BOOK, mark my words.

3- The learning x fun

No book could have taught me more Greek Mythology than this. I was never interested in these things until I read this book. I’ve read so much and got to learn so much while also laughing and crying and understanding the drama. No book gives you that experience.

4- Each chapter ending had a climax

At the end of each chapter was an open mystery or climax which needed to figured out! This was really amazing about the book.

Other than these main points the fights were detailed, the climaxes were to die for and the final mystery when solved….WOW!

A must read for those who haven’t.

These are my point of views, what do you have to say?

That’s all!

Kaashvi

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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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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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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
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Brilliant things about being a bookworm

  • You can get lost in another world when you’re stressed, angry, sad, or any other emotion that brings you down.
  • It makes you more empathetic to people’s experiences because through book characters’ experiences, you come to know of different types of difficulties people go through.
  • It enriches your vocabulary, blah, blah, blah.
  • SO. MANY. GENRES. Sci-fi to travelogues, horror to comedy, you name the genre, you’ll find a book.
  • No trouble coming up with a wish list. You know your state, and you always have an eye on books published by your favourites, and your interests are ever-growing.
  • Ernest Hemingway rightly said, “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” A book will be there for you when no one is.
  • A whole mine of quotes can be found in them, which you can entertain yourself with, or apply in real life.
*uncontrollable laughter*

Or, on a more serious note,

*turns serious*