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My TBR

Hi everybody!

There are many things that are full after my birthday: my heart, my capacity to eat cake and the best of all… my TBR!

I have a bunch of books on my list, but I can’t read any of the right now, because EXAMS. (I can’t read new books during exam preparation and exams. 😭😭)

But my TBR is one of the things to look forward to after exams.

My TBR is:

  1. The Song of Achilles
  2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
  4. Let’s Go Time Travelling Again
  5. Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor
  6. Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead
  7. Camp Half-Blood Confidential
  8. Atlantis Rising
  9. The Canterville Ghost
  10. Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten
  11. Pashmina (Graphic Novel)
  12. Aru Shah and the End of Time
  13. Time Travel Diaries
  14. Romeo and Juliet (Graphic Novel)

WOW I’M SO HAPPY THERE ARE SO MANY BOOKS IN MY TBR!

Keep reading!

Cheers,
Snigdha

(wow this was a short post.)

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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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HOW is it one year since Admist was founded?

Here’s my take on our 1-year blogversary.

From perspectives of fairy tale characters to haikus, it’s been one hell of a journey.

My current stats are:

60 posts (61 if you count this) · 210+ likes · 82 followers (including email followers)

It just seems yesterday that Kaashvi texted me on Google Chat on 26th May last year, that

*glares at Kaashvi for spelling errors*

But anyway, I accepted. Kaashvi uploaded my first ever post, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. And the next day, The Three Little Pigs. And then I got an idea: a perspective from a supposedly negative character. And that’s how Draco’s Diary was born. I, however, abandoned the project because of the increase in schoolwork. Then I dabbled in a little bit of art.

And then, I READ LITTLE WOMEN!!!!! And I created a story, The March Sisters. It’s my favourite story till now.

Stats shot up like crazy when Kaashvi’s interview with Gelina was posted on Gelina’s blog! It was terrific getting so much appreciation.

And then, well you guys know what I’ve been posting. Haikus, Books Worth Reading, a book review, interviews with fictional characters (Voldemort’s remains a favourite 😂), Harry Potter and Percy Jackson stuff, among other things.

It’s been an incredible journey, and I wish it will go on forever! 🙂

(WAIT, that sounds like I’m going away, but I am not. I repeat, I am NOT.)

Thank you, everyone!

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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Snigdha’s guide to creating beautiful stories for WordPress

  • Think up of a topic
  • Go to www.canva.com
  • In the search bar, search for Your Stories
  • If you want to create something by your own imagination, choose ‘Create a blank Your Story’. If you want to use a template for your story, choose a template that you like.
  • The second most tedious part is here 😬 Go through different fonts and choose the one that really matches your character’s aesthetic. For example, if you take The March Sisters story and in that Meg’s, for the body text, you’ll see that I took something rather neat and curvy, and yet, simple, which I thought matches Meg’s personality perfectly.
  • WRITE! (The most tedious part. Obviously.)
  • Arrange the font size and colour according to your preferences.
  • This one is optional but I highly recommend it: Choose something important to your character. If you take My Favourite Ravenclaws and in there Luna’s, you’ll see that I put her wand behind the body text. If you have trouble thinking about what would suit your character, go to Google and type: [your character’s name here] aesthetic. I did that for Meg’s body text, where I put the hand fan. It works and helps, trust me!
  • When you’re done, download the design from Canva from your phone.
  • Stories can be uploaded only through phone so from the WordPress app, click on the’+’ button and select ‘Story Post’.
  • Upload your images and rearrange them in the correct order because WordPress does it terribly. 🤦‍♀️
  • And voila! You’re done!

Try it out! If you have any problems or if it works for you, comment below and let me know!

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Requests

Hi!

I’m working on a special post which I’ll be publishing on Friday or Saturday (It’s a Harry Potter thing)!

Also, I’m a part of these fandoms so if you have requests for some sort of writeup (no fanart please!), leave a comment and I’ll do it as soon as possible:

1. Harry Potter

2. Percy Jackson (till the Battle of the Labyrinth)

3. Chronicles of Narnia

4. Haikyuu!!

5. Fruits Basket

6. Yowamushi Pedal (currently watching season 3)

7. Little Women

Until next time,

Snigdha