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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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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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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.