“Struggles of being a Reviewer”

I don’t solely review books on this blog. But I do sometimes talk about different books and I will continue to talk about the elements of various books. Basically this post contains reasons why I find it difficult to review book(s).

  1. I cannot simply keep track of every single line while reading books and make notes of it. I feel like it would make it hard for me to enjoy the book at its fullest if I start making notes about things I liked or disliked about it.
  2. I believe if I start reviewing books then I would (a) either roast it to a point where people will literally start hating me or (b) praise it to the point where people will literally not read it.
  3. I have no idea how to write a review. Doesn’t mean I can’t talk about it, it is just I find it difficult to follow these ‘rules’ in writing reviews.
  4. I don’t know how to review a book simply without spoiling it. I get overly excited while talking about it that I kind of spill the things which I’m not supposed to.
  5. Whenever I sit to write a review of a book I instantly go blank and forget what I read in the book.
  6. I sometimes lose motivation to write one. For instance I finished reading Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi this morning and I sat down to write a review but I lost motivation even before I started writing it.
  7. I can’t keep track of the quotes in order to use them in my reviews.
  8. I don’t know how to make my reviews look attractive (I know there are some sort of techniques to make your review look good!)
  9. I don’t know when, where or which kind of gifs to use in the reviews.
  10. Lastly, I sometimes cannot seem to force myself to read the books writers want me to read in exchange of a review because even if the book had been in my TBR for so long however if someone tells me to read it then I wouldn’t be able to make up my mind to read it.

So these were the reasons why I find it difficult to review books. I have massive respect for the reviewers and I believe they should be given the credit and respect they deserve. I might try to write reviews including one of Shatter Me since it is my recent read and then I will decide if I want to continue writing it in future or not.

Comment down below if you review books or if you also think that it is difficult to review them.

Until next time.

Sincerely,

A Bibliophile. ❤

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“Why I’m A Reader (Book Tag)”

Greetings. 🙂

 I don’t know who created this tag and it is also quite old, I suppose. All I know is some publishing company created it. I found it on booktube & I thought maybe I should post it. Without further ado, let’s get started.

1 Choose one word that describes you as a reader?

I’d say ‘antsy’ I guess. Because no matter what book I’m reading, even if I’m hating it I still get so antsy and get so much into it. I don’t know, it was the first thing that came in my mind.

2.  What’s the very first book you fell in love with?

So, I’m a Pakistani and in Urdu literature we have these short children story books which are so interesting. I don’t see them now a days (I guess they got extinct or something  Idk :/ ) Well kids these days will never know the beauty of those old days. Coming back to the point, those stories were about beasts, mermaids and basically so many mythical creatures and I used to love reading about those books (I suppose I was 7 or 8 when I started reading them). I guess those were the first books I fell in love with.

3. Hardcover books or Paper bag books?

Obviously Hardcover books because hardcover has this ability to make every trashy cover look better in my opinion. But paper bag are easy to handle while reading. But still if I had to choose, I would say hardcover and the funny thing is I don’t own that many hardcovers because they are soooooo expensive in Pakistan.

4. How has reading shaped your identity?

Oh God! I believe I have an identity only because of books. I started looking at things quite differently when I started reading more frequently. I would rather choose books over anything in this world. I have become more reserved when it comes to connecting with people because I trust, respect and love books more than I can trust, respect and love people.

5. What book do you read when you need to be comforted?

Any YA, NA contemporary. Because I can’t read Sci-fi when I’m upset because it takes a lot of energy to comprehend it, linguistically speaking (Yes I do learn something from university). And YA or NAs are always easy to read and they manage to take my mind off of things pretty easily.

6. Who taught you to be a reader? Or did you do it on your own?

I think I have mentioned this in some of my previous posts that my maternal side is quite into literature but I don’t think this was what made me a reader. I figured it out myself that I’m a reader. It took me some time to realize it but I kind of did it on my own. 

7. Describe your dream reading lounge?

A cozy library that I will own someday with snowfall outside and a comfy blanket with all the books I love in the world before my eyes.

8. What book changed the way you act? Or changed the way you see the world?

I believe every single book that I have read has left some impact on me, no matter if I liked it or not but I believe I’m a combination of everything that I have ever read. But if I had to choose I would say The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This book really taught me and made me realize so many things in life and I guess every historical novel has this quality of changing you completely.

So this was the very first book tag that I have ever done. Yaayy for me! 😀

If you are interested in doing this tag then please do it so I would know why you are a reader. 🙂

Sincerely,

A Bibliophile. ❤

“A Break…”

Greetings 🙂

I recently started this series of posts where I would rant about the things I hate in YA or books in general and I actually have a list of 10-15 things that I really hate and I was not planning on taking a break from posting those ‘complaining series’ because I didn’t want to be inconsistent with the flow of my blog posts. BUT it doesn’t matter if I take a break or not because literally no one reads my posts LIKE LITERALLY NO ONE! So I can post whatever I want whenever I want because I don’t have any audience (I can’t decide if I should cry over this thing or laugh at my own stupidity)

So I guess I won’t stop writing because why should I? 😛 But I will post whenever I want without being consistent in whatever I want to write (Perks of not being famous :D)

I actually contemplated writing about some philosophical ideas but then I thought I already have to go to university every day and study those things every single hour, why should I make my self suffer through those ‘academic’ things at home also? It doesn’t mean I won’t write about those things but I won’t write about those things as much as I initially decided. I actually don’t know why I’m writing this post or what I’m going to write after this post (SHOCKER, RIGHT!) but I know one thing that I will write something!

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FYI, I always knew I had some elements of Andy Dawyer in me but this is a whole new level.

So this is it. I don’t have anything else to say write now but I guess I will post about something sooner or later.

Until the next time (whenever it is going to be)

Sincerely,

I want to write ‘Someone Clueless’ but I don’t want to embarrass myself any more than what I have just done in this post. So…

One of the Blessed Ones. ❤

“30 Facts about Me”

I just saw that many bloggers have these posts of facts about themselves so I thought I should also make one about me. So here it goes… 🙂

  1. I’m 21 years old and Pakistani Muslim.
  2. I’m doing bachelors in English Language and Literature.
  3. I decided to choose English as my major after reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
  4. I get overly obsessed with things easily and then there comes a point where I struggle to stop this obsession but it gets pretty hard for me to stop.
  5. I love winters. I would rather spend a winter’s night with -15 degree Centigrade outside walking than to spend a summer day outside on beach. Also, I feel like I can breathe more easily in winters.
  6. I sometimes get very bad anxiety. Sometimes they are about most random things and I can’t understand why these things are triggering my anxiety.
  7. I love reading conspiracy theories and creepy pasta.
  8. Though I’m pursuing a degree in Literature and Language but I’m passionate about Psychology, Criminology, Sociology and Law (and I read about these subjects excessively on Internet).
  9. I am obsessed with One Direction not because they’re good singers but because I believe they are good people in person (NO I have never met them).
  10. I would rather live in mountains with winters throughout the year than live in a city with 3-4 months of summers.
  11. I have re watched Wizards of Waverly Place for like umpteenth times and I still watch it even though I’m 21 now. Also, one of my favorite sitcoms are Friends and Parks and Recreation.
  12. My favorite genre in books is Young Adult Contemporary.
  13. My favorite writer is Kasie West. I believe she is my spirit animal and if I were a real writer I would have written the same novels as she does and I have read all of her books except Pivot Point.
  14. I think I have conflicting feelings towards everything in my life. For instance, I don’t know if ice cream really tastes that good or is it just what we have always believed.
  15. My favorite Youtubers are Shane Dawson, Miranda Sings, Lilly Singh and LoeyLane.
  16. My favorite Booktubers are Hailey In Bookland and LilyCReads.
  17. As I said earlier I get obsessed or rather addicted to things easily so I don’t think I like anything or anyone but rather I get obsessed with them. I have got mad detective skills (I would rather use this term than call myself a Stalker 😀 ). If I like anything I will read every single article about it and watch every available video about it and I hate this side of mine.
  18. My hands are always too hot no matter what the season is.
  19. I have like the worst skin and I can’t do anything about it because whenever I try to use any product for it I end up getting acne all over my face.
  20. When I was in school I wanted to be a Software Engineer but then I changed my mind.
  21. I hate having small talks with strangers. I guess you can say I’m not a people person.
  22. I don’t know if it was obvious from the previous points but I’m an extremely introverted person. I can happily stay in my room for 12 months straight but obviously I can’t. I hate it when I have to go out for anything and I hate it when I have to interact with anyone.
  23. I hate confrontations.
  24. I’m always in discussion with my own self and weirdly enough those discussions never take place in my native language.
  25. I have very small feet and this is one of the reason why I hate wearing shoes. And I have never worn heels in my life and I cannot wear them either.
  26. I like to think I have Ailurophobia.
  27. I hate and fear change. I hate it when something in my life starts changing.
  28. I have two sisters. One is two years older than me and one is four years younger than me. Many people confuse my little sister and I as twins.
  29. I like eating meat but whenever I eat it I get nausea and this is why I love vegetables and fruits.
  30. Right now I’m embarrassed of the length of this post. 😦

So these were the most unimportant facts about me. Tell me something about you. 🙂

Sincerely,

One of the Blessed Ones. ❤

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“A Series That Is So Bad That It Becomes Entertaining”

Greetings to all. 

So, before starting this blog post I really want to say that this post or all the coming posts are not meant to hurt any writer or to throw shades on any one but rather it is just a mean of expressing my own opinion about certain books or parts of general books. Now, without further due, let’s get started.

There are quite some books that are so good and hyped but somehow they become awful along the way. And amongst this realm of books we have this particular series that is so bad yet so interesting at the same time. Let me give you a hint: it is YA dystopian which is quite popular (and includes lots of beautiful dresses).

The Famous or rather Infamous ” The Selection Series” ❤

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t read the books yet then read them first and then read this post.

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Okay, when talking about The Selection Series the first character that comes in our minds is, America Singer. I have literally never come across any character which is as annoying as she is (Maxon boy, I do believe you are cute but I don’t respect your life choices and don’t even get me started on Aspen!). First of all the love triangle! I hate love triangles in general but if you want me to murder those characters throw some America Singer in it and Voila! you have the element of ruining every good story.

I actually loved reading this series. I read the first three books in two days straight. This series is something you cannot simply put down and sometimes you have this strong urge to throw it across the room.

When I finished the first three books I was like, “Okay, so finally I got the answers and now I won’t have to read about this clueless or rather dumbest character” but guess what? The daughter came in the picture. You know that phrase? Like mother like daughter. Well, in this case the daughter was 10 times more of what her mother was;  “The most Powerful” Princess Eadlyn. (YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!)

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I have one question. Why these men in this series need to reevaluate their life choices so much? I mean, I get it love is blind but love isn’t dumb enough to not recognize the annoyance of another person. I have so many conflicting feelings towards these books. In one way, these books are my guilty pleasure. I might re-read them in future (like again and again) but I have such strong feelings towards these characters that I will keep on despising them. But still I cannot deny that this series is so entertaining that I couldn’t put down the first three books. I actually kind of DNFed The Crown when I was halfway through the book. I couldn’t take any longer of Eadlyn Schreave and had to just read the ending but I totally recommend the first three books in this series.

So there you go, The Selection Series is awfully good (Only oxymoron can define this series). The covers are so pretty, the dresses are amazing, the writing is also really good but one has to be tolerant enough to read this series.

Hope I didn’t offend anyone. This is only what I felt about this series. I never said these books shouldn’t exist because writing these kinds of books is a real talent and no one should discourage anyone as Truman Capote said, “You can’t blame the writer for what the characters say.” I do believe Kiera Cass is an amazing writer and she should write more amazing books in future.

Sincerely,

A Bibliophile. ❤

“Complaining about Books…”

Greetings to all the beautiful souls.

Hope everyone is doing perfectly fine.

So yeah the title is pretty shocking right? I mean what kind of person can complain about books, that’s right! Me! But don’t take it in a wrong way I’m not complaining about books rather I will be complaining about things that happen in books and most of them are YA (My most favorite genre!).

Sometimes Young Adult books get me so frustrated that all I want to do is rant about them. I love books and I read so many in a month and sometimes the only reason of why  I read these books is to tell myself “See, you are not in this mess, your life isn’t this messy, you are stupid but not like the protagonist of this book.” This post is not for complaining but rather to tell you all that the complaints are on their way and for next coming days I will be posting different kinds of complaints I have with different Young Adult books.

Also, you can comment down below what are the pet peeves of yours in reading books. And suggest me different things related to books that are in urgent need to be discussed.

Until next time. 🙂

Sincerely,

One of the Blessed Ones. ❤

 

 

“What has been going on…”

Greetings to all the beautiful souls. ❤

Hope you all are doing fine.

I don’t like to talk about my life on my blog but I guess I’m not a good person to give advice to my own self. 😀

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Here it goes. I’m a student in my 2nd semester of sophomore year in university. I spend majority of my time of week in university because the timings of my classes are pretty hectic. It gets quite stressful sometimes and just recently it got so exhausting that I actually considered giving up and leaving university, although I get good grades and everything but the fact is everything comes with a price. When you are straight A’s student you are under this huge pressure all the time that you have to keep those scores like that and sometimes the pressure is not from the external forces but rather it is your own mind and heart that keep on telling you that you have to try more and more and more until there comes a point where you start to lose it. It seems like a concrete container where someone keeps throwing buckets of water with so much pressure that then a time comes when cracks start to appear on the walls of container.

I haven’t been able to post that much in maybe two weeks and I believed that it was because I had nothing to post, no idea or topic to be discussed. But now that I’m thinking of it the problem wasn’t the lack of ideas but rather the urge of staying away from every breathing soul. I’m an introvert to the extend where I actually spent two straight months of vacations in my room and not even bothered to get out to get sun light. I would rather have my head stuck in pages of books than to say ‘hello’ to another human being. Okay, now I don’t even know what I was going to say initially but I guess the point of me wallowing this much was to tell you all that we don’t know what anyone is going through in their life and we should be considerate to other people. I’m apparently a person who try to stay as cheerful as I can get in front of others but that does not mean that I don’t have things going on in my mind and sometimes the worst part of it is you don’t even know what is going on your mind but there’s something that is bugging you continuously.

Okay, now this blog post is not making any sense. So before I say anything else which is going to be completely senseless, let’s stop this writing here. I know almost everyone is going through somethings in their life but let me tell you, you are not alone. We are all in this together. ❤

Until next time.

Sincerely,

One of the Blessed Ones. ❤