Quotespirational Thursdays

Girls Of Riyadh

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To my friends who have not read this book, I advise you to read it. Not only that it is as interesting as watching ice melt and transform into a liquid form, but the reality that this book shows is far more original than what you may have heard or thought of.

Almost every page of this book is quotable. Alas, I do not have time to quote the whole book, so I have tagged a teaser quote to spark an interest and curiosity in you all. You will not be disappointed.

My Life In Book Tags

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I was tagged by the really cool and awesome blogger FearlesslyNat for this fun book tag! I love books and this nomination allowed me to recall my book reading history – how it all started and how it really did have an impact on my life (in a brilliant way, of course)

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Baby: Did you like to read when you were little?

Books were interesting. They were especially interesting to watch -when adults read page after page with words running from the top of the page to the bottom. I was interested, but I guess I didn’t read. I restricted myself to my school books, which were “mean’t” only for kids.

Toddler: What was your favorite picture book?

I loved reading books by Enid Blyton’s short stories. Those were easy to read because they had pictures in it!

Child: Did you go through/are in a book ‘phase’? (Like reading the thickest books, reading all of an author’s books etc.)

The book phase was Sweet Valley High/University. It was about twin sisters after all! Twins were the “hype” back in 2004. (Elizabeth and Jessica, Mary-kate and Ashley Olsen) I wanted a twin sister.

Besides these books were the Guinness book of World Records. Of any year that I could find. I practically enjoyed reading those and it helped me find more about the world (guess that also sparked an interest in me about the world and differet cultures).

Tween: What books made/make you feel grown up?

Reading Dan Brown. I was not allowed to read them because of the usage of “extreme” words (no they weren’t- just the usual words that I now hear everyday ahaha) Well, they did need one to use their brains, but the history and the references are such an amazing part that you just can’t leave the book until you get the answer. (Although I have noticed a repetitive pattern in all of Dan’s books; the plot line almost the same in all the books – but the history is what livens the book.)

Teen: What are/where books that you rave/d about?

Well, Bleach and Skip Beat. They aren’t books, they are mangas. They are picture books but they are (were) really interesting to read. I sadly don’t follow them anymore as they have gone astray from their story line ;_;

Adult: What are books that used to seem boring to you but now you really like?

Girls of Riyadh. The Alchemist. I was never an avid reader, but I heard other people reading such books and I just sat and wondered how they could concentrate on it. Don’t get me wrong, I did read,but I was reluctant I guess to start “grown up” and well reputed books :S

Elderly: What book from your childhood and/or teen years that you still cherish?

Alice in wonderland. In fact, I just borrowed it from my office library. It is a picture book! 😀

There you go! My book history! I wasn’t a good reader until I really decided upon a convenient escape route in my home – and what better place could there be to escape other than on your own bed but in a completely different world.

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I am not sure if I have to nominate fellow bloggers, but to readers that want to participate, I nominate you! 😀

The Bookworm Club – Angelfall

images (1)Getting back to the bookworm club by Mariella from Jumbleskine

On a book that really got me back to reading.

It was last year when I read the most books I have ever read in one year. And it started with Angelfall.

This is a fictional story about Penryn, a 17 (as much as I remember) year old girl living in an apocalyptic time. The bad guys? ANGELS. Yes, readers. The plot twist that made me love the idea of the whole story. You see, we are taught angels are peaceful creatures (?). They are bringers of messages or peace or calm. But in this book, they have revolutionized the word into a war instead. And they kill people. And kidnap kids to turn them into SPOILER*Nephilim through surgery*. But there is this one fallen angel, who is a good guy(?)

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So it is about this teenager, living in such a time, trying to survive with her mentally ill mother and disabled sister. And the sister SPOILER*is kidnapped by the angels*  If I give more spoilers, Ill end up summarizing the whole book :S

The genre would be adult, horror, supernatural and fictional. The last book to this trilogy will be released by 12th May 2015. Can’t wait to get my hands on it! 😀

The Bookworm Club – Deja Dead

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The thing is, book clubs aren’t so popular here (or I just haven’t happened upon them , so I was really glad (and excited) to have found one through this event (and yes! now I can freely share and talk about the books I like (or have just read) and get book recommendations from fellow readers 🙂 )

So, for my first post for #thebookwormclub hosted by Mariella from Jumbleskine, I present to you “DeJa Dead” by Kathy Reichs. I bought this book randomly off the table during one of my school events (as most of my books are bought this way or either, I have heard a good review). To be honest the color of the book was very tempting (blue 😀 ) and the name made my brain realize that it was a mystery genre. I love mystery books.

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Quotespirational Thursdays

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If you have read Paper Towns, you’ll know the story of the red balloon. Let me have the author give a better explanation:

“Listen, kid. This is what happens: Somebody-girl usually-got a free spirit, doesn’t get on too good with her parents. These kids, they’re like tied-down helium balloons. They strain against the string and strain against it, and then something happens, and that string gets cut, and they just fly away. And maybe you never see the balloon again. It lands in Canada or somethin’, gets work at a restaurant, and before the balloon even notices, it’s been pouring coffee in that same dinner to the same sad bastards for thirty years. Or maybe three or four years from now or three or four days from now, the prevailing winds take the balloon back home, because it needs money, or it sobered up, or it misses its kid brother. But listen, kid, that string gets cut all the time.”

“Yeah, bu-”

“I’m not finished, kid.

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Quotespirational Thursdays

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Book quotes are amazing. I will always be in awe when I come across meaningful quotes, whether they are related to a character or a situation. This just shows how brilliant the author is – how they are able to convey the feelings of a character and in turn, we feel it too.

A new posting style – A quote.

It should have been fiction. Something imaginative, with characters and swords and snow. My kind of a new posting style – because I have not been “fictional” yet. I will try it soon enough because I don’t have enough time (or an idea), but today I felt like sharing a quote from this book (as I also haven’t posted quotes).

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I once saw this book when I was 15. I thought it would be mature content (and it is) so I decided to buy it later -if it was in my fate- and it was.
I took the fate a bit for granted, and this book joined the “to be read one day” list (in my defense, I had my studies in my way)
Then one day I felt guilty and I read it. And came upon this sentence, this quote:

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