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the last ten books tag ft. pictures and me being me?

a tag. yes, a tag. yes, after months. yes, let’s jump right in because i’m horrendous at introductions or should i just share a weird bird fact like rachel here? vacuum cleaners were originally horse drawn. well, not exactly a bird fact. well, that went well. Anyways, if you’re new to this blog welcome and if not wElCoMe. i want to say that it’s october already, and i can’t believe how fast time flies but that’s not true. for some reason, this year feels kinda like dragging slagging slow at times, and then it had be running at 100 miles an hour. weird shit.

but you know what? just skip this and get on with the tag. i couldn’t find the creator of this tag. please let me know if you know. i first spotted over at georgia’s blog and i am finally getting around to doing it. please play along in the comments if you like. i would love to know your answers!

Six of Crows: surprise surprise. guess whose going to jump on the six of crows train? me. duh. so, after finishing the shadow and bone trilogy, i decided it’s time i read this. and i just ordered it yesterday! besides it was on sale. ha! try and convince me it wasn’t fate. i am taking this way too far, right?

The Northern Lights: this book is actually a re-read and a recent favorite. i wanted to finish the his dark materials series and i had to re-read the first book because of course that’s what happens when you forget stuff ’cause you suffer from the series curse.

i couldn’t really get into it the first time around – it was slow paced and the writing style took me by surprise. but i really loved it this time and i look forward to more of this world….or other worlds.

Boyfriend Material: i was excited to start this book and i did. but i made it till chapter two before keeping it down. there were too many pop culture references from UK and other western cultures. it was really hard for me to keep up.

but that was not the real issue. this might sound a bit lame, but i kept it down because the main character was a twenty-eight year old man. and uh, no. thankx. i mean, i like reading new adult books, but late twenties is something i can never relate to. so, i want to read it. just not yet. in years to come? sure thing. if i remember that is.

The Book Thief: let’s call myself out. fun times baby. i think most of my blogger friends know that i dnf-ed this and i haven’t ever lied about it on my blog ’cause i take book recommendations and reviews seriously, but hey, i do have a dark side. *how creative*

all my in real life friends seemed to be going on about it in standard eight and i was like the bookworm bookworm of the class. i was so ashamed of admitting that i couldn’t make it through that i just said, “oh yeah, the ending is super sad.” not proud of it but eh, whatever. keeping my fingers crossed that none of those people come reading this.

I love you so Mochi: technically i did annotate the heart principle recently, and then i read date me, bryson keller, which was another cute lgbtq contemporary romance. but i didn’t really write anything in the margins. that goes to the one and only, the book marshmallow – i love you so mochi.

truly though, if you ever want marshmallow in book form just read this, devour this. it’s a peaceful, coming-of-age story filled with heavy themes discussed lightly. it was a treat to my heart. i definitely recommend it for younger audience aka older teenagers.

none. yeah, i didn’t get very lucky in this aspect. got to meet ruskin bond a few years back but that was about it. oh my god, i truly haven’t met an author. well, uhm…i guess that sucks. let’s suck it up yeah! that sounds so pathetic. *cue monotonous laughter* but please tell me there is at least one of you who shares this terrible terrible fate. and hey, maybe we can go on a quest or something for a signature. i really don’t know what’s wrong with me.

do people actually lose books? I AM A PROUD BOOKWORM WHO- oh, i did lose a book. or *cough cough* books. i don’t know where my mother’s copy of kite runner ran away to. to date. i saved up money and got my own copy but i still believe that it grew legs.

and i lost my copy of the canterville ghost before examination and no, it wasn’t intentional. i found it a day later under the school bus seat. see? they do grow legs. i did find them, so i stand by my declaration: I AM A PROUD BOOKW- the kite runner is still lost.

uh well the kite runner? i haven’t had to replace any book except maybe my chemistry school textbook this year. because i borrowed it from an ex-senior but it was like 5 years old and outdated. so there’s that. i really want to replace my harry potter copies because my covers are all faded and i can’t even read the headings: they are so old and battered. but i am not sure i want to support the author anymore. so yeah.

the heart principle. i argued over this with a real life friend because of course i am jobless. as if you didn’t know that already. i am also almost always very tempted to argue over the book XOXO even though every opinion is valid and i don’t want to be the crazy girl who goes around picking fights.

and lastly, i am not sure if it’s the right answer but i recently got into an argument with someone because the person said that diverse rep in books don’t really matter. can’t really blame them, ’cause i thought the same a few years back before joining this community. i just wish we had a better way of spreading these messages and making people realize the gravity of the situation. woah, i talk so much.

there is nothing i can’t find. I AM THE BEST TRACKER OF – i lost my school mathematics book few days back. couldn’t find it for three days. forced my friend to send me the pdf of a particular chapter. i hope you’re proud of me. but hey, this is The Fictional Journal. my rules says we bother ourselves with just the good books. so, I AM THE BEST TRACKER. PERIOD. FIGHT ME. actually don’t. i will lose. but yeah FIGHT ME.

i had fun doing this. are there any tags that you have in mind? i have been looking for some fun tags and all seem to have the same old boring prompts. let me know!

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adios amigas. <33

65 thoughts on “the last ten books tag ft. pictures and me being me?

  1. BORAHAE๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒ‚๐ŸŒ‚ this umbrella looks good! โ˜‚๏ธโ˜”โ˜‚๏ธโ˜”โ˜‚๏ธwhy are all the umbrellas purple?

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  2. Hmm weird-NOT-bird-fact? I approve (that says a lot about me) ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Also WHY HAVEN’T YOU READ SIX OF CROWS YET?? *ahem* I mean, it’s a ~nice~ book, do give it a read. (I’ ll murder u if u don’t so you really don’t have a choice there)
    (I’ll never forgive you for dnfing the book thief ๐Ÿ˜ค)
    Okayy better leave before things get violent here…


  3. Great answers! I don’t think I have ever fought over a book, haha. My sister and I usually have the same opinion when we discuss books.

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  4. SAMEEEE! I claim I read the book thief to a few of my classmates and I still haven’t read it ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ
    Why is everyone having the fever of six of crows, I feel so left out from this world sometimes ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜‚
    This was fun to read, Ashmita!


  5. SIX OF CROWS???!! AHH. You’re reading Six of crows?! that is so awesome! I hope you obsess over it as much as I and my humble fandom does ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚ oh oh and guess what? I read The Hawthorne Legacy! and to put it simply, I’m just dead. I need someone to sedate me until the next book comes out. Can you do that?๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿฅบ and so I might have went ahead and spammed your dms on Instagram so apologies in advance๐Ÿ˜… Great post Ash! loved reading this โค


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