An important life update! Do read!

Hey guys,

You guys have been really supportive. This blog, my book blog has been the constant source of happiness. There was a thing that was eating me from within for more than 2 years, although I never talk about my fears, this blog has really helped me break out of that thought process and work towards the solution. πŸ˜€ It has been 3 months since I started book blogging. When the 4th month started, i.e. October, I obviously had a lot of plans for all the posts. Reviews, interviews, and some fun stuff but then my submissions started (if you guys don’t know, then I am in the second year of my engineering degree program) and the dates for our 2nd UT and the board exams were out. Everything started rushing itself and I somehow got lost in it. Not knowing what to do and where to head. :/ :/

My Dad visits Vaishnodevi every Navratri. It’s a pilgrim spot and Navratri is a festival of celebrating woman power. It lasts 9 days. If you want to know more, just let me know and I will tell you everything about it. πŸ˜‰

He had his tickets booked 3 months prior to the dates of visiting. But, last week, I decided that even I wanted to go. It will be a great way to just clear my head. It’s a quick 5 days trip actually. 2 days in the train to reach there, then on the first day of Navratri, we climb the mountain to pay our respects and the next 2 days are the return journey via train. 4 days in train is just the break I need. And this might be the 6th or 7th time I am visiting the place. To be honest, I just love the trek to reach the destination, to see the goddess. It’s kind of a cave temple. (although you can’t see the goddess even for 2 seconds because you are pushed to keep the line moving) More than 10 million visit the place every year. But the journey is what makes it worthwhile for me. ❀ So, I told my dad that even I wanted to go but the problem was that my exam dates weren’t announced back then i.e., last week. Our education board has this internal joke of never letting us know anything in advance, they love dropping bombs on us and irritating the hell out of us. But, my Dad told me to book tickets. He said, “You just book the tickets, if your exam dates clash then we will just cancel it. You don’t have to worry about the cancellation fees. It’s no big deal. You decide what you gotta do.” So, I did it. I booked the tickets. Obviously, I was in the waiting list but then the list started falling with speed. My dad was like, Yes, even the goddess wants you to visit. And I was like, Yea, she probably knows how much I need this break. Although I didn’t say that out loud. πŸ˜›

The point of telling you guys this is, I wanted to apologize for neglecting the blog since October started, I just posted 2 reviews for the blog tour, namely, The Cypress trapΒ andΒ The House on SunsetΒ and a cover reveal for LinkedΒ because I was committed to them and I can never afford to break my commitments. I am a man of my words. (Okay, okay, I am a girl of my words. But, man sounds good in that sentence. πŸ˜› )

The people I really want to apologize areΒ Cherrie MackΒ andΒ Susanne Valenti, I was supposed to review their books and interview them and Ana Spoke,Β Tara Guha, whom again I was supposed to interview. They are wonderfulΒ authors and I have genuinely enjoyed their books. So, I feel bad letting them down. I hope they understand. They have been so patient and wonderful with me and I really appreciate that. πŸ™‚ Even all those authors who sent me their books to be reviewed. I will get to them soon. πŸ™‚

I want to take this break to figure out things, the thing that has been bothering me since the past two years, the solution, engineering, my new blog- Experimenting with LifeΒ and lots of things actually. I will be going tomorrow, well today because the clock just struck midnight. So it’s already 11th October. πŸ˜› I will be returning on Thursday, i.e. 15th October. Then my actual struggle for managing things will start. Friday will be the only day I will have to get my submissions done that I will be missing the whole week. Then I will be having 2 days, that is, the weekend to study for my 2nd UT that starts on 19th October, Monday. Then will follow all those internal vivas and practicals, then the external vivas and practicals, then the final submissions and finally the board exams that will last a whole month, i.e. from 20th November to 21st December. Managing my blog with all this is going to be a task and I hope to make good use of these 4 train days to come up with a working game plan. πŸ˜‰

I want to thank Deanna @Β A novel glimpse, she made me smile in all these days. I wasn’t that active on my blog. She tagged me in tags and nominated me for awards reminding me that I wasn’t forgotten. I decided to do this post some two or three days ago because I felt like I owe you guys an answer and Lia @Β Book LandΒ was there for me telling me to take the time and giving me virtual hugs. There were others who tagged me and made me smile with their posts. I thank you all. But these two lovely girls really did give me a real reason to write this post. ❀

I know this post is too long. But if you are still here then well, that means you care. πŸ˜€ So, Thank you for supporting me and being there for me and I promise, when I come back from the trip you will be getting lots of posts and some cool ideas for my new blog too. πŸ˜€ I am taking a little notebook with me to pen down stuff. πŸ™‚

And yea, I will be having a book spotlight up on 13th October, i.e., the day I will be trekking, as a part of the blog tour because… Commitments. πŸ˜› I will most probably tell my brother to post it, because maybe I trust him more than the wordpress scheduler. πŸ˜›

Till then, hugs and love! ❀ ❀ See ya ppl, I need to wake up at 2 am and it’s already 12:30 am, that’s some amount of sleep I am getting there! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› Wait, I first gotta prepare the book spotlight post. Umm… bye bye sleep!

Help me win!

Hey guys, I always wanted to participate in a writing competition. After school never got the chance. When I saw this one at the last moment, I knew that I had to do it. So, I have taken part in it and sent in a short story. The person with highest public votes will win.

I need your help!

Vote hereΒ please. You can also share it on your facebook, twitter, and google plus. Ask your friends to vote to. πŸ˜€

Please do vote and help me win. I will get a chance for my work to be read in the lit fest.

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It will make me feel loved! ❀

 

 

 

Thank you! πŸ˜€

Click the image, to go to the page where you can send me love! πŸ™‚ Thank you! πŸ˜€

Happy Book Lovers Day!

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So, I was on Facebook discussing about my college admission with my friends when I stumbled upon this picture on my newsfeed.

I had no idea there was a day dedicated to us, so out of curiosity I googled it. πŸ˜›

❀ ❀ ❀ Happy Book Lovers Day to all you guys! ❀ ❀ ❀  

This was the thing that made my day today. I haven’t had a chance to post anything in 3 days, today being the 4th and I missed my blog so much. I missed reading your posts and comment chatting with you guys. :/

The days have been damn hectic… 2 days ago college listings came out and I came to know the college I will be studying in and the admission processes have been a mess since then. I have been running here and there, getting this document, searching that document and I am kind of frustrated right now.

I have 3 tags pending and my August Bingo Book-a-thon is going nowhere, my reading is suffering. πŸ˜₯

I wish for this to get over soon, so that I can get back to my reading and blogging and not to forget getting settled in college. πŸ˜› I am not that anxious for the start of a new college life because I have some of my old college friends with me here. πŸ˜‰

My birthday is in 4 days and all the chaos are going to get the best of my day.

I started this post to share my love with you guys and ended up ranting. πŸ˜› I am an idiot! πŸ˜›

Days without Internet #2

Finally!Β 

So, after what seems like eternity, I am back to blogging. ( Who am I kidding? πŸ˜› It has just been 17 days since no internet and that too I posted 2 blogs during that period. πŸ˜› courtesy- my tablet and my friend’s computer. πŸ˜› )

How do I feel right now?

Exactly, I have no idea whether to feel good or bad. I mean when I don’t have the platform to put forth my thoughts, I have genius ideas and then you give me Internet, I will most probably waste my life browsing useless, irrelevant stuff and what’s more interesting is that… I convince myself that I am not wasting my precious time, the time that is not going to come back; I am gaining knowledge, it might seem useless at this point but can save my life in the future, you just never know. (Yea, get me to give excuses for the things I do, my brain will work overdrive πŸ˜› )

I need to stop making excuses and gear up! There are people out there learning to defuse bombs on the internet and then there’s me still trying to figure out a way to get the chips before the advertisement ends and the video begins to play.

It’s not that I always do NOTHING useful but it’s pretty much USELESS though. Let’s just say, time decides to just skip a decade by the time I surf ten videos unrelated to the topic I wanted to…

I just have to figure out my day better. As you all already know, I don’t work well with schedules, if you don’t… then you are lazier than me.Β Schedules aren’t for me.Β I am already behind on my first ever TBR schedule. (See the TBR list here)Β 7 books from the list to be read in a week. That’s going to be a lot of reading for the week.

That’s pretty much what I will be doing this week. πŸ˜€ Trying to justify at least one schedule and my first TBR list for a certain month. Sigh!

Days without Internet!

So, no internet for me for some days. How does that make me feel? Well, not so hopeless.

The only thing I feel helpless about is keeping up with my blog. It’s been 6 days since I last posted and when I don’t have means to post my thoughts I get so many great ideas and when I sit down to type- my brain decides to slip into a coma! Ideas? What are ideas, I can’t even hear you!

And when that happens this is what I think…

I probably will be doing much with my days without internet than I would’ve done with internet. I just hope that I do. πŸ˜€

I will try to read more and maybe think about exercising because my bones are turning brittle with all the lying on the bed and reading stuff, one snap and I will break into pieces… Sigh!