#3 Top Ten Tuesday

Today’s prompt requires us to name the top ten characters with whom we would like to check in with (that is, about who’s future we want to know more about).

10. Peeta Mellark – How did he even convince Katniss to have kids? How did he regain his normalcy? So many questions. So little time.

9. Amy Cahill – Long time no see, Amy. You dumped (rather, saw the the death) of your boyfriend, now what next?

8. Dattatrerya – The last I heard of him, he was setting out to rescue his lady-love from the clutches of a womanizing drunkard.

7. Uruvi – This poignant character from Karna’s Wife had me enthralled. Whatever happened to her?

6. Alice Cullen – Come on, she’s the only reason I ever got through the Twilight Saga. I owe her that one (or rather, I don’t).

5. Albus Severus Potter – Slytherin or Gryffindor? Gryffindor or Slytherin? The suspense is killing me…

4. Gale Hawthorne – I didn’t really like Gale, but he fact that he was spurned by Katniss just because he got transferred to District Two makes me curious about how he’s faring now.

3. Draco Malfoy – THIS IS KILLING ME!!! Okay, he married Astoria, had a kid named Scorpius, then…WHAT??? J.K. Rowling should let us know…

2. Annie Cresta – Okay, I loved Finnick Odair, and that’s the only reason I’m including her here (I know I’m mean). I want to know more about her kid actually. Whether he’s as good-looking as Finnick or what…

1. Leo Valdez – Whatever happened to Leo after he returns from the dead and joins Calypso? This is the sort of mean end-of-the-series-think-for-yourself-now cliffhanger that Rick Riordan gives.

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#1 Top Ten Tuesday

Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish, I discovered this awesome meme all thanks to Nut Free Nerd and Bloggiesta!

Today’s prompt are the top ten books from my childhood that I’d love to revisit. Thankfully, I’ve many such books that have left a lasting impression on me.

10. The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas – Though it is considered a pretty boyish book, I loved it.

9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – A simple story of the trials and tribulations of four sisters, this series had me crying and laughing in turns.

8. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan – This book was a huge part of my middle-school days, and I’d love to read it again.

7. Evil Under The Sun by Agatha Christie – This is the first Christie I ever read, and had me completely enthralled by Hercule Poirot.

6. Thomasina by Paul Gallico – Absolutely magical story of a cat with three lives.

5. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery – Classic. That one word describes everything about this series.

4. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett – I started believing in Magic only when I read this book. Must read for everyone!

3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – Who doesn’t like this series? An integral  part of everyone’s childhood!

2. The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan – This series is racy, pacy, thrilling, chilling, and whatever other adjectives you’d use to describe a YA book.

1. The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton – The magical feeling this series gives is unmatched by anything else I’ve read so far!

The Epic Reads Tag

The Epic Reads Tag

The Epic Reads Tag

After selfishly accepting Nut Free Nerd’s open nomination for this awesome tag, I’ve chosen to leave an open nomination to this tag as well!

And here come the questions:

1. If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters to tea, who would you invite and what would you serve them?

That is easy! I’d invite Rick Riordan and Leo Valdez! I’d love to know how Rick managed to make so many people take such a great interest in a subject as drab as Greek mythology, and how he gathered courage to stand up for a sensitive topic in The House of Hades. That too in a YA book. And as for Leo, I’ve mentioned atleast a million times that he is one of my favourite characters in YA books. All said and done, I’d serve them some spicy Indian chaat, and maybe Leo could spare some nectar and ambrosia.

2. What book do you wish the author would write the prequel for?

Like everyone else, I would want a sequel for Harry Potter. The Marauders, Lily and Snape’s friendship, rise of the Death Eaters, life as an Auror…so much to know. So little time. Sigh.

3. Which two characters (NOT from the same book) do you think would make a good couple?

This question sucks, because if it were the same book, then I’d opt for Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy (I never did like Ron Weasley). However, as it is (sadly) prohibited, I’d probably go with Reyna Ramirez-Arellano from The Heroes of Olympus and Fred Weasley from Harry Potter. Okay, I know, Fred is dead, and Reyna is bitter, but I didn’t wish to break any OTP. Also, Fred has a huge chance of making Reyna laugh and keep her happy, while Reyna’s quick wit would go well with Fred.

4. If you ran into your favorite author on the subway and only could say one sentence to them who is it and what would it be?

Tough one. Well, let’s assume that I run into Agatha Christie (No, I’m still alive) I’d just say: PLEASED TO MEET YOU MISS CHRISTIE YOU MADE ME LOVE MYSTERIES THANKS FOR EVERYTHING and probably take a selfie with her.

5. What book made you a reader and why?

Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven series. I was only about seven then, and I fell in love with the thrill that the books offered. This made me embark on a bookworm’s adventure. And I’ve never looked back since then.

6. Your bookshelf just caught fire! What is the one book you would save?

I’d put off the fire and save all my books. Duh.

7. Which dystopian world would you want to live in and why

To be honest, I’m still to read any book with a dystopian setting. Blame the library. So, just skipping it. But I consider Bella Swan’s universe hell enough to make me kill myself, so if it is considered dystopian… 😛

8. What is your most Epic Read of all time?

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince. I still have literal goosebumps when Snape says:

You dare use my own spells against me, Potter? Yes. I’m the Half-Blood Prince.

As mentioned before, this is an open nomination. The more, the merrier!

The Spread Love Challenge

Spread some love!

Spread some love!

The incredibly awesome Mara Eastern nominated me to spread love. Strange, considering that I’m all in for bitterness and fights. But this challenge sounded sweet, so I took it up. Here are the rules:

  1. Write ten four word sentences about what love means to you.
  2. Share your favourite quote on love.
  3. Nominate ten other bloggers for the same.

And here are my words of love. Please do note that these are my opinions and are not applicable to everyone. And yeah, I contradict myself here and there.

1. True love transcends all. (Sorry, clichéd…)

2. Love is not jealous.

3. True love never ends,

4. Love is the truth.

5. Puppy love is blind.

6. Love is an eye-opener. (Is this even ALLOWED???)

7. Love is no game.

8. Love is hard work.

9. Love is usually unkind.

10. Love changes your perspective.

And my ALL-TIME favourite quote:

Love is no game! It is no flowery softness! It is hard work- A quest that never ends. It demands everything from you- especially the truth. Only then does it yield results.

Cupid, from The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

This quote always holds good with me.

I’ve nominated only five bloggers. Whoever is willing to take up this challenge can just ping me and attempt it. Come on, don’t be shy, I’m not offended with constant pingbacks! (Actually, I like it).

1) anonymous !ndian 

2) Girl Next Blog

3) Sherlocksinh

4) Nut Free Nerd

5) Jai Vyas Writes

Would you like to spread love too?

Quote

#3 Witty Wednesday

I figure the world is basically a machine. I don’t know who made it, if it was the Fates, or the gods, or the capital-G god or whatever. But it chugs along the way it’s supposed to most of the time. Sure, little pieces break off and stuff goes haywire once in a while, but mostly… things happen for a reason.

– Leo Valdez to Hazel Levesque in The House of Hades, by Rick Riordan

Honestly speaking, this is my favourite quote. I consider this as the premise of every single life on Earth. And Leo Valdez ROCKS. That fixes everything.

See you guys soon with more Heroes of Olympus quotes in Witty Wednesdays!

The Re-Read Challenge

Merry Christmas! Sorry for my long absence, my browser was down 😛

The Re-Read Challenge, as the name suggests, is to re-read your favorite books this 2015. Co-hosted by Belle of the Literati and Hannah, it is quite wonderful, and I believe every bookworm has to join it.

I’m hoping to re-read at least twenty books next year (yeah, I’m lazy, I’m not so fond of re-reading). Here are the books I’m planning to re-read:

  • Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief
  • Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades
  • House At The Corner
  • The Faraway Tree
  • Black Beauty
  • White Fang
  • Rashmirathi
  • The Wildings

Will add more books to this list later. Happy reading for the New Year!