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!