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Favourite Quotes: Stephanie Perkins

Hey! It’s time for another favourite quotes post. I recently reread a Stephanie Perkins book and it put me up to do this, so here I am, adhering to the command that the book gave me.

“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” -Anna and the French Kiss

“When it’s right, it’s simple.” -Lola and the Boy Next Door

“There’s no story,’ I say. ‘I saw you one day, and I just knew.” -Isla and The Happily Ever After

“And if I’m the stars, Cricket Bell is entire galaxies.”  -Lola and the Boy Next Door

“French name, English accent, American school. Anna confused.” -Anna and the French Kiss

“Do you know my biggest regret?” She asks. “That you turned into this bright, beautiful, fascinating person… and I can’t take credit for any of it.” -Lola and the Boy Next Door

“Perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring.”-Lola and the Boy Next Door

“I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.” -Anna and the French Kiss

“I know you aren’t perfect. But it’s a person’s imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.” -Lola and the Boy Next Door

“I wish for the thing that is best for me.” -Anna and the French Kiss

“A blank canvas…has unlimited possibilities.” -Isla and The Happily Ever After

“There are some people in life that you can’t get over.”  -Lola and the Boy Next Door

“I’m a little distracted by this English French American Boy Masterpiece.” -Anna and the French Kiss

“I don’t believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day.” -Lola and the Boy Next Door

“People should say what they mean and not make other people stumble around.” -Lola and the Boy Next Door

“Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is to not make the same mistake twice.” -Lola and the Boy Next Door

“Phones are distracting. The internet is distracting.The way he looked at you? He wasn’t distracted. He was consumed.” -Isla and The Happily Ever After

“History books are filled with lies. Whoever wins the war tells the story.”
-Lola and the Boy Next Door

“What my parents never considered is that I just wanted a choice.” -Anna and the French Kiss

“It’s not stupid to want to put on a pretty dress and feel beautiful for a night.” -Lola and the Boy Next Door

“You ought to stop listening to stereotypes and start forming your own opinions.”
-Anna and the French Kiss

“It’s become impossible to deny he means something to me.” -Lola and the Boy Next Door

“It’s ridiculous how difficult a question can be when the answer means so much.” -Anna and the French Kiss

“Take a risk. Take a fucking risk. If you keep playing it safe, you’ll never know who you are.” -Isla and The Happily Ever After

“Sometimes a mistake isn’t a what. It’s a who.”  -Lola and the Boy Next Door

“Crushes are so awful. I wonder if they suck worse for the crush-er or the crush-ee. I consider my three years of watching Josh from afar. Yeah, definitely the crush-er.” -Isla and The Happily Ever After

“Soap?”
“School of America in Paris” he explains. “SOAP”.
Nice. My father sent me here to be cleansed.”

-Anna and the French Kiss

“You only have one chance to make a first impression.” Lola and the Boy Next Door

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” -Anna and the French Kiss

 

 Tell me what your favourite quote is in the comments below.
Peace out, cuties ♥
-Jayati
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Fictional Worlds

What Fictional Worlds would you give anything to not be a part of?

Good morning everyone and welcome to another book discussion. Today, I am going to be talking about what worlds would not want to live in. I talked about the Worlds I would love to live in the other day(which you can see here) so I decided it would be really fun to put down some worlds I’d rather not be a part of. So, here we go:

HUNGER GAMES

I’d definitely not want to be a part of the Hunger Games world. With the fear of getting reaped into the games and then having to fight to the death is too scary for me. I’d prefer to live my life peacefully with no dangers what so ever. I guess I’d keep having jitters that I would be the next one selected and of course, if I was, I’d probably be the first one dead since I have no idea how to survive in the wild.

DIVERGENT

This one is another world I am opposed to being living in. With having to choose factions followed by the uprising, it does not seem like a very good place to live. It might be fun once you pass the initiation, especially if you get a good job but who knows if I will even get that far? So, no, if I was given the option I’d prefer to not spend my life in a faction.

MAZE RUNNER

I mean, why would anyone want to be stuck in a goddamn maze? And why’d one want to be in the path of danger? The maze keeps changing its direction and survival is hard, so yeah, I wouldn’t want to be there.

 

Well, that is it for the most part of it. What fictional world would you hate to be a part of? Tell me in the comments below.

Peace out cuties ♥

-Jayati

 

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Top 5 Hindi Movies

Hey everyone! I am an Indian and well, I just wanted to share my love for Bollywood. While I usually don’t go to the movie hall and watch a lot of movies(as quite a few Hindi movies are nothing but senseless drama which I can’t bear to sit through for almost 3 hours),  but some Hindi movies are surely worth watching and here I am sharing a list of the top 5 Hindi movies I have ever watched and trust me when I say that I have watched an infinite amount of Hindi movies and I mean would you expect any less from an Indian?

HERE I GO, in no particular order, 5 Hindi movies I have enjoyed and I think you all will enjoy too if you watch them:

1. Dilwaale Dulhaniyan Le Jayenge

Well, this is a cliché Hindi movie with a lot of drama and forbidden love but it has very good acting and is extremely interesting and engaging. It captures your attention and is addictive. I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen when I was watching this movie. Also, it is quite old, made in 1995 (7 years before I was even born) and has a lot of songs like most Hindi movies do. Also, the actors in this movie are quite popular so you get to see some of the best! P.S. Translated to English, the title means The Big-Hearted Will Take Away the Bride.

2. Sanju

Adoration and liking for this movie again depend from person to person. It was released recently(so maybe you will not be able to find it anywhere online right now, but you can surely watch it after a few months!) and is the biography of Sanjay Datt, a famous actor. He has gone through a lot in his past, living in the best as well as worst conditions, and this movie expresses it in an awesome way. The acting in this movie is fantastic and I was surprised that the actor playing Sanjay could pull it off. P.S. If you hadn’t already guessed, Sanju is a nickname for Sanjay.

3. Raazi

I can not tell you how great this movie is. This is a biography of a girl from the time of the India-Pakistan War when Bangladesh was freed. The girl’s father was good friends with a Pakistani officer and would report on Pakistan to India. As he was going to die soon and it was a crucial time, he decided to marry off his daughter to his friend’s son so she could keep helping India. The girl agreed, and oh god, she went through a lot of hardships and barely survived. The movie portrays such an important part of the Indian history and watching it broke my heart. P.S. The title means agree, yeah, it’s weird but you will understand once you watch the movie because it is actually meaningful.

4. Dil Dhadakne Do

This one is also a clichéd Hindi movie, with a lot of songs(but we all love songs, don’t we?). It follows a half-broken family through their hardships and I love how realistic it is. There is a lot of drama, but well, there is drama in each of our lives too, right? I especially love how it ends, it is so cheesy yet not perfect. I recommend all of you to go watch this movie. It is one of the best out there after all, at least according to me.

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P.S. Translated the title means, Let The Heart Beat.

5. 3 Idiots

If you want to laugh so much that your stomach aches and there are tears in your eyes, this is the perfect movie for you. A rom-com which follows a guy and his 2 friends through college. It is based on a novel by Chetan Bhagat(Who is a shit writer according to me, just saying, so don’t try to go read his books). But yeah, you should really watch this movie. It will leave you in hysterics I promise, well I at least hope that the English subtitles are good enough to have the same effect as the Hindi dialogues. Plus, there are quite a few songs for people to dance to and they are cheesy as heck!

Well, what are you still doing here? GO WATCH ‘EM!

I assure you that you will like them, come back and tell me what you thought, okay? Have any of you watched any of these movies? Also, are there any other Hindi movies you think everyone should watch? Tell me in the comments below. 

Peace out cuties ♥

-Jayati

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Favourite Quotes: Hunger Games

I was just saying a few days ago that I don’t think that I appreciate Hunger games enough so here I am with some of my favourite quotes from the Hunger Games. It all just reminds me of when I read these books the first time, they were all so great, weren’t they?

“You love me. Real or not real?”
I tell him, “Real.”

-Mockingjay

“I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.” -Catching Fire

“I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”-The Hunger Games

“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.” -Mockingjay

“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favour.” -The Hunger Games

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.” -Mockingjay

“Destroying things is much easier than making them.” -The Hunger Games

“You know, you could live a thousand lifetimes and not deserve him.” -Catching Fire

“Stupid people are dangerous.” -The Hunger Games

“I don’t want to lose the boy with the bread.” -The Hunger Games

“Some walks you have to take alone.” -Mockingjay

“My nightmares are usually about losing you. I’m okay once I realize you’re here.” -Catching Fire

“You’ve got about as much charm as a dead slug.” -The Hunger Games

“I always channel my emotions into my work. That way, I don’t hurt anyone but myself.” -Catching Fire

“District 12: Where you can starve to death in safety.” -The Hunger Games

“There are much worse games to play.” -Mockingjay

“The bird, the pin, the song, the berries, the watch, the cracker, the dress that burst into flames. I am the Mockingjay. The one that survived despite the Capitol’s plans. The symbol of the rebellion.” -Catching Fire

“Kind people have a way of working their way inside me and rooting there.” -The Hunger Games

“Here’s some advice. Stay alive.” -The Hunger Games

“Technically, I am unarmed. But no one should ever underestimate the harm that fingernails can do. Especially if the target is unprepared.” -Mockingjay

“Aim higher in case you fall short.” -Catching Fire

“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”-The Hunger Games

“I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there’s no relief in waking.” -Mockingjay

“It must be very fragile if a handful of berries can bring it down.” -Catching Fire

“Closing my eyes doesn’t help. Fire burns brighter in the darkness.” -Mockingjay

“Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true, here is the place where I love you.” -The Hunger Games

“Remember, girl on fire,” he says, “I’m still betting on you.” -Catching Fire

“I’m more than just a piece in their Games.” -The Hunger Games

“Don’t let him take you from me.” -Mockingjay

“My mother says healers are born, not made.” -The Hunger Games

“You’ve got to go through it to get to the end of it.” -Catching Fire

“If you appeal to the crowd, either by being humorous or brutal or eccentric, you gain favor.” -The Hunger Games

“Fire beats roses again.” -Mockingjay

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” -The Hunger Games

“And if we burn, you burn with us.” -Mockingjay

“The problem is, I can’t tell what’s real anymore, and what’s made up.” -Mockingjay

 Tell me what your favourite quote is in the comments below.
Peace out, cuties ♥
-Jayati
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Summer Days and Summer Nights: Part 3

It is time for another book review! Since this book is insanely long and has 12 short stories, I have decided to divide its review into 3 parts with 4 short stories in each review 🙂

This is part 3, i.e. the very last part, you can see part 1 here and part 2 here.

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9. GOOD LUCK AND FAREWELL

-By Brandy Colbert

RATING: 8/10

This short story was the perfect mixture of happiness and sadness. It showed how people might leave but they won’t be gone forever. You may see them less and may be afraid of them going away, but you are not alone. Rashida’s sister is going away and there is a farewell party for her and her girlfriend. So Rashida’s like really sad and she does not take into account others feelings but in the end, she understands that life exists even outside her. I loved the ending and how cute it was. It was a sweet romance and definitely worth a read!

10. BRAND NEW ATTRACTION

-By Cassandra Clare

RATING: 6/10

Frankly speaking. I expected a lot more than I got but I guess it was pretty okay. I liked the plot line overall and the theme was quite different and unique but I couldn’t relate to the romance. I liked Lulu and could kind of relate to her but I couldn’t understand how the romance pops in, so yeah.

11. A THOUSAND WAYS THIS COULD ALL GO WRONG

-By Jennifer E. Smith

RATING: 10/10

loved  this story. It was cute and nice and refreshing. The boy had autism and I loved how that was portrayed in the story. Also, there were ups and downs in their relationship. It was not a like a plan taking off which doesn’t go down but more like a rollercoaster where some moments are nice but some are not so good. So, overall I really liked it and I think that all of you should read it. It may as well be my favourite out of all the short stories in the book.

12. THE MAP OF TINY PERFECT THINGS

-By Lev Grossman

RATING: 8.5/10

The theme of the story is interesting. Time is stuck in a loop ad every day is August 4th. love how we are blindsided to Margaret’s side and no evidence is given. Plus, she is closed off so her behaviour doesn’t give us much information either. Entirely, the story is pretty realistic as Margaret runs off when she is scared and Mark is too afraid to push her too much. The characters are extremely humanistic and the feel is really nice.


Total rating = (8+9+5+7+9.5+8+7+9+8+6+10+8.5)/12

= 7.9/10

 

Have you read this book? What did you think about it? Which is your favourite short story? Tell me in the comments below!

Peace out cuties ♥

-Jayati

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Catcher in the Rye

Cause there are always some books that you wish you hadn’t read…..

RATING: 1 STAR

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PLOT:

The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children’s voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holden’s voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvellously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain too, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.

J.D. Salinger’s classic novel of teenage angst and rebellion was first published in 1951. The novel was included on Time‘s 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923. It was named by Modern Library and its readers as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. It has been frequently challenged in the court for its liberal use of profanity and portrayal of sexuality and in the 1950’s and 60’s, it was the novel that every teenage boy wants to read.

MY VIEWS:

Is it an understatement if I say that I hated it? No.

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I did not want to read this book. I hated it from the very core of my heart.

Holden Caulfield, the protagonist was an annoying ‘ phoney bastard’. I couldn’t bear to read his thoughts and I barely managed to finish the book. I hated how he kept thinking of sex and girls. I mean, sure, we are teens but that doesn’t mean that it is all we think about. There is more to us than just that and this book kind of failed to show that.

I mean, maybe it showed his ‘teenage angst’  but I just thought that it showed him whining and flunking and ‘shooting the bull’ and hating everyone. Critics say that he is ‘misunderstood’ but I say that he is a piece of sh*t.

Also, there was no plot. It was about him living alone and finding himself? But I think its bullshit. So, yeah, I have not much more to say except that I do not suggest this book to ANYONE.

What did you all think about it? Tell me in the comments below.

-Jayati xx

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Favourite Quotes: Kasie West

Another Monday, another Favourite Quotes Day! This time it is featuring book A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J Maas, again, one of my favourites! There are so many quotes in there that I just can not wait to share with all of you. Without further ado, let us proceed!

“When I read, I feel emotion all on my own. Emotion no living person is making me feel.” -Pivot Point

“Is that your subtle way of saying you missed me last week?”

“I’ve missed my hot chocolate. I just think of you as the guy who brings it to me. Sometimes I forget your name and call you hot chocolate guy.”

-The Distance Between Us

“You’re my favorite way to pass the time. But time stands still when you’re on my mind.” -P.S. I like you

“I like it when you’re not perfect.” -The Fill-In Boyfriend

“I don’t care when people think I’m an antisocial, controlling bookworm because that’s what I am. It’s when they interpret me wrong that I have a problem.”-Pivot Point

“Silence is kind of awkward, don’t you think?” he said.

Oh. Or not. “No. I’m okay with silence. We’re in a library after all. This is the birthplace of silence.”

“The library is the birthplace of silence?” David asked.

“All the words are being used by the books. When I was little, that’s what I used to think. That people were told to be quiet so that all their words didn’t get stolen by the books. I thought books needed words to exist. Well, obviously they do, but I thought they needed spoken words. Yeah … I was always weird.”

“And here I thought libraries were quiet because people were trying to study,” David whispered.

“That might be another explanation.”

-By Your Side

“Note to self: Caymen is very good at sarcasm.”
“If you’re recording notes for an official record, I’d like the word ‘very’ stricken and replaced with ‘exceptionally.”-The Distance Between Us

“Oh, also, if Mr. Ortega catches me writing you this letter, I am committed to shoving it in my mouth and swallowing. I hope I can count on the same commitment from you.”-P.S. I like you

“Possibilities are exciting and endless. Realities are final. There would be no more ‘what ifs,’ no more ‘might bes,” no more dreaming.” -By Your Side

“I can pay you.”
He raised his eyebrows. “I’m sure there are services for that.Maybe you can try calling 1-800-HOOKERS or something?”
“You know the number well?”

-The Fill-In Boyfriend

“Books, bringing people together.’ That would make a good slogan for the library.” -By Your Side

“Because I’m afraid that once you catch me, the game’s over.”-The Distance Between Us

“My preference is simple—you.” -By Your Side

“We rarely find a depth by looking inside of ourselves for it. Depth is found in what we can learn from the people and things around us. Everyone, everything, has a story, Gia. When you learn those stories, you learn experiences that fill you up, that expand your understanding. You add layers to your soul.”-The Fill-In Boyfriend

“You two are the most in-love not-dating people I’ve met.” -The Distance Between Us

“Sometimes we expect more that people are capable of giving at the moment”-On The Fence

“Because an illusion is an illusion. Reality always exists despite the facade.”-Pivot Point

“Sometimes it’s the little things that bring that special someone back to us in some small way.”-The Distance Between Us

“Well, if you’re a mess then I’m a natural disaster.”

“The cutest natural disaster I’ve ever seen.

-The Fill-In Boyfriend

“I knew why I cared. Why this mattered so much. Why his opinion was the only thing that mattered. I was more than crushing on him. I loved Braden.”-On The Fence

“Don’t pretend to know what I’m thinking based on your experiences” -By Your Side

“Feelings can be the most costly thing in the universe.”

-The Distance Between Us

“Mocking someone else to make us seem deep or intelligent only proves the exact opposite.”-The Fill-In Boyfriend

“This is me facing failure. This is me putting everything on the line even though I know I might lose. And I’m terrified. But like you said, anything worth having is worth the risk.”-The Distance Between Us
 Tell me what your favourite quote is in the comments below.
Peace out, cuties ♥
-Jayati