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Favourite Quotes: Richelle Mead

Hey everyone! It’s time for more quotes. Well, while I did not love Richelle Mead‘s writing, she did have some good quotes and her books covers are damn pretty. Keeping all that in mind, I BEGIN!

 

“You can’t force love, I realized. It’s there or it isn’t. If it’s not there, you’ve got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you’ve got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love.”

“You will lose what you value most, so treasure it while you can.”

“There’s nothing worse than waiting and not knowing what’ll happen to you. Your own imagination can be crueler than any captor.”

“Sometimes you wake up from a dream. Sometimes you wake up in a dream. And sometimes, every once in a while, you wake up in someone else’s dream. ”

“If your eyes weren’t open, you wouldn’t know the difference between dreaming and waking.”

You might be surrounded by clouds, but you’ll always be like sunshine to me

“Dreams, dreams. I walk them; I live them. I delude myself with them. It’s a wonder I can spot reality anymore.”

“The greatest and most powerful revolutions often start very quietly, hidden in the shadows. Remember that.”

“I don’t belong to anyone. I make my own choices.”

“No one had ever called me unnatural before, except for the time I put ketchup on a taco. But seriously, we’d been out of salsa, so what else was I supposed to do?”

He shook his head, the smile rueful now. “Because sometimes, a person can get so caught up in the details that they miss the whole. It’s not just the dress or the hair. It’s YOU. You’re beautiful. So beautiful, it hurts me.”

“If I let myself love you, I won’t throw myself in front of her. I’ll throw myself in front of you.”

“If I could dream, I know I’d dream about you.I’d dream about the way you smell and how your dark hair feels like silk between my fingers. I’d dream about the smoothness of your skin and the fierceness of your lips when we kiss. Without dreams,I have to be content with my own imagination—which is almost as good. I can picture all those things perfectly.”

“Rose, I’m an addict with no work ethic who is likely going to go insane. I’m not like you. I’m not a super-hero.”

 

Anyways, what did you all think of my post? Have you read any of Richelle Mead’s books? Do you plan to in the future? Tell me in the comments below. Will be waiting to hear from you all, it means a lot to me. Btw, I love the name Richelle, it is so unique! 

Peace out cuties ♥

-Jayati xx

 

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Top 5 Books with Magic

Hey everyone!  It is time for another Top 5 Tuesday!  Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme that the lovely Shanah @Bionic Bookworm does. If you are interested in doing any of her topics on your blog she welcomes it! Today’s topic is the Top 5 Books with Magic. There are so many to choose from, so here I go!

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1. Harry Potter

The most obvious one, but one that definitely belongs on the list!

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2. Throne of Glass series

Duh, with Aelin and fire and Rowan and his ice, how could I not include this? Let us also not forget Dorian’s magic right here.

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3. Red Queen

If not Magic, then what is this based on?

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4. Percy Jackson

Well, well, everyone does have powers in here, don’t they?

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5. The Mortal Instruments

I guess so, the runes? Warlocks? Or, should I say, Magnus?

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Have you read the books that I mentioned? Did you like my choices? What would have been your choices? Tell me in the comments below. 

Peace out cuties ♥

-Jayati

 

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Gilmore Girls

Hey! So I just finished the fabulous TV series, Gilmore Girls and here I am, ranting and raving about it all. Come and join in but beware, there will be spoilers all over and proceed with caution unless you have watched all seven seasons!

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There’s so much to discuss and I don’t know where to begin, but let’s see…

RORY! I love love love love love her. She is officially my newest favourite character! When-Your-Boss-Schedules-Morning-Meeting

She is just like me, with an ultimate love for coffee, books and sleeping in late.

She shows an immense amount of growth through the shows and I regret to say that I love the younger Rory a lot more than the older Rory and I guess it is just because younger Rory was a lot more relatable to me. Let’s leave it at this for now and come back to it later cause Rory will sure as hell be mentioned again and again and again.

Moving on, I love Lorelai as well. She is amazing and funny as hell. She never fails to make me laugh but other than that, I also admire her about how she raised Rory. She was 16 and pregnant and she literally had no home but she made it all work out, raised an amazing daughter and now co-owns an inn!

Emily and Richard are hilarious characters in their own way. I love every second they come on, especially whenever there is Lorelai around. See some moments below.

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Paris Geller is another fascinating albeit a little scary character. She is insane and will drive you crazy but you will still love her. She makes the entire show infinitely more entertaining and I wish I could see more of her. She is difficult to deal with and makes all the problems even bigger but there’s no one like her. She overreacts about everything anf makes crazy lists, worse than even Rory!

Her relationship with Rory also goes through so many phases and it is amazing to see how they both end up. They are stuck at Chilton together and hate each other but when Paris is running for President she chooses to have Rory as her vice-President. Then, as they move on they both end up at Yale as dormmates and end up sharing a room! The following years they live with each other (taking a few breaks due to various reasons in the middle) until they graduate from college!

Next, we go on to Lane Kim and her mother, Mrs. Kim. Both of them are wonderful characters whom I love from the very core of my heart. Mrs. Kim is conservative and old-fashioned which is completely opposite to her daughter who loves Rock music and wants to be in a band. I love the fights between them and then how they make up. They are apart for quite a long time but in the end, everything works out and I love it!

And Lane and Zach’s wedding, OMG! The way they had two weddings and how they ran and the reception and everything was crazy. Again, with Lane’s baby shower which ended up happening in Miss Patty’s dance studio and Lane’s twins, aw, I love them.

Moving on to Lorelai’s various boyfriends…

There is Max Medina, whom I love and hoped Lorelai would have married but he surely did not compare to Luke!

Christopher Hayden, whom she did marry and is also Rory’s dad, is someone I really liked but through the series, I realised while I wanted him there in some way he shouldn’t be the one for Lor.

Jason Stiles who is my least favourite of them all, sorry!

Lastly, Luke Danes who is much more than just the guy Lorelai dated or was engaged to. he is a wonderful character and is there all through the series, I hate the parts when he and Lor aren’t talking! I love him for everything he does but I hate how he doesn’t go with Lor and get married to her but he does redeem himself by coming back. Sure, things don’t always work out but I think Lor and Luke are soulmates. They are really good together. Other than that, it is the fact that he is always there for Rory as said by Lor in her character reference for Luke.

Now, let’s see Rory’s boyfriends.

Her first bf is Dean who is fabulous. He loves her and is there for her and is so cute and the perfect first boyfriend!

Next, we have Jess, who is great but not as great as Dean. I don’t love him when he is dating Rory but I like how he keeps in touch even after they break up though barely.

When Rory and Dean date again, I don’t like him too much but he’s there so it is okay.

Then, once we come to Logan, there is no one else! Sure he makes mistakes and angers me and annoys me and I want him to go to hell sometimes but he is there for Rory. He is sweet and caring and he does so much for her which made me sad about how Rory refused to marry him.


Ah, I feel tired after all this so I guess I will stop here though there is still so much more to be said.

Bye for now, see you soon!

Peace out cuties ♥

-Jayati xx

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Sorting Throne of Glass characters into Hogwarts houses

Hey everyone! So I saw this over at Margaret’s blog @WeirdZeal which is amazing and you should all definitely check it out where she sorted characters from The Raven Cycle, Six of Crows and The Gentlemen’s guide to Vice and Virtue so I decided to make my own version using different books and characters!

So, let us see what each house is characterized by:

Gryffindor: daring, chivalry, courage, recklessness, bravery, determination
Hufflepuff: hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, fair play
Ravenclaw: intelligence, wit, knowledge, curiosity. It believes ‘wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure’
Slytherin: ambition, cunning, resourcefulness, proud

P.S. There will be spoilers about the characters, so proceed with caution.


Aelin Ashryver Galathynius 

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She’s bold so she could be Gryffindor but she is also cunning, great at making plans and at doing anything to do what she thinks is right so well, she could easily be Slytherin. She is proud and definitely arrogant, there is nothing about her that does not scream Slytherin to me except how much she loves to read which gives her the trait of Ravenclaws. Oh, and before I forget to mention it, the colours of Terrasen are green and silver which are also the colours of Slytherin.

 

Dorian Havilliard

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He’s sweet and innocent and strives to do the right thing. He does not judge people like he did not judge Celaena/Aelin when he discovered she was actually Fae. He is loyal to Chaol so I guess he is a Hufflepuff but on the other hand, as we move through the books we find that he is brave and he will do anything to protect those he loves, so he could go to Gryffindor as well, and another point is that the royal colours of Adarlan are Red and Gold which are also the colours of Gryffindor so I sort him into Gryffindor.

 

Chaol Westfall

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He is nothing but daring and brave. He will do anything to protect the ones he loves like Dorian and then with Celaena as well. He agreed to go back to Aniele if only Celaena would go to Wendlyn, where he thought she would be safe.  He is reckless too and does anything he thinks is good without giving it a second thought. He could be a Gryffindor but nothing compares to his loyalty. He had blind faith and trust and would never betray those he loves. He keeps their secrets and tries to help them, so he is a Hufflepuff.

 

Rowan Whitethorn

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A Fae warrior prince, so where is he to belong except Gryffindor? He is brave and determined. He will do what he sees fit and right no matter the cost. He is reckless too, with how he came into Adarlan despite knowing that the Fae are killed the moment they step in there.  Also, he is arrogant and obnoxious, which are traits often found in Gryffindors.


Those are 4 of my favourite characters in the series. So, do you agree with which house I sorted them into or do you disagree? Tell me why in the comments below. I will be waiting to hear from you all!

Peace out cuties ♥

-Jayati xx

 

 

 

 

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7 authors I seem to love but haven’t read all their books

Hey guys! today I am back for a bookish discussion.

Let’s face the facts, we all love quite a large number of authors but we tend to forget to mention them or even remember if they have new books coming out or well, just plainly saying it, we forget to buy the books and then they stay hidden somewhere in the depths of our TBR so today I am going expose some authors that I love but still haven’t been able to read all the books by them.

1. MARISSA MEYERS

READ: The Lunar Chronicles

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NOT READ: Renegades

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2. RICK RIORDAN

READ: PJO series, Heroes of Olympus series

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NOT READ: Trials of Apollo series, etc.

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3. EMERY LORD

READ: Open Road Summer, When we Collided

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NOT READ: The start of Me and You

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4. GAYLE FORMAN

READ: If I stay

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NOT READ: Just One Day

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5. STEPHANIE PERKINS

READ: Anna and the French Kiss, etc.

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NOT READ: There’s Someone Inside Your House

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6. JENNY HAN

READ: To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before

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NOT READ: The Summer I Turned Pretty

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7. KASIE WEST

READ: The Distance Between Us, On the Fence, etc.

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NOT READ: Pivot Point

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That’s all for today. So have you read any of the books I mentioned? Do you like any of ther=se authors cause I sure do love them and I can’t wait to read all the books that I haven’t had the time and resources to read yet? Tell me which ones I should buy first in the comments below. Waiting to hear from you. xx

Peace out cuties ♥

-Jayati xx

 

 

 

 

 

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How soon after completing a book should you write it’s review?

Hello, my dear readers! So, today while writing a review I was wondering how long is it necessary to wait before starting to write the review. If you write it too early or way too late it might turn out to be completely horrible and well, we don’t want that, right?

So, let us discuss!

 

#1: NOT TOO SOON

Well, you should not rush into something, right?

You should wait a day or two for your thoughts to simmer and settle down. I mean, if you start off with your review way too fast when the ending has not yet settled down, then you may end up focusing on it more than the other parts making the review very uninformative and well, pretty much useless…

Waiting a day or two helps get your thought together so you can focus on exactly what you liked and what you didn’t. Everything is still fresh in your head that you don’t mix it up but not too fresh that you don’t focus on every aspect. I guess, what really matters here is to let your head digest everything and not to let one emotion overpower all others.

I mean, yeah, some things are bigger than others but then focusing on just one thing will not make for a great review…

 

#2: NOT TOO LATE

Again, if you wait too long, some things start to blacken out because, hey, your head can only hold some limited amount of information, right? While the major parts may still stay put, some minors parts tend to be important as well and skipping them could make all the difference.

There are emotions that come into play for just a few brief seconds but then, it is the small moments that make up the entire thing, right? Like the gestalt psychologists said, “The sum of the parts is larger than the whole”, one needs to focus on each and every aspect to give a full, detailed and fine review.

So, I believe that one shouldn’t wait more than a week to finish writing a review otherwise, once again, things could go downhill.

 

Also, as an addition, I would like to say that you should write in one sitting otherwise things seem to be distorted and broken up and then your train of thoughts just seems messed and it is o not fun to read that, so one sitting review, or for that matter, any kind of posts are better!

And, that’s it, just a few things I thought I should say, all for you guys today! What do you all think? Do you agree with what I just said? What time gap would you suggest between finishing a book and reviewing it? Tell me in the comments below. 

Peace out cuties ♥

-Jayati xx

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100 Truths Tag

Hey guys! Well, I decided to do a post to help you all get to know me better! I am sure this tag will immensely help us get an inside look in each other’s lives, so here I go:

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1) WHAT’S YOUR NAME?

Jayati.

2) ANY NICKNAMES OR ALIASES?

Jaya, Jay and many other stupid names…

3) YOUR GENDER?

Female.

4) YOUR STAR SIGN?

Virgo.

5) HOW OLD ARE YOU?

16.

6) YOUR RELATIONSHIP STATUS?

Single.

7) ANY CHILDREN?

Nope. I’m only 16 for God’s sake!

8) ANY PETS?

No, I’d love to have one but my grandparents are not very fond of pets and my mum doesn’t think I could take care of one, so it never happened but my friends have pets and I love to go over and play with them!

9) ANY TATTOOS OR PIERCINGS?

Only ear piercings, at the moment.

10) WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF?

A load of things, but right now I just like my eyes.

11) WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT YOURSELF?

I don’t like my weight at the moment because in the last year I have put on a few kilograms.

12) RIGHTY OR LEFTY?

Righty, like most of the people in the world.

LASTS

13) THE LAST THING YOU DRANK:

Coffee. My favourite drink ❤

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14) THE LAST THING YOU ATE:

I ate a load of fruits – Pomegranate, orange, custard apple, pear, you get the picture, right?

15) YOUR LAST PHONE CALL:

It was my aunt.

16) YOUR LAST TEXT MESSAGE:

It is to my friend, Darinee regarding me not being able to attend her birthday party today due to travel issues.

17) YOUR LAST EMAIL:

It was from another one of my friends, Pawni inquiring when we will meet next 🙂

18) THE LAST SONG YOU LISTENED TO:

The Gilmore Girls theme song.

19) THE LAST BOOK YOU READ:

The Throne of Glass by Sarh J Maas. I am rereading the entire series in anticipation for the release of Kingdom of Ash.

20) THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED:

I can’t really remember any prominent crying in the last few months but I remember crying really badly when I left my boarding school, I still miss it so much!

21) THE LAST BLOG POST YOU READ:

It was a 100 truths tag by Charlotte Annalise.

22) THE LAST PERSON YOU SPOKE TO:

My mom.

23) THE LAST PLACE YOU VISITED:

I just came back from Sri Lanka.

24) YOUR LAST HOLIDAY ABROAD:

Sri Lanka, I just went there a few days ago and it was amazing and I will share my experience with all of you soon 🙂

YOUR BELIEFS AND OPINIONS

49) DO YOU BELIEVE IN ALIENS?

Yes, I believe in aliens. There are some aliens out there and I am just waiting to meet them all!

50) DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?

Nope, things happen due to your hard work and dedication, or well, fate.

51) DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING?

Maybe, kind of… I guess that if you are positive then you will have the inspiration to work which will make things turn out right.

52) DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT?

Not really…

53) CAN MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY?

Again, kind of… Cause like without money you won’t have food or water or shelter or BOOKS! and well, that would be sad and then you won’t be happy. While money is not everything, money will help keep you satisfied and it is extremely important!

54) WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS A FEMINIST?

Yeah!

55) ARE YOU PRO-LIFE OR PRO-CHOICE?

I am pro-choice. I mean, it’s your life and well, bringing a kid into a horrible world is not good. I mean if you can not support that kid then there is no point in destroying a life by getting that kid into the world.

56) DO YOU HAVE STRONG POLITICAL BELIEFS?

Yeah, I mean, I need a good government for helping the country grow and well, there’s corruption and all and while I don’t support just one political party, I am aware of a lot of political decisions, etc.

57) DO YOU HAVE STRONG RELIGIOUS BELIEFS?

Nah, I don’t really believe in God, I believe more in Karma.

58) WHAT DO YOU THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN GIVE A CHILD IS?

Love and care 🙂

RIGHT NOW

59) ARE YOU EATING ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?

Nah, but all these questions about food are making me hungry!

60) ARE YOU DRINKING ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?

Nope.

61) WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

I am watching Gilmore Girls while writing this post, taking breaks from both. It is weird, but it is me!

62) WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT RIGHT NOW?

My friend’s party, it was today and it slipped out of my mind and now it is too late for me to go and well, I am just screwed.

63) WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR RIGHT NOW?

My friend’s reply.

64) WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT RIGHT NOW?

My school’s annual function which is next week.

65) WHAT’S YOUR PET PEEVE RIGHT NOW?

I just can’t stand anyone talking too loudly in public, it is like, please you are not the only one here!

66) WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING RIGHT NOW?

Watching Gilmore Girls, I am obsessed.

67) IF YOU WEREN’T ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING RIGHT NOW?

Reading 🙂

FIRSTS

68) YOUR FIRST BEST FRIEND:

It was Kavya, she is the daughter of my dad’s best friend, we are the same age and I have known her ever since I was born!

74) YOUR FIRST JOB:

I haven’t had a job yet.

75) YOUR FIRST CHILDHOOD MEMORY:

I guess it is when I was 4 and I was in Singapore and I wanted to ride on a double-decker bus and well, I was on my dad’s shoulders and there was only one bus that was still operating cause it was really late so we went all the wrong way so I could get what I wanted!

WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE

76) LOVE OR MONEY?

What? I don’t konw.. Love, I guess

77) TWITTER OR FACEBOOK?

Twitter! Facebook is so annoying – I hate it!

78) HOOK UP OR RELATIONSHIP?

Relationship, definitely.

79) DOGS OR CATS?

I am a dog person.

80) COFFEE OR TEA?

Coffee all the way!

81) BEER OR WINE?

I don’t know…

82) SWEET OR SAVOURY?

Sweet! I have got a really sweet tongue and I can eat deserts for all meals!

83) INTROVERT OR EXTROVERT?

I’m an introvert.

84) VAMPIRES OR WEREWOLVES?

Werewolves. Vampires creep me out.

85) SEASIDE OR COUNTRYSIDE?

I love the countryside personally since I do not go well with the beach and getting sand in my toes and all over my body, ugh!

86) SUMMER OR WINTER?

Winter! The cold weather is just lovely.

87) BOOKS OR MOVIES?

Books! I do love movies too though.

88) HORROR OR COMEDY

Comedy. Horror films are okay as well but nothing beats a good comedy movie

A FEW RANDOM QUESTIONS TO FINISH UP ON

89) DO YOU WISH YOU COULD CHANGE YOUR PAST?

Yes, well, who doesn’t?

90) WHAT’S YOUR DREAM JOB?

Being a pilot while writing books and also being a photojournalist at the very same time cause I could travel the world that way!

91) WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?

Chocolates.

92) WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?

I am afraid of spiders, I completely and absolutely hate them!

93) WHAT WAS THE FIRST THING YOU WANTED TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?

I wanted to be a writer,  like since always.

94) IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I’d like to read minds! It would be fun, but then again it could be scary as well

95) IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR LIFE WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I would like to be an extrovert so I could make more friends and go out more!

96) WOULD YOU WANT IMMORTALITY?

Yes! It would be fun and crazy and then I could do crazy stuff and not die and well, it would be just another type of adventure.

97) IF YOU COULD INTERVIEW ANYONE ALIVE OR DEAD WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

This is such a hard question! I mean, how do you expect me to answer?

98) WOULD YOU SAY YOU ARE HAPPY?

I am not completely happy but I’m also not sad or depressed.

99) WHAT ONE PIECE OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOURSELF AT AGE EIGHTEEN?

I don’t know, I am not 18 yet!

100) WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN FIVE YEARS’ TIME?

At a very good college, studying as well as partying hard.

 

Anyways, what did you all think of my post? Tell me in the comments below. Will be waiting to hear from you all, it means a lot to me.

Peace out cuties ♥

-Jayati xx