Book Tag

I have been Book Tagged!

1. You must post the rules.

2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create ten new questions to ask the people that you have tagged.

3. Tag ten people and link to them on your post.

4. Let them know you’ve tagged them!

Questions given by Kimberly


1. What was your favourite book as a child and why?

I loved Sweet Valley High Books. They were so interesting.

2. Why did you first start your blog?

I love reading books so reviewing and sharing my opinions, getting to know other bloggers seemed liked the next best step.

3. What genre of books best describes you?

Romantic comedies or travel books. 🙂

4. Who is your favourite author?

Can’t name one. There are so many! But I love Paulo Coelho, Leo Tolstoy, Sophie Kinsella and Kirsten Hubbard to name a few.

5. If you could meet any author dead or alive who would it be?

Tough one! Perhaps Alexander McCall Smith, Lisa See, Julia Child, Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen.

6. If you could be a character in a book who would you be and from which book?

Bria from Wanderlove

7. Do you stick to one genre or are you all over the map with your reading choices?

I’m all over the map with mystery, romance, classics, paranormal to non-fiction.

8. Do your family/friends follow your blog?

Well, in real life, I don’t have friends who read as much as I do, so no one is interested in my book blog. Bah!

9. If you had one piece of advice to tell a newbie blogger what would it be?

Spruce up on the html knowledge, you are so going to need it. Also, be prepared because maintaining a blog requires time and patience.

10. What is the most rewarding thing about blogging for you?

The lovely followers, their comments, the discussions I have with them going back and forth and of course, my blog keeps nudging me to read and post more often. 🙂

My Questions:
1. What is that one book you want to recommend to everyone (I love to add more books to my TBR 😉 )
2. Who is your favorite author(s)?
3. How do you gain and maintain your followers?
4. Do you follow a routine for your blog (like a meme etc.)?
5. What genre you most enjoy reading?
6. What is the book(s) you are looking forward to reading this year?
7. Is there a book you find yourself going back to often?
8. How does your family/friend/spouse react to your reading and blogging?
9. What is that one book you have thrown on the wall saying ‘I’m not going to finish that!’?
10. What accessories do you need while reading (pet, tea, cookie etc.)?

I tag:

Krazy Book Lady
Nightly Reading
The Little Blue Pig
Letters Inside Out
Mermaid Vision
The musings of Almybnenr
Harlie’s Book Blog
Lady’s Book Stuff
Love of Books

P.S. I know my classic week turned out to be a bummer and I’m slowing down on posts. It’s just that textbooks are distracting me right now (wait, shouldn’t it be the other way around) as an important exam is coming up. I have loads to read and review, just be patient with me for a while. Thank you!


Wicked Winter Readathon: Wrap Up

Alright, I participated in this Readathon during the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and managed to read

Can you keep a secret by Sophie Kinsella (400 pages)
The Last beginning by Rachel Firasek (107 pages)
and I started Last chance beauty queen by Hope Ramsay (20 pages)

Total pages read – 527 (I think that’s not bad, right?)

I had lots of fun doing all the challenges.

This week I am challenging myself to finish off some classics, I am choosing to ignore my poor, neglected textbooks. 😦

Book reviews

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Goodreads Summary: Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: Secrets from her boyfriend: I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken. Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur. Secrets she wouldn’t share with anyone in the world: I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is. Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger.…Until Emma comes face-to-face with Jack Harper, the company’s elusive CEO, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her…

My Views: Oh I adored this cute chick-lit book. It had lots of humor, fun and action in it. What a lovely book to curl up with for some laughs and good moments. It did remind me of “The Confessions of a shopaholic” and I think this would make into a good movie too. Is there a movie that I don’t know about? That happens to me a lot.

I’m sure you would love this book if you can ignore minor silliness and few exaggerations. Of course, that’s all a part of a chick-lit. I found myself giggling at quite a few places. I loved the character of Emma, it’s so colorful.

Though the book was a bit long (400 pages) and there were things I think the book could have done without, but never mind.

In all, curl up with this one on a cold, wintery, gloomy day and you will end up smiling by the end.

3.5/5 stars – Somewhere between ‘I liked it’ and ‘I really liked it’.

Buy it here- The Book Depository

(Click the links to buy)


Wicked Winter Read-A-Thon Update: Mini Challenges

Challenge #4

It’s 10:45pm on Saturday and I’ve read 200 pages of Can you keep a secret by Sophie Kinsella. I’m loving it so far. This mini challenge is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I’ve been formally invited to Wicked Winter Ball. I have to pick my formal wear and my date from book covers. Hmm. Lets’ see. Here’s my dress. Isn’t it gorgeous?

The cover is The Luxe by Anna Godbersen.

Oops, I can’t decide on my beau (Hey, I’m a popular girl, I have a lot of choices.) Okay, I will go with him.

His name’s Kale. From Touch (Denazen #1) by Jus Accardo.