First on Friday -Wayfarer

First on Fridays is a weekly bookish meme, created and hosted by Preeti’s Panorama.
The rules are very simple:

  • Every Friday, grab a book [can be an e-read or paperback].
  • Share its first two or three paragraphs along with the book’s title and cover.
  • On the basis of the paragraphs/excerpt, just tell whether you would like to read it or not? One or two sentences will be enough.

I just request that you link back to ‘Preeti’s Panorama’ on your own ‘First on Fridays’ post. You can share your comments if you do not have a blog. 

Have fun with it and enjoy the world of books. Continue reading “First on Friday -Wayfarer”

A Reader’s Tribute to Coffee Mugs

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My weekdays are pretty busy, especially the morning time. Starting early at 5 in the morning, I rush through the chores for 3 hours which includes sending my daughters off to school and husband to office. I call these 3 hours of my weekdays as ‘Hurricane Time’ 😉 But, I eagerly wait to do them… Do you know why? It’s because of the ‘Me Time’ which I find on the other side of 3 hours!

Ah! It is total bliss. Sitting on the couch, near my window, with the morning sun peeping in… it’s my favorite time to read. And I reach paradise when I take a sip of my coffee. I do not know any other happier moment as a reader. For me, books and coffee are inseparable.

My coffee has played an important role in keeping my passion for reading intact. And my coffee couldn’t have been close to me without my mug. They are silent witnesses to my journey of adventures to various worlds created within the books. So, here is a tribute to all the coffee mugs who help readers like me, in following their passion.

As per their individual tastes, Coffee mugs vary from reader to reader.

Some love tall mugs and some love small. They come in all sizes and patterns. Let me introduce you to few which caught my eye… 

The minion coffee mug pair. The characters and their quotes just bring a smile on one’s faces.

One of my favorites: A coffee mug in the form of a camera lens. 


This cute hand – crafted mug can be an awesome reading companion.
A self-stirring mug for those who are way too into the book and do not even have time for stirring 😉

For those who do not want their mug to be touched by anyone else 😛

The design of this mug surely makes it unique.

I am an ardent lover of coffee. Cafe Latte is my personal favourite. I consider my coffee nad coffee mug as an important part of my life as a reader.

Which type of coffee do you prefer?

Do you consider coffee mugs as your reading companions? If yes, do you have a preference?

I would love to read your thoughts in the comment section below…

Until next time,

Preeti

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

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Today I will be doing a TAG here. It was started by Book Archer. I saw her video and liked the TAG immensely.  There are nine questions related to your opinions about the books.

I welcome all my readers to do this Tag in their blog as well. Would love to read your choices too.

Before I start, I would like my readers to understand that the choices and opinions in this TAG are purely my own and shouldn’t hurt anybody else’s opinions.

Saying that, let’s start with the TAG QUESTIONS:

1. A Popular Book or series that you didn’t like.

Mythos Academy Series. I didn’t like this book series at all. Though I read every installment of the series… with a hope of liking it, I can’t say one good thing about it.

2. A Popular Book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love.

Fifty Shades of Grey. Though I knew that it is one of the most hated books but I liked it. I don’t love it though… Before some of you go in shock mode – hear me out… My liking is not because of the steamier scenes or other stuff involved. It is only because of the story-line. To read about the reasons and circumstances which make the protagonist behave as he does; how he overcomes it at last; made this whole series interesting for me.

3. A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with OR an OTP that you don’t like.

Jace and Clary, from Mortal Instruments Series, is one OTP that I didn’t like. In my opinion, both the characters were lacking depth. Although portrayed as teenagers, most of their acts felt kiddish- for eg: The unstoppable bragging by Jace; the continuous rebuking of Simon by all of the Shadowhunters and Clary being just mum about it.

4. A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for.

Horror genre… I.Just.Can’t.Read.It.

5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.

America Singer… Have read the Selection series recently and so this character is fresh in my mind. This character was so confused about so many things and behaved as being very modest and down to earth. She kept on jeopardizing the rules but portrayed as being loyal to the main male character. On the top, she expected him to be loyal to her perfectly. I just can go on and on…

6. A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.

Kiera Cass. I just couldn’t understand her world building, most of her characters. Though I read whole Selection series but it just didn’t click.

7. A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing.

Lost Princess… I mean seriously [rolling my eyes]… I am a huge fan of books having female protagonist, but why should that female be always a lost princess?? Is it just impossible for a normal girl to achieve the unimaginable? Should it always be a royal lady who isn’t aware of her identity? I mean Comeon!! Normal, not-so-lost girls are as good as lost princesses.

8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.

Game of Thrones. No Interest… Nope… Can’t do anything about it. To be honest, I haven’t even tried reading it. Sorry guys, it’s just my personal opinion.

9. The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?

This is the easiest question. I would just change that movie was not better but ‘At Par’. Harry Potter Movie Series is my choice.