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No easy way around- A Reluctant Arsonist’s diary

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She smiles at me sarcastically

Demurely at first and then stead fast

Why are you tearing these pages drastically?

Why don’t you incinerate them?

like the past.

 

I looked at her; bemused

I smile at her quizzical look

And gravelly I add then

These are the words I wrote

with my heart.

 

I was a sadistic arsonist

and I loved the smell of burn

However these words,

I spend all my life to learn and spurn

If they burn, I will be singed too.

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Readings in June

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  1. The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram (4/5)
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (2/5)
  3. Blonde with a Wand  by Vicki Lewis Thompson (2/5)
  4. Billy and Me by  Giovanna Fletcher (4/5)
  5. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (5/5)
  6. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult (4/5)
  7. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (6/5)
  8. Friends Forever by Danielle Steel (2/5)
  9. A Living Nightmare (Cirque Du Freak, #1) by Darren Shan (4/5)
  10. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg (5/5)
  11. Bossypants by Tina Fey (4/5)
  12. The Vampire’s Assistant (Cirque Du Freak, #2) by Darren Shan (4/5)
  13. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (5/5)
  14. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (Steampunk Chronicles, #0.5) by Kady Cross (5/5)
  15. My point…..and I do have one by Ellen degeneres (2/5)

 

I can say that Rainbow Rowell was a great find this month, she is the most delicious writer ever as far as YAish-Chicklitish-Romance is involved. She writes warm and poignant tales really. Also Ransom Riggs is a horrible writer with an exceptionally creative mind. Honestly, she turned the most creative idea in the worse book to read. I loved the work of Kady Cross, also John Boyne was really good in this novel of his 😀 Ellen was a huge huge disappointment really :/ Kelly Oram was exceptionally cool with her different idea from all those typical YA novels and Bill was great with this different idea.

 

Highly recommend: Rainbow Rowell

Readings in May

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These months of May and June have been quiet busy with finals and last days of graduation! So lesser time for reading and also I was quiet slow on reading! Here is the list though:

  1. The wedding night by Sophie Kinsella (3.5/5)
  2. The little prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (6/5)
  3. Looking for Alaska by John Green (3/5)
  4. The prisoner of heaven by Carlos ruiz zafon (6/5)
  5. Animal Farm by George Orwell (5/5)
  6. Seriously…..I’m kidding by Ellen DeGeneres (6/5)
  7. The forty rules of love by Elif Shafak (7/5)
  8. The peach keeper by Sarah Addison Allen (4/5)
  9. The midnight palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon(3/5)
  10. An abundance of katherines (3/5)

I discovered a great book, which left me awed and changed which is Elif Shafak’s 4o rules of  Love! I highly recommend it to all of you!! 😀

 

What was I ever thinking?

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So usually my mom is like, I am the most irrational shopper ever to exist, and maybe she is true, I am the kind of a person, who once, when makes a decision to buy something, just get Gaga over the thing in question, and absolutely has to get that thing and is just short of a laying-on-the-floor-and-kicking sort of tantrum away from embarassing my mom. Don’t take me to shop with you unless you want to gift me huge list of stuff I would later bury in some deep, dark crevice of my wardrobe. So I thought, let’s make a list of all such stuff. This list is in no particular order:

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1. The fancy tiara:
Yes, absolutely this is exactly what you see, and I am going to blame it all on the Princess Diary series by Meg Cabot, well, not quite so. I had this obsession, a little evil post teenage kind of obsession with being a princess, for no evident reason I guess, and it passed with time like that time when I had a crush on Aragorn from Lords of the ring. My cousin mostly blame it on my need to gain attention from my family and all that jazz, and I guess it was just a phase we all go through, thanks to Disney. So the story is, I bought this from an accessory shop and I told my mother that a princess needs to have her tiara to which she rolled her eyes but never the less, humored me. My siblings, both a 9 or so years older than me, laughed their heads off and made me very offended, but I guess that is what siblings do.

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2. The extra thick crafting book:

This I would blame on both shopping online and a furious rage upon my cousins who live abroad. Somehow shopping online is much more attractive, it adds an extra shine to each product and thanks to Photoshop and DSLRs all around. What is lacks in physically touching the product and then buying, it makes up for in the attractive pictures and all. Secondly I had this rage on my relatives abroad who are always like, What do you guys need from here? and all, but bring all kind of useless and even used stuff. This time I was like, I have to ask for something substantial, enough with the free concealer samples, cocoa butter lotions and nude lipsticks which I throw straight in the dustbins. During this time I was very much into crafting notebooks and thus I ordered this gaint sized crafting book and well, my passions never last more than a few months and now I am always wondering, what to do this piece of absolute giant-ness.

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3. The Blue wholesale rackets:

Well, I hate the wholesale stores and this is the most ridiculous and the only shopping I ever did from there. I know wonder what I was really really thinking. Yes, I love sports though I hardly play any due to a long list of reasons, and also I have a reasonable lawn to play badminton in but 1) My siblings are like 9 or so years older to me and 2) the one with Y chromosome is at office from 8am to 8pm and thus hardly has the time to play while 3) As it goes I am not at all ambidextrous and 4) never played the game before and thus have no experience, so all in all, what a stupid thing to do. (Mom advised against it strongly)

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4. The pink thing:

This is a remarkable case of chromosome X obsession with the colour pink, more than anything. There is this friend of mine, who use 4 to 5 of these in a year, (usually because she sweats a lot and thus has to tap her face after every session with the sponge, according to her) and I just fell in love with the cute pink thing and I asked her to buy me one too. And it has been two years atleast since I had it and its hardly used because I am not a very face powder kind of a person. Maybe I will gift it to one of my nieces or something.

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5. The Black Book:

I don’t know why I indulge in this crappy saga of twilight books now, maybe because at that time, it was a very in thing! I decided to buy the book in its original form and not the pirated one, and well it cost me quite some bucks and I had already read the book online and well, never even open it and thus it is the most neat and creaseless novel among my collection of novels.

 

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6. The dictionary:

This I will solely blame my teacher for and you can see the dust open it to know exactly that it is the least used of all my things. We were each asked that it would be really good if we bought french dictionary and it would enhance our vocabulary and all. To cut it short, the poor thing only was opened twice or thrice, and really what was the need when we were never required to use it in the class and at home, we all ofcourse had Google.

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7. The tees:

Whenever we had to choose between different business competitions and events to attend, my friends used to ask,1) will there be dinner? 2) How are the guest speaker like? 3) what are the timings? and 4) how much will it cost? and my only question is 1) Will there be tees particular to the events? Well I love to collect tees and go to events which will provide me with one, even though I hardly ever wear tees except at nighttime during the worst summer night with pajamas.

Readings in Jan-March 2013

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I was quite down and thus very passive in reading novels and thus read at turtle’s pace and read the following: (the ratings are also mentioned)

  1. The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar wilde (read)(5/5)
  2. The speed of dark by Elizabeth Moon (read)(4/5)
  3. Twitter Diaries by Georgie thompson and imogen (read) (4/5)
  4. The faults in our stars by John Green (read)(6/5)
  5. The Secret diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (read) (4/5)
  6. Room by Emma Donoghue (read) (3.5/5)
  7. The angel’s game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (read) (6/5)
  8. The Silver Linings playbook (read)(3/5)

Love at first sight

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“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”
― Vladimir Nabokov

You know that one moment, when you lock eyes with your very first love, and it leaves you all breathless, and you feel this…….Oh wait, wait, wait, I don’t think this is any respectful way to start a story about my first love, Let’s start it a proper way with a nice “Once upon a time” beginning and a “Lived happily after” ending.

So let’s go back into this bright summer noon, when i was busy and totally unaware of what awaited me in just very near future. I was quite young, almost in like 5th grade or something and was busy doing what the kids usually do then (this will do as a filler) and then the bell rang! I was trying my level best to ignore it until my mom, through her unvarying screaming, made it almost impossible to do it.

So well, I went to the door to inquire who it was. On the other side of the door, was a saleswoman who had the most brilliant and absolute beauty in her hand.

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Lo and behold! It was a 12 stories set with a beautiful illustration that made my heart skipped a beat and I could just feel that it belonged with me, right that instant. I was totally speechless and it was then that mom showed up to see what was going on. She saw the saleswoman and the object of my love, but like all the famous villains that ever existed, she shooed away this kind lady and totally stopped me from closing the deal, while I stood there utterly nonplussed and sad.

I remain sad and forlorn for quite sometime but then as they say: This too, shall pass!

Well after sometime we were visiting my aunt and GUESS WHATTTTTTTTTTT? She told me she had a surprise gift for me, because as I loved to read, she immediately thought of me when she saw the thing! And it was none other than : MY FIRST LOVE!!!! And never had I loved her more than how much I loved her that instant and I totally threw a very sarcastic ( O.o) and self satisfactory glance at my mom !! 😀

Of fantasy and fragrance!

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Have you learned to fly yet?

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It’s this sight that make your heart soar, the feel of a new book in thy hand, the smell of the brand new paper, the ability to understand another profound soul!
In you I find a true friend, you give me wings!