The Sexism of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery | #Blogtober22 – Day 14

I’ve been watching a series – finished a second and third loop, too – that has some great acting, some great premises in there. Some characters can be annoying, as is the case everywhere, but some are simply brilliant. The layers to them are so great to watch because underneath all these characters is a strong foundation of what makes them. The female main character especially is a firework in a best meaning of the word. She is badass, she is impulsive, she won’t take sh*t from anyone, she is persuasive, and she is the kindest and most understanding person you’ll ever meet. But cross her and you’ll see!

10 Things I Love About An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir | #Blogtober22 – Day 13

If you’ve been following me on social media – at least since 2021 – you’ll know that I found one of my absolute favorite series of all time that year. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve gone on adventures, I’ve smiled in understanding, I’ve experienced the characters’ pain – everything – as I read the fantasy series, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. There’s footage of me crying like a baby and there was more that I didn’t add to that video where I was even hiccupping because I was crying so hard. Sabaa Tahir has that quality in her writing where she makes you feel a world of emotions. And call me a masochist or whatever, but I am someone who loves books that make me emotional.

11 Reader Problems Nobody Else Will Understand | #Blogtober22 – Day 12

It’s been 11 days since I started writing a minimum of 1000 words every day for my Blogtober posts, some even crossing 2,000. And I wanted to do a blog post today without breaking the streak, but also ease up a little. Because writing, in whatever format it may be, can be tiring. So for today’s Blogtober post, I thought I’ll do a short but fun list in which I list out the problems that readers face on a day to day basis. 😉

How to Save Money on Books | Spend Less, Read More | #Blogtober22 – Day 11

We live in a capitalistic world, unfortunately, where everything requires money. We look for affordable things because the more money we save, the more our future becomes secure. But there are some things that we do for the pure love of it. Books are one such. Still, our hearts plummet when a book we really want to read is expensive AF and we look for ways to read without offending our pockets. So I thought, why not share some of the ways that I get books at cheap prices with you?

Overhyped Books – What Does This Mean? | #Blogtober22 – Day 10

A few months ago, I was idly scrolling through social media, nothing registering in my mind, when I came across this question that someone had put up, asking, “Why do we see books that a majority loves as ‘overhyped’? Why is it that if a majority loves a book, their collective opinion is considered untrustworthy?” And this stuck. It got me thinking. Because it’s true. We always say that people are making an unnecessary fuss out of a book, that they are hyping it up, and that they ‘lied’. Why? How is their opinion of something a lie? How can an opinion be a lie?

My Favorite Bookish Merchandise | #Blogtober22 – Day 9

Being a bookworm doesn’t just mean that we’re obsessed with books. Of course, that obsession stands above and beyond everything else, but there’s also a thousand other subcategories that we fawn over. We see anything with a book quote on it or anything we can use for books and go absolutely nuts. Bookish merchandise can be so addicting, so intoxicating to look at, because of multiple reasons. a) They are book-related. Duh. b) They are useful. Double Duh. And when they’re easy on the eyes, c) Their gorgeousness makes you want to go back for more. Once you start on them, you just cannot stop. I’m no different, to be very honest.

TBRs: Yay or Nay? | Should You Be Making TBRs? | #Blogtober22 – Day 8

Till the end of 2021, every month saw me making a TBR list. For the uninitiated, a TBR or To-Be-Read list is a list of all the books that one wants to read in a particular period of time. And I was a huge fan of making these lists, both for myself and for my channel. I used to get so excited at the prospect of making a new list every month. Fresh books that I could pick! New worlds of possibilities! Oh, the joys of making a TBR every month! It gave me joy and it gave me the views – a combination that is amazing for a creator!

Why I Read… | #Blogtober22 – Day 7

Reading books is a wonderful, life-changing experience. Everything that got you into this habit, you remember with fondness and sometimes (like me), an emotion that threatens to spill every single time. As you continue to read, those vague answers you had to people asking, “How do you read so much?” might not become clearer. But you have a list of answers and reasons ready to the “why”.

Recent Reads – October 2022 Edition | August & September 2022 Reading Wrap Up | #Blogtober22 – Day 6

I read a total of 17 books – 11 ebooks and 6 physical copies – in August and September 2022, of which 2 were DNFs. I’m pretty happy with my reading because I’ve taken to taking it easy. I’m no longer pressuring myself into wanting to read my whole TBR at once. I know it’s not possible and I know it will take time to get through the number of books that I have. It’s a freeing feeling to have and I’m hoping to continue in this vein for as long as possible.

10 Things That I Notice in Movies and TV Shows – How Much Creative Liberty is Too Much? | #Blogtober22 – Day 5

Over the past few months, starting with my huge break from social media at the beginning of the year, I’ve started watching TV shows in a foreign language. I won’t say which one because I’m not ready to reveal that yet. But watching these shows and getting obsessed with them to the point where I rewatch every show in quick succession has made me realize one thing about myself: I tend to notice small details that were probably written off as creative liberty. While sometimes this liberty can be dismissed, at other times, the event in question has such a tiny possibility of happening in real life that leaving it as it is borders on the bizarre.