The Shuffle Book Tag

Hi, everyone! 🙂

I’ve been nominated for the Shuffle Book Tag. This creative tag was created by the lovely Chloe(Quirky Victorian)! I apologize for posting the tag so late.

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Cover courtesy of Chloe

Before I start, I would like to thank Alex Charming for the nomination. Lord of the Trekkies contains posts about books and other fun stuff. Do visit the blog! 😀

The Rules:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Shuffle your iTunes library, Google Play music library, or whatever you’ve got.
  3. For each song that comes on, list the song and the artist, and name a book that it makes you think of, explaining why. (You can do as many or as few as you want, I’m not going to set a number. This is a low-pressure tag. Whoever we are, we’s pretty laid back.)
  4. Tag as many bloggers as you want.

Let’s get started!

  1. Cheap Thrills by Sia-
    This song reminds me of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. This is quite an old book, but I still remember it perfectly well.
  2. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri-
    I don’t even know why but this song reminds me of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. 
  3. I’ll Be There For You by The Rembrandts-
    The first book that clicks my mind when I listen to this song is Friends Forever by Danielle Steel. It’s got that whole F.R.I.E.N.D.S theme going on.
  4. Secret by The Pierces-
    I know the tune of this song is really creepy, but it reminds me of I Was Here by Gayle Forman because of all the hidden secrets between Meg and Cody.
  5. Skyfall by Adele-
    This song gives me ultimate James Bond vibes. I guess I’d have to say The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Imagine all the characters doing their kickass moves while this song plays in the background!
  6. Somewhere Only We Know by Keane-
    This is honestly one of my favorite love songs. My number one pick for this song would be Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.
  7. What You Know by Two Door Cinema Club-
    Again, no particular reason why I’ve chosen The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, but it just randomly came into my head whilst I was listening to this song.
  8. The Things We Lost in The Fire by Bastille-
    This song reminds me of The Maze Runner by James Dashner because of all the adventure that takes place in the story.
  9. Faded by Alan Walker-
    For some reason, I thought of Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella when I was listening to this song. By the way, if you haven’t read the book, go read it!
  10. Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay-
    No, I didn’t just select The Fault in Our Stars by John Green because the word ‘stars’ is in the song. However, I did choose that particular book because the song reminds me of Hazel Grace.

Nominees:
I tag all the book/music lovers to do this tag! If you’re interested in doing the Shuffle Book Tag, feel free to let me know in the comments section below. I’m looking forward to reading your answers. 🙂


I hope you enjoyed reading my answers!
I will have to admit that doing this tag was a little challenging, but I had fun doing it.  😀

-The Jouska

This or That Book Tag

Hi, everyone! 🙂

This is my first ever Book Tag and I’m very excited about it!
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I would like to thank Jade for encouraging me to do this open Book tag. She posts great book reviews and tags, so do visit her blog. 😀

The Rules:

  1. Mention the creator. (Ayunda)
  2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Choose one of the options.
  4. Tag 10 other bloggers.

Let’s get started! 

  1. Reading on the Couch or on the Bed? 

    Honestly, I’m fine with both places as long as I’m comfortable and content.
  2. Male main character or Female main character?

    I can’t really decide between the two because some of my favorite books have Male protagonists while others have Female protagonists. 😐
  3. Salty snacks or Sweet snacks while reading?

    Sweet snacks for the win! I usually eat a chocolate bar or drink some coffee or hot chocolate while reading a book.
  4. Trilogies or Quartets? 

    As long as the book interests me, I’ll keep reading and reading eternally.
  5. First-person POV or Third-person POV?

    Most of the books I’ve read are in Third-person, however, I think that a First-person POV would be more personal and heart-touching than the former.
  6. Reading at Night or in the Morning?

    Whether it’s morning or night, I can read books at any time of the day. Because honestly, what’s better than reading books? Haha.
  7. Libraries or Book Stores?

    There’s this Vintage Bookstore a few blocks away from my house and I absolutely adore their book collection. The best thing about that bookstore is that it isn’t very crowded, so you can sit there for hours and read blissfully.
  8. Books that make you Laugh or make you Cry?

    It’s not that I’ve not read books that made me burst out with laughter, but most of the time I cry out of sadness because I get emotionally attached to the characters in the book. I hope I’m not the only one who feels this way…
  9. Black book covers or White book covers? 

    Just replace the ‘children’ with books. I’m not one to judge a book by its cover, so I don’t really pick a book based on the color of its cover.
  10. Character-driven or Plot-driven books?

    Should I be sorry that I like both of them…?

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers! 
I tag everyone! If in case you decide to do this Book Tag, feel free to let me know in the comments section below. I would love to read your answers. 😀

-The Jouska

The Miranda Sings Award

Hi, everyone! 🙂

Sorry for not posting anything yesterday. On the bright side, I’ve been nominated for the Miranda Sings Award.

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Before I start, I would like to thank Nazmin for the nomination. If you like posts that are interesting, creative, and informative, then you should visit her blog. 😀

To be honest, I watched a Miranda Sings video for the very first time before writing this post and, it was quite…interesting? Anyway, moving on to the award.

The Rules:

  1. Post the award on your blog.
  2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  3. List seven things you love about yourself.
  4. Nominate ten bloggers who deserve the award.

Seven things I love about myself:
This is going to be pretty hard for me to do. Nevertheless, I’m going to try my best. I love my…

  1. Intellect
  2. Creativity
  3. Perseverance
  4. Humility
  5. Dressing Sense
  6. Open-Mindedness
  7. Determination

Nominees:

Honestly speaking, I would like to nominate everyone who’s interested in this Award because it gives you an empowering feeling. Feel free to let me know in the comments section below! 🙂

For some reason, writing this post reminded me of this little girl, haha:

I’m looking forward to reading the seven things you love most about yourself!

-The Jouska

 

 

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 3

I’m not going to lie, choosing only three of my favorite quotes has been quite challenging for me.

Since it’s my last day of doing the challenge, I’ve saved the best quote for the last! 
Today’s Quote:
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Why I love this quote?
We all have dreams that we want to achieve sooner or later in life. While some people keep dreaming, others take a step forward to turn their dreams into reality. Diligence, perseverance, and commitment is all you need to achieve your dreams. It may not necessarily be as big as someone else’s dream, but it is as important as any other dream. Never underestimate the power of your mind, it can do wonders! There are many examples of famous as well as ordinary people who have gone a long way to come where they are today. Consider your favorite idol’s journey, it wasn’t smooth, was it?
I won’t hide the fact that there will be many ups and downs while you’re on your way to making your dreams come true, but in the end, it will all be worth it! 😀

Nominees:
As I said earlier, if you’re interested in doing the challenge, feel free to let me know in the comments section below.

What are your thoughts on dreams? Share your opinion with me in the comments section below. 🙂

-The Jouska

 

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 2

Today’s Quote:

Why I love this Quote?
“You should talk more!” “You seem bored.”
It’s not uncommon for us introverts to hear such statements. Most people consider introverts or quiet people to be a drab. But, we’re not that boring! The thing is, most of the time, we’re preoccupied with anxious thoughts flooding in our brain. Hence, we don’t interact much with the people around us because we’re afraid that we might say something awkward. We prefer thinking rather than speaking ourselves out, and that’s perfectly okay. We also have control over what we speak, thank god for that. Moreover, I’ve noticed that a lot of quiet people are either very creative or logical. When it comes to socialising, quiet people prefer deep conversations over small talk. Remember, even if we’re quiet, we’re silently observing every move that you make, haha. 😉

Nominees:
As I said earlier, if you’re interested in doing the challenge, feel free to let me know in the comments section below. 

What are your thoughts on this quote? Share your opinion with me in the comments section below. 🙂

-The Jouska

 

 

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 1

Hi, everyone! 🙂

I’ve been nominated for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. Since I love quotes, I’m quite excited about this challenge. 

Before I start, I would like to thank Nazmin for the nomination. If you like posts that are creative and inspiring, then you should visit her blog. 😀

Rules:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Post three quotes on three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three new bloggers every day.

Today’s Quote: 

Why I love this quote? 
Marilyn Monroe always went after what she wanted. Of course, she was very successful in her career, but some people envied her success and despised her for it. From my personal experiences, I can say that envy is something that can kill you. I’ve seen envious people pull other successful people down just so they can feel better about themselves.
Sad, isn’t it? I’m not the kind of person who gets jealous of someone else’s achievements, in fact, I celebrate along with them. If people started appreciating other’s on their success rather than hating them for it, the world would be a happier place. 🙂

Nominees:
Honestly, I don’t know who to nominate for this challenge. If any of you are interested in doing the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge, feel free to let me know in the comments section below!

What are your thoughts on this quote? Share your opinion with me in the comments section below. 🙂

-The Jouska