The Sunshine Blogger Award-Part 5

Hi, everyone! 🙂

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I’ve been nominated yet again for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I would like to thank Jenna@BookmarkYourThoughts for nominating me. She writes great posts related to books and more. Do visit her blog! 😀

Let’s get started!

  1. What’s your favourite book from your childhood?

    Harry Potter, hands down.

  2. From the best of your knowledge, what is your favourite childhood memory?

    My favourite childhood memory as far as I can remember is a Barbie contest that I had participated in along with my mom. This memory is so vivid in my mind because of the numerous photos that are stored in my album.

  3. What was your favourite subject in school? Why?

    My favourite subject in school was English Literature and Computer Technology. I never got bored of learning new things in these classes.

  4. If reincarnation is real, what would you like to come back as?

    That’s an interesting question! I think I would like to reincarnate as a bird (as weird as it sounds) because I love travelling and exploring new places.

  5. Name one reason why you would want to teleport to the future? What do you think it will behold?

    I’m loving the questions, haha. What would be most interesting about teleporting to the future is to gain an insight on what the future holds for me and who still exists in my life. It might be scary to know what’s going to happen to you, but it would be exciting at the same time.

  6. Who is your favourite hero/heroine in YA literature?

    Oh, that’s a tough one. I have so many favourite YA characters and the list is pretty much endless. If I had to choose one, the hero would be Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower and heroine would be Caddy from Beautiful Broken Things.

  7. You’ve won a million dollars; what’s the very first thing you do with the money?

    Travel! I haven’t travelled to a lot of the places mentioned on my bucket list, so I would definitely spend the money there.

  8. It’s movie watching time; what’s your favourite movie genre that you’re most likely going to watch? Do you have a favourite movie?

    I enjoy watching a lot of movie genres, but my favourites are Sci-Fi and Animated movies. The one movie that I can watch over and over again is Big Hero 6!

  9. You can instantly travel to anywhere in the world; where are you travelling to? Why?

    I would love to travel to Norway just so I can experience the Northern Lights. ❤

  10. You find a genie (with no restrictions) and are the lucky one to have three of your wishes granted; what are they?

    I would wish to get my dream job, unlimited books, and always be able to bring a smile to someone’s face.

  11. What book series or standalone novel would you recommend/do recommend to anyone? Why?

    There are so many books that I have in mind. Some of them are:

  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Bernard
  • When We Collided by Emery Lord
  • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers! 😀

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The Ultimate Book Tag

Hi, everyone! 🙂

BOOK TAG

I saw this tag the other day on thriceread and decided to give it a go! Do visit their blog, they post great book reviews and tags. 😀

Let’s get started!

  1. DO YOU GET SICK WHILE READING IN THE CAR?

    Not really. In fact, I read very often in the car.

  2. WHICH AUTHOR’S WRITING STYLE IS COMPLETELY UNIQUE TO YOU AND WHY?

    This is a difficult one to answer because I love a lot of authors’ writing style’s. They are all unique and special in their own way. 🙂

  3. HARRY POTTER SERIES OR THE TWILIGHT SAGA? GIVE 3 POINTS TO DEFEND YOUR ANSWER.

    Harry Potter, definitely! Well, I’ve always been a fan of J.K. Rowling writing. Secondly, I love the character portrayal in all of the books. Lastly, it reminds me of my childhood.

  4. DO YOU CARRY A BOOK BAG? IF SO, WHAT IS IN IT (BESIDES BOOKS)?

    I rarely carry a book bag. When I do carry one, I usually have my book, water bottle, a light snack, and other essentials.

  5. DO YOU SMELL YOUR BOOKS?

    I would be lying if I said no…

  6. BOOKS WITH OR WITHOUT LITTLE ILLUSTRATIONS.

    I don’t mind either, to be honest.

  7. WHAT IS THE THINNEST BOOK ON YOUR SHELF?

    Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell.

  8. WHAT IS THE THICKEST BOOK ON YOUR SHELF?

    Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.

  9. WHEN DID YOU GET INTO READING?

    Luckily, my parents encouraged me to start reading books from a very young age which helped me to develop an interest in reading books of different genres.

  10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CLASSIC BOOK?

    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

  11. IN SCHOOL WHAT WAS YOUR BEST SUBJECT?

    English and computer programming.

  12. IF YOU WERE GIVEN A BOOK AS A PRESENT THAT YOU HAD READ BEFORE AND HATED, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

    I would definitely donate it to a non-profit organization.

  13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORD?

    Ethereal; extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world.

  14. FULL ON ROMANCE BOOKS OR ACTION-PACKED WITH A FEW LOVE SCENES MIXED IN?

    This completely depends on my mood. Sometimes, I’m totally in for a cheesy romance novel and someday’s I prefer reading something more exciting and thrilling.

I nominate everyone! Feel free to drop a link to your answers in the comments section below. 😀

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

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Celebrating The Little Things Tag

Hi, everyone! 🙂

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There’s only a day left for the year to end, and I thought this tag would be a good way to end the year on a happy note. Thanks to Louise @geniereads for tagging all her readers. 🙂

Let’s get this party started!

  1. Who was your very first follower (if you can find out)? 


    I honestly don’t remember who followed my blog first, but whoever it is, thank you for bringing a smile to my face!

  2. What was the last milestone you reached?


    The last milestone I reached was 700 followers earlier this month! It would not have been possible to achieve this wonderful milestone without the support of my lovely readers.

  3. What was the very first post your posted on your blog? Share it with us, if you can find out!

    My very first post was an introduction to my blog. You can find it here.

  4. Who was your most recent follower? 

    My most recent follower was funfashionfreedom.

  5. What was the last post you posted and who was the first person who took their time to click the like button? 

    The last post I posted was a book review on Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. You can find the full review here. Uh…I don’t really remember who liked this post first. But, thanks to all the readers who took the time to read and like my post! 🙂

  6. How many months have you been blogging for?

    Nine months!

  7. Do you have any bloggers you’re friends with? 


    Of course, I’m friends with many bloggers! I honestly don’t know what I would do without their support. They have given me a sense of belonging in the blogging community, which I highly appreciate!

  8. Who originally created the last tag or meme you participated in?

    I haven’t participated in a tag since a long time now. However, the last tag I participated in was The Travel Tag. Unfortunately, I don’t know who originally created this tag, but whoever did, I love the idea! 🙂

  9. Have you got any social media related to your blog?

    Yes, I most definitely do! I’d love to connect with my readers on the following social media platforms:

  10. Last but not least, give thanks to all your followers! 

    Saying thank you isn’t enough for all the support and motivation my readers have given me this year. All of you have made my blogging journey far more enjoyable and smooth! I love each and every one of my readers who take out the time to read my posts because that motivates me to post something new every day. I think that the best decision I’ve made this year was to start my own blog because it has opened up a new world for me where I can truly express myself and connect with like-minded people. THANK YOUUU! 😀

I tag everybody! If you decide to do this tag, feel free to drop a link in the comments section below. I’d love to read your answers!

What’s your 2016 highlight? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

thejouska-2

The Travel Tag

Hi, everyone! 🙂

I’ve been tagged for the Travel tag.

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Before I start, I would like to thank K.M. Sutton for tagging me. She posts great articles and tags. Do visit her blog! 😀

Let’s get started:

  1. You are leaving tomorrow to start a life in a new country, where would you go? 

    Image result for londonI think it would be nice to start a new life in London because it’s a beautiful place.

  2. You can take someone for a weekend away to the place you had the best holidays ever, where would that be and who would you take to go with you? 

    Image result for switzerlandI would have to choose Switzerland. I love the mountains, the greenery, the snow and everything about this place. Plus, the atmosphere is very relaxing which is perfect for a weekend getaway.

  3. You can get married wherever you want to, your budget is limitless, what is your choice?

    Image result for bora boraBora Bora! It’d be perfect to have a beach wedding over there. The breathtaking pictures make me fall in love with this place even more. *sigh*

  4. During your travels you can bring back home one animal as a pet, which one would you pick?

    Image result for rabbit gifRabbits, because they’re cute and fluffy.

  5. You can get back in time and relive one family trip, which one?

    Image result for singapore skylineOur trip to Singapore holds a very special place in my heart because it is far by the most enjoyable trip we’ve had together as a family. It would be amazing to relive the trip all over again.

  6. What is the first thing you would pack for a one year travel around the world? 

    Image result for camera gif tumblrThe first thing to go in my bag whenever I travel is my camera. I enjoy capturing all the moments because it’s fun to see all the memories in the future!

  7. What would your fantasy 100th birthday destination be, and why?

    Oh, wow. There’s a long way to go for that, but some place relaxing would be great.

  8. During your travel you can learn one sport to become a pro, what would that be? 

    Image result for i am free gifSkiing! There’s something satisfying and freeing about being able to ski through the snow filled mountains.

Nominees:

I tag everyone! If you decide to do this tag, feel free to drop a link to your answers in the comments section below. I’d love to read them. 🙂

I had lots of fun answering these questions since I love traveling and discovering new places. I hope you enjoyed reading my answers!

thejouska-2

The Stationery Book Tag

Hi, everyone! 🙂

I’ve been tagged for the Stationery Book Tag.

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Before I start, I would like to thank Jasmine @howusefulitis for tagging me. She posts great book review and tags. Do visit her blog! 😀

Let’s get started:

  1. Pencils || Favorite MG or children’s book

    Matilda by Roald Dahl.
    I would write Harry Potter, but I believe that it’s fun for readers of all ages and not only children!

  2. Pens || A basic staple for any reader

    Definitely, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. If you haven’t already read this book, please read it as soon as you can. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

  3. Notebooks || What books do you own multiple copies of

    I usually don’t prefer keeping two copies of the same book due to lack of space on my bookshelf, unless it’s an extraordinary limited edition that I cannot resist buying.

  4. Markers || A book with a beautiful cover

    Image result for beautiful broken thingsI love the color and golden detailing of this book cover. It looks so pretty!

  5. Glue || Two characters that work well together even if they aren’t together

    If they aren’t together? That’s a hard one to think about… because most of the characters who work well end up getting together as per my predictions…

  6. Art kit || What completed series do you own

    a. Harry Potter

    b. The Hunger Games

    c. Divergent

Nominees:

I nominate all the book lovers! Feel free to post a link to your answers in the comments section below. I’d love to read them. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers! 

thejouska-2

The Book Blogger Insider Tag

Hi, everyone! 🙂

I’ve been tagged for the Book Blogger Insider Tag. 

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Before I start, I would like to thank Jasmine @howusefulitis for the nomination. She posts great book reviews and tags. Do visit her blog! 😀

The Rules:

  1. Answer the questions below
  2. Credit the creator: Jamie @ A Little Slice of Jamie
  3. Tag at least 5 people
  4. Have fun!

Answers to the Questions:

  1. Where do you typically write your blog posts?
    Mostly on my desk, and sometimes on my bed.
  2. How long does it generally take you to write a book review?
    Well, that really depends on how much I enjoyed reading the book. It takes me about 1-2 hours.
  3. When did you start your book blog?
    I post a lot of articles on different topics including books. But, I did start blogging in March this year.
  4. What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
    Uhhh…I can’t really think of anything.
  5. What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
    The best thing about having a book blog is that you get to exchange your opinions with different book bloggers.
  6. What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
    I really enjoy writing my monthly favourites because it’s a great way to recap all the fun things I experienced during the month.
  7. What is your favorite type of blog post to write?
    Haha, that’s a difficult one to answer. I enjoy writing all my posts because they’re related to topics that I’m really interested in.
  8. When do you typically write?
    I usually write my posts in the evening.
  9. Do you review every book you read?
    Mostly, yes. However, I do tend to avoid writing reviews on books that I didn’t really enjoy reading.
  10. How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?
    I write my book reviews with a cup of coffee on my desk because it helps me concentrate better.
  11. When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
    Since I’m a quick reader, the number of books I read are comparatively more than the number of book reviews I write.
  12. How often do you post?
    I try to post as frequently as possible!

Nominees:

  1. Beth @readingeverynight
  2. mayathebookexplorer
  3. mysterydatewithabook
  4. Nerdybirdy @ Daydreaming Books
  5. youngadultfictionreviews
  6. Kourtni @kourtnireads
  7. bookslayerreads
  8. TeacherofYA
  9. Kathy @bookishshelves
  10. Sammie @bookshelvesandbiros
  11. Melissa @booknerdmomo
  12. Anyone who’s interested in doing the tag!

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers! I’m looking forward to reading your answers. 😀

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 2

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Today’s Quote:

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Why I love this quote? 

I have to admit that I used to love reading Dr. Seuss books as a child because of the funny illustrations and the funky fonts. I believe that books have the ability to endow us with a lot of knowledge and facts irrespective of their genres. When we read books, we get a chance to broaden our horizon. We develop a positive pattern of thinking which motivates us to explore more about the world in general. Anyone for that matter can pick up a book of their interest so that they can gain a wider perspective be it arts, sciences, language, business, education, sports, fashion, movies and so on. In conclusion, I believe reading books is vital for our well-being.

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 yet again. Since I love quotes, I’m quite excited about this challenge. 

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Before I start, I would like to thank justgeeklyfab and mayathebookexplorer  for the nomination. If you like posts that are creative and inspiring, then you should give these blogs a follow. 😀

Today’s Quote: 

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Why I love this quote? 

This is one of my favourite motivational quotes that I have framed in my bedroom. Generally speaking, this quote inspires me to become an achiever and to think positively. It reminds me that saying “I can’t do this!” is not an option. We should develop a mindset wherein we can accept challenges openly irrespective of their outcomes. When it comes to our individual and unique dreams, we shouldn’t just keep it as a ‘dream’ rather we should work hard and jot down a plan that will help us move step by step towards achieving our dreams and aspirations. If you are persistent and optimistic, you’re already one step ahead towards converting your dreams into reality. I hope this quote comes to your advantage!

Nominees:

If you’re interested in accepting this 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 Pokémon Go Book Tag

Hi, everyone! 🙂

I’ve been tagged for the Pokémon Go Book Tag, which was originally created by readatmidnight.

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Before I start, I would like to thank mayathebookexplorer for tagging me. She posts great book reviews and tags. Do visit her blog! 😀

Let’s get started!

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To be honest, I’ve been a book lover ever since I was a child. I used to read a lot of =Enid Blyton books and Disney books when I was younger. The one book I remember and still have on my bookshelf is the 1994 edition of The Lion King.

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To Kill A Mockingbird will always be one of my most beloved classics. It’s an amazing book with a very powerful plot.

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I would have to choose The Fault In Our Stars, sorry! I really wanted to enjoy reading this book, but it just didn’t appeal to me as much as John Green’s other books.

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I can’t think of any book right now. But, I am tired of reading one overused trope…the love triangle.

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The Throne Of Glass series. I know, I know, I should have probably started reading this series sooner. I promise I’ll get started before 2016 ends.

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Gone Girl! Seriously, the plot twist at the end was just unimaginable. I couldn’t help but think of the other possible ways in which the story could have ended.

Pokemon-Tag07-NidokingQueenMy latest favourite would be Jonah and Vivi from When We Collided.

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A Court Of Thorns and Roses. I really enjoyed reading this fast-paced book, the story was very captivating.

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I don’t think I’ll ever be tired of reading Harry Potter spin-offs, haha.

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The Raven Boys! I did not expect it to be that good, seriously. After seeing so many book bloggers loving the story, I decided to give it a read, and I’m so glad that I did.

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I think I would have to choose the Throne Of Glass series again.

Pokemon-Tag15Mew-MewTwoLike Maya, I wish I owned the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Deluxe Illustrated Edition. Ah, it’s so beautiful!

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I’m pretty excited to read You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner. But, the publication isn’t due until next year.

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Some of my favourite auto-buy authors are, Gayle Forman, Danielle Steel,  J.K. Rowling, and Rainbow Rowell.

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SO MANY BOOKS! However, I’m most looking forward to reading The Upside Of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. The story is indeed very interesting, and I can’t wait for it to be released. Only 8 more months to go…*smiles weakly*

I tag everyone! If you’re a fan of Pokémon and Books, you’ll have tons of fun doing this tag. Feel free to drop a link to your answers in the comments section below. I’d love to read them. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers! 😀

-The Jouska

The Book Scavenger Hunt Tag

Hi, everyone! 🙂

I’ve been tagged for the Book Scavenger Hunt Tag.

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Before I start, I would like to thank Beth @readingeverynight for tagging me. She posts great book reviews, tags, and much more. Do visit her blog! 😀

Let’s get started!

FIND…

  1. A Book with the letter ‘Z’ in the Title or Author’s name:
    The Book Thief

    4.35 stars/5

    This is one of my all-time favourites! If you haven’t read this book yet, you’re really missing out.

  2. A Classic:

    4.24 stars/5

  3. The Oldest Book on your shelf:
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    4.49 stars/5

    This is the 1994 edition of Disney’s Lion King.

  4. A Book with a key on the cover:
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    4.02 stars/5

    The name says it all…

  5. Something on your shelf that isn’t a Book:

    I have a quote frame like the one above sitting on my shelf amidst the pile of books. Apart from that, I also have few collectables.
  6. A Book with an Animal on the cover:

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    4.13 stars/5

    I couldn’t find any book with an animal on the cover, so I decided to pick one of my sister’s favourite book series, Geronimo Stilton.

  7. A Book with a Girl on the cover:

    4.3 stars/5

  8. A non-YA Book:

    I love cookbooks, and I have so many of them on my shelf. However, this one’s my favourite because it has all kinds of baking recipes, tips and tricks!
  9. A Book with Stars on the cover:

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    3.94 stars/5

  10. A Book with Golden Letters:

    3.93 stars/5

    I haven’t got a chance to read this book yet, but the cover looks so pretty!

Nominees:
I tag everyone! If in case you decide to do this tag, feel free to let me know in the comments section below. I’d love to read your answers!

That’s the end of my scavenger hunt! I had lots of fun hunting for books as it brought back good old memories. I hope you enjoyed reading my answers! 🙂

-The Jouska