Good news and bad news! IMPORTANT!!

Hey everyone! How are you all doing? This is a very important post. PLEASE READ!!

It’s has been a long time since I have blogged, though I did say that I would stop taking breaks… but I didn’t do that. I am really sorry about that. You guys don’t deserve to be treated like that. You are all awesome, remember that always!! I am so happy to have had the chance to meet you wonderful people. You don’t know how happy you have made me. Thank you so much everyone.

I have got good news and bad news! What do you want to hear first? Let’s start with the bad news, ok?

The bad news is that I am going to stop blogging here!!!!!! 😦 Yes you heard me right! I am sorry…. There are so many reasons to why I made this decision. I have realized that there are some technical problems with my blog like the fact that some of my my posts are not showing up on many of your feeds. I don’t enjoy blogging here as much as I used to. 😦 I am going to miss you all so much!!!!  You have cheered me up with your lovely comments whenever I felt down. You have always supported me with whatever I had done and have made me so happy throughout all this time I have blogged here. I have enjoyed blogging on this blog so much as it had given me the opportunity to meet incredibly amazing people from all over the world!!

However, I won’t be deleting this blog as it is that precious to me. And I want this to forever remind me of how a great experience this was. Bye everyone!

AND HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS!!

I have made another blog bookishcapricorn   because I could’t imagine the thought of not blogging anymore. I wanted to start fresh and this was the only way to do. Please go and follow that blog if you want to keep updated with my posts. I will surely follow back as I would love to read your posts as well!!! 🙂

Well that’s all I have got to say. Thank you so much everyone!!!!! 😀

Book Review – The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Hi everyone! How are you all?
Today I am going to be reviewing The Passenger by Lisa Lutz, a book I found to be truly entertaining.

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Author : Lisa Lutz
Publisher : Titan books
Published on : March 1st 2016 by Simon & Schuster
March 15 2016 by Titan books
Genre : Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

Synopsis :

With her husband’s body still warm, Tanya Dubois has only one option : run. When the police figure out that she doesn’t officially exist, they’ll start asking questions she can’t answer.
Desperate to keep the past buried, she adopts and sheds identities as she flees. Along the way she meets a cop with unknown motives and a troubled woman who see through her disguise – and who may be a friend or foe.
But ultimately she is alone, and the past can no longer be ignored . . .

Review :

Tanya Dubois is the first name the main character goes by and the book starts with her running away suddenly after her husband’s death. This is not because she is responsible for his death but she knows that this could cause her past to surface and thus her true identity to be revealed. She goes around to different places, adopting new identities on the way, some which last for a short while and other which last longer. She builds close friendship with some characters like Blue, Andrew, Domenic and Sean.

Tanya Dubois is obviously a disguise for a woman we are yet to find out about. We are being given clues here and there about her true identity and this only aroused my curiosity to know the real her. The book is divided into eight different sections each titled with the name she goes by for a certain period. During the book, we are being shown with some emails between her and Ryan. All we are able to know is that he is someone from her past and is involved in whatever that had caused her to start running in the first place.

The last 50 pages or so are filled with all the answers to our questions and  every single detail about her past is there. We are being introduced to the real her, it is rather satisfying to know her true identity.

This was such an incredibly amazing book and I am honestly so glad that I read it. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel! 😀 Some parts had truly marvelled me, indeed they even persuaded me into finishing this book as soon as possible. To conclude I would like to say that I absolutely LOVED this book and this is possibly one of the best books I have ever read!!  I would highly recommend you to read this and I assure you that you will also enjoy it.

Rating : 5 / 5
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I am finally back

Hi!! Hello!! Hey!!
Remember me? Yes? No?
I AM BACK after an unbelievably long break. Wow it has been a month since I have blogged, it feels incredibly weird…
I missed you all so much!!! How have you been? Do tell me. I would love to hear.
I am terribly sorry for my absence which was due to me having my finals. They were great and I am so glad that they are finally over! How about yours? Are you still taking your finals?
So my holidays have also started which I am pretty excited about. Yay!! I can finally read more books and hopefully blog a lot more.

Anyways I want to show you all something. It was such a beautiful day one day and I knew I had to take this picture of the tree. So here it is. I did not edit it any sort of way. However I did crop it.

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Well that’s all I wanted to say now. See you all later! Have an awesome weekend! Bye!! 😀

10 Study tips

Hello everyone! How are you all doing? Hope you are in the best of health and happiness. Have your exams started? Mine are starting in about a week and a half.
As the finals are here, I thought today’s post would be related to that. Here are 10 study tips that I follow. I hope you’ll enjoy this post and let’s get into it.

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1. Study whenever possible and revise
Always study when you get the opportunity, it doesn’t matter whether it’s for 20 or 25 minutes. You should study earlier and revise as many times as you can. These multiple revisions can help you remember information easily and increase your confidence while taking the exams.

2. Study in a quite room
It is crucial that you study in a quite room as it can help you to concentrate fully. Keep everything that distracts you in a separate room.

3. Study little by little
You don’t have to study one whole chapter or 20 pages in just one day. You can study them little by little over days if you start earlier. This is much easier and can make you feel more motivated.

4. Don’t hesitate to ask for help
Whether you are studying Biology or Economics, and you have doubts about certain points, don’t be afraid to ask your teacher about it. Clearing doubts can help you boost your confidence. Besides teachers love to help his/her students.

5. Set the right time for studying
You can make a timetable and write down all the subjects you have to revise and set certain time for studying each of them. Studying when you’re exhausted or sleepy prevents you from paying concentration into the subject matter, so don’t do this. Take a walk if needed or sleep for a while or eat an healthy meal and then go and study.

6. Get rid of distractions
Don’t you ever feel that temptation to always check your social media for any notifications or check for any messages from your friends? I know I do and this is rather distracting. So before you set off to study, switch off your phone or keep it in silent and if possible place it in a separate room as in this way, it is very unlikely for you to get distracted.

7. Take breaks
Don’t study in one stretch! After about 1 hour of studying, take a short break, relax a bit before continuing. These breaks have been proven to calm your mind, make you feel energized and motivated.

8. Get loads of sleep
Sleep is exceedingly important. Make sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep a day.

9. Keep water and snacks by your side
Drink loads of water while studying as you don’t want to be dehydrated. Have snacks preferably something healthy like an apple, a fruit salad nearby so you can consume it when you feel hungry and you don’t have to walk all the way to kitchen.

10. Make sure to reward yourself
You should definitely reward yourself after an hour or two of studying. This can make you feel motivated and surely very happy. The reward can be literally anything – watching tv for a while, continuing with the novel that you were reading, eating pizza, etc.

Okay everyone, we have reached the end of this post! I hope you found this helpful and tell me which of these you do.
Until next time. See you all later! Bye!! 🙂

Three Day Quote Challenge part two Day 2

Hi everyone! How is your day going?
I am here with the quote for Day 2 of the Three Day Quote Challenge.
Thank you to Raven Wings, Genesisthe1 and My Crazy Obsession With Books for nominating me to do this.

Rules :

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day.

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My nominees :

Bye everyone! See you all later.

 

 

Book review – The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern

Hi everyone! How are you all doing? Hope you are having an awesome day!
Today, I am going to do a book review on “The Year I Met You” by Cecelia Ahern. Before I start off this review I want to thank everyone who had wished me luck for my exams. Thank you all so much! On a further note, my exams went really well.
Ok then let’s get to the review…

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Author : Cecelia Ahern
Published on: October 9, 2014

This book focuses mainly on Jasmine, a successful business woman. She is young and is definitely considered as a workaholic. She loves doing her job until one day she got fired and was forced to take one year’s gardening leave which meant that she would be paid but can’t work anywhere else and especially cannot join any competitive company. Jasmine is not the kind of person who could enjoy a year of holiday just chilling and relaxing but she felt that this was an opportunity for her to catch up on some family and friends’ time. For the first few weeks, she was able to stay relaxed and enjoy this time she had with her loved ones but as time passed, she was bored out of her mind.

What annoys her most is her neighbour, Matt’s late night rackets which manages to wake the whole neighbourhood. Matt is a successful radio presenter and DJ who is put on a temporary leave for all the catastrophes he has caused in his radio station. Matt always comes home at a late hour in a drunken state and starts shouting at his house while blaring music in his car. Soon, his family moves out of the house leaving a spare key with Jasmine. Jasmine has despised Matt ever since he hosted an extremely heartless show revolving around Down syndrome, a topic very important to her because her sister, Heather has it.

When I first started reading this novel, I found it to very confusing to understand their backgrounds but as the story continued, I became hooked. You could say I was engrossed in the book as I found it quite captivating. We are able to see the close friendship between Jasmin and Heather and how protective Jasmine is of her sister. The gardening leave had made Jasmine incredibly depressed but she was able to overcome this emotion. A very unlikely friendship blossoms between Jasmine and Matt and their late night talk along with another neighbour was always so interesting to read. Honestly speaking, I would say that I had really enjoyed reading this book. This was certainly a very thought-provoking story in the end.
(So I decided to rate books that I review from now on)

4/5

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My favourite quote from this book is “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly…”

Have you read this book? What were your thoughts on it? Anyway that’s the end of this post! I hope you enjoyed. Bye everyone! See you all later 😀

A little break

Hi everyone! How are you doing? 😀 Hope you are having a good day!
This is yet another quick post! I just wanted to inform you all that I will be inactive on my blog and my Instagram for the next two weeks. 😦 This is because my Cambridge Checkpoint exams are in a week and I am busy revising for them. Posting during that time will also distract me from studies so I am restraining from that. I mean you all know how inquisitive you are after posting something wondering about what people will think about, their feedback and all that, because I certainly am and whenever I get comments from you all, it literally make my day.

So… I won’t be uploading any posts or reading any of your posts for the next couple of weeks. I hope you understand and I’ll see you all later! Bye! 🙂

Feeling Nostalgic – 5 Tv shows

Hey guys! How are you all doing?
Today I am going to be taking you down the memory lane with 5 tv shows that you are most probably familiar with. These shows were aired on Disney channel and Nickelodeon, two of my favorite channels when I was a kid. Do tell me if you have watched these as a kid and enjoyed them as much I as I did. Without further ado let’s get to it….

1. Danny phantom

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Who remembers this ghost boy?  Danny Fenton (which was his actual name) was just a normal kid until one day he messed up with with his parents laboratory and became half-ghost. This series is mostly about him fighting off ghosts from the ghost world while trying to manage his teen life without anyone finding out his true identity.  With his two friends, Samantha and Tucker by his side, he set off to save the day (every single time).

2. Wizards of the Waverly place

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This American sitcom is about three wizard siblings who are competing against one another to be the sole custody of their family’s powers. This show had 4 seasons in total. I had found each and every episode of this to be very entertaining, funny and definitely enjoyable. This was honestly one of my favorite things to watch and I always looked forward to watching new episodes of this show. Sadly like the others in this list, it had ended.

3. Phineas and Ferb

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Who else misses the “Mom!! Phineas and Ferb are building a… “? I don’t have words to express how much I used to love this show. The mostly-talkative Phineas and usually-silent Ferb are stepbrothers trying to make the most of their summer vacation by constructing rather elaborate inventions, like the roller-coaster, time-machine, and enjoying them with their friends. Their sister Candace’s aim was to bust her brothers and every single time she calls their mother to inform her of it and by the time their mom’s reaches home, all the evidence has consistently vanished.

4. Kim Possible

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“Danger or trouble
I’m there on the double
You know that you always can call
Kim Possible

Here is yet another one of my favourite tv shows of when I was a kid. In my opinion Kim Possible was one of the best cartoons in Disney Channel of all time. It had it all – cleverly written plot, cool characters, catchy music, awesome theme, plenty of action boom paw paw, comedy-packed scenes and romance.
It is about a teenage crime-fighting girl who has to deal with issues and problems arising worldwide while balancing her family and school issues. Though the villains were at times cliché with the secret lair and carefully-thought plan to rule the world, it was still one of the most incredible cartoon show I have ever watched.

5.Big Time Rush

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BTR BTR BTR!!!
A boy band trying to make it big in the music industry. The four members are Carlos, Kendall, James and Logan (from left to right). Carlos was the sweet boy and corn-dog lover. Kendal, the captain, didn’t pretty much like the stardom and fans, he always preferred a normal life. James was considered as the pretty-boy in this group, he adored the fans and loved to be in the spotlight. Logan was the brainiac, actually wanted to be a doctor.

Well that’s the end of this post. Tell me what you thought about it. I was planning to do ten but I knew this post would have been exceedingly long. Maybe I will do a part 2. Have you watched any of these shows? What were your favourite ones when you were a kid?
I decided to make a series called “Feeling Nostalgic”, where I will post about some of the things we all loved doing when we were younger. And this was one of it. What do you think?

Anyways bye everyone.. See you all later. 🙂

 

Instagram!!

Hi everyone! Happy Easter to you all! Hope you have lots of fun today!

This is just a quick post. I am so excited to tell you that I finally made an Instagram for my blog. Wohoo!!! 😀 I didn’t want to use my private Instagram for my blog because I am somewhat anonymous and I don’t want any of my friends to know that this blog exists. 😛
Well this is the username, – aspiringbluecat, go ahead… click on it… Please go and follow it if you also have an Instagram. I will definitely follow you back as I would love to communicate with you and get to know you all a lot better. I am quite unsure about what I will upload there but it will be definitely be related to  my posts. Well only time will tell…
Also, do comment your Instagram username (if you have one) on this post so that I could follow you.

Bye everyone! See you later!!

One Lovely Blog Award

Hi everyone!!!
I am baaack!! How are you all doing? My exams are finally over and I am literally so happy about it. They all went very well and I have already gotten my marks for most them.
Well today I will be doing the One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you so so much to Iamabloggertoo and Bookbox by Kat for nominating me.

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The rules are :
1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
2. List the rules and display the award.
3. Add 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers.
5. Leave a comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

Facts about me :

1. I love learning languages and currently I am learning French (most of you know that).
2. I want to learn German and Spanish because I find them quite interesting.
3. I absolutely love amusement parks and whenever I go to one, I ensure that I go in all the insane rides. 😀
4. I want to be able to travel for a bit when I am older preferably to London, France, Australia, Spain, Egypt, Canada, Switzerland, America…. Ok I am going to stop there because the list goes on and on.
5. I am quite superstitious.
6. I prefer rainy days over sunny ones.
7. I love going to school and I am possibly a nerd but I love it! 🙂

My nominees :

1. Ariana Milan Winter
2. Thoughtfultash
3. Life with Dannielle
4. DewDrops0213
5. Annabeth
6. Emily Sama
7. The Orangutan Librarian
8. Bibliophile
9. The Average Gurl
10. HappyAlexx
11. Vivi heart books
12. Cinderzenablogs
13. Musings Of A Girl
14. Travellingworldblog
15. girlsblog618

Ok bye everyone!! See you all later!! 🙂