Yes! It is my BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!! Understatement to say I’m excited a tonne 😅
Finally, 10th December 2020…The day I get unlimited gifts and everyone has to talk nicely to me 😂 And now we’re gonna celebrate! Riddhi@ Whispering Stories tagged me to do this birthday tag because, well, it is my birthday. So here we go!
Birthday Book Tag
Birthday Cake – A book with a that seems cliché but you adore it anyway
Cliched? Eh, I’ll have to think about it….
Oh, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. It is so cliched with fake dating and former evil best friend but I still love it!
Mostly because of Peter Kavinsky .
PARTY GUESTS – Your most anticipated book release this year
Most anticipated, hmmm. It’ll be the untitled new book in the Gilded Wolves series by Roshani Chokshi and Aru Shah And The City Of Gold (There is Raavan on the cover! How can you not freak out!?!) which is also by Roshani and then Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri. It sounds so intriguing and I loved the book right away! After only reading the blurb but yeah 😛
BIRTHDAY PRESENTS – A book that surprised you with how much you loved it
Throne Of Glass by SJM without doubt. I have a skeptical habit and also the first book was so predictable and boring but after Heir Of Fire, the whole plot takes a turn and I am honestly surprised how much I loved it. But I dislike Aelin…
THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG – A book that certainly deserved all the hype it got
Six of Crows!!!!!!!! And Crooked Kingdom!!!!!
It really deserves all of the hype it gets and it made me feel things. Like you know, emotions 😂
HAPPY MUSIC – A book with some very beautiful and truly memorable quotes
Quotes, quotes, quotes. I love every cleverly written line and wonderfully witty banter so I can’t name any one but it would sorta be The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. It has some amazing, heartfelt prose that is straightforward at the same time! Read it if you haven’t.
GETTING OLDER – A book that you read a long time ago, but you think that you would appreciate it more if you read it as a more mature reader
Huh? I’m not thaaaat old! But I tried to read an Agatha Christie book when I was like 9 and then it isn’t a surprise I didn’t understand anything.
SWEET BIRTHDAY MEMORIES – A book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life
Wellllll, any Sudha Murthy’s book is uplifting and I especially LOVE her mythology compilation! There are four books in that; The Man From An Egg (about Indian Trinity), The Serpent’s Revenge (Tales from Mahabharata), The Upside Down King (Stories about Rama and Krishna) and The Daughter From A Wishing Tree (unusual collection about women in mythology). I might have read them a dozen times already!
This is it for the first tag! Now the second one.
Birthday Book Tag (The Uncommon One)
Count your birth day along your bookshelf and then subtract your birth month. What book does it land on?
It lands on Vikram And Vetal which is another amazing story! So there is this King Vikramaditya who is told to bring a corpse from the tamarind tree in the forest by an evil sage (he doesn’t know he is evil) who has promised prosperity to his kingdom. The corpse is haunted by a Vetal (a spirit between life and death) who tells the King to take a silence oath and tells him a story each time. But in the end, the Vetal asks the King a question and threatens that if he doesn’t answer then his head will burst into a thousand pieces (dark, I know). The King has no option but to answer and break his oath of silence and BAM! The corpse goes back to the tree. So he goes after the Vetal again and this goes onnnn. So there are some really witty stories and I love this collection! Read it!
If you could spend your birthday with any fictional character who would it be and why?
Who would it be. Enrique from The Gilded Wolves! He is really laid back and super funny. But Laila and Zofia (from the same series) will be even great to spend time with.
Find a book that takes place in the season you were born in.
I’ll have to find a book that takes place in winter but Little Women by Alcott has winter I guess?
Find a book that is the colour of your birth stone.
My birthstone is or are three. And all of them are blue which is ironic since I love blue! Indirectly all of my clothes are blue, black, white or grey 😂😅
But blue? Tower Of Dawn! It is somewhat blue and I am obsessed with that specific book of the Throne of Glass series.
Is there a series with the same numbers of books as your age? If so what is it.
Nope! Is there a series with fourteen long books? I don’t think so 😂
Pick a book set in a time period, world of country you would like to have been born in.
I have no issues with where and when I was born but I really wish I could have been born during the Dvapara Yug (somewhere in between the events of Mahabharata happened) which is like before the current time period we’re living in according to the Indian Calendar.
So the book is…the mythology compilation by Sudha Murthy that I mentioned in this post.
Yes! That’s over now but I don’t know whose birthday is when so feel free to consider yourselves tagged. And take some cake 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂😘😘
Also, I’m feeling lazy so no gifs or pictures here. It’s a lot of work 😂